Archive for November, 2011

Free or Low Cost Music You Might Enjoy

Free or Low Cost Music You Might Enjoy

My regular readers know that I love buying stuff. Partly because stuff is cool, and partly because I get to write about it for you. Sometimes, though, there are some things that are free or low-cost that provide way more enjoyment than the products I drop ducats on. I’m going to talk about three music […]

Posted in: music
3M Camera Lens and Touch Screen Microfiber Cleaning Cloth Review

3M Camera Lens and Touch Screen Microfiber Cleaning Cloth Review

These inexpensive microfiber cleaning cloths are just the ticket if you have many high-tech devices at home that need frequent cleaning.

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4th Generation Kindle 6″ eBook Reader With Special Offers First Impressions

4th Generation Kindle 6″ eBook Reader With Special Offers First Impressions

I review the base model 6″ Kindle eBook reader from Amazon. I bought it as a gift for my niece, and I think it makes an excellent entry-level device for those interested in reading eBooks. The virtual keyboard leaves something to be desired, but that may not matter to some users.

Posted in: gibberish
How to Get Spotify For the Amazon Kindle Fire … Sort Of.

How to Get Spotify For the Amazon Kindle Fire … Sort Of.

My frustration with apps for the Amazon Kindle Fire continues. In my first impressions write-up, I wrote that a huge drawback for me was the absence of critical apps in the Amazon app marketplace. I use Dropbox daily, and it isn’t present on the Amazon AppStore. I wound up installing it via an unsupported method, […]

Posted in: technology
IKEA First Aid Kit Review

IKEA First Aid Kit Review

At $10 – $12, this first aid kit by IKEA Family is a great value and a good starting point for building a personal trauma kit. They are inexpensive enough to have several on hand, and may appear less threatening than “tactical” equivalents.

Spartacus Workout: Season 1 Finale, and the Season 2 Mini-Series

Spartacus Workout: Season 1 Finale, and the Season 2 Mini-Series

Back in September I decided to honor the passing of Spartacus TV star Andy Whitfield. I was going to do the same workout he and many of his co-workers did to prepare for the show. The workout was very hard and intense for me. I made a commitment to do one additional workout each week […]

Posted in: fitness & grooming
Gallery2 Photo Uploading Problem

Gallery2 Photo Uploading Problem

Over the weekend I discovered I was unable to upload photos to my Gallery2 server. I use Gallery2 to host all of my photos for Gibberish. No photos = no posts. Well, not many posts, I guess. I spent some of the weekend trying to troubleshoot the issue, but my server’s logs and the Gallery2 […]

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How to Sideload Dropbox on Your Kindle Fire

How to Sideload Dropbox on Your Kindle Fire

I haven’t been too impressed by my Amazon Kindle Fire. One of the reasons I disliked it was the lack of key apps that I use on the Amazon app market. The biggest missing app was Dropbox, which I use to synchronize my KeePass database file. I manage over 550 different passwords via KeePass, so […]

Posted in: technology
Sort Facebook Posts By Posting Date

Sort Facebook Posts By Posting Date

Several months ago, Facebook changed the way it displayed wall posts in your news stream. Facebook put the stories with the most activity at the top. This meant that more recent, but less “popular” posts were obscured. This was a particular problem for me. Some of my friends are regular Facebook wall posters, and some […]

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Amazon Fire: First Impressions and Purchase Decision Tree

Amazon Fire: First Impressions and Purchase Decision Tree

Here are my first impressions on the Amazon Kindle Fire. It is great for consuming Amazon video and music. The rest of the device is a complex web of expectations and past experience. If you’ve never owned a tablet or Android device before, have a lot of Amazon content, and want a tablet form factor for less than $200, the Fire may be for you. Everyone else has some tough decisions to make.

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