Archive for February, 2012

Stanley 31200 TimerMax Digital Timer Review

Stanley 31200 TimerMax Digital Timer Review

Since Sedagive? and I both work late, we were faced with two options during the winter months: leave a light on all day for the dogs, or let them sit in the dark. We’d taken to leaving a CFL on all day until we moved into our recent home. The real estate agent had left […]

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Case Star Silicone Skin for Kindle Fire Review

Case Star Silicone Skin for Kindle Fire Review

The price is right, but the color and fit of the Case Star silicone skin for the Kindle Fire are twin disasters I couldn’t ignore. Pass.

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Refurbished Cisco E2500 Dual Band Wireless Router Review

Refurbished Cisco E2500 Dual Band Wireless Router Review

For about $40 you might be able to significantly upgrade your home wireless network over the crap your cable company gave you. For less than $100 you might be able to cover your whole house in G and N spectrum goodness.

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Music You Need to Own: Drink the Sea by Glitch Mob

Music You Need to Own: Drink the Sea by Glitch Mob

“Music You Need to Own” is a new segment, and centers around music I think most people would like, but may not have heard of before or were afraid to purchase without listening to it first. Today’s album is “Drink the Sea” by Glitch Mob. Glitch Mob was a collection of electronica artists and composers. […]

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Office Depot Responds: Portable Urinal Pricing Mistake

Office Depot Responds: Portable Urinal Pricing Mistake

Last Thursday I wrote about a pricing mistake on OfficeDepot.com. I thought I was purchasing a case of 50 plastic urinals, I wound up getting one. It took Office Depot a bit to respond, but here’s what they had to say: Hi DrFaulken, The email is regarding the order# XXXXXXXX. The item description has been […]

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IKEA DESSERT Measuring Cup Review

IKEA DESSERT Measuring Cup Review

At less than $4, the DESSERT measuring cup pack from IKEA is a great bargain. The scoop is plastic, but the handle is metal so the measurement size will never wear off.

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Minnesotans: Urge your representative to support HF1467

Minnesotans: Urge your representative to support HF1467

Earlier this week I wrote a post about the civilian self-defense and the complex and subjective rules of engagement. I called out Minnesota’s “Duty to Retreat” demand as an arbitrary requirement that is difficult for people to accurately evaluate during times of stress. Duty to retreat means that the burden is on the victim to […]

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Office Depot Plastic Male Urinal Order Mistake

Office Depot Plastic Male Urinal Order Mistake

I follow Deal.woot.com on a daily basis. Sometimes they have decent deals, and sometimes there are crazy deals. And then, every once in a while, there are mistakes. It’s hard to know what will go through and wind up on your doorstep, and what gets canceled a few days later. Someone posted a crazy deal […]

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How I Rooted My Amazon Kindle Fire and Installed Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

How I Rooted My Amazon Kindle Fire and Installed Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

My process for rooting an Amazon Kindle Fire and installing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

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Rethinking Civilian Rules of Engagement

Rethinking Civilian Rules of Engagement

The current civilian self-defense rules are difficult, complex, and open to interpretation. It supports the legal system and not the victim. The checklist is dangerous, and replacing it with a simplified version may make it easier on citizens. It may cloud the issue when both parties are breaking the law, or when situations aren’t clear cut.

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