Archive for March, 2012

Hunger Games: My Movie Prediction System Wins Again

Hunger Games: My Movie Prediction System Wins Again

Almost six years ago I devised a system by which I could estimate if I would like a movie or not. The Patented DrFaulken Movie Prediction Systemâ„¢ For those of you who haven’t been to a movie in the theater with me yet, I have a very trusted and accurate system for judging if the […]

Posted in: movies
Meltdown

Meltdown

I wanted to play the latest EP by Soul Khan last week. I tried to queue it up on one of the home theater computers in the house, and Xbox Media Center said it couldn’t find the path to my music folder. Hrm. I figured the home file server had automagically patched itself and rebooted, […]

Posted in: technology
Music You Need to Own: Volume 3 by Maxilla Blue

Music You Need to Own: Volume 3 by Maxilla Blue

My Music You Need to Own series discusses music I like so much that I think you need to own it — and I’m willing to back my opinion up by giving away the featured track or album in MP3 format. Rap group Maxilla Blue has been together since 2006, and they may be one […]

Posted in: music, review
Draw Something: A Sketch Game for Android and iOS

Draw Something: A Sketch Game for Android and iOS

Draw Something is an iOS and Android app that allows two players to play online to guess words and phrases. It’s an absolute blast, despite a few missing features and some glitches.

Posted in: games, review, technology
Dollar Shave Club – Razors delivered every month … sorta.

Dollar Shave Club – Razors delivered every month … sorta.

After I saw the Dollar Shave Club advertisement on YouTube, I was intrigued. The company sends you one of three razors on the 15th of every month. The least expensive two-blade cartridge is $3 a month after shipping and handling; the four-blade cart is $6 and the colossal six blade is $9. Now that I’m […]

Posted in: fitness & grooming
Death by Caffeine

Death by Caffeine

In the past I’ve posted about fighting hordes of children, how well you’d survive in the zombie apocalypse, and taking on the elderly. Today we’re going to talk about something a little less probable: how much caffeine you’d have to consume to kill you. Death By Caffeine allows you calculate how much drip coffee, espresso, […]

Posted in: link and run
How to make your own desiccant packs

How to make your own desiccant packs

“Rust never sleeps.” Such a simple phrase, but something that makes firearms owners worry. Firearm collectors lament the cosmetic damage done by surface rust, but those of us who also own guns for self-defense have more practical worries. The last thing I want to think about if I ever have to defend myself with a […]

Posted in: guns, preparedness
Beardageddon 2012

Beardageddon 2012

I used to have a tradition when I lived in Virginia. I’d start growing a beard after Thanksgiving, and then shave it off during the spring. My readers would vote on “Beardageddon,” and I could cut my facial hair in whatever style they chose. Most of the time the result was ridiculous, and I’d shave […]

Posted in: fitness & grooming
Gravity Burst – an Ascending Empires Clone for Android OS First Impressions

Gravity Burst – an Ascending Empires Clone for Android OS First Impressions

I own Ascending Empires, a board game that pits up to four players against each other in a race to dominate the galaxy. The game requires a mix of tactical thinking and dexterity, as players move their spaceships around by flicking them with their fingers. I am in the process of writing up my feelings […]

Posted in: games, review
An Election Year Guide for New Gun Owners

An Election Year Guide for New Gun Owners

It’s an election year here in the United States, and that means anything related to firearms and ammunition is going to go nuts for at least 18 months. Politicians, lobbyists, and merchants will all try to use gun control — or the specter of gun control — to drive their agendas. This will cascade into […]

Posted in: guns