Archive for July, 2012

How to Turn Off “Close Friends” Notifications on Facebook

How to Turn Off “Close Friends” Notifications on Facebook

Facebook is known for two things: being one of the most popular Web sites in the world, and rolling out changes with little to no warning and explanation. Such is the latest “Close Friends” list functionality. Basically, Facebook automatically made a list of all the people you interact with most. This is creepy, but okay […]

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Copag Plastic Playing Card Review

Copag Plastic Playing Card Review

I wrote about the virtues of plastic playing cards in my Kem card review way back in 2005. High quality plastic playing cards are more durable than their paper counterparts and can also be cleaned if they become dirty. They also shuffle a lot better, essentially always that “new card” feeling you get from paper […]

Posted in: games, review
Micro-Tech Tablet Stylus Review

Micro-Tech Tablet Stylus Review

I’m a big believer in the tablet form factor for personal computing. I have a Barnes and Noble Nook Color, two Amazon Kindle Fires, two iPads, and a Google Nexus 7 on the way. That’s a lot of smudgy fingerprints. I use screen cleaning cloths made by 3M Scotchbrite, but sometimes it’s best to avoid […]

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Happy Adopt-a-versary, Pearl!

Happy Adopt-a-versary, Pearl!

My youngest dog Pearl has been with us for five years now. I adopted her from the Washington Animal Rescue League, and I highly recommend them to anyone looking to adopt a life companion. I had no idea that Pearl would turn into the sweetest, most selfless dog in the pack. Yes, she still eats […]

Posted in: dogs