Archive for August, 2012

Zero Tolerance ZT0350 and Kershaw Knockout Spring Assisted Knife Comparison Review

Zero Tolerance ZT0350 and Kershaw Knockout Spring Assisted Knife Comparison Review

If you’re involved in technology, engineering, or personal preparedness, this phrase should sound familiar: “two is one, and one is none.” This means that anything can fail, and relying on just one of something may leave you high and dry some day. I’ve carried a pocket knife since my father gave me one at age […]

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Syba 4 Port USB 3.0 Hub with Extra Charging Port Review

Syba 4 Port USB 3.0 Hub with Extra Charging Port Review

My work laptop has USB 3.0 ports. I was happy to find the faster version of the ubiquitous connection, as we sometimes transfer larger files back and forth via external hard drives or thumb drives. The downside: my laptop (an Asus ultrabook) only has two USB ports — one a boring old 2.0 port, and […]

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Edwin Jagger DE86BL Double Edge Safety Razor Review

Edwin Jagger DE86BL Double Edge Safety Razor Review

Shaving with a double edge safety razor can be intimidating for newcomers. I was a little nervous about putting a bare blade close to my neck after years of cartridge shaving. I understood that proper preparation and technique was necessary to get a great shave without cutting myself, but I wasn’t sure if I was […]

Nexus 7: Third Time’s a Charm?

Nexus 7: Third Time’s a Charm?

I pre-ordered Google’s Nexus 7 tablet the day it was announced. My 7″ tablet arrived and I noticed that the left side of the screen was not assembled properly. I had concerns about the long-term durability of the tablet, and was put off by the creaking sound the Nexus 7 made every time I pressed […]

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Super Glue vs New-Skin

Super Glue vs New-Skin

I’ve been using New-Skin, a medical adhesive, for almost five years. It sounds weird at first, but here’s the premise: glue small wounds shut using glue. New-Skin works pretty well, despite the associated stinging. I’d always heard that Super Glue is just as good, but until last weekend I didn’t have a chance to put […]

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Happy Birthday, Rosie!

Happy Birthday, Rosie!

My middle child Rosie is seven this year! Holy crap! The biggest change for Rosie this year is that she’s getting more used to change. We changed rental homes this December. We changed her food bowl, which she’d eaten from since puppyhood. We changed her diet (all the dogs are on a raw diet now). […]

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Ammunition Prices Are Already Going Up

Ammunition Prices Are Already Going Up

Back in March of this year I wrote about how an election year drives up demand and prices for firearms and ammunition. We’ve been training a lot this year, and have been shooting a lot of ammunition, especially 9mm. I bought some Wolf Performance Ammunition (WPA) on sale and in bulk last spring from local […]

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Change Your Battle Net Password

Change Your Battle Net Password

Blizzard Entertainment announced yesterday that their online gaming service Battle.Net has been compromised by hackers. Blizzard stated that key information could have been obtained, including encrypted passwords and personal question information. However, I don’t think they know the full extent of the breach. Blizzard recommends that everyone change their password. This means that if you’ve […]

Starbucks You Complete Me

Starbucks You Complete Me

It’s rare that I find someone who shares my worldview as a gun-carrying gay rights activist. I can usually find folks who agree with one issue but not the other, and depending on how myopic they are we usually part ways right then and there. It is somewhat popular in Minnesota, my current state of […]

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Wusthof Come-Apart Kitchen Shears Review

Wusthof Come-Apart Kitchen Shears Review

Earlier in the year I bought a Crowd Cut coupon to sharpen ten knives. If I hustled, I could get a free set of Wusthof kitchen shears. Big deal, I thought. We already had a set of kitchen scissors, and they were heavy and sturdy and manly enough. We also snipped up pieces of used […]

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