Archive for September, 2012

The Kind of Astroturfing Requests I Get

The Kind of Astroturfing Requests I Get

“Grass roots” is an over-used term that means enthusiasm, support, or ideas come from common folks, from the “ground up.” The phrase gained popularity in an age where most felt that big business, big government, or big brother were dominating the mindscape of the populace. Over time, anything grass roots was trusted more than official […]

How to Make a Cheap Ass Blade Bank

How to Make a Cheap Ass Blade Bank

Double and single edge razor shaving is fun, but what do you do with your used blades? I didn’t feel comfortable tossing a blade into the trash, so at first I wrapped it up in several layers of tissue paper and taped it shut. Not a huge deal, but a bit of a pain in […]

Posted in: fitness & grooming
Workaround for Google Nexus 7 Tablet Screen Freeze

Workaround for Google Nexus 7 Tablet Screen Freeze

Most of the time I really like my Google Nexus 7 Android tablet. The form factor is nice, the screen is crisp and clear, and the extra horsepower compared to my generation one Amazon Kindle Fire is very, very noticeable. However, the screen will sometimes become unresponsive. Parts of the screen don’t respond to touch, […]

Posted in: technology
Happy Birthday, Porter!

Happy Birthday, Porter!

Happy birthday to my oldest dog Porter, who turned eight years old on Saturday. Holy crap! I can’t believe it. My three dogs are all getting older, and inching towards double digits. The big news for Porter this year is that he’s gotten back into the lean, hound dog shape of yesteryear. I credit this […]

Posted in: dogs