Archive for March, 2013

Using an Alum Block After Shaving

Using an Alum Block After Shaving

I’ve said it many times: the most important parts of your shave are done before you make your first stroke. Washing your face in a warm, steamy environment, proper application of pre-shave oil and shaving cream / soap, and using the right brush and lather techniques are all critical for a nick-free, daresay fun shaving […]

DCI Plug Out Cord Management Organizer Review

DCI Plug Out Cord Management Organizer Review

I have a ton of cords near my nightstand. This is partly because I’m a geek and partly because of my job. I have four Android devices on the nightstand plus my lamp. When I was helping out the iOS team I had an iPhone and an iPad charger as well. It looked like a […]

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Firearms Tips and Techniques for Beginners: Ammunition

Firearms Tips and Techniques for Beginners: Ammunition

This episode of Firearms Tips and Techniques for Beginners is about ammunition. If you don’t know the difference between a bullet and a casing, this video is for you! This is part of an ongoing introductory series and FAQ about firearms, ammunition and accessories for new gun owners or people who want to learn the […]

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I Couldn’t Wait: Zombicide Base Game

I Couldn’t Wait: Zombicide Base Game

I’ve endured over 20 days of the Kickstarter campaign for the expansion of co-operative board game Zombicide (here’s my write-up about the Kickstarter effort). With 10 days left the Kickstarter has raised over $1.2 million dollars and has achieved countless stretch goals and bonuses. I missed out on my chance to buy the base game. […]

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Dooblou WiFi Explorer Android App Review

Dooblou WiFi Explorer Android App Review

In theory, accessing the data stored on your Android device is easy. Plug one end of your USB cable into your computer, one into your phone or tablet, and boom — copy off your photos or whatever. However, this hardly happens, especially if you have multiple devices in your house from multiple manufacturers. On my […]

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Quarriors Dice Game Review

Quarriors Dice Game Review

I mostly play either cooperative games or slightly competitive games. Yes, we have a few dickpunch games like Risk, China Town, Small World, Monopoly, etc but by and large we like to keep it friendly. I’ve seen too many people get bent out of shape over a board game to enjoy it any more. We […]

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Fighting Further Gun Control: Week 10

Fighting Further Gun Control: Week 10

For the most part, individual states have resisted anti-gun legislation. There are notable examples, such as New York and California. There were a few surprises, like Colorado banning standard capacity magazines. However, by and large logic, history and statistics have triumphed over emotion. There is a new push of anti-gun legislation on the way. Senator […]

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StarCraft 2 Heart of the Swarm Campaign First Impressions (No Spoilers)

StarCraft 2 Heart of the Swarm Campaign First Impressions (No Spoilers)

NO SPOILERS My copy of StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm arrived on launch day. I had pre-loaded the client via Blizzard’s Battle.net service, and all I had to do to get playing was enter my license key. I started the first of the single player campaign missions at about 7:30PM and played for the […]

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Firearms Tips and Techniques for Beginners: Basic Gun Safety Rules

Firearms Tips and Techniques for Beginners: Basic Gun Safety Rules

Over two million firearms were sold in the United States in December 2012. This is almost entirely due to the Sandy Hook mass murder and the fear of subsequent anti-gun legislation. Some states passed additional anti-gun laws in the new year. People received extra money (or expected to get money) from their tax returns, and […]

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Farewell to StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty

Farewell to StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty

In May of 2010 I started playing the StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty beta. I kept playing right up until launch day July 7, 2010. Since then, I’ve finished the single player campaign and played thousands of games of StarCraft 2. StarCraft 2 was more to me than a game, it was a way to […]

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