Archive for June, 2013

Surefire Ear Pro Sonic Defenders Hearing Protection Review

Surefire Ear Pro Sonic Defenders Hearing Protection Review

I review the Surefire Sonic Defender Ear Pro earplugs. They easily fit in your ear canal and lock into place. They aren’t effective enough on their own, but should be in every shooter’s kit.

Posted in: guns, review
Amazon Ends “Amazon Associates” Affiliate Program for Minnesota

Amazon Ends “Amazon Associates” Affiliate Program for Minnesota

I got an email from Amazon’s affiliate program (Amazon Associates) this morning with a list of changes to the terms and conditions. The most notable was that the program will be terminated for Minnesota as of July 1, 2013. This is a big deal to me since I live in Minnesota and I’m an Amazon […]

Posted in: site news
How to Request Your Phone Data That’s Collected by the NSA

How to Request Your Phone Data That’s Collected by the NSA

Unless you’ve been living in a cave hammering AK-47s out of shovels you’ve heard about Edward Snowden and the NSA’s massive network for collecting data on American citizens. The United Kingdom’s Guardian has issued waves of articles about what’s being stored (phone calls, email, chat records, Facebook posts, etc) as well as all the various […]

Blue Microphones Snowball USB Microphone First Impressions Review

Blue Microphones Snowball USB Microphone First Impressions Review

I’ve been using the Pyle Pro PMHM2 omni-directional microphone for about six months now. I’ve worn it two ways (“wrong” and the “right” way according to my friend wurmr) with equal results. For Skype the microphone is a little on the faint side even after software boosting. For programs like Open Source Broadcaster, however, the […]

Posted in: games, review
Ammunition Availability and the Impact on Training

Ammunition Availability and the Impact on Training

“On my command, you may begin the one hundred round drill. FIGHT!” Seven students begin firing their rifles at 100 yards. Fire two rounds, bring the rifle to a safe position, move, fire two more rounds, repeat. Reload when necessary. Fire until 100 rounds have been expended, or your rifle malfunctions to the point where […]

Posted in: guns, preparedness
Nope nope nope

Nope nope nope

That’s what Sedagive?’s older son Gojira said as he backed away from the basement stairwell. His younger brother G-Unit giggled like a boy possessed. What caused such a stir? A multi-legged monstrosity that I’ve battled both in Minnesota and in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The house centipede. Tags: featured, minnesota, mutant insects

Posted in: gibberish
Truglo TFO Trijicon and Fiber Optic Sights for Glock Review

Truglo TFO Trijicon and Fiber Optic Sights for Glock Review

For about $80, the Truglo TFO Trijicon and fiber optic combination sights are a great addition to your Glock handgun. Here’s my review.

Posted in: guns, review
Build Your Own Zombie Survival Team

Build Your Own Zombie Survival Team

This is actually kind of old, but is new to me so here we go: Pick 12 other people + yourself to form a thirteen person zombie survival team. Let’s choose real people, shall we? No fictional characters, super stars or special forces folk unless you are a fictional character, super star or special forces […]

Posted in: zombies
Get a better ETA with Glympse

Get a better ETA with Glympse

“When will you be over?” “Uh … anywhere between 1PM and 5:45PM.” “…” This is the kind of conversation I had with my friends for the last twenty years. I am terrible with directions, and not very good at estimating time or distances. Coupled with my fear of being late this means that I usually […]

Posted in: review, technology
Firearms Tips and Techniques for Beginners: Holsters

Firearms Tips and Techniques for Beginners: Holsters

This episode of Firearms Tips and Techniques for Beginners talks about pistol holsters. Most holsters are made out of kydex (plastic), leather, or nylon. Holsters come in various shapes and fulfill various objectives, such as concealed carry holsters or “duty” holsters or “deep concealment” holsters. I cover some basic types of handgun holsters and my […]

Posted in: guns