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Jawbone Up Down… Again
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Jawbone Up Down… Again

Sedagive? is now on her third Jawbone Up biometric band. The first one died after three months and her second Up lasted just a little over three weeks. We learned the Jawbone customer service dance from last time, and Sedagive? went from initial contact to wearing her replacement within a business week. Her second Up […]

Jawbone UPdate

Jawbone UPdate

Sedagive?’s Jawbone UP biometric tracking band died on July 26th. We immediately contacted customer service at Jawbone. Jawbone was pretty prompt to respond — initial contact from us was on July 26th, and they sent us a replacement on July 29th. The replacement UP seems to be working so far. This validates my belief that […]

Jawbone UP Down

Jawbone UP Down

Less than three weeks after I wrote about our Jawbone UP biometric bands, Sedagive?’s UP gave up the ghost. Her UP wrist band wouldn’t sync today. The band would stop at 2%, and then eventually stopped being recognized altogether. Here’s what we did to troubleshoot, and eventually gave up and wrote to Jawbone: Tags: android, […]

Jawbone UP Biometrics Band Review

Jawbone UP Biometrics Band Review

Sedagive? likes tracking her physical activity and food intake. She’s tried several methods for doing this, including paper, spreadsheets, numerous Web sites, and Android apps. A lot of people at my current employer are very active. One of my co-workers had a sleek black band on his wrist. “Hey dude, what’s that?” I asked. “It’s […]

Bestshave.net #6 Shaving Brush Review

Bestshave.net #6 Shaving Brush Review

How good can a $3 Turkish shaving brush be? The best damn $3 Turkish shaving brush you’ve ever laid your hands on, that’s how good.

Start Learn Master: Three Blades for Double Edge Safety Razor Shaving

Start Learn Master: Three Blades for Double Edge Safety Razor Shaving

I love shaving. I would have never said that before I started using a double edge safety razor and taking better care of my skin. I love learning about shaving supplies and techniques, and I love building my skill level. I also love the personalized aspect of traditional shaving — everyone’s skin and facial hair […]

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Cleaning and Disinfecting Vintage Razors with Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner by SC Johnson

Cleaning and Disinfecting Vintage Razors with Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner by SC Johnson

Almost all of my double-edged safety razors are vintage. They’ve come in various states of condition, varying from “this is used?” to “this is used.” I don’t know who the previous owner(s) were. I’m a little squicked out about putting something that held a razor blade close to the face of a stranger up against […]

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 […]

Gillette Super Speed Double Edge Safety Razor Review

Gillette Super Speed Double Edge Safety Razor Review

There are many great vintage razors out there, and a lot of them were made by Gillette. The Executive, Fat Boy, New, Slim, Tech, and Tuckaway can be found in the collections of double edge safety razor collectors everywhere. One of the most prolific and well-rounded razors made by Gillette is the Super Speed. It […]

Life In the Fast Lane

Life In the Fast Lane

“Eat big to lift big,” my weight trainer said to me in 2003. That year I radically changed my diet and went from eating a pasta and bread rich diet twice a day to eating a meat and nuts rich diet five to nine times a day. I adjusted my diet and eating practices again […]

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