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Beardaggedon 2010

Beardaggedon 2010

I don’t know what I enjoy more: the warm feeling of a bearded fluffyface, or the fanfare associated with cutting it off. This marks my third official Gibberish “Beardaggedon,” but this year I added a twist: I asked my friends and readers how I should cut my facial hair. I am excited to announce the […]

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Beardaggedon Cometh

Beardaggedon Cometh

Every year I grow a beard for the winter. I like to pretend I do so to keep my face warm while motorcycling, but for the most part I just like having a beard. However, it gets pretty hot and humid in Virginia during the summer, and I usually shave it off sometime in the […]

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Beard update: week two

Beard update: week two

Week two of growing my beard (and participating in the Ars Technica beard growing event). It’s still filling in, but I’ve passed two important milestones: 1) My face is warmer inside of my motorcycle helmet. The beard is definitely blocking some of the wind that bounces off of my chest and up into my helmet. […]

Ars Technica beard growing contest: day 01

Ars Technica beard growing contest: day 01

It’s that time of year again when I stop shaving the hair off of my face. I do it mostly as a way to keep my face warm while motorcycling. I usually start on Thanksgiving day so I have a few days to grow out my stubble before I go back to work and scare […]

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Beardaggedon, winter 2008

Beardaggedon, winter 2008

I have grown a full beard for the last three years in a row. I mixed it up a bit this year by starting and ending earlier. I typically started after Thanksgiving, but I had been on such a tear riding my motorcycle to work I thought starting early would be a good idea. Unfortunately […]

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Beardaggedon

Beardaggedon

Last year I grew my facial hair out from the day after Thanksgiving to sometime in March-ish. It was nice, especially while riding my motorcycle when it was below freezing. The same thick hair on my arms and fingers that scares small children away protected my babysoft skin from the cold. I did it again […]