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CoolerMaster Storm QuickFire TK LED Backlit Mechanical Keyboard Review

CoolerMaster Storm QuickFire TK LED Backlit Mechanical Keyboard Review

The Storm QuickFire TK LED Backlit Mechanical Keyboard by CoolerMaster is a great keyboard especially if you are a gamer who needs a smaller, more portable keyboard. Unfortunately I needed a full-sized keyboard, but you can blame the QuickFire for my inability to read.

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The Mysterious Disappearance of a Givi E55 Top Case Cover

The Mysterious Disappearance of a Givi E55 Top Case Cover

Over four years ago I wrote about the enormous Givi E55 top case I run on my 2009 FJR 1300. It’s carried tons of cargo all over the country, and enables me to commute to work. Yesterday I noticed that the top shiny plastic cover of the top case was missing. I have no idea […]

Posted in: motorcycling
Everything is Epic on a Motorcycle

Everything is Epic on a Motorcycle

I used to ride my motorcycle everywhere. I didn’t own a car for the last year and a half I lived in Virginia, and before that I hardly drove my MazdaSpeed 3. Since moving to Minnesota my riding has declined, to the point where I haven’t ridden my Yamaha FJR1300 since October of 2012. One […]

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My Experience With the Nasal Mist Flu Vaccine
By September 18, 20121 Comments Read More →

My Experience With the Nasal Mist Flu Vaccine

Last Friday I had the opportunity to get this season’s flu vaccine. It was covered by my health insurance and a medical service was offering it at my office building. I sat down next to the nurse after filling out my paperwork and waiting in line. I preemptively took off my button-down shirt and rolled […]

Gibberish Gets a Facelift
By September 10, 20122 Comments Read More →

Gibberish Gets a Facelift

I started this blog in 2005 on LiveJournal. I wanted more control over the format and functionality, so I moved to WordPress in June of 2006. Ever since I’ve used basically the same look and feel — a custom WordPress theme I named Joshua after the son of my online pseudonym. The Joshua theme was […]

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Standing Desk a Year In Review

Standing Desk a Year In Review

Over a year ago I started using a standing desk in my home. A week after that I stood at work, and soon after that I was eating standing up while at home. A lot of my current job is spent in meetings, so I’d say I stand for eight to fourteen hours a day […]

Posted in: fitness & grooming
Everyday Usability: Door Knob Choice and Orientation

Everyday Usability: Door Knob Choice and Orientation

No, this post is not about Phil Hinkle. It’s about how door knob design plays a big part in everyday usability, and how some door knob choices make for confusing experiences. Tags: doors, usability, work

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Standing Desk at Work

Standing Desk at Work

I’ve written about my standing desk at my old job and at home a few times before, so you may want to do a little catch-up reading if you’re new to the idea of standing at work instead of sitting. I really like my latest consulting job. I am working on mobile Web sites and […]

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How to Sideload Dropbox on Your Kindle Fire

How to Sideload Dropbox on Your Kindle Fire

I haven’t been too impressed by my Amazon Kindle Fire. One of the reasons I disliked it was the lack of key apps that I use on the Amazon app market. The biggest missing app was Dropbox, which I use to synchronize my KeePass database file. I manage over 550 different passwords via KeePass, so […]

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Amazon Fire: First Impressions and Purchase Decision Tree

Amazon Fire: First Impressions and Purchase Decision Tree

Here are my first impressions on the Amazon Kindle Fire. It is great for consuming Amazon video and music. The rest of the device is a complex web of expectations and past experience. If you’ve never owned a tablet or Android device before, have a lot of Amazon content, and want a tablet form factor for less than $200, the Fire may be for you. Everyone else has some tough decisions to make.

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