Monthly Archives: November 2011

A Small Reorganization

I think it’s time for a small reor­ga­ni­za­tion.  Accord­ing to my word­press theme, I can have one menu.  Since this site start­ed, that menu has been “Home — About — GLI.”  The “About” page real­ly isn’t required any more and … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The Grunt Factor

There have been sev­er­al shows that have shaped my idea of the sil­ly and cool things men do, but one of the very best was “Home Improve­ment” which fea­tured Tim Allen play­ing Tim (The Tool­man) Tay­lor.  Inside the show, Tim … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Gas Powered Drink Blender

Some­times a prod­uct comes along and you know that they’re just try­ing to goad some­one for publicity’s sake.  In fact, it would appear that these have been banned in Cal­i­for­nia.  The Gas Pow­ered Blender pic­tured here is pow­ered by a … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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A Toronto Parking Ticket Wrong

I was out and about this week.  My jour­ney found me some­what “down­town” Toron­to.  This par­tic­u­lar inci­dent found me near Yonge and Shep­pard (in fact on a lit­tle street that runs north from Shep­pard par­al­lel to Yonge).  This is all … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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My Exploding Waterheater Experience

Unless you’re a Myth­buster, I don’t think you com­mon­ly wake up in the morn­ing think­ing that you will see an explod­ing water­heater, espe­cial­ly your own.  In def­er­ence to real­i­ty, I sup­posed it was more prop­er­ly an “explod­ed” water­heater, but the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Metablog ‘ing on Google Things

I’m not sure how I’m going to dri­ve traf­fic to my blog with this post, but I’m record­ing here some thoughts about the traf­fic I see com­ing to my blog and some of the analy­sis that Google gives me.  I’m … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Windows 7 Shadow Copy Backup Can be like Time Travel

Today we’re going to cov­er a geeky tech­ni­cal bit that can give every read­er with Win­dows 7 an easy back­up for their files.  I think this might work for vista and it may par­tial­ly work for XP, but it’s not … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Elder Scrolls — Skyrim: Some early thoughts

I just went look­ing for some snap­shots from Elder Scrolls — Skyrim to post here.  I looked in my own col­lec­tion and the I looked online.  There are many shots, but none of them (so far) con­vey the vast­ness of … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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NCC-1701 Pizza Wheel

Nev­er write a blog post before it’s time.  Or some­thing like that.  Any­ways… I was brows­ing The Escapist when I came across their post­ing regard­ing the Talk­ing Cave Jon­son Paint­ing which led me to the list of quotes that the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Review: “Deus Ex: Human Revolution”

In My last Deus Ex post, I talked quite a bit about the play­er char­ac­ter in the game, but I don’t feel that I gave it the full review treat­ment.  I’ve played through the game sev­er­al times on the PCCon­tin­ue read­ing

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