If I had a quarter for every time I saw a tourist dig out their travel/security wallets *in public* I'd have enough to fill two huge Christmas stockings that I'd use to whack 'em on both sides of their heads. » 1/23/15 10:38am 1/23/15 10:38am

I cannot wait until HBO goes a la carte, because then bye-bye, cable. Sure, I really, really like having other channels to watch too, but I really don't need the distraction that ends up with me on the couch for five hours hate-watching House Hunters on HGTV. » 1/13/15 7:06pm 1/13/15 7:06pm

I made a bet/running gag with one of my co-workers as we both realized we should drink more water and less soda/coffee: we take our water to meetings and take a sip when certain things happen or certain words come up. » 1/12/15 9:34am 1/12/15 9:34am

If my calculations are right, I should be able to pay off at least 50% of my credit card debt without even blinking through automatic savings. I have a lot of things I need to pay for like cert exams and conventions, otherwise I'd quote a higher percentage, but $#%t happens. My spouse got a raise that we're not even… » 12/23/14 12:13pm 12/23/14 12:13pm

You're Not Fooling Anyone by Taking Your Laptop to the Coffee Shop by John Scalzi, so good I wrote my alma mater telling them to add it to the writing major reading. Even for non-writers, it gives you humility and lessons in work ethic. » 11/18/14 7:57am 11/18/14 7:57am

Are you frakking kidding? A katana? I mean yeah there were French-Japanese relationships in the 19th century but ... well, okay. I mean, if Ezio got a pistol in AC2 this could be possible too, but this just makes me yearn for an AC game set in feudal Japan. » 11/11/14 12:53pm 11/11/14 12:53pm

This is my favorite camera bag. I'm not a professional by any means — all I need is my 60D body, an extra lens or two, and the rest of my .... crap, and this fits it all amazingly well. Even comes with a few small interior pockets and an out one big enough for a water bottle. I get stopped and asked about it all… » 10/15/14 11:07am 10/15/14 11:07am

I used to make fun of people with electric toothbrushes, but then after some major dental work in 2006 I got one on a whim and have used it everyday since. Battery life's kind of crappy (but really don't you just need it to work for less than 10 minutes a day and that still works) now, but I went to my first dental… » 9/26/14 1:37pm 9/26/14 1:37pm