• Acura MDX + My Music = Disappointment

    I just traded my old Acura MDX for a new 2011 model. One of the features I was most excited about was the fact that it had a hard drive that I could “record” my music to instead of having my favorite music spread across a bunch of MP3 CDs. My wife’s car, a Cadillac SRX, had similar features and I…

  • Silent keychain? Anyone?

    I’ve developed an unexplainable fascination with finding a way to silence my keys in my pockets. The best solution I’ve found so far has been to remove them from my pockets which has proven quite effective. It does, however, have the drawback of finding myself at the end of the day, a few feet from my car, sans keys, in need of one…

  • Lexmark Platinum Pro905 All-in-One printer

    I replaced my old Canon Pixma MP830 with a Lexmark Platinum Pro905 printer (one of those multi-function devices). My primary goal was for it to help me successfully scan sheet music from old guitar magazines I’ve been keeping around since I was a teenager (I have hundreds of them–yes, it’s been a while since my teens). The old Canon did…

  • Blackburn Flea – nice lights!

    I’ve been getting more and more into riding my road bike while battling my fear of riding some higher traffic streets. For the most part, it’s transitioned from fear to just being as safe and smart as possible. Some of the riskiest scenarios (in my opinion) are when you’re flying by cars that are crawling along in a traffic jam.…

  • Recovering lost Garmin Edge 500 data

    I’ve been getting into road cycling for several months now and along the way I’ve been using Garmin devices to track my progress. I started off with a Garmin Forerunner 305 but got a Garmin Edge 500 soon after they came out as it seemed like a perfect device for cycling. I’ve loved these devices from day one and highly…

  • I’ve been liking my Kindle

    I’ve been reading a bit more lately since I got my Kindle a couple of months ago. It has proven to be a good purchase as it’s been getting more than its fair share of use.