Red Wing Beckman Oxford Shoes

I'm a big fan of Red Wing's Heritage line of boots and treated myself last week to a pair of their Beckman oxfords, style 9042 in Cigar Featherstone leather. They're still too new for a real review, but I like them quite a bit. My initial judgment is that they're…

Hilarious

Let me offer a small piece of wisdom to you budding web developers out there: When dropping an entire test database, make sure -- make sure! -- you are actually logged into the damn thing. And not e.g. your live production database that powers your website. Secondly: If you…

Watch Review: Orient FFD0F004W

As a recent birthday present to myself, I picked up a shiny new watch from Orient Watch's international line: the FFD0F004W, referred to as the Vintage by their main US dealer. I have two other watches, a Seiko SKX173 diver that's a little too casual for my current job, and…

DIP-8 Footstool

This is pretty awesome: a footstool in DIP-8 format .…

Perfect French-Pressed Coffee

Here's my recipe for a perfect cup of coffee from a single-serving French press. I use darker roasts with my press, because you get a thick, rich cup of coffee from it. Place just enough coffee in the press to fill the space between the strainer when it's pressed down…

Pachyrhinosaurus!

Let me show you this awesome little ceratopsian toy: a pachyrhinosaurus made by Papo. This is the first of the handful of dinosaurs I've picked up recently. I don't really think of myself as a collector, per se, but it's totally reasonable to have two or three toy dinosaurs around.…