It’s been about a year since capturing a Bag of Crap. Got this one on Christmas morning (1AM Christmas Eve to be exact) and it arrived on New Year’s Eve. Again, I have mixed feelings on the fun of getting random stuff vs. the wasteful marketing scam that it is…. Continue reading
Background I needed to replace a very very old electric tank water heater before the bottom fell out and flooded my basement. I wanted to switch to gas for cost reasons. I didn’t want to install it close enough to the chimney, which is far from all the plumbing,… Continue reading
So, despite my lack of desire to see money traded for random, typically useless stuff shipped to me, I acquired one of these Woot Bags of Crap. I think these in particular are more about the nerd cred than the actual thing. Once again, no major scores like big screen… Continue reading
Review of Cairn Box #6 was delayed because apparently it arrived right after I filled out postal forwarding and thus got redirected. This is the last box in the 6 month subscription, and given what’s in it, I’m not really convinced it justifies another 6 month bout.
Before I get Cairn Box #6, I figure I’d best post my notes on #5 (August).
Cairn Box #4 arrived, but then I left on vacation and ate the included snacks instead of posting a review. Anyway, here’s what was in July’s box…
Cairn Box #3 arrived. This is the rundown of what’s in June’s box…
Cairn Box #2 arrived. This is the rundown of what’s in May’s box…
This is a Cairn Box (I lifted the picture straight from their site since I didn’t take my own). It’s a package of outdoor-centric goodies put together by a company that sends them out as surprise packages / gifts. The base rate is $25/box shipped, ignoring any promotional prices and… Continue reading
Some years ago I documented some thoughts on Windows 7 when I first installed it. I believe most if not all of them still hold true. It’s a fine OS, but other than updates to the base structure and security offers little that I care about over Windows XP (and… Continue reading