20-Sep-2014Taking the dogs for a walk with a camera attached to the side of my head
Bought a Sony HDR-AS30 “action” camera the other day. Paid a little over $200 for the device plus the headset accessory at Best Buy.
The fully-charged battery only gives you about one hour’s worth of recording time, though you could likely save battery life by disabling the Wi-Fi, GPS, and USB options.
14-Feb-2014Maximum Rocknroll reviews Koogmo #7
Getting a mention in the venerable punk zine, Maximum Rocknroll, is about as punk as I get these days. Hardcore, bitches! Check it out:
And while you’re at it, order a copy of their mag. I love their columns and letters to the editor written by and about crazed, drunken maniacs living the punk rock […]
11-Mar-2013Broken Pencil’s Cam Gordon reviews Koogmo #3
Koogmo #3 got a nice, candid write-up from Broken Pencil’s Cam Gordon:
Abelaye writes in an honest, pretense-free manner that captures a universal ennui in addition to his own thoughts, hopes and dreams. Voyeuristic in scope and scale, Koogmo is a good read for those looking for a random slice-of-life from a life that you didn’t […]
19-Sep-2012Xerography Debt reviews Koogmo #1
The reviews and orders continue to trickle in. I usually send out a few review copies each issue and then promptly forget about it. Months…in some cases years…go by before it’s brought to my attention that someone actually wrote up a review. In this sort of roundabout way someone sent me a dollar and told […]
19-Mar-2012at the PO box: 3-word zine review
This one written on the back of an envelope. Any feedback is good feedback. I’ll take ’em where I find ’em…
20-Feb-2012gear review: Ontario TAK-1 knife
Quick overview of a new toy I got in the mail today, an Ontario TAK-1 knife — fixed blade, plain edge. Thing came out of the box SHARP as hell. Slices through cardboard and business cards like butter.
It’s a bit longer than I expected, which is my own fault for not researching the products […]
01-Feb-2012zine review: Junk Zine #6 (January 2012)
James Dawson is back with another collection of correspondence (from prisoners, for the most part), zine listings, and classified ads specific to the zine community, or what he terms the “papernet,” a sort of anti-Internet where communication takes place on printed pieces of paper sent via U.S. mail. Sound familiar? Of course it does. New […]
09-Jan-2012gear review: Leatherman Wingman multi-tool
06-Jan-2012Filet mignon bento box lunch
At Geisha Steak & Sushi in Plano, Texas. Trying to eat my lunch while recording it with an iPhone is trickier than it looks.
Cost: $14 and change. Served with water and a bowl of miso soup. Your choice of regular or fried rice.
04-Jan-2012My collection of manual typewriters
Here’s a series of Youtube videos I recorded briefly discussing the various manual typewriters that I’ve collected over the years.
Long live the manual typewriter!