20-Sep-2014Wandering around a thrift store in Dallas, Texas with a camera attached to the side of my head
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.
05-Jan-2014Quick look around Koogmo Books
Not sure why my fuckin’ iPhone won’t auto-focus. I’m getting tired of the annoying bullshit Apple continues to hoist upon their customers. Since I’ve upgraded to iOS 7.0.4, the audio is missing from every video I upload to Youtube. So fuck it. I think I’ve got another year left on this AT&T contract, but I […]
17-Aug-2012review: “Quanah” Damascus Knife from DealSergeant.com
This is a Damascus knife I ordered from DealSergeant.com. Pretty cool piece of steel. Got it on sale for $60US.
From Deal Sergeant’s product description:
Quanah Parker (1850-1911) was among the last of the free-ranging Comanche warriors who once terrorized the high plains. Parker ascended to the rank of war chief through brave acts in almost constant […]
04-Aug-2012Dictionary pet peeve: “windowsill”
Anyone who spends time with the written word knows how valuable it is to have a good set of dictionaries. Webster’s Unabridged, you failed. I’ll be sticking with my American Heritage dictionary from here on out.
16-Apr-2012Writing desk made from recycled wooden pallets
I needed a writing desk/dining table for the cabin. It would have been easier and less time-consuming to just buy a cheap-ass folding table from one of the big-box office stores or scrounge one from a local thrift shop, but as I was leaving work one day I discovered a pile of wooden pallets out […]
01-Apr-2012book review: The Complete Book of Outdoor Lore (4th printing: 1966)
Found this gem at the thrift store for sixty cents (sixty-five cents after tax). Do they even sell burlap sacks or potato sacks anymore?
31-Mar-2012Silk worm web at Cooper Lake
21-Mar-2012Walk-through of my new “tiny house”
First view as the official owner of a one-acre spot of land with a cabin that I picked up for $17,000 cash. It’s about an hour’s drive east of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. I’m going to call this place Rancho Koogmo.
(Apologies in advance for the crappy video quality. This was recorded with an iPhone 3GS.)
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 […]