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Monthly Archives: August 2008

striking out the wordpress comment spambot lineup

30-Aug-08

for a long time now I’ve run recaptcha which works well and is easy to implement (it’s a wordpress plugin.) but it’s a bit annoying and tends to discourage commentation on smaller blogs such as mine in the long run. so after chatting with mr. justinsomnia and reading his post on how simply he blocks […]

police v-strom motorcycles in Montrose, Colorado

29-Aug-08

this fine specimen of the Suzuki DL650 is the 2007 version outfitted for the man.     I particularly like the luggage bags – utilitarian minimalistism yet stylin’. and while I think the flat black model would look better as a police vehicle, the befitting expression of the boys in blue makes up for it. […]

golfing mishaps – animated gif friday xi

29-Aug-08

what I want for my birthday “a perfect substitute for a live horse”

27-Aug-08

classic marketing verbage at its finest: Do not permit your system to run down. ORDER VIGOR’S HORSE-ACTION SADDLE … STRENGTH TO THE SYSTEM, BRACING THE NERVES, STIMULATING THE LIVER, QUICKENING THE CIRCULATION, BRIGHTENING THE MIND, AND CURING CORPULENCE AND GOUT. [via photobasement]

2009 v-strom 650 (DL650K9) arrive at U.S. dealerships

25-Aug-08

according to this stromtrooper thread, the new suzuki wee strom’s have hit dealerships in Texas. a couple lucky stromtroopers have already purchased theirs. here’s a couple shots of stromtrooper energywhiz123’s new ’09 650 gray beaut’: msrp pricing for this bad boy is set at $7,199 for non-abs and $7,499 with.

how to maintain your motorcycle drive chain

24-Aug-08

first, understand that it needs to be done at least every 600 miles. second, realize that you just hit 2k miles on your new vstrom, and as far as you know, it has yet to be done… third, do it, now. – to clean, use kerosene. I used a clean (rag) towel soaked it and […]

musical enthusiasm – animated gif friday x

22-Aug-08

in honor of this weekends San Francisco Outside Lands festival going on, a couple rockin’ concert-esk animated gifs! graffiti contest-at the concert3 and don’t miss ye CrowdFire tent to publish your most awesome of media from the festival! the animation begins after the jump!

michael phelps – animated gif friday ix

15-Aug-08

a little nostalgia with this one, as gold medalist michael goes super saiyajin with excitement. and after the jump: phelps goes leo from sparta, and then some weird creature who fires blue plasma from his gaping jaw, and finally an info snippet about phelps’ ~12k calories consumed a day.

how to teather blackberry and linux via bluetooth

15-Aug-08

this entry outlines the steps I took to successfully get my sprint blackberry pearl (8130 II) to share its data connection with my ubuntu 8.04 laptop by using the phone as a bluetooth modem. note/disclaimer: you must have a data plan and it is highly recommended that it be unlimited. additionally, it is my understanding […]

color scheme that kicks you in the eyeballs

13-Aug-08

this suzuki enduro color scheme inspired wee belongs to stromtrooper user Surrlibrumm. this look makes the yellow and new orange wee subtle by comparison. here’s an suzuk’ enduro in not-so-suave action:

painting of television icon

10-Aug-08

I [my Dad, J. Vogel] created this piece in 2003, during the build-up to the Iraq War. It is a portrait of my T.V. the day after President Bush’s State of the Union Address. In this speech, the President delivered the infamous “16 Words”. My painting depicts Ari Fleisher at the White House press conference. […]

officially enlisted the xbox 360 army

07-Aug-08

taken by the news about final fantasy xiii coming to xbox 360 – I am definitely a FF fanatic – and this timely slickdeal for a black xbox 360 elite bundle ($300+tax, that’s ~$150 off) I just couldn’t resist. bye bye free time and extraneous bike trips… hmm… hope I didn’t make a mistake! :)