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how I plan to spend this weekend

Posted in cool stuff with tags , , , on March 7, 2008 by mrbitterness

The wife and kids will be out of town this weekend, so I might actually have some time to put one of these 10 strategies to work. Our house isn’t very big, and my tech-habit is enormous, so any strategies for hiding cables would make the wifey muy contenta.

Lifehacker Top 10: Top 10 Ways to Get Cables Under Control

I especially like this little number, which is supposed to be an all purpose uber-charger bank.



Don’t run from this Trooper

Posted in cool stuff with tags on February 4, 2008 by mrbitterness

 While looking up the public information number at the Alabama Department of Public Safety, I noticed the coolest police car I’ve ever seen. In the early 70s, Alabama’s state troopers drove AMC Javelins.

Nobody likes to see the blue lights behind you, but if they’d put these back out on I-65, seeing it up close would make the ticket suck a little less. Muscle (Cop) Car

‘Intrinsically Safe = No’ – A vertigo-inducing flashlight

Posted in cool stuff, fun with tags on January 26, 2008 by mrbitterness

Ya know, I really need to buy a new bulb for my cop-style, quadruple D-cell, bludgeon-ready Maglight. Or, I could drop another $297, and get this beauty. The HammerHead Tac-Strobe Flashlight

It’s not every day you see a company lead off a product feature list with “Intrinsically Safe = No,” but that’s just what the folks at FoxFury have done with their new HammerHead Tac-Strobe Flashlight, and that just about makes it impossible for us to ignore. If that’s not enough to sell you on it, however, you can rest assured that the flashlight also boasts a “highly stylized design,” to say nothing of 320 lumens of brightness (or 4,019 candle power) and a “Turbo-Strobe” feature that promises to be “very disturbing” for anyone looking into the light. All that can be yours right now just under $300, with a weapon mount set to follow for an unspecified price in June.

Bright as the sun, AND potentially seizure-inducing. I gotta get me one of those.