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Entries from February 21st, 2005

Cartoons for Grownups

February 21st, 2005 · Comments Off on Cartoons for Grownups · Culture, Reviews, TV

I don’t consider myself an anime fan, but I’ve been known to enjoy them from time to time. One of my favorites, probably because I knew nothing about it when I rented it many years ago, is Ghost in the Shell. Ghost in the Shell has no supernatural elements and no giant humanoid robots. Instead […]

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Out and About Dining: Haru Broadway

February 18th, 2005 · Comments Off on Out and About Dining: Haru Broadway · Dining, Reviews

Nothing like killing two birds with one night out. The monthly adventure to a new restaurant and my overdue resolution to try sushi could both be addressed by going to Haru Broadway. As an added bonus, for a veritable trifecta for an evening out, we could bring a friend who happens to be visiting the […]

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Burning it up

February 17th, 2005 · Comments Off on Burning it up · Xbox

I always thought it was so we could mod our Xboxes into being toasters or space heaters, but it turns out the power cord isn’t really supposed to get that hot. Turns out Microsoft is doing a recall/replacement program for the power cord for those of us who have Xboxes cranking out a few too […]

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Not keen for IKEA

February 16th, 2005 · Comments Off on Not keen for IKEA · Internet, Stupidity

IKEA may make inexpensive furniture that doesn’t utterly suck, but they certainly make a commerce web site that does suck. First irritation: when browsing the site: non-obvious navigation. For instance, after clicking the “Bookcases & Storage Solutions” link I completely did not see the “Storage systems” link. Second irritation: to order something online, you must […]

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Total cost of ownership

February 15th, 2005 · Comments Off on Total cost of ownership · Dogs, NYC

After paying $16 for a 5 pound bag of premium dry dog food at an outrageously overpriced pet boutique, I started doing some math. Between the dogwalker, the food and treats, the groomer, the insurance and vet bills, boarding and transportation expenses, the medications and flea prevention, and toys, clothing and other dog what-not, our […]

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