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There are many pages of posts on many subjects, and only a few show on this main page. Search for the subjects that you are interested in.

Topics covered in here tend toward Gadgetry, Weapons, Books, Tools, and a lot of other things that have captured my interest.

Please note the "Linked From Here" tab on the results, which lists search results from sites I have linked to in my posts.

The Wood Whisperer

The Wood Whisperer: An excellent place to acquire extra woodworking skills from online videos, articles, viewer projects and shop tours. It is education mixed with entertainment, and the host, Marc J. Spagnuolo, offers solid woodworking advice delivered with humor. 

The site combines woodworking, technology, education, and humor and this is is reflected in his smart, funny, and down to earth podcasts and videos. The technology extends to his offering iPhone and Android apps so you can conveniently access Marc's articles, projects, and videos.

You can also follow him on Live Chat/Video, a Forum, an RSS feed and WTO Radio.

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Oobject is a kind of online Wunderkammer comprising visual lists of man-made objects. Oobject may look like yet another, crappy, weird things site, but delve in, it is somewhere between a blog and a directory.

We pick topics for lists of gadgets . People then suggest items to go into them by tagging things as Oobject in wists. Visitors then vote on items to create something like ‘Billboard charts for gadgets’, voted by everyone.

Some of the topics we pick will be standard categories such as ‘top digital SLRs’. These will be constantly updated over time, with new items. Other topics will be quirky and fun, one offs, where we find a particularly interesting topic such as ‘retro soviet gadgets’.

Each day, instead of single blog posts, we will feature a single topic which is new or has been newly updated.

19th Century Phototherapy Helmet

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Who's in Jail Now?

The Flathead County Jail Roster will tell you who is behind bars locally. It also lists booking dates and the charged offenses. There are 78 residents at the Crowbar Motel as I write this.

Note the Disclaimer:
The Jail Inmate List information is accurate at the time it is extracted from the jail management systems.  All individuals displayed on this web site are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The associate charge is for reference only and may change at any time.

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EDC, Again

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Cognet DOUK-DOUK (French knife)
Fenix LD10
Fenix L2D
Leatherman Wave
Ipod Nano + Sennheiser earbuds
Fox 40 Sonic Blast whistle
Swith & Wesson tactical pen
Light my fire Firesteel
Light my fire Spork
Kubotan Keychain
ESS ICE glasses
Not on the picture a king cobra paracord bracelet (I forgot to take it out of my wrist)
PS: Thanks for your awesome blog!

Editor’s Note: Looks like a very hefty load out, but you’d be prepared for most… If you had to, I feel like you could ditch/swap one of the lights out, as the LD10 and L2D are virtually the same light but with different runtimes/brightness.. You might find more versatility in a keychain light with a different beam profile, tint, method of activation, etc. The two Fenixes seem redundant as a primary/backup set. Otherwise, nice carry — the Douk-Douk and kubotan look neat and all that color is less threatening while offering visibility. Thanks for sharing~

Everyday-Carry: Everyday Carry, or EDC, generally refers to small items or gadgets worn, carried, or made available in pockets, holsters, or bags on a daily basis to manage common tasks or for use in unexpected situations or emergencies. In a broader sense, it is a lifestyle, discipline, or philosophy of preparedness.

This site carries user-submitted photos and descriptions of what each individual considers to be his basic EDC kit, along with comments. It is a neat place to look for ideas.

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When I set this blog up, I added the names of a few folks I thought might enjoy reading it on a regular basis and they get my posts via email.

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Iwant to say "Thank you"  to the folks that do read this. I hope it brings you useful information or at least makes you smile once in a while.


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World Mysteries

World Mysteries is the place to explore the Science Mysteries, Strange Artifacts, Mystic Places and Ancient Writings of our heritage. The subject matter covers lost civilizations, ancient ruins,  sacred writings, unexplained artifacts, science mysteries, "alternative theories", popular authors and experts, subject related books and resources on the Internet.

From the Plains of Nazca to Optical Illusions, this site is filled with information about the stranger aspects of our planet. It is a popular ste, too, with 11,000,000+ Hits/month and 350,000 + unique visits/month.

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The Rifleman's Journal

The Rifleman's Journal hosts a large assortment of technical articles about the the many things that are involved in riflery, from ballistics, to handloading, to history, to upcoming events, to plot sheets.

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SNOTEL - The Snowpack Report

Wanta know how this winter compares? Check out the weekly SNOTEL Snowpack Comparison Tables.

SNOTEL (SNOw TELemetry) is an automated system of snowpack and related climate sensors operated by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) of the United States Department of Agriculture in the Western United States.

The table won't fit here, but this is where we are as of 2/8/2010 . . .

This Year % of Average -This Week vs. Last Week - Last Year % of Average -This Year as % of Last Year   
Kootenai 104% -3% 72% 144%

Flathead 127% 0% 79% 160%

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The Weekly Toll

The Weekly Toll blog, telling the stories about the times when going to work was a grave mistake.

This is a daily posting of men and women who died on the job around the U.S. Whatever the cause, industrial accident, heart attack, murder, suicide, or whatever, these are the stories of those that died on the job.

Will your story be here tomorrow?

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Windows 7
Windows 7 News and Tips: If you are thinking of venturing into Microsoft's newest operating system or have already jumped in, this is a handy site to visit. Faqs, guide, news, tips and reviews galore to help you learn to use and love Windows 7.

Windows 7 seems to be the best operating system MS had built in a long time, and is all that Vista should have been. I suspect that a lot of XP diehards might be migrating to it in the hear future.

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How-To Geek

This Geek site has one goal: To be the best source of How-To articles anywhere, with content easy enough for beginners but useful enough for geeks as well. It succeeds pretty well. Windows 7, Vista and XP are pretty well covered, including ideas on making them cooperate with each other and you.

Malware, software how-tos, MS Office, the net and computers in general are pretty well covered in the various forums, and The Geek does answer emails from readers, though he prefers that folks with questions seek their answers in the Forums.

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eBooks is another source of electronic reading, selling books in the standard epub format as well as Mobipocket and Ipad/Iphone compiltions. sells books in multiple electronic formats in all categories. It launched in 2000 with just 50 titles, and now offers a catalog of over 100,000, and is the leading retailer of downloadable books on the web. Users can download books to computers, PDAs and mobile phones. They can also read books online, from any computer, anywhere, without downloading or installing anything. was the first online bookstore to enable its customers to:
  • look inside a book before buying,
  • read their books online and download the whole book, and
  • search the entire contents of every book in our catalog.

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