Archive for November 2012

Brass Cleaning

I have been cleaning a lot of brass lately and needed a way to set the Case Tumbler without forgetting about it. This is what I came up with. Currently I use a Cabela's Model 400 Vibratory Case Tumbler which only holds 600 45acp and 450  223.  I usually runt he tumbler for 2hr and wanted away to set it and walk away so I could start it before work and at lunch. I had a difficult time finding a count down trimmer that could do more then 60 minute. I finally settled on this Read more [...]

My new favorite headlamp

The Streamlight Sidewinder Compact II headlamp is my new favorite headlamp. I like that the light is light on my head and can utilize multiple batteries. I held off on getting lights that used CR-123 batteries because I didn't want to have yet another size of batteries around the house but the advantages of the CR-123 batteries make it worth it. This light has a huge advantage over other headlamps because it can use CR-123A or AA batteries. The light is light and comes in handy Read more [...]

The Homebrewer’s Garden: How to Easily Grow, Prepare, and Use Your Own Hops, Malts, Brewing Herbs

Today I thought I would do a book review on The Homebrewer's Garden: How to Easily Grow, Prepare, and Use Your Own Hops, Malts, Brewing Herbs by Joe Fisher and Dennis Fisher. This is a great book and the only one I know about that combines gardening and home brewing. The book contains 4 chapters. 1. Homegrown Hops 2. Brewing Herbs 3. Homegrown Grains and Homemade Malts 4. Beer Recipes: Using Homegrown Hops, Brewing Herbs and Homemade Malts This book offers a lot of information Read more [...]

Thank You Veterans

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Evaluating eCommerce site with webpagetest.org

I have used webpagetest.org on this site in past post to evaluate a blog performance. Today I thought it would be fun to do a similar exercise on a eCommerce site with webpagetest.org. I don't own a eCommerce site so I wont be able to show the before and after like I did in the past. For this post I picked Dazadi.com because it has everything you need to outfit your man cave and I like the site. When evaluating a eCommerce site I look at site search, site navigation and site speed.  Read more [...]