This is an actual review on http://www.amazon.co.uk for Veet for Men Hair Removal Gel. Enjoy!

After having been told my danglies looked like an elderly rastafarian I decided to take the plunge and buy some of this as previous shaving attempts had only been mildly succesful and I nearly put my back out trying to reach the more difficult bits. Being a bit of a romantic I thought I would do the deed on the missus’s birthday as a bit of a treat.

I ordered it well in advance and working in the North sea I considered myself a bit above some of the characters writing the previous reviews and wrote them off as soft office types…oh my fellow sufferers how wrong I was. I waited until the other half was tucked up in bed and after giving some vague hints about a special surprise I went down to the bathroom. Initially all went well and I applied the gel and stood waiting for something to happen. I didn’t have long to wait.

At first there was a gentle warmth which in a matter of seconds was replaced by an intense burning and a feeling I can only describe as like being given a barbed wire wedgie by two people intent on hitting the ceiling with my head. Religion hadn’t featured much in my life until that night but I suddenly became willing to convert to any religion to stop the violent burning around the turd tunnel and what seemed like the destruction of the meat and two veg. Struggling to not bite through my bottom lip I tried to wash the gel of in the sink and only succeeded in blocking the plughole with a mat of hair. Through the haze of tears I struggled out of the bathroom across the hall into the kitchen by this time walking was not really possible and I crawled the final yard to the fridge in the hope of some form of cold relief. I yanked the freezer drawer out and found a tub of ice cream, tore the lid of and positioned it under me. The relief was fantastic but only temporary as it melted fairly quickly and the fiery stabbing soon returned .

Due to the shape of the ice cream tub I hadn’t managed to give the starfish any treatment and I groped around in the drawer for something else as I was sure my vision was going to fail fairly soon.I grabbed a bag of what I later found out was frozen sprouts and tore it open trying to be quiet as I did so.I took a handful of them and tried in vain to clench some between the cheeks of my arse. This was not doing the trick as some of the gel had found it’s way up the chutney channel and it felt like the space shuttle was running it’s engines behind me.

This was probably and hopefully the only time in my life I was going to wish there was a gay snowman in the kitchen which should give you some idea of the depths I was willing to sink to in order to ease the pain. The only solution my pain crazed mind could come up with was to gently ease one of the sprouts where no veg had gone before.

Unfortunately, alerted by the strange grunts coming from the kitchen the other half chose that moment to come and investigate and was greeted by the sight of me, arse in the air, strawberry ice cream dripping from my bell end pushing a sprout up my arse while muttering…” Ooooh that feels good “. Understandably this was a shock to her and she let out a scream and as I hadn’t heard her come in it caused an involutary spasm of shock in myself which resulted in the sprout being ejected at quite some speed in her direction. I can understand that having a sprout farted against your leg at 11 at night in the kitchen probably wasn’t the special surprise she was expecting and having to explain to the kids the next day what the strange hollow in the ice cream was didn’t improve my status…So to sum it up Veet removes hair, dignity and self respect…:)

 

Awesome…  (source)

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It’s been a while since my last post on my blog. Mainly this is because I am now a (temporary-for-now) stay-at-home-dad minding a 10 month young clown.

However, I found this today and I think if you do just one of these things each day it will enrich your life.

I own an iPhone 3GS, it is about two years old and I still love it. The only issue I had was that its battery began to drain pretty quick over the last couple of weeks, it hardly lasted a full day anymore.

What I also experienced was that, even if at a charge of about 60%, it would all of a sudden just turn off without any warning. Very naughty.

I googled a bit and I found that lots of people experienced the same strange behaviour with their 3GS recently. As it turned out, a guy who produces batteries explained, that due to the age of the battery, some iPhone features like GPS, etc. will cause a current that is too high for the old battery and will trigger a safety mechanism whereby it shuts down and could only be booted again when connected to an external power source.

So what’s the fix for this problem?

Replace the battery!

Seemingly, everybody who replaced the old battery reported that it immediately solved the sudden-death problems, plus the phone would easily last through the day again.

So I made my decision, I had to replace the battery.

The next question though was, will I pay ridiculous $$$ and get it done in a shop or will I be adventurous and do it myself?

I did the latter. With success.

I found that, based on recommendations, the best DYI option was www.ifixit.com

The iPhone 3GS replacement battery kit is about 20$ and contains a new battery, the required screwdriver and a spudger. The perfectly written, very detailed step by step guide is on their website and you can either print it or have it open on your laptop while you do it.

As I live in Ireland my cheapest postage option was 10$. It arrived about a week after my purchase even though they mention in the small-print that it can take up to 30 days.

What you will also need is that thingy to open the SIM tray and a suction cup to lift up the glass panel, I used one from the Christmas-window-decoration – worked like a charm. I recommend to also use tweezers for those tiny screws or magnetise the screwdriver. A credit card size refrigerator magnet works well to keep the screws in place and don’t lose them.

I didn’t have a magnet, but instead I used paper to separate them and make sure to use the correct ones again when reassembling the phone. The original battery is glued in, a blow-drier has proven to be very helpful. Heat the back panel and the glue will soften a bit and make it easier to remove the battery.

This might be stating the obvious, but still I’d like to mention that you should do this in good light conditions. I did it in the evening with help of a headlight.

The whole process of replacing the battery took me about 45 minutes, but I really took my time as I was really afraid to break or lose anything. Also I took the opportunity to clean the inside a bit, like the glass in front of the camera, etc.

Also my battery lasts now almost twice as long and I can confirm that there were no ‘sudden-deaths’ anymore.

Now if you want to replace the battery in your iPhone – I recommend to do it yourself. It is actually simple enough if you carefully follow the steps and it gives you a great satisfactory feeling to see everything still works after you reassembled the phone.

Still not sure if you should do it?

Would it motivate you if you got 5$ off your ifixit.com purchase?

Then listen up!

I got a 5$ voucher with my replacement battery and I am giving it away as I am not hoping to need it anytime soon.

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So here is what you need to do:

Leave a comment on this site and suggest a topic I should write about next.

The person with the most appealing suggestion will receive an email from me with the voucher code. (don’t forget to enter your correct email details in the comment form!)

Also my next post will (obviously) be about the topic suggested by the winner.

Good luck!

Posted: 7. April 2012 in geeky
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Here is one for my random thoughts category.

Yesterday, when I went to bed after a day enjoying my (almost) 9 month old son, my brain didn’t want to go to sleep just yet but decided to start thinking about the years to come and how they will look like.

I thought about my childhood,… about the things that I believe were great, yet my son probably won’t experience. Why? Simply because times have changed.

I was outside all the time, never cared about the weather. I grew up in an estate which was described as “the ghetto” of our city. Well, that wasn’t really the case,… perhaps only if you compare it to the oh so posh remainder of the city.

I knew it was time to go home either at dusk, when I felt like it or when my mum yelled at me from the kitchen window. If I was too far away to hear her, most likely some other neighbour kid was near enough and went off to search for me and tell me to go home.

Nowadays it’s different, the kids already have an iPhone. What’s the fun in that?

Or, I remember it was one of the greatest things ever to go outside in shorts, a shirt and no shoes (they wouldn’t be of any use anyway) on a rainy summer day. Run from shelter to shelter,… eventually give up and just lay down on the ground, soaking wet, let the rain hit your face and feel awesome.

You can’t do that with an iPhone in your pocket.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying iPhones are bad, in fact I am writing this post on my iPhone right now.

Anyway,… I could list a hundred more things, I think there are a ton of great things from the “good old days” that our next generation kids won’t be able to enjoy.

But I swear to god, I will do my best to raise my son well and show him the joy of a proper childhood.

Not the childhood of a non-socialised, junk food eating, console game addict kid with no manners.

As you might have read in my About page, I will only post something about my private life if I think it is really worth sharing. Today is one of those days.

My mother in law came to visit for a couple of days to support us amateur parents. Today, while my wife and I had breakfast, granny looked after our son Vincent William upstairs.

While the radio played in the background we suddenly heard a very distinctive laugh. It was our son,… and he didn’t stop! So we went upstairs to have a look what was so funny,… and I had to pull the iPhone and capture him going crazy about ‘re-appearing’ laundry.

Have a look yourself 😉

Did you know Steve Jobs took LSD?

That he hired the Pepsi-Cola’s Vice President John Scully with the words “Do you want to sell sugar-water for the rest of your life or do you want to come with me?”

That he and Bill Gates worked together?

Have a look at this BBC documentary, you will see plenty of facts you certainly didn’t know. Very interesting.

People are truly awesome…

Posted: 29. February 2012 in ingenious, interesting
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