Monthly Archives: December 2008

How to Clean Your Vintage Razors

I just put up a new instructable on how to clean your vintage razors!



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Merry Christmas from Uncle Albert

Merry Christmas Wet-shavers!

Edit: Recipe modified for safety!  I reduced the percentage of Essential Oils due to safety concerns.

As an extra special gift for the holiday season, I’ve decided to give something back to the community that has given me so much. I present to you the Open Shave License (OSL) and a little something extra.

Open Shave License:
Any recipe presented under this license is to be considered freely available to the general public and anyone using the recipe is entitled to change and or modify the recipe in full or in part as they see fit. The recipe is free for both private and commercial use. It is to be understood that any person or entity presenting a recipe under the Open Shave License (OSL) requests that any new recipes derived from the original recipe bear some form of acknowledgement to its origin.

And now, without further ado, I present to you:

Uncle Albert’s Amazing Solid Cream Shaving Cake — Atreides Scent

(This recipe presented under the OSL)
4oz. Life of the Party(tm) Natural Clear Olive Oil Soap (Special Suspension Formula)
5 drops Lemon EO
5 drops Jasmine EO
2 drops Lime EO
6 drops Clove EO
3 drops Allspice EO
3 drops Anise EO
4 drops Lavender EO
3 drops Cedarwood EO
7 drops Sandalwood/Vanilla FO
35 drops Almond Oil
1/2 teaspoon Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay (Bentonite)

Mix the oils in a small cup.
Melt the soap base thoroughly.
Stir in clay until well dispersed.
Stir in oil mixture.
Pour into mold.
Wait impatiently for soap to harden.
Remove from mold.
Place puck in mug.


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A Tale of Mi’s Cross Past — Holiday FanFic

Here’s a new fanfic piece I wrote for a holiday competition.  Warning: Disturbing Imagery Ahead.  You may never hear Christmas carols the same way again…

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Posted by on December 27, 2008 in fan fiction, fiction, holiday, humour


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Christmas Letter to

Dear Excite/Bluetie Executives,

Please, all I want for Christmas is my old excite mail back. Please, please, please offer us a “lite” version that more closely resembles the old system. This new ajax based version is horrendous. All I want is a simple mail system that loads quickly and efficiently on dial-up. I don’t want, nor do I need an online calendar, PIM or other features. I just want a simple mail client. The old mail client worked. It worked very well. Please, give it back. This attrocity has been carried out long enough. It is clear that you didn’t take the needs of your users into consideration when you made the “upgrade.” Many of us have already made the switch away from and have started using other mail solutions, and I assure you, none of us are suggesting your service as it stands now, in fact, many of us are actively discouraging others from using excite mail.

Please, all I want for Christmas is my old e-mail system.


A dissatisfied (former) customer.

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Posted by on December 17, 2008 in Uncategorized


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My Fanfic Moment Chapter 16

I realize it’s been a while, but here it is, in all it’s intriguing glory Chapter 16!

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Posted by on December 9, 2008 in fan fiction, fiction, writing


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