Problems with Prosper.com

I started using Prosper.com in late 2008. The hope was to find an investing platform that would pay a better return than the paltry 2.5% I get at my local credit union. Unfortunately, peer-to-peer lending has failed me via Prosper.com. The notes I currently hold through Prosper once closed, will not be re-opened for a […]

Honda Civic How To: Replace the Windshield Wiper Blades on a 2009 Honda Civic Si Sedan

After driving my newly acquired Civic for a few months, the time came to replace the wiper blades. I typically do this twice a year on my vehicles. It usually entails picking up a set of Anco replacement blades and swapping them out. I recalled seeing, while researching my Civic purchase, that most stock replacement wipers didn’t fit the […]

Top Gear: Killing a Toyota

In honor of my recently departed pickup, I wanted to share a few of the best Top Gear segments that feature the Toyota Pickup. This is of course the real Top Gear on BBC, not the crappy American version on History channel. Of course the best line of the segment was used in the introduction […]

Who Killed the Compact Pickup Truck?

Ever since my first viewing of Back to the Future, I have wanted a Toyota pickup. The movie comes to a close with Marty McFly openinig up the garage to find a gleaming black Toyota truck. From then on as a child, when I would draw, I would doodle pickup trucks that all resembled a […]

Why Don’t Wal-Mart Greeters Greet?

Wal-Mart corporate lore says that the idea for the greeter was born in Louisana, when none other than Sam Walton himself walked into a store with a shoplifing problem and was welcomed by an “associate” put there by the store manager. His charge? To welcome customers and make sure merchandise was paid for. Eventually, this […]

Honda Civic How to: Disable the Day Time Running Lights and Seat Belt Chime

I recently purchased a 2009 Honda Civic. It is my first venture into a non-Toyota vechicle. As with any purchase, as soon as I get my hands on it, I go about fixing all of the small annoyances I have with it. This car is a blast to drive and doesn’t have too many annoyances […]