Thursday, July 9, 2009

Cloud Computing.

Hello Fellow Techies...

Isn't Cloud Computing just a return to the old mainframe days ?
Where we just become dumb terminals with the Internet behind the glass ?

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Todays Cigar for 03/30/09

Today I had a Hoya de Monterrey Dark Sumatra at Addison Cigar & Tobacco. The Dark Sumatra is one of the fullest flavored Hoyo de Monterrey blends, featuring an extra fermented dark wrapper.

A line extension from Hoyo de Monterrey, this extra-rich cigar called "Dark Sumatra", is named after its wrapper tobaccos, which are hand-selected from the very darkest and richest Ecuadorian sun-grown, Sumatra seed leaves. These choice, extra-dark Sumatra leaves are then aged in "tercios", wood-textured bales made of thick, dried palm leaves. cigar rating : 7.94

Friday, August 29, 2008

Comcast to restrict monthly broadband use

Comcast soon ( Oct 1) will begin cracking down on heavy users of its Internet service in a move that critics fear could be a step toward restricting unlimited broadband access to download and upload files while surfing the Web. Customers who exceed the limit (250GB/month) a second time in six months will face termination of their account.

To approach the monthly limit Comcast is placing on its Internet users, you would have to do one of the following:

-- Send 50 million e-mails

-- Download 62,500 songs

-- Download 125 standard-definition movies

-- Upload 25,000 high-resolution digital photos


John McCain will pick Republican governor of
Alaska, Sarah Palin as VP. Pick seen as playing
to the defectors of the Democratic party that
supported Hillary Clinton.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Cigar du jour 08/19/08

Now that I have a 100ct hummidor, its now a challenge to decide what cigar to have. So I picked one out at random. I came out with a Oliveros XL for MEN. So off to the ESL I went to light up this manly cigar. It turned out to be a great smoke. The draw and burn were flawless throughout the whole smoke. At first I was primarily picking up heavy cocoa flavors which turned into a good black coffee. The ash was very white and firm. I was able retro-hale and blow out through my nose without the feeling that someone had kicked me in the face. I took it all the way down to the nub and only got bitterness in the last quarter.

Top25Cigar Rating : N/A ( Top25Cigar db still down :( )

Monday, August 18, 2008

Todays Cigar 08/18/08

Today I smoked the Oliva Serie O maduro at the Executive Smoking Lounge nearby the workplace. The Oliva is an all Habano Puro constructed with Nicaraguan Habano fillers and binders. It is finished with a Sun Grown Habano wrapper giving this mild smoke a rich taste of spice and cedar. The robusto size stick measures a standard 5 x 50. The draw was easy and smooth. The burn was even and the construction was top notch. The cigar was firm to the touch and the oily wrapper made it feel like a velvet gem.

Top25Cigar Rating : N/A ( Top25Cigar was hacked and will be down till 8/19/08.)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Todays Cigar 08/13/08

The cigar du jour was an Oliva Serie O.

Todays cigar 08/12/08

Todays cigar was a Padilla Limitado that I received as part of a PIF.

Todays Cigar 07/11/08

Todays cigar was a Camacho 10th Anniversary Robusto. The Camacho 10th Anniversary is a complete Corojo cigar. The wrapper, the filler and the binder are all Corojo leaves. The spice was immediately noticeable upon lighting. It had an extremely rich leathery taste, very spicy and the flavor stood out immediately. Coming up on the last quarter of the cigar, I started to notice that the spice almost kicked up a bit. There was a peppery taste that struck me, and the spice of this cigar was consistent and even strengthened at the end.

Top25Cigar Rating : N/A

Friday, August 8, 2008

Cigar Jack Contest

Alright you can show CJ any cigar you want, but you’ll get an extra entry if it is a Camacho.

What do you win?

Camacho has been kind enough to send CJ this lovely travel humidor containing some very fine cigars.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Todays Cigar 08/07/08

The cigar I picked for today was one of my favorites a Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur Epicure from 5/25x50 size.

The Excalibur is the premier line from Hoyo De Monterrey, with top-quality Connecticut shade wrappers and the very finest fillers. The Excalibur Epicure features the full-flavor and strength of the regular line, with a rich, creamy taste.

Top25Cigar Rating : 6.99

I must disagree with this rating, I thoroughly enjoyed the cigar. It was smooth, mild and was consistent in its taste and burn throughout.

Cigar 8/6/08

For today's cigar I decided to try something a bit different. I pulled a Tabak Especial Corona Negra ( $5.39 ) from my Rocky Patel Sun Grown 100 humidor. The pre-light aroma was definitely of light coffee and some sweetness. The Tabak is an extra-dark Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper which envelop a Sumatra binder and Nicaraguan Criollo filler leaves. This cigar was a interesting change from my usual cigars. A good cigar to cleanse the pallet with a good coffee.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Cigar 8/5/08

A very dark and cloudy day today, so I was afraid I would not be able to get outside today. But the weather held off and I was able to escape the cubbie for the refuge of my stogie spot.

Today I had a Rocky Patel ITC 10th Anniversary from 2 Guys ( Not available on the Website ).

From what I have googled, ITC is Indian Tabac ( Cigar or Cameroon ?) The email for Rocky Patel is info(AT)

This is the company’s first Nicaraguan Puro using binder and filler tobacco from 3 different regions in Nicaragua: Jalapa, Esteli and the Condega Valley. The Wrapper is a Cuban seed corojo, also grown in Nicaragua. The cigar is flavorful and elegant with a spicy flavor and complexity

Monday, August 4, 2008

Todays cigar 08/04/08

Today I decided to try a Cusano Habano LXI. The pre-lite aromas were good along the wrapper as well as the foot. The post punch flavor was good as well. my initial thought was this should be a good smoke, but I was wrong. It took me forever to get it lit and when I did the draw was terrible. The cigar had various problems, terrible tunneling, the wrapper was extremely fragile and the burn kept meandering all over the place. I had to draw punch it a few times to keep it going and when I got a good draw it seemed I had to keep relighting it. All in all a bad cigar smoke today. Oh well there is always tomorrow.

$6.33 at

Top25Cigar Rating : N/A

Sunday Cigar

I was lucky to have some downtime while waiting for some car repairs. So I headed off to my local B&M known as 2 Guys Smoke Shop in Nashua NH on DW Highway. I picked up a few smokes...
  • CAO Gold
  • Cuvee Rouge
  • Hoyo De Monterrey Governor
I had the CAO Gold which was excellent as always, never had a bad CAO other than a flavored one that I won't mention.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Twins Smoke Shop BBQ

Just an FYI, the Twins Smoke Shop BBQ is today.
See post twins-smoke-shop-fundraiser

Cigar 07/30/08

Today I had what I thought was going to be a fairly good cigar. It was a Rocky Patel Sun Grown, $32.99 for a pack of 5 from Famous Smoke Shop. The pre-light aromas were good and familiar from past RP's. After lighting it started off good but then it went very bitter and harsh and never seemed to recover. I was very disappointed with this stogie being a fan of things RP. It could be just me but I don't think I would buy this one again.

Top25Cigar Rating : 7.99

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Cigar du jour 07/29/08 Part 2

On the commute I had a Alec Bradley MAXX Nano corona.

Top25Cigar Rating : N/A

Cigar du jour 07/29/08

Today I decided to try a cigar that never had before. It was a Gurkha 8 year Legend box-pressed toro. I got a 5 pack of them from CigarBid.

Top25Cigar Rating : 8.08

Cigar of the Day 07/27/08

Todays cigar was an impromptu one while I was browsing my local B&M. This cigar looked interesting and the aroma was nice. So I decided to give it a try. Well it was a mistake, it tasted awful and the draw was extremely tight. When I tried to open it with a poker I nearly broke the cigar in half trying to get it thru the cigar.

The cigar was a Nestor Miranda Special, $6.99 from 2 Guys Smoke Shop in Nashua, NH.

Not a cigar I would buy again.

Top25Cigar Rating : N/A

Friday, July 25, 2008

Macanudo 1968 Deal

General Cigar is running a deal at to try out the just released Macanudo 1968. It's supposed to be a more full-flavored cigar, and probably retail for around $7-10. You can get 3 for $9.95 shipped, limit one per household.

There is also this promotion...

4 Tastes of Perfection.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Social Cigar 2nd Millenium

Register at to reach the 3000 mark !!

Register Today !

The 2000th user was habanaharpo invited by UncleBugga.

We currently have 2044 Socialites :D

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Twins Smoke Shop

Please join us for a great evening July 31 from 6-10PM in Londonderry,NH. For a minimal $10 donation, come and enjoy food from Pinkerton Tavern, drinks and cigars. We will be holding a silent auction as well. Items are already coming in like car care, cigars, restaurant gift certificates and jewelry. We MAY be getting a very special auction item, rent a Porsche for the day! In addition to the auction we will also be enjoying music from DJ Jodi and hanging
with the Whiskey Girls!

Please bring your friends and family to help us out!

If you can donate any items to the auction or if you have any questions, please call Mame at 1-603-234-6469

Monday, July 21, 2008

Twins Smoke Shop BBQ.

TWINS Smoke Shop will be holding their annual Big BBQ with live bands on Sunday Sept 14, 2008. More details to follow. Just something to keep in mind. Hopefully we can get together and represent SocialCigar. Now's the time to hit up TommyBoy for your SocialCigar Gear if you haven't already. I keep you all informed with times and schedule of events.

Shamelessly stolen text from Mark (Bugs) Moran.