September 21, 2009
Well, pretty much everyone in the Red States and quite a few of those in the Blue will loathe me for complaining about this, but: All my pants are now too big in the waist by at least an inch, and sometimes two. It’s not like I ever had much weight to lose, mind you – but all the riding this summer has melted off what little I had accumulated around the middle, leaving me (a) hungry, and (b) looking for belts. Time to clean out the closet, I suppose.
August 7, 2009
According to the annals of cycling lore, a great bike should:
- “Disappear” beneath the rider
- Feel fast
- Not absorb the rider’s energy
These are all highly subjective, qualitative descriptions… but anyone who has ridden a bike that can be described this way, remembers the experience. What are some of the contributing factors that make such a bike?
July 27, 2009
I received one of The Great Internet Migratory Boxes of Electronics Junk (TGIMBOEJ) not long ago. The concept behind TGIMBOEJ is simple: put a bunch of stuff, suitable for using in an electronics project, in a box. Mail said box off to an eager recipient. Recipient takes some stuff out, puts some stuff in, and sends the Box off to the next recipient. Hilarity ensues :-)
Antenna goes to 11!
July 18, 2009
The amplified “digital TV” antenna I bought last year has never performed very well in our house; the signal level varies a lot, and is often so low that the station is lost for minutes at a time. I tried an experiment quite a while back, and ran a cable up to the roof; I stood up there pointing the antenna around to see if altitude and a really clear line of sight helped any. The results weren’t encouraging.
The way I (sometimes) *wish* I worked
June 22, 2009
Matt Mullenweg, creator of the WordPress blogging platform, was recently featured in Inc. magazine’s “The Way I Work” column… the compartmentalization he has set up between the different aspects of his work (and life) are pretty interesting. I’m not sure just anyone could achieve it, let alone command the freedom to even try half the things Mullenweg’s done, but he has some insightful solutions.