Category: Rants

How to lose support

So May Day already happened obviously. Walking back from getting a birthday dinner for Ennie we found this taped up on some construction. It’s hard to get support from people, but bloody easy to lose support from those...

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Engineering Madness

I have a set of crash bars on my bike in case Matilda decides to take a nap. They protect the engine from having a sudden coming together with terra firma. They work great and I’ve certainly tested them a few times. This...

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Tour of Washington

A little while ago I ordered a lens to go with my micro-four-thirds camera. I ordered it from Amazon from a third-party seller. Both Amazon and the seller (Focus camera in this case) did their job the way they were supposed to....

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Self-driving?

I was driving around Seattle yesterday (Holman road just north of 85th while driving south in case you’re playing along at home). I was going to make a right hand turn on 85th so I was in the right lane of the four-lane...

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MMR

Measles. Mumps. Rubella. Apparently, someone at Amazon brought in the first one. I’m not going to singularly blame them. There are legit cases where people can’t or at least shouldn’t be immunized. Then I get...

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When is 40Mbps faster?

Over the weekend we were visited my some sales folks from CenturyLink. They are in the process of rolling out their fiber internet connection and were trying their best to sell me on their service and get me to switch. The...

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Trans Toilets Redux

Washington (the state) Republicans are trying to restrict access to toilets for the trans folks among us. They couch the laws in all sorts of “safety.” But you really have to think about them a bit deeper. What, or...

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Asshole vs. Idiot

Driving around today Ennie and I got behind some idiot drivers. I conjectured that it’s better to be around an asshole driver than it is to be behind an idiot. The idiot doesn’t know what they will do next. The idiot...

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