thanks, steve

Steve Jobs had a huge impact on my life. My first computer was an Apple ][+. And that was my first exposure to Apple. I learned to program in LOGO and BASIC on my Apple ][+, and played a lot of games of Gorgon and Zork on its black-and-white screen.…

gizmos for the bike

As I get ready to post a review of a cool, bike-oriented gadget, I point to this wonderful, does-it-all computer for the bike: the Cerevellum Bike Computer. Sure, it costs as much as a laptop, but it has features: the usual speed, distance and time, as well as a GPS,…

tuesday quick quips

Some things that have crossed my mind today: WAMU's decision to relegate their bluegrass programming to the HD range is flat-out stupid. The powers-that-be at WAMU continue to prove that they know how to implode a local radio station, creating more of the same (political talk radio and over-syndicated NPR…

bling

The latest part arrived for the new bike today: a Campagnolo Centaur rear derailleur, 2007 model. Dig the carbon fiber outer plate - high bling factor there, plus a (somewhat trivial) weight saving over an all-metal unit. And it should match well with the other parts in the works -…
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