Letterman Makes The Point

I realize these clips are old, but I only just stumbled upon them today. I’ve caught a few of the Late Show episodes over the years and love the top ten list, but I’ve not really been a follower of it. In these clips, David Letterman makes some very good...

XP Goes To The Dark Side

In case you weren’t aware – there’s a free download from Microsoft that allows you to change your interface to a snazzy dark grey theme. You can download it at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=75078. The screenshot I’ve included shows the...

Excuse Me, Is Your Shirt Glowing?

LumiGram in France has come up with some pretty cool fiber optic fabrics. Clothes, table cloths, bags and pillows are lit up with battery powered LED’s running through fiber optics woven into the fabric. Naturally, this means that all their products need to be...

Bicycle Project: A Revisionist Classic

After my wheel building project that initially seemed to have gone sour, I’ve made some incremental progress on a bicycle I’ve been rebuilding. It started off as a mountain bike in rough shape that my brother gave me. I cleaned and lubed the whole bike,...

Crash Course in Wheel Building

Sporadically I wander the neighborhood for discarded bicycles before they get scooped up by the metal scavengers or waste disposal engineers. I came across a 3-speed CCM made in late 1977 – or at least the Shimano components date to that time. Rust has built up...