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...

Random Update

I ran out of time and energy for a while to keep some updates to the site. Sadly, I slipped up and started smoking again so it looks like I’m going to have to start that process all over again. Also of note, I’ve started a new job working the help desk at...

Slowly Boiling In Oil

Gas prices are rising fairly steadily, as anyone with a vehicle knows only too well. The largest consumers of petroleum are largely dependent on it to maintain their lifestyles, and the other two-thirds of the world rapidly gaining Industrialization are wanting to...

New Recording

By not smoking I’ve found myself with a bit more free time as of late – so I picked up my guitar and starting learning some songs that I like. It’s been a while since I learned any new songs, and I’ve been re-learning some that I used to know....

Toothache

For there was never yet philosopher That could endure the toothache patiently, However they have writ the style of gods And made a pish at chance and sufferance. – William Shakespeare Much Ado About Nothing Scene 5, Act 1 I have a cracked tooth up front...

Success of Sorts

As I mentioned a few days ago, in my last post – I’ve been trying various ways of catching a mouse but the sneaky little creature gets the bait with ease. I also mentioned that I’m not so big on killing other creatures, but this one needs to go....