I decided to have two resolutions for 2018. The first is that I would like to learn (re-learn) how to crochet. I did a small amount of crochet when I was a youngster, but never was very good. Anything I made was always really wonky. (I was a beginner and a child, of course it’s … More Resolutions.
There’s particulates? North of San Francisco, there’s huge fires. Over in the East Bay, there’s big fires. Up in the Mountains between here and Santa Cruz, there’s a fire. We live in a decidedly suburban area. Lots of asphalt, concrete, and buildings. We’re not worried (yet) about wildfire. But wildfire smoke? Oh yeah. That’s a … More Where there’s smoke….
Riding home from the grocery store is slightly downhill making it a lot easier than riding TO the grocery store. This is especially a nice thing because I’m usually hauling home a big bag (or two) of groceries. It also means I can pedal easy and pretty much coast most of the way home, and … More A short conversation with my son today.
It’s not our city…we just live here. Looks like we’ll be moving soon anyways. Apartment complex is “upgrading” the apartments so they can charge a lot more for rent. We don’t know how much they’ll hike up our rent, but we’re guessing “a lot”. Also they’ll likely want us to move out sooner rather than … More It’s not our city….
Setup business in Cupertino, spend your money here, just don’t drive on our roads, live in our city (we don’t want more multi-family housing), go to our schools, or build/renovate office space for your company (Perhaps you’d like to set up shop in the Vallco mall? We have lots of space going to waste there, … More Cupertino in a single jpg
Hefting around my 15 lb bike chain/lock has got me thinking that maybe it’s a bit too much. That sucker is heavy as…well…heavy as manganese hardened steel (because it is). It’s not just a lock, it’s a weight training too, and in case of zombie attack, could probably swung around and take out some undead. I’m … More Prepared for the zombie bike-pocalypse.
The law is that you may not ride your bicycle on the sidewalk unless you are under the age of 12 or are accompanying a rider under the age of 12. I follow this law, but yesterday I broke it. (Shock!! Horror!!! Get off the sidewalk you horrible person that’s giving all bicycle riders a … More Breaking the law.
Virtue signaling is the conspicuous expression of moral values done primarily with the intent of enhancing standing within a social group. (wikipedia) In the instargam-a-riffic reality that is Silicon Valley, so much is about virtue signaling. The people that take “selfies with the homeless”. (Oh aren’t I great, I helped a homeless person and gave them … More Virtue signaling.
But I’m ok with that.
Self driving cars are not the solution to the huge traffic snarls that plague our cities. Self driving cars are, indeed, a really interesting use of technology. The way they can avoid accidents by taking human error (and distraction) out of the equation is amazing. But the problem is not solely one of bad driving. … More Self-driving cars are not the solution*