personal experience (17)

Dropping Google

Over the past year, I steadily removed Google from my life. Initially, it was an experiment to see which products I could live without. Turns out, I can live without all of it. I'm not the first person…

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Positive side of COVID-19? More bikes.

Bicycle ridership is up, at least in New York City, https://grist.org/climate/coronavirus-has-caused-a-bicycling-boom-in-new-york-city/ In San Francisco, the rise in ridership was up after Better Market Street was implemented, https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2020/03/car-free-market-street-data-san-francisco-bus-bike-scooters/607711/ Vehicle traffic is down, https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2020/03/13/coronavirus-pandemic-cratering-road-traffic-these-us-cities/5041250002/ I suspect both…

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E-bikes, entirely different mobility platform

These are not just bikes with motors, they are an entirely different mobility platform. — Read on www.treehugger.com/bikes/gazelle-dutch-style-e-bikes-will-eat-cars.html I've been reading about Lloyd's conversion to e- bike advocate over the years. Having spent extended time…

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History of Asciifun.com

Many, many years ago I owned and ran asciifun.com. Mostly it was created as a way to paste figlet output into code comments and other random stupidity happening on irc networks. Back in 1999, this…

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Thoughts at 64 KPH...

Riding down Marin Headlands the other day at 64 KPH, I found thoughts wandering:This feels really fast, at least it's cooler.What would a front tire blow out feel like at this speed?How far do I…

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Ode to Outlier Pants

AmazingThese pants have met both current and past the Foreign Ministers of Sweden at state dinners, survived a week in Egypt with camel rides and all, kept me warm through the winter in Canada, Iceland,…

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