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Chevy is the BMW of the US

When did Chevy drivers become such assholes? I’ve often stated that when you see a BMW, you’re about to see a dick move, but holy cow, BWMs just cut you off without signaling. Chevy Cruze drivers are actively hostile. Maybe it’s just because they’re driving such POS’s. Also Malibus.

TJs

It is a truth universally acknowledged that whatever else Trader Joe’s is good at, their salad dressings (and srichacha) are crap. The pico de gallo is ok though. The hot is not hot, so I can’t imagine what the mild tastes like – sugar? Not as good as Von’s store brand, but ok. It goes […]

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The true name of bears and wolves

I have no idea if this is true or not [1], but we don’t have the real name for bears and wolves. Like actors can only talk about the Scottish play, and some religions can’t say the names of their gods, our linguistic forebears didn’t say the actual true name of the animal, but described […]

Un triste jour

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Fanboi

Lest you think I am a total fanboi, here’s some things that bug the shit outta me: When I eject a disk, MacOS closes the finder window. Why!?! I was using that. When I get into the car, Podcasts/Music starts the last one I was listening too even if I had stopped it by hand. […]

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Rob me

I travel frequently. I go to some effort to make it look like someone is home – not that I have anything worth stealing unless you like expensive photography books. My TV is still 1080p fer chrissakes. My stereo is from 1982, and it’s not one of the vintage ones that’s worth a lot of […]

USENET dead, film at 11

It’s for reals this time: Since about half of the RSS feeds I used to look at are also dead, this is pretty much it for the old non-commercial internet.

Conflicted

I just watched a BMW 5 series cutoff a Range Rover and an AMG and I don’t know how to feel. No turn signals of course.

Doored

Pasadena still hates bikes. They make bike lanes to nowhere (Sierra Madre Villa – best bike lane in Pas, goes nowhere, gets driven in by cars, no enforcement. Also see Marengo for about a mile), refuse to pave bike lanes that are guaranteed pinch flats at any speed (Raymond), get buffaloed when they try to […]

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Borked

Thinking about it, if it’s not the weight, it could be: Psychosomatic – I am totally susceptible to superstition, placebo, imposter, dunning-krueger, and the oxford comma. Aerodynamic – For all that it weighs the same, the new bike is burly. The frame is almost twice as wide. Wheels are 35 instead of 23. Discs instead […]

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#MilkbonesNotMace

The post office sent me this yesterday: I don’t know if everyone got one, or just dog owners. I know that my mutts love UPS because they carry around milkbones. They alert to the distinctive engine of the UPS trucks, and will literally run to any UPS person and beg for treats. I used to […]

Things that are better part the third

Continuing in the vein of positivity and not just bitching [1] Electric toothbrushes. Just zone out for two minutes and your teeth are brushed, et voilá! And way better than you can do it by hand. Also get a cheap $12 AA battery version for traveling, and using on the dogs. Way better for brushing […]

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Things that are better part II

Adding to list: Airpods. Didn’t think it would work. BT is a POS. But they Just Work. I carry them, and use them, everywhere. No more tangled cords. Wireless charging. Wasteful. Unnecessary. But just dropping the phone on a flat surface is pretty nice. GPS watches. Instant on is great, compared to the old Forerunner […]

Again

Another example of BWare’s Law of Security Breaches: Whatever the first number they tell you is, it’s wrong, and it’s not going in the good direction. I think this is a contra to Hanlon’s Razor: never assume malice when stupidity will suffice. Surely these folks lowball it every time. They don’t want the big number […]