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Cymbals

I spent so much time trying to get my hi-hat to sound like this. And it was an eight measure loop with a phasor.

Rented

Hertz (German and American division) have weird ideas about what constitutes an “upgrade.” To them, an “upgrade” is bigger. To me, in that context, an upgrade is a bigger pain in the ass to park, less fun to drive, and sucks down more petrol. To me, and Hertz Zurich (mostly), an “upgrade” is nicer, or […]

20171122 RIP /.

The day I deleted /. from the bookmarks bar and RSS feeds.

New gym music

I don’t mind kids at the gym playing their shitty music. I like new shitty music! I mind kids at the gym playing my old shitty music. Journey. Foreigner. Kenny Loggins. Loggins and Messina. Yacht Rock that is not Steely Dan or the Eagles [1]. Air Supply. Led Zeppelin. Give freakin’ Bob Marley a freakin’ […]

Airplane movie reviews August/September 2017 United/Swiss

I watched Season 1 of Billions because I’m a sucker for Damien Lewis and Paul Giamatti. Why am I rooting for the financialist? Because the alternative is to root for the prosecutor? Anyway, I enjoyed it, but have no desire to seek out S02. Like eating too much chocolate. On the return, I watched all […]

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Trash

I just went for a walk at the local mountain bike trailhead. In the full-to-overflow parking lot, there’s one trash can, no toilet, and cars parked down the street for a mile. Behind the first tree on the trail are uncountable fresh human turds, not to mention the inevitable dog and horse shit [1]. Turns […]

BWare’s commentary on the Law of Polite Speed and corollary

The speed limit in Utah and Colorado is 80 miles per hour. This is about 130 kph. For reference, the default speed in most of Europe seems to be about 120 kph, or 75 mph. Default! Most people seem to drive about 130 (80 mph), and no one seems to be too put out by […]

BWare’s Corollary to BWare’s Law of Polite Speed

The higher the difference between the actual speed and the posted speed, the more rude the drivers. –B. Ware 20170924

BWare’s Law of Polite Speed

The higher the speed limit, the more polite the drivers. –B. Ware 20170923

Double helix in the sky tonight

This is the day of the expanding man That shape is my shade There where I used to stand It seems like only yesterday I gazed through the glass At ramblers, wild gamblers That’s all in the past You call me a fool You say it’s a crazy scheme This one’s for real I already […]

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Internet IRL

I literally had an old man yell at me [1] today to “Get off my lawn! [2]” And here I was thinking that was just a phrase on the intertubes.         [1] Well, at my dog. Then other things at me. [2] With more adjectives.

Shaping

We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us. –Winston Churchill

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Bob Dylan and me

Are both big fans of Moby Dick and The Odyssey. Now I’ll have to read All Quiet on the Western Front.

Linear relationship between excellence and sociability

The harder I climb, the friendlier people are to me. Below V5/5.12, I’m invisible. Above that, people start talking to me out of the blue. I’m pretty sure my RBF is the same above and below. Same thing happened when I was running sub-55s 400m and sub-7 miles.

If it weren’t for rocks, we’d all be surfers

This person would be an awesome climber. She gets it. I don’t surf. I wish I did, but I grew up on the ocean of the Great Plains. Climbing is like this. Maybe moreso. Everyone fails, all the time. If you aren’t failing, you aren’t trying hard enough. Unless you are Adam Ondra or Alex […]