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Traditional

I keep running into self-designated “trad” [1] climbers at well-known sport crags. They make their disdain of this bastardization of their religion clear [2] but so many of their friends do it, and seem to have fun, they grit their teeth and give it a try. But never let you forget that this isn’t “real” […]

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Apple iTunes album rating fail

Apple implemented a new feature which derives an “album rating” from the ratings that you give individual songs. However, they did this in the most brain dead way possible – if you rate any song with any stars, the whole album gets that rating. Then any playlist based on ratings will have the whole album […]

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Obligatory airline rant

I miss the days when you could check a large 70 pound bag. Even a bit more if you smiled and flirted with the ticket person.  Maybe even two! AA, and presumably every one else, now has a policy of one 50 lb bag for $25.  Second bag costs you one newborn child.  I really […]

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