Monthly Archives: December 2014

10 Pictures: Chicago, April 10,1982

And I went down to the demonstration To get my fair share of abuse Singing, “We’re gonna vent our frustration If we don’t we’re gonna blow a 50-amp fuse” You can’t always get what you want You can’t always get … Continue reading

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That’s Better

OK, things are a lot more Christmassy now. On Friday, we had a party with lots of people and lots of food and lots of small children who like to run around (those are the best kinds of Christmas parties). … Continue reading

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It’s Not Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

  It’s been a weird season. I like to laugh at the Black Friday shoppers, lining up the day after Thanksgiving for the deals. I liked my celebration of Christmas restrained. But this year it doesn’t feel like a celebration … Continue reading

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It’s OK to Have Different Perspectives

Not everyone has to see things from the same point of view:

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Almost a cyborg…?

Body parts made out of stainless steel and plastic?  Check. Metabolism controlled through electronics?  Check. Digital readout of critical system parameters?  Check. I’m getting close. The only thing standing between me and cyborghood is really the whole cyber- part of … Continue reading

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I Come to Bury Radio Shack…and to Praise It.

Last night I read a eulogy for Radio Shack, the electronics dealer that has been around since before I can remember (and that’s a long time).  The eulogy was mostly concerned with Radio Shack from an employee’s perspective, and mostly … Continue reading

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The Shocking Truth: Dynohub Progress

I recently purchased a used front wheel that was built with a Shimano DH-3N80 dynohub, the latest (or at least one of the most recent) iterations of the venerable Shimano design. For around 10 years, I’ve been riding a DH-3N70, … Continue reading

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