Tag Archives: Geek Stuff

We’ve Hit Peak Stuff

“If we look on a global basis, in the west we have probably hit peak stuff. We talk about peak oil. I’d say we’ve hit peak red meat, peak sugar, peak stuff … peak home furnishings,” Steve Howard [IKEA’s Head … Continue reading

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y blog entry about a proble with y coputer

This blog is brought to you by the letter “” and the  nuber $45. Today was Saturday, one of the rare Saturdays when I don’t have to be anywhere else. So I started the day by sleeping in, then went … Continue reading

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The Shocking Truth

I have always believed that seeing things is important.  Here’s a photo of my bike from 1980+/-: See that white thing on the handlebars?  That’s a gen-u-ine bicycle headlight, vintage late ’70s, run off of two C-batteries, contained in the … Continue reading

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What’s it got in its pocketses?

It’s been a while since I’ve done anything along the “almost perfect” sort of line that I used to jump-start myself back into blogging.  So I thought it was time. Those who have been with me from the beginning, or … Continue reading

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Chautauqua: In Which Phaedrus Misunderstands the Nature of Science

In Zen & The Art, Pirsig talks quite a lot about his younger self, Phaedrus.  One of the things he wants to point out is that Phaedrus went the way that he did because he had discovered a fundamental flaw … Continue reading

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The Hissing of Summer Air Conditioners

My relationship with air conditioning is ambivalent.  I grew up in Minnesota, and my parents didn’t get AC put into the house until I had graduated and was “away” at college.  Consequently, I endured many hot, sticky nights with the … Continue reading

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Save Every Little Piece (‘Cause You Never Know…)

My spouse thinks I’m insane.  Oh, she supports my insanity.  But she still thinks I’m insane. My dad used to use coffee cans to organize things on his workbench.  He had a shelf of coffee cans, each covered in red … Continue reading

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