Archive for May, 2008

The Big Wheel Lives!

( Bikes andFun! andGeek )

I was a little too old for the Big Wheel when they hit the big time back in the early ’70’s, but I remember thinking how cool they were. The big draw was those fat rear tires and the power slide lever on the back end. Those little squirts riding these things down a hill, […]

When Will It Stop?

Well, the June 3 South Dakota Primary election is looming large, and with things being so close between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Hussein Obama, South Dakota is suddenly a factor once again. And the two of them have suddenly rediscovered South Dakota, as evidenced by the fresh deluge of campaign ads. And each of […]

Henry Workcycles

( Bikes )

I thought sure I wrote a post about Henry Workcycles earlier, but I guess it was only on Gadgetopia. Henry Workcycles creates bikes that are beyond unique and beyond cool, built to fit some very specific uses: Hauling kids… Hauling, um, stuff. Note the sturdy platform over the front wheel… Hauling even more stuff… Hauling […]

Renovo Hardwood Bicycles

I like bikes, and I like things made of wood. And holy cow, I had no idea you could combine the two on this level… I’ve seen some nice bikes before, but this… This is a thing of beauty. A work of art.       This bike was produced by Renovo Hardwood Bicycles, where else, […]

The Plywood Bike

( Bikes andFamily andFun! )

The boys and I are still planning on building a rowbike of some kind — at least I am, but they’re getting a little impatient wondering when we’re going to get started. I’ve been trying to source cheap/free frame materials and trying to figure out in my head how to construct the thing, and think […]

The Telmarine Catapult — How Does It Work?

( Fun! )

The family and I went to see the latest movie installment of C.S. Lewis’ Narnian Chronicles — Prince Caspian — last Friday night, and it’s a great movie. The story line doesn’t follow the book very well, but with a few exceptions the movie does follow the book at least in spirit. One of the […]

Stupid Computer Trick — VNC Echo

( Computers andFun! andGeek )

At work I’m messing around with setting up a new machine running Leopard… I was having trouble figuring out how best to access network shares and a helpful guy on the Apple Support Discussions Board pointed me to the Columns View in a Finder Window. When you click on the icon for a machine on […]

Sioux Falls Bike To Work Day — May 16, 2008

( Bikes )

Tomorrow is the 7th Annual Sioux Falls Bike To Work Day. The electric is ready to roll, so I’ll be there, even if it is a long way out of my way. Who can pass up free pancakes?

You-Convert-It dot com

( Links )

Here’s a Useful Site to bookmark; Free! Convert any media file format (Documents, Images, Audio, Video & Archives) without buying or installing anything on your PC All you do is upload a file, tell it what format you want it converted to, and it’ll email you with a download link when it’s done. Of […]

Psystar — On Its Way!

Yes indeed, it’s really happening. On Wednesday I got a confirmation email from Psystar with a valid UPS tracking number. It’ll be delivered by May 5 (feliz Cinco de Mayo!) Huzzah! As cool as that is, I’m certainly not the first to get one; several people have already received the machines they ordered, and one […]