Archive for June, 2008

Happy Father’s Day, Dad

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years. Mark Twain Dad has been gone since 1987, and there are days I miss […]

South Side Performance At Automania

( Cars! )

It’s been a busy week for me since the Automania show last Wednesday, but there were a few things of interest there that I wanted to share (Ian & I went to the show, and between the two of us, snapped over 300 photos; some are worth seeing, some not so much, but if you’re […]

Automania 2008 Is On For Tonight!

( Cars! andFamily andFun! )

Yes! The Night of the Hot Rods has finally arrived! Automania is tonight, June 18, 2008. The weather forecast looks excellent, so you can bet that I’ll be there, dragging the boys around (or maybe the other way round) snapping pictures of everything they’re not interested in. They’ll likely be gawking at the shiny Ferraris, […]

The King Of Unfinished Projects

Yes, that’s me alright. I love to take on a new project, and am just as ready to set it aside to start the next one. That’s true not only in my home improvement projects, my bike projects, my automotive projects, my work projects, etc… It also holds true right here on my WordPress blog. […]

The Trials & Tribulations Of Building An E-Bike On The Cheap

Last fall I finally broke down and bought an electric conversion kit for my bike. Getting there was a long process because the CFO (aka: the Wife) wasn’t terribly excited about the idea, so funding for it was very spotty. A bonus at work finally provided the cash needed for the motor, and I was […]

The $13,000 Electric Bike

Wow! I bumped into this site a couple of days ago, and am just amazed… An electric motorized bicycle that costs more than some motorcycles. The Optibike probably represents the state-of-the-art in electric powered bikes, and is a very impressive piece of machinery, but hokey pete… $13,000? for a bicycle? That price is the base […]

Why Is A Computer A Stupid Machine?

I was browsing through some of the recent visitors to just now (as I am wont to do), and came across an interesting item. When a hit is registered from a search engine, Sitemeter also shows what the terms entered into the search field. This one was interesting: (click on the image to see […]

Pushing 2,000

A mere six months ago, I wrote a post when my Sitemeter count had nearly reached 1,000 visitors. Now, the count has nearly reached the next milestone, 2,000 visits. As I wrote last time, 2,000 hits isn’t much; many of the more popular sites will see traffic like that in an hour or less. The […]

Honor and Shame

The family and I went to see Prince Caspian on opening night a couple weeks back, and we were all a little disappointed in the movie’s departure from the original story. My better half read the Narnia Chronicles to the kids when they were younger, and the older ones have read the books numerous times. […]

Samsung Customer Disservice

( Computers andWork )

This sucks. Samsung has just ripped me off, and I’m more than just a little angry about it. I bought a manufacturer recertified 22″ flat panel monitor (model 225BW) in late February (which was delivered and put into use in early March). The monitor worked fine at first, but in the last week developed […]