Archive - 2004

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Boxing Day Postmortem

I spent about $150 at Sports Junkies. Highlights: a set of RX100 brakes (nice dual-pivots) for $10. A beautiful Easton handlebar for $14, and a nice seatpost for $17. Complete TT bar for $5, and a non-fancy but sturdy rear mountain bike wheel for $14.

Maybe the fanciest find was a light set for $5, sans charger. Nice light set, though.

The Sublime and the Ridiculous 6

Today, I prepared a Boxing Day brunch for my family. The brunch went well, but in the process of making the salad I cut one of my fingers. Later, in the course of a series of pathetic attempts to detach the counter top dishwasher from the sink I injured another part of my hand. So, consequently, this makes it rather difficult to type. You are thus treated to a shorter entry than usual. Merry Xmas.

Local Boxing Day deal roundup

This list is somewhat random, and very heavily electronics-skewed, except for one item: Sports Junkies Port Moody Boxing Day sale, which is the only sale I expect to attend. I'm planning to be there at 0800, and if you snake the road shifters from me, I'll stick a bike pump in yer spokes!

Ahem. Come drop by if you're in the area. It's mostly mountain bike oriented, but the deals are hot and heavy.

All prices rounded to the nearest dollar. I'll not be party to pretending there's a difference between $9.98 and $10.

This day in David's city a savior has been born to you

Merry Christmas. I got the Star Wars Trilogy, some shirts, and a Sports Junkies gift certificate, among other things. If all goes well, I will post a summary of the better local Boxing Day deals today.

Upcoming items I need to post: my WiFi antenna build, detailed instructions on how to make fenders just as cool as my new bike fenders, more Ottawa pictures.

My family

My family. You'll have to trust me on this, but not one of these people is mugging for the camera.
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One Less Bike

Bumper sticker seen on the back of a Dodge Ram pickup. Note perfect match of the typeface, colour, and size of the original "ONE LESS CAR" sticker. Nicely done.
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Local Politics (for reasonably large values of local)

Hum, hrm. Several local items that deserve assessment, and since this week, I've been laid up with a shoulder injury (which means that in the last few days all I have done is build a WiFi antenna, overhaul the discs on my parents' truck, crafted some extremely tidy bicycle fender extensions, worked on the damnable Litter Maid, and done some random shopping).

Pain, Agony!

Somehow I've managed to avoid posting about this so far, but it's time to share: my shoulder, which has been doing some sort of strange muscle-injury thing for a week, is driving me nuts. I'm in a fair amount of pain and discomfort all the time, and Tylenol-3s taken two at a time just barely make things any better.

Brands: cars as a microcosm

Wired Cola was created as a branding exercise, and I still flatter myself that, along with the co-conspirators, I have a certain understanding of how to name a product.

Today, let's talk about car branding.

The Sublime and the Ridiculous 5

We 're back! Yes, we've returned from The Great White North to greener pastures. I'm very happy to be back, but my thoughts are still full of our Ottawa experiences. So, I will hearken back to them for my sublime and ridiculous entry this week.