Category Archives: Other Stuff

Weekend Review, May 19-20, 2018

Saturday was a cold, wet misery. Sunday was partly sunny and Summery. But I mostly stayed inside, determined to finish two books (I did). So all I saw was an unidentified electric skateboard, one Boosted, and two(!) people on one(!) … Continue reading

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Huh? What?

Google Books: The Standard Oil Company by Elbert Hubbard That was in 1910. Something must have changed since!

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1908 Humor (Oh, Behave!)

Google Books: A Bunch of Lemons Collected, Condemned and Cussed by A. Phew Lemons

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Weekend Review, May 11-13, 2018

I was forced into the city for an unplanned three-day weekend. Sightings: I lost count! I saw at least three electric unicycles (wait for the surprise!), several electric scooters (at least two were carbon fiber), and several electric skateboards, some … Continue reading

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The Age Of Amazements

Particle Physics Resurrects Alexander Graham Bell’s Voice An absolutely stunning accomplishment! Alexander Graham Bell’s voice (short), 1885

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“Crimes Against Gratitude”

The Man Who Cracked The Lottery Miller had mentored Sand and saw in him a kindred spirit, someone for whom practicing law was a calling. Sometimes Sand’s moral compass was so steady that he came off as a square; his … Continue reading

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A Day Of Fake Summer

Keep all LiON batteries out of direct sunlight! Previously here: Fake Spring Friday

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Weekend Review, April 28-29, 2018

I saw: 7 Boosted boards, 1 Acton board, 1 Evolve board, 1 Halo Board, 1 unidentified eScooter, 1 electric unicycle, and had my first in-real-life sighting of a Xiaomi-style eScooter. I say “Xiaomi-style” because there are now clones coming out … Continue reading

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Tiny Houses Passed A Huge Hurdle In 2016: The Building Code

It’s a measure of how thoroughly I had purged Tiny Houses from my mind back in 2015 that I missed this milestone back in 2016 and accidentally (via YouTube Recommendation) learned of it in 2018: Tiny houses are getting a … Continue reading

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The GDPR

If your emailbox is beginning to fill up with Subject lines like, “We’re updating our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service,” this is why: General Data Protection Regulation. The EU had to force them into that. They wouldn’t have otherwise … Continue reading

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