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New Bike! [Dec. 10th, 2008|04:52 am]
My dad gave me his old touring bike: a '92 Canondale T600. It's always been a little to big for him, and it fits me perfectly. It hasn't been ridden in forever, so it needs a bit of work to be roadworthy again. We took it apart to fit it in a box to mail it down here, when I was up in VT for Thanksgiving. Although I was involved in the disassembly, I'm not completely sure that I have put it back together correctly. Mostly just washers and cables. When there's multiple places things can go, it's not obvious what's right if you've never done this before. :P

Anyway, I'm very excited about this bike. My current road bike (Giant Kronos) is nice, but slightly too big for me (bought it while I was still growing...or so I thought!) The Cannondale is nicer: it has an aluminum frame and feels a good deal ligher than the steel Giant. It's also had just about every component on it upgraded, because my dad is that much of a bike nut.

One thing I would like to do, but don't know if I trust myself to do it properly, is swap out the bar mounted shifters on the Cannondale for the STI shifters/brake levers on the Giant. At first it seemed that wouldn't be possible because we thought my bike had a different number of gears, but they match so it *should* be possible.

At that point, what do I do with the Giant? I'm sure nobody wants bar mounted shifters now, but fixed gear bikes are all the rage. Silly as it is, I would probably increase the resale value of the giant if I converted it to a fixie. Then I could keep all the components "just in case."
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Pontiac Garage? [Nov. 29th, 2008|01:14 am]
I caught the end of a TV show on ABC tonight, I think it was Jimmy Kimmel Live but I'm not sure. Anyway they seem to have a "Pontiac Garage" section where a band plays. Can anyone tell me who played tonight? I thought I recognized the lead singer, but I didn't recognize the music. I didn't bother trying to remember any of the lyrics because I thought they'd say who it was at the end. But they just ended the show instead. Can't find any information on the super crappy ABC site. Anyone know how to find out?
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Palin debate flowchart [Oct. 5th, 2008|07:32 am]
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Smacks of desperation [Aug. 30th, 2008|12:08 am]
I'm sure everyone has heard that McCain chose Palin, with only 2 years of experience as Governor of Alaska and 6 years as a mayor.

This move is obviously a grab for the female vote, aiming for the hypothetical female voters who supported Hillary only because she was a woman. That already seems a bit strange, but what makes this seem like a truly desperate move is that in doing this, McCain is giving up the only real leverage he had over Obama: experience. McCain can't very well harp on Obama's lack of experience now that he is aiming to put someone with even less experience a heartbeat away from the presidency.
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Don't believe everything you read [May. 28th, 2008|10:24 am]
This should be self evident but apparently is not. Just because you read something in a shiny magazine doesn't mean it's true.

Many people at work seem to think that nuclear power is the answer to global warming. Regardless of how you feel about that issue, I hope that none of you would wave a copy of Wired magazine in my face as an authoritative rebuttal. Honestly, how do you even continue a discussion after something like that?
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Best Mac vs PC Commercial Evar [May. 23rd, 2008|08:22 pm]
Best Mac vs PC Commercial Evar
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Photo recipe [Feb. 18th, 2008|03:51 am]
Jay's Spaghetti sauce with sausage
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Gainesville best city to live in [Feb. 9th, 2008|08:19 pm]
Gainesville graduates to best city.
According to Bert Sperling & Peter Sander, Gainesville is the best place to live, despite a high violent crime rate.

Ann Arbor, the place where I would like to live, is #5.
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Recruiting [Feb. 8th, 2008|04:27 pm]
From: Monster Jobs
Subject: Filemaker Pro opportunity



hahahahaaha, no.fucking.way. I would not touch that with a 10,000 foot pole.
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waterboarding [Feb. 7th, 2008|05:22 pm]
CIA chief: waterboarding probably illegal, but there will be no criminal investigations.
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