Archives for: October 2007

"It's an old man's drink, it's boring, it tastes like shit"

posted by collin on 07.10.12 at 08:34, null, rant, rant, 1 comment Permalink

And most people are stupid. I'm not sure I like this guy. Blending Caol Ila?

Comment from: ben [Member] ·
I bought a bottle of Scapa the other day. The label's different now.
Permalink 10/12/07 @ 10:59

I want one...

posted by collin on 07.10.10 at 14:37, null, coffee, tech, 2 comments Permalink

Bellman espresso machine...

Comment from: graham [Member] ·
Holy crap, that is awesome. Fantes is awesome. My life is complete.
Permalink 10/10/07 @ 16:33
Comment from: collin [Member] ·
Amazon has it cheaper. But Fantes is cooler.
Permalink 10/10/07 @ 17:04

Fall down.

posted by collin on 07.10.09 at 20:24, null, nonsense, random, Leave a comment Permalink

Lasted about a week. Back up with brackets into the ceiling.

They cut down the trees in front of my childhood home.

posted by collin on 07.10.08 at 20:53, null, nonsense, random, Leave a comment Permalink

Birthplace of the Schwinn of Rustiness

posted by collin on 07.10.08 at 20:49, null, nonsense, random, Leave a comment Permalink

Ah shadenfreude...

posted by collin on 07.10.01 at 20:22, null, rant, rant, bike, 2 comments Permalink

After several years of hibernating in my parent's garage, I dug my bike out and brought it to the local repair shop for a much needed tune-up. They quickly informed me that my 14 year-old U-lock was not going cut it on the mean streets of New York and then demonstrated by easily opening it with a regular Bic pen.

So I needed a new lock. The recommended approach is to use at least two, one to secure both wheels to the frame and another to secure the frame to a post—which doesn't even cover the seat.

What about your fork? ZOMG!

The true test is always on the street. After a night of being locked to parking sign on a dark street off Houston, I found the bike with both wheels and the seat exactly where I left if it. The handle bars, however, were gone.


Comment from: Devin [Visitor] ·
I love the dangling participle because it's entirely plausible.
Permalink 10/01/07 @ 21:40
Comment from: ben [Member] ·
I didn't do it.
Permalink 10/02/07 @ 07:04