A compulsively lazy coffee addict...
Bye bye SPG
08/29/05 @ 10:21:05 pm, Categories: Rants, 43 words   English (US)

I used to enjoy this blog. Then she had to go and write/draw what is perhaps the worst cartoon I have ever read (amirite?). Now I need a new blog to replace it in my bookmark toolbar. It is all so tragic.

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Hipsters confuse me.
08/29/05 @ 10:13:48 pm, Categories: Ideas, 27 words   English (US)

Someone please educate me. What is the explanation for the hipster fascination with dressing up as zombies? I'm guessing it has something to do with the makeup.

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Internets 1, Local Bike Shops 0
08/28/05 @ 08:31:00 pm, Categories: Rants, random, technology, 135 words   English (US)

Ben and I have searched for Magura brake pads for use with ceramic bicycle rims for years now. We always knew they existed, but people in bike shops claimed that they were either impossible to order (on permanent backorder) or that there was in fact no such thing.
Moreover, when I tried to find a brake line for my Magura Louise disc brake, I found that while nobody had any in stock, they wouldn't even consider ordering one for me.
Enter the internet!

Magura now has an online store where you can purchase supplies and replacement parts for any of their brakes. I was able to purchase the correct line and pads in under 5 minutes, for less than what a shop would have charged (even counting shipping), and I will receive them sooner as well.

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Martin Amis and friends visit Robert Graves
08/25/05 @ 04:50:06 pm, Categories: Missleaneus, books, 172 words   English (US)

- Oh don't worry, I said. Just go on as if he's a god.

Graves seemed baffled but on the whole rather pleased to see us. He was perhaps fractionally diminished from the striding colossus of a few years earlier, but still very straight and head-in-air, the ancient coin of his face quite undulled. I introduced my friends and said,
- I'm sorry about this, Robert, but you must get some very weird people coming to see you these days. Now you're so famous.
- Oh, I do, I do. Some extraordinary people come to see me now. Extraordinary people.
The five of us looked out on the rocky acres - spurs and tors, terraces, arthritic olive trees. Then Rob said to Robert,
- Make that mountain open up.
- What?
- Turn it into a volcano.
- What?
- Go on. You can do it. Make that cloud go away.
- Oh, you're -
- Summon a tidal wave.
- You little -
- Make the moon come out.
- Ooh, you -
- Make the -
And Robert got hold of Rob and roughly tickled him.

- Martin Amis, Experience

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08/16/05 @ 04:32:20 pm, Categories: Rants, 46 words   English (US)

I'm not sure if I should laugh or cry. Out of all that is going on in the world, CNN is choosing to cover an internet worm.

Of course, the blurb at the bottom of the screen is priceless:
"Computer Worm Affects Machines Running Microsoft Windows"

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Yay! I'm... wonderful?
08/10/05 @ 01:38:40 pm, Categories: Raves, null, coffee, 0 words   English (US)

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DIY Espresso Machine Temperature Controller
08/09/05 @ 03:18:53 pm, Categories: coffee, Ideas, 44 words   English (US)

For all you Vivace wannabes out there, here are two pages talking about installing a PID (whatever that stands for) in home epsresso machines (both happen to be Rancilio Silvias).
Pepe's Silvia - Super slick
Hot Rod Silvia - That big two-color control panel looks sweet!

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