Archive for November 1st, 2007

Reducing my carbon footprint… ah, fuck it. Where are my keys?

I rode my bicycle to work today.  It’s only about 2 miles or so, much of it on a nice footpath that starts almost at my front door.   A few problems hold me back from making this a regular occurrence.

  1. Work’s dress code.   Nice clothes, dirt footpaths, and bicycle chains are a recipe for disaster.   Plus, I start to overheat the minute my ass hits my office chair.
  2. Weather.  #1 is compounded by the narrow range of weather that is pleasant to ride in.   It’s now pretty brisk/damp in the morning, and it’s only going to get worse.  Oh, yeah…  it also apparently rains here every once and a while.
  3. Daylight.  I didn’t use my eyes to navigate home, I used the Force.   It’s now pitch black around 5pm.
  4. Lunch.  I really enjoy coming home to see my lovely wife at lunch time.  It really helps break up the day.

I do intend to ride more… but for now commuting will remain a motorized affair.

No thanks, I’m trying to quit

A few years ago I kicked the email-mailing-list habit, only to quickly replace it with RSS feeds. At 150+ feeds I’ve created my own internet hamster wheel. I now spend about 70% of my waking hours trying to keep up.

So, it’s time for another purge. Hopefully, I’ll find something more productive to do with my new free time… like heroin.

Update: down to 45 feeds

Things I hate

Websites that have a link “Enlarge Image” which when clicked opens a new window, containing an image no larger than the original.

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