Archive for January, 2007

the wheels on the bus

January 19th, 2007 3 comments

In honor of the massive snowstorm we had last night (almost 1/2 inch!!), I wanted to comment on snow tires.


or at least have good all-season tires with a lot of tread left. after even marginal wear, all-seasons quickly become no-seasons. this does not mean “just above the wear bars”. People drive on crap tires and then complain their cars are “no good in the snow”…

as a car guy I notice tires when I walk by cars, just as a matter of reflex. in the row of 12 or so cars I was parked with yesterday, only one had snow tires. and 2 of the remaining had all-season tires with adequate tread depth. one car had tires worn to the cords, and the rest grossly inadequate tread. like 3/10 to 5/10 left. how these people escape death when snow falls is beyond my comprehension. maybe there’s something to religion after all.

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that’s one way to burn a snow-day

January 18th, 2007 3 comments

how can you even…



you can’t tell right away, but this is a hill. apparently of decent grade. That first guy is nuts.

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cisco smash!

January 11th, 2007 9 comments


“Cisco to sue Apple over iPhone”

Apparently Cisco has owned rights to the product name “iphone” for a decade or so. if Apple thinks they have a shot at Cisco they are loopy. It’s not like it was a devious move by Cisco, the name was logical for them to take for their IP Telephone devices. And it was take back before the ipod was around or any of the other Apple i-stuff.

The court case would go something like:

Apple: “We believe we should be abl…”
Cisco: “Cisco SMASH”
Apple: (dies)

For those who don’t know, Cisco is a massive company. The internet pretty much lives on Cisco devices.

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klaatu barada… um….

January 6th, 2007 11 comments

So Army of Darkness comes on at work, and I’m all “hells yeah”. and all 3 of my coworkers (all some flavor of nerd or another) are all like “wtf mate?”… none of them have ever heard of Bruce Campbell or Army of Darkness. right around the scene where the chainsaw lands perfectly on his armstump, they’re all “wtf this is so stupid, what’s a chainsaw doing back then anyways?!” I tried to explain that the movie should probably not be taken seriously, but my efforts are mostly in vain I think.

Uncultured, the lot of them!

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January 4th, 2007 No comments

erica: ROFLMAO
erica: that is the best article evarr
iggdawg: explains a lot of what I see on the road
iggdawg: although you’d think the DMV workers would be a more lively bunch
iggdawg: because clearly they are getting a LOT of stripshows…
erica: hahaha
erica: yup

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