9 days ago Miscellany
First F1 race in 3 weeks. Spanish Grand Prix this weekend. Improved mechanical designs and a crazy venue.
16 days ago Miscellany
Heather re-states her authority as the Queen of Choosing Dark Movies. Latest Rygo film. Previously she picked Rygo's ultraviolent Drive. She loved both and giggled far too much. I fear for my life. Date night... well, afternoon... grabbed some late lunch, wine and a movie. Thanks to B&B for watching things 1,2 and 3. My take on the movie? Emotional, thought-provoking, dark. I enjoyed it and appreciated the director's style. But it's not my type of movie. Too much emotional work required. Or maybe too much emotional response provoked.
23 days ago Miscellany
Anthony's new show on CNN... Parts Unknown. Great thing about this show is that it's basically No Reservations. Always enjoy his grassroots food-based lens on the world. Because it's never about the food. It's about the people. He does a better job of bringing the true humanity of an area to the tele than most traditional reporters. Sat out on the patio and watched his first episode on Myanmar while the kiddos swam. Cnn has made this first episode
available in its entirety.
25 days ago Miscellany
Data Science ATL event tonight as part of Atlanta's Data Science Week. Twenty two events throughout Atlanta herald the presence of a thriving big data and data science community in Atlanta. I'm glad to have helped out in some small way.
26 days ago Miscellany
Love the patina on these old shoes. 1950's cigar colored shell cordovan. I took them over about two years ago. Filed under: shoe problem, i haves one.
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One month ago the garage door opener for my side of the garage stopped working. Given certain hacking activities happening on that exact day between me and Terp I assumed one thing: sabotage. Upon closer inspection of the opener's ailment I realized that such sabotage was actually outside of Terp's skill level... an internal gear was stripped.
Morning after morning I got into my car, hit the open button and quickly exclaimed "dammit" as I realized that the opener was broken. Night after night I groaned "dammit" as I pulled into the driveway, often in inclement weather, and realized that I'd have to get out of the car and manually lift the garage door. People, we have gotten soft as a people. Today I took Emme to gymnastics and then hit up Home Depot for a new opener. Entry model. Not many bells and whistles.
At noon... high noon... I began the install in earnest. Wrenches flew. Screw drivers whirred. Gears wrenched. And chains slithered. Less than an hour later the installation was complete. Only one beer was consumed. The hardest part was getting my car to talk to the darn thing. "Garage door opener, refer to Integrated universal remote control"... seriously?
Ah, the finer things in life. Garage doors opening at the push of a button. It's techmology at its finest.
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