iPhone 7 — The Rock x Siri - Reminder — Apple
Just caught this ad on TV. I think it covers The Rock's public persona perfectly, which somehow made it very funny,
Just because I needed a picture, I like pictures of cars, and Google served up this one in response to my inquiry about 500 digital TV channels.
At all times, at least one of the five zillion digital channels on my TV has a race going on,
or more likely someone talking about racing. Man, do those people talk.
|2017 Hyundai Sonata|
|Hyundai Sonata Dashboard|
|Notice the small control panel on the right spoke of the steering wheel. And the red triangle in the 'center stack'.|
|Horizon Air Bombardier DHC-8|
|PenAir Saab 340B|
|Portrait of Niccolò Machiavelli by Santi di Tito, ca. 1675|
The madman theory was a feature of Richard Nixon's foreign policy. He and his administration tried to make the leaders of hostile Communist Bloc nations think Nixon was irrational and volatile. According to the theory, those leaders would then avoid provoking the United States, fearing an unpredictable American response. - WikipediaHoo boy, just what we need, a fake madman in charge. Somehow this doesn't seem like a good idea, but perhaps it worked? I mean Nixon (the evil criminal mastermind) did get us out of our Vietnam quagmire, which I think was all-in-all a good thing. Via The Adventures of Roberta X.
|Stardust by Joseph Kanon|
|On the Zambesi out of Vic Falls. Via Jack. I'm not quite sure what we have here, |
it might be lizard porn. Shoot, since it's from Jack, I know it's lizard porn.
|Embraer E175 Regional Jet|
|The Famous Diving Elks|
|Stoney Creek Inn Lobby, Sioux City, Iowa|
|Socks packed into model of Kinnick Stadium. Iowa Hawkeyes birthday cake.|
|Sleep Inn, Eppley Field, Omaha|
|Ford Pickup Truck Being Repaired|
|Cutaway Automatic Transmission|
|A destroyed Japanese H8K flying boat is examined by men of the US Army - October 24, 1943|
|Portland, Oregon, Air Quality, Friday, August 4, 2017|
|Broken Serpentine Belt|
It was lying in the bottom of the engine compartment. I pulled the broken ends (green squiggle) up so they could be in the picture. Notice the rubber debris embedded in the compressor pulley (center). I suspect that happened when the belt broke.
|London Edinburgh London|
I’m leaving today at 5:40 p.m. from O’Hare, stopping for an hour in Reykjavik six hours later, then on to London in another three hours or so. Should arrive at Gatwick at 10:25 a.m. I’m staying at an AirBnB in Nazeing, northwest of downtown London. It’s billed as an apartment on the grounds of Harold’s Park, an equestrian center that occupies what was once King Harold’s hunting grounds. I’ll be there for a couple of nights, then leave Sunday afternoon to start the London-Edinburgh-London ride. If all goes to plan I will return to Nazeing the following Friday, sleep for a couple of days, then head down to Dover to catch a ferry to Calais.
From there, my current plan is to go Bruges, Ghent, and Brussels, then take a train to Paris, then another train to Rennes in Normandy. From there I’ll bike to Mont Saint Michel, then back to Calais, ferry to Dover, and ride back to London. Either on my way out or back I hope to stop in Canterbury for a bit. I plan to spend two or three days in London fairly close to Gatwick so I can pack my bike and arrive at the airport stress-free for my return flight at 11:40 a.m. on August 16. I’ll arrive in Chicago at 4:40 p.m., Katz will pick me up, and then back to work on the 17th.
This is a very loose plan. I’m taking a tent and sleeping bag, and have the Warm Showers and AirBnB apps on my phone. Pretty much everything is subject to change, with the exceptions of my flight times.
Just noticed a pull quote in the current issue of Adventure Cycling: “Adventure cycling is when a person feels some challenge, where they meet an edge and dig in and learn they can do things they weren’t sure they could.” I’m pretty sure this trip qualifies.
|Packard Bell 920 TV Camera|
|My custom refrigerator dust getter. Made by taping a short piece of aquarium tubing to the end of a standard vacuum cleaner crevice tool. I used electrical tape to connect the two.|
|Our new fridge, a Frigidaire Gallery 22.6 Cu. Ft. French Door Counter-Depth Refrigerator DGHF2360PF|
Austenitic stainless steels (such as a typical 300 series) are non-magnetic, whereas martensitic stainless steels (such as a typical 400 series) are magnetic. - Brian BarnhartRumor has it that when consumer appliances with stainless steel skins first started to appear, they were prone to smudging, but now we have smudge resistant finishes. I wonder just what the heck they are doing to make them smudge resistant, and how thick is the stainless steel skin on Frigidaire refrigerator? I suspect it may be only a few thousandths of an inch thick, kind of like aluminum foil.
|Peter Dinklage (the dwarf actor) as Tyrion Lannister|
|Lim's Cafe, Redding, California|
|Front Door of 300 Hyde Street, San Francisco, California|
|Fancy Building across the street. |
I was impressed that someone would bother to high light the details on a building in this neighborhood. I do not understand anything about this area.
|IKEA Mattress Foundation|
|Routes into San Francisco from the North|
|Interstate Freeway at Emeryville|
|Mt. Shasta, shot from the truck.|