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Getting Used to Quarantine Life

Ok, so it’s not a complete lockdown, but would quarantine be a correct word?  I mean it’s not like we’re stuck indoors with lock and chain.  We can go out and do things, but with restrictions. At least here in … Continue reading

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2019 Was Rough … Let’s Look Forward to 2020

The year 2019 was a punch in the gut.  It was a year which saw the passing of my Dad, who was 94 (or 92, whichever record you believe in).  Dad was a paper son, so who knows when he … Continue reading

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Pour over Coffee

I’m not there biggest coffee enthusiasts, but I do like the aroma of good coffee. I probably can’t tell the difference in one blend to the other, like determining how fruity one is over the other. So recently, some friends … Continue reading

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Summer Fitness Competition at Work

In an effort to build morale, companies will organize some friendly competition between different groups of teams.  They count number of steps, and they even included an option to convert cycling miles into steps.  That’s cool … with all the … Continue reading

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Making the Best out of being On Call

Ever since a department re-org, my weekends have been pretty crappy. You see, they moved two products that I support away from me, and they laid off 3 of 5 in my staff. That left 2 if us left, so … Continue reading

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In Between Two Social Bike Clubs

I have to admit, I’m a little spoiled here in the Bay Area.  I live geographically in the middle, between two social bike clubs.  Western Wheelers, usually starts rides in the Palo Alto/Los Altos area, while Almaden Cycle Touring Club … Continue reading

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I Knew I Should Have Packed a Second Spare

Lately, I have gotten into the habit of carrying a second spare tube. Who knows what could happen out there, especially if I’m climbing Angeles Crest Highway. I was actually going at a pretty good clip, considering I hadn’t been … Continue reading

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Cycling with Smokey Air from the California Wildfires

The air here in California has been pretty bad, as a result of the 3 major fires (1 in the Bay Area, 2 in Southern California). If gotten really acquainted with Purpleair It was kinda odd, that Sunday morning, when … Continue reading

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Turning off Auto-Play of Videos on Twitter and Facebook from your Smartphone

It’s the most annoying thing … you scroll through your feed or timeline, and one of the feeds has a video.  It plays as soon as you scroll to it.  While it is a neat feature, not everyone wants it … Continue reading

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I Can Use Android Pay as an ATM Card

I’ve been using Android Pay for a couple of years, and it’s great.  I regularly use it when I go to the market, and I just pay with my phone.  I also use it at a few favorites, like Chili’s, … Continue reading

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