Jan 262012
 

Check your speakers if you are at work — there is a loud soundtrack that will start when you click. You don’t need it to have your head turned inside out… ๐Ÿ™‚


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 Posted by at 11:49 pm
Jan 232012
 

Someone on Reddit posted these. They come from the April 2003 issue of Bicycling. I love how much of it is still current, even though parts of it aren’t as relevant as they were on 2003 (See: Fox Forks.)

If Gary Fisher made toasters, its marketing department would claim Gary invented toasters — and bread.

Foes toasters would be heavy and bright red, and would throw the bread farther in the air than any other toasters.

If Syncros made toasters, they’d be smooth, black, scratch proof and mysteriously overpriced.

If Marzocchi made toasters, it would have the “Toaster Chicks.” The knobs would hurt your hands, and the crumb seal would dry out if the toaster wasn’t used frequently enough.

If ESPN covered toasting, it would call toasting bagels “extreme” toasting, and Mountain Dew would believe them.

If ABC covered toasting, it would play John Tesh in the background and not actually show any toasting.

If OLN covered toasting, you’d record every show.

If Huffy made toasters, it would look like a toaster, it would smell like a toaster, but it wouldn’t have an ejection mechanism. A Huffy toaster would consist of a box with a magnifying glass, and could only be used on sunny days.

Fox Shox toasters would work great for about three months, then drop breadcrumbs all over the counter.

If Specialized made toasters, it would claim to have made the first toaster, when in fact, it was only the first to mass produce toasters.

If Tom Ritchey made toasters, people would say he never got away from his bread roots.

If Cannondale made toasters, you’d have to use thicker slices of bread, buy a Cannondale fork to dig the toast out and use a Cannondale knife to butter it. If either tool broke, not even Cannondale could fix ’em.

Litespeed would make titanium toasters that would weigh as much as aluminum ones and cost as much as a microwave.

Folks would debate the virtues of clipless toasters. You wouldn’t have to push your bread down anymore but would frequently risk knocking the toaster over with the bread still attached.

If Campagnolo made a toaster, no one would care how long it took to break it in, and it would look so smooth and cool, you’d never want to use it to make actual toast. A Campy toaster knob would cost more than an entire Shimano toaster.

If Shimano made a toaster, you’d have to rewire your whole house and change the electrical sockets to Shimano-compatable ones just to plug the darn thing in.

Keith Bontrager’s toasters would be made of steal, have gusseted bodies, gusseted internal frames, gusseted bread supports…

A new “North Shore” toast style would emerge: placing your toaster on thin planks up near the ceiling, and loading your toast while your feet are wet.

Schwinn toaster would be so-so, but they’d remind us of the toasters we grew up using, so we’d buy one for that reason alone.

 Posted by at 2:26 pm
Jan 172012
 

I really wish I knew the back story to this. I saw it referenced on Utefans.net but that’s all I know. Its a bit long, but I think well worth the watch and listen. Some kids are just more gooder than others. ๐Ÿ™‚

 Posted by at 8:45 pm
Jan 082012
 

I am seeing a lot of folks who are worried about their privacy on Facebook. Most of what I am see people do doesn’t work, and in some cases can cause bigger problems. If you will do the following four things we can make Facebook a better place and even better we can all take control of our own personal privacy.

1 – Open a new window to Facebook and click “Update Status.” Look in the lower right hand corner, right next to the box that says “Post” and clock the down arrow. Those are different ways that you can limit who can see your post, and also who can see when your friends like or comment. I commit to checking that setting *every* time I post; you should too!

2 – There are some times when you post something that might be valuable or interesting to more than just your friends, in this case it is OK to make a post “public.” If you do that warn your friends so they know before they comment as their likes and comments will also be public. This post is public, respond appropriately. I commit to telling you when I have posted something as public; you should too!

3 – You can see how your friends have posted something by letting your mouse pointer hover just to the right of each post’s time stamp. The icon will change based on the setting but you should be able to recognize it when you see it. I will commit to checking the status before I like or comment on any post; if you are concerned about privacy you will do the same.

4 – Lastly, and perhaps most importantly I will share the word. There is lots of miss-information out there and only we can make it better. Let your friends know how this works and why it is important. I’ve made this post public so you can share it and I will also post a link to zollinger.org that you can share (http://zollinger.org/?p=390). You can cut and past this as your status or use your own words, it doesn’t matter, what does matter is that we need to get the truth out there. I’ve done my part, now do yours.

If you want to read more click here.

Good luck, and be safe out there.

 Posted by at 3:11 pm