Why on earth doesn’t the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) on newer vehicles indicate which tire is improperly inflated? The system works by having a sensor within each tire. If the system can determine there’s a fault in one of the tires, wouldn’t it make sense to show which one? Even on most luxury vehicles, [...]
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On Wednesday afternoon I sold my emerald green Saturn SL2 to a coworker. After a quick stop at the bank, we went to the MVA together. I signed the title over to him on the trunk lid. As soon as he got his new tags, I turned mine in. My last ride in Tai was [...]
I owe a coworker a Diet Coke for his suggestion to follow up with the landscaping company. I owe a lunch to Sharon at Safelite for her reinforcement of that suggestion. Either I’m too cynical or I’ve had bad experiences in the past.
The landscaping company that maintains the property around the office paid for my [...]
My car — still unnamed — sustained her first injury today. I came out of the office and found a completely shattered window. Short of a hole smaller than a pencil eraser the glass was intact, just crystallized as safety glass is supposed to be. I was parked on the end of a row and [...]
I’m a regular but infrequent E-ZPass user. I probably only use it once or twice a year, but when I do I rack up $30 or $40 worth of tolls across the East coast.
Back on January 5th, 2009 the Maryland Transportation Authority proposed raising toll rates for large vehicles. That doesn’t affect me so much, [...]
I really don’t like car salesmen. My experience with them has led me to believe that they’re a bunch of crooks for whom exaggeration, document substitution, and lying are all tools of the trade. There are some salesmen who would gladly tell you anything to make the sale. You can’t trust people like that, yet [...]
Over the past week or two I read Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us).
Why the other lane always seems faster, why we suck as drivers, how our eyes and minds betray us on the road, issues of congestion, why dangerous roads are safer, among other topics. The [...]
People are going out to the movies less due to gas prices. That fact has been all over the media. I haven’t seen any stories and photos about the gas lines at the wholesale clubs, but they’re there. With gas prices hovering at $4 per gallon, people have also begun to realize the cost of [...]
A pack of cigarettes sits atop a copy of “Wellness for Life” magazine on the passenger seat of the car packed next to mine. That’s irony.
In the networking and firewall world, statements that begin with “the only conclusion is…” will typically be far from conclusive. That ought to be one of Murphy’s Laws of Computing.
I take notes about everything. Sometimes they read like to-do lists and other times it’s just things that I read or heard about that I want to investigate further. Only problem is that I don’t keep a notepad, so I end up with little slips of paper everywhere until I embark on a seasonal cleaning [...]