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7th January 2014

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thephotographerchronicles:

who do you create for?

As we turn the page to this new year, I’ve been observing the ritual “best of 2013″ posts along…

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Great clarification on what it means to photograph (or write or draw or whatever creative things we do) for ourselves.

thephotographerchronicles:

who do you create for?

As we turn the page to this new year, I’ve been observing the ritual “best of 2013″ posts along…

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Great clarification on what it means to photograph (or write or draw or whatever creative things we do) for ourselves.

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4th January 2013

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Australian slang

Last night, I retweeted this to a couple of my friends from Australia:

“@UncleKermit: What’s the Australian word for twitter? They always have funny names for things.” @rhodeskc @helloalle  This is for you.

They agreed and Kris responded back with a few words that I needed to look up:

  • Maccas: Another name for McDonald’s
  • Acca Dacca: The band AC/DC (and just to show how much they like to invent their own words, remember that AC/DC is an Australian band)
  • Ambo: A paramedic
  • Arvo: Afternoon. Finally, one I knew, but only because I had heard him use it before.

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6th August 2012

Photo reblogged from rhodeskc with 2 notes

rhodeskc:

Out with the old, in with the new.  My LBS sent the bike back with the pads on the left saying, “they’re totally fine.”  Guess I won’t be going back there in a hurry for service.
Shimano B01S brake pads.

Compared to the way my pads usually look by the time I change them, those are totally fine.

rhodeskc:

Out with the old, in with the new.  My LBS sent the bike back with the pads on the left saying, “they’re totally fine.”  Guess I won’t be going back there in a hurry for service.

Shimano B01S brake pads.

Compared to the way my pads usually look by the time I change them, those are totally fine.

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25th April 2012

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rhodeskc:

nathantherabbi:

thebeardedfellow:

Story of my life.

Forever rocking “skinny” jeans with the waist one size too big.

*weeps* My regular jeans do this.

It’s particularly tough lately since it seems all jeans are getting smaller in the legs. I find that I can get away with the “relaxed fit” jeans so that they fit in the waist and I can get them over my thighs. Anything that is classic fit or straight fit (I don’t even look at slim or modern or urban or skinny or whatever fits) is too small in the thighs if it fits in the waist.

rhodeskc:

nathantherabbi:

thebeardedfellow:

Story of my life.

Forever rocking “skinny” jeans with the waist one size too big.

*weeps* My regular jeans do this.

It’s particularly tough lately since it seems all jeans are getting smaller in the legs. I find that I can get away with the “relaxed fit” jeans so that they fit in the waist and I can get them over my thighs. Anything that is classic fit or straight fit (I don’t even look at slim or modern or urban or skinny or whatever fits) is too small in the thighs if it fits in the waist.

(Source: cyclistthings)

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13th February 2012

Photo reblogged from rhodeskc with 1 note

rhodeskc:

Hahahaha…

I don’t know how deep this joke goes, and I’m probably pushing it further than intended, but anytime someone uses “Betty” in a cycling joke, I can’t help but think of the Lupine lights by the same name.I wonder if the author of this strip chose the name that deliberately?

rhodeskc:

Hahahaha…

I don’t know how deep this joke goes, and I’m probably pushing it further than intended, but anytime someone uses “Betty” in a cycling joke, I can’t help but think of the Lupine lights by the same name.

I wonder if the author of this strip chose the name that deliberately?

Tagged: cycling

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5th February 2012

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Circles and Square: Myth →

rhodeskc:

I no longer go to school, but I frequently motorpace to get to and from work…. I definitely do it through the work campus as if you go slower than traffic they’ll probably run you down. We hire people because they can code, not because they can drive.

On campus, I find myself trying to stay in front of the traffic because it’s terrible to get stuck behind one of the shuttles. They slow essentially to a stop at any of the numerous speed bumps and they’ll sit at a four-way stop and never take their turn. Since my usual route through campus involves three four-way stops and a speed bump over the course of less than a kilometer, I usually push harder on campus than on the rest of my commute.

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24th January 2012

Link reblogged from rhodeskc with 10 notes

rhodeskc: Phones, as explained to my Dad (motorcycle enthusiast) →

rhodeskc:

Hi Dad,
Coralee told me you were looking for a smart phone. Here’s my assessment of the 4 major players:

Blackberry - It’s like owning a Hyosung. Inherent design flaws, cheap, and designed to be thrown away. Friends don’t let friends ride a Hyosung.

Android - It’s like owning a secondhand,…

I had to look up the word “farkle” and assumed that it was more of the inscrutable Australian slang. Turns out it’s an acronym from motorcycle fans that means “Fancy Accessory, Really Kool, Likely Expensive.”

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23rd January 2012

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rhodeskc:

I bet I’m going to be seeing a lot more brake pads look like this soon. The sidewalls are already pretty worn down, so I think I’ll have to hit up the LBS again to teach me how to build a bicycle wheel.

This is why I switched to disk brakes on my commuting bicycle. Once they put the sand down, they don’t clean it up and even with wiping my rims each night and doing a thorough cleaning of rims and pads every weekend, I still wore through thick pads—much thicker than these on my cantilevers—in a matter of weeks and wore all the way through my rims in no more than 3000 miles.It’s a brutal environment around here with sand on the roads, rain coming down, a hilly, short commute like I have with lots of intersections, and carrying my weight and the weight of my cargo in the panniers.

rhodeskc:

I bet I’m going to be seeing a lot more brake pads look like this soon. The sidewalls are already pretty worn down, so I think I’ll have to hit up the LBS again to teach me how to build a bicycle wheel.

This is why I switched to disk brakes on my commuting bicycle. Once they put the sand down, they don’t clean it up and even with wiping my rims each night and doing a thorough cleaning of rims and pads every weekend, I still wore through thick pads—much thicker than these on my cantilevers—in a matter of weeks and wore all the way through my rims in no more than 3000 miles.

It’s a brutal environment around here with sand on the roads, rain coming down, a hilly, short commute like I have with lots of intersections, and carrying my weight and the weight of my cargo in the panniers.

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17th November 2011

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We could be getting snow tonight

rhodeskc:

The very first thing I’ll do if we get snow is take Betsy outside and see how she reacts to snow for the first time :).

I’ll be switching my bike over to studded tires.

Well, truthfully, the first thing I do is take Sam outside, but then I do that every morning. 

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16th November 2011

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The Agony and Ecstasy—and 'Disgrace'—of Steve Jobs | The Nation →

Far more significant are the societal roles Jobs played. And here, despite the myriad ways his companies improved our lives, Jobs was a hero only in the Ayn Randian sense.

Tagged: technologysociety

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