Archive for May, 2008

It would be funny, if it didn’t try to kill me

It would be funny, if it didn’t try to kill me

DrFaulken vs cagers on a sixty mile commute.

Posted in: motorcycling
Tethered Verizon Wireless EVDO data speeds

Tethered Verizon Wireless EVDO data speeds

I put my employer’s unsecured wireless access point up against Verizon’s EVDO wireless data network.

Posted in: gibberish, technology
The economics of fuel economy

The economics of fuel economy

My daily commute — about sixty miles — plus my entry about the Smart car yesterday led me to thinking about fuel prices and how they impact my bottom line. Gas going to four dollars a gallon doesn’t make a real difference in my commuting. certainly not to the point where I would move closer […]

Posted in: cars, preparedness
A miniature car in a big company?

A miniature car in a big company?

I walked out of my building at work about two weeks ago. I noticed that there was a bright yellow Smart ForTwo car in the visitors parking lot. I decided not to buy one after being one of the first people in Virginia that was awarded a reservation over a year ago. The ForTwo was […]

Posted in: cars
I got blown.

I got blown.

Around. On my trip, that is. After waffling on whether or not to take my motorcycle, and if I should wear my textile or leather gear, I wound up jumping on my bike in the rain and heading down to Savannah, Georgia for the weekend. I’ve said this before: good gear, and the right gear, […]

Posted in: motorcycling
Departure decisions

Departure decisions

I planned on riding Raptor down to Savannah, Georgia this weekend to spend some time with friends from Ars Technica. I’ve been planning this trip for awhile, and I hoped this would be the “shake-down” cruise for my cross-country trip in June. The problem is that there’s a 30% chance of thunderstorms when I’m traveling […]

Posted in: motorcycling
The Incredible Shrinking Raptor

The Incredible Shrinking Raptor

A 900-pound motorcycle seems a little smaller every time DrFaulken takes a ride.

Posted in: motorcycling
Let your candle lead the way … just don’t burn down the building (work motivational posters, take two)

Let your candle lead the way … just don’t burn down the building (work motivational posters, take two)

DrFaulken posts another random motivational poster from his workplace.

Posted in: gibberish
Navigon 2100 GPS review

Navigon 2100 GPS review

The Navigon 2100 handheld GPS is sexy and packed full of features: too bad it fails as an accurate GPS device.

Posted in: review, technology
Working like a dog

Working like a dog

I thought you might like to see what my dogs do while I am slaving away to make enough money to buy them cookies. Sorry for the quality, they came from a cameraphone but were just so cute I had to post them. No tags for this post.

Posted in: gibberish