Thursday, March 18, 2010

Vincible Tires

I recently purchased some rather expensive, supposedly invincible tires for my commute / touring bike. The Schwalbe Marathon Supremes are acclaimed as about the most indestructible tire out there, short of a couple truly massive things that really aren't much fun to ride on.

Now, if you ever found yourself asking, as I have, "Self, just what would it take to puncture one of these tough tires?" I can now provide an answer.
Very pointy, kinda short, big flat head for maximum leverage... went right in through the middle of the tread, all the way to the head. Psssssssshhhhhhh.... $^&%#$&*&!

Monday, March 01, 2010

Dismal DSL

Our DSL continues (for the past 2 months) to be dismally slow. If AT&T has run fiber to our neighborhood, I'm just gonna have to give up on 'ol and move on over...


This is quite possibly the coolest art video I have seen in the past year... a glowing "walk signal" character takes a stroll through night-time Tokyo, via stop-motion video. It's easier to watch it than to try to explain it!

Tip 'o the hat to Laughingsquid for finding it (at Pink Tentacle)!