Thursday, August 25, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Get Rid of Some Junk Mail

You can get rid of some junk mail for free at Direct Marketing Association. Good for the environment and your mail carrier. Saves you the trouble of throwing away unwanted mail.

Monday, August 22, 2011

No Free Water Past Security

I was flying out of Kansas City today and I jettisoned my water before passing through security. Upon safely reaching the secure area, I went to find a water fountain only to find that there is not one available in that part of the airport.

It's bullshit to make people get rid of their water then try to sell them bottled water for $3. I ended up filling mine in the bathroom sink. Sometimes my bottle is too tall to fit in a sink and that trick doesn't work. I'm not advocating making airports install a ton of water fountains...but there should be some sort of workaround to the liquids restriction. I propose that you can take any liquid through security as long as you ingest at least 4 fluid ounces of it. That way I can keep my water but I have to ditch the gasoline or whatever those crazy kids are using these days to blow up planes.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Pick #255

Brian Keane, "I'll Sing About Mine"

wow...this guy is definitely attacking some prominent country musicians. I've had the same thoughts he sings about and it was cool to hear this on the radio.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

My Diamondback is Fixed!

I fixed my Diamondback Peak yesterday at Damn Good Bikes. I'm so excited to have it operational again. The final fix was putting on a better rear derailer. Thanks to Justin Pogge for verifying that my frame was not bent.

I feel so good on that bike. I've ridden it more than any of my other bikes and I hope to have it around for a very long time. I practically have a new bike now...I have new brakes, new cassette, new chain, new derailer, new derailer hanger, new cables, new-to-me shifters, and new pedals stolen from my Kahuna (because I put my sweet pedals from the DB on my Kona 29er).

It's been pretty easy to neglect repair when I have another bike to commute on and nothing seemed to work right (I couldn't even adjust the old Tourney derailer to be in the proper alignment). Maybe now I'll put the rack back on and see how my saddle bags fit on it. I'm going to switch up commuting on my Uno and the Peak. Hooray.

p.s. sorry if you read all of this and it was unintelligible.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Eco Tip #7: Rapid Refill

There's a business called Rapid Refill that refills old printer cartridges and sells them to you for way cheaper than new ones. The Tallahassee Rapid Refill is in the plaza with Capital City Runners and Red Elephant in Midtown.

I'm just about of color ink and I'm going there to get some more. If you go to their website, you can get a $5 coupon to use on your first visit!