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Let me start this article by pointing out the fact that all season tires are crap. Seems like every time my poor bastard friends head down to Big-O tires they get duped into buying this waste of wubber.
Due to the widespread use of Internet Explorer 6 and 7 I have a copy of XP home (SP3) running under Parallels on my trusty MBP. Switching back between the same web page on IE and Safari I couldn't help noticing how bad the fonts were in IE. Being a recovering Windows user from years ago I did have "Clear Type" option turned on but fonts in IE still look somewhat jagged and light. After some poking around on the Interwebs I came across the Microsoft's Clear Type Power Toys Tool.
Who was Saleman Abdirahman Dirie? His body was found in a Denver Hotel on Aug 13th with a pound of Cyanide. Is the timing of this even in relation to the upcoming DNC purely coincidental? A blog posting found here from someone of the same name shed some more light on this mystery man and possible sinister plot perhaps?
Blog posting and response
Tis been a little warm lately, here are some stats from a blogger who blogs about Denver Weather on WeatherUnderGround.com:
(streaks of 2 weeks or longer)
21 DAYS JULY 13-AUGUST 2, 2008 ***NEW RECORD***
18 days July 1-18, 1874
18 days July 6-23, 1901
17 days June 29-July 15, 2000
16 days July 18-August 2, 1987
15 days July 7-21, 1934
Longest 100+ streaks in Denver:
[This article was written in July 2008 - speeds are somewhat better as of Aug 2009 but I'm convinced that AT&T voice service is getting worse - dropped calls etc.] Doing some informal 3G speed testing of my iPhone 3G here in the republic of Boulder. I positioned myself under the main cellphone antenna array in the center of downtown boulder. This should ensure me the best signal and 3G speed in the whole of city. I ran a little online speed test and here are my results. Resultant speeds were 250kbps and 259kbps. And the purpose of 3G is ???!!!!!
Just saw this piece on ABC news about tire expiration dates. Those who know me have always heard my mantra about buying a good quality tire, after all it's the only thing that's between your car and the road. According to this piece on ABC news, the rubber compound in tires dries out over time and becomes brittle after 6 years or so. This can lead to blowouts, nasty rollovers and to the premature pushing up of the the old daisies!
It's that magical time of the year when a new software update for the iPhone is being released, Ver. 2.0. In my over eager state of folly I decided to update my phone as soon as the software was released.