• 101 Classes

    Elevator 101

    Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

    Hello Blog Reader, Today, I’m going to discuss how to properly use an elevator (lift for UK speakers).  I realize that all one of you probably already knows this, but in case this blog ever gets more readers, I felt I’d share this.  This won’t be a discussion of elevator basics, like not standing in [...]

    Getting on the Freeway 101

    Thursday, June 9th, 2011

    Hello Dear Reader, Freeway Meter Sign Many freeway on-ramps tend to have metered entrances.  These meters are designed (self-referential definition incoming) to meter the rate of traffic that enters the freeway, thus reducing congestion.  While we could argue the merits of meters, that is not the point of this lesson.  Like it or not, they [...]

    Freedom of Speech 101

    Thursday, May 26th, 2011

    Hello Blog Reader, Today, I shall resurrect the 101 classes to teach everyone about Freedom of Speech.  One of my biggest pet peeves is when someone gets banned or kicked from a forum, chat room or game, or gets fired from their job, for saying something dumb.  They, or their defenders, inevitably come back with, [...]

    Bicycle Riding 101

    Saturday, July 26th, 2008

    Since Ice is having some fun with his 101 series attempting to “lern amerikanz new driving skillz”, I decided to do something similar. Something for a segment of the population that seems to have serious issues with geometry and passive aggressiveness, and may or may not have been dropped when they were children. Repeatedly. On [...]

    Street Driving 101

    Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

    Well, it’s time for the next episode in our multi-part series about vehicle human interaction. (Using this retarded name allows me to post a Bicycle and Pedestrian 101 as well). I originally was going to rant about Bicycle riders first, but something I saw on the streets preempted this instead. I’ll just delve straight into [...]

    Freeway Driving 101

    Friday, June 6th, 2008

    Well, it’s time for my weekly rant (which is about how often I come up with something to rant about, unless something jumps at me right away). If my partner in crime wasn’t a slacker, we’d update more often. Anyways, this time I’m ranting about Freeway Driving. Freeway Driving is a very different beast then [...]

    Highway Driving 101

    Sunday, May 11th, 2008

    So I went home this weekend for several reasons, including friends, mother’s day and to visit my dad after his surgery. This meant that I spent 5 hours driving up and 5 hours driving back. You’d think after doing this drive enough times I’d be used to crappy drivers, but alas I’m not. So here [...]

    Get off the Road.

    Monday, May 5th, 2008

    So I park in a underground lot here, which every morning causes me rage. As you might imagine, from the road you take a small turn and then go down a slope into the lot. At the top of the hill is a pedestrian crossing where undergrads like to cross every morning. Now, being undergrads, [...]

    Get Off the Goddam Phone!

    Sunday, May 4th, 2008

    One of my biggest pet peeves is people yakking into their cell phones about all the things that I don’t give a flying crap about. I take the train to work right now and I’m not only bombarded by the vague stink of urine that is ever present on the train, but I also get [...]