Can we get a roll call?! I’ve got my OneStep 2 Instant Camera ready to go.
Mostly because most people in the Bay Area don’t know where it is or won’t touch it. Well here you go - in 1 picture courtesy of Google streetview. Richmond is the kind of place where you put on your GOOD pajama pants to go for a drive in a paint-faded old GM SUV with shiny rayyyyyummmmzzz.
Why not repeal the 25 year import law? After all, it was put in place to protect Mercedes.
Yesterday for lunch, I wanted an avocado. The knife however, wanted hand. We had hand. In the form of a puncture wound. Later in the evening, the light blew in the bathroom. I went to replace it and dropped an old CFL on the bath mat and it exploded everywhere. Goodbye bathmat, hello lead powder everywhere. This…
“There is no book that tells you how to feel completely alive... but there is the Cadillac Catera owner’s manual.” WAT. These commercials are insane. By the weigh, this thing was 3900lbs and barely had 200hp. But don’t worry, you could lease one for $399/mo or at least until the interference engine grenaded itself.
Actually made some progress today on the Exocet. I decided to give up on the tail lights for now and get some painting done. It’s a hammered copper paint so it dries with a texture. I think it’s pretty neat. It will need a second coat to be sure but this gives you a pretty good idea for the color/texture.
I thought that the i30 N / GTI on a drag strip would be a joke. After all, that’s a situation these cars will never be in. That said, holy hell - VW has some serious work to do.
Been going through the wiring on the exocet. So far I’ve got the rear turn signals and two side markers. Brake lights? Pfsh, we don’t need no stinking brake lights. What is this connector supposed to plug into? Who knows. All I can say is thank god for multimeters and patience.
And turned into 6 hours of CAD but I won’t actually know if it will fit until I get the tank cover on so that I can officially measure. Oh well, TinkerCAD is pretty sweet and the Exocet is going to be awesome.
Picked up the Exocet with a flatbed tonight. The towtruck driver had never seen anything like it. Before he was even out of the truck, he was asking “what the hell is it?! It looks awesome.” I asked if it made his list of strangest things ever towed, to which he said “it’s number 1".
... to Nick Bought An Exocet.... A 3/4 finished Exocet. Needs a lot of finishing but I’m soooooo excited. Need to sort out how to get it from the seller’s place to my own, but the bill of sale is done and most of the money has been transferred.
and you see that one of your coworkers has posted confidential information about your company’s business on social media.
I’ve wanted to do a slick virtual gauge cluster for the Miata for a while now. I think I’ve finally figured out how I’m going to go about it.
This video out of Edinburgh is amazing. I have no idea what the car driver was thinking but that bus driver ought to enter as a WRC contestant next year. Someone get that guy under contract!
I have had it with Citibank and need to switch where my money is. Why? I’m glad you asked... So far, I’ve called Citibank customer support more than 15 days this month.
It’s 4:30AM and I can’t get back to sleep. I guess 5 hours will have to get me through today. An interesting note: Landing for my connection in Denmark, the first car I saw was a Tesla Model S. Scandinavian countries, you have a funny obsession with Teslas. In unrelated news, first time on a Bombardier Q400 and Luxair…
According to CarGurus, ones with options are listed at around $20k off MSRP.
I had the good fortune of having my flight out of SF get delayed by about 2 hours on Friday. So it tool off about 1030pm to the UK. I’ve had a cold lately and felt pretty awful. Nothing like waiting 3 hours in the airport. I got onto the plane and passed the hell out. I woke up somewhere over Ireland with a plate of…
I suppose there was a time when people airline miles on business travel and life was good. Frequent travelers got upgrades or used their points for better seats or fun trips. Correct me if I’m wrong, but that seems to be quite dead unless you’re an exec with afluenza.
Yes, I had to work on a Saturday evening. But I’m sure you would be okay with that too if your company was watching as your satellites were hurled into space. Rocket Lab just made history by reaching orbit on only their second attempt... and they did it with a rocket made out of composites and 3D printed parts.…