Thorin Klosowski
thorinklosowski
May 9 2017
11

I have traveled for years, both for my job as well as for pleasure. What I found is that a medium sized duffel bag is ideal for me. No wheels, but a good strap. When you get a bag with wheels, you have severely restricted yourself to where it can be stored. Yes, my bag won’t roll, but 99% of the time I’m carrying Read more

May 9 2017
4

Another “pro” for backpacks over suitcases that I didn’t see mentioned: You look a lot less like a tourist if you’re on vacation. And I don’t mean that just so people won’t judge you. There are plenty of scammers out there that try and prey on people who obviously are not from around there. Sometimes, it helps to just Read more

May 8 2017
3

Big fan of the Osprey Farpoint that’s mentioned. The Osprey Ozone convertible, with both shoulder straps and wheels, is the best of both worlds. Those 2 bags were enough for a 2 week vacation for our family of 3.

May 8 2017
15

I was going to go with: Does what you need to carry fit into a backpack? If so, use a backpack. If not, use something bigger...like a suitcase.

May 8 2017
21

I think the best and only argument needed for backpacks vs. suitcases is:

You can’t carry your snacks/stuffed animals AND run from fast-paced zombies during the apocalypse with a suitcase. Don’t be a fool. Choose the right tool.

May 5 2017
3

The #1 reason I use Flickr is to do research on old film cameras I either own or am thinking about buying. All that data alone is worth staying there. And it’s free! Read more

May 3 2017
3

Not directly from the app, but a Right click>Reveal in Finder gets you there quickly. There is also a Reveal button. It also supports Quick Look, so you can preview the file before going to delete it.

May 1 2017
1

If you use Safari on a Mac, simply use “Save As...” in the File menu and choose “Web Archive” as the file format.

May 1 2017
2

I do a lot of genealogy research online, and when I want to keep a page, I use Zotero. It takes a local snapshot of the page and will index it for easy retrieval. You can also add meta data and tags to your page. Read more

Apr 28 2017
2

AHHHHHHHHHHHH I LOVE THAT PLACE. Montana Bar was my favorite spot in all of Seattle; I think I got a burger there EVERY WEEKEND

Apr 27 2017
52

I retired from AT&T in 2010. I spent most of my career in the Telco in California, Pacific Telephone, later Pacific Bell. Read more

Apr 26 2017
71

As a very strongly free market person, this is a mockery of actual free market principles. The ISP business is not a free market. In many regions of the country (including my own), it is a monopoly, or at best a duopoly. Read more

Apr 26 2017
2

In Cincinnati, they have two restaurants that serve what’s known as either a 3-way, 4, or 5-way. What it consists of is their special finely diced meat sauce over spaghetti, with cheese on top. Add in either or both onions and beans for the 4 or 5 way. Good stuff. They also have hot sauce at the table to add some kick Read more

Apr 26 2017
1

Springfield, IL has the Horseshoe Sandwich. It’s essentially an open faced double cheeseburger on Texas toast. then French fries and cheese sauce are thrown on top. The cheese sauce is where most restaurants differentiate themselves. Yummmm. Read more

Apr 26 2017
3

For the record, shrimp and grits is nasty. I’m going with eastern NC barbecue as favorite regional dish. People from not here are generally put off by vinegar based barbecue sauce but I’d recommend you try it when you get a chance. Read more

Apr 26 2017
1

Tucson’s inimitable Sonoran style hot dog, which is wrapped in bacon and topped with whole beans, pico de gallo or onions and tomatoes, a squirt of mayo, mustard, and green salsa made with jalapeños and tomatillos. Also anything mesquite (pancakes, whiskey) or prickly pear (ice cream, cocktails)