Author: David

A Geek Explores Nutrition Aspects of Cycling

As I train for my first century ride (coming up May 19) I have focused lately on finding foods that work well for long rides. By work well I mean sit in my stomach without...

Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

That book was publish by Dr. Seuss in 1990, a mere two years before I would figure out just how awesome a feeling the “Oh” signified. (Sadly, it would be Dr. Seuss last work.)...

Neutrinos that travel faster than light

Since I have been asked about this twice now, I’ve decided to write up this note about what’s going on lately in the world of neutrino physics. What is a neutrino? A neutrino is...

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The Hackintosh, Part 2: Build And Install

I assume if you’re reading this post then you’ve decided to build your own Hackintosh, or perhaps you’re still considering it. Maybe you just want to get a rough idea of how difficult an...

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The Hackintosh, Part 1: Requirements

I wanted a new photography workstation. My 4 year old 24″ iMac has become noticeably slow as the size of images I work with has grown over the last few years. It is still...

Bad Dog!

Today was the first ride on the new Marin road bike. I will preface this with the admonishment that if you are the type of person who lets your dog roam freely around the...

Boycotting BP makes no sense.

Are you boycotting BP stations in response to the current Gulf oil disaster and BP’s dismal performance thus far in remedying the situation? Do you think you are actually hurting BP’s bottom line? If...

Minnie the Moocher

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy just finished a cover of the classic “Minnie the Moocher” and suddenly I am transported back to the 13 year-old version of myself. That summer I was an usher at...

The McFarthest Spot

It thrills me that data seems to flow faster and wider today than it ever has before. Vast amounts of data; stuff no one thought to collect or were able to collect in the...