Another gap in posts for this blog; sorry. (Not that there’s anyone reading this to say sorry to, but as they say: meh.) It’s not that I haven’t been writing lately, I have, but in places that the web doesn’t reach; I’ve been enjoying that. But it’s four-thirty on a Thursday afternoon and I’m at […]
Just to intersperse this stream of codeish posts with something a little more real… I rode part of the way to work today, and then put my bicycle on the bus for the remainder of the journey. (An odd feeling, looking through the bus’ windscreen and seeing my little bike all alone out there, bobbing […]
I’m writing a more in-depth article on this topic at the moment, and I’ll post it soon, but for now I just want to mention a couple of things. The team that I am part of at IBM looks after servers that are spread over two different data-centres, one just across the road from us, […]
From the CANC3 people: Bring your bike to Canberra, for the ride toward a nuclear free future. The Cycle Against the Nuclear Cycle (CANC3) campaign are arriving in Canberra. They have cycled 2,500 km from Rockhampton, Queensland to spread the message that Australian communities don’t support the nuclear industry.
I’ve just installed a new bottom bracket in my bicycle. It’s a Shimano UN26, 68x113mm (1mm narrower than the old one, but that’s just closed up the little gap I had anyway), and cost $40. I’m posting this just so that I don’t forget… I’ve finally figured out how to know which way to undo […]
I installed my new pedals yesterday. There’s a picture of one of them on Wikibooks, in the Bicycling book.
This is a continually-modified post in which I am placing information about the tools I use for my bike. Tools first, and for which parts they’re used, then parts and the tools they need in a second table. Tools Tool Size Used for Imperial Metric Hex wrench 0.18″ 4.5mm Chainring bolts Spanner 8mm Pedal reflector […]
What Shimano have to say about the chainrings on my bike (From bike.shimano.com; I’ve reproduced it here becuase I rather suspect they’ll move the page and the image one of these days, and I want persistent reference.): Reduced slippage under load: Shift pins and ramps are placed in the chainrings to ensure that shifts are […]
I’m lost today, lost in a dull quagmire of concurrency, Ada and the oppresive weight of too much stuff. I have an assignment to do and I understand very little of it. I suspect that I could figure it out, but I can’t be bothered. If I could see clearly the important things, in life […]
I bought it on eBay, it arrived yesterday, and this morning we got LOTS of compost from the co-op, to take to the garden.