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Bike to Work

16 June 2007

When living in Scotland people found it incomprehensible that I didn't drink. Often they literally could not understand the concept and it would take some time to explain it to them. Here in the USA people have similar problems understanding that I don't drive. They are so addicted to their automobiles that many people don't understand how one could live without one. Doing without automobiles is much like doing without alcohol; it's easy if one doesn't start.

Instead of a car, I bought a bicycle off of Craigslist. It is beat up enough that nobody would want to steal it, yet is mechanically solid. Recently I've gotten into the habit of cycling to Google once a week. The 64km ride is a fun way to get some exercise and a great way to start the day.

The last time I did some serious cycling was down the length of Loch Ness. Good memories.

Proposal for new HTTP status codes[?]:

  • 519: Our data centre is on fire.
  • 419: Our data centre is on fire, and it's your fault.
  • 319: Our data centre is on fire, run away.
  • 219: Our data centre is on fire, but that's normal.

[Based on an incident which may or may not have actually happened.]

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