Looks like this WordPress install is fouled up beyond recovery. Permalinks no longer work in any form but as numeric values (pretty!). Feeds weren’t working but now seem to be. The admin UI has no idea what theme is being used. Editing anything via the UI no longer works.

Yes, I realize it’s free software but shouldn’t it work regardless?


Mr Toad has nothing on me


Originally uploaded by your mistakes are your style.

Shot through the windshield while driving under the Mercer Island Lid.

manufactory observations

is the word “Kafka-esque” over-used yet?

I would like to see the TSA regs that specify the permitted quantities of baby food:

Two doctors — a married couple — were flying with their kids from Chicago to Manchest NH. Given the record delays, snows, etc, they brought along a bunch of extra baby-food. When they got to the TSA checkpoint, the government stole their children’s food, saying that if they wanted to bring that much food past the checkpoint, they’d need a letter from a doctor. So — being doctors — they offered to write the letter. No, the TSA said, you need a letter from a different doctor.

According to Dr. Soni, the T.S.A. officers said they would need a “doctor’s note” to bring on all of the food. He said he pointed out that he and his wife were doctors, and then offered to get a pediatrician colleague on the phone…

The T.S.A. officers confiscated some of the food. “They divided it up. They took a jar of prunes and one of bananas, and I think a bottle of formula,” he said.

Link (via Consumerist)

[From TSA steals food from doctors’ infant children]


SOLD: Fuji Absolute Road Bike, medium size, 2004, less than 20 miles

Fuji Absolute Road Bike, medium size, 2004, less than 20 miles:

This is a great ride that isn’t getting ridden: far too nice to collect dust, so here’s hoping Craigslist helps it find a home.
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Two very nice young ladies just came by, test rode it, and will be out racking up the miles.