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Where even snowplow operators don’t know how to drive

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

SigAlert snow plowWe got more winter rains this week, and of course, this being California, it meant that people started crashing left and right again. Every time it rains I get a bit of perverse satisfaction from watching SigAlert light up like a Christmas tree as people demonstrate their ineptitude at keeping their vehicles under control. California drivers suck and rain acts has something of a bottleneck effect: it takes a fraction of the worst drivers off the road, albeit temporarily in most cases.

This week it got cold enough that at modestly higher altitudes snow fell, and as SigAlert showed (excerpt of screenshot shown to the right), even snowplow drivers haven’t got a clue how to drive.

Peanut gallery, the floor is yours

Friday, December 12th, 2008

I’ve enabled account-less comments. That is, users without accounts—pretty much everybody out there, assuming there are any of you—should be able to leave comments. Assuming you can get by the spam filter, anyway.

Welcome to 2007

Friday, December 12th, 2008

I finally got on Twitter. Mostly it just reflects my Facebook status… but I do appreciate the fact that it does exactly one thing—no photos, videos, games, stupid time-wasting apps, etc. Let’s hope it stays that way.

Check out my “tweets” here: