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  1. Bully - Lucky For You What can I say? I'm a sucker for alt-pop. I dig her sound and I'm excited to dig through her back catalog. I guess I missed my chance to see her on tour as she was opening for the Pixies who I think have already come through town.
  2. What the hell am I watching? Who and what is this thing for? Why would I want one? I'll give them credit though, they really went for it. No Oculus ripoff here.
  3. Rodrigo and Gabriella last night @ the Fox Theater in Oakland. Love that these two are still doing their thing and fun to get to see them at my favorite Bay Area venue. That woman can really play some rhythm guitar! Rod ain’t bad on lead either.
  4. TMoney

    Get your game on!

    I am so excited for Diablo 4. I'm going to try and take Friday off to go full degenerate if I can finish my work for the week by the end of the day tomorrow. Early reviews sound fantastic.
  5. RIP to the queen of Rock. What an amazing life and an amazing talent. To have escaped from that monster and had the late career rebirth in the 80s was just so impressive.
  6. I had fun tracking these two back-to-back at Exotics Racing in Las Vegas. Expensive to lap their cars, but where else are you going to get to drive them on track at pace? I can see why KG bought the C8 w/ z51. It is a riot to drive and the v8 sounds amazing. My lap times were quite a bit faster in the GT4 despite the horsepower advantage of the C8. Porsche cars are just so easy to get in and get up to speed and the GT4 is no exception. They make you feel like a better driver than you really are. The bigger, heavier 'vette felt like it might bite if you didn't keep a handle on it. I can't even imagine how quick the z06 version must be. I somehow was fastest of the day and 12th fastest of the month, which I am very happy about. I think it is because I know from auto-crossing how to find the limit of what the tires will do and use that to carry a more speed in the medium and slow corners than the other drivers in higher horsepower cars. I also am used to driving a pretty quick car so the speed doesn't scare me the same way it would someone who isn't used to what a modern sports car can do. My lines and brake points sucked, but the instructors riding along gave great advice. I've got to be a lot smoother on the big track than I am on the autocross given the speeds involved. Unsettling the car at 60mph vs 100mph feels pretty different! Rolling on to the pedals really helped vs just smashing the brake and letting the ABS figure it out. In case you wondered how they feel confident letting people off the street walk in and drive 700hp cars with a minimal safety briefing, each car had the brake pedal wired so that the instructor had their own brake pedal in the right side seat so they can save you from yourself.
  7. HBD, diablo jenkinZ!
  8. Have a wonderful birthday, Rob!
  9. Happy birthday!
  10. "Rare misses aside, hearing Faltskog and Lyngstad’s impeccable voices weave through a battalion’s worth of riffs, bells, and whistles is an indefatigable source of ecstasy. Listening to “S.O.S.” or “Dancing Queen” or “Super Trouper” for the first time can feel like hearing “Good Vibrations” or “Born to Run” in the same fashion: Your pleasure centers are overwhelmed until they blow up like the Grinch’s tiny heart, expanding beyond their old size and becoming something new."
  11. I found a website, openstreetmap.org, that has most (but not all) of the stairs, lanes, paths, and public rights of way marked. A lot of them are not on google maps or Apple Maps. This is so cool! A lot of these paths are barely marked and you could walk/drive right by them without knowing they were there. I've been plotting out interesting walks while I've been stuck on conference calls and double checking that the paths are actually there on google maps street view. Some fun looking routes in southern marin that I hope to do. Corte Madera Stair Tour: Sausalito Stair Tour: Mill Valley Stair Tour:
  12. Happy birthday, Shelly!
  13. Did the “SF Stair Challenge,” a walk around San Francisco put on by a neighborhood advocacy group to promote making the City more walkable. This is a very cool route. I’d recommend it to anyone who wants to explore some of the hills of the northern part of the City. https://abc7news.com/sf-stair-challenge-walk-san-francisco-what-to-do-best-walks/13181267/
  14. It's a competing ortho in a similar price bracket. Seems relevant enough to me even if I can't see ever paying $7,500 for a pair of headphones any time soon.
  15. Rodrigo y Gabriela - In Between Thoughts...A New World. As long as these two keep making albums, I'll keep listening to them! Bought tickets to see them when they come through town this summer.
  16. What the hell is this show? One of the stronger pilot episodes I can remember. Buckaroo Bonzai vibes crossed with The Prisoner, starring the brainy bombshell from GLOW. I’m intrigued.
  17. New Metallica is honestly pretty good! Metallica - 72 Seasons
  18. A few more autocross shots from my event Sunday. Loving autocross. It is like cars and coffee and racing in the same day, only the folks all actually drive their cars they way they were meant to be driven!
  19. For as big and heavy as she is I am amazed how flat she stays under cornering.
  20. Another fun weekend out autocrossing! Vroom, vroom! I never was able to put a clean run together and felt like I left at least a second or two out on the track, but we still were able to beat some of the modern 911 drivers. I was the only crossover in the field, and the most common thing I heard was "my wife really wants one of those!" I take it as a compliment. A few random observations: Had a ride along with my instructor driving his GT3. I see why people go crazy for them. What a machine. So much grip. I want one. Badly! There was a 911 Turbo in my run group and I can't believe how fast that thing is in a stright line. He was probably the second heaviest car in the field after me. Watching the older cars run the course is my favorite. They look so majestic out there and I'm glad the owners don't baby them. After-market exhaust on most cars is so stupid. You already are driving a sports car with factory sport exhaust. Making it twice as loud is silly. Some random photos I snapped.
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