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Tuesday, March 30

Throwing money at problems... or not

Some of my disasters have been averted. Others will sit on me for awhile. Mike Piazza and I went out computer shopping last night. Mike Piazza thinks we solved the computer issue... after a few calls to local IT personalities Blair and Bubba Cohen.
Mike Piazza also thinks I should be on the short list for the new crabon Niner too, so what does Mike Piazza know?

Anyways, this is the first time I've had a computer less than five years old to work with here at Bad Idea Racing headquarters. This is also my first quality (functional) laptop. I'm not sure if I'm digging the laptop thing yet, and I know someone who absolutely hates it.

This is the current foster pet. She is blind, has leukemia, and she has been spending the last few weeks sitting on my lap while I blog every morning. She is quite jealous of the laptop.

I am a very small man. My lap is not big enough for a kitten and a laptop. I have a definite conflict of interest going on here. It is our job to give this kitten a quality of life for awhile, and this kitten has made me very aware of the fact that the laptop is affecting her quality of life.

Not to jump around too much, but I got my latest copy of Dirt Rag over the weekend... another quality article in there written by me, well actually me and my "department". I'll have to get back to that at another time this week, as I found many things interesting in the current issue.

I have to apologize for yesterday's extreme use of language. I used no less than five four letter words, and I used "meh" where there easily coulda been a sixth. I was feeling a little frustrated and all, what with the needlessly fried computer (my wife's surge protector had the phone cable jack) and the hail dimpled cars. It's looking like I'm gonna be driving around in a big, orange golf ball since I have a $500 deductible on both cars. Originally I thought "meh" might have been quite appropriate in this case, but on second thought perhaps this issue has gone to the "fuck level" as in, "This is Cindy from Progressive. Yes, Mr Dillen... you are fucked."

I only got one half of a proper answer to yesterday's question. Which headset should I put in my Niner (Meatplow V.4) when I get my crabon frok, the purple Cane Creek 110 or the black Cane Creek 110? This is a democracy here, well as much of a democracy as we can have in this country, so let me know what you think. I'll be mounting it up on the morrow, so voice your opinions now.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Anyone, and I mean ANYONE can run a black Cane Creek 110 Headset on their bike. You know what you need to do. NO need to ask, purple it shall be for ye.

wv = quidicat. Could that be the kitten's name???

Joshua Stamper said...

Dont take the thunder away from your spokes....black.

George said...

mix it up

cornfed said...

red.

matt mccluskey said...

Always bet on black.

AdamB said...

That cat is awesome! Don't be small minded about a small lap- the computer goes on the desk where the big dinosaur of computing used to rest and the cat goes on the lap. Cat's were laptops waaaaay before computers were laptops.
Go black with the headset if those are the choices. I kinda figured that would be the one good place for a gold piece of hardware... like your gold pimp tooth.

mr rogers said...

Ant1 is a subversive elitist french quasi-homosexual so take warning

from one white niner carbon fork owner to another...

The fork is enough bling. go black.

Anonymous said...

Yeah what George said, mix it up

Emily said...

you should have gotten the green fork and then used the black headset. but since you already got the wrong fork, you should go with purple.

Mike said...

You're looking at the cat/PC conflict all wrong. Having a laptop, you are no longer teathered to one spot. Go mobile! Blog from the sofa where you will find that, with a bit of practice, you can use the laptop on most of your lap while the kitty curls up on the sofa to your left, taking up only a small amount of precious lap space for its furry little head. This method works pretty well for my miniature schnauzer and me (until she rests her head ON my left hand or steps on the power button). Hopefully it will cross species and prove to be a workable solution for cats as well. Anyway, that's my professional opinion as a technology manager for a large bank where we use this same method, except with great danes and mastiffs, in the large data centers.

ant1 said...

rich, if there's one person you don't ever want to be mistaken for, it's mr rogers. go purple. it's bad enough you have the same fork as that doosh.

wESd said...

purple is good

Luis G. said...

purple, send the black to me...

Anonymous said...

That's the best cat ever. Who cares what headset when you have that cat???

Dave the Shrubber.

Christopher Averett said...

Black. Black is beautiful.

S Sprague said...

Be different Dillen! Purple!

cornfed said...

red

Emily said...

An orange headset looks extremely swanky against bare metal frame. Why is Cane Creek letting Chris King corner the orange headset market?

wv: sneur
(like a sneer, but fancier)

Anonymous said...

You can never have too much bling. Go Purple.

Anonymous said...

What's a headset?

Anonymous said...

Headsetless is the new purple headset which was the new black.
Time to get on board and stop being such a hillbilly.

Tim