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Electronics company towns, from old to new

posted: September 23, 2022

tl;dr: I think I’ve seen the future of China’s huge electronics factory towns...

Management via food and coffee

posted: September 17, 2022

tl;dr: Everyone loves a free lunch, but when the coffee disappears it is never a good sign...

Bike safety by route selection

posted: September 10, 2022

tl;dr: Some tips for choosing a safer route while bicycling and motorcycling...

Great motorcycle roads: Hawaii 550/552 Waimea Canyon, Kaua`i

posted: September 3, 2022

tl;dr: Katy Perry truly did capture the mood of motorcycling in Hawaii...

Internet access fit for a king

posted: August 26, 2022

tl;dr: Most U.S. citizens have a much faster Internet connection than the richest man in the world 25 years ago...

Book review: The Best American Short Stories 2020, ed. by Curtis Sittenfeld

posted: August 25, 2022

tl;dr: A well-curated assortment of stories...

AWS Lambda batch jobs

posted: August 20, 2022

tl;dr: AWS’s Lambda service makes it easy to write, test, and deploy batch jobs...

A second bad omen for a risky journey

posted: August 13, 2022

tl;dr: California tried its best to deter us, but we persevered...

Great motorcycle roads: Arizona 89/89A Wickenburg to Flagstaff

posted: August 6, 2022

tl;dr: The first of a long-running series in which I document my favorite motorcycle roads...

Breakfast at the Law School

posted: July 29, 2022

tl;dr: The people least connected to the real world on any university campus are found in the law school...