This Space for Rent

Jan 15, 2019


Springwater Pedersen

A Copenhagen (built by Jesper Sølling) Pedersen on the Springwater Trail just at sunset tonight.

Jan 12, 2019

Horrible web coding kludge

Horrible web kludge

A bunch of shell script & html wrapped around my gear-inches program (just on github now; I’ll publish it on pell when I get the cgi script less hideous) so I can figure out gear inches when I can’t telnet into my network and run the command line program.

Jan 11, 2019

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Dust Mite & segmented fork

Dust Mite checks out the Velo Orange Polyvalent fork that I’m going to use as a fitting jig for Polyvalent racks (and maybe stick into one of my dumpster frames so I can take racks for test rides to verify that they aren’t going out the door with badly brazed joints.)

Jan 10, 2019

A multipurpose device

Mavis just realized that notebook computers are warm

Programming and butt-warming!

Jan 08, 2019

Domestic vermin picture of the day

Mavis uses the computer/

Mavis reads a bicycle forum on my computer.

Jan 07, 2019

Domestic vermin picture of the day, #2

Guarding the pizza

Thor rests after trying to get into the pizza box, and ensures that we can’t take it away and put the contents in a safer place.

Domestic vermin picture of the day

Mavis dozes

Mavis naps on the rail between the dining & living room.

Jan 06, 2019

Gone shopping

Gone shopping

~42 pounds of groceries in the panniers (25 pounds in one, 17 pounds in the other) plus ~5 pounds in the rando bag. I think this lowrider design may be durable enough for my purposes.

Jan 04, 2019

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Drowning in kisses

Dust Mite kisses

Jan 01, 2019


I'm a lumberjack...

I spent my NYD cutting down the trees that shaded the south side of the house, because in addition to shade they were also being a tree highway for the squirrels that are trying to nest in our attic. So the evergreens along the house are now piles of lumber and slash alongside the house, and the persian walnut at the SW corner of the house is now severely reduced and surrounded by a clutter of walnut logs.

If this doesn’t drive the squirrels away, the rest of the walnut goes down. We’ll find out in a few days whether the squirrels are gone or not.

Well, I don’t know how it’s going to end up, but 2019 is off to a good start

Nectar of the gods

8 cans of Cheerwine, freshly delivered from North Carolina

Dec 31, 2018

Helpful cat

Ozy helps me read things on the net

Ozymandias helps me program by plunking down between me and the computer and then doing the shark face when I ignore him and try to type.

Dec 28, 2018

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Maxi Mite, Mini Me

Healthy eating plus domestic vermin

Dec 26, 2018

There was a sale on goldfish which I didn’t know about

There was a sale on tiny bags of goldfish

… so I had to overstuff the bag I had with me.

Dec 25, 2018

Cat rug

Thor on the recently-cleaned living room rug

Our little garbage rat™ on a freshly-vacuumed carpet

Dec 24, 2018

Cat box

Boxed cat

Thor is small enough so “if it fits it sits” isn’t nearly as extraordinary that it would be with other cats.

Dec 23, 2018

Cat basket

Basket of floof

Thor found a new place to sit

Dec 21, 2018

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

The Big Mite

Literary Mite

Dec 19, 2018

Amtrak photo of the day

One of the new SC-44s sits at Union Station while a bus goes overhead on the Broadway Bridge

One of the new SC-44s sits at the north end of a Cascades this afternoon.

Dec 17, 2018



The emergency randonneuse sits at Henry Higgins whlle I’m inside getting bagels & coffee.

Dec 15, 2018

Yet more steam

4449 at dusk

4449 heads south towards Oaks Park station at dusk.


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