Tribulations of the Urinal

Today we went to Loggerhead Marine Life Center. While there I briefly faced one of the few things that gross me out immensely. Fortunately, it is something I usually only face on road trips or visits to bars, which are rare. Loggerhead Marine Life Center, the place we took the kids today, is known for rescuing,…

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First Car Advice to my 16 year Old Self

Oh to Go Back and Choose that First Vehicle Again… Hey kid! I know what first car you’re thinking, I was you 20 years ago. You’ve got plans, dreams, and ideas, that can only be lived out if you find and get that perfect ride right? You need to quit worrying about the dreams, quit…

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New Riders, Consider the Dangers of Swamp-Ass

Welcome to Southern Riding Season -In Texas we bake our balls, but sometimes on low It’s freaking spring people! People are out riding and, judging by the increased ad presence, motorcycle sales are clearly picking up. Adventures and dreams are being imagined on two wheels. With so many two-wheeled options to consider, you may overlook the…

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How Not to Use a Fork Stand

Life before stands Today I ride a CBR and that makes me happy in many ways. Unfortunately, ease of maintenance is not one of them. Prior to owning a CBR, I had a GS500F and then a VFR. My former bikes had center stands. Regardless of the trash talking around center stands, I loved them. I…

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S3: Read Files From a Bucket, AWS JavaScript SDK

Use the AWS SDK to Read File from an S3 bucket – for this article it’s assumed you have a root user and S3 services account with Amazon. Setup a IAM Account If you aren’t familiar with IAM, the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) web service you can get started here on the introduction to IAM before…

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Climate Change Believers You Suck

That’s right climate change believers you suck! I recycle like crazy, walk when I can, commute with a motorcycle reducing emissions, etc, etc, etc. Yet you dismiss my views, interrupt, and even resort to petty insults and for that you suck so much. I’ll admit it, I’m a climate change skeptic [gasp and scream]. Yes I am a skeptic…

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Marathon, a shining example of our flawed healthcare system

An example of what’s wrong with our healthcare system There are numerous problems plaguing our healthcare system. Politicians and the American people can’t agree on most of them. After reading this though, I think most of us can agree that Marathon is clearly in the wrong. Treatment for MD before Marathon Those with muscular dystrophy (MD), a disease…

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“Foods” to avoid feeding your kids, Lunchables

Lunchables, like a TV dinner but for kids and without cooking Unfamiliar with Lunchables? That’s a good thing.  Basically a pre-packaged lunch tray inspired by the TV dinners of a bygone era. Lunchables typically contain crackers, highly processed deli meats, a Caprisun and “cheese product” slices. Processed deli meats often full of fat, sodium and preservatives, like…

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