Sprouts? Bleh.

I was so excited when I heard that “Sprouts Farmers Market” was coming to town.  But I went there twice in their first week and now I just think “bleh”. I was really hoping to see lots of local products, when in fact I found none at all. Their vitamins/supplements/toiletries section is tiny – maybe… Continue reading Sprouts? Bleh.

bad user interface of the week

This past week, I’ve been making travel arrangements for my wife and I to visit some friends in Tennessee for Thanksgiving.  I cashed in some United Mileage Plus miles in exchange for the plane tickets.  And after submitting my order, here’s the web page they presented me with.  See if you can tell from this… Continue reading bad user interface of the week

cool new TV and a strange coincidence

My awesome new television arrived yesterday.  It’s a Samsung LN46A750 high definition LCD TV.  To go with it, I bought a Sony BDP-S350 Blu-ray Disc Player.  Together, they’re amazing!  The first two discs I bought are “Blade Runner” and “The Fifth Element”.  Last night, I watched parts of “Blade Runner” in 1080/24p and tonight I’m… Continue reading cool new TV and a strange coincidence

Welcome to Sprouts Farmers Market

I just found out some exciting news!  Broomfield is getting a real natural supermarket.  It’s not Wild Oats / Whole Foods, or even Vitamin Cottage.  It’s Sprouts Farmers Market.  Supposedly they’re opening in October next to Staples near (or in, maybe) the now-defunct Albertson’s on 120th. I’d never heard of Sprouts before, so I had… Continue reading Welcome to Sprouts Farmers Market

The Associated Press: Court: US can block mad cow testing

Outstanding!  So our government is now actively preventing corporations from improving their product safety.  Sometimes I wish there was someone I could just shake by the lapels and yell “what the hell are you thinking” at. The Associated Press: Court: US can block mad cow testing The Bush administration can prohibit meat packers from testing… Continue reading The Associated Press: Court: US can block mad cow testing

Streetsblog » Obama Builds Rail Cred With Biden Pick

This is promising: Streetsblog » Obama Builds Rail Cred With Biden Pick Barack Obama’s standing as an advocate for investment in US commuter rail looks to have gotten a boost with his selection of Joe Biden as his running mate. Whereas John McCain is the Senate’s sworn enemy of Amtrak, his colleague from Delaware is… Continue reading Streetsblog » Obama Builds Rail Cred With Biden Pick

my Drobo finally arrived, but they can’t decide how much it should cost

Regular readers may remember I ordered a Drobo external computer storage device last month.  My experience with the company hasn’t been great so far.  I ordered the thing on July 11, at which time they said there was a 5 day backlog of orders.  That would put delivery about July 23. After contacting them the… Continue reading my Drobo finally arrived, but they can’t decide how much it should cost

what should I do about illegal wiretapping?

I’ve kept slightly abreast of the whole “illegal wiretapping” issue from the past few years.  In case you live in Osama’s cave, the issue is that the federal government asked the US telecom carriers to tap in on phone calls going through their networks.  The reason the feds wanted the info was, of course, the… Continue reading what should I do about illegal wiretapping?

nearly car free commuting for 3+ months

Since reading How to Live Well Without Owning a Car a few months ago, I made a serious effort to change my daily commuting habits.  I bought an awesome new bike, and I’m really liking it a lot.  Plus, my employer offers free bus passes to all employees, so I decided to get one of… Continue reading nearly car free commuting for 3+ months

bestsmartstore.com = fraud

I was just reconciling my latest Visa statement, and found a fraudulent charge for $4.99 from “Bestsmartstore Com Llc” from February 14.  I checked out the company’s website, and learned they are supposedly an “e-book” vendor but we haven’t bought any e-books from them.  I googled the company and found that the only hits were… Continue reading bestsmartstore.com = fraud

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