I've got a calendar reminder every where to remind me of when I bought a Fuji bike and started riding my bike everywhere. Why? Because things have been this great crazy adventure, ever since. It was one of those decisions that had long-lasting impact forwards, so much so that I divide life into "before bikes" and "after bikes". And yesterday was the bikeaversary.
A coincidence of things has enabled a bit more baking than usual. First, I'm riding a few more miles to work, so suddenly I'm able to eat a bit more carbohydrates. Second, I'm not working at a place with catered lunch. Which pretty much puts me back into the same sort of state of annoyance I was the last time I was doing a bunch of baking... all of the cookbook suck.
I found out last week that my coworkers were all unaware of what’s been happening to Ethernet while they weren’t looking. See, Ethernet, all of the way up through Gigabit was mostly reasonable. First, they’d make some bad standards, like 10BASE5 or all of the weird not-quite-100BASE-TX standards or the time delay between 1000BASE-CX and 1000BASE-T where Gigabit Ethernet required shielded-twisted pair. Then they’d figure it out and we’d all get a reasonable standard for things that everybody was cool with, where the early-adopters generally were annoyed, but not overly so because they knew what they were getting into.