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New Zealand: Day 4 – Traveling to Akaroa

The George We started the day with a huge, enormous breakfast. It was really good. While eating I saw a man walking his dog across the river (just outside the window) in Hagley Park; however, this was a bit odd. The guy’s jacket was the exact color of his dog. He was just ahead of his dog enough that the… Continue reading

New Zealand: Day 3 – Travel Day to Christchurch

Preparing for the Journey We got up really early (4:45am) to pack and then had an early breakfast in the cold restaurant at Hotel Blue. Next, we took a taxi to the airport. I’m not sure what the issue was, but something was odd about our tickets to New Zealand. It took some time, but the agents fixed whatever the… Continue reading

New Zealand: Day 2 – Visiting in Sydney, Australia, with “Old” Friends

Early Morning We ate breakfast at the hotel. The main commons areas of Hotel Blue is freezing cold in the mornings, and I was to learn why, shortly after breakfast. I must confess that the breakfast bar is not the strong suit of this hotel. Their food is a bit chi chi—for example, I had the “juice cleanse.” It was… Continue reading

Open Carry Georgia

Georgia‘s Open Carry law, allowing people to carry loaded weapons, including assault rifles, around with them went into effect yesterday, July 2, 2014. I am appalled. People can now carry loaded AK47s with them to church, to school, to the store, and even in bars. Let me be clear about the insanity of this law: I do not trust the… Continue reading

Tesla Service Nailed It

After posting (and complaining a bit) about my first Tesla service experience, I feel compelled to post about the second one. Tesla brought a Volvo rental car to the house, picked up our Tesla for its follow up service visit, and the assistant service manager returned it to us, and took away the rental car. When he arrived at the… Continue reading

For Your Safety and Security

The fact that you’re reading this has been logged by your government and will be indefinitely retained for future analysis.” Source: Boing Boing And I was thinking: What has the total, blanket surveillance of our country done to the confidentiality of sources for journalists? Kinda limits what gets exposed, I guess.… Continue reading

Tesla Road Trip: Vacaville Supercharger

We took our first road trip in Nick—driving to Martinez for a bit of business1. We then decided to head up to Vacaville for lunch. We wanted to visit the Vacaville supercharger station. We really didn’t need to charge, but the whole idea was to try it out. This was our first supercharger experience. It’s free. It’s blazing fast. You… Continue reading