So not a lot of posts this month. I apologize. Given that I was offline from the 3rd to the 17th, I think I did okay on volume. You’ve got one more beyond this, and that’ll auto-publish tomorrow; it’s my 101 Things update post for September.
So other than the wedding and honeymoon what else happened? Let’s see…
I developed a deep and meaningful relationship with my iPad, which was my wedding gift from Kate. Holy god, the thing is seriously awesome. The “it’s just a big iPod Touch” line is seriously bunk. Easier to type on, easier to browse the web with (bigger screen), apps have much more usable interfaces. I can see merit behind Best Buy’s claims that it’s killing their sales of netbooks.
The MBL/Bike612 issue came to the forefront when I made the founder of MBL, Jeremy Werst, cry. I was trying to foster some discussion around a business plan, and got myself banned. Sort of. See, he claims to have banned me by email address and IP number (the latter of which is pointless when you have Tor or a proxy server), but I can still log in. I haven’t posted anything since the pseudo-ban, though. The upside is that the resulting pseudo-ban created a huge jump-start for Bike612. I’ve been turning the other cheek with regards to Werst’s behavior, even when he advocated physical violence against me, but it’s been difficult, especially with some of the claims he’s making over there.
Married life is awesome. We’re home, we’re happy. We’re ridiculously in-love. We recently took the first step toward having a kid. Yes, there’s a real chance that I’ll be procreating sometime in the near future. Behold, the seventh seal hath opened. In all seriousness, though, things are going really well. I’m happy and content and glad I get to be with Kate for the rest of my life.
The 29er frame is off at paint. The first stage is them laying on a bunch of brilliant white. I spent some of my lunch hour today going to get paint — I’m going with a really fine metallic black, the same as they used on Mercedes models in 2008-2009. Probably tomorrow night I’ll be masking it and it’ll go back into the booth this weekend for the black and the clearcoating. I do need to track down a seatpost, seat and collar for this sucker, but other than that, after this weekend she’ll be ready to kick some serious ass. I’m very excited.