It’s a rare Saturday post for me, and it’s all about the geekery. I’ve had some ideas and I’m tackling a few things.

Router Issues

The current router is one I’ve had since early 2005 — an Apple Airport Extreme (802.11b). Over the past few years, it’s started crashing on a regular basis (roughly every 4-6 hours), requiring a reboot. I’ve been meaning to replace it for some time, but haven’t wanted to pay the Apple hardware surcharge. I did some research and bought one that’s DD-WRT compatible, so I can flash it and have a super-router.

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Merry Christmas

It’s the “most wonderful time of the year” again, and wow. I’m just not there. I did hear Run-D.M.C.’s “Christmas in Hollis” on the radio the other day, and that put a smile on my face. And Eric Cartman singing “Swiss Colony Beef Log” still cracks me up to no end.

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Writing, Bike, Etc.

On the writing front, I seem to have lost momentum via the day lost to the dead logic board in my Mac Mini. That’s kinda sucky, but I’m going to force myself to sit in front of the ‘ol text editing program for an hour tomorrow — either I’ll write, or I’ll waste an hour. One or the other.

On the bike side of things, Zipp finally got my wheels back to me. Only one minor issue — a dust seal on the cassette hub body was folded over onto itself, exposing the internals — and I was able to correct that in less than five minutes with a pair of 5mm allen wrenches and a dental pick. Tonight, I’m going to scrub the cassette clean before I re-install it, and get everything back on the Salsa. It looks awfully sad, hanging in the living room with no wheels.

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