Monday, April 28, 2008

Temper Temper

When tempers flare and I get really ticked off it tends to linger and brew. No so uncommon. Pretty standard really.

There is always one thing that makes me feel better though...


Tuesday, April 22, 2008

World's Largest Group Ride?

Well Budapest may now hold the world record for largest group ride ever. Held this past Sunday, an estimated 80,000, yes, no typo there, 80,000 people filled the streets of Budapest for a Critical Mass ride. That's about a football stadium worth of people riding.

I'm still wrapping head around that many people on bikes. My group ride tonight of 20 or so is going to seem small...

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Bike Racks and License Plates

That was the scene at the Design Project Build here in Boulder. I donated a jersey and some goodies to help raise money for bike rack construction in town. The night went really well and a lot of people came out to support a cool on site redesign on three local buildings.

I've also got a post up on the BoulderSpace website about bike rack design. Check it out.

I am also now a resident of Colorado, which is significant, because since I was 18, I haven't lived in a state that matched my license plates. I feel so much better now. Now onto my license.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The Beauty of Free Market

Intelectual Property, or IP, is quickly becoming the most hotly contested battle grounds in the technology and entertainment industry. The history here is deep and has been twisted into numerous directions in the last year as companies clamor to remain on top of their competitive industries meanwhile overseas manufacturing has led to numerous rip-offs in industrial booming countries. If this subject sparks an interest to you check out and do some IP searches to get some solid reading material.

Techdirt recently posted this article about the fashion industry following the entertainment industries history for fighting down knock offs that actually boosted their sales and market awareness. To put it briefly, imposing IP is only effective in so far as the property is to initially protect the designer. The point of IP and patents is not to say an idea is one persons forever, but rather to protect it while the designer can grow the idea into a business and product line.

I would liken it to a 7 year old taking the kickball out of the game and saying "only I can play with this ball." The ball isn't so useful anymore.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Interview on ROAD Magazine

I did a quick Q & A with Tim from Road Magazine yesterday. Check it out.

In other news news, does anyone know a 4 letter word for an Ancient Dead Sea Religion? I'm stumped.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

On Your Marks, Get Set...


Heading over to the Design Project Build show this weekend.

It should be an interesting event bringing together local architects, designers, and the public to focus on public spaces in Boulder. There is a heavy emphasis on cycling at the show as well with Community Cycles on hand creating some artist bike racks and doing a bike maintenance clinic.

I put up a jersey for auction to help raise money as well, so stop on by and get some free Sport Beans!
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