Monthly Archives: August 2007

Ride around Puget Sound

I participated in the Rapsody Bicycle Ride last weekend. It was 165 miles of hills, with about 9,000 feet of climbing. The first day I did 85 miles in about 6 hours, including a few stops and ferry ride. The … Continue reading

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My Desk Global Coordinates

According to my phone's GPS sitting next to my laptop Latitude: 47.68135Longitude: -122.31630Speed: 0.0000 mphHeading: 80.6000 Google Map Read and post comments

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Maven: What the hell is wrong with it?

Maven is a build tool that succeeds Ant. However, despite the productive gains in terms of dependency management, it's a real turkey when something goes wrong. Typical daily issue with Maven follows… I run the JBossCache test suite, and this … Continue reading

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Hubs and Cones

My front wheel was vibrating a bit and any time you feel an unusual vibration or noise on a bicycle it's a good idea to stop and take a look. (This is one reason I like my bicycle to be … Continue reading

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SMPP integration with Mexico

I just established an SMPP connection with a provider in Mexico and successfully sent my first SMS message to a Mexican handset. I have now enabled a company to spam Mexico. One of the feathers in my hat from working … Continue reading

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Protesting Paint Wrongly Placed On Road

Today, I participated in a protest about the paint on Stone Way. Bicyclists expected the city to paint bicycle lanes from 45th down to the Burke Gilman Trail as part of the "Complete Streets" initiative and instead, only painted these … Continue reading

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Cycling: How much to improve?

Recently, I find myself on more difficult rides, traveling faster, and getting stronger. Certainly, the sky's the limit, though perhaps I will never find myself becoming a serious road racer. But really the purpose of all of the riding I … Continue reading

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