Friday, August 28, 2015

Adventures in Ubering


An occasional series of adventures from the mean streets.

Tip Your Server
Seriously.  Tip your Uber driver. My first tip came from a lady who was staying at a domestic violence shelter. I gave that $5 to a homeless guy. It just seemed condescending to refuse it, but more wrong to keep it. The only other tip was a couple of bucks from some ASU kids who had been on their own for a while. The dorm kids/parent subsidized kids are cheap little bastards perhaps unfamiliar with the service economy.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Separated at Birth?

It's a Bird! It's a Plane!

Don't tug on his cape.

Genius Bar

I was always so ahead of my time. I designed the Subaru XT (1985-88) door handles in high school study hall (late 70s). They were super aerodynamic.
I also remember asking my mom whether there were any automatic clutches. She assumed I meant automatic (i.e., hydraulic) transmissions.
Now I drive a dual clutch quasi-automatic car.  There's no torque converter.  It's like the drag queen of trannies. [Ed.: Ouch! Really?!] It looks and feels like a slushbox, but underneath, it' s more of a robot that is busy slipping clutches and trying not to blow up.