Don’t Click It.

Please don't click these links.  You risk spamming all your connected friends and followers, AND, more importantly, you risk losing all your social cred.

Please don’t click these links. You risk spamming all your connected friends and followers, AND, more importantly, you risk losing all your social cred.

Another one bites the dust.
I do believe that every.single.elected.official (except Tiffany Renee) has managed to click one of the viral vanity twitter bugs.  Don’t do it, folks.  Pay attention.  You’re spamming all of your followers and making it difficult to like you.

David Rabbitt (DavidRabbitt) on Twitter.

Big Day For The Gran Fondo…

Levi Leipheimer's King Ridge Gran Fondo

Levi Leipheimer’s King Ridge Gran Fondo

On Monday morning, at 9am, all the hand wringing over the latest scandal to hit professional cycling will come to climax… registration for the 2013 running of Levi’s Gran Fondo will begin, and nearly as soon we’ll have a bellwether of public sentiment towards Levi and his recent doping admissions.
I expect the registration will fill just as fast as it has in years past (7500 slots in mere days)… time will tell.

Register for the 2013 Levi’s GranFondo.

Other notable news:  Quietly announced on the ‘frequently asked questions’ page of Levi’s Gran Fondo website are the event dates for 2013, 2014 AND 2015… presumably this means the Gran Fondo is in it for the long haul!  Deets:

When is Levi’s GranFondo?
  • 2013: October 5th
  • 2014: October 4th
  • 2015: October 3th


It Takes An Editor (quitting)

…in order for the press to stop and take notice.

I’ve noticed a trend – that many journalists are much more interested when an Editor-in-Chief of a long-respected technology and culture magazine quits his job to play with toys drones.  Also just heard a primer segment hinting at a bigger audio piece to be aired on Marketplace later today.

“These days, we tend to think of “drones” in a military context. But drones are popping up in a number of fields, including firefighting and newsgathering. A new company that makes them is run by a former editor of Wired magazine and a 26-year-old engineering whiz from Tijuana. Reporter: John Rosman

The Market For Robotic Drone Aircraft Takes Off: The California Report | The California Report.

New 2013 CA Vehicle Code Laws Range the Gamut

vehicle codeLots of new laws pertaining to vehicle operation in California. This one, in particular, seems largely unenforceable (nevermind absurd) to me:

“There are also two new laws related to recreational off-highway vehicles. One (AB
1595, Cook) defines an off-highway motor vehicle to include a recreational off-highway
vehicle (ROV) and establishes additional requirements governing its safe operation. The
other law (AB 1266, Cook), which goes into effect July 1, 2013, prohibits a passenger in
an ROV from riding in a seat location not designed and provided by the manufacturer. It
also prohibits operation of the ROV if the passenger is not seated with both feet on the
floorboard and able to grab the occupant handhold with the seat belt and shoulder belt or
safety harness fastened”

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