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Takes One to Know One

Posted on July 8th, 2014 · Posted in Bikes, Commuting

This excellent piece by Carl Alviani, titled “Why Bikes Make Smart People Say Dumb Things,” tackles the cognitive dissonance at work when people spew vitriol at the occasional scofflaw cyclist.. read more

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No Surprise in Hobby Lobby

Posted on June 30th, 2014 · Posted in Government, Laws

As this blog is at least partly about the law, here’s my brief take on today’s Hobby Lobby case: although it seems strange and petty to me that it’s 2014 and.. read more

Cantor’s Loss Shows Why We Don’t Need Campaign Finance Regulation

Posted on June 10th, 2014 · Posted in Government, Laws

Eric Cantor, the House Majority Leader, just suffered a humiliating loss in the Virginia primary. Overnight, he goes from being one of the most powerful people in Washington to just.. read more

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Cycling Columbus

Posted on May 7th, 2014 · Posted in Bikes, Travel

My travel schedule has been nutty of late, so even fewer posts than usual. But here’s one: about my trip last week to Columbus, Ohio, a city I visited for.. read more

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Seattle Bike Share Nears

Posted on April 8th, 2014 · Posted in Dumbness, Government, Laws

With Seattle (finally) getting a bike share system later this year, the Puget Sound Bike Share program has put together an interactive site showing proposed bike share station locations.  You.. read more

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Negotiating for Dummies (Ph.D Version)

Posted on March 24th, 2014 · Posted in Business

This Slate story, about a candidate for a philosophy professorship who had her job offer rescinded, attempts to make the point that academic institutions are cavalierly running roughshod over job.. read more

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The Minimum Wage Experiment

Posted on March 15th, 2014 · Posted in Business

It’s March 15, so we’ve had the March for a $15/hour Minimum Wage thing going on in Seattle today. The discussion in the city seems to be divided between those.. read more

More Photos For Bloggers

Posted on March 6th, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

I posted over at sociallyawkwardlaw.com on Getty Images’ making available some 35 million photos for non-commercial use (via embed code).  Another viable option for blog photos, in addition to the.. read more

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Dropbox – No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Posted on February 21st, 2014 · Posted in Business, Lawyers

As someone who pays more attention than most to website terms of use (TOU), I’m amused by the kerfuffle over the Dropbox announcement this week that it is adding an.. read more

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Reasons I Didn’t Ride, 2013 Edition

Posted on December 31st, 2013 · Posted in Commuting

I tried Strava in 2013, but the novelty of it wore off – and it’s no substitute for tracking data in excel (probably safer, too, as I’m no longer competing.. read more