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Dropbox – No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Posted on February 21, 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 31, 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

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Cold Weather Cycling

Posted on December 13, 2013 · Posted in Commuting, Gear

It’s been cold the last week or so in Seattle.  Temperatures in the teens and 20s, which is much colder than usual for this time of year.  To be sure,.. read more

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Seattle’s Unclean Streets

Posted on December 2, 2013 · Posted in Commuting, Laws, Roads

Here’s another gripe about Seattle’s lack of bike infrastructure – or really, its lack of attention to the basic blocking and tackling of running a city. In a city of.. read more

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Cyclist Obey!

Posted on November 12, 2013 · Posted in Bikes, Laws

Bike Snob (of course) nails it far better than I could in addressing the “you cyclists should just follow the rules and send the right message” crowd: It’s impossible, and.. read more

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A Note to Drivers from an “Aggressive Cyclist”

Posted on November 8, 2013 · Posted in Commuting, Roads

Really, KIRO7?  An investigation of “aggressive” cyclists? Must be troll week.  But I’ll play along. Apparently, “aggressive” cyclists are out flipping off drivers, running red lights and riding too close.. read more

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Sign on the Line that is Dotted?

Posted on November 4, 2013 · Posted in Laws, Lawyers

So the other day I was at work, reviewing a contract. It was no big deal; a standard form agreement for a venue were renting to host an event in… read more

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Bike Notes – October 2013

Posted on October 25, 2013 · Posted in Bikes

I walked around downtown Louisville at the beginning of the month and was stunned to see that the city has beaten Seattle to the punch with bike share – and.. read more

Hold Fast

Posted on October 14, 2013 · Posted in Government

Like many, I want to see Obama and the rest of the democrats resist the urge to negotiate with the GOP over the debt ceiling and shutdown.  Not because I.. read more

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Negotiating with Crazy People

Posted on October 3, 2013 · Posted in Business, Government

On my first blog, I wrote extensively about negotiating – things I’d found effective and ineffective in a career spent negotiating business deals.  One of last posts on Corporate Tool.. read more