While I don’t believe print media is dead it sure has taken a blow in my world. I am reading about ten times as much as I did prior to owning an iPad yet here sit my favorite magazines for the past couple of months untouched. Some haven’t even had the annoying subscription cards removed. I can’t help it. The iPad is such an absolutely amazing reading platform that I can’t help but do all of my recreational reading on it. It’s especially nice when reading late at night because I don’t need any lights on (although I do wish I could dim the iPad screen just a bit more). It doesn’t matter what position I’m sitting or lying in while reading, the iPad requires only one hand. While magazines are easily one hand readers books are a different story. While I’m not entirely sold on digital books the iPad is absolutely the best reading platform I’ve encountered yet. I love the fact that I can take as many books with me when I’m out and about as I want (which for me is a good thing since I’ve usually got 3 – 5 books going at any given time). Of course, I do have some digital books from older platforms that I can no longer access and that bothers me. Hence why I’m not entirely sold on digital books — yet.
I can’t take it anymore. I started this blog out of boredom at a time when my enduring pain kept me from sleeping. Little did I know it would actually gather a following. Little did I know I would find it therapeutic. Little did I know I would enjoy posting. Little did I know I would be working on two WordPress sites at work by the end of the year. Little did I know how much I would hate the Blogger platform. Little did I know that hatred would prevent me from posting because it is such an arcane interface. Little did I know working within Blogger in Chrome would cause my CPU cycles to peg at 100% rendering my computer barely usable (as in, it takes several seconds for the mouse to respond and several more to finally close Chrome). Little did you know I’d ramble on like this.
Anyway, the point of this whole post is to forewarn you that while my posting has been very irregular as family and the day job can occasionally interfere I’ve recently decided to embark on moving this whole thing into WordPress for the sake of my own sanity. The moving of the blog will most likely by accompanied by an expansion of things (for better or worse) I blog about.
From Motorcycle Picture of the Day Blog comes the most excellent RZ350 I have seen in decades. Who doesn’t like a fully faired RZ350? I haven’t seen one of these in such pristine condition in, well, over 20 years. Back when I was whooping on them with four-strokes. Now I’d trade my [insert appropriate family member here] for one. Or better yet an imported 500 two-stroke. Oh the days of the two-stroke. Magnificent days those were. Both in the dirt and on the street. To this day it makes me sick to my stomach when I think of the Kawasaki H2 my dad gave away. A man needs no more between his legs than three cylinders and 750cc of brute two-stroke horsepower!