Posted February 26th, 2013 @ 02:46pm by Erik J. Barzeski
For years I've worn a pair of rimless Silhouette eyeglasses. They were lightweight, flexible, and worked well. I got a pair of sunglasses and a new pair in the same model four years ago, but it was time for a change.
I ended up going with the Oakley Clubface frames. I didn't even know what they were called - I simply liked that they had a little bit of a rim along the top and the color seems to work. I don't do well with very square frames or lenses, so these are round enough to work.
I didn't notice until well afterwards that they were named "Clubface." Perfect for a golf instructor, right? The Oakley site says:
We marveled at the smooth contours of high-end golf sticks when we designed CLUBFACE, a work of C-5™ alloy that hits the sweet spot on original style. All that dimensional curvature creates a fresh look from every angle. UNOBTAINIUM® earsocks maintain a comfortably secure fit, and spring hinges bring precise mechanics to a frame that puts dimension in personality.
You have to get your hands on CLUBFACE to appreciate the art of 3-D thinking. Five metal compounds gave us an alloy that flows into curves and contours without adding excess weight, so you'll have the comfort you deserve and the durability you need. From the dimensional nose bridge to the subtly concave earsocks, we worked every angle to give the active look a new definition.
Uhm, yeah. They're just eyeglasses frames, people.
Posted February 19th, 2013 @ 10:56pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I really hope to be able to afford a Tesla (i.e. I hope they become less expensive) some day, but these three posts tell an interesting tale of media bias. Why a journalist would be biased against electric cars I have no idea, but… there you have it.
Posted February 18th, 2013 @ 04:20pm by Erik J. Barzeski
In conclusion, Brooks has a shoe with a great deal of potential in the PureDrift. The first incarnation has some shortcomings that I was able to remedy with an insole swap, but I think only some minor tweaks would be required to take this shoe to another level in future incarnations. I’d redesign the integrated footbed to remove seams along the margins, soften the sole just a tad, or include a slightly beefier insole (like the current PureCadence 2 insole). With the tweak I made, I foresee this shoe remaining on my active rack for quite awhile!
Posted February 16th, 2013 @ 04:22pm by Erik J. Barzeski
This article talks about how to get rid of duplicate entries in the "Open With…" contextual menu.
I've had this command in my nightly (user) cron file for many months now:
# Flush Launch Services Cache
LaunchServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user