For all the people celebrating Carnaval...

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Oooh! Here's a new one! Microsoft has launched a site to keep people for using its own products! This calls  for a rather old-fashioned rant! Old-fashioned in more ways than one I might add.

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How much material do you need to ship a few pieces of copper wire? File this one under 'curmudgeonery'.

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Although I planned my Sunday to be as productive yet relaxing as possible, I decided that I would be  a cranky, miserable bastard today.

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People who actually talk to me in meatspace, already know this, but my motorbike is broken. My trusty BMW R1100RS died on me. As an aspiring mechanic with a modest set of tools, this was a nice challenge. My father helped me, for which I am very grateful. He has been a mechanic for about 40 years or so, but never specialized in motorcycles.

Read on and find out how (not?) to troubleshoot such a problem.

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