Archive for December, 2006

In the “I was more comfortable not knowing this” files …

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Wizbang Tech reports that nearly every lock you have is now worthless. This is for pin/cylinder locks, which is every lock I have on an outside door in my house. The geometry of my house isn’t appropriate for me to add 2x4s to bar the doors (at which point, I assume burglars would go through the windows rather than locate a battering ram).

I don’t need to worry about this bicycle lock problem, because this handy-dandy little device will take care of the bicycle lock I use. I suppose I could ride a bicycle that would be harder to steal, but that’s somewhat counterproductive.

There went the budget

Friday, December 1st, 2006

The last time I had my oil changed, the mechanic told me I should get new tires, but that I could make it through the winter before it was really necessary.

After driving home Tuesday through the winter storm, and driving to work Wednesday morning, my response to that is, “Uhhh … no.” So I now have a brand-new set of tires, and have blown my budget for the month.

It’s a good thing I’ve already bought all my Christmas presents.