I've been using Waze for over a month and I love it. If you haven't tried it yet, you should. It's surprisingly accurate, even in a country where you wouldn't think there'd be a lot of users, like Romania. The traffic updates can get a little overwhelming in large urban areas like Bucharest and sometimes … Continue reading A couple of suggestions for Waze
One winter day, as I finished work late in the evening, about eight o'clock, I went out to the parking lot and saw my MINI looking this: I hadn't expected that. It had rained earlier in the day, particularly during lunch and it had continued to drizzle through the afternoon. The evening had brought a … Continue reading The day our MINI froze over
Did I ever profess my love for Morgan Cars publicly? It's time I did. I love them! For years, I decried the ugly design of modern cars and I wondered where old design went. I looked at cars made in the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s and wondered when cars were going to get beautiful again. … Continue reading I love Morgan Cars
After a cross-country trip through Romania to visit family for Christmas, our car's on-board computer told us we logged 1,560 km (969.34 mi). I was already a big fan of our VW Jetta TDI, but now I like it even more. Our average fuel consumption was 6.1 l/100 km (38.6 mpg) while our average speed … Continue reading The winter road trip
Derek Thompson from The Atlantic picked up a post I wrote a couple of years ago, entitled "13 arguments for telecommuting", in an article which proposes a twist on the idea: a 4-day workweek. The State of Utah switched to just such a program a year ago for its government employees, and the results are … Continue reading A twist on telecommuting
Two typographers (Pierre & Damien), a software designer (Zachary Lieberman) and a race car driver (Stef van Campenhoudt) collaborated to create a font with a car. The result is called the iQ font, and it's available for download. iQ font - When driving becomes writing / Full making of from wireless on Vimeo.
I recorded a couple of videos during yesterday's trip from Sibiu to Constanta. I forgot to included them in the write-up, but they make a good addition to it. Here they are. The first was recorded as we were driving through the plateau before the city of Brasov, after I'd taken the last of the … Continue reading Videos from yesterday’s trip