You can now get your news in West African Pidgin. Here’s a sample.
We’ve been trying out selling things on eBay recently. Just spent over an hour sorting real Legos from fake ones. I can’t see tiny things anymore. We recently attempted to count a K’Nex set with over 1000 pieces and finally gave up on that one and just sold it as a lot.
Hey Waze, maybe merging into heavy traffic and then expecting me to make an immediate left across several lanes isn’t very realistic? Is there a way to turn off superhero mode?
If you’re searching for something at Google and you only want to see search results that include a certain word, you can put that word in quotes. For example, if you want to search for trees but only want to see search results with the word “willow” on the page, search for
(Google apparently got rid of the + sign syntax where you used to be able to say +willow.)
My favorite thing about Google Voice is marking phone calls as spam. “Hi! This is Elizabeth from Resort Rewards Center and you recently…” [click] [Mark as spam] Of course, they somehow have 50 local numbers, but it feels like I’m contributing to something.
We ate at Grassburger this weekend. It’s a hoity toity burger place in northeast Albuquerque. The burger was good enough…we’d probably go back. They have some kinda homemade special sauce that they put on them. They have regular or sweet potato fries. Their soda fountain has some brand I’d never heard of, which was interesting. The cola was good.
Today we attempted to go to the San Gregorio Lake in the Jemez mountains. At the top of their site it says “Open”. Maybe the lake was technically open, but the road was closed and we weren’t really ready for a 7-mile round-trip walk with the kids. So, we attempted to find a nearby hiking trail, but were mostly met with fences…fences everywhere.
Fences across the river, fences around tiny trees…part of an attempt to allow them to regrow. Before we got very far into Fenceland and ClosedGateland, it was time for Mr. Check Engine Light, so home we went. Four hours of driving for to see closed gates and fences. 🙁