@cb I remember working at one property we leased, and my boss wanted me to digitize all the HR records, and do a payroll study. Well, all the computers the place came with were 25+ year old Packard Bells, and they were on dial up. So, I drove over to his office and handed him a floppy disk, he looked at it like it was a space alien and asked what the f*ck I expected him to do with it. The next week, I had a new work laptop with a wireless card.
I know a local engineering contractor who does 3D imaging of pipe runs. They use a combination of drone and scanning to make the models. They market to pulp mills and older chemical plants that don’t have good records of all the changes and additional racks and runs added over the years. It’s very helpful when new projects come up…nothing worse than finding out mid project that a planned run of pipe can’t get to where you want it to go.
@jminer it's been going pretty smoothly, I tackled a couple government office visits already. Got signed up for internet today. I have figured out that there are basically no signs for the bus stops but the poles are still there and a faint yellow bus in the road. Buying everything for a house is a little annoying, the apartment is furnished but things like bottle openers and cutting boards aren't there. Also towels and sheets( that was fun to show up and find out)
Mainly I miss my wife, hanging out on the beach by yourself just isn't the same and I hate restaurants solo. She just accepted a new position and is moving out here after onboarding so right at the end of October.
If you live in a conservative enough area minor disagreements are frequently settled with the brandishing of a firearm, which is batshit.
The Midwest might be a bit different, but I’ve only had to use firearms to settle misunderstandings on several occasions, and the individuals on the other end didn’t give a shit about politics. Both events took place in Phoenix and Tucson, which are about as blue as you’re going to get in Arizona. Colorado is basically the California of the Mountain West. In my experience, economics plays a bigger role than politics in how willing people are to settle arguments with bullets. Either way, you have the option to properly protect yourself.
In Oklahoma, SxS are not legal on interstates or US highways, but are legal on state highways, many of which are 55 mph and some are probably 65.
The new law states that the SxS must be able to maintain at least 45 mph.
I think it will be a very positive thing for our state as far as tourism, but I’m not looking forward to seeing the news reports of collisions between 55 mph SxS vs. 65 mph full-size pickups…
But motorcycles are also legal (and our state doesn’t even mandate helmets).
We live out in the country. I can take 45 mph roads to two very nice small downtown areas within 15-20 minutes. I could see buying a SxS for this (and for hooning around on our property) as I get closer to retirement.
No fault on that gen Camry, they had a clean design, even if boring. The generation thar followed was sloppy, loafy, and laden with trends at the time instead of focusing on what it was good at.
Terrible cars I love that are not enthusiast-centric.
Fiat 500, non-Abarth. I’ll always advocate for the Abarth as they are amazing, but despite only 99hp, the normal 500 with the Sport suspension is a treat. I even like the automatic as much as it pains me to say it, the manual is a fine transmission but the cable shifter is akin to a thick rubber glove. There are options to fix the shifter, but I stand by the statement that either trans is a good decision.
Seventh-gen Civic. I’ve always liked how simple these are, and for some reason I can it rationalize, I love their interiors.
My brother had a 2002 EX and I really enjoyed it, had I not been focused on moving and mot wanting to deal with the headgasket it would soon need, I might have tried to adopt the Civic as my own. It was that good of a regular-ass car, and thoroughly enjoyable, even with a little 4spd auto and 127hp.
Well, getting it towed or in the alternative having the tow driver try starting it is probably a good idea.
@SilentbutnotreallyDeadly Don't ever have a tow driver try things. I deal with these guys all the time. Somehow, when it comes to cars, I'm pretty sure Paris Hilton could give their knowledge a run for it's money. 99.9% of the time when they're doing something other than getting a car into neutral and towing it, they're damaging something. They even damage things when they are doing their normal job tasks. They are drivers, not mechanics. The vast majority I've met were not the sharpest crayon in the box, and I'm talking the leftover box of brokens. Mechanic/tow driver combo guys exist, but they're rare, at least in the US.