Too nice not to get her out. She is a mess, dusty and desperately needs a cleaning but that will probably have to wait for a few weeks. Amazing how much you get from a car that is old enough to drink.
Cars (in order)
Pontiac Grand Prix
Audi Q7 (#1)
Audi Q7 (#2)
Kawasaki KZ 440
Yamaha Virago 750
Yamaha V-Star Classic
My daughter started drivers ed this month and has been looking at cars. This is the first one she shows me to consider for her first car. Has not quite figured out how BaT works as when she first looked the bids were in the 20's.
Told her that she should start on my 996 and maybe this can be later in her life.
I live in Minneapolis and I can say without reservation that we needed this result. The city has been becoming more and more fortified leading up to the verdict, with all of the businesses around me boarding up everything since we expected that the result would not be well received.
Then we got guilty on all counts.
You could feel the pressure relieve everywhere. It was so built up because there was no expectation of this result, we have seen far too many examples where nothing came of the actions of a police officer killing a person of color during what should have been a routine interaction.
It may not be justice for the community, but accountability for police actions is a start. Next we really need to reform police unions.
PS - I am not one of the generic defund the police folks. I do agree that moving so much of our budget away from social services to law enforcement has resulted in poor outcomes, and we should look to allocate those dollars back to specialists and stop asking the police to deal with everything themselves.
@whoistheleader Ask somone from the UK about fanny packs...
Story time, my mother-in-law is from the UK. When my wife was in high school her grandparents came to visit them here in Minnesota. Now, my wife is from a small town and has a big family and her oldest brother was working on a Sod Farm (grass) harvesting that summer. Her grandmother asked my wife where her brother was and her response was "he is out sodding". This got her slapped immediately.
@i86hotdogs At $99/day that Boxster is my pick. Price/fun and the first Porsche drive is hard to beat.
Yeah, QA in most of the places I have worked has been the current dev branch and staging had the production code line.
Now, staging has not always been sized like production and may have substantial data volume and structure differences but sometimes you have to live with that.
Good luck and godspeed!
PS - actually had to build a tool to anonymize production data for performance testing before, works but no fun.
@davesaddiction Currently the 996 6MT and iPhone, but for the winter I move to the Q7 (auto) and iPhone. Like many of us we have more than one car and maybe need more options.
Wonder if this answer changes seasonally (for the transmission, not the phone)?
@mr-ontop @Jawzx2 I second the vape process, moving the nicotine out and getting down to the physical habit works, I was a pack-a-day Lucky Strike smoker for over a decade and it helped a ton when I quit.
Now have 1 or 2 cigars a year.
You can do it!