Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Lacrosse Sticks - I am still pissed they got rid of the all wooden lacrosse stick. The transition happened back when I was playing the sport in college. All of a sudden the pain I was inflicting on opposing players was cut in half when they forced us to use the wimpy flexible plastic cradle. My favorite check was immediately rendered null and void.
Bicycle Technology - There are entirely too many "innovations" for me to rant about. Suffice it to say I still contend many were useless lily gilders while a very few truly enhanced the cycling experience.
The DH in Baseball - I don't care if it has made baseball more exciting for some, it rubs me the wrong way. I have no respect for players whose only claim to fame is being a DH.
GPS devices in cars - If you are going on a trip, know in advance the route to take. And yeah, sometimes getting lost can be fun too. A friend loaned me his TomTom once for a trip south. I punched in my destination. The gizmo did what it did and planned my route. I then proceeded to go the way I had been for years anyway. I loved hearing it complain followed by, "Recalculating, recalculating" until it had figured out a new alternative route based on the turn I just missed or made that was not part of the original or new program. I even took one detour out of my way just to really piss it off.
Electronic locking doors and windows - I know at some point I will have to own a vehicle with these devilish devices, but so far I have never owned a vehicle with them. There's a satisfaction I cannot describe when I manually lower or raise my own window, or use a real key to unlock the door to my pick up.
Which brings me to this Blog, computers in general, and the speed at which our culture is forced to embrace change before we got used to the last change.
Blogger has been in my face about trying out it's "new format". Blogger is never really in your face, but they are quietly insistent. So rather than grouse about it before the fact like I always do when being force fed change, I switched yesterday. Besides the whole look changing, toolbars gone missing or moved, and way more choices than I will ever use, it is basically the same I guess. Bottom line is I figured it out and will hopefully see this post successfully posted. But I don't have to like it to use it. So I won't..........like it that is. I hereby invoke the General Principles rule from my retro-grouch bag of rules.
Why the Hell is our world in such a damn hurry? We ain't going anywhere.