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Wish List Addendum

In New York City on 14 December 2010 at 2:26 pm

I’m midst exam (literally. I have the DOJ Horizontal Merger Guidelines and a half-written analysis of a potentially problematic merger sitting in front of me as I write) but I figured I owe it to Justin, our reading public, and anyone looking for the perfect gift to give/ask for to add a little something here.

I’ve never used velcro-straps on my pants (I prefer the old “tuck in sock” or “roll one side up like a thug” method) but I would otherwise heartily endorse Justin’s list. Considering the numerous pants with a chewed up right cuff and socks covered in grease marks I have owned, I should probably endorse the straps, as well. Nevertheless, I have a few items to add. Read the rest of this entry »

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Wrap it Up

In Austin, Washington DC on 2 June 2010 at 9:45 pm

So I move more than I’d like to, which means I’ve shipped my bike around the country enough times to have learned some things. First, of all the ways to get your bike from A to B, the best way I’ve yet come across is to have your Australian friend and a blind guy drive it across the country and hand deliver it.

Barring that, I prefer UPS or Fedex to USPS, primarily because you can insure the bike for whatever amount you’d like for a reasonable fee. Standard UPS shipping insurance covers the bike for up to $100, but for every $2, they’ll cover it for $100 more. So, when I recently mailed mine from DC to Austin, $14 covered it for $800–not bad. Read the rest of this entry »