Wednesday, 16th of November, 2011
Tuesday, 15th of November, 2011
I drove the new Tribeca all over the hill country during the weekend, and I was even cruel enough to take it off road and get it dirty. I was having so much fun with the driving that I didn't even get around to finding that it had satellite radio until yesterday's commute. I initially trusted Harman Kardon and left the EQs and fader flat, but I ended up spending most of a 1.5 hour drive with the volume cranked up trying to fix the mushy low-end response, only to keep making it worse.
The next morning, I gave up, put all the settings back, accepting that all 10 speakers had been balanced as good as it possibly can be from the factory. I was then surprised to find that it sounded significantly better than the day before. I even played a track I listened to the previous day and amazingly I could hear the bass pizzicato and timpani rolls with satisfactory clarity. I guess the fancy polyethylene speakers needed a little break-in.
Friday, 11th of November, 2011
Austin Subaru knew I was interested in the Tribeca following the test drive in September, and so I got an email with the sale they were running on 2011 Tribecas. I generally follow specials on new Subarus for fun, and since I have never seen such a deep discount I couldn't resist taking delivery of a new white Tribeca Limited. I also discovered the kind of pampering a new car purchase experience is. Austin Subaru is processing state inspection, license plates, etc - just pay for the car, drive off, and return for oil changes (which are free for the first 24k miles.)
Thursday, 10th of November, 2011
Picture - I picked the perfect day to take vacation and watch everyone else work in downtown Houston.
Picture - South-west view from the Sky Lobby of the JP Morgan Chase Tower, tallest building in Texas
Picture - West view from the Sky Lobby, towards Uptown, with Williams Tower sticking out in the skyline
Tuesday, 8th of November, 2011
Pew Research reports
that the United States wealth gap between those under 35 and over 65 has widened from 10:1 in 1984 to 47:1 in 2009. Here's an idea - phase out social security for anyone born after 1976 - clearly Americans can take care of themselves now!
Tuesday, 1st of November, 2011