pfft, i think your strategy is acceptable. i'm compelled to believe that for each professional relationship you need to figure out ASAP the best way to communicate with that person. And there are a lot of people out there who just do better with anything besides email. » 1/28/15 9:33pm Wednesday 9:33pm

Stay in your car unless your are in imminent danger (i.e. your car is submerged, on fire, or in some way very nearing calamity) and stay put until you can drive away safely, someone of reasonable competence rescues you or you have a plan that is 100% guaranteed to improve your conditions in a reasonably short amount… » 1/26/15 12:47pm Monday 12:47pm

I was with you until the prius part. we own one (2011) - not everyone should - but i've never had a problem going up a hill and have been pulled over for 85 in a 65 without realizing i was traveling that fast. you should try it sometime - there are cars more worthy of your sour grapes. » 1/23/15 8:17am 1/23/15 8:17am

That glass canopy is going to wreak havoc on climate control energy needs. In the summer the last thing you want is a greenhouse if you want to be cool and it's sunny (which is most of the time). In the winter, the last thing you want is a greenhouse if you want to be warm and it's not sunny (which is most of the… » 1/12/15 9:31am 1/12/15 9:31am

God dammit, as an enthusiast you must subscribe to the doctrine of "give one less fuck about some shits you don't give a fuck." In other words, the market was begging for more electric vehicle choices; even if it were pink it would be like 50% more electric car models to choose from. » 1/09/15 11:15pm 1/09/15 11:15pm

having worked in the public sector i can in fact attest that bureaucracy is often caused by people of all levels of competence. we've gotten to a point where we (citizens) demand that gov't not waste a single dollar and the result is that lots of very very smart people have been hired to make sure nothing slips… » 1/06/15 9:20am 1/06/15 9:20am