2017-08-29

Moto: 2001 Yamaha FZ1 Startup After Wiring Harness Replacement


Chasing down some electrical gremlins on my bike I bought a low mileage used wiring harness off of eBay (2005 FZ1 with 1444 miles) for $45 (brand new was $560) and installed it.  I basically stripped off the bodywork and started unplugging the old harness and plugging in the new one.  As I moved towards the front I would pull out the old harness up to the next plugs and rout the new one in.  I was able to do this job without removing anything but the bodywork and lifting the tank.

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2017-08-18

The Davis Experience: Livia Nestrovski and Fred Ferreira Perform at The Cannery Amphitheater



So sorry about the poor lighting, the park lights didn't come on until the very last song.  Beautiful music and the first time I think that anyone has actually performed in our neighborhood's little Amphitheater.

Livia Nestrovski, voice, and Fred Ferreira, electric guitar, have been prominently singled out among the new generation of Brazil’s jazz and experimental artists, participating in projects that highlight them both individually and as a duo.

https://duoliviafred.com



AT (After Trump): Arnold Educates Nazism


I'd take Ahnold at this point.

2017-08-17

Current Events: Rep. John Garamendi Speaks At Davis Unity Rally



Was only able to be there at the beginning of the rally but did shoot a video of Rep. Garamendi's speech for those who are interested in seeing it. I wish I would have gotten Mayor Davis' speech too; his was more to my taste.

This was my first time seeing him speak and felt like a speech that would fit better in the Reagan era. There is very little political risk for him to come out and speak tough against Trump kind of a no-brainer for him to show up. As mentioned the lack of substance was clear; I also didn't like the bungling the MLK quote, and how many times did he need to say "please" to Trump.

2017-08-16

AT (After Trump): Personification of "Unkempt" Attends Trump Press Conference


It is hard enough to understand Trump in the best of circumstances; Let alone with the personification of the word "unkempt" standing awkwardly in the background.

Jesus man... comb your hair, tie your tie correctly and get a suit that fits.

2017-08-15

Current Events: Davis Phoenix Coalition Unity Rally


Davis Phoenix Coalition: Unity Rally


Show support for the people of Charlottesville and demonstrate that Davis will always stand against hate.

*If you are an organization working to end bigotry and violence please bring information to the rally and add your name in the comments to show your support.*

We know the division in our nation is reflected in our community and unity is a tall order, but as an organization that strives to build bridges not walls we are every hopeful and will continue to reach out.

Program:
Emcee Lucas Frerichs Council member city of Davis
Welcome Gloria Partida Co-chair Davis Phoenix Coalition
Tracy Tomasky Co-chair Davis Phoenix Coalition
Speaker Robb Davis Mayor City of Davis
Kate Mellon-Anibaba Statement of Love
Performance Esmeralda Raya
Speaker Anoosh Jorjorian Director Rainbow Families
Hailey, Emma, Elly Student Voices
Rabi Greg Wolfe Bet Haverim
Gary S. May Chancellor UCD
Performance Nathalie Minya

2017-08-14

Music: Repairing Willie Nelson's Trigger


Since I first saw it on an Austin City Limits concert I have been intrigued by Willie Nelson's guitar. Here is a cool video made by the guy charged with maintaining "Trigger."


2017-08-04

MotoGP: Rossi on the Death of Angel Nieto


"For me the incredible of Angel (Nieto) is the amount of power that he have still at 70 years old. I think last week his mother turned 100 years and is still in a good shape. So also for this reason is a great shame. Because he is still a... I remember one time in Ibiza, one night we go out together for dinner; I think maybe 10 years ago or less and after we go at the party. I remember at five o'clock (AM) I was destroyed and I want to go to sleep and Angel said to me, "No, stay here don't go to sleep we have to go in another place!" And I say fuck... he is 65 and is still at the maximum so I think this is the best of Angel."

~Valentino Rossi