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inliuofjoan

@inliuofjoan@better.boston

I #walk and #bike a lot, mostly in East #Somerville and #Charlestown. #ProductManager

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bikepedantic, to random
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I read to my kid’s first grade class this morning and it made my entire week

inliuofjoan,
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@bikepedantic what'd you read?

inliuofjoan, to reddit
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I only lurk on without an account - anybody want to tell this person the right address to contact? It's actually MassDOT, so they need to email MassDOTMaffaMystic@dot.state.ma.us as this traffic change was part of the Mystic /Maffa bridge project.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Somerville/comments/1cwwnkf/traffic_light_complaint/

universalhub, to boston
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Woman went on an auto rampage, driving like a maniac and smashing into the Coast Guard base and Fenway Park, police say

#Boston #NorthEnd #EastBoston #Fenway #Revere #Honda
https://www.universalhub.com/2024/woman-went-auto-rampage-driving-maniac-and

inliuofjoan,
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@universalhub do any of those charges lead to license revocation?!

inliuofjoan, to random
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My husband, trying to convince me that we should go to a specific island in Japan

enobacon, to random
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😒 "opportunity to tackle challenging problems that have not been solved yet in the blockchain space"

inliuofjoan,
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@enobacon is the challenge to stop trying to apply it everywhere solved yet? 😆​

bikepedantic, to random
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I’m DJing Bike Bus tomorrow, tell me what no-brainer bangers I’m missing

inliuofjoan,
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@bikepedantic Probably not kid bike bus appropriate, but I feel like Macklemore's Downtown song feels so bike-appropriate even if it's about a moped lol.

inliuofjoan,
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@bikepedantic they need to make a bus bike version :D

inliuofjoan, to random
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Hey what's that turkey doing up there!

inliuofjoan, to random
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Truly scary moment: we got an oil change yesterday locally. Today, about 3 miles into our drive on the highway, the hood flew wide open against the windshield. Luckily the windshield is not damaged and we pulled over safely, but super scary.
(Oil changes at 1000 miles for us or 8-9 months heh)

inliuofjoan,
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@enobacon not that we noticed. We do drive a very old car. It just happened very fast. I called the oil change place and they said they have video showing them tugging on the hood to check but we probably had gone 6 miles total before that happened.

ascentale, to random
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Welcome to the March 29th BikeNite! Thanks for joining, and I hope we all enjoy chatting about cycle stuff! Feel free to answer whenever at your convenience. Anyone can join, now or later. Reply to what you like, and boost for visibility.

We'll start out with our introduction:

Q1. Where are you posting from today? If you feel comfortable sharing, tell us a little bit about what you do for a living, something else that you do that's non-cycle-related (hobbies, etc).

inliuofjoan,
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@ascentale A1: Somerville, MA, as usual.
My regular job is software product manager, currently at the MBTA working on an app for day to day bus service management.

inliuofjoan,
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@ascentale A1 (cont): we're hiring, and if you know any ux designers or project managers interested in bus operations, or GTFS engineers, please reach out! Unfortunately must be located in certain US states with US citizenship. https://jobs.lever.co/mbta

LukeBornheimer, to random
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A week after a family of four was killed by a person crashing their car into a bus stop, another person crashed their car into a bus stop.

Mayor Breed must take immediate action to transform our streets — using physical infrastructure — to help more people shift trips away from cars.

Photo of a car crash site at a bus stop with a bus shelter
Photo of a car on a sidewalk crashed into a street pole
Photo of a car crash site at a bus stop with a bus shelter

inliuofjoan,
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@enobacon @daihard @LukeBornheimer I also used to hear "driving is a privilege", growing up in Texas, of all places. But maybe they only meant that when it meant having more reasonable hours/staffing in a lower income area for getting a license. 🤔

inliuofjoan, to random
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My friend told me she has 0.02% lifetime of bacon in the freezer. Naturally I'm now trying to write a systems of equations to determine how many slices of bacon that is, given that each slice of bacon shortens your lifespan by 6 minutes.
I'm currently stuck, so nothing else will get done today.

inliuofjoan,
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Well, I also just determined that in addition to needing to look up average life expectancy, I need to also look up average bacon consumption.

inliuofjoan,
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It's an average of 180 slices a year... buuut at what age do babies start eating bacon?

inliuofjoan, to UX
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In tech and want to work to make the MBTA better? We've got some jobs! https://jobs.lever.co/mbta

glightly, to random
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(Non-rhetorical question:) How many of you have ever gotten an audience with your elected representative?

Even in a small town, I was never able to. Developers routinely got meetings and were also given agenda time in City Council meetings instead of having to queue for 3 min of public comment time. ?

inliuofjoan,
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@glightly I have a really responsive councilor. Shortly after we moved into his district, we tried to get a traffic calming petition, and he came out and knocked doors with us to get signatures. He jokes that I'm probably responsible for half of his constituent calls these days.
But getting more ears required joining a group. I would say he was struggling to get attention in his district to start with. It was through joining a group with other advocates that things started to happen.

inliuofjoan, to random
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Husband: take the car to return these! It's really close!
Me: no!
H: there's no traffic, it's Sunday
M: no traffic on my bike either!
H: you'll be there in five minutes!
M: by bike too! I need your bungee though.

I even got to wheel my bike to the return counter at Home Depot. 😆

ascentale, to random
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Now a question about cycle accessories: @fbaum asks:

Q6. What essential add-on do you wish your bike had just come with in the first place?

inliuofjoan,
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@ascentale @fbaum A6: since I'm posting late and saw other answers, Cafe Lock! 😁
But also a rear rack. Fenders and kickstand would have been nice as well, as I have still yet to acquire those.

ascentale, to fedibikes
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BikeNite starts in ~1 hour, at 4pm Pacific! We ask cycle-y questions for community discussion. I post w/Q1, Q2, etc; you can answer with A1, A2, etc for easier matching.

Tag if you want your answer to be more discoverable; follow it to see questions & replies in your feed. Boost & reply to replies to keep the discussion going.

You can follow the BikeNiteQ tag so questions are easier to find, but you don't need to include this in your answers.

image: @glightly cc @fedibikes

inliuofjoan,
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@sam @ascentale @glightly @fedibikes oh no, I didn't celebrate!

inliuofjoan, to Birding
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Went at the Bear Creek wildlife sanctuary this morning. Got to see an eagle, two types of owls, and lots of hawks, especially red tailed, but this is the only one close enough for my cell phone to capture.

inliuofjoan, to random
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Well, finally in the last stages of finishing up the heat pump project (MassSave final inspection just happened - yes, this is to get the rebate for the project done in September 😣). Just in time for the water heater to go. 😣😣😣
Anybody get a heat pump water heater recently in the Boston area? Worth it?

bikepedantic, to random
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The automotive engineer who first said, “hey let’s use the horn as the user feedback to let em know the remote locks locked”:

video/mp4

inliuofjoan,
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@bikepedantic also for the car companies that still have car alarms. Who actually finds those helpful?!

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