jwz is a well-respected geek (original Netscape guy, etc.) who apparently rides bikes. He can code circles around me in his sleep, blindfolded, using his pinkie toes. Still, I’ve never heard of anyone who has reportedly ridden bikes so much for so long with so little interest in cycling culture or knowledge about bikes. Srsly, if you’ve been bike commuting daily for 10 years, paying a bike shop $20 to fix a flat is like a unix geek paying an intern $20 to write a 2-minute shell script. There’s nothing wrong with riding a nice bike with smooth tires for your daily commute.
Good advice: #2, 5, 6, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17
Bad advice: #1, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 13
Stupifyingly bad advice: #7
My next post: a comprehensive, definitive, well-reasoned list of advice on programming… because i’ve been writing AppleScripts and PHP for 10 years now!
ps: please don’t hammer your axles over trying to keep someone from stealing your wheels. sheesh, already. srsly.