Posted another motorcycle blog post

My bike got run over. Don't worry, I was (pretty much) unscathed.

My bike got run over.

It’s been a while, but I posted an article at

I wrote some advice to beginning riders about the importance of getting the right gear for riding. It’s the fourth one in a two part trilogy.

It features a slide show with pictures of my last accident.



Give One Get One $100 Laptop

This was originally published on the YLEM blog

Between November 12 and November 26, One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) is offering a Give One Get One program in the United States and Canada. OLPC, better known for their $100 Laptop, was founded by ex Chairman of MIT Media Lab Nicholas Negroponte to get laptops in the hands of the children of developing countries. If you don’t know what the $100 Laptop is or why you should care, watch this video.

Repeat, you can now get the $100 Laptop! I just bought one!

The catch is that it costs $399 ($423.95 with shipping) – but that is quite a deal when you consider the following:

• The laptop is actually more like $200 (the more they produce, the closer it gets to $100).

• You are giving one to a child in a developing country and you “receive one for the child in your life” (In my case, the child in my life is me).

• Half of it is a tax deductible donation (you only get to write off the laptop you donate).

• T-Mobile gives you one-year complimentary HotSpot service (I found this out after I bought it).

The XO from OLPC