Archive for June, 2008


June 18, 2008

Suzuki M50

After 4 long months of impatient waiting, I am finally the proud owner of a Suzuki M50. And boy, has the wait has been worth it!

People that know me know that I have always wanted to own a motorcycle, but I never got the time to go through the motions to get one. My main gripe was the ability (or inability) to take it to work, since I would never get time in the weekends to ride it. So, when a co-worker mentioned the free parking in Court Street (over the hash marks), I couldn’t wait anymore. After a little bit of hunting, I found a brand new (albeit 2007 model) M50 for $1500 under MSRP. Sweet!

I have already put in over 200 miles in 4 days, and every mile has been awesome. Especially the 60 mile ride back home from the dealer on the AA highway was pretty neat. You really do need to be on a motorcycle to appreciate the wide open spaces of this country. It is such a blessing to have a whole lane for yourself, after all the time I spent fighting for that little space back in India.

The bike is a black M50, 50 cubic inches (that is a little over 800cc) V-twin engine, fuel injected, soft-tail styled rear shocks, black alloy wheels and black engine. All it needs is a little powder coating on the pipes, and I am all set with an almost-nightrod-look for one-third the price. From the Suzuki Samurai I had back in India, this is a huge jump, but so far the bike seems to handle perfectly well.


Spore needs Leopard?

June 17, 2008

I finally got to download one of the two biggest downloads for the day – Spore Creature Creator. After looking at a couple of YouTube vides of the creator, both me and my little one have been dying to try out the creator. But alas, after the huge download completed, the installer quit saying Spore needs 10.5.3. What a shame?

Man, I have been pushing off getting that Leopard, but with each Leopard-only app, my resolve is weakening.

I guess I will have to make to do with my Windows box for Spore.


June 13, 2008

One of the hilarious posts I have seen in a while…

(via donkelephant)