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Motor Vehicle

First Time Experiencing A Nail In My Tire

I’ve been driving a car for over 20 years of my life and for the first time in my driving life I had a nail in my tire. I had my new car for a month and a couple weeks ago, the tire pressure sensor went off on one of the tires. So I filled

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Motor Vehicle

Taking Screenshots Of The Apple CarPlay Screen

So I have been playing a lot with Apple CarPlay in my new car, trying to get a good feel for it for ideas on apps we’d like to design for it. For those who have it and want to take a screen shot of what they see on their CarPlay screen, in their car,

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Just Interesting

Got My Quarterly Haircut On Tax Day Today

Today is tax day, so it reminded me to get my quarterly haircut. I normally try to get a haircut when I pay my estimated taxes. This baby cost me $14. Here is the before and after:

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Motor Vehicle

Lessee’s Odometer Disclosure At 35,994

Today I returned my three-year lease with Lexus and signed the lessee’s odometer disclosure. Yea, it reads 35,994 miles upon returning the car. The guy who wrote it said I should take the car around the block a couple times to hit 36,000. If only…

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Religion

An Official Chazzan Jacket (For Leading Services)

In the Orthodox Jewish world, in many many synagogues, the person who leads services (aka the Chazzan) has to wear a jacket or tallis when leading. In the synagogue I grew up with, you had to wear a jacket to lead. In the synagogue I go to now, they require a tallis. The shul I

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Just Weird

Why Do People Staple Checks To Invoice Remittance Slip

I bet the people who inject a staple through a check and into the invoice remittance slip are not people who actually handle the accounts receivables for a company. The people who place a staple through a check are probably only on the accounts payables side. You can easily deposit a check that has other

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Just Weird

Stealing Money From Charity Boxes

I’ve heard of people stealing money from charity boxes before, in fact, there are many stories of it on Google. But we just had two charity boxes completely emptied at our office here at RustyBrick. Last week, there was this random woman walking around our office. I confronted her and she said she was just

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Just Weird

IRS Scam – I Got The Phone Call

Today I received a voicemail from a scammer saying I need to call them back regarding money owed or whatever to the IRS. The scams go back for a long time and here is a web page from the IRS on scams by phone call. I don’t get how people can fall for these (I

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Motor Vehicle

Why Is Apple CarPlay So Important To Me For My Next Car?

Most of you know I am a huge Apple fan boy but there are a few reasons why Apple CarPlay is so important to me. So much so, that I based my purchase decision on my next car based on that criteria. After leasing a Lexus for 5 leases in a row, I am leaving