The harmonic whistle from an original version of the Oxo kettle. Sadly Oxo no longer makes it with this special two tone whistle. San Francisco, August 2013.
May 2013. A snippet of the drive from Bagdogra Airport up to Makaibari Tea Estate. In Darjeeling, West Bengal, India.
April 2012. Me biking along the exterior wall of the Imperial Palace in Kyoto, Japan.
April 2012. Traveling from Tokyo to Kyoto. Departing Nagoya station on a Shinkansen bullet train. Train staff in Japan have a very interesting protocol of hand and arm signals.
At time 1:22 a cute jingle starts playing, followed by automated announcements.
A storm came through one evening and put on a lovely show. At that moment I was listening to Vaughan Williams.
Squeaky hinges and door latches that don’t close smoothly really bug me. Applying WD-40 to resolve these problems is really satisfying. Here are before and after clips at the place I’m staying in Berlin.
Take pride in the doors in your home or office. Apply WD-40 to hinges and latches and anything else that squeaks. You’ll feel great. You deserve it.
My inspiration for the video came from KnobFeel, the blog with clips of one person turning knobs to evaluate their feel.
Most Berlin U-Bahn trains do RED ALERT just before closing the doors. It sounds just like Star Trek.