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About Tim Kingfisher Imaging

Last Light of the Sun

Tuesday, November 26:  I got outside after work and noted that the weather didn't hurt.  Could this be a chance for a final ride before the icy grip of old man winter chokes the life out of my riding season? On our way home I saw a determined rider on…

Re-awakening

From August, 2012 courtesy of Dusty World:I just finished reading Matthew Crawford's "Shop Class for Soulcraft", a philosophical look at the value of skilled, physical labour.  Having come from a mechanical background into an academic one, a philosopher-mechanic's critical examination of the 'creative economy' we're all dying to jump into was refreshing.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-12108000I've…

Tyranny of Numbers

I’ve always found a strange disconnect between my experience in coding and how it is taught in school.  Back in the ‘80s, matheletes owned computer science, and still do today.  More interested in the theoretical number games they could play on computers than in actually building things, I found myself…

Emissions & Where We Hide Them

Ah, the wisdom of the internet... This article on how motorcycles might be less green than you think was shared by Zero motorcycles online.  A number of people underneath the article posted responses that had little to do with the article and more to do with a general hatred of motorcycles.…

Get S.M.A.R.T.

My birthday and Father's Day are within a month of each other, so I made a combined ask and got a day at S.M.A.R.T. Adventures in Horseshoe Valley.  My previous off road experience was limited to a couple of hours on a dirt bike at a farm many years ago…

The Happy Ship

One of the more ASDish qualities I have is finding awards ceremonies difficult to fathom, especially graduations.  Being packed into a room with a big crowd of people is tricky enough.  Doing it under the constant threat of public acknowledgement is agonizing.  I get the sense that North Americans play…

Greasy Hands Preachers

I got a copy of The Greasy Hands Preachers through Vimeo the other day.  I enjoyed Long Live The Kings, though the hipster meter got pegged a couple of times, TGHP was similar.The Greasy Hands Preachers interviews builders in the current custom motorcycle scene under the pretext of emphasizing the value…