Archive for the 'Transportation' Category

Honda Car Stuff

Tuesday, July 19th, 2005 | 16:02

A couple notes on the old Honda Civic: I just changed the bulb for the right headlamp. I had noticed the low-beam wasn’t working back in late May, but hadn’t … Continue reading »

New Tires

Saturday, September 18th, 2004 | 09:48

I finally got around to getting new tires for the Civic. I used Sam’s Club, which had relatively inexpensive tires and installation charges, and wound up with Goodyear Regatta … Continue reading »

JFK AirTrain and JetBlue

Thursday, May 6th, 2004 | 10:45

Some notes on the JFK AirTrain and JetBlue from the past week: The JFK AirTrain project came online earlier this year after many, many delays, including a fatal accident during testing. … Continue reading »

Oil Change and other things

Sunday, April 20th, 2003 | 09:15

My brother was in town yesterday, and he and my father changed the oil in the car. For the record, the mileage is just below 59,000 miles. According … Continue reading »

New York City Subway Track Maps

Wednesday, January 29th, 2003 | 11:42

New York City Subway Track Maps This shows the location of switches, terminals, etc. For example, the 72nd Street IRT stop allows switches between local and express only before the … Continue reading »

SUVs and the Axel of Evil

Tuesday, January 14th, 2003 | 12:20

Here’s an article from The New Republic by Gregg Easterbrook about the Axel of Evil, i.e., the perverse public policy that favors SUVs and “light trucks” at the expense of … Continue reading »

Wiring Harness

Monday, January 6th, 2003 | 14:45

We finally got the stereo mostly installed. “Mostly” in this case means the not-quite-clear-what-the-previous-owners-did; in other words, the uncertainties about what happened to the wiring, whether the plug or … Continue reading »

Photos at Last

Friday, December 27th, 2002 | 00:53

Here are photos of the car at last. Unfortunately, my brother, while sitting in the back seat on a drive uptown, peeled off the godawful tint in the back. … Continue reading »

Auto manuals

Tuesday, December 17th, 2002 | 07:57

We might have to get manuals someplace, since the car didn’t come with any. Aftermarket owners manuals can be found at

Keyless Entry Mystery

Monday, December 2nd, 2002 | 23:40

There’s a mystery about the radio/keyless entry/alarm. The alarm seems to be third party, and is tied to a keyless entry system. The remote has two buttons, and … Continue reading »