Rudi in a Nutshell
Smart Transportation for All
Any place, urban or rural, deserves a smart, balanced, and contextually-appropriate transportation design. I get around by foot, bike, rail, taxi, private car, and airplane – often mixing some or all of these modes. They need to coexist to work well.
IT Synergy: from Apple to Zenith
I’ve worn many hats in the IT world, and I emerged (mostly) unscathed from the dotcom boom and bust. From website design, to consultation on hardware and software for clients, to network and information security, I’ve learned how to translate sometimes confusing concepts into understandable language.
Bicycles as more than just toys
Bicycles are a perfect tool for almost every person. They keep you fit. They can ride around traffic snarls, often with a more direct route. They can carry you, a friend, your kids, your groceries. They can take you down the block or across long distances. And they are great for actually seeing the environment you traverse.
Skiing as a Life Philosophy
I’ve been skiing since I was a child, and to me it is a life philosophy. It embodies freedom, challenge, overcoming fear, harnessing adrenaline, and thinking while on the move. It is both deeply independent and individual, while also being social and convivial. The mountains are always calling.
Daylight Saving Time is over until next spring. For the majority of folks who are cycling commuters in the DC area, it’s dark by the time the office door closes at the end of the day. Every year, the same thing occurs: a lot of cyclists hit the roads without lights, wearing the standard-DC-issue black[…]
Here’s some basic “share the road” advice: If you drive a car/van/truck, please be mindful of your fellow road users, especially the most vulnerable: pedestrians and cyclists. Obey the posted speed limits. Stop at all stop signs and red lights. Check your blind spots. Use your turn signals. Give cyclists at least 3 feet (1[…]
It’s true: I don’t post here very often. Don’t take that as an insult – it’s just that I tend to say more at my personal blog, randomduck. Otherwise, I’ll post more professional stuff here. And I’ll do it soon.