Not to worry, nothing is really urgent. Except for us at DiaBlog getting back to normal life. If there is such a thing. Similar to Glynsky, my life was turned upside down for a while
First I went on a nice road trip. Which turned out to be longer than planed.
Then servers needed security updates. Along come WordPress updates. Then my laptop power cable goes to heaven. Who said working with hardware and software is fun?
By the way, a big thank you to all developers and maintainers of free open source software. All updates went smoothly, no problems, no glitches. You, dear reader, probably did not even notice anything.
And in the middle of all this comes a moving. Shlepping boxes and furniture, I desperately wanted to go back to hard- and software problems. I am too old for physical labor. Or too lazy. Or both.
All the time the only real urgent thing was posting on DiaBlog.
I am constantly accused of only writing of Italian cars – how unfair.
Some things are truly GREAT and the Porsche 917 is right up there, for a lot of reasons.
As a ‘warm up’ for a couple of racing posts, how about this. Quality always shines through and the engineering for the 917 screams (literally) all that and more.
I too have gone through the anxiety of the first start after a rebuild and used gallons of Bradex (will start anything provided you can afford it!) but into 12 cylinders. Wow – I wonder how many cans they used.
That I could be so faultless after 30 years in retirement!!
With limit living space in NY and a general preference for going out – instead of being homely – comes something I call 2nd living room. And I have more than a few of those.
During a visit to London, where Glynsky showed me around, I found one spot, that would become my 2nd living room. If I lived in the area, of course.
The area in question is Maida Vale. The atmosphere resembles Gramercy, one of my favorite residential areas in Manhattan. Glynsky showed me Little Venice, part of Maida Vale first. And then we looked for a place to have lunch.
When passing this place:
I noticed a sign: Cash Only. And I said: We have to go there.
Glynsky asked why, and I explained. If today a place can afford to kiss good bye to all credit card business, it must be worth visiting. From the top of my head I know only one place in NYC, that does, and that is the world’s best steak house, Peter Luger.