Noticing that many people today drive vehicles with a heavy window tint. In the old days, people might be inclined to make eye contact and exchange a wave. Is there an app for that? Today, many seem to be fully sealed inside a computer and climate controlled rolling entertainment/navigation and communications center, surrounded by tinted windows that used to be appropriate for a presidential motorcade. These features are popular even for pickup trucks today.

1970s Mob Boss – No Tinted Windows

Not Sealed Inside Behind A Heavy Window Tint

Took drivers ed decades ago. We were taught to make eye contact with drivers and pedestrians at intersections and crosswalks to increase safety.

Looks like it’s still a good idea:

New research suggests that pedestrians may have a better shot at crossing safely if they make direct eye contact with oncoming drivers.”

More here:

Look left, right and left again before crossing the street, making eye contact with drivers of oncoming vehicles to make sure they see you

Possibly of interest:

Child’s Toy TV Remote

Reality TV


Old Man Blog

Thoughts on changes in American culture relating to those born roughly in the late 50s & early 60s

I stopped posting to the blog above a while back because WordPress changed the blog user interface from something that was easy to use and understand to something that became super complicated.

I did not leave WP entirely, but paid extra to keep using this blog. Maybe paying extra means I could easily post to the old blog, but I have not taken time to fuss with it.

More here:

Leaving WordPress

WordPress Sucks

Goodbye Spammy WordPress Likes










The Slow Lane – Penn Cove