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The Unexpected Joy of Motorcycle Riding

I may have to add an asterisk to the saying that buying things can't make you happy. I bought a motorcycle, and I'll be damned if it hasn't made me one percent happier than I used to be. Then again, we all know that spending money on experiences can make you happy. A motorcycle isn't just a vehicle to move you from place to place-- it's an experience every time you ride it.

My brother has loved motorcycles for as long as I can remember. So has my uncle. But despite "the disease" obviously mixed up in my blood, I never really thought twice about riding a motorcycle. It was sort of like stamp collecting to me-- something other people do, and obviously derive some sort of pleasure from, but I hadn't given it more than a passing thought.

Last December, for some reason or another, I thought that it would be novel for all of my vehicle registrations, inspections, licenses, etc. to be legal and up to date. I drove my RV back to Texas to renew the registration and get inspected, made sure the insurance was current, and paid off old tickets. The only remaining infraction I was guilty of was driving my folding scooter without a motorcycle license, which is required in California.

What running Ubuntu 13.04 on the Surfce Pro 2 has taught me about Ubuntu

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With an Intel Haswell processor, 128Gb SSD and 4Gb of RAM the Surface pro 2 is ripe for installing Ubuntu on..

So I did by following various instructions around the web like these and it does install, and runs well, however something became very apparent.

Unity isn't as touch friendly as you'd think it is. Sure the desktop and the side menu are well designed for touch, the problem is and this may be device specific everything is a bit small and while it is possible to do what Microsoft have done on the surface and increase the font size by 150%.

The window close, minimze and maximize buttons are far too small as well and while the stylus does work well I am looking for more of a touch experience.

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