Carlisle, PA–After three highly unusual weeks of running to the west it appears as though I will be spending the remainder of this year running east.  That’s a bit more normal for this truck line.  Frankly, we’re experiencing a bit of a pre Christmas slowdown. I’m not worried.  I’ve seen this before.  From here, I […]

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Utica, NY– I’m back.  In more ways than one. I spent the weekend here with my wife of 22 years, and had a wonderful time. Odd, that this was one of the first places I had to come to unload freight. It’s not as nice a place to be, as it was over the weekend. […]

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Eric Florack on September 9th, 2011

Liberty Township, PA– Yes, I’m still here. The roads around here opened up last night,  but in all the excitement of the floods and road closings and such I must have kicked up a bit of road junk. I’ve got an issue with a brake slack adjuster in one wheel. I’m waiting to get fixed […]

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Eric Florack on August 22nd, 2011

Middle Village, NY– Middle Village, NYC, NY I’m in  New York City dropping a load of drinks. I came in early this morning,  from outside Scranton, PA, and will leave noonish for who knows where. My truck is  fixed now, so I returned the one I picked up last week. Truck 259, what I was […]

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Eric Florack on July 27th, 2011

Latham, NY— I’m outside Albany, NY. Was at Windsor Locks CT overnight, and will head to Southern NY today. Not quite sure where after that. It’s a bit cooler, the last couple days, and the rain is making a mess of my truck. KEEP BABBLING, NANCY: “This isn’t just about them saying we should reduce […]

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Eric Florack on June 20th, 2011

Ft Lee, NJ– Taking a quick break from from driving, and thought I’d toss a ramble together. Hot down here, and getting hotter. Supposed to be thunderstorms around here soon. Figures. I just washed the truck, right? Wow… I forgot all about this. I was reminded in looking through some inbound links, that BitsBlog was […]

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Eric Florack on May 30th, 2011

Single issue Ramble this time. I want to speak briefly about Memorial day which is today and I’d like you to really think about what I’m going to say to you. It’s always been a special day for me, because honoring our vets has always held special meaning for me; it’s a lesson my parents […]

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The day the freedom died in Indiana, from NWI Times: INDIANAPOLIS | Overturning a common law dating back to the English Magna Carta of 1215, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Hoosiers have no right to resist unlawful police entry into their homes. In a 3-2 decision, Justice Steven David writing for the court […]

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Eric Florack on May 13th, 2011

SYRACUSE, NY– As this is written I’m being unloaded in Syracuse.  A grey morning, here with a bit of rain.  I may end up going home after this, but I’m hoping not, since it means a shorter check. It’s Friday the 13th, and I’m sitting on dock 13. Hmmm….. EXACTLY WHY I DUMPED BLOGGER:  I […]

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Eric Florack on April 25th, 2011

York PA– A nice springtime day, with a bit of rain. York, is a nice little place just outside Harrisburg, and a place I come often. I left Rochester around Midnight last night and arrived here around 7am  That’s the one thing I’ve come to hate about this job… the hours and the separation from […]

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Eric Florack on January 22nd, 2011

OK, I promised you some pics, and here they are, but first some background. Due to equipment problems, and some timing issues, I was unable to get out of town before the snowstorm hit in Carlisle, PA, the other night.,  drove for a few hours and was almost out of legal time, (Truckers are restricted […]

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davidl on January 12th, 2011

Lurch Left, John Kerry lurchs to the left, from Pete Kasperowicz, Hill: Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) warned incoming Republicans Tuesday morning against cutting back the size of government so much that it cannot contribute to U.S. productivity. “Do they want a government too limited to have invented the Internet, now a vital part of our […]

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Eric Florack on December 11th, 2010

Core code updated to 3.03. Three plugins updated, backups run. Server dump to local systems at Casa de Bit completed. All is well.

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davidl on September 21st, 2010

The recession is dead, long live the recession, MSNBC. The “Great Recession” has ended, officially. At least, that’s the official word from the private research organization that calls the beginnings and endings of recessions, the National Bureau of Economic Research. The NBER said Monday that the recession which began in December 2007 ended in June […]

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Eric Florack on September 6th, 2010

Hey, Barry…. some advice…. (CNN) – Those following President Obama’s prepared remarks during a speech in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Monday were thrown a bit of a curveball when it came to a description of his critics: “Some powerful interests who had been dominating the agenda in Washington for a very long time and they’re not always […]

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