GOT Tacoma?

Mad props to this guy… Dickon mos def.

As a side note, these retro color scheme (yellow on black) license plates in CA are super popular, but seem strange to me when put on new cars.

Mytrip.com travel agency review

According to their customer support, mytrip.com will not automatically sit your family together UNLESS you specify it at time of purchase and pay extra for it. They repeated more than once that this is specified in their terms and conditions, in reply to my multiple requests to not have my kids sit next to strangers (again).

Hopefully, this is enough to let you know what kind of operation they are running.

I do not wish for anyone to click on the links below, but am including them for indexing purposes:

https://twitter.com/mytrip_com
https://www.facebook.com/mytrip.com.official/
https://plus.google.com/+MytripTravel
https://www.mytrip.com
flights@mytrip.com

Yes, I am aware that the airline is in charge of final seating decisions. The thing is, we’ve been flying KAL for 30+ years with no issues; we are long time Morning Clam members and I’m even flying on a reward ticket (the mytrip.com tickets are for my wife and kids).

Please be aware of this unethical company and their stupid policies!

PCH Glory

What I wouldn’t do to bring the Crown here someday… My brother in law bought a cherry ’64 GTO convertible with a nice crate V8, perfect inside and out, and all I could think was… I miss my Crown.

America Has Fish Sauce

But there are so many basic types and specific variants, as well as imported and domestically produced brands, it’s mind-boggling. Referring to any specific type as just “fish sauce” could be quite disastrous, depending on the context (who put pla dak in the nam pla?).

Bonus shot: Ultra dope station wagon in the Costco parking lot.

Happy…. Ending?

On the long road home, we came across this at DMK…

By the way, Don Muang International is now the best airport in Thailand as far as I know. All the amenities and nowhere near the madness or scale of Suvarnabhumi.

Disabling Edge Swipes for Logitech K400r Keyboard on Windows 10

After trying multiple times over several years, I finally found a solution for the annoying trackpad gesture problem (when left swiping on the trackpad causes task view like “Windows key +Tab” to open). My particular setup on Win 10 uses both a wired keyboard (for normal use) and a K400r (for use with TV). I tried basically every solution proposed on the net including:

  1. CONFIGURING TOUCHPAD GESTURE SETTINGS ON THE K400 KEYBOARD (Logitech site)
  2. How to Enable or Disable Screen Edge Swipe in Windows 10 (tenforums and other help sites offer the same advice)

As well as the totally unhelpful pot of crap that is the Microsoft help site.

What worked for me, and hopefully can work for you, is totally counter-intuitive and is the opposite of what the manufacturer says to do (of course). I could not get the keyboard settings to appear in the Logitech SetPoint software as described on the Logitech page linked above, so I was desperate, and came up with this fix:

First, install the Logitech SetPoint Software and Unifying Software, which you can download here.

Second, add the K400r and any other hardware you need (I use a wireless mouse in conjunction with the keyboard) via the unifying software. Make any changes you feel necessary with the SetPoint software.

Third, disable Edge Swipe in Win 10 by using Group Policy setting or registry edit as described here.

Optional step: Install the Logitech Smooth Scrolling extension for Chrome.

Fourth, uninstall the Logitech SetPoint Software ONLY (leave the Unifying Software).

Lastly, restart your computer.

Hopefully, this works for you!

Note: If you have the same problem with a different trackpad on Windows 10 and nothing else is working, this page may help you even though it’s for Windows 8: Touchpad Edge Swipes – Enable or Disable in Windows 8

Tacos and Somtam

Olé, krup!


To be precise, fish tacos and non-papaya tam variant.

To be even more precise, deep-fried Nile tilapia tacos with corn and bird’s eye chili salsa and long fak bean tam.

Tacos always get my inner Mike D going:

He said, “Can I get some?”
I said, you can’t get none!
Had a chance to run
He pulled out his shotgun
He was quick on the draw, I thought I’d be dead
He put the gun to my head and this is what he said

The Best Thai Beer – Snowy Weizen

A good friend from Roi Et brought his boys over yesterday, and we had an epic dinner with smoked ribs (using a new white wine finish I read about and will now implement every time), authentic Mexican rice and beans, hastily smoked Isaan sausage and Indian corn, grilled het nang fa (literally: fairy mushrooms) from Nam’s sister’s farm resort, and several kinds of beer from my friend Gop’s bottle shop.

Among the beers, the real standout was this Snowy Weizen (obviously inspired by the huge success of Hoegaarden in Thailand in the past few years), produced by Boon Rawd Brewery (other products: Leo Beer, Singha Beer, Thai Beer). It’s a cloudy unfiltered mess in your glass, and also quite delicious.

The fairy mushrooms, lightly oiled and grilled, are simply the best I’ve had in Thailand, and despite their nickname, do not make you see fairies.