Yes, it's been three months since I updated the site, but this update is a doozy. Although it may not look too different, the code underlying these pages is now much cleaner and easier to maintain. Hopefully, that will result in more regular updates. The new transportation regime that I've touched on from time to time in this column is almost a reality. After waiting for the holidays to be over, I bought my essential riding gear and took the MSF (Motorcycle Safety Foundation) BRC (Beginner Riding Course) from Moto Fun. The first time, I did poorly. Very poorly. As in: I got put off the range two hours into practice. The second time around, on a scooter instead of a shifty thing, I did much better, and graduated. I now have an M on my license, which also sports the first new DL photo of me in about 6 years. I've also purchased a bike. Well, a scooter. But what a scooter! It's a Linhai Powermax 260, a medium sized touring scooter about the size of a small conventional motorcycle. Plenty of power for the highways, when I finally make it to them.