Here's a picture of us.

This is a quick webpage I built to see how hard it was. It's pretty easy; if you're considering it, I would encourage you to give it a try. That's my wife Jackie and I on the left. We took that picture in the Giant's Causeway in Ireland, which is pretty neat to see. We have a little cat named Kisu, which means "kitty" in Finnish.

I'm into cars, so I have pictures of the current toys, a 370Z and a Ducati Diavel. I also included Jackie's Mini Cooper. She had fun getting it wrapped in periwinkle vinyl. I may eventually build an exocar and then add an aerodynamic body. I'm pretty interested in making it a formula type single seater. I've made a clay model but done little else so far excepting looking for potential parts suppliers.

I've made a few Ducati Diavel TuneBoy trims available. The trim files provided by TuneBoy are the ones provided by Wayne and Emma that they have tested and proven out. The others are an HP Corse tune from user ddk632 on diavel-forum.com and one I created from scratch. The HP Corse trim was created on a dyno using a bike with a stock air filter and the HP Corse 2-2 exhaust system. The trim file has no ignition timing and has considerably richer fuel mapping than the TuneBoy provided trims. It also has a significant discrepancy between the front and rear cylinders fuel trims. I created a custom Ducati Diavel trim file that hybridizes the ignition timing from the TuneBoy released Termi exhaust system tunes together with a richer fuel mixture based in part on that corse trim file. In the custom file, the front and rear cylinder trims and timing are identical. This is not a dyno generated tune, and it is also not a particularly aggressive tune. It's probably a somewhat rich tune for most slip-on and air filter setups. Version 3 of the tune is a slightly less rich in the midrange and has additional timing at the top end that follows diavel-forum.com user fisharcher's tune as a guideline. My bike has a K&N filter and Shift-Tech Stage 1 Exhaust.

Right now this site is pretty bare. Well, you've seen all of it now. Meh, not sure I care. We'll see...

Oh, and random idea of the day. Why don't trains have a narrow roll of EPDM foamed rubber or something similar to aid in braking? The idea would be very simple: in an emergency stop, drop the roller of rubber to the tracks. Get it to unroll under the steel wheels. You now have steel on rubber on steel, not steel on steel, so the friction coefficient should increase significantly. Cleanup would be required and so forth, but it seems easy. Of course, usually when I have a simple idea like this, the real issue is I don't fully understand the problem. Anyway, if you stumble across this site and can point out the obvious issue or if you decide that's an awesome idea and go out and make one, drop me a line, I'd like to hear it either way.