Battery Guide

Which battery is best? We cover rechargeable and alkaline batteries to show you what's hot, what's not, and the best way to charge them. (visit now)

Ben Folds Five

The rise and breakup of the world's greatest piano pop band.

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Saving Electricity

How to
Save Electricity

Everything you wanna know. Shows you exactly how much you can save.

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How to
Buy a House

Step-by-step guide for first-time homebuyers.
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Fighting Bike Tickets

Traffic Laws

Austin & Texas (summary)

Austin (detailed)

Texas, Bikes (detailed)

Texas, Motorists (detailed)

Helmet Laws

Cyclists' right to the road handout

The excellent article we used to have on this subject is gone. Some sites quit linking to us because they claimed that the article encouraged cyclists to break the law, although it did no such thing. So a fellow cyclist offered to host the article on his site to make it available, and we simply linked to it.

But that wasn't good enough for some people. Doug Ballew then complained to the City's Bike Program that we were still encouraging cyclists to break the law by linking to the article in question, and got the Bike Program to remove their link to!

A few years later, the site which had been hosting the article disappeared, so now readers no longer have the opportunity of reading a clear, if lengthy, explanation about the legal process and the steps involved from ticketing to prosecution. No doubt Doug Ballew is very happy.

All we could salvage was the following graphic from the article.

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