Driving home from Ignite Sebastopol, being blinded much of the time by oncoming traffic, I keep coming back to the idea that there has to be a better way to illuminate the road without shining light into the eyes of oncoming drivers. When I did my long-distance bike trips I had it even worse because my puny light would not compensate at all. This should be a research project in all government-funded schools.

Another "best practices" engineering concept would be to eliminate "hooks" in wearable items, such as the small gap in zipper handles that catch the fibers in my smartwool and capilene shirts, ripping them to shreds eventually. I have all these pouches and camera bags with various items I carry around with me, and most of them have zippers with this problem.

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