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Bad cellular reception in Colorado (Boulder, Broomfield, Louisville) alvin August 27, 2017 - 9:15pm

My cellphone just died, so I’ve been looking at cellphones, and also cellular carriers. Skipping the cellphone part of the story, cellular reception in Colorado is notoriously bad. I can barely make a phone call with AT&T in my apartment in Broomfield, CO, and I also have problems when I travel in Louisville and Boulder.

AT&T coverage in Colorado

Today I finally found a good map to show the problem at OpenSignal.com. This first image shows their coverage map for AT&T in my area:

ATT cellular coverage in Broomfield, Colorado

Some people in Colorado crack me up

Some people in Colorado crack me up. A recent conversation:

Me: Yada yada yada, I have an autoimmune disease.

Other: You should try marijuana.

Honey badger don’t care (University of Colorado edition) alvin August 2, 2017 - 2:36pm

Apparently there’s a honey badger roaming around the University of Colorado campus in Boulder. For more information, see the DailyCamera.com.

A dream about Don Monk, college professor alvin July 24, 2017 - 7:43am

Have you ever felt like you were having someone else’s dream? This morning (July 24, 2017) I was having a “back to school (college)” dream, and thought, okay, whatever, I’m bored, I’ll go with it.

The short story is that when I woke up I remembered that one of the teachers was named Don Monk. I figured that was a name made up by my brain, but I googled it just now and found two college professors with that name, one at Rutgers, and the other just down the road at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Driving from Boulder, Colorado to Santa Fe, New Mexico alvin June 1, 2017 - 10:32am

If you ever need to drive from the Boulder/Denver, Colorado area to (or from) Santa Fe, New Mexico, the gray route on the left in this image is the most scenic, the one to take if you only get one shot at it. Lots of mountain views and ranches, and many small towns.

Once you get off of I-25, the blue road that goes through Taos is also very scenic, and is particularly pretty in the winter. I usually take the gray road back to Colorado, and the Taos road down to Santa Fe.

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Well-known and under-the-radar restaurants in Boulder, Colorado

Here’s a good list of well-known and under-the-radar restaurants in Boulder, Colorado.

And if you don’t know Boulder, here’s one quote from the article: “Boulder is one of America’s ‘Foodiest’ towns with a roster of hot eateries. A February New York Times feature noted that ‘among foodies, it is also known as the place where new companies are challenging the old guard in the food business.’”