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Let’s talk about the BikePortland comment section

On Saturday, Tony Jordan, a parking reform advocate I’ve known and respected for years and who’s written stories for BikePortland, posted something on Twitter about a BikePortland comment. The conversations and concerns triggered by his Tweet (which I’m still responding to, three days later) have made me think deeply about our comment section. Here’s Tony’s tweet: Comments like this one on BikePortland reflect poorly on the community. It’s an exhausting and fruitless battle to argue with tr...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Housekeeping, Trump, Tony, Tony Jordan, Jonathan Maus


Housekeeping: We Take a Day Off to Celebrate POTUS

No, not the current POTUS. Or the previous one, or the one before that, or the one before that… We’re taking Monday off to celebrate two long-dead presidents who shaped American history. Thanks to a revised holiday schedule from our corporate masters in … Toronto. I hope you read that headline above understanding my tongue […] The post Housekeeping: We Take a Day Off to Celebrate POTUS appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Toronto, Autos, Housekeeping, News Blog, Presidents Day


Housekeeping: In Which TTAC Observes MLK Day

Hey gang, the boss here. Thanks to a directive from our corporate masters, we’re off on Monday. Our bosses based in the frozen North added two U.S. holidays for 2021 — MLK Day and President’s Day. So in the honor of Martin Luther King, we’re going to be light on posts, if we post at […] The post Housekeeping: In Which TTAC Observes MLK Day appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Mlk, Autos, North, Martin Luther King, Housekeeping, Mlk Day, Martin Luther King Day, News Blog


Housekeeping: Merry New Year

I don’t have much to say — you already know we’re on a light schedule until Monday. So I will keep this short. I just want to wish all our readers a happy New Year. Please celebrate safely in terms of both Covid and booze/drugs. Don’t go to large indoor gatherings, mask up, wash your […] The post Housekeeping: Merry New Year appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Housekeeping, Happy New Year, Don, News Blog, Merry New Year


Housekeeping: Merry Happy Holidays, 2020 Edition

The hellfire of a year that 2020 has been is almost over, and while 2021 likely won’t be a picnic — especially at first, as we wait for the pandemic to abate as vaccines are rolled out — I don’t think too many people are going to miss this year. As for us, we’re going […] The post Housekeeping: Merry Happy Holidays, 2020 Edition appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Holidays, Autos, Happy Holidays, Housekeeping, News Blog, Coronavirus, COVID


Housekeeping: Happy Turkey Day in the States

Yeah, it’s that time of year again. Except this year, it won’t be normal. Many of us are foregoing holiday gatherings outside our household, or still getting together but at much smaller gatherings. Some of us are driving, instead of flying. As for me, my parents and I were on the fence. We could’ve limited […] The post Housekeeping: Happy Turkey Day in the States appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Thanksgiving, Autos, States, Housekeeping, Turkey Day, News Blog, Covid19, Corornavirus


Jason Sakurai, News Contributor: Who Am I?

I, Jason R. Sakurai, literally grew up in a dealership, with a father that nurtured my automotive interests. Following grad school, I was recruited by General Motors, leaving Phoenix for the Motor City. Managing 21 dealerships in GM’s San Francisco Zone, I later moved to Nissan, and then Mazda. Eschewing corporate life, I sold ad […] The post Jason Sakurai, News Contributor: Who Am I? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News, General Motors, Gm, Autos, Nissan, Housekeeping, Phoenix, Mazda, News Blog, TTAC, News Contributor, Jason Sakurai, Jason R Sakurai, Motor City Managing, San Francisco Zone


Housekeeping: Welcome the New News Contributor

It’s taken a bit longer than planned, but we have our newest news contributor all settled in and raring to go. Please Welcome Jason Sakurai to our little, weird corner of the car Internet. He’ll be our next newshound, stepping into the role Steph Willems vacated. I’ll let him get into the specifics, but Jason […] The post Housekeeping: Welcome the New News Contributor appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Journalism, Autos, Housekeeping, Jason, News Blog, TTAC, Fresh Meat, Steph Willems, Newsbot, Jason Sakurai, New Blood, Next Newsbot


Housekeeping: How the Press Loan System Works

When I got hired on at TTAC, I checked with our news team about what we were expected to disclose when it came to considerations from automakers. Steph told me that unlike with some other outlets, there was no need to disclose how the press-car system works, since y’all knew the deal. Three years and […] The post Housekeeping: How the Press Loan System Works appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Journalism, Autos, Housekeeping, How It Works, Steph, News Blog, Automotive Journalism, Press Loans


Housekeeping: Are You TTAC’s Next Top News Contributor?

As you saw last week, our news chief Steph Willems left the daily news grind behind to pursue an opportunity outside of automotive journalism. That leaves us looking for our next news guru. We’re in need of someone who can write 3-5 blog posts a day while editing and scheduling the rest of our daily […] The post Housekeeping: Are You TTAC’s Next Top News Contributor? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Housekeeping, News Blog, TTAC, Automotive Journalism, Automotive Journalist, Steph Willems, News Contributor, Newsbot, Ttac News, We're Hiring


Housekeeping: Be Safe This Labo(u)r Day

For what I think is the third time this year, I find myself saying a holiday won’t be like the others. Pandemic life, sigh. The last gasp of summer, at least socially speaking, is upon us. And once again, we need to be extra cautious because a dangerous virus is circulating. So be safe, wear […] The post Housekeeping: Be Safe This Labo(u)r Day appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Housekeeping, News Blog


Housekeeping: In Which We Bid Steph Farewell

Today is a bittersweet day in the virtual offices that make up TTAC. Our own news chief, Steph Willems, is departing for a gig in an industry that is, I assume, somewhat less ridiculous than this one (by “ridiculous”, I mean both automotive journalism specifically and automotive in general). We wish him well. It won’t be […] The post Housekeeping: In Which We Bid Steph Farewell appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Goodbyes, Autos, Housekeeping, News Blog, Steph Willems


Landing CEO: Flexible living has accelerated amid pandemic

New member enrollment at Landing, a flexible living company with a leasing model for fully furnished apartments, soared 210 percent month over month in May.
Tags: Texas, California, New York City, Lifestyle, Austin, Radio, Airbnb, WeWork, Landing, Housekeeping, Denver, Rentals, San Francicso, Bill Smith, Select, Concierge Service


Housekeeping: Happy Masked Fourth of July, America

This year is a bit different. If you plan on celebrating the birth of your nation by blowing up a small part of it (still one of my favorite Simpsons lines), you best be doing it with a mask on and socially distanced from anyone you don’t live with. That’s because the world is still in […] The post Housekeeping: Happy Masked Fourth of July, America appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: America, Autos, Housekeeping, Fourth of July, News Blog, Coronavirus


Housekeeping: TTAC Takes Juneteenth Off

The edict came down from our corporate parent last week: Juneteenth is now an official company-wide holiday. That means we’ll be off on Friday, June 19th. As is often the case when we’re off, there may be some pre-written posts that go live. And since not every car company is observing the day, if news […] The post Housekeeping: TTAC Takes Juneteenth Off appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Housekeeping, News Blog, Juneteenth


Housekeeping: Memorial Day, Socially Distanced Edition

Alright, listen up. It’s Memorial Day weekend here in these United States, and pandemic or no, Monday is a day off. Additionally, we’ll be closing it down a bit early today, somewhere around mid-afternoon. As is usual, there may be a scattered post or two, and some tweets here and there, but mostly, we’ll be […] The post Housekeeping: Memorial Day, Socially Distanced Edition appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: United States, Memorial Day, Autos, Housekeeping, News Blog


We just launched a new comment system!

Screenshot. Or just scroll down to see it and use it IRL. Hi everyone. A quick break from our regularly scheduled programming to share some housekeeping news: We’ve just made a major upgrade to our commenting system. You know how much we appreciate and value your voices, so this is super important upgrade for us. Our current system needed to go. After 474,185 comments in the past 15 years it was dated, buggy (reply function was always breaking), and it didn’t have any formatting or editing fe...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Housekeeping, Jonathan Maus, Bozz


Returning to the office? Here’s how to transition the brokerage smoothly

As businesses across the country brace themselves to return back to the workplace, it's important to prepare properly. This list of must-do's from office-planning experts can help.
Tags: Cleaning, Safety, Communication, Service, Radio, Agent, Housekeeping, Ware Malcomb, Protocols, Brokerage, Select, Home Inspections, Reception Area, Work Station, Christy Murdock Edgar, Reopening


The Clean Queen Talks Quarantine

What the “The Joy of Cooking” was to the culinary arts, “Home Comforts” was to keeping house. Now, five weeks into lockdown, it’s freshly relevant.
Tags: News, Housekeeping, Cheryl, Mendelson, Home Economics, Orderliness and Clutter, Quarantines, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Quarantine (Life and Culture


BikePortland’s first post was 15 years ago today

Things were so innocent back then! And sorry, but that sweet little girl is a junior in high school now. Can you believe this site started with an innocent, 100-word post about biking to an ice cream shop with my wife and daughter 15 years ago? I can’t. On April 8th, 2005 I hit “Publish” and had no idea I would spend nearly every day of my life for the next 15 years thinking and writing about biking and other transportation issues in Portland. I had only lived in Portland for about a year or ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Jesus, Housekeeping, Facebook Instagram, Facebook Twitter and Instagram, Jonathan Maus


Housekeeping: TTAC Changes Name

Things in the automotive industry are in constant flux, and as the industry goes, so must we. While the coronavirus pandemic has the industry temporarily paused, along with the rest of the world, there will, sooner or later, be a resumption of production and vehicle sales. And since we’re in tune with the pulse of […] The post Housekeeping: TTAC Changes Name appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Crossovers, Housekeeping, News Blog, Check The Date


Use Microfiber Towels To Clean Your Home

This blog just popped into my head, since it’s something I’ve been doing for years and I figured some of you might benefit from it, too. Use microfiber towels to clean your homes, friends! If they’re good enough for your prized clear coat, then they’re also good enough to dust off your coffee table.Read more...
Tags: Lifehacks, Housekeeping, Microfiber, Microfiber Towels, Housekeepinglopnik


Housekeeping: TTAC, the Coronavirus, and You

You’ve no doubt spent the last week receiving emails from every brand you’ve ever interacted with, with each missive spelling out how the company in question is handling the coronavirus. Some of these messages make sense — I definitely want to know that airlines, hotels, and restaurants are taking this seriously and expanding their efforts […] The post Housekeeping: TTAC, the Coronavirus, and You appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Automotive Industry, Housekeeping, News Blog, Coronavirus


So Long, Sajeev: The Piston Makes Its Last Slap

After a decade-plus of being TTAC’s foremost expert in Panther-bodied Fords, as well as the go-to Texan for any of your questions about OBD II or old-car designs, Sajeev is moving on. He’s found a full-time home with another outlet, and we wish him well. He’ll be missed. I’ve always found Piston Slap and Vellum […] The post So Long, Sajeev: The Piston Makes Its Last Slap appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Housekeeping, Piston Slap, Sanjeev, TTAC, Sajeev Mehta, Panther Love, So Long Sajeev


Lifehacker Is Hiring Writers and a Managing Editor

Are you full of strong opinions on the right way to do things that you’re dying to share with the world? Do you geek out over everything from how best to pack a suitcase to the finer points of cell phone etiquette? Do you give incredible advice, if you do say so yourself? Are you also a smart, curious, witty,…Read more...
Tags: Lifehacks, Announcements, Housekeeping


Make an Emotional Labor To-Do List with Your Partner

Biz Ellis on the One Bad Mother podcast calls it being “president of everything.” In a two-parent household, it is very common for one partner to take on the responsibility of all the little invisible tasks that can bog you down in the day-to-day.Read more...
Tags: Support, Mental Health, Lifehacks, Chores, Housekeeping, Biz Ellis


Housekeeping: Happy Holidays!

Christmas is upon us, and New Year’s Eve is lurking just around the corner. So with that in mind, here’s a look at how we’re operating these next two weeks. We’ll be off Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. There may still be a few posts scheduled, and if any news […] The post Housekeeping: Happy Holidays! appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Holidays, Autos, Happy Holidays, Housekeeping, News Blog


Housekeeping: 2019 Memorial Day Edition

Hello out there in TTAC land. This is your regularly scheduled reminder that Monday is an American holiday, so we’ll be taking the day off. More or less, anyway. A stray post or two may show up. But yes, we’re going to be relaxing/BBQing/respecting the fallen troops/vacationing/whatever on Monday. We’ll be back at it at […] The post Housekeeping: 2019 Memorial Day Edition appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Housekeeping, News Blog


Meet Our New Personal Finance Writer

Hi there. I’m probably the most regular Lifehacker reader without a Kinja account. But the streak is ending! Right now! Read more...
Tags: Tell US, Lifehacks, Housekeeping


Lifehacker Is Hiring a Personal Finance Writer

Do you have a black belt in salary negotiation? Are you in possession of more airline miles than everyone you know combined? Would your opinions on student loan payoff plans be considered “fascinating dinner party conversation”? Could you retire next year but would prefer instead to work in a very cool job explaining…Read more...
Tags: Lifehacks, Announcements, Housekeeping, Hiring, Job Listing