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Don Burnside
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MINI Cooper Owner, Podcaster, Computer Guy
MINI Cooper Owner, Podcaster, Computer Guy

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Let’s all be honest. I own a 2013 MINI Cooper with a turbo. Definitely not the pinnacle of vehicular reliability. After owning the roadster for a little more than a year, I finally got to be stranded on the side of the road due to something that had…
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Almost 1 year and 10k miles. How about an update on Hank!

Been almost a year. It has been about 10,000 miles. An oil change and tire repair. 450 hours on the Openometer. Some quick thoughts about my extended time with Hank. The Automatic Transmission I am so conflicted by this, still and daily. While my daily…
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Not my recipe, but still good enough to write up and review!

I have another recipe showing up soon, but today, you get this gem. Actually requested, it’s made with cabbage, vinegar and it’s boiled. Yea, I was equally skeptical until I tried it, which is why I’m writing up now. This one is from The Great Salsa Book…
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A history lesson and a mini rant about podcasting and blogging and stuff.

A question posed to me this week by one of the White Roof Radio boys had me thinking, and researching. And, well, I’ll just come out and say it. Holy Crap I have been posting words to the internet, in some fashion of a blog or another, since about 2001. I…
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I don't know if enjoying is the right word, but so far, the automatic is ok, just different. Here are some words about it.

I've spent about 3 months with the Roadster (R59) now. Still can't stop thinking what a great car this is. I'm really enjoying it for commuting duties, running around town and even on the twisties. Just about the only thing that I am still slowing coming…
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Now that the server woes have been corrected, time to catch up.

Tracking back for the last few months and I see that I have taken to saying “but that is a topic for another post” quite a bit. Without further adieu, here is the other post In talking about the Kia Forte, I said… To be fair, my MINI is a cheap car. Come…
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Hello and welcome! Don’t worry, you didn’t do anything wrong. You were looking for dbmini.us, but my host has not able to keep it up and running successfully. There will be another post on that. For now, you can look around here if you like. Or, stay…
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What Happened To The Science? For those of you that have wondered why I don't include that in my fitness posts.

For the last few months I have stopped checking my BC pre and post workout. Or, rather, I have stopped sharing that information. I know, that's weird coming from me, Mr. Share All The Things Even When Mom Hates It. But, to be honest, there is a reason for…
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You seen photos. Here are a few more and some words about the new look of my MINI Roadster.

Stripe-d, not stripped. I know it’s tough to tell the difference, especially with the Vegas qualifier! As previously discussed, Todd had a plan to help Hank have a little less shine. The difference is amazing! The stripes were one thing, but the really…
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How I'm going to battle not having a spare tire.

Driving to lunch yesterday, I start hearing a very strange noise coming from the passenger side rear of the car. Like a flat tire, but without the bad driving. I pulled over immediately, got out and checked. That when I saw that largest thing I have ever…
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