Archive for October 2008
If you’re going to get a compass as a design element of your house, make sure your subcontractors know which way is north. Best part? Poured concrete, baby.
Make a pink cozy for a pistol, get raked over the coals in comments. For the record, I’m not sure I buy the claim of a MSS with 63 confirmed kills; 12 days E&E and I can’t find anything in google on the topic?
I took a bunch of pictures for a video game artist in France, expecting nothing of it. The project was interesting to me (take a bunch of pictures to someone else’s specifications); that was, really, payment enough.
I guess I can hang out a shingle now! At an hourly rate of, oh, $4 an hour or so.
I’ll keep my day jorb
Zombietime has a new article up. Enjoy! Unless you’re an Obama supporter, in which case, skip it; nothing to see here.
If you’d like to read about the birth of Red One, Wired has a great article on the topic.
If you got Rick-rolled while on hold with a major wireless carrier, now you know who to blame.
A new mnemonic (to me):
One I’d heard before, but forgotten:
18 CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS: I don’t know what
19 the situation is like in Dale County. They probably
20 don’t have the latest version of WordPerfect, or
21 whatever it is. They are probably making do with
22 whatever they can under their budget and doing the best
23 they can.
There are several ways to read this statement.
- Roberts doesn’t know that WordPerfect isn’t used any more. This means Roberts has been out of touch for 20+ years with the development of technology.
- Roberts is a geek, and knows that WordPerfect isn’t used any more; by saying Dale County doesn’t have the latest version, he’s saying that they’re just a level above banging rocks together to manage warrants. This means Roberts is an alpha-geek, inserting /.-level slams on other people into random chatter at the Supreme Court.
- WordPerfect is far more prevalent in the legal world that I was previously aware.
I don’t know which of the three is more frightening.
365: Another Frightening Show About the Economy (mp3; right click, save as).
Alex Blumberg and NPR’s Adam Davidson—the two guys who reported our Giant Pool of Money episode—are back, in collaboration with the Planet Money podcast. They’ll explain what happened this week, including what regulators could’ve done to prevent this financial crisis from happening in the first place. You can learn more about the daily ins and outs on the Planet Money blog.
How Lehman Brothers and AIG went under, in plain language. Worth your hour.