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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.


About these ads

Written by Ry Jones

18 October 2008 at 15:33

People are bat shit insane

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?

Written by Ry Jones

17 October 2008 at 12:19

Microsoft Giving Campaign

Microsoft Giving Campaign, originally uploaded by Ry Jones.

I quadrupled my impact by giving to American Snipers.

Written by Ry Jones

16 October 2008 at 13:29

I’m a professional!

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.

Today this "cookware" (how it was declared on the customs forms) showed up from France. At the current exchange rate, it’s about $115 (115 € with tax and shipping; $155)

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

Written by Ry Jones

15 October 2008 at 15:19

Posted in Photography

The Left’s Big Blunder

Zombietime has a new article up. Enjoy! Unless you’re an Obama supporter, in which case, skip it; nothing to see here.

Written by Ry Jones

15 October 2008 at 14:21

Posted in Politics

The story of Red

If you’d like to read about the birth of Red One, Wired has a great article on the topic.

Written by Ry Jones

15 October 2008 at 11:53

On hold Rick-roll

If you got Rick-rolled while on hold with a major wireless carrier, now you know who to blame.

Written by Ry Jones

14 October 2008 at 14:20

Posted in Humor

OSI Seven layer model

A new mnemonic (to me):


One I’d heard before, but forgotten:


Written by Ry Jones

12 October 2008 at 17:25

Posted in Humor

Incomplete information to make a judgment

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

From Herring v United States (pdf), via Orin Kerr

Written by Ry Jones

7 October 2008 at 13:43

This American Life: Another Frightening Show About the Economy

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.

The guys behind these two shows have so much material, they’re doing daily podcasts.

Transcript (PDF) of Giant Pool of Money

Written by Ry Jones

4 October 2008 at 2:25


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