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Three good bits on getting stuff done

I could only think of the fractures in the RKBA community while reading these posts. One links to the other two, but I think all three are worth your time.

I read them in the order 2, 1, 3, but I think any order should be enlightening. 1 and 2 are short enough that there’s no reason to skip parts. Three is a little overlong but I think you’ll find worthwhile nuggets at the top before you get bored.

Written by Ry Jones

30 March 2015 at 19:01


Act One of Need To Know Basis covers an extreme form of communication:

Michael Leviton was raised in a family who encouraged him and his siblings to tell the truth all the time. They believed it was better to be honest and work things out. Even when it was uncomfortable. But as Michael tells Ira, when he became an adult, he discovered that the world his parents created had its limitations

Joe’s post talks about people that communicate only through emotion; Michael learns to communicate in a way that I would call the polar opposite, if I thought communication was limited in that way. A good listen.

Written by Ry Jones

29 March 2015 at 22:33

USPSA standoff

He’s a poor gamer. Should have made the RO stop him so that he’s sure to get his reshoot.
Saw a run where the RO and shooter were buddies (as well as friends of mine) and knew each other knew what they were doing. Shooter had a squib and was waiting for the RO to stop him so he’d get a reshoot. RO was waiting for the shooter to stop voluntarily cause the squib was his own fault. It was like a Mexican standoff with the shooter having racked his slide and holding his gun out like he was gonna shoot it.

Source thread

Written by Ry Jones

24 March 2015 at 15:02

LFCS Study Guides

Written by Ry Jones

25 February 2015 at 15:43

Emission check

My truck is a V6 but it mostly runs on five cylinders. The CEL cycles from on, to flashing, to off in open loop mode. Basically, the ECU runs out of memory to store all of the fault codes and resets. I was driving across the I90 bridge today when it reset for the first time in a while. I kept it at about 4500 RPM all the way to the end of 520 and hit the smog check station. Guy plugged in the OBDII harness, shut it off, fired it up, shut it off, and said “you passed.” I got about a block away and bang, CEL light on. No matter. I’ve been sweating getting my plate renewed and coincidence took care of that hurdle. Here’s to two more years of sub-par gas mileage.

Written by Ry Jones

17 February 2015 at 19:47

Reliable unease

I finally dug in enough to get TF2 and DK2 working together. Of course, I had this bout of git-er-done while I was sitting around at home, sick. It isn’t a great idea to play 3D games that are known for triggering motion sickness when you’re getting over whatever it is. Ugh.

The weirdest thing about it is it takes about an hour for me to get over the feeling of playing about five minutes or so. I now must figure out how to get contacts in so I can play in focus.

Written by Ry Jones

12 February 2015 at 21:47

Everything old is new again

I was reminded of the billboards Miller plastered the bay area with in the 90s:

“It’s time for a good old macro-brew,” was a Miller advertising campaign in the late 1990’s for their Miller Genuine Draft label. Figuring that people were becoming either tired or confused by the wide variety of choices between the major brands, the imports and the microbrews, Miller tried to remove the decision-making problem from the beer-drinking process. They mocked the taste and quality oriented ads of Jim Koch and the microbrews with phrases like, “it’s time for better beer breath.” “You know what kind of beer we are, we won’t surprise you,”

With regards to Bud pissing in the faces of microbrew drinkers:

NovaScotiaRobots: Short of calling us Prius-driving, Chardonnay-sipping, kale-munching commies, I think it’s pretty clear what sort of image they’re trying to create around craft-beer drinkers.

If that’s the kind of thing we’re supposed to care about, though, it’ll be kind of an uphill battle for them to convince me it’s manlier to drink a Budweiser than a 120 IBU double IPA or a 13.9% barrel-aged imperial stout.




CupcakeUnicorn: “People who drink budweiser are people who love to drink beer” is what had me laughing….jesus fuck why not just say “NOBODY WILL JUDGE YOU FOR BUYING IT LIKE THEY WOULD A STEEL RESERVE!”

Written by Ry Jones

1 February 2015 at 23:06


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