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How to Coil Cables

Pretty much pegged it.

A friend and I are writing a book. It's called Lowest Score Wins, and it's nearly done. We launched it with an Indiegogo campaign last December. It's a book written by two people, and as such, we use the word "we" quite often. Yet… there are plenty of parts of the book that can only […]

The Doer of Deeds

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who […]

I really like music videos that make a little "art" out of the lyrics. I like this song. Except these parts… :doh:

No Such Thing as a Blind Spot

Rather than adjust your side view mirrors to see the side of your car, turn them out slightly to eliminate blind spots.

Get Rid of the Penny

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/07/get-rid-of-the-penny_n_4719984.html More here and here.

TSA Agent Confessions

TSA Agent Confession - Dear America, I Saw You Naked. And yes, we were laughing. Confessions of an ex-TSA agent. Once, in 2008, I had to confiscate a bottle of alcohol from a group of Marines coming home from Afghanistan. It was celebration champagne intended for one of the men in the group — a […]

Gambling as a Career

The Wizards of Odds - Video - NYTimes.com Pro gamblers win about 55% of the time. I know a friend who has a system for winning 55-57% of the time based on a very simple rule (I will not share this rule with you). He's done it over four or five years now, and he's […]

Peter Smart lives up to his name with this little article: Rethink the Airline Boarding Pass. Brilliant. I'm flying somewhere right now (to Orlando, for the PGA Show). I've already had my boarding passes fall apart because I've had to shove them in my pocket.

Elephants Painting

Formula For Perfect Parallel Parking Is Bigger Than The Spot. Well, now that that's figured out, we can move on to the smaller things in the world… (I honestly don't remember the last time I had to parallel park. But I live in Erie, PA, so that has a lot to do with it.)

.29 Cents

I can tease him and he's cool with it. Pet peeve or something of mine.

How is this legal? How can they seize my laptop or cell phone for any reason? A federal judge today upheld a President Barack Obama administration policy allowing authorities along the U.S. border to seize and search laptops, smartphones and other electronic devices for any reason. … Alarmingly, the government contends the Fourth-Amendment-Free Zone stretches […]

A Speck in the Sea

A Speck in the Sea - Worth reading. And how big of a jerk would Jimmy Buffett have beef he had said "no, let's keep fishing?"

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