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Archive for the 'Miscellaneous' Category

They had a security breach. Log on and update your eBay password if you haven't already. That is all for this public service announcement.

Stop forcing people to wear bike helmets. Not motorcyclists. Bikers. Bike riders. There's very little evidence to support the idea that bicycling is terribly dangerous. In fact, wearing a helmet may make you more likely to get in in an accident.

The Illusion of Life

The illusion of life from cento lodigiani on Vimeo. The 12 basic principles of animation were developed by the 'old men' of Walt Disney Studios, amongst them Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, during the 1930s. Of course they weren't old men at the time, but young men who were at the forefront of exciting discoveries […]

$15 Minimum Wage

Wow. That's about $30k/year if you work full-time.

Booing Robinson Cano

Funny: Booing practice: Robinson Cano stuns Yankees fans who heckle on 'Tonight Show'

Nomos Watchmaking

The Invention of the AeroPress and a bunch of other little details about inventing, trial and error, business, etc. P.S. Apparently the preferred method of brewing is upside down:

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 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 […]