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Oh my goodness, Navid. This is so good - I can’t handle it.
Great Big Sea
Since I left SLO town I’ve been trying to live/eat/play a bit more on the healthy side. Hell, I even bought a half-gallon of organic milk. Total. Fucking. Insanity. I’ve always thought of the “green” movement as a particularly effective marketing scheme (and still do) but I like the idea of quality over quantity (in all things). As an individual we should endeavor to do...
The Plot Thickens
The folks at Occupy Wallstreet do so much damage to their own cause. How old are you - eight? Didn’t covering your ears and yelling over other people go out of style in elementary school? You want to affect change? Vote. Get involved in your legislature and become an advocate. Get involved in real dialog in your community and actually try to build something. Protests like this are the...
This gin is mighty tasty.: Word up, cats and... →
*sob sob* I knew you’d come back! foodbeersports: After some coaxing, I’m gonna get my posting game back on again. Expect some beer and scotch talk in the next week, along with some recipes. Sorry for the extended hiatus but I’ll be coming back strong. Also, I started another tumblr—gangsterbeats.tumblr.com. It’s admittedly pretty stupid….
Its that time of year again kiddos. Working the announcing booth for the Palo Alto YMCA’s Marsh Madness. Hooray! That is all.
We are the... ninety-something Percent?
There are interesting things brewing the U.S. right now. The ‘occupy wallstreet’ and ‘we are the 99 percent’ folks are part of that. Although I tend to agree with certain, limited aspects of the movement, a number of the particulars don’t seem to add up. My hope was this movement was looking to oust the virtual ‘number-running’ that Wall Street does;...
Whew, an on we go. Spent quite a bit of time behind the TIG torch over the last month and am starting to get a hang of it. I’m not stacking dimes yet but they welds are getting strong if not a bit ugly looking. I find that swearing when you mess up helps a lot… I think that’s just science in action, can’t argue with science. Major tips are: Buy a stainless steel brush:...
Been spending a lot of time in SJSU’s art foundry. Cool set up they’ve got for all the badass metal working your little heart could desire (hat tip to Professor C on the cool work that goes on there). Trying to get as much torch time as I can on the TIG rig there. I’ve found that, just like my earlier forays into the wacky world of welding, this process is proving especially...
The Job Hunt
What? Oh no, not for me for college graduates. There’s been much talk in the blogosphere, as everywhere else, about the unemployment and the decline of blue-collar, production-based America. Exactly what this all means and where its going has been the subject of discussion and disagreement. As always, the old-man manages to hound out some interesting things so I reblog them to you, good...
Just moved out of SLO-town into my new digs in San Jose. I’m situated pleasantly across from the San Jose State University (SJSU) campus which I will be attending as of tomorrow. Despite the ridiculous bullshit that is higher academia I’m commited to finishing my degree. Aside from moving, here’s what I’ve been up to this week: San Francisco Triathlon at Alcatraz was this...
Materials of the Future →
This is good stuff. Materials literally make the world in which we live. Advancements in engineering materials improves existing technology and makes possible new and more wildly futuristic ones. As an aspiring Materials Engineer (MatE) I approve this link
Affiliating with California
Ouch, that’s gotta hurt buddy. I have some passing familiarity with the internet affiliate business and I tend to agree that legislation like California’s latest move doesn’t “level the playing field” but rather muscles out little people. In this case, Amazon isn’t going to have to worry much about this new attempt at regulation, instead mid-sized, independent,...
Bullets and Business
We’ve all seen the trend away from standard television broadcasts towards streaming (online) content. I think what hurts most about this is that the analysis confirms that corporate giant, Yahoo, may be on its way out of the big leagues. Ouch. Also, I’m not sure I understand this. I really do hope that American policy isn’t so backwards that our military is taking the...
I try to look at the world in the most holistic fashion that I can. Simply put, good advice in one area of life is likely applicable to some other, seemingly unrelated, endeavor. On that note we have a little bit of common-sense advice about business and politics. As always, the subject of women is much discussed in the manosphere and, although the available material is proliferate, this is a...
Ciders and Ceilings
Hey all, Couple things on the agenda: as always, there’s food on the stove top (curry today), and a drink in hand (starting off with an Aspall Dry and moving onto a bottle of Duchesse de Bourgogne). Thoughts on the impending apocalypse? Seems to me that as much noise as this is making, historically congress constantly approves raising the debt ceiling and although this behavior is...
The weekend’s finally here nerds so here’s what you missed. Aside from the standard working week, the old man linked me a few articles of interest: here, here and here. Planning on enjoying a nice lazy weekend, though Michael J (my car) needs an oil change. If you didn’t get that reference, you need to visit the folks at Roosterteeth and check out the glory that is Red versus...