Archive for July, 2011

Bus candy!

July 31st, 2011 No comments

Bus candy!, originally uploaded by JW Doom.

I eat it all!!!* Nom nom nom!!

*: I did not, in fact, eat any of it.


Skilled labor?

July 28th, 2011 No comments

Skilled labor?, originally uploaded by JW Doom.

For this I’m paying interest on my student loans?

(Actually, yes. Never let a janitor anywhere near a chiller.)


Why I Ignore “The Latest Study” (or, The Problem Isn’t Science, It’s Scientists)

July 23rd, 2011 No comments

Or religious empiricists, as I’m presently calling them. I’m still working on it, tho. There needs to be a good term for people who take science as a matter of faith instead of a matter of, y’know, science. Particularly those who take it as a matter of fundamentalist faith *cough*Adam Savage*cough*

Visit this link at Metafilter, read about confirmation bias and the decline effect.

This is the main article in question in the New Yorker but I found it pretty hard to follow (and people would agree I read pretty well). If your eyes start to glaze over, skip to the end where the conclusions are, then maybe take it from the top. Alternatively (and additionally), read this follow up the author wrote in Wired where he answers some questions and makes his point much more succinctly (and also defeats some opportunistic question askers).


iPad, mu’fukkaz!

July 21st, 2011 No comments




July 20th, 2011 No comments

GPOYW: HP 7.2, originally uploaded by JW Doom.

With headphones on to keep the pre-movie dumb off.


Old habits…

July 15th, 2011 No comments

I’ve been at new job for three weeks. I had almost a week off between jobs.

So after a month of not using a walkie talkie, I’m still checking to make sure the cord from my ear piece hanging down the back of my shirt doesn’t drop into the toilet.

Ay yi yi.


GPOYW: Antiquing

July 13th, 2011 No comments

GPOYW: Antiquing, originally uploaded by JW Doom.

That control board has gauges! With needles! Real Stone Age shit.


GPOYW: Flaggy

July 6th, 2011 No comments

GPOYW: Flaggy, originally uploaded by JW Doom.

New company is all patriotic n’ shit.