On Should I Take a One-Year Dream Fellowship, Or a Great Job Offer From a Private Company?

This is the best advice I've read in awhile.

Posted on February 10, 2014 at 7:08 pm 0

On Seven Jobs in One Year

Well written report on a good hustle.

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 3:08 pm 0

On Can't Afford to Buy, Can't Afford to Rent

I pay about 17% of my take-home pay in rent with 3 roommates, one is my BF. I have roommates, but I have savings.

Posted on December 10, 2013 at 4:39 pm 0

On David Simon Tells Us How To Fix America

@Meaghano Thank you!

Posted on December 10, 2013 at 4:27 pm 0

On David Simon Tells Us How To Fix America

Read it! Loved it. Is this the same guy who told the head of the DEA he'd write another season of The Wire when he legalizes drugs? He may be my hero. Who is the artist who made the interactive media piece? I've been trying to find it since I saw it originally on the interwebs.

Posted on December 10, 2013 at 3:39 pm 0

On Neighborhoods in U.S. Cities the French Government Warns Its Traveling Citizens to Avoid

Their advice for Chicago is not at all nuanced, but my city is dangerous in a lot of places and it's fair that France (or any country) would warn their citizens. Actually a lot of people from the area won't go south of Roosevelt, so France is being pretty adventurous.

Posted on November 19, 2013 at 5:49 pm 0

On What To Do When The Floor Caves In

Given their priorities, I think the patch work makes perfect sense for them. Down the line they can put in the subfloors. But the termites were isolated and the house has made it this far (115 years!). I for one think the patch adds to the character of the floor. Pretty impressive, a lot of people couldn't do it so well. I'm excited for this type of posting.

Posted on October 29, 2013 at 6:17 pm 1

On How to Get Your Security Deposit Back: Clean Your Filthy Apartment

@lemons! scrap wood, that is

Posted on August 23, 2013 at 5:21 pm 0

On How to Get Your Security Deposit Back: Clean Your Filthy Apartment

@stuffisthings Yeah, but I'd practice on some scrap would first to feel out if you're comfortable with it. Oil paint- Raw umber, burnt sienna, maybe yellow ochre. Mix for a color match or go straight out of the tube. Lay down the paint along the scratch and let stand for about 10min. Wipe off excess (a rag should do it, but some paint thinner should be on hand just in case) the paint will stay in the crack. Let sit overnight before you walk on the scratch (I put a chair over it). This and some life lessons is the only thing I got out of working for this shady character learning a furniture repair trade.

Posted on August 23, 2013 at 5:01 pm 1

On Americans Like Folgers in their Coffee Cups

My dad drinks Folgers and I'll drink it when I'm home. It tastes pretty good for what it is. When I'm at my place I buy locally roasted, fair trade, organic beans. I use a french press. I like it better than the pour over. I'm a green-leaning yuppie and I can afford to drink fancy stuff with a responsible consumer bent. My dad is a farm raised blue collar guy. He likes my coffee when he visits, but he's never asked and I'll never tell him what it costs because he'll think I'm crazy.

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 12:58 pm 1