On After I Go

Fireproof lockable box of important papers with room for a hard drive containing this app.

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 12:49 pm 0

On Talking to a Former South Pole System Admin

I have a friend that got a degree as an ornithologist and took a job in Antarctica banding skua chicks. Banding is a way ornithologists track the lives and patterns of bird life. Skuas are super aggressive overgrown seagulls, so each day she would go to the nests, which were on cliffs, and the entire time she would be dive bombed by these horrible fearless creatures that thought they were there to eat their offspring. She had to wear a helmet and it was risky exposing any part of her body to these mofos. They would have to administer first aid on her hands every night. She did this for a month, came back to California, and decided to never again be a field ornithologist. She now creates and restores animal sculptures at visitor centers across the country, which is not as risky, usually.

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 12:26 pm 1

On It All Comes Out In The Wash: A Story Of Love And Laundry

I agree: the pinnacle of luxury is personal laundry appliances. There is nothing worse than other people's dryer phlegm.

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 2:31 pm 0

On A Catalog of My Worst Apartment Hunts

Likewise. I'm very impressed that you obtained a court order to have your landlord's bank accounts frozen. Nice going.

Posted on March 17, 2015 at 1:40 pm 1

On The Subtle Economics of Facebook, Google, Firefox, and Chrome

The economic advantage of turning off sound and other notifications should not be underestimated.

Posted on March 17, 2015 at 1:19 pm 0

On Micro-Lodgings

I agree, the aesthetic takes a lot of getting used to. The walls are corrugated to withstand stacking so it does not fulfill any function here other than proclaiming: Junk Yard. Why not get a manufactured mobile home trailer? I actually think it would be cheaper in the long run.

Posted on March 13, 2015 at 2:27 pm 0

On I Went to a Launch Party for a Chair

Kudos for your Hulu!

Posted on March 11, 2015 at 2:36 pm 0

On WATCH What Happens. (Get It?)

Jony Ive now runs Apple. It is transitioning into an industrial design company. Soon... the Car.

Posted on March 10, 2015 at 2:11 pm 0

On On Doing Everything Right and Still Making the Wrong Decision

I made the same mistake once and bought too rural. Fortunately I got out of it with no damage, but I understand the anxiety, that's for sure. I think you will do OK and flip the place to a starry eyed couple, like I did. House buying works best if you can find a city you like, rent a place, and if you still like the area after 3 years, buy a place. During that 3 years you will come to know the area well and will be on the lookout for a suitable house.

Posted on March 6, 2015 at 2:54 pm 0

On Job Of The Day: Antarctic Post Office, Shop, Museum Manager

Interesting. The previous four individuals did not decide to stay on for another year.

Posted on February 19, 2015 at 1:36 pm 0