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Camera Repair

A lovely, well-illustrated, step-by-step guide to disassembly and repair of the Nikon D70: D70s Camera Repair How-To …for no reason at all, we’re certain.

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The Oxford Comma, Revisited

As we are occasionally wont to do, we’d like to take a moment to argue once again in favor of the Oxford Comma.  It really does make things clearer, as a court in Maine recently ruled: https://qz.com/932004/the-oxford-comma-a-maine-court-settled-the-grammar-debate-over-serial-commas-with-a-ruling-on-overtime-pay-for-dairy-truck-drivers/ A Maine court ruling in a case about overtime pay and dairy delivery didn’t come down to trucks, … Continue reading »

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A Bit Early…

…it’s nowhere near the fourth (or, for those who know better, the second) of July, but it’s still planting season: “Knee-high by the fourth of July,” nuthin.’  Aiming for harvest about that time, with eye to a second crop.  Bonus points for fresh corn on (real) Independence Day. (Protip: boil with fresh basil leaves.  No … Continue reading »

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Irony II

Irony, defined: Pazole [sic] Pork 1 teaspoon kosher salt … (Kevin Belton’s Big Flavors of New Orleans, p.38. Good cookbook, BTW; we’re making his Red Beans & Rice (p.140) for dinner tonight.)

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On Neil Gorsuch, Part I

We think we’re most impressed with Gorsuch’s skepticism toward the “Chevron two-step” or “Chevron deference” established in Chevron U.S.A., Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., 467 U.S. 837 (1984). Chevron is perhaps the least-sexy case with the biggest impact on your life; few non-lawyers have even heard of it, and yet it grants tremendous … Continue reading »

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Efficiency

So we sat down to do a little design work for our smoker today.  Fired up our favourite 3D modeling program (SketchUp), and spent about twenty minutes trying to remember how to do simple things like get objects aligned on the same axis.  Frustrated, we grabbed a couple of sheets of paper, our calculator, and … Continue reading »

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Of Armies and Navies

Dear Friends: As we sit down to watch the Army-Navy game, I know many of you have strong feelings one way or another. That’s all fine and great, but I would encourage you to keep in mind two things: first, at the end of the day, you and your comrades-in-arms all fight under the same … Continue reading »

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A Big Band Christmas

Big Band Christmas Dance, courtesy UCO Jazz Lab. Sounds like fun for those so inclined.

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Update to the Update

From a friend born and raised in Chicago: I just hope one of my relatives put a Cubs pennant on my grandfather’s grave. It’s bad enough he’ll be voting for Hillary this year And yes, for those interested, Friday’s game night will have The Game on the TV.

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Update

It has come to our attention that a post we made in early 2013 has been rendered slightly less accurate by recent events. Congratulations, Cubs!

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