And they come with no warning,
nature loves her little surprises.
Continual crisis!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Weekend Linkee-poo says it's your birthday, it's my birthday too, yea

Henry Miller's 11 rules of writing. (Grokked from Mrs. Tad)

Jason Sanford on the Hugo ballot-stuffing brouhaha.

From Confessions of a Funeral Director, how grief actually works. (Grokked from Janiece)

Teaching creativity. (Grokked from Stewart Sternberg)

For your cultural edification, a pig-rider. Add in to this that one of the more successful tactics against war elephants was to grease pigs, set them on fire, and shoo them in the directions of the elephants. Warg riders my arse, welcome the dwarf Swine Riders of Hern. Yea, that's a story bone, go crazy with it. (Grokked from Camille Alexa)

How to leave work at work. As a recovering workaholic, yea, good luck with that. Well, maybe these techniques will work for you.

The three pitfalls to avoid when talking about race. (Grokked from Ferrett Steinmetz)

It's gonna take a lot to get this egg off their face. Gee, Cliven Bundy turns out to be a racists. Who would have thought. But, hey, he likes the Spanish People. So, unable to speak about racism in code and willing to grant illegals amnesty. Hey BLM, I think the roads the Bundy homestead will be clear by the end of the weekend. (Grokked from Vince)

Say, remember that challenger to Sen. McConnell who said that after he spoke at a rally to legalize cockfighting that he didn't know where he was at? Someday people will learn that in this modern age, someone is always recording. Yea, turns out, he was lying. And this was the guy who was a serious contender to Sen. McConnell? (Grokked from Matt Staggs)

As a former Chairman of Safety, yea, don't park in front of hydrants. My firemen know I'd have their backs if they had to do something like this. (Grokked from Janiece)


Dr. Phil (Physics) said...

The fire professionals I know had all had to do something like that. One car was too close to a hose connection, so they rolled it on its side to make room.

Dr. Phil

Steve Buchheit said...

Yep, the thing is, if there is something between the fire and the fire hydrant, it's going to get damaged. This is one of those laws that sounds onerous, but is really there to protect property. Both the property on fire and the property parked/placed in front of the hydrant.

fabutronic Sheila said...

Of course it was a BMW owner. They're also the car owners who frequently fail to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.

And apparently they park unethically as well.

We have a hydrant across the street from us, and we shovel around it and brush it off whenever it snows. We certainly don't want the guys and gals of the AFD to have a hard time finding it if someone is in trouble. Amazing how the people who live there have never bothered to clear it, You'd think they would be motivated by self-preservation, even if they didn't care about someone else.

Steve Buchheit said...

Hey Sheila, my neighbor does that as well (clearing out the hydrant). He also typically beats me out of the door to clear snow.

But, yes, there does seem to be some feelings of entitlement in the gentry class.