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how not to design a firearm

Take a look at the image to the left. 

If your semi-automatic, .22LR-caliber handgun can happily feed the cartridge on the right of the image all day long without hardly a hiccup or a concern, but patently refuses to do anything useful whatsoever with the cartridge on the left, you are doing it wrong. 

No, I have never designed a firearm.  No, I have never really built a firearm; I have, however, assembled […]

sign them up for a marathon

I was not a huge fan of the book, so maybe it is just as well the movie’s only point of similarity appears to be its title:

Of course, the movie goes with freakishly hyper-fast zombies, whereas the books featured the standard shamblers… I cannot say as though I have ever been a huge proponent of the former position. I mean, unless we are going to the 28 Days Later theory, "zombies" are […]

*prodprod* seems to work

Well, after about six hours of work (and probably a little more theme editing today), the weblog is back up and running in more-or-less its original form… I did have to nuke it back to the stone age and completely reload it in order to cure whatever problems Google Reader was having when processing the feeds, but at least all of those work now. Speaking of, I do not monitor all of the feeds, so […]

google reader is broken

As I write that title, I know I am going to regret it…

Anywise, for those folks out there who are keeping up with this weblog by way of Google Reader, you may have noticed that the feed for this page has not refreshed in a couple of days – that is because Google claims “A parsing error was encountered” on every single feed available (Atom, RSS, etc.). All of the feeds validate, and nothing […]