Archive for December, 2009

Be ready for more work than you expect

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

This should be the easiest part of my bathroom project.

I want to install a recessed medicine cabinet into an exposed wall where I get to choose all the framing.  That’s too much choice to swallow all at once.  I don’t have the vanity yet and I don’t have the cabinet.  I can search online and at least get the expected dimensions for the hole in the wall, right?

I appreciate the warnings given on this first site I found with instructions:

Be ready for more work than you expected!

Installing a recessed cabinet, such as a medicine cabinet, wall safe, or ironing board, can be fairly simple and straightforward or may require the services of carpenters, plumbers, electricians, structural engineers, and, worst case… witch doctors!

I would add that you must be ready for more work than you expect, even if you have already taken this rule into account.  Software engineering is even worse.

Preventive Medicine

Friday, December 4th, 2009

I stumbled across this at Calamities of Nature today.  How true it is.

How sad.

On Perceptions II

Friday, December 4th, 2009

This video is a fascinating example of attention deficit in perceptions.

Just watch, no instructions.

You should also see this one (it’s the one with basketballs).

Government Notice

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

I got this little piece of wry humor today from GCFL:Light at the end of the tunnel

Important Notice:

Due to recent budget cuts, the stock market crash, and the
rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, the light at the
end of the tunnel has been turned off.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Sincerely,
The Government

It’s an old joke.  This version shows the underlying cause of many of the problems we have in America today – people think the Government is responsible for the light at the end of the tunnel.