I recently stumbled across some fascinating videos by amateur rocketeer Joe Barnard, whose BPS.space YouTube channel is chock full of interesting projects. Armed with a 3D printer, model rocket components and some fairly simple custom electronics, he has created some amazing results. One interesting video series is his model rocket silo project (more video links […]
The latest article in SoftBaugh’s small business series is about the stereotypical coffee cup manager who seems to do nothing, but somehow things in the office or the shop hum along nicely. Often, that manager’s leadership style is why things are humming along nicely. Mastering delegation and removing obstacles are important leadership skills, whether as […]
SoftBaugh has released a new small business article on whether or not to incorporate. Regular Starving the Monkeys readers (book and classic site) will already recognize that the answer is “yes”. In this article, the various business forms are discussed in detail, and a tiny crack left open for the LLC in limited circumstances (pun […]
Another week, and more breaking news in the faithless elector astroturf campaign. To keep this one short, we won’t repeat the background thus far, you can catch up here, here, here, here and here. The latest: Clinton campaign backs intelligence briefing for Electoral College electors (CNN), an attempt to paint the election as having been […]
Dwight and Steve Hammond were convicted and imprisoned on federal arson charges for burning off pasture land, a routine land management process. The Hammonds were subsequently released from prison after serving their original sentences. However, they were then re-sentenced, and re-imprisoned, under the justification that the original sentences were less than mandatory minimum sentences. I […]
Leech City has just posted an article detailing various tools used to monitor and hold local public officials responsible for their misconduct. Also, our yardsigns are in! Let’s see how long it takes the city to pass an emergency ordinance to ban these signs.
In a previous Leech City post, described here for the STM reader, we motivate the local dissident to see official corruption as favoring and harboring organized crime. In this new Leech City post, Corruption Has Many Faces, we extend the definition of corruption as a laundry list of misconduct by officials. The objective of this […]
Old School Tech has just posted an article about off-grid lead acid battery principles. While lead-acid batteries are not the optimum choice for long-term use, they are relatively inexpensive for a two- or three-year solution as long as they are well-maintained and properly used. Another advantage of lead-acid batteries is that, in certain circumstances, there […]
Since launching the new blog format on the 11th of October, in about two weeks, we’ve had 10,000 visitors (and 27,375 visits). If I knew who the 10,000th visitor was, I would offer them this free picture of a nice set of steak knives, as shown to the right. Click to redeem. I’m not entirely […]
This was originally posted as a static page. Reposted into the blog format. Since publishing the original Defamating the Government article on the 30th of September, someone took at least one potshot at one of my buildings. This round was fired from the road, and grazed my For Sale sign.