An interview with Richard Stallman : The Setup

Richard Stallman

What would be your dream setup?

I would ideally like to have a machine with the speed and memory of a laptop, and the display size of a laptop too, combined with the same freedom that I have now on the Yeelong.

Until I can have them both, freedom is my priority. I’ve campaigned for freedom since 1983, and I am not going to surrender that freedom for the sake of a more convenient computer.

I remember reading this a ling time ago, but stumbled onto it again. Got to give the guy credit for standing by his values.

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Posted by Jake Spurlock November 30th, 2010 — No Comments


Driving 007: A History of Bond Cars

Perhaps no one has more advice to offer the modern bachelor than the one and only Bond. James Bond. And we all know that Mr. Bond wouldn’t be half the suave agent we know him to be today without the help of his gadgets, and of course, cars. From the first to the most recent, check out what made these cars so special, and upped the ante for this quintessential ladies man, thanks to the experts from the CarInsurance Blog.

History of Bond Cars

via The Bachelor Guy » Driving 007: A History of Bond Cars [Infographic].

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Is this skateboarding?

Love it.


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Sunlight through the bell tower

Of all the family pictures that we took the other day down in Arizona, this one has to be my favorite. I tried getting a cool flare with my Nikon, but just wasn't pulling off the shot that I wanted. So, I pulled out the iPhone, ran it through a few filters and this is the result.


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<p><a href=Sunlight through the bell tower, originally uploaded by Jake Spurlock.

Of all the family pictures that we took the other day down in Arizona, this one has to be my favorite. I tried getting a cool flare with my Nikon, but just wasn’t pulling off the shot that I wanted. So, I pulled out the iPhone, ran it through a few filters and this is the result.

I love it.


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Rocket Launching

Built this rocket launcher for the scouts a few weeks ago. Decided that we should bring it down to AZ because Parker and Caleb would have fun with it…

Really, it was for the big boys. Eric, Scott, Bill and I had a lot of fun with it…


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Posted by Jake Spurlock November 27th, 2010 — No Comments


What if The Social Network was made by…

All of my favorites here.



Eugene Ong

Interesting story about opening a blade shop in Toronto for high end knives. Maybe for Christmas?

Master Blades

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Posted by Jake Spurlock November 16th, 2010 — No Comments


The First Day…

Thoroughly enjoyed skiing with Josh yesterday to get some skiing in. The few clips of skiing aren’t that epic, I know; but there were some good turns that we got in.

Really, a bad day on the hill is always better then good day at work. 😉

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Posted by Jake Spurlock November 11th, 2010 — No Comments


Web Designers vs. Web Developers

Let’s be honest. Being a web developer or a web designer doesn’t exactly give you an edge with the pretty girls (or guys) at your local pickup bar. If you were a part-time firefighter or investment banker, maybe. Nevertheless, the feud continues between web designers and web developers over which profession is the true calling. Like the yin and yang, these two are in constant battle to prove their dominance over the other, even when they work closely together.

Here is an infographic of the differences between web designers and web developers.

Web Designers vs. Web Developers

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Nordstrom’s Employee Handbook — short and sweet

Welcome to Nordstrom

We’re glad to have you with our Company. Our number one goal is to provide outstanding customer service. Set both your personal and professional goals high. We have great confidence in your ability to achieve them.

Nordstrom Rules: Rule #1: Use best judgment in all situations. There will be no additional rules.

Please feel free to ask your department manager, store manager, or division general manager any question at any time.

via Nordstrom’s Employee Handbook — short and sweet – (37signals).


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Posted by Jake Spurlock November 9th, 2010 — No Comments