Skepticism is healthy.
Get into it.

burningman : like the infield at a nascar race (look it up), but with more drugs and less rednecks.

absolutely not.

Flowchart: Should You Catcall Her? | Playboy

a tip of the hat to playboy.

drinkdistiller:

The Long Haul // Cardinal’s Building
It’s been a little while since we’ve had the chance to catch up with the folks at Cardinal Spirits as they continue their work towards completing their brand new distillery. In part 3 of ‘The Long Haul’, the construction is coming along nicely, ever-nearing completion, with a video tour of the new facility.
"We had delays, and we’re over budget." said every building owner, ever. I’ve learned that delays and budget overruns are pretty much the rule rather than the exception for construction projects. Luckily, we planned for them, and are still pretty much on schedule for starting initial production in October.
We’ve learned a lot during the process of designing and building our distillery - it seems like we learn about a new concept every day, only to quickly move on to the next. It reminds me a little of the Matrix, where they can just learn to fly a helicopter by downloading the knowledge, and can fly away in a matter of seconds. 
Going into this thing, we didn’t know anything about the glamorous and sensual world of municipal waste water treatment. So we read books, worked with environmental engineers, hired water analysis firms, and met with lots of city officials. Eventually we came up with a good strategy for treating our stillage. So, now we know how to do that. Will we ever use that knowledge again? Maybe, if we build another production facility someday. But as soon as that hurdle was crossed, we had to learn about HVAC system design, then we had to learn about state and municipal health codes for beverage service… it’s never-ending. And it’s a hell of a lot of fun if you love solving problems.
Everyday we are making steady progress on the building. It’s exciting to see our new home coming together. There are a lot of pieces in motion and it’s a slow process, but we are at the stage where you can start to see how everything will look when it comes together. Soon we’ll have doors and windows instead of holes in our walls, and soon after we’ll have a working distillery that we can be proud of.

drinkdistiller:

The Long Haul // Cardinal’s Building

It’s been a little while since we’ve had the chance to catch up with the folks at Cardinal Spirits as they continue their work towards completing their brand new distillery. In part 3 of ‘The Long Haul’, the construction is coming along nicely, ever-nearing completion, with a video tour of the new facility.

"We had delays, and we’re over budget." said every building owner, ever. I’ve learned that delays and budget overruns are pretty much the rule rather than the exception for construction projects. Luckily, we planned for them, and are still pretty much on schedule for starting initial production in October.

We’ve learned a lot during the process of designing and building our distillery - it seems like we learn about a new concept every day, only to quickly move on to the next. It reminds me a little of the Matrix, where they can just learn to fly a helicopter by downloading the knowledge, and can fly away in a matter of seconds. 

Going into this thing, we didn’t know anything about the glamorous and sensual world of municipal waste water treatment. So we read books, worked with environmental engineers, hired water analysis firms, and met with lots of city officials. Eventually we came up with a good strategy for treating our stillage. So, now we know how to do that. Will we ever use that knowledge again? Maybe, if we build another production facility someday. But as soon as that hurdle was crossed, we had to learn about HVAC system design, then we had to learn about state and municipal health codes for beverage service… it’s never-ending. And it’s a hell of a lot of fun if you love solving problems.

Everyday we are making steady progress on the building. It’s exciting to see our new home coming together. There are a lot of pieces in motion and it’s a slow process, but we are at the stage where you can start to see how everything will look when it comes together. Soon we’ll have doors and windows instead of holes in our walls, and soon after we’ll have a working distillery that we can be proud of.

i wonder if they’re going to post a ‘live, laugh, love’ next
jaymug:

In case of emergency: M&M’s

because broken glass with your candy is good… ?

jaymug:

In case of emergency: M&M’s

because broken glass with your candy is good… ?

(via fastcodesign)

(Source: iaminfiniteus, via jonny)

putthison:

The Beginning of the End of Government Suits?

Despite my advice in yesterday’s post, sometimes you can wear whatever the hell you want to a job interview. Wired calls attention to a the White House’s attempt to recruit IT talent to its new U.S. Digital Service—a project led by ex-Google engineer Mikey Dickerson. A point this video returns to over and over is the government’s accommodation of coders’ traditionally lax dress code: Dickerson seems to favor nondescript, untucked cotton button downs and khakis, while most of the President’s men are all suit all the time. In one segment Dickerson is wearing a jacket and tie—he jokes that it’s only because the President is in the room; Dickerson’s dress shirt appears to be made of denim.

The often-stereotyped uniform of the computer programmer/IT guy/coder is really the politician’s “can’t look like I care too much” uniform taken a step further: politicians won’t wear clothes that might be perceived as flashy because they could signify vanity, conspicuous wealth, or a lack of seriousness. They want you to know they have more important things to worry about. The Silicon Valley aesthetic’s rejection of, uh, aesthetics is more about, as Jesse put it, creating the facade of meritocracy: “Whoever hacks best wins.” Politicians want the approval of everyone, or at least 51% of everyone, and enough people still believe that SERIOUS BUSINESS requires a suit and tie to justify them. Tech guys’ attitude is a rejection of needing any approval at all. “This is what I feel like wearing. You need me. Take it or leave it.”

The implication of the video is great: that the government is worried its missing the opportunity to hire the best people for the job because those people wouldn’t even consider taking a job where they’d have to wear a suit.

-Pete

(via buzz)

roserunswild:

Came downstairs to find our little T-rex asleep on the forbidden couch! But dammit, she’s so cute!

roserunswild:

Came downstairs to find our little T-rex asleep on the forbidden couch! But dammit, she’s so cute!

if you’re going to be anywhere near the interwebz, develop your goddamn internal bullshit filter. 

(Source: 0ci0, via gnumblr)

likeapairofbottlerockets:

Killer Mike is fucking awesome.

(via pitchfork)

coslive:

Run the Jewels have announced a released date, October 28, for their new record RTJ2. You can also hear a new single, “Blockbuster Night Part 1”.

coslive:

Run the Jewels have announced a released date, October 28, for their new record RTJ2. You can also hear a new single, “Blockbuster Night Part 1”.