My favorite grep shortcut

Usage: asd $FOO

function asd {
# Simple log searching function
if [ "$1" !=  "" ]; then
    egrep -iInrs"$2" "$1" * | grep -v \.svn | grep -v signed | column -t -s: -c3
else
    echo "search <term> [grep_opts]"
fi
}

The Riddle of the Gun

“Of course, owning a gun is not a responsibility that everyone should assume. Most guns kept in the home will never be used for self-defense. They are, in fact, more likely to be used by an unstable person to threaten family members or to commit suicide. However, it seems to me that there is nothing irrational about judging oneself to be psychologically stable and fully committed to the safe handling and ethical use of firearms—if, indeed, one is. [1]

Investing as a 20-something

Initial amount you to be responsible with | Monthly contribution | Where to spend it, top to bottom

$0 Pay off your debt, if any Pay off your credit card (each month) before they charge you interest for (essentially) being lazy. Student Loans - if any, consolidate where possible, setup a payment plan as early as possible. It is generally smarter to pay student loans off slowly and steadily than to dump all your funds into paying them off.

$0 - $5,000 Mango Bank - Savings account / Emergency Fund Standard savings account, but at 6% APY - most savings account are %0.01, even from credit unions This keeps your money readily accessible (ie. during an emergency, you can get money from an ATM) but still earning up to $300/year. https://www.mangomoney.com/what-is-mango#savings

$50 - 1,000 ...

Lending Club

In fact, if you put in the full $5,000 to the Mango Savings, you will earn $25/month in interest ($300/year). That’s money your investments are making for you, even while you sleep. Because Mango drops the interest rate to standard (very low) rate any amounts above $5,000, it is reasonable to transfer the extra funds to your regularly used checking account regularly. Conveniently $25 just so happens to match the cost of 1 share of a loan from the LendingClub! You can setup an auto-transfer each month, and grow out your p2p lending with interest from your rainy day fund, with no more out of pocket expense!

EXAMPLE: Ok, let’s pretend you have ~$5,575.00 that you want to ‘be responsible’ with. Put your first $5000 into Mango ...

Public trust in banks is as low as ever

“Some four years after the 2008 financial crisis, public trust in banks is as low as ever. Sophisticated investors describe big banks as “black boxes” that may still be concealing enormous risks—the sort that could again take down the economy. A close investigation of a supposedly conservative bank’s financial records uncovers the reason for these fears—and points the way toward urgent reforms.”

  • [What’s Inside America’s Banks? - Frank Partnoy and Jesse Eisinger - The Atlantic][]

[What’s Inside America’s Banks? - Frank Partnoy and Jesse Eisinger - The Atlantic]: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/01/whats-inside-americas-banks/309196/

Fresh coat of paint

Hello, world.

You may have read about my concept of “core gifts”

“You may have read about my concept of “core gifts”; the places of deepest sensitivity, tenderness and passion within us. These are the places of our greatest capacity to love and create—and they are also the places where most of us have been profoundly hurt. These gifts are strands of potential greatness within us, and when we express them we feel most alive and empowered—or most frighteningly vulnerable. Core gifts are not the same as strengths and talents. In fact, sometimes they feel like our greatest weaknesses.”

  • [How To Find Your Core Gifts In Your Greatest Challenges | Psychology Today][]

[How To Find Your Core Gifts In Your Greatest Challenges | Psychology Today]: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/finding-love/201301/how-find-your-core-gifts-in-your-greatest-challenges

How We Nearly Lost Discovery

“Now that Discovery is safely delivered to the Smithsonian, I think I can tell the story of how we nearly lost her in July of 2005, and how well-intentioned, highly motivated, hard-working, smart people can miss the most obvious.”

Recognizable by her signature vivid-pink locks, Fried (or Ladyada, as she is known on the internet)…”

“Recognizable by her signature vivid-pink locks, Fried (or Ladyada, as she is known on the internet) is one of the dominant forces behind the maker movement—a legion of do-it-yourself-minded folks who create cool things by tweaking everyday technology. Last year New York City-based Adafruit did a booming $10 million trade in sales of DIY open-source electronic hardware kits, so-called because project designs are free and publicly accessible, and customers are encouraged to modify or “hack” the final product. In addition to MintyBoost ($19.50), the online catalog includes in-house designs like the iNecklace ($75), a pendant shaped like an Apple gadget’s “on” button, complete with a pulsing LED light; and third-party products that have earned the “Adafruit seal of approval,” like the MaKey MaKey ($49.95), a device that can turn any object ...

Heck, people still use Tcl as an embedded interpreter, even though Python is far superior to Tcl in…”

“Heck, people still use Tcl as an embedded interpreter, even though Python is far superior to Tcl in every conceivable way — except, that is, for the frost thing.”

NASA’s Rubber Room and Blast Room”

“Ever since learning about the Rubber Room and Blast Room deep below launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center I had been hopeful that I would one day get to photograph this mysterious remnant of the Apollo Program. I had seen very few photos of this room online and by talking to friends at KSC I seemed to have confirmed that access to this underground bunker had been very limited over the years. Following the end of the Shuttle Program and safing of the launch pads, access has become a little bit easier. There are two Rubber and Blast Rooms built to identical blueprints, one under launch pad 39A and another under 39B. Just recently, the rooms under 39B were closed off due to concerns from peeling lead based paints, which were commonly used during ...

Margot’s Cafe

Margot’s Cafe is a 100% gluten-free establishment serving Breakfast and lunch. Bacon, eggs, waffles, hashbrowns, Soup, Salad and Sandwiches. For dessert, we offer home-made ice cream! There are choices for our vegan friends as well.

617 Lancaster Drive N. E., Salem, OR.

Call: (503) 581-3333

Hours of Operation:

  • Mon - Fri: 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Sat: 6:30 am - 2:30 pm

A city in Brazil recruited local farmers to help do something U.S. cities have yet to do: end…”

A city in Brazil recruited local farmers to help do something U.S. cities have yet to do: end hunger.

“In writing Diet for a Small Planet, I learned one simple truth: Hunger is not caused by a scarcity of food but a scarcity of democracy. But that realization was only the beginning, for then I had to ask: What does a democracy look like that enables citizens to have a real voice in securing life’s essentials? Does it exist anywhere? Is it possible or a pipe dream? With hunger on the rise here in the United States-one in 10 of us is now turning to food stamps-these questions take on new urgency.”