I don't get the write-on-desk-and-wipe-it-off. If you value efficiency, what's wrong with write-on-paper-and-throw-in-recycling? I imagine, unless you really spent a lot of time cleaning, it also means the forearms of any light-colored long sleeved shirts you own are discolored with stray ink. » 1/21/15 7:05am 1/21/15 7:05am

If you are going into business for yourself, you should get some kind enterprise formed—mainly because if you have an LLC or corporation conducting the business it is much, much harder for anyone to sue you (and win) on a personal basis. That typically will limit liability to the business' assets. While you can… » 1/16/15 4:31pm 1/16/15 4:31pm

The idea that copyright infringement isn't theft is another trope that deserves to die. You realize that as a victim, a criminal court judge may require restitution for the victims, but doesn't have to and therefore your recourse in the case of theft may well be a civil suit as well? You realize that it doesn't matter… » 1/12/15 1:31pm 1/12/15 1:31pm

In some circumstances, I think I'd probably start people with a circular saw rather than a jigsaw. While you can—in theory—cut a straight line with a jigsaw, you will get a much cleaner, straighter edge with a circular saw. Besides the cut not being glue-ready (jigsaw blades leave pretty jagged lines), the fact that… » 1/12/15 9:37am 1/12/15 9:37am

Yes, but if this is structured so that you can quickly add a new activity stick when you think of the activity, you might find there are more options than you can come up with when suddenly put on the spot with "I'm bored... what can I do." But, you could always just keep a running list. » 1/12/15 8:05am 1/12/15 8:05am

If I'm understanding this right, the thing that prevents the curtain hooks from just spinning on the rod from the weight of the curtain (and thus having the curtain become vertical with no additional space) is the use of an oval rod. Which seems to imply you have to install a new rod anyway? Plus, if the rod is… » 1/12/15 10:57am 1/12/15 10:57am

I prefer the tactic of managing my money so I don't end up with debt in collection status. I recognize that people can hit set-backs and situations where they end up in that position due to bad luck, but I'd hope, even in that situation, I'd know who I owe and manage the debt appropriately. » 1/06/15 5:25am 1/06/15 5:25am

This is not correct—the FCC's complaint system and the comment system are very different things. If you want to file comments on a rule making proposal, like network neutrality, you STILL have to use ECFS (Electronic Comment Filing System), which is the official record of a proceeding. The FCC's complaint system is… » 1/05/15 2:54pm 1/05/15 2:54pm