I like to keep my pickup's ol' worn out distributor gear on my desk. Mechanically minded folks stick around for the story and a conversation, others quickly check their phones for an excuse to be on their way. It doesn't catch all the gear heads, but it's a good start. » 1/22/13 12:15pm 1/22/13 12:15pm

Get to the gym and lay off the donuts, you are the majority of the weight that 5hp kart is lugging around the track. After 10 years at a desk job the only time I'm going to beat the rail thin 12 y.o. hotshot is if I punt him to the back of the hairpin, which the establishments frown on. » 1/09/13 2:44pm 1/09/13 2:44pm

I made a model of a 14th century castle largely from toilet paper tubes in 6th grade Social Studies. No photos exist, however, some 21 years later. A testament to its quality, I'm sure. » 11/06/12 1:20pm 11/06/12 1:20pm

If your friend always sends the forwards to the same group then you can include a couple of those addresses in the "To" box of the filter. Leverage email lists or cc/bcc addressing in a similar manner. These will help reduce the risk of false-positives. » 10/03/12 11:39am 10/03/12 11:39am

That's like asking who left the lights on. The lights aren't off so WE ALL left the lights on. Who ghost rode the truck? Everyone who wasn't driving it at the time… now I feel sorta guilty about it. » 9/19/12 10:57am 9/19/12 10:57am

All this without duct tape? That's like swimming with your hands tied behind your back, a heroic effort. I'm sure VW technical publications department is furiously updating their procedures at this time. » 8/23/12 4:59pm 8/23/12 4:59pm

Use program specific settings in Logitech Setpoint to assign a different button to middle click in Chrome/FF/browser-of-choice, then you too can open all your links in a new tab. I loathe the middle click on my MX too, but so many CAD programs require its use that I just had to build the muscle memory… sometimes it… » 8/07/12 4:05pm 8/07/12 4:05pm

I love a mouse with configurable buttons. For macro and hotkey heavy solid modeling there's just no substitute. My employer offered me an "upgrade" from the MX 1100 to the current Performance Mouse MX but I declined because it has fewer configurable buttons. » 8/07/12 3:22pm 8/07/12 3:22pm

Unfortunately this isn't a new concept for Craigslist. They've always had a focus on local communities at the expense of convenience, extensibility, and innovation. They've been attempting to shut down and block 3rd party applications since day one. It's too bad they're taking legal action, I'd much rather see them… » 8/07/12 12:39pm 8/07/12 12:39pm