Friday, February 18, 2011

Endcap of awesome

Endcap of awesome
Originally uploaded by thewbert.
So I was walking through Barnes and Noble the other day and stumbled on this endcap. Now, I was a bit surprised. I know that both "Calvin and Hobbes" and "The Far Side" are the best comics ever, but they've both been done with their runs for, what, more than a decade? According to wikipedia they both ended their runs in 1995, though at opposite ends of the year. So I was wondering if these titles were featured on an endcap because they're still selling really well, despite ending their runs 15 years ago, or if someone who works there is simply a fan of the good stuff? Either way, it was nice to see them displayed so prominently.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Why Surveying is Important


Surveying mistakes are rare, and rarely so visible.  Here a mistake of inches caused a ramp-in-progress to be torn down and the contractors to have to start over.