Archive for February, 2015

And say I agree wholeheartedly. Caleb does a good job of describing the problem with the term ‘sheepdog’ well, and even I admit that I had been swayed by Grossman’s writing on that subject. But a good look at the concept should disabuse you of the notion that you’re some sort of local hero in waiting. Go read his post & just basically copy & paste it here and that’s pretty much how I feel. There is one further point I want to elaborate on though about this – my gut instinct is that many...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/25/2015 10:31:05 AM | Feedback (23)
I don’t have a 1911 IWB holster. Not that I’d tote the Delta Elite or the Para around a lot as the M&P40 has more capacity, but it’d be nice to have something a bit slimmer from time to time without having to go for the P3AT. Even better would be openly carrying so I didn’t have to worry about it, but that’s not in the cards right now.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/22/2015 1:04:02 PM | Feedback (11)
Not in Florida. It is a crime to carry a gun. You must provide an affirmative defense to the court to prove you’re innocent via a permission slip granted to you by the very state that is charging you with a crime. Norman v. State, 2015 Fla. App. LEXIS 2178 was decided against Norman. The court twisted logic in ways that would make a pretzel look perfectly straight to say that requiring fingerprinting, background checks, fees, & classes (which also cost money) to get a permit that the state...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/20/2015 8:53:44 AM | Feedback (4)
This happened on Twitter To which Tam replied You can't be afraid to dream a little bigger, @ItsRobbAllen, darling...— Tamara K. (@TamSlick) February 19, 2015People who think banning guns will actually stop guns from existing are delusional.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/19/2015 9:54:56 AM | Feedback (3)
Now that coding opportunities are lower at work, I should rewrite my blog to use AngularJS & RavenDb as the backend. It’s a thought.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/17/2015 1:31:16 PM | Feedback (2)
I used to be a prolific blogger. I’d put up 2 or 3 things a day and I enjoyed it immensely. However, after my last job change, I found myself having less & less time to be able to thoroughly read up on what I was talking about. Ill-informed posts bother me to no end. I’ve been doing development for 20 years now. I’ve been in almost every aspect  - web, front ends, back end, long running server processes, portals, packaged software, client-server, thick client, thin client, remote only...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/17/2015 11:11:30 AM | Feedback (8)
Don’t say you weren’t warned
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/13/2015 7:43:56 AM | Feedback (3)
Civil Rights Victory in Federal Court
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/11/2015 2:07:09 PM | Feedback (7)
One thing that Virgil has commented on to me is that sometimes it is frustrating that people only see pictures online that freeze hours & hours of effort into 1/30th of a second. You see a blank piece of wood, then some shell, then pieces, then the inlay put together and finally inlaid as a final product. What isn't shown are the intense amounts of work to get all that to work and even the problems that happen from time to time that require considerable effort to correct. This is one of...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/10/2015 6:17:08 PM | Feedback (0)
Crimson Trace, maker of visible awesome, is having an image contest. I entered & could use your votes! Or feel free to enter yourself, I’m a fan of competition.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/10/2015 11:32:11 AM | Feedback (15)
Joe had an interesting primer experience. Made me think – do I visually inspect my primers? I want to say I don’t, but I use a primer tube to pick them up, and thus they all have to be oriented anvil side up anyway so I hope I’d see something like what Joe ran into. Like him, I’ve never seen this before, although I’ve nowhere near loaded as much as he has.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/9/2015 8:42:06 PM | Feedback (4)
Managed to get away for lunch yesterday to drop by Virgil’s to look at the progress on my fretboard and daaaaaaamn   Pictures don’t do it justice as the materials change color & sheen based on your head’s position. The cylinder is black mother-of-pearl but often looks silver. The bocote wood is so amazing in its grain pattern even though it’s been somewhat of a headache for Virgil to work with. I’m glad he’s stuck through though. Also, my neck came in. 5 piece, flamed maple like my...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/6/2015 8:24:00 AM | Feedback (0)