That Was the Week that Was: 2013 Week 07

That was the week that was TW3We feel good to be on a steady TW3 schedule. Here’s hoping we can continue to stick to it as work, etc. ramps up next week. Life is still a little constrained by the orders of doctors (no sense of adventure, that lot) and weather.

As often happens, this may initially be posted without the links to the stories being live, and they’ll be retrofitted.

The Boring Statistics

This week’s output was a bit unusual. There were plenty of posts — 24, half again last week’s 16 — and received 23 comments, far more than last week, by press time for this post. In addition, we had a number of posts we worked on or even finished but didn’t squeeze in, for whatever reason. Our word count, though, was only slightly higher at about 12,500 words, up from 11,500 last week. That means our average was down to about 460 words from 718 last week.

Comment of the Week

Pending

The Week in Posts

Here’s the recap of our posts for this week:

How we did on last week’s promises (hint: not good)

We promised (and we’ll line out the promises kept)

  • a revisit to printable hardware. (this one’s now two week’s overdue)
  • a really old book on explosives and incendiaries to turn you on to. (ditto)
  • We also have a pile of guns to clean and are trying to figure out how to make that into a blog post. (We didn’t do it, and now there are even more dingy guns! Oh noes!)
  • A good Wednesday Weapons Website of the Week

Going Forward

  • We’re really going to clean up the backlog of promises from last week.
  • We’ll check up on some stories from last year we haven’t followed up in ’13 yet.
  • We’ve got a story on the last battle of King Richard III (we’ve been trying to pin down the U of Leicester experts on his fatal wounds).
  • We’ve got a follow-up on the earliest standard-issue American military rifle scopes. You may remember we had  story on the Small Arms Firing Manual’s single paragraph about telescopic sight, and the Warner & Swasey “Telescopic Musket Sight M1913″ for the 1903 Springfield. Turns out, a book crossed our transom that deals with this scope and its forebears and successors in some depth.