We 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
The Week in Posts
Here’s the recap of our posts for this week:
- Easy Sunday is our usual Sunday post that says nothing. Expect one just like it tomorrow!
- We round up some of the books piled up here, in New in the UW Reference Library, February 2013.
- Another Budget-cut story — some in Washington consider unilateral disarmament a feature, not a bug.
- IMFDB gets the treatment from LA Times. Actually good treatment from a usually unreliable paper; they were lucky.
- Rare chance: help an SF guy and his family as he recovers from some pretty awful wounds.
- LAPD Gross Negligence Follow Up. They’re shooting a lot more than aiming out there these days.
- We ask about Nork Nukes: how’s that appeasement working? And conclude that it’s working as well as it always has done, which is to say, pretty dreadfully.
- LAPD chases rogue cop, lets other crimes drop. This would be almost OK — they created this monster, after all — if they were actually firing up the rogue cop, and not people that in their confusion they mistook for the rogue.
- AK to shovel… to AK. Beat your sword into a plowshare, chump. You’ll plow for me.
- A radical idea from LaRue Tactical… We’ll make cops follow state and local laws.
- Wednesday Weapons Website of the Week: SADJ (Small Arms Defense Journal).
- We’re of two minds about this. Great to pull the plug on subsidies to a terrorist armory, kind of insane that the subsidies were ever considered in the first place.
- What are you doing for Valentine’s Day? We’re buying guns. Nobody ever said we weren’t romantics around here.
- KIA’s fiancée Climbs for Survivors.
- We go back deep in history to explore The King and the game law violation.
- Some numbers for you Rangerette fans — many, even most, women can’t throw a grenade as far as its bursting radius.
- We have a follow up On the HMS Bounty Sinking
- What gun makers are going to hold the police to their states’ anti-gun laws?Not just LaRue and Olympic Arms.
- Chair-Warmers get new gong that outranks the Bronze Star for Valor.
- Honestly, we’re not the cop-bashing page, but this week it looks that way: Cop negligently shoots partner, other cop panic-fires.
- Follow up — wrist tap for traitor who blew CIA officers to journalists, who in turn blew them to al-Qaeda.
- A mess of accidents, No. 7. Including even more cops screwing up, but plenty of pure-D civilians too.
- Saturday Matinee 2013 07:Berlin Tunnel 21 Capsule review: skip it.
- That Was the Week that Was: 2013 Week 07 — which ought to wrap it up.
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
- 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.