Sunday, October 23, 2011

Day 93: Of slackers, noggings, valleys and jack studs

Sorry, I wasn't referring to the subbies working on our build project.  In fact, they are really quite good.  Can't complain.  I was actually referring to myself, moi, estoy, for being such a slacker.  Can't imagine that it's been almost a month since I posted anything significant about the house we're building.

We've had our report back from our first independent building inspection.  There were no surprises there.  Just a few bits and pieces that were missing here and there.  Nothing major.  Reading the report, I kinda have to understand the stuff they were talking about.  Mind you, though, ever since we started building, I got to learn and understand most of the terms that I read and hear like studs, noggings, girders, trusses, etc.  And who do I turn to if I'm in a quandary like this ... who else but my friend G. O'gle.  Man, the stuff G knows, epic ...

Sorry I digressed, so back to our independent inspector's report ... I was given a "Schedule of Building Defects" and here's a few of these defects (Metricon's fixing them all, just making it clear) ...

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Vale Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011), RIP

Just pausing for a moment from our home building blog and share something from someone who just recently passed away.  Everyone would probably remember him as the "face" of Apple, but I just read something today that I probably would remember Steve Jobs with for quite a while.  It's a transcript of a speech he made in front of Stanford University graduating students on June 12, 2005.  It's kinda like his life story, and I quote a paragraph which sums up what he did, of which he gave as an advice to those who cared to listen ...

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."

I'm posting the whole transcript here, just in case the original link is taken down, for some reason.