Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Totally nerdy

This admission is slightly shameful for me, but I have been wanting this for so long that it seems like it is the appropriate time to shed some light on my dorkiest desire.

I want this book:

In case some of you out there don't know what this is, or the glory that is buried deep inside it's pages, let me educate you.

This book tells you how to make anything.

It is the magic key without which everything in the modern world would just fall apart and be heaps of trash all over.

Want to know how fast to set your endmill to make a nice, clean cut on a chunk of Titanium? look it up!

Want to know what the pitch diameter is on a 1/2-20 UNC bolt? Look it up.

You never have to be dumb or uninformed when you go to talk to someone with world's more experience than you because you can just look it up.

It is a glorious little gem that has saved my butt on multiple occasions.

So, this is why I want this book. It would be worth more to me than any book I purchased during any phase of my education.

8 comments:

brittany said...

whoa. that's awesome.

katezmom said...

Are you hinting for Christmas?

Maggie said...

That book sounds like pure gold!

Courtney said...

It's mostly the greatest book on the planet - I keep wanting to buy one but everyone who sits near me at work already HAS one, so to purchase my own seems a bit silly.

But it WOULD be nice and would make me feel like a REAL engineer.

Edge said...
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Edge said...

Really? I thought this was the greteast book ever.

So what are you going to make with your new book?

~Jef

Dan's Mom said...

Does Dan need this book?

Katie said...

Not unless he gets some serious machinary and starts building satellites.