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23.Jan.2011 fyi – ab

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21.Jan.2011 Foundations

I think it would be dishonest of us not to acknowledge some of the intellectual forebears of the Handbook project. We are indebted to a number of sources and thinkers — both in ways we can identify and in ways we cannot. As we move ahead in the project, I’ll call them out, in vague […]


As you can probably see, the streetlights module is starting to take shape. DR would like to thank Jim Terry at for his excellent analysis classifying streetlight pole arms and optics. It definitely gets us started on the right foot. In the field, I’ve been having a difficult time distinguishing between the tapered elliptical […]

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15.Jan.2011 We are underway…

Today we cast off the mooring lines and let loose three dozen white doves. Today we line up forty historically-accurate blank-firing cannons and fire them in sequence. Today we conduct twenty-five marching bands decked out in their fanciest finery in a march down Wall Street and then Main Street and then back to Wall Street. […]

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14.Jan.2011 Handbook for New Pioneers: Streetlights

I’ve had a few thoughts about the Handbook over the last few weeks. The first is that it should be a collaborative process. With input from as many people as possible (including but not limited to people who actually know what they are talking about), I hope that the Handbook will take on an organic […]

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01.Jan.2011 Handbook for New Pioneers

I am sure that you already know it, but they lowered Takery in a ball last night outside a PetSmart in Harrisburg. It was a smashing success. So welcome 2011, here’s to hoping you’re a good one. As for New Year’s resolutions, our resolution here at DR is to finally get started on the Handbook […]

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18.Nov.2010 burger as modernism

the humble hamburger is actually the culinary emblem of modernism.  it’s really a mash up of styles: bread, which has been around since the dawn of organized human civilization; processed meat, which is the result of an invention of the 19th century (the meat grinder); fixins, which is read in line with the 18th century […]

04.Sep.2010 ABST0003: Outlet Malls

We’re for real with our new initiative to provide more content.  Takery culled this list of outlet malls in the USA having 100 or more stores. We are opening the floor to our readers in terms of various ways to analyze this data. Tanger Outlets, Foley Alabama Desert Hills Premium Outlets, Cabazon CA Camarillo Premium […]

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28.Aug.2010 Follow Takery on Twitter

Takery (our editor-in-chief) has obtained a Twitter account.  He’ll be uploading/updating his whereabouts at a surprisingly frequent rate.  If you ever want to know what a giant half-rabbit/half-human entrepreneur/baker/banker is doing at any given moment, this is clearly your best option. We’ve been having a problem with fake Twitter accounts.  You know this is […]

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19.Apr.2010 ABST0002: Trends in Street Naming — Suffixes

INTRODUCTION: The United States Postal Service divides addresses into seven possible parts: “primary address number, predirectional, street name, suffix, postdirectional, secondary address indentifier, and secondary address.” The USPS recognizes 206 distinct suffixes, ranging from the traditional “street,” “road” and “way” to the less traditional “loaf” and “shoal” to the compound, “stravenue” (street and avenue). OBJECTIVE: […]

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