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DJ Byrnes

11W Staff

Columbus, Ohio (via Marion, Ohio)

Member since 24 June 2011 | Blog



  • SPORTS MOMENT: The day the Cleveland Browns win the Super Bowl.
  • NFL TEAM: the Almighty Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: no
  • SOCCER TEAM: Aston Villa, Columbus Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 12 hours ago

Yeah, that is a problem. Our daily 4 AM maintenance has been "getting stuck" and not putting the site back up. Jason installed a "custom database backup script" today so we should be good to go for Saturday's tip.

- signed, a guy who is paid to type, not code.

Comment 26 Nov 2014

oh im not offended in the least; trust me. ultimately, you are right. i have an infuriating amount of errors at times. definitely something on my "needs to improve" end-of-the-year report card. in fact, i enjoy the specific oversights because it helps me spot untended blind spots.

despite studying abroad in missoula mt for two and half years, i am not familiar enough to comment on a river runs through it outside of its relevance to missoula.

i dont have too many takes with #writing, but I do enjoy a good mangling of the King's English. outside of that, i figure i am like everybody else: just a bootleg mixtape of my favorite writers to come before me.

Comment 26 Nov 2014

while i appreciate the concern and my poor writing doesnt usually reflect it, i know all about will strunk and the elements of style. ((WHERE DO U THINK I LEARNED THE "WORD" STUDENTRY AND MY HESITATION TO CALL BUILDINGS "COMPLEXES"?!?!))

as for the original sentence, i can see the concern for ambiguity. if i did use a comma after "or," it'd technically be incorrect because "their girlfriend" can't stand on its own. as for the addition of "post pictures of," one of the first lessons in elements of style is eliminating excessive words or redundancy.

such is the perils of the english language i suppose, let alone for someone with only an elementary understanding of it.