Tuesday, 31 January 2012

January 31 2012 Evening Stuff

Clean Stove Burners and Grates Effortlessly with Ammonia 
http://lifehac.kr/A07OWy LifeHacker
Will give this a try this weekend

De-Mystifying the Dark Corners of Windows: The Registry, DLLs, and More Explained http://lifehac.kr/An1lNz LifeHacker
Very good to know

Your Résumé vs. Oblivion
Inundated Companies Resort to Software to Sift Job Applications for Right Skills http://on.wsj.com/xT0mvO WJS

How to Maintain and Use Collaborative Grocery Lists 
http://lifehac.kr/xAcDTI LifeHacker

Build Your Own Stovetop Smoker with Kitchen Gear You Already Have http://lifehac.kr/AbBhQI LifeHacker
Who wants to try it?

Five ways to stop being afraid for your career 
http://bit.ly/yKW2J6 Globe and Mail

10 Totally Psychotic Fairy Tales that Hollywood Should Film Next 
http://on.io9.com/x75VNR IO9
OMG Who would read these to a child

The Eccentric Crank Who Tried To Legislate The Value Of Pi 
http://on.io9.com/wrbGY1 IO9
Thank you Rantz for finding this one. This is why I have problems when they say "Trust Us We Know What We Are Doing" ya sure they do 

Behringer unveils 8-foot iNuke Boom iPod dock, goes consumer with Eurosound brand http://engt.co/yHhOaG Engadfget
What the hell? 

January 31 2012 Morning Stuff

It's not too late to rescue your retirement 
http://bit.ly/xd4n5Y Globe and Mail 

How to beat the three villains that can steal your retirement
http://bit.ly/y5n30V Globe and Mail

 ONroute in Ontario 
http://bit.ly/yYbU2Z Toronto Sun
A Good Idea and free WiFi  

Cobook Powers Up Your Mac’s Address Book with Social Networks, Mouseless Navigation http://lifehac.kr/xJpVxp LifeHacker
Have downloaded it and trying it out

Treat "What If" Clutter Like a Lost Sock to Determine Its Worth 
http://lifehac.kr/yzCc9C LifeHacker 

Great Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Who Never Wrote Sequels or Trilogies http://on.io9.com/yDyGik IO9
How many do you know?

Steam’s Mobile App Is a Great Game Assistant 
http://lifehac.kr/wRYf1E LifeHacker

January 30 2012 Evening Stuff

How to Write a Cover Letter That Employers Will Actually Read 
http://lifehac.kr/zx901c LifeHacker
Hope this helps you 

The Best Screen Capture Tool for Mac OS X 
http://lifehac.kr/wxx3fu LifeHacker
I use Skitch 

How Do I Build Credit Without a Credit Card? 
http://lifehac.kr/yd8ByJ LifeHacker 

The Stupid Things You Do Online (and How to Fix Them) 
http://lifehac.kr/wlTn9A LifeHacker

Working Long Hours Can Be Depressing, Truly 
http://n.pr/wGXP09 NPR
Who knew? I guessed that it did but now there is proof 

Season Cast Iron Cookware with Flax Seed Oil for a Long-Lasting, Gorgeous Coat http://lifehac.kr/AtXZJh LifeHacker
Willing to give it a try?

10 Frightening Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Ants 
http://on.io9.com/y8Qkjj IO9
Wow learned something new today 

Longevity scientist Aubrey de Grey sets the record straight about immortality http://on.io9.com/xU6FFb IO9
Cool Quote

Monday, 30 January 2012

January 30 2012 Morning Stuff

Make a Jello Fish Bowl Dessert/Shot 
http://lifehac.kr/z60fEY LifeHacker
yum yum

Regrow Scallions in a Cup of Water 
http://lifehac.kr/xZPkxM LifeHacker
If you have a warm sunny window go for it

The North Star might be shrinking before our eyes 
http://on.io9.com/xOmpEm IO9

Levy: Sheppard subway extension in play 
http://bit.ly/ApI2sD Toronto Sun
The line needs an eastern extension, but it also needs to start going west too.

Lessons learned from Kodak’s collapse 
http://bit.ly/xOnR5A Globe and Mail
I hope they can survive in some form

Canadians' hotel likes and dislikes 
http://bit.ly/xJFGvb Toronto Sun 

About 1,600 take advantage of free ride on the GO train 
http://bit.ly/wxdCSf Barrie Examiner
A better commute from Barrie

Sunday, 29 January 2012

January 29 2012 Evening Stuff

How to Be Your Own Professional Organizer: 10 Top Tips from the Pros 
http://bit.ly/wCUpPm Apartment Therapy 

Replace a Broken Zipper Slide with a Telephone Wire Connector 
http://lifehac.kr/w94Nqr LifeHacker

Hey, who ripped open a hole in the universe? 
http://on.io9.com/ADQz3T IO9

The electric car was invented in 1932 and looked like a giant hamster wheel http://on.io9.com/yv75U0 IO9
Does not look like a car for winter

The world’s oldest "Yo mama" joke is 3,500 years old 
http://on.io9.com/xMqw6F IO9

To deal with stress, yeast cells ditch whole chromosomes 
http://on.io9.com/yoMw2I IO9

January 29 2012 Day Stuff

Hugelkultur Can Create Irrigation-Free Garden Beds 
http://lifehac.kr/wSLErd LifeHacker
Very cool and neat 

Sexist sixties ads claim women will clean everything, even on the moon 
http://on.io9.com/wjL3LL IO9

Turn Your E-Waste Into Furniture and Hide It In Plain Sight 
http://gizmo.do/wbGhtw Gizmodo

I Did These Things as a Kid, But My Kids Won't 
http://huff.to/x4gC0d HufPo
I think mr yuck came out after I was a kid

Jury deciding fate of Shafia family reaches its verdict
http://bit.ly/zpsWmJ  CTV

LandingZone to ease docking for MacBook Air 
http://bit.ly/A9Rjjr Ars Technica
Very Cool

Shafias guilty on all charges 
http://bit.ly/wvRvTN Globe and Mail

January 29 2012 Morning Stuff

Long-running subway car takes final journey 
http://bit.ly/yOftis Toronto Star
They were ugly and hot but comfy in the winter. I will miss them

So what does a food inspector do, anyway? 
http://bit.ly/y4UWKU Toronto Star
Good to know and glad it happens

Solargraph tracks the sun’s six-month path across the sky 
http://on.io9.com/wUIZEE IO9
Very Cool Photo 

Bacteria colors your poop to diagnose what ails you 
http://on.io9.com/zzVUTi IO9
EWWWW but cool idea

Take a look at some gorgeous snowflakes, and find out the reason they’re six-sided http://on.io9.com/xA2oOd IO9
Snowflakes Awesome, Snow not so much

The Mega-Databases that Track Your Life 
http://on.io9.com/zjVdEo IO9
Thinking 1984 Big Brother

Why are women more likely to use public transportation than men? 
http://on.io9.com/ysUg2b IO9
Never thought about it that way...

You’re Probably Not Going To Sleep Through a Megaphone Alarm Clock http://gizmo.do/AeuNfh Gizmodo
For those who have problems getting up

The Supreme Court Pulled a Miracle for Your Privacy 
http://gizmo.do/AfDzys Gizmodo 

Saturday, 28 January 2012

January 28 2012 Late Evening Stuff

Manage Roommate Logistics with Shared Google Documents and Calendars 
http://lifehac.kr/zFg35b LifeHacker
Should work if roommates are computer literate

Repurpose an Old Ladder Into a Pot Rack 
http://lifehac.kr/xDKVHQ LifeHacker
Love the look 

CBC taking bite out of ... Apple?! 
http://bit.ly/AbFwju Toronto Sun
What the heck? Have they lost their minds?

January 28 2012 Evening Stuff

Get Your Ideas Out of Your Head and On Paper to Actually Make Progress Towards Your Goals 
http://lifehac.kr/zlhIVo LifeHacker
GTD in action

CFIA recalls jellybeans, pancakes 
http://bit.ly/w7cK6v Toronto Sun
Double check you stuff

11 wines that score 90 points or better 
http://bit.ly/AjsTvo Globe and Mail

The best way for cycling oenophiles to carry wine 
http://bit.ly/xp2KuF Globe and Mail
Very Cool I want 

Is it time to proclaim the death of the desktop computer? 
http://bit.ly/zXOE2c Globe and Mail
Not yet 

To outsource your IT, or not? It comes down to value 
http://bit.ly/wO6Vs0 Globe and Mail

Ten must-have technology tools for small business owners 
http://bit.ly/wK0lXo Globe and Mail
You should consider most of these

January 28 2012 Day Stuff

Top 10 Ways to Avoid Fees and Get Free Money 
http://lifehac.kr/wFdJgO LifeHacker
Saving money is good 

Restore a Discarded Bicycle 
http://lifehac.kr/zC7Qv8 LifeHacker
Recycling a bike is a good thing

10 Real-Life Lost Voyages That Would Make Amazing Science Fiction Novels http://on.io9.com/yNxaMH IO9
Very Cool stories

Why Apple’s success is out of this world 
http://bit.ly/zEkBcB Globe and Mail

Apple means business as Android lags among enterprise users 
http://bit.ly/zke7jS Globe and Mail 

Tales of Password-Hacking Woe 
http://gizmo.do/AkCEsb Gizmodo
Be careful with you logon's

The Best Time to Change All Your Passwords 
http://gizmo.do/wQ5Q2v Gizmodo
Good Advice 

Use Colorblind Assistant to Identify Whatever Color Your Cursor is Pointing At http://lifehac.kr/xgAPhz  LifeHacker

January 28 2012 Morning Stuff

Top 10 rooftop pools
http://bit.ly/wgtfH5 Toronto Sun
You have to love a pool with a view...

Study: Sugar & HFCS Not As Identical As Some Would Have You Believe
http://bit.ly/zWmjpH The Consumerist
The cheap way is not usually the best way

Twitter uncloaks a year's worth of DMCA takedown notices, 4,410 in all
http://bit.ly/xsZnVx ars Technica
It sounds like a lot but given the number to tweets, it not that many

RIM’s Thorsten Heins: ‘We are going to do this ourselves’
http://bit.ly/yG4RJv Globe and Mail
I hope they can

How Return of the Jedi Should Have Ended reminds us that Anakin is still a piece of crap http://on.io9.com/y88Z6T IO9
Too Funny

How To Raise Your Rates Without Losing Clients
http://bit.ly/wyDMcI Freelance Switch

Belvedere Updates, Can Now Automate Your Folders and Automatically Send Files to iTunes http://lifehac.kr/w4dKjT LifeHacker
Going to try this on my PC

Write This Down: Note-Taking Strategies for Academic Success
http://bit.ly/ydIpqY Art of Manliness

Friday, 27 January 2012

January 27 2012 Evening Stuff

SOPA and PIPA Technical Issues Explained Simply in Infographic Form 
http://lifehac.kr/wLvGo7 LifeHacker
Great overview

What to Write Down During a Class Lecture 
http://lifehac.kr/yOXfQN LifeHacker 

How to Stay Motivated and Avoid Slacking Off While Working From Home 
http://lifehac.kr/A6ghIS LifeHacker
Some good tips

Dwarf-tossing contest at strip club not illegal 
http://bit.ly/zJv78y Toronto Sun
What the hell??

Google on EU privacy plan: Don’t ‘break the Internet’ 
http://bit.ly/AbkENT Globe and Mail

Switch off the lights, here comes the sun 
http://bit.ly/wCsd9a Globe and Mail
Very cool I hope they can get this to market 

How the puffer fish gets you high, zombifies you, and kills you 
http://on.io9.com/wOzUkP  IO9
Who wants puffer fish for dinner? 

Was Robert Hooke really the greatest asshole in the history of science? http://on.io9.com/xpekwd IO9
Very Interesting, did not know that much about him

Meet the galaxy’s 26 newest planets 
http://on.io9.com/wBPgN4 IO9
Very Cool

Update Your Resume and Get a (Better) Job This Weekend 
http://lifehac.kr/AqdqlK LifeHacker
Hope this help my friends looking for work 

January 27 2012 Morning Stuff

Hydro scare tactics shocking
http://bit.ly/wFOe9W Toronto Sun
Not sure who is correct on the state of the system, but it sounds like some trimming should be done a the top

Feeling depressed? Maybe you’re working too much
http://bit.ly/zfnUfP Globe and Mail

Twitter to censor tweets in individual countries
http://bit.ly/zEw3Bo Globe and Mail
Not good

Tiles Keeps Your Open Windows and Shortcuts Organized to Reduce Screen Clutter http://lifehac.kr/xHXXAK LifeHacker
This may work for you depending on your working style

Fix a Worn Out Video Game Controller with Aluminum Foil
http://lifehac.kr/wcH3R1 LifeHacker
Cool fix that could save you some $

Eat Your World spotlights regional foods and drinks around the world. Local grub, typical fare, indigenous eats
http://bit.ly/ybk7Zs Eat Your World
Cool Idea, going to play with the site

Prevent Car Doors From Freezing Shut with Cooking Spray
http://lifehac.kr/zuUy0q LifeHacker
Humm If it really work cool

Thursday, 26 January 2012

January 26 2012 Evening Stuff

Abusive working conditions at Apple exposed 
http://bit.ly/A2DpIC Toronto Sun

How Sitting All Day Is Damaging Your Body and How You Can Counteract It 
http://lifehac.kr/yTrIB0 LifeHacker

How Long You Should Wait to Hear Back About a Job Application
http://lifehac.kr/xhbv0m LifeHacker

How To Make Them Respond When You Apply For A Job Online 
http://onforb.es/ywl0vr LifeHacker

What’s In Your DIY Toolkit? 
http://lifehac.kr/yxknpq LifeHacker
Read to comments too 

10 Writing "Rules" We Wish More Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors Would Break http://on.io9.com/yKxgXL IO9 

February 1 Is Change Your Password Day 
http://gizmo.do/yzlbFN Gizmodo
Good Idea  When was the last time you changed your passwords? 

Using a Cell Phone in North Korea Is Now a War Crime 
http://gizmo.do/zyyjcR Gizmodo
What the Hell? Wack Job running the country 

How To Charge All 16 of Your USB Devices Simultaneously 
http://gizmo.do/ABwqOp Gizmodo
Sweet, I want one right now.... 

The Ten Most Quintessentially British Cars 
http://jalo.ps/Ane2mo Jalopnik

January 26 2012 Morning Stuff

You’re not as anonymous online as you think, privacy czar warns
http://bit.ly/Alc0Zt  Globe and Mail
Good to know

Sixteen reasons why people fail in their careers
http://bit.ly/yVcStm Globe and Mail

Hide a Wi-Fi Repeater in an Old Radio
http://lifehac.kr/yZ5d6F LifeHacker
I like the idea

Proposed EU data protection rules include right to be forgotten
http://bit.ly/wqAByw Computer World

EMI Boss Opposes SOPA, Says Piracy is a Service Issue
http://bit.ly/Acm2Sn TorentFreek
Someone seems to be getting it

All the Awesome Things You Can Do with a Long Press on Your iPhone, iPad, or iPad touch http://lifehac.kr/zF7djB LifeHacker
Good to Know

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

January 25 2012 Evening Stuff

Ode to a wee dram of Scotch 
http://bit.ly/z3TVla Globe and Mail
Nice list of some things to buy and try

Strip club sells cologne to cover indiscretions 
http://bit.ly/w76bLQ Toronto Sun
How stupid do they think their wife's are?

Scottish dinner delights - with not a haggis in sight 
http://bit.ly/yne36w Globe and Mail
Darn no haggis.... oh well

What Subjects Should You Avoid During a Job Interview? 
http://lifehac.kr/A67cp7 LifeHacker

How to Build a (Nearly) Hack-Proof Password System with LastPass and a Thumb Drive http://lifehac.kr/xNiBwa LifeHacker

How to Look Your Best In Photos 
http://lifehac.kr/yGZMr1 LifeHacker
Hope this helps 

Weird and Wonderful Movies That You’ll Never Get to See 
http://on.io9.com/wApEuf IO9
Some very weird stuff 

Watch 48 years of Doctor Who adventures in less than 10 minutes 
http://on.io9.com/yUOJlw IO9
WOW! WOW! #drwho

10 Most Undignified Deaths in Science Fiction and Fantasy 
http://on.io9.com/yrQysh IO9
I had Kirk dying from a Space STD

January 25 2012 Morning Stuff

Patent bubble finally bursts
http://bit.ly/yXpXzv Globe and Mail

How to Make Skype Play Nicely with Google Voice
http://lifehac.kr/AxgB2g LifeHacker

The BackJoy Adds Proper Back Support to Any Chair
http://lifehac.kr/wMnhfr LifeHacker
This may help your back issues/problems

How to Ask for Help via Email (and Actually Get It)
http://lifehac.kr/xMIkqu LifeHacker
As a support person, there is some gold in this information

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

January 24 2012 Evening Stuff

Which Blogging Platform Should I Use? 
http://lifehac.kr/w6scnp LifeHacker
If you are thinking about a blog, read this for some choices

The Cook’s Thesaurus Is a Handy Kitchen Reference for Food Substitutions and Ingredient Tips
http://lifehac.kr/wFHtH4  LifeHacker
Great tool idea

Google Overhauls Privacy Policies to Unify Services 
http://bit.ly/AmHaxB Google
If you use Google you should read this 

Use a Piggy Bank as a Password Escrow Account for Sharing Your Children’s Passwords http://lifehac.kr/zJ1POO LifeHacker
For my friends with children

Vancouver restaurant selling $100 hot dog 
http://bit.ly/xc5SOx Toronto Sun
???? Earth to planet Vancouver

How the cruise industry sails under the radar 
http://bit.ly/zaEwxD Toronto Sun
This puts cruising in a different light 

App developer cashes in on mobile sector’s explosive growth 
http://bit.ly/xJvLl5 Globe and Mail

DVD Review: Mr. Mojo Risin’: The Story of L.A. Woman 
http://bit.ly/zGqDFA Montreal Gazette
Hummm not sure I am a big enough fan to get this, but if you want to send me a gift...

Ski helmets offer limited protection: study 
http://bit.ly/xvguct Montreal Gazette
Be Safe Out There  

January 24 2012 Morning Stuff

Strongest solar storm since 2005 hitting Earth 
http://bit.ly/zN1dCo Globe and Mail

Costa Concordia compensation: Survivors offered 30% off next cruise
http://bit.ly/yoqZI8 Globe and Mail
words fail me on this..

Web apps: less flash but faster, cheaper, easier and simpler 
http://bit.ly/w9OwsA Globe and Mail

Don’t Panic: Recently Leaked Facebook Credentials Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Facebook Was Hacked 
http://lifehac.kr/whLJw6 LifeHacker

The Best Screencasting App for Mac OS X 
http://lifehac.kr/AiN8te LifeHacker
Useful for training material among other things

iBooks Author Gives You the Power to Design Your Own Book, Here’s What You Should Know http://lifehac.kr/zimSmZ LiveHacker
Good to know

Hydro Quebec begins $1 billion smart meters project amid health concerns
Emissions fraction of microwave oven
http://bit.ly/A49R2C Montreal Gazette

The Waiter’s Friend: The Only Tool You Need To Get Drunk 
http://gizmo.do/wsWzcJ Gizmodo
A great tool for your bar 

Encrypting Your Hard Drive No Longer Works Against Federal Prosecution http://gizmo.do/xbE9Kd Gizmodo
Not a good thing 

How The Biggest Solar Storm Since 2005 Is Going to Affect You 
http://gizmo.do/zgGVpD Gizmodo

Monday, 23 January 2012

January 23 2012 Evening Stuff

How Can I Learn to Take More Pleasure in My Job? 
http://lifehac.kr/y0T1bq LifeHacker

How to De-SPAM Your Life 
http://lifehac.kr/ytNk6i LifeHacker
Some good tips and tricks 

Day One for Mac and iOS Is a Gorgeous Journaling Tool that Encourages Daily Writing http://lifehac.kr/y9GHqD LifeHacker
I am using it for a journal

CBC dismantling LP, CD archives 
http://bit.ly/x60Uaw Globe and Mail
Not a good move, we will lose a lot of rare material 

TTC head favours surface LRT on suburban stretch of Eglinton 
http://bit.ly/x3ioEN Toronto Sun
With our weather underground makes more sense 

Ron Paul: TSA an 'out-of-control' police state 
Son, Rand, refuses airport pat-down 
http://bit.ly/ze0VBf Toronto Sun

Paleontologists have discovered the oldest dinosaur nursery on Earth http://on.io9.com/zXATUB IO9
Very cool discovery 

10 Science Holidays to Get Your Geek On 
http://on.io9.com/AFbqJI IO9
PI Day yum  

The snake whose bite can send you back through puberty 
http://on.io9.com/x2KzJi IO9
That is one scary snake 

New study is very bad news for arsenic-based life 
http://on.io9.com/znbF1P IO9
Not looking good for arsenic based life

Is the Business Card Irrelevant? 
http://lifehac.kr/wpoOpY LifeHacker
I think it depends on the business you are in and who you deal with. 

January 23 2012 Morning Stuff

Toronto Hydro under fire 
http://bit.ly/wHhrzU Toronto Sun

Make Popcorn in Your Wok 
http://lifehac.kr/AsRJlM LifeHacker
Never thought of it 

Nortel execs face the music 
http://bit.ly/z6miag Toronto Sun
Not sure what if any punishment is adequate for what they did

Toronto cops stock up on cruisers 
http://bit.ly/xeRGMS Toronto Sun
That's a lot of cars 

Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis out, Thorsten Heins in as CEO of RIM 
http://bit.ly/wPovX3 Globe and Mail
Hope this is the start of a turn around

Union Station remake aims to be another jewel in Toronto’s crown 
http://bit.ly/xMx7EP Globe and Mail
I hope they do not mess up what is there now

Sick vacationers continue to land from Cuba 
http://bit.ly/y7ZGuT Globe and Mail
This is very strange/weird 

Dozens of Air Transat passengers sick mid-flight 
http://bit.ly/y0VHnX Montreal Gazette
Ok Cuba is off my travel plans for a while

Google Puts the Hammer Down on Three More Services 
http://gizmo.do/Acbily Gizmodo

DOJ Says Apple, Google, Pixar and Intel Conspired to Not Poach Each Other’s Employees http://gizmo.do/wxCvyI  Gizmodo

Google Spoils Its Workers So Much It’s Now the Best Employer in the World http://gizmo.do/yXyKwN Gizmodo

Sunday, 22 January 2012

January 22 2012 Evening Stuff

Make an Impromptu Heat Pad 
http://lifehac.kr/xY4n0e LifeHacker
Cheap and Simple Love It 

How do I see the Northern Lights on a budget? 
http://bit.ly/ybU4GN Globe and Mail
Cool Trip 

15 things to see and do in Canada before you die 
http://bit.ly/yDoiH2 Globe and Mail
My bucket list just keeps getting longer and longer

Mercury-sized exoplanet is being vaporized into a cloud of gas 
http://on.io9.com/xriD2I  IO9
Wow death by Sun

How birds use optical illusion to woo females 
http://on.io9.com/A74IVI IO9
humm interesting 

Montreal's Snow village is a mid-winter night's dream 
http://bit.ly/x2P8vi Montreal Gazette
Going to visit in the next couple of weekends

Add a Weight-Stabilizing Hook to Your Camera Tripod 
http://lifehac.kr/yXZzL3 LifeHacker
Cool Hack

Best evidence showing we need SOPA based on 'govt studies' that never existed http://bit.ly/xNjnAC IT World
No one ever showed the studies, I guess this is why

Grass Flip Flops Make Every Day a Walk In the Park 
http://gizmo.do/AxdmrN Gizmodo
Want a pair of these 

Drinking Doubles Your Lifespan and Makes You Impervious to Stress* http://gizmo.do/xrZDDR Gizmodo
If you are a worm