Wednesday, 29 February 2012

February 29 2012 Morning Stuff

Chrome Officially Lets You Open All Email Links in Gmail LifeHacker
Good News

Unit Portables Is a Go Bag That Adapts to Your Needs LifeHacker
This might be the bag for you

Fix Your Photo’s Exposure Problems in Seconds With This Simple Trick LifeHacker
Huumm interesting will have to try this

How to Organize the Mess of Technology and Cables in Your Car LifeHacker
Some good tips

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

February 27 2012 Evening Stuff

How to Answer "What Is Your Greatest Weakness?" LifeHacker
Always a hard question for me

HTTPS Everywhere Keeps Your Personal Information Safe on Over 1,400 Sites, Available for Firefox and Chrome LifeHacker

Don’t Lead With Your Need When Professionally Networking LifeHacker
Bank some capital before you need to spend it

The Hidden Meaning Behind Phrases in Job Ads LifeHacker
Good to know

The Health Hazards of Using Mobile Devices (and What You Can Do About It) LifeHacker
Great Infographic

Tim Hortons wins $2-billion donut lawsuit Canada.Com

Kitchener officials sticking to their guns Toronto Sun
Sorry but this needs a full investigation. Way over reaction on this

Playboy’s Vision of a Men’s Club in Space  IO9
Love the retro look

10 Weirdest Science Fiction Novels That You’ve Never Read IO9
Very weird books

Monday, 27 February 2012

February 27 2012 Evening Stuff

How to Use Tech to Plan and Optimize Your Garden LifeHacker
Time to start thinking about your Garden

How Honest Should I Be in My Exit Interview? LifeHacker
For those planing a job change

Rinse Berries in a Vinegar Solution to Keep Them Fresh Longer and Mold-Free LifeHacker
Ok sounds good, will have to try it

How You’re Breaking the Law Every Day (and What You Can Do About It) LifeHacker
Oh Oh.... 

Facebook offers mobile carriers way out of Google-Apple duopoly Globe and Mail
Not sure if it is a good idea or not...

Train was switching tracks when it derailed: VIA Toronto Sun
I hope they can figure out what went wrong quickly 

Municipalities to get more say in wind turbines: McGuinty Toronto Sun
I have mixed feelings on this. The local level of government needs some say but we do need more power.   

Universal vaccine could give us a world without the flu IO9
Interesting idea

Facebook ID cards foresee a future where Zuckerberg is your evil overlord IO9
FB does have some advantages. Only problem is that if you "lose" your account you lose everything.

10 Science Fiction Prequels that Aren’t as Bad as Phantom Menace IO9
Not a bad list

10 Science Policies We Wish the Government Would Enforce IO9
Some very good ideas

February 27 2012 Morning Stuff

VIA Rail crash survivors tell their tales Toronto Sun
It could have been much worse that it was. My condolences to the families of those who died.  Wishing a speedy recovery to all those who were injured in the crash.

Code Orange met with courage: Warmington Toronto Sun
Well Done to all the responders Well Done

Three crew members killed when Via Rail passenger train derails Globe and Mail
My Condolences to the families of the dead. Wishing a speedy recovery to all those who were injured in the crash.

Ten steps to take before hiring a lawyer Globe and Mail
Hope you never need to hire a lawyer but if you do

As iPad fight hits Shanghai, Apple issues stark warning Globe and Mail

Play Old DOS Floppy Disk Games on Your Android Tablet LifeHacker
Very Very Cool

Adobe Photoshop Touch Is Photoshop Cleverly Reimagined for the iPad LifeHacker
Android Too. Will have to get it and try it

Update: VIA Rail Train Accident in Burlington, Ontario VIA Rail
Press release from VIA Rail
My Condolences to the families of the dead. Wishing a speedy recovery to all those who were injured in the crash.

Why do astronauts crave spicy food in space? IO9 

Sunday, 26 February 2012

February 26 2012 Evening Stuff Crazy Idea # 1

Remove Stuck-On Rice From Your Pot with Soap and Vinegar LifeHacker
Worth a try the next time it sticks 

Use a Camera to Check the Accuracy of Your Wristwatch LifeHacker
Why? Seems like a long hard way to check you watch

Use a Turkey Fryer as a High Temperature Wok Cooking Surface LifeHacker
Cool idea but you could end up Woking in the Rain

The extinction of Neanderthals had nothing to do with us LifeHacker

The street drug Love Boat comes in many brain-warping varieties IO9
Never heard of this mix before

VIA train derails in Burlington Toronto Sun
The story is updating all the time. My condolences to the families of the dead.

Happy little mushroom farm takes urban agriculture indoors IO9
Very Very Cool Idea, Want One...

February 26 2012 Afternoon Stuff

Five Best PowerPoint Alternatives LifeHacker
Love Keynote on the Mac and love using it on my iPad

Repurpose a Wooden Wine Crate Into a Planter LifeHacker
Starting to think about planting time again. Love having fresh lettuce for salads

Survival books to keep on your bookshelf in case of the apocalypse IO9
Lots of reading 

This 27-pound lobster could break a person’s arm with its claws IO9
Wow that is a big one

How to change your blood type without even trying IO9
What the heck? Wow learn something new every day

Is the Ark of the Covenant Really Buried on a Small Canadian Island? IO(
Oak Island

February 26 2012 Morning Stuff

Are there any cruises just for singles? Globe and Mail
I would be looking for a cruise where I can just relax

Thieves stealing Roll Up the Rim cups Toronto Sun
Either they really need a coffee or they do not understand the math on big prize

Possession of a dangerous crayon Toronto Sun
I hope the school and the police learn a lesson from this. 

Where’s the outrage? Chief’s message that 80% of his population is hooked on opiates falls on deaf ears Toronto Sun

Repurpose an IKEA Bed Leg Into a Headphone Wall Mount  LifeHacker
I like it as a starting Idea 

Make a DIY Home Theater TV Lift Cabinet LifeHacker
This would be a cool project if you have the need

Saturday, 25 February 2012

February 25 2012 Evening Stuff

Use a Washer to Help Solder LifeHacker
Great hack

Use Hand Sanitizer as Emergency Deodorant LifeHacker
Never Thought of it

Police site shut down after hacking attempt Toronto Sun
Not sure that this is the best way to protest Bill C30. I am personal against C30. I understand what they say they are trying to do but it is the methods they propose that I am against

Hewlett-Packard: Time to rebuild Globe and Mail
I use to love HP but they lost the touch of making great products

Canada entering a ‘Nixonian moment’ after alleged voter suppression: Rae Globe and Mail
A Full Investigation of this is needed

Riding out the storm, pension fund-style Globe and Mail

Rally to support Canadian Saeed Malekpour, sentenced to death in Iran Montreal Gazette
Death Sentence for a program he wrote, being used with out his knowledge, to upload porn. By the same logic andy one who makes a car that someone else kills someone with should be charged too, yes or no? Yet another good reason never to visit Iran with it current government style. Of course the pervious government was no better in any number of ways

Arrested dad wants answers after daughter draws gun pic Toronto Sun
I think the school and the police over reacted on this. What was the school thinking? 

February 25 2012 Day Suff

Top 10 Ways to Make the Best of an Old, Crappy Computer LifeHackers
But do not expect miracles

Zorin is a Linux OS That Looks and Behaves Like Windows7 LifeHacker
Looks like it might be worth a try

February 25 2012 Morning Stuff

Sorry RIM, Netflix has no plans to support PlayBook  Globe and Mail
Not so good if you own a PlayBook

Apple gobbles Chomp to sort its huge menu of apps Globe and Mail
Hope this makes finding new app's easier

Tablet rivals seek any edge on iPad among business users Globe and Mail

You are being watched 
Potential is there for a Big Brother surveillance society Toronto Sun
Not a good thing

Social networks getting less social: Poll Toronto Sun
Your thoughts?

PETA not as humane as you might think Toronto Sun 

February 24 2012 Evening Stuff

Samsung Three-Proof Brushed Metal Memory Cards Can Survive the Worst Conditions LifeHacker
Very Very Cool

Plug in a USB Cable The Right Way (The First Time, Every Time) by Looking at The Seam LifeHacker

How Can I Start Getting in Shape in 20 Minutes a Day? LifeHacker

Understand and Correct Your Common Cooking Mistakes LifeHacker

Use Sugar to Clean Greasy Hands LifeHacker
I did not know that 

Make “Spice Kits” for Faster, More Flavorful Cooking LifeHacker
Good Idea

Alien Mating Strategies That Would Probably Result in Extinction IO9
Never thought about it, but it makes sense 

What really destroyed the Maya civilization? IO9
Interesting view

Friday, 24 February 2012

February 24 2012 Morning Stuff

How to ace that first phone interview Globe and Mail
For my job hunting friends, hope this helps

Save a Pile of Cash Every Year with These Five Phone Calls LifeHacker
Your savings may vary 

How to Send Back Food at a Restaurant Without Pissing Off Your Waiter LifeHacker 

How Waiters Read Your Table WJS
Very Interesting read 

Turn Your Android Device into a Portable Workstation in a Pinch LifeHacker 

Thursday, 23 February 2012

February 23 2012 evening stuff

Recover from a Bad Night of Sleep by Faking a Nap LifeHacker
I will have to try this next time

Start Every Day as a Producer, Not a Consumer LifeHacker
Good Idea

Pack Your Suitcase Perfectly By Seeing It Like a Game of Tetris or Jenga LifeHacker
I have been packing like this for years

Watch This Video to Learn 10 Simple Everyday Life Hacks in 60 Seconds LifeHacker
quick simple tips

Germ warfare: The creation of a lethal virus sparks a debate pitting science against security Globe and Mail

February 23 2012 Morning Stuff

Google’s Official Chat Extension Frees Chat from Your Browser Tabs, Lets You Start IMs and Hangouts from Anywhere LifeHacker

Apple and Other Mobile App Distributors Agree to New Privacy Policy Notification Standards MacRumors
Good News

Google Docs for Android Adds Collaborative Editing LifeHacker
Good News for Android users

How to Make Your Personal or Professional Landing Page Stand Out LifeHacker
Some cool pages

Where Can I Get Discounts on Expensive Software? LifeHacker
Savings are good 

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

February 22 2012 Evening Stuff

What You Should Do if You Suspect a Car Is Following You LifeHacker
Good To Know

How to (Cleverly) Secure Your Home Against Intruders. LifeHacker
Worth the read

How to Remove Your Google Web History Before The New Privacy Policy Change LifeHacker
If you want/need to be safe about your privacy 

Everyone’s Trying to Track What You Do on the Web: Here’s How to Stop Them LifeHacker
You want privacy you can have privacy

A full Ubuntu desktop, on your docked Android phone Ubuntu.Com
Very Cool 

Maid of the Mist out after 165 years Toronto Sun 

February 22 2012 Morning Stuff

In the Market for a Free Personal Assistant? LifeHacker
Cool Idea

What Can I Do with a Dead or Broken Laptop? LifeHacker

‎10 Things Baristas Won't Tell You WSJ

The Best Times to Purchase Cruise Tickets, Train Fare, and All Other Travel for the Best Deals LifeHacker
Good to know

Enable the Debug Feature in iCal for Bonus Features and Tweaks Humm LifeHacker
Do I need these features?

GPS trackers and your car CBC
Good To Know

12 Things Highly Productive People Do Differently Marc and Angel
A different way of looking at it

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

February 21 2012 Evening Stuff

Find the Equivalent Wattage of CFL, LED, and Halogen Bulbs with This Cheat Sheet LifeHacker
Good to know

Brainwashing Techniques You Encounter Every Day (and How to Avoid Them) LifeHacker

Do Not Track Plus Stops Ad Companies and Others from Tracking You Online LifeHacker
Worth a look

Apple’s Start Developing iOS Apps Today Guide Is a Roadmap for Creating Your First App LifeHacker
Time to start learning 

Easy Ways to Give Any Meal a Powerful Nutritional Boost LifeHacker
Looks Yummy too

The Weirdest Unsolved Mysteries of World War II IO9

‎10 Science Fiction and Fantasy Endings We’d Like to See More Often IO9
We need to see more of these kinds of endings

And now, 15 minutes of Worf’s ideas getting shot down by everyone on The Next Generation IO9
Way too funny

How much would it cost to build the Death Star? IO9
Need to start saving tonight if I want one

Astronomers discover a brand-new class of exoplanet — the boiling Waterworld IO9
Ok very weird world...

February 21 2012 Morning Stuff

Ice Age plant regenerated after 30,000 years in fossilized squirrel burrow Globe and Mail
Cool is so may ways

Small cellphone players threaten to sit out next spectrum auction Globe and Mail
We need more competition in the mobile area

The tale of Toronto’s tainted soil Globe and Mail
This is why we need government inspections and regulations.

Top 10 Mardi Gras and Carnival celebrations Toronto Sun
Who is up for a road trip?

VLC 2.0 Brings a Library Interface to Macs, Experimental Blu-Ray Support to All LifeHacker
Time to upgrade?

How Do I Deal with Interview Questions I’d Rather Not Answer? LifeHacker
For my Job hunting friends... Hope it helps

Monday, 20 February 2012

February 20 2012 Evening Stuff

Five Things You Buy That Don’t Actually Work The Way You Think LifeHacker
Learn something new every day

Are You Getting the Best Auto Insurance Rate at Your Provider? You’ll Only Know If You Call and Comparison Shop LifeHacker

Cover Refrigerator Shelves in Plastic Wrap for Easy Cleaning LifeHacker
Clever Idea

Quickly Send Files Between Mac and iPhone with Messages LifeHacker 

How Seinfeld’s Productivity Secret Fixed My Procrastination Problem LifeHacker
Going to try it

The Savile Row Fold Keeps Your Pants From Falling Off the Hanger LifeHacker
Brilliant Idea 

Focus On Your Own Triggers to Better Deal with Difficult People LifeHacker
I need to work on this one a lot

Cook Your Pasta in Milk for Super-Creamy Mac and Cheese LifeHacker
Going to have to try this one sounds good

Senators Question Twitter Censorship Guidelines OhMyGov

Use These Guidelines to Make Sure You’re Buying a Toothbrush That Doesn’t Suck LifeHacker

February 20 2012 Morning Suff

Sandbag Fitness Helps You Achieve Resistance Training Goals on a Tight Budget LifeHacker
Interesting Idea 

Repurpose a Joke Panic Button to Send Keystroke Commands LifeHacker
Very Cool Hack

Use Baby Powder to Prevent Itching From Fiberglass Insulation LifeHacker
Have to remember this one 

Hack Ikea Storage Baskets into a Crafting Table LifeHacker
Nice hack if you have an Ikea near you

Scientists confirm Alan Turing’s 60-year-old theory for why tigers have stripes  IO9
Turing's work touched a lot of areas

This is the binary message we sent out to aliens 38 years ago IO9
Like it

The Extremest Extremophiles: Microbial oasis underneath Earth’s driest desert could be great news for life on Mars IO9
Very cool hopeful news 

Why a former B.C. attorney-general is supporting the pro-pot movement Globe and Mail

Sunday, 19 February 2012

February 19 2012 Evening Stuff

‘French’ keyboards frustrate computer buyers Globe and Mail
Much addo about nothing, for me... I have used both and I have one on my Main Mac... It takes 10 to 20 seconds to map my mind and is not a problem

Twitter unveils self-service advertising system Globe and Mail

Cool beans: The city's most intriguing caf├ęs Globe and Mail

Airport screeners stealing from passengers Toronto Sun
And is any one surprised at this?

February 19 2012 Afternoon Stuff

Five Best Professional Nameplate Sites LifeHacker
Your thoughts? 

Make Your Own Ghee LifeHacker

Could you have passed Thomas Edison’s job interview test? IO9
Tough Test

Low-tech designs for keeping food fresh in the post-apocalypse IO9
Good To Know