Wednesday, 29 February 2012

February 29 2012 Morning Stuff

Chrome Officially Lets You Open All Email Links in Gmail 
http://lifehac.kr/xexatA LifeHacker
Good News


Unit Portables Is a Go Bag That Adapts to Your Needs 
http://lifehac.kr/wbi9jy LifeHacker
This might be the bag for you


Fix Your Photo’s Exposure Problems in Seconds With This Simple Trick http://lifehac.kr/wMQXLP LifeHacker
Huumm interesting will have to try this


How to Organize the Mess of Technology and Cables in Your Car 
http://lifehac.kr/Adxuso LifeHacker
Some good tips









Tuesday, 28 February 2012

February 27 2012 Evening Stuff

How to Answer "What Is Your Greatest Weakness?" 
http://lifehac.kr/zxUwV8 LifeHacker
Always a hard question for me


HTTPS Everywhere Keeps Your Personal Information Safe on Over 1,400 Sites, Available for Firefox and Chrome 
http://lifehac.kr/wQJKRi LifeHacker


Don’t Lead With Your Need When Professionally Networking
http://lifehac.kr/wXYQNk LifeHacker
Bank some capital before you need to spend it


The Hidden Meaning Behind Phrases in Job Ads 
http://lifehac.kr/zHn4Gb LifeHacker
Good to know


The Health Hazards of Using Mobile Devices (and What You Can Do About It) http://lifehac.kr/x7i9XI LifeHacker
Great Infographic


Tim Hortons wins $2-billion donut lawsuit 
http://bit.ly/AopNKm Canada.Com


Kitchener officials sticking to their guns 
http://bit.ly/wMNY8J Toronto Sun
Sorry but this needs a full investigation. Way over reaction on this


Playboy’s Vision of a Men’s Club in Space 
http://on.io9.com/xbtaBi  IO9
Love the retro look


10 Weirdest Science Fiction Novels That You’ve Never Read 
http://on.io9.com/yj2Vu7 IO9
Very weird books













Monday, 27 February 2012

February 27 2012 Evening Stuff

How to Use Tech to Plan and Optimize Your Garden 
http://lifehac.kr/wlLEap LifeHacker
Time to start thinking about your Garden


How Honest Should I Be in My Exit Interview? 
http://lifehac.kr/xVjByW LifeHacker
For those planing a job change


Rinse Berries in a Vinegar Solution to Keep Them Fresh Longer and Mold-Free http://lifehac.kr/yplNOF LifeHacker
Ok sounds good, will have to try it


How You’re Breaking the Law Every Day (and What You Can Do About It) http://lifehac.kr/x6uWXR LifeHacker
Oh Oh.... 


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


Train was switching tracks when it derailed: VIA 
http://bit.ly/xH5JBo Toronto Sun
I hope they can figure out what went wrong quickly 


Municipalities to get more say in wind turbines: McGuinty 
http://bit.ly/xh7kEB 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 
http://on.io9.com/xVZ8aS IO9
Interesting idea


Facebook ID cards foresee a future where Zuckerberg is your evil overlord http://on.io9.com/zXp4JP 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 http://on.io9.com/wwpeCV IO9
Not a bad list


10 Science Policies We Wish the Government Would Enforce 
http://on.io9.com/zMqwru IO9
Some very good ideas




















February 27 2012 Morning Stuff

VIA Rail crash survivors tell their tales 
http://bit.ly/xLNRMr 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 
http://bit.ly/zXmKpn Toronto Sun
Well Done to all the responders Well Done


Three crew members killed when Via Rail passenger train derails 
http://bit.ly/xjWpcV 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 
http://bit.ly/yY9hyk Globe and Mail
Hope you never need to hire a lawyer but if you do


As iPad fight hits Shanghai, Apple issues stark warning 
http://bit.ly/wiIVC2 Globe and Mail


Play Old DOS Floppy Disk Games on Your Android Tablet 
http://lifehac.kr/w7lG8m LifeHacker
Very Very Cool


Adobe Photoshop Touch Is Photoshop Cleverly Reimagined for the iPad http://lifehac.kr/wNw7yS LifeHacker
Android Too. Will have to get it and try it


Update: VIA Rail Train Accident in Burlington, Ontario 
http://bit.ly/w4W5xr 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? 
http://on.io9.com/z58kM9 IO9 













Sunday, 26 February 2012

February 26 2012 Evening Stuff

http://bit.ly/wH0JgU Crazy Idea # 1


Remove Stuck-On Rice From Your Pot with Soap and Vinegar 
http://lifehac.kr/ycoAAZ LifeHacker
Worth a try the next time it sticks 


Use a Camera to Check the Accuracy of Your Wristwatch 
http://lifehac.kr/xWqv8V LifeHacker
Why? Seems like a long hard way to check you watch


Use a Turkey Fryer as a High Temperature Wok Cooking Surface 
http://lifehac.kr/xTcIRI LifeHacker
Cool idea but you could end up Woking in the Rain


The extinction of Neanderthals had nothing to do with us 
http://on.io9.com/xIwnrS LifeHacker


The street drug Love Boat comes in many brain-warping varieties 
http://on.io9.com/z8HEP6 IO9
Never heard of this mix before


VIA train derails in Burlington 
http://bit.ly/ztKMbQ 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 
http://on.io9.com/w8OT6W IO9
Very Very Cool Idea, Want One...




February 26 2012 Afternoon Stuff

Five Best PowerPoint Alternatives 
http://lifehac.kr/x53CkM LifeHacker
Love Keynote on the Mac and love using it on my iPad


Repurpose a Wooden Wine Crate Into a Planter 
http://lifehac.kr/ynC1l6 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 
http://on.io9.com/xBjXP0 IO9
Lots of reading 


This 27-pound lobster could break a person’s arm with its claws 
http://on.io9.com/yHoL18 IO9
Wow that is a big one


How to change your blood type without even trying 
http://on.io9.com/y5GkHA IO9
What the heck? Wow learn something new every day


Is the Ark of the Covenant Really Buried on a Small Canadian Island? http://on.io9.com/xUfLm9 IO(
Oak Island











February 26 2012 Morning Stuff

Are there any cruises just for singles? 
http://bit.ly/ywRHgs Globe and Mail
I would be looking for a cruise where I can just relax


Thieves stealing Roll Up the Rim cups 
http://bit.ly/xKll5g Toronto Sun
Either they really need a coffee or they do not understand the math on big prize


Possession of a dangerous crayon 
http://bit.ly/wO86Ih 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 
http://bit.ly/zsusfe Toronto Sun


Repurpose an IKEA Bed Leg Into a Headphone Wall Mount 
http://lifehac.kr/zjdkHP  LifeHacker
I like it as a starting Idea 


Make a DIY Home Theater TV Lift Cabinet 
http://lifehac.kr/ycCWWf 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 
http://lifehac.kr/wSh0ER LifeHacker
Great hack


Use Hand Sanitizer as Emergency Deodorant 
http://lifehac.kr/yD9vwv LifeHacker
Never Thought of it


Police site shut down after hacking attempt 
http://bit.ly/A7ZCnt 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 
http://bit.ly/wmizhZ 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 http://bit.ly/xNbPM7 Globe and Mail
A Full Investigation of this is needed


Riding out the storm, pension fund-style 
http://bit.ly/xUchxu Globe and Mail



Rally to support Canadian Saeed Malekpour, sentenced to death in Iran
 http://bit.ly/y3oF4L 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 
http://bit.ly/yFAob1 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
http://lifehac.kr/zRvp6p LifeHackers
But do not expect miracles

Zorin is a Linux OS That Looks and Behaves Like Windows7
http://lifehac.kr/AoBniK LifeHacker
Looks like it might be worth a try

February 25 2012 Morning Stuff

Sorry RIM, Netflix has no plans to support PlayBook 
http://bit.ly/yNbnTM  Globe and Mail
Not so good if you own a PlayBook


Apple gobbles Chomp to sort its huge menu of apps 
http://bit.ly/A9F5aS Globe and Mail
Hope this makes finding new app's easier


Tablet rivals seek any edge on iPad among business users 
http://bit.ly/xiUZn3 Globe and Mail



You are being watched 
Potential is there for a Big Brother surveillance society 
http://bit.ly/yCpiy0 Toronto Sun
Not a good thing


Social networks getting less social: Poll 
http://bit.ly/xHXkcE Toronto Sun
Your thoughts?



PETA not as humane as you might think 
http://bit.ly/z8bbYy Toronto Sun 







February 24 2012 Evening Stuff


Samsung Three-Proof Brushed Metal Memory Cards Can Survive the Worst Conditions
http://lifehac.kr/yKznXt LifeHacker
Very Very Cool


Plug in a USB Cable The Right Way (The First Time, Every Time) by Looking at The Seam http://lifehac.kr/yIRgD7 LifeHacker


How Can I Start Getting in Shape in 20 Minutes a Day? 
http://lifehac.kr/w0q74L LifeHacker


Understand and Correct Your Common Cooking Mistakes 
http://lifehac.kr/zkWzUw LifeHacker


Use Sugar to Clean Greasy Hands 
http://lifehac.kr/xTKxiN LifeHacker
I did not know that 


Make “Spice Kits” for Faster, More Flavorful Cooking 
http://lifehac.kr/zkrY6H LifeHacker
Good Idea


Alien Mating Strategies That Would Probably Result in Extinction 
http://on.io9.com/w6gdU9 IO9
Never thought about it, but it makes sense 


What really destroyed the Maya civilization? 
http://on.io9.com/zAoEhy IO9
Interesting view




Friday, 24 February 2012

February 24 2012 Morning Stuff

How to ace that first phone interview 
http://bit.ly/w8DRNY Globe and Mail
For my job hunting friends, hope this helps


Save a Pile of Cash Every Year with These Five Phone Calls 
http://lifehac.kr/zboJMS LifeHacker
Your savings may vary 


How to Send Back Food at a Restaurant Without Pissing Off Your Waiter 
http://lifehac.kr/zXx5CF LifeHacker 


How Waiters Read Your Table 
http://on.wsj.com/yHyqjh WJS
Very Interesting read 


Turn Your Android Device into a Portable Workstation in a Pinch 
http://lifehac.kr/w7JhRo LifeHacker 











Thursday, 23 February 2012

February 23 2012 evening stuff

Recover from a Bad Night of Sleep by Faking a Nap 
http://lifehac.kr/xfUEJN LifeHacker
I will have to try this next time


Start Every Day as a Producer, Not a Consumer 
http://lifehac.kr/zSwi61 LifeHacker
Good Idea


Pack Your Suitcase Perfectly By Seeing It Like a Game of Tetris or Jenga
lifehac.kr/yELP9I LifeHacker
I have been packing like this for years


Watch This Video to Learn 10 Simple Everyday Life Hacks in 60 Seconds http://lifehac.kr/ybeJQJ LifeHacker
quick simple tips


Germ warfare: The creation of a lethal virus sparks a debate pitting science against security http://bit.ly/y9v3SF 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 
http://lifehac.kr/xapkUn LifeHacker


Apple and Other Mobile App Distributors Agree to New Privacy Policy Notification Standards http://bit.ly/widaNA MacRumors
Good News


Google Docs for Android Adds Collaborative Editing 
http://lifehac.kr/zsS3nB LifeHacker
Good News for Android users


How to Make Your Personal or Professional Landing Page Stand Out 
http://lifehac.kr/AyiKfT LifeHacker
Some cool pages


Where Can I Get Discounts on Expensive Software? 
http://lifehac.kr/yJ2kFO 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 
http://lifehac.kr/x9frkR LifeHacker
Good To Know


How to (Cleverly) Secure Your Home Against Intruders. 
http://lifehac.kr/w1W8yg LifeHacker
Worth the read


How to Remove Your Google Web History Before The New Privacy Policy Change http://lifehac.kr/x8z6J0 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 http://lifehac.kr/zWutq2 LifeHacker
You want privacy you can have privacy


A full Ubuntu desktop, on your docked Android phone 
http://bit.ly/zM7sOs Ubuntu.Com
Very Cool 


Maid of the Mist out after 165 years 
http://bit.ly/zt1ezf Toronto Sun 









February 22 2012 Morning Stuff

In the Market for a Free Personal Assistant? 
http://lifehac.kr/wCvy26 LifeHacker
Cool Idea


What Can I Do with a Dead or Broken Laptop? 
http://lifehac.kr/wcSAqD LifeHacker

‎10 Things Baristas Won't Tell You
http://sm.wsj.com/zwwZw0 WSJ



The Best Times to Purchase Cruise Tickets, Train Fare, and All Other Travel for the Best Deals 
http://lifehac.kr/xfD77b LifeHacker
Good to know


Enable the Debug Feature in iCal for Bonus Features and Tweaks 
http://lifehac.kr/wqSMO9 Humm LifeHacker
Do I need these features?


GPS trackers and your car 
http://bit.ly/yX5dtM CBC
Good To Know


12 Things Highly Productive People Do Differently 
http://bit.ly/yyI8Bn 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 http://lifehac.kr/yU50Zo LifeHacker
Good to know


Brainwashing Techniques You Encounter Every Day (and How to Avoid Them) 
http://lifehac.kr/xhsrM5 LifeHacker


Do Not Track Plus Stops Ad Companies and Others from Tracking You Online http://lifehac.kr/w50pGb LifeHacker
Worth a look


Apple’s Start Developing iOS Apps Today Guide Is a Roadmap for Creating Your First App http://lifehac.kr/w5f4mD LifeHacker
Time to start learning 


Easy Ways to Give Any Meal a Powerful Nutritional Boost 
http://lifehac.kr/A3KdpG LifeHacker
Looks Yummy too


The Weirdest Unsolved Mysteries of World War II 
http://on.io9.com/Av6UAq IO9


‎10 Science Fiction and Fantasy Endings We’d Like to See More Often http://on.io9.com/xc0HCt 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 http://on.io9.com/wQwTZO IO9
Way too funny


How much would it cost to build the Death Star? 
http://on.io9.com/xxsjV2 IO9
Need to start saving tonight if I want one




Astronomers discover a brand-new class of exoplanet — the boiling Waterworld http://on.io9.com/xWm7Xb IO9
Ok very weird world...











February 21 2012 Morning Stuff

Ice Age plant regenerated after 30,000 years in fossilized squirrel burrow 
http://bit.ly/w82wsP Globe and Mail
Cool is so may ways


Small cellphone players threaten to sit out next spectrum auction 
http://bit.ly/z1ujqd Globe and Mail
We need more competition in the mobile area


The tale of Toronto’s tainted soil 
http://bit.ly/yWkJlf Globe and Mail
This is why we need government inspections and regulations.


Top 10 Mardi Gras and Carnival celebrations 
http://bit.ly/xjY0Sf Toronto Sun
Who is up for a road trip?


VLC 2.0 Brings a Library Interface to Macs, Experimental Blu-Ray Support to All http://lifehac.kr/z48bOL LifeHacker
Time to upgrade?
http://lifehacker.com/5886734/vlc-20-brings-a-library-interface-to-macs-experimental-blu+ray-support-to-all


How Do I Deal with Interview Questions I’d Rather Not Answer? 
http://lifehac.kr/xXpoej LifeHacker
For my Job hunting friends... Hope it helps
http://lifehacker.com/5886514/how-do-i-deal-with-interview-questions-id-rather-not-answer



Monday, 20 February 2012

February 20 2012 Evening Stuff

Five Things You Buy That Don’t Actually Work The Way You Think
http://lifehac.kr/yGFwEp 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 
http://lifehac.kr/zQAvMC LifeHacker


Cover Refrigerator Shelves in Plastic Wrap for Easy Cleaning 
http://lifehac.kr/Azg62x LifeHacker
Clever Idea


Quickly Send Files Between Mac and iPhone with Messages 
http://lifehac.kr/zAhdeC LifeHacker 


How Seinfeld’s Productivity Secret Fixed My Procrastination Problem 
http://lifehac.kr/wIaBbi LifeHacker
Going to try it


The Savile Row Fold Keeps Your Pants From Falling Off the Hanger 
http://lifehac.kr/yriaZB LifeHacker
Brilliant Idea 


Focus On Your Own Triggers to Better Deal with Difficult People 
http://lifehac.kr/AaWN6q LifeHacker
I need to work on this one a lot


Cook Your Pasta in Milk for Super-Creamy Mac and Cheese 
http://lifehac.kr/xpiqvM LifeHacker
Going to have to try this one sounds good


Senators Question Twitter Censorship Guidelines 
http://bit.ly/zEVGzQ OhMyGov


Use These Guidelines to Make Sure You’re Buying a Toothbrush That Doesn’t Suck http://lifehac.kr/yPPkQG LifeHacker




February 20 2012 Morning Suff

Sandbag Fitness Helps You Achieve Resistance Training Goals on a Tight Budget http://lifehac.kr/z5qrZv LifeHacker
Interesting Idea 


Repurpose a Joke Panic Button to Send Keystroke Commands 
http://lifehac.kr/yS6Qt6 LifeHacker
Very Cool Hack


Use Baby Powder to Prevent Itching From Fiberglass Insulation 
http://lifehac.kr/wVkxPU LifeHacker
Have to remember this one 


Hack Ikea Storage Baskets into a Crafting Table 
http://lifehac.kr/xxr1eW LifeHacker
Nice hack if you have an Ikea near you


Scientists confirm Alan Turing’s 60-year-old theory for why tigers have stripes http://on.io9.com/yeufup  IO9
Turing's work touched a lot of areas


This is the binary message we sent out to aliens 38 years ago 
http://on.io9.com/yMwPne IO9
Like it


The Extremest Extremophiles: Microbial oasis underneath Earth’s driest desert could be great news for life on Mars 
http://on.io9.com/yZFZSK IO9
Very cool hopeful news 


Why a former B.C. attorney-general is supporting the pro-pot movement 
http://bit.ly/wpHrtz Globe and Mail
















Sunday, 19 February 2012

February 19 2012 Evening Stuff

‘French’ keyboards frustrate computer buyers 
http://bit.ly/AF5qNP 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 
http://bit.ly/A0BI7u Globe and Mail


Cool beans: The city's most intriguing caf├ęs 
http://bit.ly/wkd0BZ Globe and Mail


Airport screeners stealing from passengers  
http://bit.ly/A3Itnz Toronto Sun
And is any one surprised at this?
















February 19 2012 Afternoon Stuff

Five Best Professional Nameplate Sites 
http://lifehac.kr/ybQdwk LifeHacker
Your thoughts? 


Make Your Own Ghee 
http://lifehac.kr/wftydu LifeHacker


Could you have passed Thomas Edison’s job interview test?
http://on.io9.com/wuS5bP IO9
Tough Test

Low-tech designs for keeping food fresh in the post-apocalypse 
http://on.io9.com/y534Q9 IO9
Good To Know