Monday, 30 April 2012

April 30 3012 Stuff that caught My eye this evening

Top 10 Albums Every Self-Respecting Science Fiction Fan Should Own iO9
This is going to cost me

Solar realignment could spell decades of cooler temperatures on Earth iO9
Oh My

"Silicene" could be the world’s next great wonder-substance iO9
Very cool

To Get What You Want, Ask for It First and Save the Pleasantries for Later LifeHacker
I like it

April 30th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Documents reveal hundreds of ‘high-risk misconduct’ cases at Canadian Revenue Agency Globe and Mail

Repurpose a Soda Bottle Into a DIY Irrigation System LifeHacker
Nice trick for the garden

Cut Bread Loaves Upside Down to Avoid Squishing LifeHacker
Never thought of this 

DIY Margarita Popsicles  LifeHacker
Enjoy but do not let the kid's have any

Two of the world’s rarest mammals photographed for the very first time iO9

Why is our skin waterproof? iO9
Good Question Great Answer

Take a science fiction road trip for a weird and wonderful summer iO9
It would be an Interesting vacation  

Sunday, 29 April 2012

April 29 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this afternoon

Why you shouldn’t freak out over Google Drive’s terms of service Globe and Mail
Still I would watch what I put on the service

U.S. turns spy agency on itself, critics of cyber bill say Globe and Mail
It is a poorly written bill at best

London could have missiles on rooftops to guard Olympic Games Globe and Mail
WTF that is scary 

This red was Hemingway’s pick (and it might your new favourite too) Globe and Mail
Have to give it a try

Hang a Folding Table on Your Wall with Bicycle Storage Hooks LifeHacker
Great Idea 

Light Candles with a Dry Spaghetti Noodle LifeHacker
Why did I not think of this?

April 29 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Storage wars: Google, Dropbox and Microsoft fight for your files Globe and Mail
A good take on the issue

Lobster ceviche with coconut milk, lime and cilantro Globe and Mail
Looks and sounds good

The professional-class bubble is bursting Globe and Mail
Your thought on this?

TB or not TB? 
Lung disease could become super threat to Canadians  Toronto Sun 
Scary stuff TB is 

Kapyong a great Canadian moment: Worthington Toronto Sun

Remove Hard Water Stains with Lemons LifeHacker
Have to add this to my spring cleaning list of tricks

The Worst Book Covers of All Time Have Destroyed My Faith In Humanity Gizmodo
OMG too funny/scary "Good-bye Testicles"   

Saturday, 28 April 2012

April 28 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this evening

Muppets illustrations reenact classic tales and legends iO9
OMG Great love the Evil Queen with the apple

Appease your inner Indiana Jones and delve into The Lost Secrets of Maya Technology iO9
And my reading list gets longer

Who are the richest characters in fiction? iO9
Ok did not see number 1 coming but it makes sense 

The Lost Civilizations That Pioneered Skull Surgery iO9
Wow brain surgery has been around longer than rocket science 

DIY Brown Sugar LifeHacker
Cute trick

Top 10 Highly-Desired Skills You Can Teach Yourself LifeHacker
Hope this helps you who are looking to learn

April 29 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Nova Scotia to regulate hidden cellphone fees  Globe and Mail
A good move if done right

Roku streaming TV box a new option for Canada’s cable haters Globe and Mail 
It is an option for cutting the cable

Quirky HP TopShot a photocopier for 3-D objects Globe and Mail 
Very cool, would not need the 3-D all the time but it would be useful

Organize Your Finances This Weekend (and Stop Wasting Money) LifeHacker
It is a good thing to have a handle on your finances

How to Properly Cook a Steak (in Your Kitchen)? LifeHacker
Yuumm Steak 

Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive and Others: Pricing Per GB and More Compared in Convenient Charts LifeHacker 
Now to figure out the best one for you to use

Friday, 27 April 2012

April 27 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this evening

100 Albums Every Science Fiction and Fantasy Fan Should Listen To: 11-30 iO9
Some good tunes 

10 Untranslatable Words (And When You’ll Want to Use Them) iO9

All About CISPA, the Bill that Wants to Erode Your Online Privacy LifeHacker
Hope this bill can be killed

Foil the Latest and Greatest ATM Card Skimming Tech by Covering Your Hand When Entering Your PIN LifeHacker
Please play it safe at the ATM

VIM Adventures Is a Fun Puzzle Game That Teaches You How To Use The Awesome Text Editor Vim LifeHacker
Cool Idea

Out on the street 'for their own good' Montreal Gazette
How does evicting Him help him. Something is very wrong here 

April 27 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Exploring the fabled Northwest passage by cruise Globe and Mail
Would love to make this trip

Perfectly and Evenly Microwave a Hot Pocket (or Anything Else with a Filling) Using This Simple Trick LifeHacker

How to Follow Up on a Job Interview (Without Being Annoying) LifeHacker
For my friends who are looking

Bluetooth Screen Lock Secures Your Mac When a Bluetooth Device is Out of Range LifeHacker
Will download it and set it up

Do I Really Need To Encrypt Every File on My Computer? LifeHacker
Short answer No but.... Long answer Yes but....

Keeping Secrets Can Make You Physically Weaker LifeHacker 

Thursday, 26 April 2012

April 26 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this evening

100 Albums Every Science Fiction and Fantasy Fan Should Listen To: 31-50 iO9
Yep more music to think about buying

How Technicolor created ruby slippers without using colour film iO9

10 Coolest Fictional Asteroids of All Time iO9
I know of about 1/2 of the list

Yertle the Turtle banned from Canadian classroom for being too political iO9
Not happy with B.C. Right now

Aviiq Ready Clips Are Mini Cables That Clip onto Your Bag (or Almost Anywhere) LifeHacker
Cool looking

Living in Public: What Happens When You Throw Privacy Out the Window iO9
Are you public or private?

April 26 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Telcos looking to cut smartphone subsidies Globe and Mail
It was bound to happen

Goodbye cable bills, now I get my TV for free Globe and Mail
Depends on what you watch where you are.

DRM is not the future: Tor goes DRM-free for all e-books iO9
Very Very Good News. Tor Rocks

100 Albums Every Science Fiction and Fantasy Fan Should Listen To: 51-70 iO9
Lots of choice

Your Summer Beach Reading List for 2012 iO9
Could be a busy summer of reading

Outraged dad posts recording of autistic son being bullied – by educators Globe and Mail
Well beyond outraged

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

April 25 2012 Stuff that caught My this evening

Clean Out Your Facebook App Permissions as Part of Your Spring Cleaning Regimen LifeHacker
A very good idea

Upgrade from 7GB to 25GB of Free Microsoft SkyDrive Storage While You Can LifeHacker
Get it if you can

Virtual Lighting Studio Will Teach You to Light a Photo or Video Set Through Experimentation LifeHacker

Microsoft Security Essentials Updates with Better Performance, Virus Detection, and Interface Changes LifeHacker
Update it now, this is a good thing

Show Off the Left Side of Your Face for Better, More Emotive Pictures LifeHacker
Worth trying 

100 Albums Every Science Fiction and Fantasy Fan Should Listen To: 71-100 iO9
This is going to cost me $ on the iTunes Store

The first 4,000,000 digits of Pi, visualized in a single image iO9
WOW would be a great poster

Racy magazines face subsidy firestorm Toronto Sun
Your thoughts ?

April 25 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Dr. Seuss’s ‘Yertle the Turtle’ deemed too political for B.C. classroom Globe and Mail
Oh come on

How to actually show up on time - for once Globe and Mail
For my friends who are all ways running late

Canada’s retirement savings system needs multipronged boost: report Globe and Mail
The system need fixing 

How to Send Anything to Your Kindle for Later Reading LifeHacker
Very useful information 

Learn the Basics of Electronics Hacking with SparkFun’s Online Curriculum LifeHacker
Lots to learn about

Make Your Own Infused Vodka In Days Instead of Weeks with This Quick-Infuse Method LifeHacker

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

April 24 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this evening

Fill Out This Daily Checklist to Avoid Neglecting Your Personal Needs LifeHacker
I like the idea

Get Free Books, Gadgets, and More by Writing Thoughtful Reviews LifeHacker
Your thought on this?

Share Only As Much As You Need In a Job Interview by Understanding Hiring Managers’ Tricks LifeHakcer
I do not like getting interviewed. Do not like interviewing others either.

How Can I Recharge My Depleted Motivation? LifeHacker
For my friends who are feeling a little burnt out

Learn About and Solve Three Common Cooking Mistakes with These Recipe "Wheels of Misfortune" LifeHacker
Good to know

Ever Wonder If It’s Actually Legal to Wear Headphones When You’re Driving? LifeHacker
Very good to know and keep legal

April 24 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Brain freeze explained: Why ice cream causes headaches Globe and Mail
And now we know

iConvert Instantly Converts Audio and Video for Your iOS Device, Is So Easy a Caveman Could Use It LifeHacker

Make Your Mac’s Dashboard Actually Useful LifeHacker
Some good tips and ideas

Build Your Own Rolling Camera Bag and Keep Your Photo Gear Safe On the Cheap LifeHacker
A project for my photo friends 

Fruux Synchronizes Your Contacts, Calendars, and To-Dos Across Systems, OSes, and Devices for Free LifeHacker
Could be useful 

The Physics that Explain Why You Should Wear Black This Summer iO9
Going to have to experiment this summer

33 Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies that Could Rock Your Summer iO9
Some of these look good

10 Things We’ve Learned About the Earth Since Last Earth Day iO9

Monday, 23 April 2012

April 23 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this evening

When You’re Constantly Checking Your Email, You’re Putting Your Needs Behind Everyone Else’s LifeHacker
Good Idea 

Add These Five Commands to the Top of Your To-Do List, Avoid the Most Common Deathbed Regrets LifeHacker
Great List

The Stupid Things You Do in the Kitchen (and How to Fix Them) LifeHacker
Ok how many of these are new to you?

Turn a Bad Bottle of Wine into Wine Jelly for an Easy to Make, Delicious Treat LifeHacker
Humm I might try this

April 23 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Tories mull privatizing VIA Rail routes Globe and Mail
VIA was created because the private companies did not want to do passengers. 

Budget cuts leave Statscan girding for fewer surveys, less staff Globe and Mail
The problems caused will not be seen for while.

The London Olympics will force some employees to sleep in space pods iO9
Just what you need less reasons to go home

Someone please make these Doctor Who Lego minifies iO9
Please make them Please

This tiny blue flower can kill a humpback whale iO9
Wow, so do not eat the blue flowers

Tour the graffiti-covered ruins of Belgium’s dangerous amusement park iO9

DIY Camping Fish Smoker LifeHacker
Cool project for my camping friends

Sunday, 22 April 2012

April 22 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this evening

Clean Garden Tools with Wax Paper LifeHacker
Good tip

DIY Automatic Cat Feeder LifeHacker
Cool project if you have cats

Speed Up Ketchup Flow with a Drinking Straw LifeHacker
An old one but a good one to know

Escape Zip Tie Restraints with Paracord Shoelaces LifeHacker
Hope you never need this one

Five Best Linux Distributions LifeHacker
Which one do you use?

World’s narrowest house will be less than 60 inches wide iO9
Oh my that is a small house

Weaponize your office supplies for post-apocalyptic survival iO9
Always be ready for the Zomies

April 22 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Barolo: There are many reasons to love this misunderstood red Globe and Mail
Will keep my eye out for these and give them a try

Is X-ray vision coming to your smartphone? Globe and Mail
The bad uses are many. The good uses are many too.... 

Snow expected in Ontario, Quebec Toronto Sun

DIY Gravity Water Filter LifeHacker
Very cool for camping 

Combine Magnetic Primer and Chalkboard Paint for the Ultimate Workspace Wall LifeHacker
Great for the home office or a child's room

Saturday, 21 April 2012

April 21 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this evening

Friendcaster Gives Android an Improved Facebook Experience LifeHacker
For my friends with Android 

7 Rules for Recording Police - Know Your Rights ! 12160
Good to know your rights at all times

DIY Natural Garden Pesticides LifeHacker
Worth trying

The scientific myth that soda will dissolve your teeth iO9
Learn something new

10 Summer Vacations You Could Be Taking — In Space  iO9

April 21 Stuff that caught My eye this afternoon

Honouring ANZACs in NL 
NL soldiers proud of shared heritage with Aussie, Kiwi infantry 
Learn something every day. Knew of the Aussie and Kiwi efforts but did not know that NL troops were there too. #ANZAC

Top 10 Clever Tricks Built Right Into Gmail 
Good to know

The Right Way(s) to Sharpen a Knife 
A sharp knife is a good knife

Turn Wine Corks into Plant Markers 
I am not a drunk I just want to mark my plants

Zip Through the Airport Security Line like the Former Secretary of Homeland Security LifeHacker
You do not think that the fact he was head of Homeland Security does not help help him through the line?

April 21 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

German court rules YouTube must stop users uploading music Globe and Mail
How is YouTube going to comply with this? Given the amount of video loaded each hour.

Montreal sandwich named one of the world’s best Globe and Mail
Way to go Wilensky's Light Lunch well done. It sounds good

B.C.'s $100 hot dog and other things you may have missed this week Globe and Mail

Attractions open doors across Ontario Toronto Sun
Lots to see and do over the next few weekends

Nelson, Snoop release 4/20 pot anthem Toronto Sun

Peachy keen dishes perfect for warm weather eating Toronto Sun
Some yummy recipes

Put Together a Killer Go Bag This Weekend LifeHacker
I keep a bag that is 90% ready, just add Lap Top/iPad and go

Experiment with Food and Wine Pairings with The Perfect Dish for It: Pizza LifeHacker