Saturday, 30 June 2012

June 30th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

A Canada Day seafood feast from the bounty of our own national waters Globe and Mail

Top 10 Canada Day Destinations Toronto Sun 
Some good some strange

Celebrating Canada Day Caesar-style Toronto Sun

Get Your Facebook Account Under Control This Weekend LifeHacker
A little weekend project 

Remains of the Day: Adobe Dropping Flash From Android LifeHacker
Bye Bye Flash

Use a Muffin Tin to Dish Out Condiments at Your Next Backyard BBQ LifeHacker
Great Idea, and you can set out several of them

Allergy Assassin Helps You Figure Out If a Dish Is Safe to Eat Before You Order It LifeHacker
A very good idea if affected 

Friday, 29 June 2012

June 29th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Three quick and easy steak sauces Globe and Mail
One of these may be what you are looking for in a stake sauce.

Taste summer with homemade blueberry compote Globe and Mail
mmmum Blueberries

A Geek’s Guide to Budgeting Hobbies LifeHacker

The Google Play Web Store Now Lets You Update and Uninstall Apps Remotely LifeHacker
For my Android Friends

What to Cook When It’s Too Hot to Cook LifeHacker
So very good ideas

Use This Chart to Pick the Most Nutritious Leafy Greens LifeHacker
mmmm Greens

Thursday, 28 June 2012

June 28th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this evening

Find Out Which App Is Constantly Using Location Services and Killing Your Battery LifeHacker
Worth doing from time to time

The ShedRain WindJammer Keeps You Dry in the Rain, Shrinks Down to Fit Anywhere LifeHacker
I do need a new umbrella 

Use Binder Clips to Neatly Wrap Up Cables or Headphones LifeHacker
A quick and easy trick

A Calorie Is Not Just a Calorie, Study Shows LifeHacker
A lot to think about

Google Launches Offline Editing for Google Docs, Google Drive Apps for iOS and Chrome OS LifeHacker 

How to Survive Without a DVD Drive In Your Laptop LifeHacker
Good Tricks/tips if you do not have a DVD drive

June 28th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

A sweet heritage moment: Authentic Canadian desserts Globe and Mail
Yummy they look good

Cook up Canada Day-inspired treats Toronto Sun
More yummy looking desserts

Deck-party tech
Get the music and margaritas flowing for Canada Day weekend Toronto Sun
Party Time

Via hopes changes bring passengers back Toronto Sun
I hope VIA can keep up it level of service

Fix a Shrunk Shirt with Warm Water and Hair Conditioner LifeHacker
Would be worth trying for that special shirt 

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

June 27th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this evening

Is SETI at risk of downloading a malicious virus from outer space? iO9
Never thought of this possibility

Write Your Resume Like a Reader LifeHacker
Hope this helps my friends looking for work

Keep Plants Watered for Days with Nothing But Paper Towels LifeHacker
A good trick for indoor plants

Spiral Cut Hot Dogs Before Grilling for Maximum Meaty Goodness and Plenty of Room for Toppings LifeHacker
Sounds good

Look Up Your Local University or Community College for Budget-Friendly Events, Seminars, and Festivals LifeHacker
Great Idea

June 27th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

DIY smoked cheese allows precise control – and fun Globe and Mail
Home made smoked cheese, this could be fun

DIY In-Cupboard Spice Rack Saves You Space, Keeps Your Kitchen Clutter-Free LifeHacker
I like the idea

The Three Piles of Life Helps You Decide What’s Really Important LifeHacker
This may work for you 

Be Genuine and Genuinely Helpful to Grow Your Personal and Professional Network LifeHacker
Some good tips.

Use This Chart to Determine When Your Favorite Fruits Are In Season LifeHacker
Good to know

How To Stay Productive After Work LifeHacker
A major problem for me, so going to have to try these tips

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

June 26th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this evening

Ever wonder what would happen if you jumped into a lake of lava? iO9
Ok bad idea

10 Rules of Blockbuster Movies that Hollywood Forgot iO9
And they keep forgetting 

Grill Clips Take the Pain Out of Grilling Veggies LifeHacker

Two Lists You Should Look at Every Morning LifeHacker
A good idea 

Apple’s Official Podcast App Streams, Downloads, and Syncs iOS Podcasts with iTunes LifeHacker
Looks good for traveling

Soak Fish in Milk for Odor-Free Cooking LifeHacker
Huum, could be worth a try

June 26th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

I’m worried about ticks while camping. What should I do? Globe and Mail
Be Safe

Darwin Briefcase BBQ Is a Portable Grill That Brings the Cookout Anywhere You Take It LifeHacker
Cool looking, but kind of small

Individual Tools or a Tool Set: Which Should You Own? LifeHacker
Well worth the read if you need some tools

Build Better Habits with a Mind Map LifeHacker
Hummm it may work for some 

Don’t Wipe That Sweat Off Your Brow and You’ll Cool Down Faster LifeHacker
Hope this helps you stay cool this summer

Don’t Wait for Layoffs or a Job Search to Update Your Resume LifeHacker
Hope this helps you

How We Died 200 Years Ago, Compared to How We Die Today iO9
Wow that is a huge change

Monday, 25 June 2012

June 25th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this evening

Canadian newspaper accidentally rewrites the entire history of astronomy iO9
Oh My

Stuff You Don’t Have to Buy Because You Can Print It Yourself for Free LifeHacker
Some good ideas

How Can I Sleep Through the Night? LifeHacker
Mmmm sleeping through the night

Test a Swimming Hole’s Water Quality by Sight by Looking for Insects LifeHacker
Click through for the full info

Cut the Calories and Serve Healthier Hamburgers this Summer by Making Your Own Patties LifeHacker
mmmmu home made hamburgers... 

Christian fundamentalist textbooks touting the Loch Ness Monster as proof of Creationism iO9
OH My not so good. This is very scary 

June 25th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

World loses species with death of last Galapagos tortoise Glove and Mail 
Good Bye George, the planet is smaller now 

Cycling helmet laws not so clear-cut on many issues Globe and Mail
I am pro helmet and pro seat belt. Safety First

Use a Mixer to Double the Amount of Cake Frosting LifeHacker
Sounds like it would work

Canadian sites named world wonders by Google Toronto Sun
Cool. I have been to 2 of the 3

Swimming at T.O.'s beaches Toronto Sun
The beaches in Toronto are getting better

Why does magic need so many rules? iO9
Never thought of it this way

Sunday, 24 June 2012

June 24th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this evening

Slice Quesadillas with a Pizza Cutter LifeHacker
I use kitchen shears, but this would be worth a try.

Five Best Home Wi-Fi Routers LifeHacker
I own 2 of the 5. 

DIY Chai Tea LifeHacker
mmmm Chai

Top 10 Ways to Upgrade Your Music-Listening Experience LifeHacker
Some very good tips 

Titanic's older sister welcomed home to Ontario CTV
Sorry that I was not there to see this happen

Animal prints teach children their Elvish ABCs LifeHacker
Awesome, very cool idea 

June 24th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

A happy Saint Jean Baptiste Day to all Time and Date

DIY Outdoor Kitchen LifeHacker
Very cool project, perfect for the summer

Install Ceiling Fans to Lower AC Costs LifeHacker
A good idea to keep cool and save money

Doggy Ice Lick Keeps Summer Heat at Bay for Outside Pets LifeHacker
A great idea for those very hot days. 

What to Look For in an Air Conditioner LifeHacker
Thinking about getting a AC unit this summer

Pick the Right Watermelon by Looking at Its Bottom LifeHacker
Sitting by the water spitting watermelon seeds on a hot summer day

Summer Drinks New York Times
Cool, would love to see it as an App on iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry

You Can Now Edit Your Comments on Facebook LifeHacker
Finally, FB needed this.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

June 23rd 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this evening

Remembering Alan Turing iO9
A brilliant man and a sad ending

Kepler scientists find freaky solar system that’s unlike anything we’ve seen before iO9
We are still learning 

Back in the day, Mickey Mouse attempted suicide and fought opium smugglers iO9
Oh My a side of Mickey I had never seen

When arsenic peppermints poisoned nearly 200 people in a single night iO9
Bad Candy Very Bad Candy Maker

10 Law Enforcement Careers That You Can Have in the Future iO9
Interesting jobs for the future

Child mugshots of the 1800s were like a depressing episode of The Little Rascals iO9
Some very harsh sentences for kids

Constructing Stonehenge was the project that unified Britain iO9
Interesting theory  

June 23rd 2012 Suff that caught My eye this morning

Open and closed: Monday’s a day off in Quebec Montreal Gazette
Love holidays in the summer.

Flame virus capable of computer sabotage, Symantec says Globe and Mail
Wow the Flame saga continues 

Pricey gadgets double cost of lightning damage claims Globe and Mail
Ouch, it can be expensive, so protect your stuff. Whole House Surge suppressors can do a lot but even the ones in the plug strips help . If you are not going to be at home or the cottage for a while (a few days or more) think about unpluging your electronics.

Social networks a juicy target for hackers Globe and Mail
Keep yourself safe

Parents, are you ready to see your preteens on news feeds? Globe and Mail

Friday, 22 June 2012

June 22nd 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Your preference for beer shows that you’re into casual sex — and other fun facts pulled from dating sites iO9

Great Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors Who Lived Abroad iO9
Very interesting 

The statues of Easter Island could have “walked” into place iO9
Very cool

Old photos of the Statue of Liberty standing in Paris were extraordinarily surreal iO9
Awesome photo's  

Scientists find a mass grave of extinct ‘mega-wombats’ in Australia iO9
Wow that is a big wombat

Thursday, 21 June 2012

June 21st 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this evening

Eating Earlier in the Day May Make You Healthier and Sleep Better LifeHacker
Humm interesting theory who wants to try it?

How Can I Make My Mornings Less Chaotic and More Productive? LifeHacker
Some very good ideas

Now May Be a Great Time to Ask for a Raise LifeHacker
Humm it might work

How to Prep for a Presentation LifeHacker
Great tips for your next presentation

Make DIY Fire-Starting Wafers with a Candle and Cotton Pads LifeHacker
Sounds great for starting bonfires at the cottage

The Fastest Way to Soften Butter LifeHacker
Cool trick for when you need Soft Butter

June 21st 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

What happens to all those old video games stuck on floppy disks Globe and Mail
Never thought of it this way... very cool and very sad

Quebec’s biggest obstacle to attracting data centres? Quebec Globe and Mail
Not surprised that the Gov. messes it up

Google cataloging endangered languages Globe and Mail
A sad problem the loss of languages

Which types of tuna are safe to eat? Globe and Mail
Very good to know

Use Plastic Grocery Bags to Pack Away Fragile Items Lifehacker
A good tip for my friends who are moving 

How Your Passwords Are Stored on the Internet (and When Your Password Strength Doesn’t Matter) LifeHacker
Very Very Good To Know

Take More Breaks, Get More Done LifeHacker
Humm sounds good

How to Determine If A Controversial Statement Is Scientifically True LifeHacker
A very good read and good info

Stop Working All Those Long Hours LifeHacker
Some good points

Hold Off on Those Early-Summer Student Computer Deals to Avoid Getting Fleeced LifeHacker
Not sure I fully agree with this

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

June 20th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

The Oatmeal vs. FunnyJunk: an online morality tale Globe and Mail
Go Oatmeal Go

The Oatmeal v. FunnyJunk, Part IV: Charles Carreon Sues Everybody PopeHat
Go Everybody Go

Canada once quarantined Microsoft mice, thinking they were alive Globe and Mail
Say what??? Too funny when looking back from now

Burying greenhouse gases underground could cause earthquakes iO9
Oh crap.....

10 of the Deadliest Proteins on Earth iO9
Oh My

How Switzerland camouflaged its ready-to-explode architecture during the Cold War iO9
Wow that is "Keep Out" done well.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

June 19 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this evening

Never Ask for Your Receipt in the Bag (and Other Ways to Avoid Losing It) LifeHacker
Good tips

Turn an Old Computer into a Networked Backup, Streaming, or Torrenting Machine with Ubuntu LifeHacker
Humm a new project?

Decline Meetings Whenever Possible to Help Maintain a Work-Life Balance LifeHacker
Is this meeting really needed?

Craftsmanship: Doing What You Love and Doing It Right LifeHacker
Take pride in what you do

Build Your Own Tripod-Mounted Laptop Stand on the Cheap LifeHacker
Great for tethered shooting 

June 19th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Hacked firms fight back with vigilante justice Globe and Mail
I understand the frustration but not sure about their justice ideas. False emails could cause problems if there was an investigation of the deal for other reasons...

World's top 10 zoos Toronto Sun
Some very nice zoos to visit

One Sentence You Shouldn’t Forget in a Job Interview Followup Letter LifeHacker
Hope this helps you in your search

Put Together a Home Networking Emergency Kit for When Your Router Kicks the Bucket LifeHacker
If you work from home if is needed

Buying Happiness LifeHacker
Is it real happiness or fake happiness?

A Stress-Free Guide to Remembering to Follow Up at Work LifeHacker
Reducing stress is a good thing

How to Tell the Difference Between a Cold and Allergies LifeHacker
Good to know

Eat Broccoli with Mustard to Boost the Nutritional Value of Both (and Other Strange, Healthy Food Pairings) LifeHacker

Monday, 18 June 2012

June 18 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Gordon Lightfoot enters Songwriters Hall of Fame Globe and Mail
Well done Mr Lightfoot Well done

Age your booze for 75 million years in this Velociraptor claw flask iO9
For my dino loving friends 

At last, the secrets of bioluminescence could find their way into consumer products iO9
This could be very cool

The Legend of Mike ‘The Durable’ Malloy, History’s Most Stubborn Murder Victim iO9
WOW a hard to kill man

Plant comes up with a new chemical weapon in the war against mice iO9
Very cool plant

Must Read: Neil Gaiman’s Tribute to Ray Bradbury iO9
Good bye Ray thank you for your great work

Swordfighting: Not What You Think It Is iO9

Sunday, 17 June 2012

June 17th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this evening

Hack an Old Pair of Cargo Pants Into a Dog Cooling Vest LifeHacker
Great Hack for our dog friends

Keep Ants Out of Your House with Petroleum Jelly LifeHacker
May have to give this a try at the cottage

Repurpose a Rug Pad as a Trunk Liner LifeHacker
Simple and easy my kind of hack

Five Best Android Launchers LifeHacker
For my Android using friends enjoy

Six Strange Cases of Science Fiction Trademarks iO9
Wow some strange cases

Surviving summer Toronto Sun 
Be safe this summer

June 17th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Happy Fathers Day

Keep Your Garden Tools Organized with a PVC Storage Rack LifeHacker
I like it simple and clean looking

Soda Can Sleeve Hides Your Beer When Drinking in Public LifeHacker
Sleeves have been for years

Food Processor Frozen Yogurt Allows for a (Relatively) Healthy Breakfast Alternative LifeHacker

The fine line between replicating cells and cancer, explained iO9
Very interesting

Toronto hosts tour no-pants Toronto Sun
Oh my that would have been quite the thing going through Toronto