Friday, 31 August 2012

August 30th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Wolfram Alpha’s Facebook Report Analyzes Every Dark Corner of Your Facebook Activity LifeHacker
Cool or Scary?

Turn Work Experiences into Measurable Achievements on Your Resume LifeHacker 
Hope this helps my friends looking for work

12 Amusing Home Accessories Revealing the Fun Side of Decorating LifeHacker 
Wow some cool ideas

New Java Update Blocks Recent Malware Attacks Oracle 
IF you use Java please update now

Clean Up Broken Glass with a Potato LifeHacker 
Great Idea

Thursday, 30 August 2012

August 30th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

The Logitech K310 Washable Keyboard Is Perfect for Messy Folks LifeHacker

Score Free Audiobooks from Audible with a Simple Google Search LifeHacker 
Very Cool

Build Your Own Four-Camera Home Security System LifeHacker 
For those who feel the need for one

How Can I Build a Quiet, Low-Powered Home File Server? LifeHacker 

GIMP Is Now Available as a Native App for Mac OS X LifeHacker 
Great News 

How Facebook Tricks You to Ignore App Permissions (and What to Do About It) LifeHacker 
Good to know

Plan Your Free Online Education at Lifehacker U: Fall Semester 2012 LifeHacker 
It's Learning Time! What do you want to learn?

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

August 29th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Here’s Everywhere You Should Enable Two-Factor Authentication Right Now Lifehacker 
Time to up your security game 

The Right Way to Speak to Yourself LifeHacker 
Hummm it might help

How Can I Get All the Photos My Friends and I Share Online in a Single, Consolidated Collection LifeHacker
IF you feel the need

Deaf boy's name violates weapons policy: School Toronto Sun
The school needs to get it head out of it's ass.

ABCs of eating right 
Back to school is perfect time to brush up on healthy meal planning LifeHacker 
For the kids

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

August 28th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this evening

The Worst Art Restoration Mistakes of All Time iO9 

In the Victorian Age, astronomy and nudity went hand in hand [NSFW] iO9 
Oh My Goodness 

How To Be a Genius: This Is Apple’s Secret Employee Training Manual Gizmodo 
I want a copy

How to Let the FAA Know You Want to Use Electronics During Take Off LifeHacker 
For my friends who fly

SkyDrive Brings Its Cloud Storage Service to Android LifeHacker 
For my Android using friends

How to Find a Volunteer Gig You’ll Actually Enjoy LifeHacker 
Volunteering it's fun

August 28th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Press Release – FAA Announces Plans for Industry Working Group to Study Portable Electronics Usage FAA 
Good News?

What Happens to Our Brains During Exercise (and Why it Makes Us Happier) Lifehacker

Lendthing Keeps Track of Who’s Borrowed What and Helps You Get It Back Lifehacker 
Great Idea

Ask an Expert: All About Renting LifeHacker 
Some very good info on both sides of renting

Effectively Delegate Tasks with an Expectations and Deadline List LifeHacker 

Practice Walking Into a Room Before a Job Interview to Nail Down Your Body Language LifeHacker 
For my friends who are looking

Dragon NaturallySpeaking Speeds Up Your Writing, Is Free This Week (Down From $100) Lifehacker 

Monday, 27 August 2012

August 27th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

The only time it pays to be stabbed repeatedly happens to be during sex iO9 

How Science Saved a Dream That ‘War of the Worlds’ Ruined iO9 
Good News

Organize Cookie Cutters Using a Pegboard LifeHacker 
For my cookie making friends

Clean Upholstery Stains with Whipped Detergent LifeHacker 
Humm might be worth a try

Repurpose a Shallow Pencil Drawer Into an Electronics Component Organizer LifeHacker 
Cool hack, check the comments

Dropbox Adds Two-Step Verification for Enhanced Security, And You Should Turn It On Now LifeHacker
Doing it as soon as I get home

Sunday, 26 August 2012

August 26th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Why the Lakes are slowly getting less Great  Globe and Mail 
A complex issue with not simple answers.  

Claim right to evaluate your draught Toronto Sun 
A very good idea, I like it

GoTopless headed for the Beaches Sunday Toronto Sun
Equal rights

What would happen if everyone on Earth jumped at exactly the same time? io9 

Over 100 Past, Present and Future NASA JPL Missions in One Handy Infographic io9

Saturday, 25 August 2012

August 25th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this afternoon

US astronaut Neil Armstrong dies, first man on Moon BBC 
Good Bye Neil

Make Canning Jar Lids and Accessories with a 3D Printer LifeHacker 

Repurpose Bread Clips as Traveling Clothespins LifeHacker 
Some good tips in the video 

Top 10 DIY Projects That Cost Less Than $3 Lifehacker 
Some cheap, easy projects to try, maybe with your child

Open a Soda or Beer Bottle with a Stapler Lifehacker 
Good tip for the office

August 25th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Windows 8 Tells Microsoft About Everything You Install, Not Very Securely Nadim Kobeissi
Not good if true

How to Clean Stainless Steel (Without Breaking the Bank) LifeHacker
Very good to know

Use the FORD Technique to Make Small Talk Easier LifeHacker
Good tip for those of us who are not good at small talk

Mix Your Own Alternative to Regular Olive Oil LifeHacker
Not sure about this one, for frying it may work

How to Be Assertive (Without Losing Yourself) LifeHacker
Some good advice

Preview Fonts with One Click in the OS X Font Window LifeHacker
Very Very Cool Tip

Stuck? Explore Solutions You Know Are Wrong Anyway LifeHacker
Huum might try this the next time I am stuck

Friday, 24 August 2012

August 24th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Science Fiction Sunday School Comics From The 1970s Were Trippy As Balls iO9

Maybe a little marketing is needed to get kids to eat their veggies Globe and Mail
Humm might work 

Make Your Own Cotton Candy Machine for Less Than $50 LifeHacker
If you build it call me, I want to try it

Off to College? Avoid These Financial Pitfalls LifeHacker
For my friends with children heading off to College 

Your Clever Password Tricks Aren’t Protecting You from Today’s Hackers LifeHacker
Step up your passwords and be safe

Tackle the Hard Stuff First to Make the Most of the First Hour of Your Day LifeHacker
Great tip

Thursday, 23 August 2012

August 23rd 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this evening

The Experiments That Tested Out Cleopatra’s Magic Aphrodisiac iO9

What if The Magic School Bus was a horror film? iO9
I thought it was

This gorgeous world map depicts all of Earth’s hurricanes since 1851 iO9 

Before He Wrote Children’s Books, Dr. Seuss Drew Ads For Big Oil iO9
Oh My I want them

There Is a Right and a Wrong Way to Use a Beach Towel Gizmodo
Good to know

Summer Sips: Whisky Lemonade Canada.Com
Looks great, have to try it

August 23rd 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Potential Is More Valuable Than Experience LifeHacker
Your thoughts?

Percentage Calculator Handles Common, Sometimes Frustrating Fractional Math For You LifeHacker 
For the math challenged 

Renewed Tracks Your Favorite TV Shows, Lets You Know If They’re Coming Back LifeHacker  

Get Rid of Clutter By Pretending You’re Moving LifeHacker 
Good Idea

The Hardest Job Interview Questions—And How to Ace Them LifeHacker 
Hope this helps 

If Your Job Sucks, It Might Be Your Fault; Let’s Fix That LifeHacker
Your thoughts 

Super PAC App for iPhone Listens to Political Ads to Verify Claims LifeHacker 
For my American Friends

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

August 22nd 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this evening

Why can’t you tickle yourself? iO9

10 Myths About Space Travel That Make Science Fiction Better iO9 
I like it

Amy and Rory get their own Doctor Who spinoff, Pond Life iO9
Want to watch now....

Will Syfy’s Blake’s 7 reboot be as dark as Battlestar Galactica? iO9 
Please Please do this one right Please

9 Wonder Woman Villains (That Explain Why Nobody Talks About Wonder Woman’s Villains) iO9
Oh My so bad

August 22nd 2012 Stuff that caught My eye tis morning

Learn to Code a Basic iPhone App LifeHacker

Turn a Dresser into a Compact, Laptop-Hiding Desk LifeHacker
Good Idea if you are challenged for space  

The Best Foods for Your Money: The Guide LifeHacker 
Yummy and save money

Want to Be a Great Leader? Start Reading LifeHacker 
So start reading

The To D’oh! List: Limiting and Learning from Your Mistakes LifeHacker
We all make them but do we learn from them?

How to Read the Sticker Codes on Grocery Store Produce LifeHacker 
And now you know

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

August 21st 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Gmail Canned Responses Brings Quick Email Replies to Android LifeHacker
It could be very useful 

Negotiate for Office Perks when More Money Isn’t an Option LifeHacker 

12 Questions to Ask Yourself About the System of Magic in Your Fantasy Novel iO9
Wish more writers did this

How Britain’s Failed Attempt to Develop a ‘Death Ray’ Changed the Course of World War II iO9
Very Cool

Yes, Todd Akin, victims of ‘legitimate rape’ get pregnant – here’s scientific proof iO9
I hope that Todd does not get elected to any position again ever, any where in the world.

Monday, 20 August 2012

August 20th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this afternoon

Practice Good Posture for Better Memory Retention LifeHacker 
Humm, have to give this a try

“You Can Do Anything, But Not Everything.” LifeHacker
Yes, now to get the boss to agree

Four Clicks to a Less Annoying YouTube LifeHacker 
If you YouTube much read this

How Can I Sell My Skills Beyond a Boring Resume? LifeHacker 
For my job hunting friends, hope this helps

Pick a Job Reference Who Offers a Balanced View of Your Performance LifeHacker 
Hope this help those who are looking

Create an End of Summer Checklist to Remind You What You’ll Need Next Year LifeHacker 
For a better summer next year

August 20th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

‘The Make Room Planner’ Webapp Simplifies Room Layout Design LifeHacker
Could be useful 

Turn a Dead Chest Freezer Into a Miniature Root Cellar LifeHaker 
Good Idea if you have a big veg garden

Improvise a Laptop Cooling “Pad” with Plastic Bottle Caps Lifehacker 
You could cut wine corks down to do the same thing

Dye Denatured Alcohol Fuel When Hiking to Avoid Accidental Consumption LifeHacker 
Very Good Idea

Five Best VPN Service Providers  LifeHacker
Online safety

Repurpose a Restaurant Straw Dispenser to Distribute Pencils LifeHacker 
For my Teacher Friends and Artist Friends

Help Untie Knots with a Corkscrew LifeHacker 
Great Tip

Sunday, 19 August 2012

August 19th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

3 Asian BBQ recipes to heat up your grill Globe and Mail

5 must-have back-to-school items for postsecondary students Globe and Mail
Your thoughts? 

Five Scientifically Surprising Facts About Booze Gizmodo 
More to learn about Booze

How To Break into Your Own House Gizmodo 
Hummm, having locked myself out more than once....

This Is a 3D Computer Animation of 4D Shapes From 1965 Gizmodo 

PayPal Is Testing Out Mobile Payment at McDonald’s Restaurants Gizmodo 
Why France?

Saturday, 18 August 2012

August 18th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this evening

DIY Capacitor Discharge Tool LifeHacker
A very useful tool to have. Much better than your hand

Make Cocktails with Unwanted Wine LifeHacker
Unwanted wine... nope still not getting it... Great way to stretch the wine too

The 10 healthiest foods on the planet Montreal Gazette

ABC is developing the steampunk adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Yes, really. iO9
Could be real good

The Worst Opening Lines from Imaginary Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels iO9
Oh my they are bad

August 18th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this afternon

Why four is the nemesis of happy numbers iO9
Very strange and weird

Hand soap is killing you iO9
A lot of FUD but interesting

DIY Garage Solar Heating and Lighting Doors LifeHacker
A very interesting project

Top 10 Tools That Are Better in the Command Line LifeHacker
For my geek friends

Just Give a Damn and You Will Make a Good First Impression LifeHacker

Weed Out Non-Personal Emails with This Gmail Filter LifeHacker 
This could be very useful 

Friday, 17 August 2012

August 17th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this evening

A Complete Guide to Superheroes’ Religious Backgrounds iO9

10 Reasons to be Excited About Pop Culture This Fall iO9
Looking forward to some of these

How To Read Someone’s Mind iO9
Old tricks that still work

Use chemistry to make literal green eggs (the ham is up to you) iO9
Cool Idea, not sure I want to eat them

A Strong Contender For The Most Bad-Ass Photo Ever Taken iO9 

August 17th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Try Out the Final Version of Windows 8 for 90 Days LifeHacker
 It's one way to find out if Win8 is for you

Visions of the year 2000 by 20th century French artist are half hilariously wrong, half weirdly prescient iO9 
Very Cool

12 Magical Items and the Real Life Gadgets that Resemble Them iO9 
Who knew?

Thursday, 16 August 2012

August 16th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this evening

The Desk Jockey Workout: 8 Ways to Stay in Shape at the Office LifeHacker
Hummm worth trying

Negotiating Success: What to Learn from Marissa Mayer’s Compensation Package LifeHacker
Some good ideas and tips

How Can I Upgrade My Brown-Bag Lunch? LifeHacker
Some yummy ideas

Khan Academy Computer Science Teaches You to Code Through Exploration LifeHacker
Learn a new skill

I Hate Grocery Shopping; This Is How I Fixed It LifeHacker
Hummmm, maybe

Keep Cool During Hot-Weather Exercise with Precooling and a Water Dump LifeHacker
Or for just keeping cool

Avoid Rookie Cooking Mistakes: Use The Right Pots and Pans for the Job LifeHacker
Learning time

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

August 15th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

How to Make Limited-Time App Deals Last Forever LifeHacker
Some good tips

Keep Your Laptop Cool and Elevated with a $3 Barbecue Flipper LifeHacker
Great Idea

Avoid Taking Notes in a Meeting by Simply Snapping a Picture into Evernote LifeHacker
Now why did I not think of this?

SkyDrive Gets a Major Redesign, Android App, and More Features LifeHacker
For my SkyDrive using Friends

Give Your Old, Slow, Overheating Laptop New Life and an Extreme Makeover Lifehacker
Time to clean up your laptop?

R.I.P. Harry Harrison, creator of the Stainless Steel Rat, Bill the Galactic Hero, and Soylent Green iO9
I love his work

10 Comic Book Characters Who Are Cooler Than Batman iO9
Your though's?

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

August 14th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Why Switching Banks Can Actually Cost You More Money Than It Can Save LifeHacker
Just do it smart, double check everything 

Recovering from Common Career Setbacks Lifehacker
Some good advice

Google’s Updated Sign-In Page Makes Using Multiple Accounts A Lot Easier LifeHacker
This should help those with multiple accounts

What Resume Items Can Kill My Chances at Getting a New Job? LifeHacker
Hope this helps

The Five Biggest Myths About Saving Energy in the Summer LifeHacker
Stay cool and saver energy

Stop Wasting Money on Sonic Bug Repellants: They Don’t Work LifeHacker
Save your money

Monday, 13 August 2012

August 13th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit Provides Enough Stuff to Take Apart and Fix Nearly any Gadget LifeHacker

Hang Your Paintbrush in a Jar of Paint Thinner LifeHacker
An oldie but a goodie

Google Kinda Sorta Clarifies Piracy Plan and Says Most Popular Sites Aren’t Likely To Get Screwed Gizmodo
Worth reading

This Grill Serves Up the Most Stylishly Seared Steaks Gizmodo
Looks awesome

A naval officer calls this “the weirdest thing I’ve seen in 18 years at sea” iO9
Wow cool and weird

Are fan fiction and fan art legal? iO9
This may hurt your brain

Sunday, 12 August 2012

August 12th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this afternoon

GM recalls 38,000 cop cars Toronto Sun
Oh My that's not good

Shop Salad Bars for Quick and Easy Omelet Ingredients LifeHacker 
Great Idea 

DIY Inexpensive Track Lighting Based on a Curtain Rod LifeHacker 
Some great ideas

DIY Reusable Covers for Mixing Bowls and Serving Dishes LifeHacker
Great idea

Keep Insects out of Sugary Drinks with Cupcake Liners LifeHacker 
Great Idea for an afternoon on the patio/deck

This new species of insect was discovered on Flickr LifeHacker
Very Very Cool

Facebook page calls for American-only hours at U.S. Costco CBC 
Too funny, Too bad

August 12th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Create a Binder for Instruction Manuals and Receipts LifeHacker
For those staring out on their own

Repurpose a Six-Pack Carrier Into a Backyard Dining Kit LifeHacker
Great Idea but how do I carry my beer?

How to Bike Commute with a Suit Instructable
Great Tips for those interested

Prevent Soggy Sandwiches with a Plastic Food Container and Cling Wrap LifeHacker
For the picky eater in your life

Top 10 Clever Uses for Dropbox LifeHacker
For My Dropbox using friends

DIY Beach Bag Made from Window Screen Material Doesn’t Retain Sand LifeHacker
For My beach going friends

Saturday, 11 August 2012

August 11th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Science settles some decades-old debates about the best way to swim iO9 
Good to Know

Study shows “safety net hospitals” are often as good as affluent ones iO9 
Good News for now

The terrifying history of herbal abortion medicines iO9 
Oh My God, scary 

How to catch this weekend’s Perseid meteor shower iO9 
Wish I was at the cottage for this weekend 

Plate tectonics confirmed on Mars iO9

A new human species has been identified in Africa iO9

Incredible discovery of Aztec skeletons in ritualistic mass grave iO9
WOW WOW Very strange

This 1880s anti-masturbation armor = the ultimate codpiece for your retro Iron Man costume iO9 
Oh My

Science Fiction Movie Moments that Made Us Believe In Wonder iO9
How many of these have you seen?

Thursday, 9 August 2012

August 8th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this evening

Pixelmator Drops to $15 (Temporarily), Adds New Features, and Still Is the Best Photoshop Alternative for OS X LifeHacker
Great Price

How Can I Protect Against Social Engineering Hacks? LifeHacker
Please read this to help protect yourself

Use the First 30 Minutes of Your Workday to Maximize Productivity LifeHacker 
I can get a lot of stuff done in that time

The Lifehacker Pack for Students LifeHacker 
For my friends with students

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

August 8th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this afternoon

How to Focus and Stay Productive When You’re Expected to Always Be Available LifeHacker
Some good ideas and tips

Please Turn On Two-Factor Authentication LifeHacker
Do it now if you use google

Make Your Job Feel Less Like Work with “20% Time” LifeHacker
It can work wonders 

Remember to Check Your Focal Length When Photographing Faces LifeHacker
Very good to know

Avoid Damage to Your Luggage by Packing Lighter (and Other Tips from a Baggage Handler) LifeHacker
Pack Smarter

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

August 7th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this afternoon

This is easily the best lunar photograph of the 1800s iO9
Very cool

The abbreviation “OMG” is almost 100 years old iO9
Wow did not know that 

10 Literary Devices, And Where You Can Find Them in Science Fiction iO9

Have archaeologists discovered lost Egyptian pyramids using Google Earth? iO9
I hope so, it would be fun to have more 

Vintage Star Trek booze ads will class up your quarters iO9

What the hell is on this mysterious-looking piece of seaweed? iO9
Starts off weird and gets scary

Science Proves Luke Skywalker Should Have Died In The Tauntaun’s Belly iO9
No No No

Remember when Superman smoked a dozen cigars at the same time? iO9
Wow very strange

10 Best Spy-Fi Movies of All Time iO9
Not sure I agree with all the choices

Witness claims there were actually two UFO crashes at Roswell in 1947 iO9

August 7 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Decline Calls, Rewind Music, and Perform Other Shortcuts with Your iPhone’s Headset LifeHacker 
Learn something new every day

Brewster Beefs Up Your iPhone Address Book with Search Powers, Social Networks LifeHacker
Looks interesting 

Avoid the Trap of “Productivity Porn” LifeHacker 
You have to work, you can not spend all you time trying to be more productive

Delete Everything and Rewrite Your To-Do List to Make it Doable LifeHacker
A good idea from time to time

The Complete Guide to Solid-State Drives LifeHacker
Very Very Good To Know

Lost Photos Scrubs Your Email for Missing Pictures LifeHacker 
This could be a very useful tool

Calibrate Your Cooking Thermometer for the Most Accurate Readings LifeHacker 
Get the best out of your food

Monday, 6 August 2012

August 6th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Build a Tumbling Composter LifeHacker
Cool Project 

Paint the Inside of Light Switch Covers to Simplify Buying More of That Color in the Future LifeHacker
Great Idea

After Focus for Android Brings DSLR-Like Options to Your Phone LifeHacker
For my Android using friends

Seven-foot long minifig-scale Serenity model is a Lego masterpiece iO9
Wow great work

Eight years after the Athens Olympics, some venues have been left to rot iO9
Oh My

How American delicacy turned Belgium into a dirty word iO9
Why am I not surprised at this