Thursday, 29 November 2012

November 29th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Remains of the Day: You Can Finally Merge Your Skype and Microsoft Accounts on iOS LifeHacker 
Good News 

DIY Wi-Fi Antenna Cheaply Extends Your Wireless Network LifeHacker 
Cool Build may do this for the cottage 

Google Drive Adds Spreadsheet Editing to Its Mobile App LifeHacker 
Great News 

Morse Pulls Contact Information from Your Gmail Messages and Syncs Them to Your Address Book LifeHacker 
This could be useful 

Do I Really Need to Worry About My Shared File Permissions?  LifeHacker 
Good to know

Build a Sturdy Solar Oven for Efficient Cooking Outdoors and in Emergencies LifeHacker 
Great idea/Build 

Everplans Walks You Through All the Steps Needed to Deal with Death (Yours or Someone You Know) LifeHacker 
A very good idea

How to Clean Up Your Online Presence and Make a Great First Impression LifeHacker 
Very Very Good To Know and Practice 

Airport Guide Gives You Terminal Maps, Amenity Info, and More for Popular Airports LifeHacker 
Looks good if your Airport is on the list 

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

I seem to know a lot of Gmail users

I seem to know a lot of Gmail users my link used for the "The Best Secret Gmail Feature Is Hiding" article had 3466 clicks so far today. 

You all rock, thank you

November 28th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

The Best Secret Gmail Feature Is Hiding In Plain Sight Gizmodo 
Did not know this one 

Make Your Mac Keyboard Better With Wood Gizmodo 
Nice Look, worried about the screen clearance on a laptop 

Could an Explosion Really Knock You Over Like in the Movies? Gizmodo 
Good To Know 

7 Essential Self-Heating Garments To Keep You Warm This Winter Gizmodo 
Some cool items 

20 Cutaway Drawings That Will Slice Open Your Mind Gizmodo 
Very Cool 

Super-Tough Antarctic Bacteria Provide Hope For Alien Life Gizmodo
Awesome and Cool  

This password journal is the perfect gift for friends with no clue about security 
As long as the keep the book safe it works 

Google Found Guilty of Libel Over Search Results Gizmodo 
Not Good In Any Way Shape Or Form 

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

November 27th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Build a Soft Focus Filter for Your DSLR with a Sink Drainer LifeHacker 
Cool Idea 

Bones Simplifies the Process of Creating a WordPress Theme LifeHacker 
For my WordPress Friends 

Khan Academy Comes to iPhone with Over 3,500 Educational Videos LifeHacker 
For those wanting to learn 

The Cheapskate’s Guide to Getting Free Stuff LifeHacker 
Free is usually good  

Add Facebook Notifications and Chat to Firefox’s Toolbar LifeHacker 
For my Firefox Toolbar 

Automatically Create Evernote Template Notebooks with AppleScript LifeHacker 
For My Evernote friends 

Build Your Own System to Power On Your Computer Remotely LifeHacker 
Cool Build 

Chameleon Adds Custom Backgrounds to the Windows 8 Lock Screen LifeHacker 
Customize Win8 

Saudi Arabia implements electronic tracking system to monitor women’s movements LfieHacker 
Wrong on so many levels. So very wrong.

Monday, 26 November 2012

November 26th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Keep Bananas Fresh Longer Using Plastic Cling Wrap LifeHacker 
Very Good to Know 

Make a Programmable LED Holiday Star Ornament LifeHacker 
Great Idea for a project 

Make a Simple and Safe Trip Wire Alarm to Catch Intruders in Your Home or Liquor Cabinet LifeHacker 

Have to protect the Liquor Cabinet 

Cash is King in Emergency Situations LifeHacker 
Yes it is 

3D Print a Resistor Lead Form and Other Tools LifeHacker 
I want a 3D printer 

Animals Are Literally Being Dissolved Alive Because of Acid in the Ocean Gizmodo 
Yikes not good 

Argonauts dominate Stampeders to win 100th Grey Cup game Toronto Sun 
Way To Go Argo's 

Happy Birthday Mr Dressup   
RIP  Love the google doodle on

Sunday, 25 November 2012

November 25th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Best Diet Aid Ever: Science Fiction’s Grossest Food Moments iO9
Not as good as I thought it would be, but I loved the end

The 1965 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was fucking terrifying 

A little freaky

9.2 million year old Rhino skull discovered in volcanic ash 
Wow, very cool. 

The 20 Best Cliffhangers Ever Shown on Science Fiction or Fantasy TV 
A Good List 

Australian geologists prove that a South Pacific island does not exist 
Proving a negative 

Here’s China’s impossible plan to build the world’s tallest building in a mere 90 days iO9 
How Long Will It Last? How Fast Will It Come Down? 

How To Increase Your Drinking Tolerance (So You Don’t Make an Ass of Yourself at a Holiday Party) Gizmodo 
Good To Know 

Saturday, 24 November 2012

November 24th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this afternoon

Could you outrun a Tyrannosaurus rex? iO9 
Very Cool & Good To Know 

10 supplements you can take today to enhance your intelligence iO9 
Interesting, your thoughts? 

These beetles are officially the laziest creatures on Earth iO9 
Now that is lazy to the max 

Wormholes reveal what was destroying art 500 years ago iO9 

Seriously, who wouldn’t buy pain medication from these guys?  iO9 
Oh My Not Good 

The Time Mormons Baptized Adolf Hitler and Vlad the Impaler iO9 

November 24th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Looking for kitchen shortcuts in your freezer Toronto Sun 
Some very yummy looking dishes

Book lover on your holiday list? Here are 100 picks from Globe Books Globe and Mail 
A little something for every one.  

8 cool and brain-testing tech toys for kids Globe and Mail 
I want some of these myself 

Special wooden toys for Christmas Canada.Com 
Awesome toys  

Use a Tire Repair Kit to Plug a Tire Leak Instead of Ruining the Tire with Spray Cay Repairs LifeHacker 
Good To Know 

DIY Bicycle-Powered Machine Reclaims Yarn from Sweaters LifeHacker 
Very Interesting Idea/Project 

The Complete Guide to Every Single Doctor Who Anniversary Special Ever iO9 
Very Cool 

The Whisky Advent Calendar Master of Malt 

Friday, 23 November 2012

November 23rd 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Stain PVC Pipes to Match Your Project LifeHacker 
Great Process, your project will look better 

Put Together a Pet First Aid Kit LifeHacker 
A Very Good Idea for my Pet Owner Friends 

Build Google’s Linear Book Scanner Prototype LifeHacker 
Cool Build 

Repair Cracked Cheesecakes with Sour Cream LifeHacker 
Good to know 

The 50 Free Apps We’re Most Thankful For LifeHacker 
App's and Programs, nice list 

AdjustYourPrivacy Locks Down Your Entire Internet Life from One Page LifeHacker  
Look Very Interesting 

Thursday, 22 November 2012

November 22nd 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers

Facebook Asks Users If It Can Abolish Their Right To Vote On Future Site Governance Changes Techcrunch 

The Mac Utility Bundle Gets You Parallels 8 at $20 Off (Plus Four Other Apps) LifeHacker 
If you need/want Parallels this is a great deal 

Make a Fluffier Omelet with a Pinch of Baking Soda LifeHacker 
Might have to try is on my next omelet 

Batch Resize Images Quickly in the OS X Terminal LifeHacker 
Cool, for my Mac Friends 

LittleBits Offers LEGO-Like Electronic Projects You Can Do with Your Kids LifeHacker 
Very cool if you have little ones 

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

November 21st 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Think twice before using “mankind” to mean “all humanity,” say scholars iO9 

Graphic Novels That Even Non-Comics Fans Will Love to Read iO9 
A little something for most 

Hitler’s forgotten attempt to build the world’s largest Olympic stadium iO9 
That would have been a big ass stadium 

21 Pictures that Sum Up the Whole History of Science Fiction iO9
Very Cool 

5 gift ideas for the geek at heart iO9 
For the geek in your life 

How to Get Rid of a Virus (Even When Your Computer Won’t Boot) LifeHacker 
Going to have to look in to this, it may well be worth the $ or effort 

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

November 20th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this evening

Use a Unique, Secure Email Address Solely for Password Recovery LifeHacker
Great Idea for the accounts that let you do it

The Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine Digitizes and Automatically Tags Your Handwritten Notes LifeHacker 

Pixelmator Image Editor On Sale for 50% Off LifeHacker 
Great Deal 

How Can I Close Accounts for Old Services I Don’t Use Anymore? LifeHacker 
Good Idea 

Give the Perfect Weekend Project with These Gifts for the DIYer LifeHacker 
Want a lot of the items here 

Give The Stuff We Like the Most LifeHacker 
Some cool stuff 

Make Sure You Have Flood Insurance for Your Basement or Storm-Prone Apartment LifeHacker 

Very Good Idea 

Why I Decided to Spend More Time Working From Home LifeHacker 
Some good ideas and reasons 

The MacLegion Holiday Bundle Offers Fantastical, CopyPaste Pro, TechTool Pro and More for $49.99 LifeHacker 
Great offer 

Gift Ideas for the 8 Major Species Of Science Fiction Fan iO9 
Oh Ya,,,, 

Combat Kitchenware: Frying Pans With Weapon Handles Geekologie
Too Cool 

November 20th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Facebook Could Slow Down A Tiny Bit As It Starts Switching All Users To Secure HTTPS Connections TechCrunch 
Great News 

Make Your Own Twinkies (Since Hostess Won’t Make Them For You) LifeHacker 
mmmmm Twinkies 

How Can I Make a Long Plane or Car Ride Suck Less? LifeHacker 
For my traveling friends 

Use Magnets to Keep Small Tools Organized LifeHacker 

Give the Gift of Premium Web Services LifeHacker Some gift ideas

Give the Gift of Better Apps for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch LifeHacker 
For my iOs Friends 

Give the Gift of Better Apps for Android LIfeHacker 
For my Android Friends 

Monday, 19 November 2012

November 19th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Rowan Atkinson: "I don't want to play Mr. Bean anymore"  Toronto Sun 
It is his choice of course, but I will miss Bean, but I want more Blackadder!

Build a Bicycle Cargo Carrier with a Milk Crate and PVC Pipe LifeHacker 
Interesting build not sure on how long it will last 

Repurpose Clear Storage Totes as Mini-Greenhouses LifeHacker 
Great Idea for the Spring 

Back Up and Sync Your Game Saves on All Your Computers with Dropbox LifeHacker 
For my friends who play games 

Wait a Few Months Before Telling Anyone About Your Lifestyle Changes LifeHacker 
Good Idea 

Save Time by Peeling a Potato with Your Bare Hands LifeHacker 
Humm interesting idea  

Sunday, 18 November 2012

November 18th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Spray Your Windshield with a Vinegar Solution to Avoid Frost LifeHacker 
This should help, but not sure what it will with snow 

Build a Laser Microphone to Eavesdrop on Conversations Across the Street LifeHacker 

Top 10 Ways to Survive Going Home for the Holidays LifeHacker 
Very Very Good To Know

Make Hostess Treats at Home, Even After They’re Gone in Stores LifeHacker 

How to Listen to Real Spy Broadcasts Right Now LifeHacker 
Very Cool 

The Women of Marvel as James Bond Cover Girls iO9 

Farewell to Twinkies, America’s most futuristic food iO9 
Good Bye Twinkies 

How materials scientists are about to change the very fabric of the world LifeHacker 

Saturday, 17 November 2012

November 17th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Create a Spy Kit This Weekend LifeHacker  
Could be fun with the kids, teach them some hacking skills 

Before Moving, Check Your New Address with Your Insurance Company to Avoid Higher Rates LifeHacker 
Never thought of this... 

Tea Bag Buddy Holds Your Tea Bag While it Steeps and Contains the Mess When You’re Done LifeHacker 
If you are using tea bags, a great idea 

How Difficult Is It to Pick a Deadbolt Lock? LifeHacker 
Help keep your place safe and secure 

WavTap Records Your Computer’s Audio with the Press of a Keyboard Shortcut LifeHacker 

Why You Should Always Have More Than One Backup LifeHacker 
Backing up is 3,2,1 simple 

The Biggest Problems with Each Cloud Storage Service (and How to Fix Them) LifeHacker 
Very Good To Know 

How to Keep Meeting Participants Engaged and On Task  LifeHacker 
Good Luck with this 

Have the Courage to Be Direct LifeHacker 
And some times you need a clue-by-four 

Friday, 16 November 2012

November 16th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Grab a Free Month of Skype’s Unlimited Worldwide Calling LifeHacker 
Sounds good 

How Saving $2.75 a Day Can Change Your Life LifeHacker 
Vmfn Huum a savings plan I understand 

Learn How to Break Down a Door (Without Hurting Yourself) LifeHacker 
Hope you never need to do this but still good to know 

Create Junk Facebook and Twitter Accounts to Get Discounted Stuff Without Spamming Your Friends LifeHacker 
Humm kind of cheating 

How Can I Quickly Read and Make Sense of Befuddling Legal Documents? LifeHacker 
Some good tips 

The Productive Macs Bundle Offers Path Finder, TextExpander, and Other Awesome Apps for $30 LifeHacker 
For my Mac Friends 

What to Consider When Setting Up Your Home Office LifeHacker 
A simple overview but a good start 

Evernote 5 for Mac Updates Your Notebooks with a More Beautiful, Elegant Interface LifeHacker 
Looks Good 

How to Develop Sherlock Holmes-Like Powers of Observation and Deduction LifeHacker 

What the Shoulders Say About Us LifeHacker 
Good to Know 

Thursday, 15 November 2012

November 15th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

EA Origin Hacked; Time to Change Your Passwords LifeHacker
Oh No Not Again, what is with these sites and not keeping the passwords safe.... Please change your password and check if you used it for more than one account 

Crack Almost Any Electronic Safe with the Bounce Technique LifeHacker 
Make sure you buy a good safe not a poor safe 

Gmail Introduces Easier Ways to Search for Large Attachments and Old Messages LifeHacker 
Hope this helps my Gmail friends 

StayInvisible Analyzes Your Online Privacy and Anonymity LifeHacker 
For my security friends 

The Best Days to Buy Holiday Gifts LifeHacker 
It is shopping season 

How to Choose (and Maintain) a Cover Identity LifeHacker 
Just for fun I hope 

Hack an Umbrella Stand to Remind You to Grab an Umbrella When Rain Is on the Way LifeHacker 

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

November 14th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

The Best Places to Hide Valuables in Your House LifeHacker 
As long as the bad guys do not read this 

Give Better Directions by Forgetting That You Know Them LifeHacker 
Huum this may work for some 

Organize Your Junk Drawer with Stuff You Already Have Around the House LifeHacker 
Not sure how much time you want to put in to your junk drawer but it makes it easier to find stuff

ID Guard Stamp Obscures Private Information on Mail and Printed Documents LifeHacker 
Easier than using a shredder 

An Incredibly Simple Way to Escape from Wrist-Binding Zip Ties LifeHacker 
Good to know 

Be Wary of Pickpocket Warning Signs (and Other Tips to Avoid Getting Pickpocketed) LifeHacker 
Personal safety 

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

November 13th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this evening

The Most Common Hiding Places for Workplace Passwords LifeHacker 
Yep, these would work for about 60% of the folk I work with 

How Do I Get Companies to Stop Gouging Me for Money I Don’t Owe? LifeHacker 
Very Good To Know 

How to Start Your Own Hackerspace LifeHacker 
If you A great idea 

How CIA Director David Petraeus’s Emails Were Traced (and How to Protect Yourself) LifeHacker 
Security Lessons to be learned 

Work In Some Stretching Exercises On the Go to Stave Off Carpal Tunnel, Soreness, and the Effects of Stress LifeHacker 
Good to know 

Use The STAR Technique to Ace Your Interviews LifeHacker 
For my friends who are looking for work 

November 13th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

From Saucy Pics to Passwords: How to Share Sensitive Information Over the Internet LifeHacker 
Good To Know 

Why You Should Buy Store-Branded Gift Cards Over Other Types LifeHacker 
Gift Giving Time is coming up 

Stick to Your Nutrition Goals by Preparing for Holiday Eating in Advance LfeHacker 
So larger pants are not a plan, darn

Pay Down Debt Easily by Creating Multiple Savings Accounts LifeHacker 
Hummm, have to think about this. What about account fees?

What Desktop Apps and Web Services Do You Want for the Holidays? LifeHacker 
Some great ideas in the comments 

How Can I Turn My Mess of Ideas Into Something Organized and Useful? LifeHacker 
This may help some of you 

Ask for a Performance Review within Six Months of Taking a New Job to Boost Your Salary LifeHacker 
Worth thinking about 

How to Stop Spies from Digging Up Your Personal Information LifeHacker 
Keep your info safe 

Monday, 12 November 2012

November 12th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Apple’s Breaking Out Passbook-Enabled Gift Cards Gizmodo 

These Tiny Carbon Microthreads Could Wire the Computers of the Future Directly to Your Brain Gizmodo  
Hummm, interesting but what happens with a BSOD? 

Users Start Giving Up on Streaming Video If It Takes Two Seconds to Load Gizmodo 
Who is surprised at this 

Lightfoot comes home Orillia Packet 
Would have loved to be at that concert 

DIY Altoid-Tin Solar Radio for $3 LifeHacker 
A quick little project 

Clean Enameled Cookware with Laundry Detergent LifeHacker 
Never would have thought of it on my own

Sunday, 11 November 2012

November 11th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this evening

The Magic School Bus grows up and goes on one last field trip—to Hell iO9 

Steampunk Spy-Fi: Real-life gadgets perfect for a Victorian Era James Bond iO9 
Wow cool 

Tokyo’s 3D printing photobooth lets you turn yourself into an action figure iO9 
Way too cool 

Winter Sucks Less With Marshmallow Snowmen Chillin’ In Your Cocoa iO9 
Cool Idea 

This Dream House Was Entirely Built Around a Giant Three-Story-High Bookshelf iO9
Awesome Idea 

November 11th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this afternoon

Power a Laptop with AA Batteries LifeHacker 
Interesting idea, if you have a lot of spare batteries  

Use 2-Liter Soda Bottles Instead of Sandbags for Winter Driving LifeHacker 
A great idea if you do not need a lot of weight 

DIY Multiple Roll Tape Dispenser LifeHacker 
A great idea for your shop 

DIY Peanut Butter is Healthier and Tastes Better Than the Stuff You’re Buying Now LifeHacker 

Build a Pet Waste Composter Using a Garbage Can LifeHacker 
For my dog owning friends 

Repurpose a Hanging Wardrobe Into a Spray Painting Tent LifeHacker 
Great Idea, would keep the mess down 

Top 10 DIY Repairs and Upgrades to Make Your Smartphone Last Forever LifeHacker 
Fix your own phone 

Winterize Your Home and Yourself This Weekend LifeHacker 
Some home projects 

November 11th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

War memorials & places of Remembrance Toronto Sun
Lest We Forget

Remembrance Day war sites in Normandy Toronto Sun 
Lest We Forget 

Remember the sacrifice Honour those in uniform, regardless of how governments choose to deploy them Toronto Sun 

Remembrance Day services in Toronto Toronto Sun

Poll finds interest in Remembrance Day on the rise Globe and Mail 
A  good thing 

The aching void of war and remembrance Globe and Mail 
Think of a Veteran you know/knew and remember 

Saturday, 10 November 2012

November 10th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Why do mosquitoes bite some people and not others? iO9 
Hummm Very Interesting 

Does wealth create peanut allergies? iO9 
Humm something to think about 

10 Ways Geoengineering Could Save the World iO9 
Some very good ideas

When mentos and coke are crossed with dominos iO9 
Fun Wow

The Biggest Myth About Polar Bear Fur (And the Weirdest Truth) iO9 
Learning Time 

Introducing “The Nine Circles of Scientific Hell” — a real figure in a real scientific journal iO9 
Oh My 

Check out Xenoceratops, the newly identified dinosaur with an ‘alien horned-face’ iO9 
New Dinosaur Cool 

1500-year-old English skeleton was “ritually staked” with iron nails iO9 
Wow who knew?

Friday, 9 November 2012

November 9th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Why it’s Worth it to Purchase Your Own Domain Name LifeHacker 

How to Use Windows 8’s New File History Backup (aka Time Machine for Windows) LifeHacker 
Good to know 

Fix Stretched Out Sweater Cuffs with a Hair Dryer LifeHacker 
Be careful with this one. 

Fayve Is a Slick and Entertaining Movie and TV Discovery App for the iPad LifeHacker 
Great Idea, thinking about down loading it 

Negotiate a Raise by Asking About Your Worth to The Company LifeHacker 

How to Throw a Movie Night Everyone Will Remember LifeHacker 
Sounds like fun 

How to Commit Internet Suicide and Disappear from the Web Forever LifeHacker 
Not sure why but here is a start to do it 

An Unknown Number of Twitter Accounts Have Been Compromised, Time to Change Your Passwords LifeHacker 
Oh my 

Cook a Hearty Campfire Breakfast in a Paper Bag LifeHacker 
I would test this before springing this on the family

11 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About James Bond iO9 
Happy 50th James 

Thursday, 8 November 2012

November 8th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Kill Lice with Mayonnaise LifeHacker 
Who knew? For my friends with kids

Win+X Menu Editor Customizes One of The Most Important Features of Windows 8 LifeHacker 
For those who have made the jump to Win 8

Grab Eight DRM-free Ebooks for a Pay-What-You-Want Price LifeHacker 
For my eBook friends 

Kick Off Your Day by Removing 20 Percent of Your Tasks LifeHacker 
This may work for you 

How to Get Out of an Unwanted Political Conversation Lifehacker 
Could have used this about a month ago

Keep Track of Your Small Wins to Stay Motivated and Productive LifeHacker 
This works for me, it might work for you 

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

November 7th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Three Ways to Save an Unproductive Week LifeHacker
These may help you

The Best Things to Buy In November LifeHacker 
Starting my shopping list now

FLUX Backpack Lights You Up When You’re Biking at Night LifeHacker 
A great Idea for those who are now biking in the dark 

Take Amazing Nighttime Photos by Paying Attention to Atmospheric Conditions and the Moon’s Phase LifeHacker 
Humm, will have to give this a try

How to Stop Your Smartphone from Secretly Wasting Data in the Background LifeHacker 
Good to know 

Forget Brining. Plain Old Salting Gives Turkey Better Flavor and Texture LifeHacker 
Any one going to try this? 

Pay Attention to the Workplace Environment When You Walk Into a Job Interview LifeHacker 
For my friends who are looking for work