Monday, 31 December 2012

December 31st 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Place a Used Tire Around a Log When Splitting Wood to Minimize Labor LifeHacker
Be careful not sure what happens if you miss the log, a bad bounce could hurt

Pixlr Express Makes Editing and Correcting Your Photos on the Go Easy LifeHacker
Look interesting 

DIY Paint Brush Holder Keeps Brushes Properly Wet or Dry LifeHacker 
Great Hack/Idea 

Plan Now for Next Year’s Holiday Decorations LifeHacker 
Good Idea 

Stop Bleeding Hangnails with Lip Balm LifeHacker 
I do this all time 

Internet Explorer 8 and Earlier Vulnerable to New Exploit LifeHacker 
Who is surprised ? 

Five Best DVD Ripping Tools LifeHacker 
Good Tools to have 

DIY Cryogenic Fluid Made from Dry Ice and Rubbing Alcohol Performs Most Liquid Nitrogen Demonstrations LifeHacker 
Very Cool 

Sunday, 30 December 2012

December 30th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Press is a Gorgeous Newsreader for Android Phones and Tablets LifeHacker 
If you are looking for a news reader, this may be the one for you 

DIY Machinable Wax for Your Lathe or Mill LifeHacker 
Cool Idea 

Clean Up Broken Ornaments with Paper Towels and Lint Rollers LifeHacker 
I hope you do not need this tip 

Dry Out Wet Shoes with Pocket Hand Warmers LifeHacker 
A good tip for Winter 

LifeHacker Top 10 Strategies for Making Your New Year’s Resolution Stick LifeHacker 
It is that time of the year again 

Repurpose Food Tins Into Magnetic Storage Boxes LifeHacker 
Great Idea/Hack 

Saturday, 29 December 2012

December 29th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Remotely Fetch Files from Your PC with SkyDrive (When It Isn’t on Your SkyDrive) LifeHacker 
Great tool but possible Security issue

What Else Can I Do with My New Ereader? LifeHacker 
For those with a Ereader 

Five Custom Searches You Should Enable In Your Browser Right Now LifeHacker 
Search smarter and better 

What They Don’t Tell You About Promotions LifeHacker 
Good To Know 

Cycloramic Captures Hands-Free 360-Degree Video on Your iPhone LifeHacker 

Hack a Raspberry Pi Into an AirPlay Speaker Receiver LifeHacker 
Hummm one more reason to get one 

Use Cheesecloth to Filter Broken Cork from a Bottle of Poorly Opened Wine LifeHacker 
Great Idea 

Friday, 28 December 2012

December 28th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Most Popular Firefox Extensions and Posts of 2012 LifeHacker 
For my Firefox friends 

Create a Budget for Hobbies Based on Accomplishing Other Goals LifeHacker 
Great Idea 

How to Tackle Three of the Toughest Interview Questions LifeHacker 
Hope this helps my friends who are looking for work 

Use the “Layoff Test” to Build Your Professional Network LifeHacker 

Bake Better Chocolate Chip Cookies by Using Chocolate Bars Instead of Chips LifeHacker 
Yummmy Idea 

The Greatest Science Fiction Porn Movies of All Time: 1961-1991 [NSFW] iO9
Way more that I would have thought. I knew of Barbarella and Flesh Gordon but that was about it
The father of modern computing was also a poetry critic iO9 

Thursday, 27 December 2012

December 27th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this Morning

How to Tell Your Boss When You Need Something Out of the Ordinary LifeHacker 
Good to know 

Keep Your Google Contacts Up to Date with a Simple Google Script LifeHacker 
For my Google Friends 

Unclutter for Mac Is a Clipboard, File Storage Area, and Notepad All In One LifeHacker 

Kii Keyboard for Android Is Bursting with Customization and Tweaking Options LifeHacker 
Humm for my android friends 

Overclock Your Raspberry Pi LifeHacker 

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

December 26th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this afternoon

Amazon Offers 15 Premium Android Apps for Free, Including OfficeSuite Professional and Splashtop Remote Desktop LifeHacker 
For my Android Friends 

Apply for a Travel Grant and Get Your Trip Funded for Free LifeHacker 
Hummm this might be worth looking in to 

Plex Desktop App Updates with AirPlay, HD Audio, and More, Is Now Called Plex Home Theater LfieHacker 

Build an Arduino-Powered “Blackbox” to Track All Your Movement LifeHacker 
Interesting build 

The 12 Most Epic Action Heroes of Science Fiction and Fantasy iO9 
ummm Some interesting choices 

December 26th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

You can download a free 12 Days of Christmas gift from the iTunes Store every day through January 6. Offers include a fantastic selection of songs, music videos, apps, tv episodes, and more.  

In Canada, Your first free gift includes two new remixes and a making-of video from Maroon 5.

Check your countries store to see what is offered.

The Best Way to Answer “Have You Ever Been Fired or Asked to Resign?” LifeHacker 
Not an easy thing 

Weirdest and Sexiest Costumes from the Original Star Trek iO9
WOW WOW WOW forgot about some of these 

These Astounding Satellite Images Were the Best Bird’s-Eye-Views of 2012 iO9 
Wonderful Just Wonderful 

The Apps You Should Download For Your New iPhone or iPad iO9 
It is a good place to start 

The Apps You Should Download For Your New Android Hotness iO9 
It is a good place to start 

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

December 25th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Set Up and Get to Know Your New Mac LifeHacker 
For my Mac friends 

Set Up and Get to Know Your New Windows PC LifeHacker 
For my Windows friends 

Set Up and Get to Know Your New iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch LifeHacker 
For my iOS friends 

Set Up and Get to Know Your New Android Phone LifeHacker 
For my Android friends 

Top 10 Dumbest Evil Geniuses Of All Time iO9 
The Brain is my favourite 

Monday, 24 December 2012

December 24th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this afternoon

10 Tools To Get Kids Excited About Programming Make Use Of
For the budding programmer in your life 

The Eleven Elite Rules of Movies About Computer Hacking iO9 

Researchers create a ‘trojan-horse’ virus to eliminate cancer in mice iO9 
I hope this works 

Co(s)mic Sans may be the greatest font ever created ever iO9 

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Good at Science, Good at Busting a Groove iO9 

Incredible chemical reactions captured at thousands of frames per second iO9 

Last-minute stocking stuffers for the whole family Montreal Gazette
Hope these help those who are in last minute rush

December 24th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Organize Kids Coloring Supplies in a Dish Rack  LifeHacker 
Great Idea 

Image Dictionary Adds a Wikipedia Image Search to Chrome Menus LifeHacker 
For my Chrome using friends 

Ignite an Egg Carton with Charcoal Inside for an Easy Start LifeHacker 
Do Not Use polystyrene egg cartons 

Microwave Popcorn in a Bowl and Plate to Reduce Unpopped Kernels LIfeHacker 

Hang Your Shower Curtain’s Bottom Corner to Improve Drainage and Avoid Mold Growth LifeHacker 
IF you have a mold issue 

The Scientific Formula for Perfect Eggnog Gizmodo
mmmmm Eggnog 

Christmas Cookies Are the Best Use of 3D Printing Yet Gizmodo 
Where do I send my money for this? 

Gizmodo The 13 Most Amazing Science Stories of 2012  Gizmodo 

Sunday, 23 December 2012

December 23rd 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this evening

Charting causes of death in America between 1970 and 2006 iO9
Oh My

The Absolute Best Comics and Graphic Novels of 2012 iO9
Some interesting choices

Archaeology exposes the forbidden eating habits of a bunch of 6th century monks iO9 
Cheating Monks

This Nazi Christmas party must have been the worst ever 
This Argentinian tourist village sat underwater for 25 years 
Scary that your village can get flooded like that 

December 23rd 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

DIY Pancetta is a Nice Addition to Your Bacon Addiction LifeHacker 
mmmmmmm Pancetta 

Claim Three Free Months of Flickr Pro This Holiday Season LifeHacker 
If you want an alternative to Instagram  

How to Fix a Nail Pop in Your Wall LifeHacker 
Good to know 

Top 10 Sanity-Saving Holiday Hacks LifeHacker 
Some good tips 

Amazing Last-Minute Gifts That You Can Buy Or Make Right Now iO9 
Some cool stuff/ideas 

China arrests 500 people for believing in tomorrow’s Mayan Apocalypse iO9 

Saturday, 22 December 2012

December 22nd 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

LifeHacker Most Popular Android Downloads and Posts of 2012 LifeHacker 
From my Android using friends  

Instagram Amends its New Terms of Service LifeHacker 
Your thoughts?

Build an Inexpensive Shoulder Rig for Your DSLR out of PVC Pipe LifeHacker 
For my Photo friends 

How To Clean An Old Flask LifeHacker 
Always a good thing to know 

Set Up a Personalized Call from Santa LifeHacker 
For those who still believe in Santa 

Why You Should Run, Not Walk, in the Rain LifeHacker 

How Hackable Is Your Bank Account? Call Customer Service to Find Out LifeHacker 
Be safe  

Science Explains Why Brines Make Meat Moist and Flavorful LifeHacker 
It's turkey cooking time 

Thursday, 20 December 2012

December 20th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Evernote Food 2.0 Beautifully Manages Your Recipes and Tracks Restaurants LifeHacker 
For my foodie friends 

How Can I Deal With a Slow Internet Connection? LifeHacker 
For my traveling friends 

Interactive Guide to Blog Typography kaikkonendesign
For those of us who truly need the help 

How to Stop Being an Oversensitive Employee and Work with a Boss You Hate LifeHacker 
Good to know 

Donate to Fewer Charities to Make Your Donation Go Further LifeHacker 
Hummm, there is a logic to this 

Boxed Wine Spoils Faster than Bottled Wine, So Keep It Cold LifeHacker 
Very Good To Know 

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

December 19 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

LifeHacker The Most Popular Explainers of 2012 LifeHacker 
Lots of good info here 

Thank you, and we’re listening Instagram 
Instagram responds.... 

Eight Ways Automakers Make Cars Obsolete (And How To Overcome Them) Jalopnik 

What to Do Before Bed and After Waking Up for More Daily Energy May have to try these 

An Employer’s Opinion on How To Quit Your Job LifeHacker 
Good to know 

Look for a New Job During the Holidays to Minimize the Competition LifeHacker 
For my friends who are looking for work 

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

December 18 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Do You Really Need to Say Thank You? LifeHacker 
Worth the read 

Ask Siri for Directions “via Transit” to Use Google Maps Instead of Apple Maps  LifeHacker 
For my friends who love Google Maps 

Camera+ Improves Quality Settings, Front Flash, and Photo Importing LifeHacker 
A great app 

What Should I Do When a Company Makes a Mistake in My Favor? LifeHacker 
Very Good To Know 

The Pi Store Is a One-Stop Shop for Raspberry Pi Software LifeHacker 
For my friends with a Raspberry Pi 

How to Edit Your Own Writing LifeHacker 
I realy need this one  

How to Recover from a Bad Job Interview LIfeHacker 
For my friends who are looking, hope this helps 

Why Dull Knives are More Dangerous in the Kitchen LifeHacker 
Every one needs to know this 

Monday, 17 December 2012

December 17th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Booze-Infused Syrup Adds a Little Extra Kick to Your Breakfast LifeHacker 

Hack an Etch a Sketch Into a Temperature Data Logger LifeHacker 
Cool Build, not very practical but a great learning op. 

Clean Your Dryer’s Moisture-Sensing Electrodes to Ensure Proper Automatic Drying Cycles LifeHacker 
A very good idea 

Find Financial Role Models for Your Kids LifeHacker 
You can to start them too early 

Free Printable Gift Wrap Designs LifeHacker 
For that last minute gift 

Hack Your Toolbag for First Order Retrievablility LifeHacker 
Finding the right tool fast is a good thing 

Enjoy a hypnotic time-lapse video of a spider weaving its circular web iO9 

Was Earth’s most devastating mass extinction caused by a single microbe? iO9 
Oh My 

Sunday, 16 December 2012

December 16th 2012 The stuff that caught My eye this evening

The theologically confusing nightmare that is the He-Man & She-Ra Christmas Special iO9 
It was very bad 

8 Ways to Keep the Fantastic Four Movie Reboot from Sucking iO9 
Please keep it from sucking 

65 Years Ago The Transistor Jump-Started The World Of Modern Technology Gizmodo
The start of a good thing 

Fetching Gifts for Loyal Dog Owners Gizmodo
For my friends with Dogs 

You Can Now Download Your Entire Twitter History, Maybe Gizmodo 
Good News Maybe? 

Frosty Gifts for Powder-Shredding Snow Lovers Gizmodo 
For My snow loving friends 

December 16th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Recycle Broken Glass Ornaments Into New Ornaments LifeHacker
What a great idea

Use a Charcoal Grill as a Pit Fire Pottery Kiln LifeHacker
Hummm DIY pottery

Set Up a Siphoning Water Reservoir When Leaving Your Christmas Tree for a Few Days LIfeHacker
For my friends with a live tree

DIY Lotion Bars Keep You Moisturized LifeHacker
Clean and Soft hands

Wrap with Paper and Double-Sided Tape to Create “Ravioli Wrapped” Gifts LifeHacker
So simple even I could do it

Composite photos show a Detroit school before and after it was abandoned iO9
Spooky but Interesting

China’s plan to build a massive 120 million-square-foot city — from scratch iO9

10 of the Most Insane Death-Defying Stunts from Science Fiction Movies iO9
Your thoughts on the list?

Saturday, 15 December 2012

December 15th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Several Old Google Services Discontinued, New Ones Already in Place LifeHacker 
Are you affected? 

The Holiday Stain Removal Guide Infographic Will Help You Get Rid of Gravy, Turkey Fat, Eggnog, and Other Stains LifeHacker 
Good to know

How to Navigate Your Company’s Holiday Party Like a Pro LifeHacker 
Party safely 

Use Trello as a Flexible, Visually Organized GTD System LifeHacker 
A visually GTD system 

Ask an Expert How to Make Holiday Travel Less Stressful LifeHacker 
For my traveling friends 

When You Need a Raise, Be Prepared to Quit LifeHacker 
Hummm, your thoughts 

What Do All These Different Modes On My TV Mean? LifeHacker 
For those getting a NEW TV 

Get a Free Month of Unlimited Worldwide Calling on Skype LifeHacker 
Just in time for those Holiday Calls 

Not Negotiating Your Salary Could Cost You $500,000 in the Long Run LifeHacker 

Build Your Own Pandora-Streaming Jukebox with a Raspberry Pi LifeHacker 
Looks like a cool build 

Friday, 14 December 2012

December 14th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

LifeHacker Most Popular Repurposing Tricks of 2012 LifeHacker
There are some great tips in this list

Apple Quickly Updates Malware Definitions to Detect New SMS Scam Trojan Mac Rumours
Great News

Got a Phone Interview? Make it Awesome, Not Awkward LifeHacker
Hope this helps my Friends looking for work 

Take a Screenshot of Your Mobile Boarding Pass When Traveling LifeHacker 
For my friends who are traveling this season 

The Dumbest Apocalypses That Hollywood Has Dreamed Up 
I agree with most of the list 

U.S. had plans for a ‘full nuclear response’ should the President disappear or be killed during an attack iO9
Bad Plan 

Archaeologists at ‘Pompeii of Japan’ site find a 1,400 year-old warrior still wearing his armour iO9 
Very Interesting 

Thursday, 13 December 2012

December 13th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Google Maps Is Now Available for iOS Devices, Offers Turn-by-Turn Driving Directions, Street View, and More LifeHacker 
It is rolling out, so it might not be in your country yet.

LifeHacker Most Popular Hive Fives of 2012 LifeHacker 
Some of the best things as selected by the LifeHacker community  

Facebook Changes Privacy Settings, Again NYT
They improve some things and remove others... 

First OS X fake installer malware spotted, as SMS scams are ported from Windows and Android to Mac TNW 
Crap Crap it was bound to happen. Watch what your are installing at all times.

What Should I Do When My Flight Gets Cancelled? LifeHacker 
Some great tips for my friends flying this holiday season 

Make a Raspberry Pi Solar-Powered FTP Server LifeHacker 
Cool Project 

Even light smoking may double your risk of sudden death iO9 
Not Good At All \

The first-ever image of a massive river system on another world iO9 
Very Cool 

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

December 12 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this evening

'Storage Wars' is rigged, fired cast member Dave Hester charges Toronto Sun
Shocked at this I am not.... I assume that all reality shows are rigged to some degree or an other

First railcar arrives in Port McNicoll Midland Freepress 
Ossawippi Express cars on the move, at least some of the are being saved 

How to Do a Proper Self-Review and Identify Your Professional Pain Points (Before Your Boss Does) LifeHacker 
It is that time of the year again 

Master the Art of the To-Do List by Understanding How They Fail LifeHacker 

Purge Your “Digital Toolboxes” Yearly to Wipe the Slate Clean and Get More Done LifeHacker 

It is a good plan in general 

The Bayou Corne Sinkhole: A massive oil and gas disaster you’ve probably never heard of iO9 
Wow that is scary 

December 12th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Most Popular Linux Downloads and Posts of 2012 LifeHacker
For my Linux using friends

Come Up with Great Ideas More Consistently by Looking at Your Unexpected Successes LifeHacker 
I like it 

Keep Bananas Fresh Longer by Separating Them and Wrapping the Stems in Plastic Wrap LifeHacker 
Love Bananas 

Most Popular Mac Downloads and Posts of 2012 LifeHacker 
For my Mac friends 

The Most Common Grammar Gaffes Writers Make (and How To Avoid Them) LifeHacker 
Let all try to improve our writing 

Hacker Challenge Winner: Wear Zippered Pockets to Get Through Security in a Flash LifeHacker 
and more travel tips 

Sometimes Food Just Looks Healthy (but Actually Isn’t) LifeHacker 
Something to remember 

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

December 11th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this evening

Flow chart breaks down each Hobbit dwarf by their bizarro beards iO9 

Essential Star Trek Novels That Even Non-Trekkers Should Read iO9
I have read most of these, it is a good list

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Holiday Specials Ever iO9 
Love the Backadder Christmas Special 

Rush inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Toronto Sun 
Well Done 

Yahoo Mail Gets Totally Redesigned for Speed and a Cleaner, Modern Look LifeHacker 
Still have a couple of Yahoo email accounts 

How Can I Safely Travel with My DSLR Camera and Photography Gear? LifeHacker 
Good ideas/suggestions 

Treat Your Freelance Work Like a Stock Portfolio to Meet Your Income Goals LifeHacker 
Great Idea, hope it helps my Freelance friends 
This living woman’s dad fought in the American Civil War iO9 
WOW Who would have thought this was possible? 

Monday, 10 December 2012

December 10th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Studio Replacement Programs Swap Damaged DVDs and Blu Ray Discs LifeHacker 
Very Good to know 

Quickly Cool Soup with a Frozen Water Bottle LifeHacker 
Great Idea 

13 in Thirteen Motivates You to Learn New Skills in 2013 LifeHacker 
New Year's is coming 

What Should I Do to My Computer Before I Sell It? LifeHacker 
Some good tips if you are selling or getting rid of your old computer

Prolong Laptop Battery Life with Your System’s Battery Care Settings LifeHacker 
Battery life is important 

How Often Should I Change My Passwords? LifeHacker 

Brain Pacemakers Are Starting To Be Used To Fight Alzheimer’s Disease Gizmodo 
Very Interesting and maybe good news  

Genius Gifts For Kids Who Love Science Gizmodo 
Ohh some nice gifts  

Why Cheap Booze Makes Your Hangover So Horrible Gizmodo 
Hummm not sure I agree 100% 

Barrie Club needs volunteers for annual bird count Barrie Examiner 
Sounds like a fun day. 

Sunday, 9 December 2012

December 9th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

The Most Accurate Map Yet of Our Planet’s Most Powerful Earthquake Zones iO9 
Good To Know 

The Historical Roots of Today’s Diet and Exercise Fads iO9 
Wow, every thing old is new again 

EMSecrets Helps You Find the Best Price on Electronics Components LifeHacker 
For my maker friends 

How to Safely Spend a Night in Your Car in Winter LifeHacker 
Very Good To Know 

Trace Lettering on Cakes with a Toothpick Before Writing with Icing LifeHacker 
For my baking friends 

Top 10 Facebook, Twitter, and Other Social Annoyances You Can Fix Right Now LifeHacker 
Hope these help you 

LifeHacker Most Popular Windows Downloads and Posts of 2012 LifeHacker 
Humm forgot about some of these 

How To Weed Out a Good Contractor From the Bad LifeHacker 
Finding a good contractor is hard work 

Quebec brewery capitalizes on doomsday phenomenon Toronto Sun 
Have to find some for the 21st 

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Beer Advent Calendar

DIY Beer Advent Calendar Fills the Season with Joy LifeHacker

Fill it with specialty beer! Something to enjoy. 
Have to think hard on what beers to chose to use in making one. 
Only 24 spots to fill, so it should be 24 of your favourite fall/winter beers.
You would want to think about the drinking order too. Do you want to build on a theme or switch it up from beer to beer?

This project is going on my Todo list for next October/November as it can take a while to find all the beers.... 

December 8th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this afternoon

Are we at the start of a new golden age of superhero TV shows? iO9 
I hope so 

Harvard team makes Legos out of DNA iO9 
Very Cool, Very Interesting 

Why US Air Corps servicemen were allowed to wear such badass bomber jackets in WWII iO9 
Never thought about it 

The War on Superman’s Underpants iO9 
I like the old school look.... Your thoughts? 

Why cigarette butts are good for birds iO9 
Smart Birds or Lucky Birds? 

So you’ve decided to run away and join the French Foreign Legion? Here’s how. iO9 
For those who have wondered about it 

Golden Spike Company announces trips to the Moon will launch in 2020. Guess how much tickets cost. iO9 
Ouch that a lot of $'s, but I would go if I had the money 

December 8th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

One way that prehistoric people were better scientific observers than modern ones iO9 
It makes sense as they lived or died by what they knew bout what they hunted 

One of the earliest victories in the war on science iO9 
Wow that is one way to kill the quest for knowledge 

Six Good Habits I Learned from Being Bullied as a Geeky Kid iO9 
Some great ideas and good advice 

Here is the astonishing creature found inside a 200 million-year-old leech cocoon iO9 

After extensive mathematical modeling, scientist declares “Earth is F**ked” iO9 
Interesting Idea 

Supercut shows how space helmets have changed over the past 80 years of movies iO9 
I have seen about half the movies 

The 10 Most Unlikely Things That Were Influenced by J.R.R. Tolkien iO9 

Thursday, 6 December 2012

December 6th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

LifeHackers Most Popular Photography Tips, Tricks, and Hacks of 2012 LifeHacker 
Good Tips hope they help you & me 

Don’t Say “Let Me Know If You Need Anything” if You Actually Want to Help Someone LifeHacker 
Good to know 

A Cupcake May Be a Healthier Choice Than a Muffin LifeHacker 

Can I Leave My Gadgets In a Cold or Hot Car? LifeHacker 
Some very good points 

Seven Productivity Myths, Debunked by Science (and Common Sense) LifeHacker 

Avoid Words Like “Creative” and “Organizational” on Your Resume to Make It Stand Out LifeHacker 
Very Good To Know 

How many times do I have to tell you the Maya didn’t give a shit about your dumb apocalypse? iO9 
Well Said!