Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Oct 30 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Haunting Aerial Photographs of Drowned Villages in Canada Gizmodo
Very cool

Amazon's Kindle Matchbook Offers Cheap Ebook Versions of Books You Own LifeHacker

Pay Attention While Waiting to Interview to Get a Feel for the Company LifeHacker 
Some good tips

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Bell to track customers' web history, TV viewing, phone calls, mobile usage

Bell to track customers' web history, TV viewing, phone calls, mobile usage Montreal Gazette

At least they are admitting it. I know they have the data, but not thrilled about tacking.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

October 19 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Clean Up, Fix, and Upgrade Your Hard Drives This Weekend LifeHacker
Keep your data safe

Grab Over 500 Free Programming Books from GitHub LifeHacker
Learning is good

This Time and Temperature Chart Helps You Brew the Perfect Cup of Tea LifeHacker 
I Love a good cup of tea

Monday, 29 July 2013

July 29th 2013 Stuff that caught my eye this morning

Monitor The Office Coffee Maker with A Stack of Cups LifeHacker 
A great idea for offices where there are not a lot of coffee drinkers 

Should I call back debt collectors who had the wrong number? LifeHacker 
Your thoughts?

Find Out if Sunglasses Are Polarized By Looking Through Two Pairs LifeHacker 
Good To Know 

Eat Tomatoes To Guard Against Sun Damage LifeHacker 

How Can I Reduce the Risk of Data Corruption and Loss on a USB Drive? LifeHacker 
Well worth the read 

Censor Barcodes When Sharing Pictures of Your Mail LifeHacker 
Humm not sure why you would post a photo of your mail but if you have/want to, this would be a good idea 

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

July 16th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Why You Didn't Get the Interview (Part Two) LifeHacker 
Some good advice for my friends who are looking 

Reader Story: 6 things I did because I was poor that made me poorer Get Rich Slowly 
They make sense. 

Lifehacker Pack for Mac 2013: Our List of the Best Mac Apps LifeHacker 
Lots of get programs 

Walk Into a Salary Negotiation with the Right List of Accomplishments LifeHacker 
For my friends who are negotiating 

Bring Three Key Stories with You to Your Next Job Interview LifeHacker 
Hope this helps my friends who are still looking  

This Emergency Hook Folds Up and Fits In Your Wallet Gawker 
What a great idea, hope they get funded 

Monday, 15 July 2013

July 15th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Keep a Garbage Bag In Your Laptop Bag for Sudden Rain Storms LifeHacker 
What a great idea 

Top 10 DIY Miracles You Can Accomplish with Sugru LifeHacker 
There is lots to do/fix with Sugru 

Upgrade Your Grill with Wooden TV Trays LifeHacker 
It's grilling time

Make the Most of Your Tablet This Weekend LifeHacker 
Some good ideas 

Someone actually bothered to debunk the idea of a Sharknado iO9 
For those who watched 

Maps of Vast Empires That No Longer Exist iO9 
Very Cool 

Thursday, 4 July 2013

July 4th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Researchers uncover key clues in the mystery of limb regeneration iO9

Gorgeous Old Movie Theaters That Have Fallen Into Ruin iO9
Very Sad

All the Google Products That Google Itself Has Killed Dead Gizmodo
Oh My, how many of these did you use?

36 Cheap American Beers, Ranked 
Interesting ranking

Use the “Favor Test” When You're Undecided About a LinkedIn Invitation LifeHacker  
A Very Good Idea 

Twitter Wants to Start Tracking You on the Web, Here's How to Opt-Out LifeHacker 
Good To Know 

Keep Your Lawn Green Without Wasting Money with These Watering Tips LifeHacker 

Customize Your Resume to Your Profession LifeHacker 
Good Idea 

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

July 3rd 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

How to Get Reduced Prices and Save Money When Shopping on Amazon LifeHacker 
Some great tips, not all available outside of the USA 

How to Take Sunset Photos Like a Professional LifeHacker 
Great Tips, many should work for Sunrise too 

The Best Things to Buy in July LifeHacker 

Six of the Most Common Resume Flaws (and How to Fix Them) LifeHacker 
For my friends who are still looking 

Become a Grill Master This Weekend LifeHacker 
It is grilling time 

How Can I Share Information with Friends and Family After I Die? LifeHacker 
We all need to think about this

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

June 26th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

How To: Some Basic (And Not-So-Basic) Photo Management HackerSpace 
Interesting, it may be over kill or it may be for you  

Do I Need to Drink Filtered Water or Is the Tap Okay? LifeHacker 
A very good read, bottled water may not be your best choice.

How to Get Great Customer Service Without Losing Your Cool LifeHacker 
Most of these tips work very well 

The Basics of Music Production: The Complete Guide LifeHacker 
A good starter guide 

Bike Doctor: Repair Your Bike As Well As the Pros Without the Price Gizmodo 
For my biking friends 

This Throne of Books Is Your Own Private Personal Library Gizmodo 
Sweet, if it is a comfortable as it looks I want one!

27 Radiant Photos Of Rust Gizmodo 
Some very cool photos 

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

June 25th 2013, Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Add Images as Attachments via Drag and Drop in Gmail LifeHacker 
For my Gmail using friends 

Ask an Expert: All About Online Job Hunting LifeHacker 
Some great ideas in the comments 

How Can I Find (and Hire) A Good, Responsible Handyman? LifeHacker
Great ideas and tips for finding a good contractor/handyman

Replace Worn-Off Appliance Lettering with Sugru LifeHacker 
Cool fix 

What Happened to the Mysterious Humans of the Sahara 7,000 Years Ago? iO9 

The Most Insane Television Sets in History iO9 
Some cool and some scary TV's 

Taco Bell prepares us for synth meat and textured veg protein iO9 

Monday, 24 June 2013

June 24th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

AirAudio Makes Your Android Device Airplay Compatible LifeHacker 
For my Android friends 

When Gadgets Should Be Repaired, Not Replaced LifeHacker 
Repairing is a good thing

Smoggy Displays Your Current Air Quality at a Glance LifeHacker 
Looks like a good app to have, but not seeing it in the Canadian App Store.... 

Top 10 Ways to Deal With a Slow Internet Connection LifeHacker 
Very Good To Know 

What Temperature Should You Keep Your Refrigerator Set At? LifeHacker 

TripIt, the Must-Have Travel App for iOS and Android, On Sale for 99¢ LIfeHacker 
I love this app, helps keep me on track when traveling.

What Online Privacy Stuff Should I Actually Care About? LifeHacker 
It is a good start on what you need to know and do. 

Send Your Kids to Free Apple or Microsoft Workshops This Summer LifeHacker 
Available in Canada too. Looks very cool.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

June 18th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Dump Your Luggage on Your Bed to Prevent Unpacking Procrastination LifeHacker 
Great tip, I use the sofa, but it is the same idea

Dispatch Integrates Your Email Into a Ton of Other Apps LifeHacker 
Interesting looking app

How to Decode "Menuspeak" and Navigate Any Restaurant Menu LifeHacker 
For those of use trying to eat better 

The Periodic Table of Muppets Brings Order to Wocka Wocka Gizmodo 
Very Cool

These Stash Coins Are a Fantastic Way to Lose Your SD Card Gizmodo 
Looks cool but a good way to lose your SD card, by spending it

Monday, 17 June 2013

June 17th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Detangle Thread By Running it Through a Dryer Sheet LifeHacker 
Have to remember to try this, the next time I have to sew

Make JPEG Droplet is the Fastest Way to Convert Files to JPEGs LifeHacker 
Cool App, it's on my get list now 

Transport Trays of Desserts With Old Milk Rings LifeHacker 
For my baking friends, I will take payment in goodies 

Five Best Grills LifeHacker 
Huum any other suggestions? I need to get a new grill for the cottage 

Make Your Own Delicious Ice Cream with Old Coffee Cans Lifehacker 
Homemade Ice Cream Yummy 

These Photos Of NYC's Subway Project Are Astonishing iO9 
Very Cool, can not wait to see the finished Subway

Sunday, 16 June 2013

June 16th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Lego Will Make a Mars Curiosity Rover Set Gizmodo 
Cool, if the price is right it will be on my get list 

The Ballpoint Pen Turns 75 Years Old Today Gizmodo 
Go and write something today 

The Old-School Tech from the NSA's Past Gizmodo 
Cool Tech 

How to Get Your Luggage Back When the Airline Loses It Gizmodo 
For my friends who travel 

If bees go extinct, this is what your supermarket will look like iO9 
Very Not Good..... 

These Buildings Are Made Out of Ships iO9 
Some are just shaped like ships, but some very cool places 

Don't Peel the Skins When You Snack on Fava Beans LifeHacker 
Will have to remember this for the next time 

Top 10 Relaxing Projects to Soothe Your Overworked Mind LifeHacker 
Relaxing is a good thing 

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Flying lanterns a fire hazard for cottages

Flying lanterns a fire hazard for cottages

There is one thing that has lit a fire under cottagers, it’s fire raining down from the sky.
“What kind of idiot would set an uncontrolled flame floating over cottages and forests to land who knows where?” asks Terry Rees in reference to the popular airborne lanterns that are powered by an open flame in the bottom, much like a hot air balloon. Also known as Chinese, sky, and flying lanterns, they are often released, dozens at a time, at weddings and other parties.

More at Cottage Life

Thank you Penny C. and Terry R. for bringing the issues to light.

Friday, 14 June 2013

June 14th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

The Best Uses for Your Local Library (That Aren't Just Books) LifeHacker 
Very Cool, I knew about some of this stuff but not all of it.

Wallaby Tells You the Best Credit Card to Use Wherever You're Shopping LifeHacker 
Not sure who needs this but it exists 

Why Am I So Tired All the Time Even When I Get Enough Sleep? LifeHacker 

Get Free Airport Wi-Fi with Foursquare LifeHacker 
For my traveling friends 

How Your Brain Perceives Time (and How to Use It to Your Advantage) LifeHacker 
Good to know 

We Can Drink the Rest Tomorrow: 5 Wine Preservation Systems Tested Wired 
For my wine drinking friends 

Thursday, 13 June 2013

June 13th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Everything You Didn't Know You Could Do with Google's Voice Commands LifeHacker 
Good to know 

Get a Free Vehicle History Report Before You Buy a Car LifeHacker 
For my friends in the USA 

What's the Difference Between Pain Relievers? Should I Buy Generic? LifeHacker 
Very Good To Know 

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

June 12th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Opera Mail Brings Labels, Filters to Your Other Email on the Desktop LifeHacker 
If you are looking for a cross platform client this might be the one for you 

Get a Discount Shopping Online by Abandoning Your Cart For a Day LifeHacker 
This has worked for me on a couple of sites 

Beer Tasting Workout: Train Yourself to be a Better Beer Taster Food & Wine 
My kind of workout 

Excel PC and Mac keyboard shortcuts excel jet 
If you want the PDF you have to sign up 

These Are Some Of The Worst Architectural Disasters in History iO9 
Wow, not good 

The Most Pointless Rules for Young Epic Heroes in Training iO9 
Never thought of it that way 

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

June 11th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

The Soviet Union's space-themed stamps will make you love Cosmonauts iO9Cool 

The Greatest Science Fiction-Themed Bars and Restaurants on Earth iO9 
My traveling list just got longer 

The total number of breweries in the U.S., from 1887 to present iO9 

Super-Weird Facts That You Probably Didn't Know About Superman iO9 
Ok then 

MySupermarket Compares Grocery Prices Across Amazon, Walmart, and More LifeHacker 
UK and US only at the moment

All the New Stuff in OS X 10.9 "Mavericks" LifeHacker 
Want it now 

Monday, 10 June 2013

June 10th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Five Best Multitools LifeHacker 
I have a Wave and a Micro 

TSA Attempts to Confiscate Chewbacca Actor's Light Saber-Shaped Cane Gawker
Your thoughts? 

This "comet factory" reveals first secrets of planetary formation iO9 

Six Abandoned Asylums with Genuinely Chilling Backstories iO9 
Creepy and Scary 

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light iO9 

WWDC 2013 Predictions: Here Comes iOS 7, But What Else? (Updated) Gizmodo 
I will be listening and have my fingers crossed 

Sunday, 9 June 2013

June 9th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

'Smoking' alcohol gaining in popularity Toronto Sun
Never heard of this until now. 

What Knives Are Essential For a Serious Home Kitchen? LifeHacker 
and let the arguments begin 

How To Pack For A Summer Vacation With Just One Carry-On Bag LifeHacker 
Some good tips and ideas 

Build a Cheap, Great Looking iPhone 5 Dock Out of Lego LifeHacker 
Cool Idea 

Everything You Need to Know About Gmail's New, Super-Confusing Layout LifeHacker 
For those who have and those who will be getting it 

Why the Metadata the NSA Has on You Matters Gizmodo 
A lot can be inferred from the Metadata 

Here's the Official Government Fact Sheet on What PRISM Is and Does Gizmodo 

Friday, 7 June 2013

June 7th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

The Secret World of Underground Bunkers iO9 
Cool and Canada is represented too 

The Government Responds to the PRISM Spying Program Gizmodo
Not a good thing in my view 

The NSA Mines an Insane Amount of Data From Every Tech Service You Use Gizmodo
Not Good 

Microsoft, FBI take down huge global cyber-crime ring Globe and Mail 
Good News 

3-D printing: Creating ‘a new class of entrepreneurs’ Globe and Mail 
Very Cool 

Thursday, 6 June 2013

June 6th 2013, Stuff that caught My eye this morning

The World's Most Bizarre Aircraft Graveyards iO9 
That is a lot of "dead" aircraft 

10 Genres that Superheroes Have Swallowed Up iO9 
Never thought of it that way 

This 1950s Futuristic Food Truck Could Bake Bread in Just Nine Seconds Gizmodo 
What could have been 

How the U.S. Government Waged War Against the House of Tomorrow Gizmodo 
Your thoughts? 

How to Stick to a Vegetarian or Vegan Diet When It's Not on the Menu LifeHacker 
For my friends 

Keep Your Toilet Paper Dry While Camping with a Coffee Container LifeHacker 
Or for keeping a spare roll in the outhouse 

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

June 5th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

The Basics of Music Production, Lesson 4: Mixing LifeHacker 
Good to know 

7 ways to use dog training methods to get yourself super fit LifeHacker 
Humm, your thoughts on this?

The Financial Moves You Should Make in June LifeHacker 
Keep at your Financial Plan 

Use a Putty Knife as a Spatula LifeHacker 
Just do not confuse the Kitchen tools with you fixing tools 

How Can I Spot a Bad Boss Before I Take a Job? LifeHacker 
For my friends who are still looking 

Famous Scifi And Fantasy Authors In Their Workspaces iO9 
Very cool, and some of my favourite authors too 

10 Shocking TV Deaths That Kept You on the Couch for Weeks iO9 
How many did you see? and do you agree?

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

June 4th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

The Best Things to Buy in June LifeHacker 
Shopping time? 

Logitech Easy-Switch Keyboard Pairs with Multiple Bluetooth Devices LifeHacker  

Six Communication Tricks That Will Get Your Kids to Cooperate LifeHacker 

How the 1920s Thought Electricity Would Transform Farms Forever Gizmodo 
Very Cool, what might have been 

A Treasury of Flying Cars, from the Golden Age of Aviation iO9 
So where are the flying cars now? 

Government Ship Launch Looks Badass But Goes Crazy Wrong Jalopnik 

Monday, 3 June 2013

June 3rd 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Repair the Tip of a Shoelace with Melted Candle Wax LifeHacker 
A quick fix, not sure how long would last 

Digitize Old Photos Better with the Negatives LifeHacker 
Good to know 

Return a Lost Driver's License By Dropping It In Any Mailbox LifeHacker 
Good Idea 

Freeze Your Grains Correctly for Better Leftovers LifeHacker 
Good to know 

Kill Ants Safely With Cornmeal LifeHacker 
A safe way to deal with ants 

Top 10 Time Savers for the Stuff You're Too Busy to Do LifeHacker 
Some very good tips 

Saturday, 1 June 2013

June 1st 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

The Difference Between Bits and Bytes, and Why It Matters iO9 
To help clear the confusion 

What's the Best Way to Quickly Chill Coffee? iO9
Or plan a head and keep some in the fridge 

Choose the Best, Money-Saving Plants for Your Vegetable Garden iO9 
Love home grown food 

LinkedIn Just Added Two-Factor Authentication, So Enable It Now iO9 
Very Good 

How to Find Out If a Company is a Cultural Fit for You iO9 
For my friends who are looking of a new job 

The io9 Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy in June! iO9 
Lots of good stuff this month 

The 10 Totally Awesome Rules of Evolution in Science Fiction iO9 
Wow, it has been done badly in many cases 

How to Make a See-Through Margarita iO9 

Friday, 31 May 2013

May 31st 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Five Questions You Should Ask When Building an Emergency Fund LifeHacker 
Good to know 

How to Clean Out Your Overflowing Hard Drive and Get Your Space Back LifeHacker 
A very good thing to do on a regular schedule 

Find Out Which Custom Firmware Can Supercharge Your Camera LifeHacker 
Looks like a project to me 

How to Boost Your Internet Security with DNSCrypt LifeHacker 
I think I will implement this on the weekend 

Gorgeous Vintage Advertisements for Heroin, Cannabis and Cocaine LifeHacker 
Wow Wow Wow, you would get jail time for selling this stuff now

Thursday, 30 May 2013

May 30th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Get Your Bike Ready for a Ride with This 10-Point Checklist LifeHacker 
It's Bike time 

Stare into the eye of Africa's unfathomably huge Richat Structure iO9 

There's nothing sadder than the wreck of a once-great submarine iO9 
Wow there are a lot of old subs around the world 

The Biggest Reasons Why Fairies Are Evil iO9
Oh My, did not know about these Fairies 

Russians Recover Fresh Flowing Mammoth Blood iO9 
Very cool if true 

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

May 29th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

The Basics of Music Production, Lesson 3: Using Virtual Instruments LifeHacker 
Good to know, hope this helps 

Here Are Some Things You Think Are Exactly the Same But Really Aren't LifeHacker
Very good to know 

Dear New Intern: Don't Be the Intern Your Fellow Interns Hate Jezebel  
For my friends who's children are interning 

Add Comments to a Formula in Excel for Your Future Reference LifeHacker 
What a great idea!

How To Break Out of a Career Rut in Four Weeks LifeHacker 
For my friends who are in a rut

Turn an Old Computer Into a Do-Anything Home Server with FreeNAS 8 LifeHacker 
FW Looks like a cool project 

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

May 28th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

The Mysteries Beneath New York City's Grand Central Terminal iO9 
Very Cool, to bad it is closed to the public 

Scientists Revive 400 Year-Old Frozen Plants iO9 
Awesome plants 

Thousands of cave paintings have been discovered in Mexico iO9
So much to learn about our history 

Freeze Your Target In Its Tracks With a Liquid Nitrogen Gun Gizmodo 
Want one!

Schlage Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt: Turn Your Castle into an Electronic Fortress Gizmodo 
Looks good 

Fight Bad Breath and Bathroom Clutter With This Toothbrush Cup Gizmodo 
Not sure about this one

Monday, 27 May 2013

May 27th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

How to Decipher the Beer List at Your Local Craft Beer Bar Drinks Serious Eats
Very good to know 

Back Up Your Evernote Notebooks (and Keep That Important Data Safe) LifeHacker 
Never though about it until now 

Five Best External Battery Packs LifeHacker 
They are good to have when on the move

When (and If) You Should Ever Work For Free LifeHacker 
Worth thinking about 

Ghostly Ship Graveyards from Around the World iO9
Hunting & Disturbing 

Sunday, 26 May 2013

May 26th 2013 Suff that caught My eye this morning

How to Make Your Own Self-Destructing Laptop That Blows Up Gizmodo
Just to make sure that video of you never gets in the wrong hands 

13 Unlucky Inventors Killed by Their Own Inventions uO9 
Some bad ways to go

Before the Swiss Army Knife, Victorian women wore ornate multitools iO9 
Very Very Cool

Decaying Biblical theme park houses the ruins of faux Jerusalem iO9 
Creep Looking 

I Took This Amazing Tour Inside the Space Shuttle. So Should You. iO9 
Very Cool 

Friday, 24 May 2013

May 24th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Nine Things You Should and Shouldn't Do If You Lose Your Job LifeHacker 
Good to know 

Clueful Rates and Reveals Android Apps' Privacy Settings LifeHacker 
For my Android friends 

What to Expect From This Year's Memorial Day Sales LifeHacker 
Good luck with your shopping 

Twitter Finally Has Two-Factor Authentication: Here's How to Get It Gizmodo 
Good News 

5 Grisly Decades of Workplace Safety Posters Gizmodo 
Wow, cool and creepy 

Thursday, 23 May 2013

May 22nd 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

The Basics of Music Production, Lesson 2: Recording Audio LifeHacker
Some good information

How Sunscreen Works (And Why You're Wrong About It) Gizmodo
Very good to know as we move in to summer

Thursday, 16 May 2013

May 16th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Festival Ready: A Swiss Army App Tailored to Summertime Fun Gizmodo 
Looks interesting and the price is right free!

Everything Google Tried to Kill Today at Google I/O Gizmodo 

Gmail Adds New "Quick Action" Buttons, Helps You Act On Your Messages LifeHacker 
Looks good 

Disable Window Animations to Speed Up an Old Mac LifeHacker 
Hope this helps 

Why Serial Job Hopping Hurts Your Career (and How To Fix It) LifeHacker 
Good to know 

Ten Things To Do When You See A Car Crash Jalopnik 
Very Good To Know 

Google+ Gets 41 New Features, Including an Awesome New Interface LifeHacker 

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

May 13th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Commuting by Bike: Signaling, Common Intersections, and Traffic LifeHacker 
Play it safe if you bike to work. You have to follow the rules of the road. 

Before You Take Time Off, Make a Plan to Use It Effectively LifeHacker 
I think there is something to this idea. I do not seem to be getting refreshed on my time off, like I use too. 

Bringing it all together: 15 GB now shared between Drive, Gmail, and Google+ Photos LifeHacker  
Lots of storage now!

The Basics of Music Production, Lesson 1: Set Up Your Home Studio LifeHacker 

An Illustrated History Of Gas Masks iO9
The Mickey Mouse one is disturbing on several levels 

2001: A Space Odyssey explained on a 1968 child's menu iO9

10 White People Who Became Rulers of the Jungle iO9 
Wow, some really bad fiction there