Wednesday, 30 January 2013

January 30th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

How to Hide Embarrassing Facebook Likes From Your Profile LifeHacker 
Good To Know 

THX Tune-Up for iOS Walks You Through Adjusting Your Home Theater System LifeHacker 
Cool if you have a THX system 

Eating Your Large Meals Earlier in the Day Could Keep Your Diet on Track LifeHacker 
Very Interesting 

The Always Up-To-Date Guide to Rooting the Most Popular Android Phones LifeHacker 
For my Android Friends 

Watch for New Credit Card Processing Fees (and Be Ready to Pay Cash) at Your Favorite Stores LifeHacker
Not Good

Boeing Knew About the 787 Dreamliner’s Battery Problems Before It Caught Fire Gizmodo  
Not a good thing 

Amazon Somehow Lost $39 Million Selling $61.09 Billion Worth of Stuff Last Year Gizmodo 

Stores Can Now Charge You Extra Just for Using a Credit Card Gizmodo 
Not a good thing 

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

January 29th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

iOS 6.1 Is Out with a New Siri Feature, iTunes Match Improvements, and More LifeHacker 
Will have to down load tonight and check it out 

Get Better Gas Mileage and Fuel Economy with These DIY Car Care Tips LifeHacker 
Good to know 

FixTracking Shows You How to Browse Securely and Privately on Any Browser LifeHacker 
Very Very Good To Know 

Why Does My Modem Blink Even When I’m Not Using The Internet? LifeHacker 
It is not always a bad thing 

These exceptionally rare color photographs show Paris at turn of the 20th century LifeHacker 
Very Cool 

The Wackiest and Most Random Roles the Star Trek: TNG Cast Ever Took On iO9 
I have see far to many of the movies/shows listed 

The 10 Most Badass Cartoon Heroines of the ‘80s iO9 
Humm, not sure about the order but a good list 

Monday, 28 January 2013

January 28th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

DIY Crème Fraîche Adds a Creamy Kick to Sauces, Desserts, and Scrambled Eggs LifeHacker 

Remove Screws with Broken Heads Using a Drill Chuck LifeHacker 
Great Idea/tip 

Organize a Workplace Money Lunch to Create and Reinforce Good Financial Habits LifeHacker 
What a great idea 

Prepare Bulk Coffee with a Slow Cooker to Always Have Iced Coffee on Hand LifeHacker 
Mummmm Iced Coffee

Five Best iPad Keyboards LfieHacker
Which one fit's your needs 

Walk Like a Penguin to Avoid Slipping on Ice LifeHacker 
Hummm have to think about this 

Sunday, 27 January 2013

January 27 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Store Ice Cream in Freezer Bags for Easier Scooping LifeHacker
Any thing that makes getting Ice Cream easier is better right?

Consider Multiple Banking Accounts to Budget for Various Needs and Wants LifeHacker
Humm, I would be concerned about the fee's being charged

Raspberry Pi Dog Treat Machine Dispenses a Treat When You Email Your Pet LifeHacker
Very Cool Idea

Top 10 Good Tech Habits Everyone Should Have LifeHacker
Good List

Fix the Internet’s Biggest Annoyances This Weekend LifeHacker
Not bad, but not my biggest annoyances

Unlocking Your Phone Without Permission Becomes Illegal: Here’s Why You Should Care LifeHacker
For my friends in the USA

Grab Mac Productivity Apps for Up to 50% Off During Apple’s Three-Week “Get Stuff Done” Sale LifeHacker

Ten More Awesome Projects for Your Raspberry Pi LifeHacker
Very Cool

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

January 23rd 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Three Useful Tricks for Organizing Your Messy Windows Taskbar LifeHacker 
For my Windows friends 

Mediabridge Portable Surge Protector Provides Fast-Charging USB Ports on the Go LifeHacker 
Great for tablet owners...

Plain Cloud Gives You Easy Access to All Your iCloud Documents LifeHacker 
A useful tool 

This pirate-themed bedroom set is the greatest thing ever iO9 
Very Cool 

7 Japanese Kids’ Anime That American Kids Will Never, Ever See iO9
Some very weird stuff 

New illustrated map of the Pangaea supercontinent is right out of the Middle Ages iO9
Very Very Cool 

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

January 22nd 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Get Rid of Tape Residue with Duct Tape LifeHacker 
It might be worth a try 

Knowing a Little of Everything Is Often Better Than Having One Expert Skill LifeHacker 
On the whole I agree but there are jobs where 1 skill is critical 

What Do I Do When One of My Favorite Apps Gets Pulled from the App Store? LifeHacker 
Very Good To Know 

Research An Interviewer to Better Gauge How to Interact with Them LifeHacker 
For my friends who are still looking 

How I Cleaned 1,328 Emails Out of My Inbox in an Hour LifeHacker 

Negative reaction prompts change to proposed TSW fees Orillia Packet and Times
The cut in hours is not good 

Monday, 21 January 2013

January 21st 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Mouthwash Works Pretty Well as an Improvised Toilet Cleaner LifeHacker 
I will try to remember this one for emergencies 

Use Push Pins for a Cheap and Easy Phone Dock for Your Cubicle LifeHacker 
Frees up desk space too 

Toxic algae species is full of freeloading cheaters… and why that makes them even deadlier iO9 
Wow did not know this 

Functional Iron Man gauntlet shoots lasers powerful enough to pop a balloon iO9 

The Alphabet of Epidemiology will send you running for the hand sanitizer iO9
Funny but scary 

Sunday, 20 January 2013

January 20th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this afternoon

Give Your Canvas Bag a Wax Finish for Added Water Resistance LifeHacker 
Interesting method  

DIY Flash Paper for Illusions or Just for Kicks LifeHacker 
This could be fun 

Recognizing Situations Where Renting a Tool Is a Better Choice Than Buying LieHacker 
Good To Know 

Why the Moon Landings Could Have Never EVER Been Faked: The Definitive Proof Gizmodo
No Comment 

PSA: Windows 8 Upgrades Get Way More Expensive After February 1 Gizmodo 
Buy now if you need it 

All You Need in a Boat: An 8-Foot Hot Tub and Four Coolers Gizmodo

January 20th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

A Year After SOPA: These Are the Next Five Battles For Internet Freedom Gizmodo 
We need to keep pushing on these things 

Intel’s Trying To Help Stephen Hawking Get His Speech Back Up to Speed Gizmodo
Hope this helps him 

Cyber-Espionage Platform Red October Is Already Pulling Its Tendrils Back Into the Dark Gizmodo

Genius Bank Robbers Dug a 100 Foot Long Tunnel to Rob a Bank Gizmodo 

12 Classic Cameras That Look Nothing Like Cameras LifeHacker 
Some very cool cameras 

Saturday, 19 January 2013

January 19th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this evening

DIY Seed Starter Pots from Toilet Paper Rolls LifeHacker
Time to start thining about the garden

Cut Out Fruit with Cookie Cutters for Easy-to-Eat Snacks LifeHacker 
Cool idea

Helge’s Switchblade Is a Windows Troubleshooting Toolbox That Fits on a USB Drive LifeHacker 
For my friends who support Windows users

Top 10 Most Versatile Household Multitaskers LifeHacker 
I have most of these 

Why You Should Brown Only Some of the Ground Meat Called for in Recipes LifeHacker 
Humm, your thoughts? 

What Documents Should I Shred and What Should I Keep? LifeHacker 
And make sure your family knows where they are  

Read $50 Worth of Digital Magazines from Zinio for Free LifeHacker 
Looks interesting 

Friday, 18 January 2013

January 18th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

How to Transition Projects Without Losing Your “Flow” LifeHacker 
This may help 

Use a Rubber Band to Keep Your Laptop’s Power Brick from Slipping Off Your Desk LifeHacker 
Great Trick 

Light Exercise After Meals Can Help Improve Your Heart Health, Study Shows  LifeHacker 
Worth trying 

Improve Your Willpower by Reminding Yourself of Your Goals and Values LifeHacker 

Build Your Own Adobe Creative Suite with Free and Cheap Software LifeHacker 
Not perfect replacements but not bad. Good if you only need the some of the functionality from time to time 

How to Not Suck at Meetings LifeHacker 
We all need to improve 

Thursday, 17 January 2013

January 17th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

World's top 10 subway systems Toronto Sun
More stuff for the bucket list ...

How 19-year-old activist Zack Kopplin is making life hell for Louisiana’s creationists iO9
Keep fighting for what you believe in Zack

18 severed human heads discovered at O’Hare airport iO9 
Very Strange at best 

Facebook Messenger Makes Free Calls to Any Facebook Friend on Your iPhone LifeHacker 

Know What Information Retailers Can Acquire When Scanning Your ID During a Return LifeHacker 
Not a good thing 

Use the 20-20-20 Rule to Fight the Effects of Sitting All Day Long LifeHacker 
It can help 

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

January 16th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Your Ultimate January 2013 Financial Calendar LifeHacker 
A good idea to get your finances in order for the year 

Get Things Done That Actually Matter to You with a Vague To-Do List LifeHacker 
This may work for you 

Convert Measurements in the Kitchen with This Handy Infographic LifeHacker 
Handy for the novice chief 

The No-Nonsense, Non-Alarmist, Essential Guide to the Flu LifeHacker 
Good to know 

Clean Up Your Messy Gmail with These Extensions and Services LifeHacker 
For my Gmail using friends 

Display Your Entire Download HIstory on a Mac with a Terminal Command LifeHacker 
Cool Trick/Tip 

The Garden Planting Calendar Shows You the Best Time to Break Ground LifeHacker 
Spring is coming soon 

Write Down the Things that Drain You to Identify Patterns You Can Easily Fix LifeHacker 
This sounds like a great idea 

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

January 15th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Deodorize Practically Anything with Kitty Litter LifeHacker 
Hummm might be worth a try 

Learn Beginner and Advanced HTML/CSS Skills for Free LifeHacker 
So much to learn, so little time 

The Best Calendar App for iPhone LifeHacker 
If you do not like the default calendar 

How Can I Keep a Personal, Private Journal Online? LifeHacker 
I use Day One 

Nail the “Why Should I Hire You?” Question in Interviews by Listing Your Potential Contributions LifeHacker 
For my friends who are looking for work 

How to Choose the Fastest, Cheapest, and Most Reliable Mobile Hotspot to Stay Connected Everywhere You Go LifeHacker 

How to Fix Every Common Zipper Problem LifeHacker 
Very Good To Know 

Write Down Three Positive Things About Each Day, Every Day LifeHacker  
This might work for you 

Monday, 14 January 2013

January 14th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

DIY 3D-Printed Molds for Custom Chocolate Bars LifeHacker
You could have lots of fun with this

Make Custom Notepads with Padding Compound LifeHacker
This could have lot's of uses

Spent Grain Bread is a Great Way To Use Homebrewing Leftovers LifeHacker
Yet another reason to Home-brew

Conduct a Yearly Review to Celebrate Accomplishments and Ready Yourself for the New Year’s Challenges LifeHacker
A good idea, hope it helps you

Why certain color combinations drive your eyeballs crazy iO9
Very Good To Know

Try to name all the silhouettes in this Star Wars alphabet 
Cool Very Cool

A History of Superman, told in 25 logos over 75 years 
Wow did not know about most of these 

Sunday, 13 January 2013

January 13th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Top 10 Tips for Acing Your Next Job Interview LifeHacker 
Good Ideas/Tip hope this helps my friends who are looking 

Verizon’s “Six Strikes” Anti-Piracy Measures Unveiled TorentFreak  For my friends on Verizon 

Turn Rain Gutters into Bookshelves LifeHacker 
Get way to display your books or for a child's room 

Improve Your Learning with Practice Tests (and Skip Less Effective Techniques Like Highlighting) LifeHacker 
For my friends who are learning 

How to Get Started with DIY Electronics Projects LifeHacker 
Have some fun and learn a skill 

Research Shows How Much a Three Second Distraction Can Derail Your Work LifeHacker 
Yep, a quick distraction can cost a lot of time. When I am programming or trouble shooting a program interruptions can cost me 20 or 30 minutes just to figure out where I was what I was doing. 

Cultural Fit in An Interview May Matter More than Qualifications or Skills LifeHacker 
Hope this helps my friends who are looking 

Friday, 11 January 2013

January 11th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

The 7 Most Sought After Good Habits (and How to Achieve Them) LifeHacker 
Some good ideas and tips 

Know Which Ingredients in Lip Balm Actually Cause Dry Lips LifeHacker 
Very Good To Know 

How Can I Make Doctor and Dentist Appointments More Bearable? LifeHacker 
Hope this helps 

McDonald’s Shows You How to Make an Egg McMuffin at Home LifeHacker 
Mmmy Egg McMuffin 

How to Successfully Learn a New Language This Year LifeHacker 
So Much To Learn & So Little Time 

Familiarize Yourself with Your Microwave’s Power Settings to Make Microwave Cooking a Joy LifeHacker 
A very good idea 

Thursday, 10 January 2013

January 10th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Quickly De-Stink Your House by Cooking Vanilla Extract or Any Essential Oil LifeHacker 
This could be very useful every now an then 

Research Shows the Best Diets Offer Fewer Restrictions and Gradual Changes LifeHacker 

Plan Your Free Online Education at Lifehacker U: Spring Semester 2013 LifeHacker 
I have to make the time to do a couple of these 

Nail a “Challenge-Based” Pre-Interview By Preparing to Show Off Your Skills LifeHacker 
Hope this helps my friends who are looking 

How to Prevent Time-Caused Conflict at Home and at Work LifeHacker 
Hope this helps 

Get Your Garden Started Now with This Indoor DIY Seed Starting Setup LifeHacker 
I want to garden now! 

The Best Way to Follow Up After a Job Interview LifeHacker 
For my friends who are still looking 

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

January 9th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Downgrade Your New Windows 8 Computer to Windows 7 for Free LifeHacker 
For my friends who hate Win 8 

I Raised My Kids On the Command Line…and They Love It LifeHacker 
For my friends with kids & computers 

The Janki Method Shortens the Time It’ll Take You to Learn to Code LifeHacker 
A very interesting idea, your thoughts 

How Can I Save Money on My Smartphone Bill When Traveling Internationally? LifeHacker 
For my traveling friends 

10 Awesome Female Engineers from Science Fiction iO9 
Great List 

Astronomers say there are at least 17 billion Earth-sized planets in the Milky Way iO9 

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

January 8th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Sit Down When Trying on Dress Shirts for a Better Fit LifeHacker 

New Exploit Affecting Yahoo Mail Users, Don’t Click Anything Suspicious LifeHacker 
Oh Crap.... 

How I Went Completely Paperless in Two Days LifeHacker 
I try to reduce my paper usage but sometimes paper is the best  

Make Sure Your Online and Offline Stories Are Consistent Before a Job Interview LifeHacker 
A very good idea 

Use a Little Sugar for Beautifully Browned, Perfectly Cooked Fish LifeHacker 
I will have to give this a try 

The Ultimate Guide to 2013’s Science Fiction and Fantasy TV iO9 
A lot to look forward too 

Monday, 7 January 2013

January 7th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Add Automatic LED Lights for Desk Drawers LifeHacker 
Great Idea 

Dry Metal Cookie Cutters In Your Oven to Avoid Rust LifeHacker 
A good trick 

77 Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies to Watch Out For in 2013 iO9 
A busy year 

We can dye hair with real gold nanoparticles iO9 

A Time Warner Tie-In Just Turned Your Roku Into a Full-On Cable Box Gizmodo 
Good News 

There’s a Bunch of New Stuff To Watch on Your Roku! Gizmodo 
The Roku is starting to look like a great device 

Sunday, 6 January 2013

January 6th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Find Out Who Is Checking Out Your LinkedIn Profile LifeHacker 
And now you know 

Prepare Your Garden Now for Best Results in Spring LifeHacker 
It may be a little late here to get some of this done 

Forget steam: Some Victorian era machines were powered by dogs iO9 
What the heck? 

Gorgeous pop-up book lets you dissect a unicorn organ by magical organ iO9 

Stanley Kubrick worried the psychotic HAL 9000 would offend IBM iO9 

The Ironic End of the Man who Made Himself Immune to Poison iO9 

What happens if you get hit by a meteorite? iO9 
Ouch or worse 

Saturday, 5 January 2013

January 5th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Build Your Own Miniature, Pocket-Sized Gadgets and Tools This Weekend LifeHacker 
Enjoy building something 

How Almost Anyone Can Take You Off Facebook (And Lock You Out) LifeHacker 
That's Not Good 

How to Build an Ice Rink in Your Backyard LifeHacker 
Now I need a backyard.....

Pushpins Manages Your Grocery Lists, Suggests Recipes, and Offers Coupons for the Items You Buy LifeHacker 
Humm Interesting idea/app 

Four More Custom Searches You Should Enable In Your Browser Right Now LifeHacker 
Hope this help you 

Make Perfect, Light and Fluffy Scrambled Eggs with a Double Boiler LifeHcker 

Agenda for Android Gives You a Clean, Minimalist View of All of Your Appointments and Calendars LifeHacker 
For my Android Friends 

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

January 2nd 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this evening

Why Express Checkout Lanes Are a Waste of Time LifeHacker 

The Raspberry Pi Education Manual Teaches You Basic Computer Science Principles LifeHacker 
Like you needed an other reason to get one...

How to Need Less Sleep by Getting Better Sleep Every Night LifeHacker 
Hope this helps my friends who have problems sleeping 

Create a Lasting Morning Routine by Making Two Key Changes LifeHacker 
A good morning routine helps the day go well 

Waterproof Any Canvas Bag with Wax LifeHacker 
I have a couple of canvas bags to waterproof... may have to try this 

The Four Rules of Cash Flow are a Good Way to Get Your Finances in Check LifeHacker 
Good to know 

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

January 1st 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Wishing a Happy New Year to all my readers

LifeHacker Most Popular Long Form Features of 2012 LifeHacker 
Some very good reading 

To Increase Productivity, Remember the “Two C’s” LifeHacker 
Some good advice 

Use Your AAA Card for Discounts on Medication LifeHacker 
For those with AAA 

Change Your Relationship with Credit to Boost Your Credit Score LifeHacker 

How to Learn to Love Healthy Food (Even If You’re a Picky Eater) LifeHacker 
Good Tips 

Leave Your Old Job Description Off Your Resumé; List Your Accomplishments Instead LifeHacker 
For my job hunting friends 

XtraFinder Adds Tabs, Keyboard Shortcuts, and Other Tweaks to OS X’s Finder LifeHacker 
I am giving it a try