Thursday, 28 February 2013

February 28th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Use Dental Floss to Cut Frustrating Cheeses Lifehacker 
Great trick

Faking Powerful Body Language Reduces Stress and Makes You More Confident LifeHacker 
Hummm your thoughts on this?

Waze Updates to Help You Easily Avoid Road Closures LifeHacker 
Love Waze, this update will make it even better

Can I Track My Laptop or Smartphone After It’s Been Stolen? LifeHacker 
Hummm, not good 

Afraid of Negotiating? Just Consider It Expected of You LifeHacker 
Hummm, sounds like a good idea 

Pick a Bundle Lets You Choose 10 Mac Apps for $49.99 LifeHacker 
For my Mac friends 

Know When to Quit Your Job by Watching for These Signals LifeHacker  

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

February 27th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

How to Sync Contacts Between Two Gmail Accounts LifeHacker 
GCool if you have 2 or more Gmail accounts 

Learn All Those Complicated Laundry Instructions with This Handy Chart LifeHacker 
Very good to know hand have 

Rapid Charging Can Decrease Your Battery’s Lifespan (But It Doesn’t Matter) LifeHacker 
Good to know 

Format Your Resume So It Gets Past Applicant Screening Software LifeHacker 
For my friends who are looking 

Why You Pay More at the Grocery Store (and How to Stop) LifeHacker 
Humm, that could be a lot of money 

The Copyright Alert System: How the New “Six Strikes” Anti-Piracy Program Works LifeHacker 
Good to know 

David Allen Explains How to Master Your To-Do List LifeHacker 
This may help you with your T-Do List 

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

February 28th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

The Impossible Cookbook: How to Cook for the World’s Most Difficult Dietary Restrictions LifeHacker 
Look's interesting 

The Science Behind Coffee and Why it’s Actually Good for Your Health LifeHacker 
Good News! 

Multi-Boot a Raspberry Pi with Berryboot LifeHacker 

Decide If It’s Time for a Raise with This Chart LifeHacker 
It's always time for a raise..

The ioSafe N2 Is a Near Disaster-Proof NAS that’s Packed with Features LifeHacker 
Very Cool, Want One 

Scientists discover that eating Mediterranean food can prevent heart disease iO9 
Great News 

The Most Futuristic Electrified Devices of the 1920s and 30s iO9 
Wow so cool and weird stuff 

Monday, 25 February 2013

February 25th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Clean Your Washing Machine To Keep Clothes Fresh LifeHacker
A great idea

OblyTile Creates Fully-Customized Windows 8 Tiles LifeHacker
For my Win 8 Friends

How to Lock Down Your Facebook Privacy Before Graph Search Strikes Gizmodo
Start the lock down

The Only Woman Who Ever Got Hit By a Meteorite Survived Gizmodo

Fruit flies bathe their young in alcohol to keep them healthy Gizmodo
Very Cool

Will we ever chow down on kibble made for humans? iO9
I hope not

Sunday, 24 February 2013

February 24th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

JsTIfied is a Pixel-Perfect Graphing Calculator Emulator LifeHacker 

Segment Your Connections For Better Networking LifeHacker 
Humm Your Thoughts? 

Floating Stickies Puts Sticky Notes on Your Android Device LifeHacker 
For my Android Friends 

Top 10 Underhyped Mac Apps LifeHacker 
Interesting, not sure if I need any of them, but I can see their use 

Use a Nut and Bolt Drawer to Store Loose Board Game Pieces LifeHacker 
A great idea for the all the games that the cottage 

What if Batman’s parents died in different ways? iO9 
Do not look to deep, but it is funny 

Oh hell yes: White House announces new US open access policy for scientific papers iO9
Good News 

Saturday, 23 February 2013

February 23 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Get Your Home Clean and Organized This Weekend LifeHacker 
Simple I like it 

Use Velcro to Keep Your Wallet from Falling Out of Your Pocket During Active Situations LifeHacker 
Great Idea for sports clothing 

Facebook Adds Free Voice Calling to its iOS App LifeHacker 

Make a Brownie in the Microwave in Six Minutes LifeHacker 
Humm, interesting idea 

Automatically Clean Up Gmail on a Schedule with This Script LifeHacker 
This looks like a good idea 

Place a Cutting Board on an Open Kitchen Drawer to Instantly Add Counter Space LifeHacker 
It is and oldie but it works 

Friday, 22 February 2013

February 22 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Advice I Wish Someone Had Given Me for My First Job LifeHacker 
For those who are starting their first job 

Limit Major Decisions to Three People to Avoid Wasting Time LifeHacker 
But Pick The Right Three 

How to Stay Productive When You’re on the Road LifeHacker 
Some good tips 

BUDGT Is a Simple Budget-Tracking App that Easily and Quickly Manages Your Expenses LifeHacker
For those looking for a budget app 

Exercising Outside Can Help You Stick to Your Workout Routine LifeHacker 
Great Idea

The Strange, Secret Evolution of Babylon 5 iO9 
Love B5 

The Secret Drone Mission that Killed Joseph Kennedy Jr. iO9 
Wow who knew 

Thursday, 21 February 2013

February 21 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Security updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat Adobe 
Update NOW!

If a Sick Day Is the First Break You’ve Had in Months, You Need to Slow Down LifeHacker 


How Can I Keep My Laptop’s Power Cord From Getting Damaged? LifeHacker 
For my friends who keep having this problem 

Skip Waiting for Your Oven to Preheat by Using the Broiler Instead LifeHacker 
For those in a hurry 

How to Conduct Scientific Research On the Internet (Without Getting Duped) LifeHacker 
Some good tips 

How to Wage Your Own War Against Food Waste LifeHacker 
Great Ideas/Tips 

15 Uncanny Examples of the Golden Ratio in Nature iO9

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

February 20th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Convert Your Home Phone Into a VoIP Line with an OBi Adapter and Google Voice LifeHacker 

Want an Exercise Routine You’ll Stick To? Ask Yourself These Questions LifeHacker 
For those of us still trying to get in to shape again 

Open Compose Takes You Straight to Gmail’s New Email Window to Avoid Inbox Distractions LifeHacker 

For my Gmail friends 

Does It Matter What Kind of Shampoo and Conditioner I Buy? LifeHacker 
Who knew? 

Firefox 19 Arrives, Finally Adds a Built-in PDF Viewer LifeHacker 
Might be time to try it again 

How to View the Entire Free Kindle Lending Library from Your Browser LifeHacker 

Take Better Photos of Kids By Getting Down to Their Level LifeHacker 
Great Tip 

How one man’s lies almost destroyed the comics industry iO9 
Need to study the study before making major changes 

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

February 19 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

How to Stay Productive When You’re on the Road LifeHacker 
For my travelling friends 

Don’t Follow Your Instincts When Replying to Freelance Customer Questions LifeHacker 
Your thoughts on this?

Pick the Best Batteries for a DIY Project with Adafruit’s Battery Guide LifeHacker 
This could be very helpful 

Nine Practices to Help You Say No Without Feeling Like a Jerk LifeHacker 
Some good ideas 

Why Structured Procrastination Makes Your Dreaded Tasks Easier to Get Done LifeHacker 
Procrastination can help some times  

Pair Any Dish to a Perfect Wine with This Handy Chart LifeHacker 
This may be helpful for those new to wine 

Monday, 18 February 2013

February 18th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Unlock Old School Arcade Games in Your Mac’s Terminal LifeHacker 
Did not know about this..... 

How to Customize the “Send To” Menu in Windows 8 LifeHacker 
For my Win 8 Friends 

How We Work: Walter Glenn’s Favorite Gear and Productivity Tricks LifeHacker 
Some good ideas 

3DPL Is the Perfect Beginner Programming Language for 3D Games LifeHacker 
Looks Interesting 

DIY Acrylic Enclosure Displays Just About Anything in Your Home LifeHacker 
Great way to make a custom enclosure for your project 

Five Best System Rescue Discs LifeHacker 
A great thing to have 

Sunday, 17 February 2013

February 17th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Unplugging is easy compared to disappearing online Toronto Sun
Do you want to digitally disappear? 

Facebook hacked ‘in a sophisticated attack’ Globe and Mail 
Not good 

Smart USB gets it all in sync Globe and Mail 
Interesting idea 

Police Raided a Guy’s House Because He Posted a Picture of a Toy Mortar on Facebook Gizmodo 
Oh My, that's not a good thing 

10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Dropbox Master Gizmodo 
Very Good To Know 

The Odds of Dying in a Freak Accident Are Higher Than You Think Gizmodo 
Oh My 

Saturday, 16 February 2013

February 16th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this afternoon

Plague of bunnies is damaging cars at the Denver International Airport iO9 
Bad Bunnies 

The guy who discovered the truth about tree rings iO9 

Could a Supervillain Actually Create a Volcano? iO9 
Darn there goes an other plan out the window 

Why Didn’t We See the Russian Asteroid Coming? iO9 
Not good 

18 Bad Guys Who Were Way Too Easy to Defeat iO9 
Good List 

Friday, 15 February 2013

February 15th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Why You Should Embrace Work-Life Imbalance LifeHacker
Not sure I come close to agreeing with this. There is a difference between working hard during your normal working hours and working long hours so it looks like you are working hard. 

How We Work: Melanie Pinola’s Favorite Gear and Productivity Tricks LifeHacker 
Some good ideas 

How Can I Stay Safe While Traveling Alone? LifeHacker 
For my traveling friends 

iOS 6 Bug Lets Anyone Unlock Your Phone Without a Passcode LifeHacker 
Not good, but then again hanging on to your phone prevents this 

Why You Should Never Have More Than Nine Browser Tabs Open LifeHacker 
I go with 10 tabs

Meteorite Explodes Over Russia, Hundreds Injured iO9

The Worst Lies That Mainstream Nutrition Has Told You iO9 
Hummm I have read some of these before 

Thursday, 14 February 2013

February 14 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Pay Attention to Your Job Interviewer’s Demeanor to Stand Out LifeHacker 
Hope this helps my friends who are looking 

How to Use Introversion for Career and Personal Success LifeHacker 

Mailstrom Helps You Clear Out Thousands of Messages from Your Inbox in About an Hour LifeHacker 
I like the idea....

Workflowy for iPhone and iPad Works Offline, Syncs Your Changes When You Reconnect LifeHacker 
Working off line is a good thing 

How to Work an On Call Job and Keep Your Sanity LifeHacker 
Some good tips and Ideas 

Fix Auto-Brightness Issues On the iPhone and iPad by Recalibrating the Sensors LifeHacker 
Going to have to try this 

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

February 13 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Double the Number of Shortcuts on Your Home Screen with Swipe Actions LifeHacker 
For my Android Friends 

Why Stretching Is Just as Important as Exercise LifeHacker 
Keep flexible. 

How to Pick the Right Flowers for Valentine’s Day (and Avoid Killing Them) LifeHacker 
Hope this helps you with your choice 

How the Heck Do I Use GitHub? LifeHacker 
For my programmer friends 

Grab 50GB of Box Online Storage Free for Life LifeHacker 
Looks like a good deal 

How to Do a Clean Install of Windows Without Losing Your Files, Settings, and Tweaks LifeHacker 
Good to know 

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

February 12 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Press and Hold Safari’s Back Button to View Your History in iOS 6 LifeHacker 
Makes sense 

The Beginner’s Guide to Coupons Lifehacker 
Do you use coupons? 

Why Relaxation Is the Key to Productivity LifeHacker 
Relaxation is a good thing 

Write a Post-Interview Thank You that Actually Boosts Your Chances to Get the Job LifeHacker 
Good Idea 

Virtual Router Plus Turns Your Windows 8 PC Into a Wi-Fi Hotspot LifeHacker 
A handy trick 

23 Science Books That Are So Exciting They Read Like Genre Fiction iO9 
Lot's of great reading 

Monday, 11 February 2013

February 11 2013 Stuff that caught My eye

Judge rules that it’s illegal to sell custom Batmobiles because the Batmobile is itself a fictional character iO9
Wow the law is strange 

This unnecessarily complicated pancake-making device would do Wallace and Gromit proud iO9 

How the Streetlight Effect keeps scientists in the dark iO9 

An Alternate History of Doctor Who, in which the Doctor has always been played by women iO9 

For some reason, the Grinch is getting another movie—this time in CG iO9 
No No No No Please Not Again 

A 40,000 year-old sculpture made entirely from mammoth ivory iO9 

Sunday, 10 February 2013

February 10 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

12 Real Animals We Can’t Believe Aren’t Pokémon iO9
Wow some weird animals 

10 Greatest Prison Breaks in Science Fiction and Fantasy iO9 
Humm, a good list 

10 Best Gonzo Science Fiction Movies in the Whole Crazy Universe iO9 
See about 1/2 of them...

Roast Just About Anything In Your Backyard on a Homemade Spit LifeHacker 
Want one for the cottage 

Top 10 Hacks for Automating Your Life LifeHacker 
Humm a few projects here 

Keep a Gym Bag In Your Car to Stay Motivated and Exercise LifeHacker 
Great Idea 

Saturday, 9 February 2013

February 9th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Fix Your Broken Crap This Weekend LifeHacker 
IF you are looking for something to do this weekend 

What’s the Right Way to Season a Cast Iron Skillet?  LifeHacker 
Very Good To Know

“De-Flame” Onions with Boiling Water LifeHacker 
A great hack 

Unity Tweak Tool Customizes Every Inch of Your Ubuntu Desktop LifeHacker 
For my Ubuntu friends

When Should I Replace Old Cookware? LifeHacker 
Time to look at the cookware 

Find Fresh, Quality Coffee by Looking for the Roast Date LifeHacker 
MMMMUM Fresh Coffee 

Friday, 8 February 2013

February 8th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Everything You Need to Survive the Impending Snowpocalypse LifeHacker 
Stay warm and safe 

LibreOffice 4.0 Adds Better Collaboration and Text Comments, Plus a Ton of Other New Features LifeHacker 
Good and Free....

These Beautiful Electronics Pinout Diagrams Make DIYing a Little Easier LifeHacker 

Freakish, Century-Old “Tall Tale Postcards” Were the ‘Shops of Their Day iO9
LOL Very Cool

New Canadian coin features the incredibly badass Quetzalcoatlus — and it glows in the dark iO9 
Cool but still want the penny back 

10 Most Incompetent Space Captains in the Universe iO9 
Great List 

Thursday, 7 February 2013

February 7th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

The Most Common Places Heat Is Escaping From Your House LifeHacker 
It is -18C this morning, time to start looking in to keeping the heat in

Google’s Hotel and Flight Finders Now Show Neighborhood Information LifeHacker 
A good idea 

Learn to Make Tasty, Balanced Lunches with the Bento 101 Course LifeHacker 
Sounds yummy and good for you 

The Best Remedies for Common Headaches LifeHacker 
For my friends with headaches, hope this helps 

MIT’s Free Creative Learning Class Teaches You How to Learn Almost Anything LifeHacker 
Very Interesting 

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

February 6th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

How to Track the Emails You Send (and Avoid Being Tracked Yourself) LifeHacker 

DIY Drawers Store Onions, Bread, and Other Food Out of Sight LifeHacker 
Great Idea if you have the drawer space 

How to Weed Out a Good Financial Advisor From the Bad LifeHacker 
Good To Know 

Take the AARP Online Driving Course for $5 and Save Up to 15% on Your Car Insurance LifeHacker 

Varies by State 

Don’t Buy a Suit Unless the Shoulders Fit Perfectly (and Other Suit-Buying Tips) LifeHacker 

If you are looking for a new suit 

Get More Out of the Mac Default Mail App by Simplifying the Interface, and Organizing Smart Mailboxes LifeHacker 
A good program made better 

Reuse Silica Gel Packets in the Kitchen LifeHacker 
Humm interesting 

10 Educationally Insane Superhero PSA Comics iO9 
Wow, I do not remember any of these... 

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

February 5th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Your Ultimate February Financial Calendar LifeHacker 
Some very good tips 

Harder Workouts May Burn More Calories, But Slower Ones Burn More Fat LifeHacker 

aText Is a Mac Text Expansion App That Costs Less and Does More LifeHacker 
If you are looking for one it may be worth trying 

How Can I Get My Local Government to Pay Attention to Me? LifeHacker 
Hope this helps you if you need it 

The Complete Guide to Selling Your Unwanted Crap for Money LifeHacker 
We all need some extra money 

How to Flambé Safely and Impress Your Guests at the Same Time LifeHacker 
Never had the nerve to try Flambé at home

Monday, 4 February 2013

February 4th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

DIY Aluminum Foil Painting Tray Liners LifeHacker 
A great idea for your next paining project 

Attach a Flashlight to Your Fuse Box to Light the Way When Fuses Blow LifeHacker 
Great Idea 

Store Dryer Sheets in Your Car to Keep You and Your Car Smelling Fresh LifeHacker 
Your thoughts? 

Stalk Your Interviewer Online to Prepare for a Job Interview LifeHacker 
For my friends prepping for an interview 

Clean a Dry Erase Board with Baby Wipes LifeHacker 
Good to know 

Sunday, 3 February 2013

February 3rd 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Gmail Allows You to Mark Spam Email from Friends as Suspicious LifeHacker 
Cool idea 

Top 10 Things Your Smartphone Sucks At (and How to Fix Them) LifeHacker 
Some good tips 

The Bizarre Disappearance of the Peking Man Fossil LifeHacker 
Who know what happened 

The io9 Calendar: All the Science Fiction and Fantasy You Can’t Miss in February! LifeHacker 
Looks like a good month 

The Joy of Space Age Fashion LifeHacker 
What where they thinking? 

Saturday, 2 February 2013

February 2nd 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Twitter Hacked and 250,000 User Accounts Potentially Compromised: Change Your Passwords LifeHacker 
Ah crap....

The Best Things to Buy in February LifeHacker 

Another Debt Reduction Strategy: Pay Off the Most Painful Debts First LifeHacker 
My standard debit strategy 

Get Difficult Tasks Done by Using a “Guilt Hour” LifeHacker 
This may work for you 

The Correct Way to Clean Eyeglasses LifeHacker 
Very Good To Know 

Use Food For Better Crowd Control at Parties LifeHacker 
Could come in handy this weekend 

Five Survival Skills the Movies Taught You Wrong LifeHacker 
Time to unlearn