Sunday, 31 March 2013

March 31st 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this afternoon

How to Stop Robocalls Once and For All Gizmodo 
Very Good To Know. I hate Robocalls

Even Grandma Could Tell This Isn’t How Hacking Works Gizmodo 
Yep, so prime examples of bad hacking

Get to Know the DIY Project All Star Tools This Weekend LifeHacker 
Good way to learn some skills 

Organize Foil and Plastic Wrap with Adhesive Hooks LifeHacker 
Great Idea 

Tape Your Friends’ Wi-Fi Passwords to their Routers for Easy Tech Support LifeHacker 
What a great idea 

Success Is a Squiggly Line LifeHacker 
Very True 

March 31st 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

I took a few days off.

Is Clara the new River Song on Doctor Who? iO9 
Spoilers.... Interesting take on Clara, not sure I agree. But I love the bike

The nominees for the 2013 Hugo Awards have been announced! iO9 
And my reading list get longer again....

Hundreds of Charles Darwin's previously unpublished letters to be released online iO9 
Very Cool. This is what the internet is for.

Meteor Strike: The Complete Story of Russia’s Cosmic Fireball Gizmodo 

8 Random Celebrities Who Are Getting Google Glass Gizmodo 
A couple of them should be real cool 

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

March 27th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

The Best Antivirus App for Windows [UPDATED] LifeHacker 
For my Windows friends 

Regrow Fresh Heads of Romaine Lettuce from Chopped Down Lettuce Hearts LifeHacker 
Any tried this?

The Best Ways to Be Sure You’re Legally Using Online Photos LifeHacker 
Very Good To Know 

Ask This Question at Your Next Interview to Find Out if the Job Is Worth Your While LifeHacker 
For my friends who are looking 

Use This Chart to Make Sense of College Aid Packages LifeHacker 
For those who need it 

Log Into Ubuntu with Your Fingerprint LifeHacker 

Dropproxy Hides Your Dropbox Username from Public Files LifeHacker 
Great Idea 

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

March 26th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

The Most Astounding Steam-Powered Vehicles in History iO9
Wow some cool vehicles

When an Ordinary Schmo Gets an All-Powerful Sidekick (And Still Can't Catch a Break) iO9
Did not think of these shows that way

If You Can’t Change The Amount of Stress You’re Under, Change Your Mindset Instead LifeHacker
Your thoughts on this?

Why You Should Have More than One Oil In Your Kitchen (and How to Choose The Best Ones) LifeHacker
Very good to know

Evernote for Android Adds a New Camera Mode, a Shortcuts Menu, and More LifeHacker
For my Android Friends

Use Wolfram Alpha to Convert Obscure Technical Measurements Into Layman’s Terms LifeHacker
Cool and useful

Monday, 25 March 2013

March 25th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Crowdfund a feature-length adaptation of Harry Harrison's Bill, the Galactic Hero iO9 
Read Bill in years ago 

Pterosaurs have 27-feet wingspans, are named after 9-year-old girls iO9 
Very Cool 

A star is taking down the Carina Nebula from the inside iO9 

Watch four hours of Aurora Borealis compressed into three stunning minutes iO9 
Very Very Cool 

Seven Pieces Of Space History That You Can Own Gizmodo
Hummm, how much spare cash do I have? 

Why You’ll End Up Wearing a Smart Watch Gizmodo 
Your thoughts on this?

Finally Someone Stepped Up and Designed A Way To Not Lose MagSafe Adapters Gizmodo 
A good idea 

Sunday, 24 March 2013

March 24 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this afternoon

3 Beer-Based Recipes For the Boozy Chef Gizmodo 
They look yummy 

Write Your Email’s Conclusion First to Get More Responses LifeHacker 
Good Idea v

Turn Your Raspberry Pi Into a Spotify Server LifeHacker 
Cool Project 

Store Perfume and Cologne in the Dark to Keep it Fresh LifeHacker 
Good Idea 

Have a Friend Help You Weed Out Bad References on Your Resume LifeHacker 
Great Idea 

Sprout It Guides You Through the Best Time to Plant Vegetables LifeHacker 
It is getting to be time for planting 

Growler/Keg Combo Keeps Beer Cold and Carbonated, Thinks Of Everything LifeHacker 
Want One or Two of these 

Saturday, 23 March 2013

March 23rd 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Let Unknown Callers Go To Voicemail If You’re Applying For Jobs LifeHacker 
Your thoughts on this idea? 

Beef Up a Too-Short Resume with Detailed Accomplishments and Volunteer Service LifeHacker 

New Apple ID Exploit Allows Others to Reset Your Password; Here’s How to Protect Yourself [UPDATED] LifeHacker 
Oh Crap....

How to Approach Writing a Resume When You’re a Jack of All Trades LifeHacker 
For my friends who are looking 

Brush Your Teeth Before Breakfast (or 30 Minutes Afterward) for Stronger, Healthier Teeth LifeHacker  

Get a Real Egg on Any McDonald’s Breakfast Sandwich LifeHacker 
Good To Know 

How to Boot From a CD or USB Drive on Any PC Lifehacker 
Very Good To Know 

Friday, 22 March 2013

March 22nd 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Apple Adds Two-Factor Authentication to Apple ID, Here’s How to Set It Up LifeHacker 
Will have to looking to this on the weekend

Mooching and Sharing: My Adventures Without a Vehicle LifeHacker 
Humm, some good tips 

Avoid Amputating People in Your Photos with This Cropping Cheat Sheet LifeHacker 
Will have to keep a copy with my camera

The Effortless Diet: Healthy Substitutions for the Most Unhealthy Cooking Ingredients LifeHacker 

Why Toothpaste Makes Everything Else Taste Bad (and How to Fix It) LifeHacker 
And now you know 

Mac Trojan Injects Ads Into Chrome, Firefox, and Safari LifeHacker 
Watch what you install 

The Arduino Basic Connects Chart Is a Handy Reference Guide for All Your Arduino Projects LifeHacker 
Good to have 

Science Explains Why You Should Stop Hitting the Snooze Button LifeHacker 
Your Thoughts?

Thursday, 21 March 2013

March 21st 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

The Weirdest Aircraft of the 20th Century iO9
Some very weird aircraft 

Could you drink beer instead of water and still survive? iO9 
Hummm, interesting, I think more research is needed 

Flip Through Apps Like a Fiend With These Improved App Switchers for Android LifeHacker 
For my Android Friends 

GreenZero Wall Travel Charger Stops Sucking Power When Your Device’s Battery Is Full LifeHacker 
Great Idea/Charger 

Check with Your Credit Union or Insurance Company for Big Savings When Car Shopping LifeHacker 
Worth a try 

Holy Wow This Incredible Gel Stops Bleeding Instantly Gizmodo 

Google’s Note-Taking Service Keep Is Live, And It’s Wonderful Gizmodo  
If you are looking for a note taking service 

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

March 20th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Working From Home Is Like Saying No to Drugs LifeHacker 
Interesting point of view 

Vaccines May Wear Off: Consider Getting Your Childhood Vaccinations Again LifeHacker 

Seven Under-the-Radar Financial Hacks Everyone Should Know About LifeHacker 
Some good ideas 

Why Android Updates Are So Slow Gizmodo 
For my Android friends 

How Do I Accurately Track My Weight and Fat Loss? LifeHacker 
Very Interesting 

Recreate Original McDonald’s Menu Items at Home LifeHacker 
For those who want to 

The Most Incompetent Evil Henchmen of All Time iO9 
Nice List 

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

March 19th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Lawdingo Connects You With Local Lawyers for Quick (and Sometimes Free) Legal Advice LifeHacker 
For my friends who may need a Lawyer 

The Five Critical Tips Every Traveling Photographer Should Know LifeHacker 
Some good tips 

Gmail Adds Notification Drawer Shortcuts, Faster Search to Android LifeHacker 
For my Android Friends 

The Job and Salary You Need to Become one of the Country’s Happiest, According to Statistics LifeHacker 

Why Does This Android App Need So Many Permissions? LifeHacker 
Learning Time, very interesting 

How to Fit Two Weeks Worth of Luggage Under the Airplane Seat in Front of You LifeHacker 
Very Good Tips 

These DIY Candy Creme Eggs are a Huge Upgrade Over Cadbury’s Version LifeHacker 
Easter is coming 

Monday, 18 March 2013

March 18 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Piikki Organizes and Uploads Receipts From Your Phone LifeHacker 
For my iOS friends 

Use a Bowl to Cook Crispy Bacon in the Microwave LifeHacker 
For when you need your bacon fast 

Jettison Automatically Ejects External Drives When Your Mac Goes To Sleep LifeHacker 
Hummm, this could be very useful 

Five Best Google Reader Alternatives LifeHacker 
Good Bye Google Reader 

Thieves Steal Entire Bridge, The Whole Bridge, For Scrap Metal Gizmodo 
Wow, and no one notices this going on? 

Making Salt Water Drinkable Just Got 99 Percent Easier Gizmodo 
Very Good News 

Sunday, 17 March 2013

March 17th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Automate Your Vegetable Garden with these Self-Watering Planters LifeHacker 
Great Idea 

PAUL Automatically Downloads Videos To Your Android Device LifeHacker 
For my Android using friends 

Master the Command Line This Weekend LifeHacker 
Some times the command line is the best or fastest 

Use Your Job-Packed Resume as a Weapon in Interviews to Showcase Your Versatility LifeHacker 
For my friends who are still looking 

On Keeping a Notebook in the Digital Age LifeHacker 
I tend to remember what I write vs what I type 

BetterBatteryStats Tells You Exactly Which Apps Are Draining Your Android’s Battery LifeHacker 
Very good to know 

Get the Best Price on Your Next Car by Never Setting Foot on the Lot Until You’re Ready to Buy LifeHacker 
This may help 

Thursday, 14 March 2013

March 14th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Google Reader Is Shutting Down; Here Are the Best Alternatives LifeHacker 
For my Reader Friends 

What’s the Best Way to to Sign Documents Electronically (Without Scanning Them)? LifeHacker 
Good To Know 

Evernote for Mac Now Lets You Add Quick Notes from the Menu Bar LifeHacker 
Love Evernote 

How to Bounce Back Stronger After You Blow it At Work LifeHacker 

Find a Mentor to Take Your Career to the Next Level Lifehacker 
A good idea 

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

March 13th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

How to (Temporarily) Get Rid of Facebook’s Graph Search LifeHacker 
For those who hate the Graph Search 

Instabridge Invites Friends to Join Your Wi-Fi, No Password Necessary LifeHacker 
Interesting App, for my Android Friends 

Antioxidants Will Not Cure All (or Anything) That Ails You LifeHacker 
Humm, I hope more studies will be done 

Dropbox’s Latest Desktop Client Provides a Notification Panel for Fast Access to Recently Synced Files LifeHacker 
Time to upgrade 

Get Six Months of Office 365 and 20GB Extra SkyDrive Storage for Free with an .EDU Address LifeHacker 
For my friends with a .EDU 

I’ve Been Using Evernote All Wrong. Here’s Why It’s Actually Amazing LifeHacker 
I love Evernote 

How to Automatically Archive Every Facebook Photo You’re Tagged In LifeHacker 
If you want to 

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

March 12th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

How Much Life Insurance Do You Actually Need? LifeHacker 
Time to rethink my insurance 

Exercise Decreases Your Desire to Eat, But You’ll Probably Eat More Anyway LifeHacker 
This explains a lot 

How Can I Convince My Boss to Let Me Work from Home? LifeHacker 
Hummm, depends on the company and job. 

What Things Should a First-Time Home Renter Know? LifeHacker 
Some great tips 

Your Ultimate March Financial Calendar LifeHacker 

Avoid Getting Fooled Into a Bad Job by Asking These Questions LifeHacker 
For my friends who are looking 

Monday, 11 March 2013

March 11th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Train Your Brain By Completely Deleting Mistyped Words LifeHacker 
Interesting idea 

Google has built an actual working Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy iO9
Very Cute 

What if corporations sponsored superheroes? iO9 
Too Funny 

Bees love caffeine just as much as we do iO9 

Rare binary stars help astronomers measure our place in the universe iO9 
Very Interesting 

Too many fly bites can lead to death by bug-spit poisoning iO9 
So Death By Black Fly is possible, Not Good 

Sunday, 10 March 2013

March 10th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Use Lip Balm to Protect Your Lips from Spicy Food LifeHacker
Great Idea

Top 10 Ways You Can Waste Money Without Realizing It LifeHacker
Some good tips

CatchChar Puts Special Characters A Click Away LifeHacker

Use a Foaming Soap Dispenser to Make Dish Soap Last Longer LifeHacker 
This could save a few $ 

NASA’s Guide to Viewing the Comet PANSTARRS this Month 

The Earth’s most powerful telescope goes online next week 
Very Cool 

The far-sighted entrepreneur who brought ice to India in 1833 
That is one way to make money 

Saturday, 9 March 2013

March 9th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

The Red Cross Has Updated its First Aid Guidelines for Choking Victims LifeHacker 
Very Good To Know 

What is the Proper Way to Dispose of a Kitchen Knife? LifeHacker 
Very Good Question, never gave it any thought before 

Lost Photos Finds Old Pictures You’ve Misplaced, Is Free This Weekend LifeHacker 
Mac and Windows   

Turn a Cardboard Box into a Photo Light Box LifeHacker 
Take your Photography up a notch 

Add Pages to Your Facebook “Interest Lists” Instead of Liking Them LifeHacker 

A Realistic View of What Data Brokers Actually Know About You LifeHacker 

Brew the Perfect Cup, Lesson 5: Additional Resources LifeHacker 
Coffee, love great coffee 

Friday, 8 March 2013

March 8th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Google Field Trip Comes to iOS, Shows the Most Interesting Things in The World Around You LifeHacker 
Looks interesting 

CableDrops Hold Your Cables Anywhere, Gravity Be Damned LifeHacker 

Battery Doctor Encourages Good Charging Habits on Android LifeHacker 
For my Android Friends 

The Three Money-Saving Home Improvements You Should Tackle Right Now LifeHacker 
Time to save some money 

When It’s Okay to Write for Free LifeHacker 
For my writer friends. I think each case is unique, you need to weigh the pro's and con's of a free article vs getting paid for it.   

Make Better Coffee in Your Hotel Room by Brewing It Like Tea LifeHacker 
For my traveling friends who love coffee 

The Complete Guide to Turning Your Video Game Console Into a Living Room Media Center LifeHacker  
Looks like a great project 

Brew the Perfect Cup, Lesson 4: How to Choose Your Weapons LifeHacker 
Coffee Good Coffee 

Thursday, 7 March 2013

May 7th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

The 11 Greatest Computer Supervillains in Film Gizmodo 
I know about half of them 

11 Insanely Specific Kitchen Gadgets Gizmodo 
I could see using a couple of these 

How Camels Evolved Their Humps — In Northern Canada iO9 
Who knew? 

The 10 Greatest (Fictional) Female Scientists We Want to Be When We Grow Up iO9 
Good List 

Imagine Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking and Arthur C. Clarke together in conversation. It happened. iO9 
Very Cool 

Clean Earbuds With Restaurant Wipes LifeHacker 
A good idea 

What Is Java, Is It Insecure, and Should I Use It? LifeHacker 
Very Good To Know 

Grab Parallels Desktop for $30 Off, Plus 9 Other Mac Apps for Free LifeHacker 

Brew the Perfect Cup, Lesson 3: The Basics of Brewing LifeHacker 
Mmmmmm Coffee 

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

March 6th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

How to Customize the Windows 8 Task Manager iO9 
For my friends with Win 8 

Why You Should Revisit Your Five Year Plan iO9 
Humm, maybe I need a 5 year plan 

Microwave Brown Sugar with Water to De-clump It On Demand iO9 
For my friends who bake 

Chrome Beta for Android Adds Password Sync and Autofill iO9 
For my Android friends 

Do Less and Focus Hard: If You’re Busy, You’re Doing Something Wrong iO9 
Or at a real job...  The idea is good but if you have too many responsibilities it becomes very hard to pull off 

How Do I Prepare for the Death of a Family Member? iO9 
Some very good advice 

Brew the Perfect Cup, Lesson 1: The Case for Better Coffee iO9 
MMMMM Coffee 

Brew the Perfect Cup, Lesson 2: How to Select Your Beans iO9 
MMMMM Coffee 

Learn to Manage Up to Keep Your Boss Happy and Off Your Back iO9 

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

March 5th 2012 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Why the Holocaust was even worse than we thought iO9 
Wow, we are still leaning what happened 

The io9 Calendar: Your Guide to Everything That’s Astounding in March! iO9
Lot's of good stuff coming out in March 

Anders Celsius, inventor of the temperature scale, was also a science fiction writer iO9 

The 12 Worst Things in the Star Wars Expanded Universe iO9 

Photograph Your Coat Check or Dry Cleaning Ticket with Your Smartphone LifeHacker 
Or do not lose the ticket 

The Best Things to Buy in March LifeHacker 
Shopping Time 

Galaxy Note 2 Bug Allows People to Bypass Your Lock Screen Code LifeHacker 
Oh No! 

Jumping Ship from iPhone to Android: A Switcher’s Guide LifeHacker 
For those thinking of switching 

Monday, 4 March 2013

March 4th 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

The Five Easiest Ways to Get Your Identity Stolen Gizmodo
Very Good To Know

Can Drinking Cure Your Cold? Gizmodo
I want more testing...

How Can I Improve the Water Pressure in My Shower? LifeHacker 
Good to know

Science Explains Why Our Best Ideas Come in the Shower LifeHacker

Use a 20 Ounce Soda Cap as an Emergency Contact Lens Case Cap LifeHacker
For my friends who wear contacts

Blanch Bacon to Tame Its Smoky, Salty Flavor When Using It in Other Dishes LifeHacker

This Raspberry Pi-Powered DIY Gaming Briefcase Plays All Your Favorite Retro Titles LifeHacker
For my Gaming Friends

Sunday, 3 March 2013

March 3rd 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this evening

Monitor Your Pet’s Weight Like a Vet with this Handy Chart LifeHacker 
For my friends with pets 

Replace Wine in Recipes with These Unexpected Substitutes LifeHacker 
For my non-drinking friends 

Next is a Fast, Beautiful Expense Tracker for iPhone LifeHacker 

Evernote Hacked, Time to Change Your Passwords LifeHacker 
Crap Crap Crap...... 

Top 10 Things You Can Upgrade with a Little Electronics Hacking LifeHacker 
Some great ideas 

Use a Candle to Weatherproof Shipping Labels LifeHacker 
What a great idea 

Tuberculosis and leprosy thrive by pretending to be viruses LifeHacker 

Friday, 1 March 2013

March 1st 2013 Stuff that caught My eye this morning

Spend Less on Groceries By Shopping the Weeks You Don’t Get Paid LifeHacker 
This may work of many

Find Your Productivity Catalyst LifeHacker
Good Idea

How to Stop Facebook from Making Its New Notification Sounds LifeHacker 
Very Good To Know

Files Is An Incredibly Simple Yet Powerful File Manager for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch LifeHacker 
For those who feel the need 

Six Lazy Ways to Trick Your Brain Into Being Productive LifeHacker 
These may help you 

Detect Fake Email Addresses (and Four Other Tricks) to Avoid Craigslist Scams LifeHacker 
Very Good To Know