Sunday, October 3, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
So, the wife and I are on a decluttering kick. We’ve grown tired of all the stuff. Stuff, stuff everywhere, enough already! What do we need all this crap for? It just takes up space.
I told my wife Kathy about the A Thing A Day challenge on Unclutterer and she has taken it on with gusto. The basic premise of the challenge is to remove one thing a day from your house or apartment. Try it, it’s very liberating.
Don’t confuse uncluttering with minimalism, it’s not about getting rid of everything but getting rid of things you don’t need or rarely use to free up space by giving away, throwing away, selling or recycling. You might be surprised at how much uncluttering your home also unclutters your mind and gives you more time. Less stuff means less time spent cleaning, less time spent looking for things in a pile of stuff and less time spent moving stuff around (especially when you’re expecting company).
Of course the taking things out of your home is only half the battle, the other half being not bringing new stuff in (or at the very least removing one thing for every thing you bring in). This is hard to do in our hyper-consumptive society but the recent economic downturn has made it a lot easier for many of us to cut back on our unnecessary spending. The simplest way way to keep the clutter down is simply to buy less stuff.
Throw Out Fifty Things (book)
Declutter Your Home
Declutter 101 @ Organized Home.com
Monday, July 5, 2010
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Soluto will analyze what programs are loading when you boot up and tell you which programs you can remove from your startup to shorten boot times. I shaved 30 seconds from mine. Click here to download. [via Lifehacker]
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Lightsabers are one step closer to reality. $200 gets you a portable laser that can blind you and start your skin on fire. Yes!
Monday, June 7, 2010
So, Steve announced at WWDC that Apple has renamed the iPhone OS “iOS” ( a name owned by Cisco, yes the same Cisco that originally owned the name “iPhone”) and version 4 will be available to the public June 21st. For the first time ever the new OS upgrade will be free for iPod Touch owners (Yay!). Click here for the full story @ Engadget.
The New York Times reports today that people who surround themselves with tech gadgets have trouble focusing and switching tasks. Color me shocked, who would have thought that when you surround yourself with devices that allow you access to virtually unlimited amounts of information and entertainment 24/7/365 your ability to concentrate might be affected?
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Apparently in some states (Illinois, Massachusetts, and Maryland) you can be arrested under wiretapping laws for videotaping police officers on duty and in public. Click Officer Friendly for more info.
ASUS Eee Keyboard:
I still have both of my ‘80s vintage Commodore computers (C-64, Amiga 500) in the basement and I’m semi-intrigued by the new Commodore units but not $900.00 intrigued. The Commodore Invictus appears to be a “homage” to ASUS Eee Keyboard which is an entire computer inside a keyboard. The blank spot on the far right is actually an LCD display. Click here to see the new Commodore line-up.
23 year old man sends picture of his junk to 17 year girl, girl’s Dad takes care of business with a shotgun, cable ties and a stun gun.
Click on Al to read the story. [via FARK]
Saturday, June 5, 2010
A Minnesota teen had to have one of his testicles removed after a falling victim to a “sack tapping”. I’m thinking somebody is unclear on the definition of the word “tap”. Not only has the poor bastard lost a nut but he’s going to have to move away after high school or face listening to one nut jokes for the rest of his life.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Joran Van Der Sloot the prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba is now wanted by Peruvian authorities in connection with the death of a young woman whose bloody corpse was found in his Lima hotel room. When I heard this I had to put CNN’s house harpy on to see if her head would explode live on air.
No such luck.I don’t know why Nancy Grace hates Van Der Sloot so much, he’s the best thing that’s ever happened to her career. Frankly I don’t think she wants this guy locked up, as long as he’s free she can keep flogging the corpse of Natalee Holloway for ratings like she’s been doing for the last five years. Grace and Van Der Sloot have become some sort of sociopathic killer/ attention whoring TV lawyer hybrid creature that really needs to nuked from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Paris Hilton, the Grande Dame of Hollywood celebutards, kicked off New York City’s annual Fleet Week celebration by giving a solemn vow to “Personally service all of the brave men, and women, who serve our country.” Sailors and Marines lined up for days to receive their personal “Thank You” from Ms. Hilton before returning to sea for an additional six months of rum, sodomy and the lash.
Monday, May 31, 2010
Update: My intern has just informed me that Nixon’s fiancé is not the embalmed corpse of Chris Penn but a live woman named Christine Marinoni. My bad.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
So, who takes directions from Google without questioning if it’s a good idea to walk on a state highway? Apparently Lauren Rosenberg, she’s suing Google for $100,000 because Google maps “told” her walk on the highway and she got hit by a car. I’m guessing that if someone had told her to “go play in traffic” when she was kid she wouldn’t be here today. File this story under “Darwin”.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Did you watch the bus fight video below? Well, it looks like Tom Bruso (known as “Epic Beard Man” around the internets) don’t take sh*t from nobody and he takes a tasing @ 1:16 into the video just to prove how hardcore he is. I hope that when I’m 67 I’m in good enough shape to go around getting tased at ball games and beating the crap out of guys half my age on the bus.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Okay, I’ve spent years on the internet and seen many things, some funny, some interesting and some deeply disturbing and I thought I’d pretty much seen it all. Until “Shrimp on a treadmill” that is. A shrimp on a treadmill? Seriously? Where do you even find someone to build a shrimp sized treadmill? The only thing I’m sure of is that there had to be taxpayer dollars at work here. Click the pic to watch the video.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Microsoft has announced it’s new Windows Phone 7 Series and it looks like a brand new OS instead of yet another band-aid slapped on the elderly WinMo code base. The phones won’t be available in the wild for a while yet but this is the biggest indicator yet of the size of the fire Apple lit under Steve Ballmer’s ample buttocks with the iPhone.
More to come..
Sunday, February 14, 2010
In honor of Mattel’s Computer Engineer Barbie I have penned the following (with a little help from an old “Divorced Barbie” joke):
A man walks into the toy store to get a Barbie doll for his daughter. So he asks the assistant, "How much is a Barbie?"
"Well," she says, "we have Linux Barbie for $7.95, Windows Barbie for $19.95 and Mac Barbie for $29.95.
"What's the difference between them?"
"Yeah, well, it's like this. Linux Barbie is kinda homely and hard to play with out of the box, Windows Barbie is decent looking and does everything you could want and Mac Barbie doesn't do as much as the other two but she's fabulously dressed and really pretty."
Disclaimer: I am NOT a professional joke writer.
Ever get confused by ridiculous business terms? Fear no more! Point your browser towards TheOfficeLife.com (clickity,click) and all your questions will be answered by The Ridiculous Business Jargon Dictionary. I’m almost ashamed to admit that this describes me to a tee…
Cubicle vultures [n.]
Those who gather office supplies from the desk of a fired co-woker.
It’s Flash , it’s fun, it’s free and it’s @ miniclip.com. I’ve never been big on tower defense games but I keep coming back to Viking Defense (even if it cheats sometimes). Click the pic to go to the miniclip Viking Defense page.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
SCEA is offering flOw free until midnight EST tonight (2/13)
“flOw is a game about piloting an aquatic organism through a surreal biosphere where players consume other organisms, evolve, and dive into the abyss. With an embedded design of DDA (dynamic difficulty adjustment), players with differing skill levels can intuitively customize their game experience and enjoy the game at their own pace.” Click the pic to go to the official page.