Friday, April 01, 2011
Sunday, December 12, 2010
This SatireWire piece on the various axes declared after the war is still funny. If you haven't seen it, give it a read. They also have a funny bit on hot stock tips.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Ran across the FCC's data on providing rural America with broadband internet. I will have to look into what they offering concerning this.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Awhile back I had come across some information about making your own laundry detergent. Like most things, I can't remember why or what first got me on the idea, but it looked reasonable and very economical (two things that really appeal to me). There was a move in the near future though, and the timing seemed rather poor. Fast forward a few months and the new house is nearly set up and the thought came up again accompanied by the inevitable 'now where did I see all that?' problems. Some minutes of searching later and I find a lifehacker entry and that Instructables, the Simple Dollar, Backwoods Home Magazine, and the Duggar Family all had their own takes on soap making. It seems you can use any number of different soaps as a base and that if you are interested you can even make your own castille liquid soap as a base for the laundry detergent. Recipes seemed to vary widely and some experimentation will likely be needed. Well, looks like it may be time to give this a try.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Every once in awhile I come across something really useful and creative or really creative and useful or some mix in between. Stormdrane has found a good balance with his knot tying posts. Tying knifes, bottles, canes and various other items with decorative and functional handles seems to be his forte. I have done a bit of work with such things, but do not have his flair or creativity. Take a look and be inspired.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Neat idea on how to grow some herbs. Lifehacker has this idea on how to turn a shoe organizer into a vertical herb garden. Always interesting to see innovation.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
I don't always like every "feature" of MS Office and when it is so unaffordable (>$75, yeah, I am cheap) I do use Open Office. However, it can have some interesting tools and tricks that can help you write better or present data in an understandable way. Corporate Geek (I found the link on Lifehacker) has an article on how to Measure the Readability of Your Documents and E-mails. I need to read more to understand the metrics it is using, but it looks helpful.