Monthly Archives: July 2009

Daily Record of Events Makes Ubiquitous Capture a Snap

This looks like a useful tool: Daily Record of Events Makes Ubiquitous Capture a Snap – Capture tools – Lifehacker.  I’m getting better at taking more notes, but I’m still not where I want to be with that.  A simple … Continue reading

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Copyright Consultations Submission

I have submitted my answers to the five questions posed in the Copyright Consultations. 1.      How do Canada’s copyright laws affect you? How should existing laws be modernized? Canada’s copyright laws affect me because I enjoy many forms of media … Continue reading

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World Of Warcraft – Television Tropes & Idioms

If you’re looking to while away a few idle hours World Of Warcraft – Television Tropes & Idioms has you covered.  I knew that charm of WoW had nothing to do with its originality, but it amuses me to see … Continue reading

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Anathem

I finally tried reading Anathem by Neal Stephenson last night and that graph matches my impressions.  I’m not going to continue reading it.  It looks as though Neal Stephenson is one of those authors whose writing I really like or … Continue reading

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How to Buy a Mattress

I imagine we’ll probably be buying a mattress at some point, so this is good advice to bear in mind: How to Buy a Mattress * Get Rich Slowly.  Nothing too exciting, but still good stuff to know.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Collection

I finally broke down and bought the full collection of Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes. Scary as it is to contemplate my dear daughter will doubtless watch the whole series. She likes things a little on the scary side. It’s … Continue reading

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Change Computer Part Colors Easily and Inexpensively

This looks like a fun project:  Change Computer Part Colors Easily and Inexpensively – Mods – Lifehacker.  I know someone who deals in used computers so I might buy a couple cheap keyboards off of him to try this out … Continue reading

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Druid Ding 80

After a long stretch I finally got my druid up to 80.  For a while there I thought I was going to be leveling him just through the daily fishing quests, but I ended up doing a good chunk of … Continue reading

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Couch to 5k Complete!

I finished the Couch to 5k Running Program this morning.  It’s a program intended to move you from not running at all to running 5 km or about 3 miles. I have been wanting to try this out for a … Continue reading

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Perfect Push Ups Workout Guide

Perfect Push Ups Workout Guide: 35+ Exercises shows a LOT of push up variations.  Some of these are almost scary to look at – the level of fitness implied by these push ups is amazing.  If you’re looking for a … Continue reading

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The Big Book of Everything: A Free Life-Affairs Organizer

This looks like a really useful tool: The Big Book of Everything: A Free Life-Affairs Organizer * Get Rich Slowly.  I know that I tend to keep a lot of stuff in my head or organized in random places that … Continue reading

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Make a Handlebar Phone Mount with Modeling Clay

This project: Make a Handlebar Phone Mount with Modeling Clay – MacGyver Tip – Lifehacker looks like something I would be able to do.  The only thing is that I don’t use gadgets while cycling.  99.99% of my cycling is … Continue reading

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Death Knight Leveling Builds (58-68)

I’m almost done getting my druid to level cap, so there’s a decent chance that I’ll start leveling my death knight.  It’s been long enough since I’ve been through Outlands that it might be more interesting than running through Borean … Continue reading

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Crap Detection 101

I tend to believe things that support my biases and doubt things that don’t.  Sadly, sometimes my beliefs are just plain wrong.  Howard Rheingold : Crap Detection 101 gives some guidelines for determining whether that lovely (or nasty) tidbit of … Continue reading

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Amazon remotely deletes Orwell e-books from Kindles, unpersons reportedly unhappy

There are a lot of people who enjoy their Kindles.  I’ve takena hard line on buying stuff with DRM because of things like this: Amazon remotely deletes Orwell e-books from Kindles, unpersons reportedly unhappy.  A Kindle version of Orwell’s 1984 … Continue reading

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The Perfect Thing

I read Steven Levy’s The Perfect Thing: How the iPod Shuffles Commerce, Culture, and Coolness.  It’s a fanboy’s paen to a favorite gadget. This book gives a good history of the iPod and a description of its cultural significance.  What … Continue reading

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Arclite Theme

I’ve decided to try out a different theme for my blog, mostly so that I can play with some of WordPress’ new features.  At the moment I’m using Arclite – I’m not sure if I’ll keep it or try something … Continue reading

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Everquest 2

I tried out Everquest 2 last month.  It was okay but it didn’t impress me, so I won’t continue playing. I only made it to level 20 or so and didn’t do any dungeons.  I did not try out the … Continue reading

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UI design and add-ons for leveling

I found that that post: UI design and add-ons for leveling | No Stock UI has a lot of good generalized tips for laying out your UI in a non-raid situation.   Apart from spending time fishing, most of my recent … Continue reading

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Mythbusting: Four Myths About Staying Hydrated Debunked

I found this interesting: Mythbusting: Four Myths About Staying Hydrated Debunked.  Lately I’ve been drinking a lot more caffeinated beverages (diet pop and coffee) as a substitute for eating more, so it’s encouraging to know that at least they count … Continue reading

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