Monthly Archives: September 2009

Hammer Hinge Pins to Keep Open Doors from Closing

We have a door that keeps swinging open to an awkward angle – halfway between open and closed so I’ll give this a shot and see how it works: Hammer Hinge Pins to Keep Open Doors from Closing – Repair … Continue reading

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Routine cards to help kids organize their schedule

It’s been the subject of countless cartoons and columns, but I find myself stuck repeating the same phrases to my kids over and over again, especially when we’re getting ready to head out the door.  “Did you wash your face?”  … Continue reading

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Dirpy Converts YouTube Videos to Audio for Later Listening

I’ve been looking for a utility such as this one: Dirpy Converts YouTube Videos to Audio for Later Listening – Mp3 – Lifehacker.  It seems that I’m forever running across interesting lectures or presentations in video format.  Most of the … Continue reading

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Queen of Orcs

I recently read the first book in Morgan Howell’s Queen of the Orcs trilogy.  I really enjoyed it. Here’s the author’s one sentence synopsis, "A young woman, enslaved to serve the king’s orc army, discovers the orcs’ nobility and leads … Continue reading

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Sand Animation

This video tells a beautiful story via sand animation. Watch it. If you want some background on the story she’s telling, check out Dan Carlin’s current Hardcore History series, Ghosts of the Ostfront. (Found via RealDelia)

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What Are the Necessary Cleaning Supplies?

Totally Together Journal asks: What Are the Necessary Cleaning Supplies? I’m not terribly good at keeping our house clean  I’m hoping that some of that is due to it being an older house with lots of nooks and crannies.  The … Continue reading

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Sexual Assault Prevention Tips Guaranteed to Work!

Sexual Assault Prevention Tips Guaranteed to Work! « Feminist Law Professors made me think.   My first reaction was to chuckle and dismiss this as humor.  Really though, these tips would really work  The trick is to get the potential assulter … Continue reading

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Left 4 Teletubbies

Jaimie mentioned this a few days ago: Left 4 Teletubbies.  It’s a Left 4 Dead mod that lets you kill Teletubbies.   few years back I would have loved to have this mod, but I would have had to play it … Continue reading

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Why Rechargeable Batteries Are Rarely Cost Effective

Why Rechargeable Batteries Are Rarely Cost Effective gives a good breakdown of which batteries to use when.  From his breakdown, about the only rechargeables I should be using are Lithium Ion batteries for our camera.  Otherwise my usage patterns call … Continue reading

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Fantasy Football vs. Dungeons & Dragons

This Sheldon Strip made me snicker.   When you start looking at them, there are few activities that couldn’t be mocked in this way.  BoingBoing had a post a while back, We are Fractal Sheep, that described how groups of people … Continue reading

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Grouping kills you

Tobold recently had a post on how Grouping kills you.  I was looking at it from the perspective of twinking up a rogue.   A Balanced Heartseeker dagger costs 40 Emblems or 60 Champion’s Seals. 40 Emblems is roughly 13 … Continue reading

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Blogging to Learn

Blogging to Learn is  something I hadn’t thought about before.  As I see it, this would be a notebook tracking what you’ve learned and advancing hypotheses for later testing.   The great thing about this approach is that you don’t need … Continue reading

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Internet “relief kit” brings sweet, sweet connectivity to disaster sites – Boing Boing

Internet “relief kit” brings sweet, sweet connectivity to disaster sites.  My hope for projects such as this is that messing around planning for these extreme contingencies ends up making something that works for everyday use in unconnected areas.  From what … Continue reading

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Saskatchewan Driving Etiquette

YouTube – Saskatchewan Driving Etiquette amused me.  We live out in the boonies in Manitoba so a lot of the customs are the same.  I suspect that a lot of these types of customs are predicated on the likelihood that … Continue reading

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Restoration Shaman Pawn Scale 3.2

I got around to doing some healing on my shaman when I was pulled into a Trial of the Champion run.  That first run was just terrible as I really had no idea what I was doing. A little later … Continue reading

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Different Music

I listened to Vishal Vaid’s TED performance and thought “it’s not really my kind of music.”  That let me to wondering what my kind of music is. This summer I completed the Couch to 5k running listening to Robert Ullrey’s … Continue reading

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Repair a Broken Ethernet Plug

This looks really useful: Repair a Broken Ethernet Plug.  I’ve had plenty of cables with broken locking tabs and usually I either just live with it or dig out another jack and re-crimp the cable (and usually the locking tab … Continue reading

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Build a Beneficial Bug House

This looks like a useful garden project: Build a Beneficial Bug House – Garden – Lifehacker.  The site we’re looking at building on is quite large and near a river.  We will definitely have plenty of bugs flying around, so … Continue reading

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Top 10 Eighties Computer Games Worth Playing (Again)

Wired’s Geekdad  has a list of the Top 10 Eighties Computer Games Worth Playing (Again).  Reading this list made me nostalgic.  I’ve played every game on this list except for Seven Cities of Gold, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, … Continue reading

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The Brown Pumpernickel

This was one of my favorite Wayne and Shuster sketches, especially while reading The Scarlet Pimpernel.

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