Monthly Archives: November 2009

61 Free Apps We’re Most Thankful For

If you’re looking for free apps to take on a project, this list of 61 Free Apps We’re Most Thankful For – Thanksgiving – Lifehacker is a great place to start.  It amazes me all the things I can get … Continue reading

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Build a Geodesic Dome Solar Greenhouse to Grow Your Own Food

I thought this looked like an interesting project: Build a Geodesic Dome Solar Greenhouse to Grow Your Own Food : TreeHugger.  Then I looked at the costs: minimum $5,000 setup.  I’m going to see if I enjoy regular gardening first … Continue reading

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Use a 20-Year Plan to Build a Stable of Quality Furniture

As we look forward to building our house, I’m thinking of something like this: Use a 20-Year Plan to Build a Stable of Quality Furniture – Home – Lifehacker.  The trouble is that the furniture we use the most is … Continue reading

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Done Grinding

About a week or so ago, I acquired enough champion’s seals to buy the last of my leveling alts the bonus XP chest and shoulders. My playstyle has changed a fair amount since then. Rather than logging on regularly every … Continue reading

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Mark outgrown clothes with a safety pin

This is a really useful idea: when your child puts on a piece of clothing that’s outgrown (and they refuse to take it off for disposal), mark outgrown clothes with a safety pin | Parent Hacks.  Next time that item … Continue reading

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10 Geeky Things to Be Thankful For

Canadian Thanksgiving is long over, but this is still a great list of 10 Geeky Things to Be Thankful For | GeekDad | Wired.com.  I’m most thankful for broadband Internet – for me it brings most of the rest with … Continue reading

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Looking Back at Games

I wonder if this is how I’ll look back at my life someday? 

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Science Jokes to Brighten Your Monday Morning

These are some horrible, horrible jokes: Science Jokes to Brighten Your Monday Morning – Boing Boing.  Given that these jokes amuse me, it’s not surprising that my kids’ sense of humor can get so very annoying so quickly.  Nothing like … Continue reading

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Pilgrim’s Bounty Cooking

If you have a toon that you haven’t leveled cooking on, the Pilgrim’s Bounty event is a great way to level cooking. Start off at Undercity and make spice bread and spice bread stuffing. Then make pumpkin pie till that’s … Continue reading

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Merry Wives of Windsor

I ran across Merry Wives of Windsor on Mark Gunn’s Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. I really enjoyed the song I heard there, Mad Jenny. It turns out that song isn’t typical of their music, but I really enjoy the … Continue reading

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Attunements – your mileage may vary

Big Bear Butt Blogger has a nostalgic look back at  Attunements – your mileage may vary.  I could live with some attunements, but I’d strongly prefer that they be account-wide.  The Karazhan attunement was long and painful, but as a … Continue reading

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I Hate Homework

My kids aren’t in any kind of special scholastic program.  They go to a good-quality public school.  Despite the name changes, it’s the same school I attended. On a normal night, my kids do more homework than I did over … Continue reading

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Top 10 Bad Messages From Good Movies

This post on Top 10 Bad Messages From Good Movies | GeekDad | Wired.com brought up some messages from movies that have troubled me.  Usually my response to these kinds of messages is to mock them thoroughly – silly songs … Continue reading

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Reflective Roadway Tape Lights Your Bike

This is a really good idea: Reflective Roadway Tape Lights Your Bike Day or Night for Cheap – Bicycles – Lifehacker.  I could probably get some from my local municipal office, but I think I’ll just spring for a roll … Continue reading

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Playing Just One Character

I was running around on my shaman trying to get the last little bit of Argent Crusade rep I need to actually be able to buy items with those Champion’s Seals I’ve been saving up.  As I blasted my way … Continue reading

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Planning Shelterbelts

Unfortunately our lot is a little too small to get trees from PFRA, but they still have a lot of useful information for Planning Farm Shelterbelts. The front of my parents’ riverlot was pretty much as bare as our lot … Continue reading

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Tech Support Cheat Sheet

xkcd’s tech_support_cheat_sheet will doubtless not be used by those who need it most.  Nevertheless, it’s still a nice description of how to be a computer expert.

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Ranking scientists

This is an interesting take: Physics – Ranking scientists.  Essentially it takes scientists’ publications and ranks scientists according to how often their publications are referenced by other scientists.  The more often others refer to your work, the more influential you … Continue reading

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Detailed Information About Your Hardware

Speccy Gives You Detailed Information About Your Hardware – System Monitoring – Lifehacker.  This looks like the kind of tool I can use.  Usually I know what went into a box when it’s new, but a few months down the … Continue reading

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DIY Bike Trailer

This DIY Bike Trailer: Woodworker at Work | BikeHacks looks great.  I’d love to have a trailer for my bike, but I suspect I wouldn’t actually use it a lot.  Since my office is in my parent’s yard, I’m over … Continue reading

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