Yearly Archives: 2007
Being an advocate of making services free to people, Google introduced the Google Pack a while ago. This Pack contains Google’s recommended software that should pretty serve you in most of your daily computing needs. One thing I like about the Google Pack is that you can customize the things you want included there. For one, I don’t like RealPlayer and Adobe Reader so at least Google doesn’t force me to use them.
Unlike other forms of exercise, walking doesn’t demand too much from you. It’s just a natural physical activity that humans do. It’s not like basketball where you have to have at least the tangibles like a pair of sneakers and a basketball and a lot of intangibles like all the skills necessary to play the sport. But you can walk pretty much in your buff (though some clothes and a pair of walking shoes would do a lot more nicely).
To some, saving means taking it to the extreme. As in always buying things on sale, pre-owned, and in flea markets or garage sales. Or just reuse and recycle stuff over and over again. Doing these will definitely allow you to save a lot. However, you can still save up on more than a few bucks and do it with a bit more class if you put some strategy to your buying.
Some people really have a thing against a glass/cup without a coaster under them. Those liquid stain circles are enough to drive them crazy. Well admit it, your beer can often leaves sticky stuff on your mom’s table (if you’re a bum still plaguing your folks). Instead of having to clean and scrub off dirt and beverage remnants off the table, why not use cute coasters you can use every time you enjoy a drink? And to give you some nice summer project, here’s how you can creatively make one, using Sculpey!
Ever wanted to extract the audio from video sharing sites? This trick works only with sites using the FLV format. And here are two ways. UnPlug + FLV Extract. You can actually use any of the available FLV downloaders. I used to use VideoDownloader but I’ve found that UnPlug works better for me. After downloading the FLV video, you can use FLV Extract to extract the audio. Note that you have to have .NET Framework 2.0 and the necessary codecs available. Using Vixy.net. We’ve featured this handy site a while back. It allows you to extract, convert and download videos from sharing sites. While it allows conversion to other video …
How-to Geek apparently doesn’t find a need for the Caps Lock key so why not disable the darned thing. Come to think of it, I haven’t really used it for a very long time. I prefer to use bold or italicized characters for emphasis and I always tend to just hold down the Shift key to work my way through all caps. Anyway, it’s your call. If you’re a hardcore geek who knows how to navigate through binary and hexadecimal or whatever base numbers, then you may read his Geek explanation how this works. If you don’t want to bother, you can just download this ZIP file containing the registry …
One philosophy that plagues many a small business owner is that notion that “The customer is always right.” While total customer satisfaction should be one of the goals of your company, there may be cases where in you don’t have to consider everyone who enters your store a valued customer.
Now here’s an interesting bit. AskMen.com features the top ten highest paying jobs in the US according to the Department of Labor. Take note that in the actual list, eight out of the top ten are actually careers in the medical field. To narrow things down, they’ve taken the liberty to diversify the fields in the top 10, consolidating the medical field into just one spot.
It’s summer and a lot will still be hitting the pools. A good number of those who will taking a dip might be wearing contacts. Swimming with them demands just a bit more care and precaution.
You read it. Yes, a banana. This is surely something that would rock the very fiber of my CD cleaning belief that all you need is a clean lint-free cloth and wipe the darned thing from the center outward in a straight line rotating the disc as you go along. But no, this features a real home remedy (and quite organic too) – a banana.