For many years, I’ve had a metal swing frame with an upholstered seat next to the garden pond in my back yard. Unfortunately, they only seem to last a few years. This year, I decided to purchase a wood swing and a wood frame in hopes that these will last much longer.
I chose the Great [...]
Because I travel back and forth across the United States a lot, I frequently have to change the time zone on my work laptop. This requires several steps:
Click on the Date and Time area in the System Tray.
Click Change date and time settings…
Click the Change time zone… button.
Find my current time zone in the Time [...]
I just used the Feed43 web site to create an RSS of all the items that appear in the “The Latest” section on the home page of the Psychology Today web site. Theoretically, this should contain all the latest content from across the Psychology Today web site. If you just want to subscribe to it, [...]
I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions. I find that for most people there isn’t a lot of resolve there and they quickly fail at their so-called “resolution”. I’m no exception to this.
However, I do set goals for things I would like to achieve over the course of the year. In recent years, I’ve fallen short [...]
My wife and I have been on a bit of Scrabble kick the past couple months–it’s good cheap and fun entertainment that makes you think. A few weeks ago we were in Wal-Mart and picked up a card game called Scrabble Slam! It looked interesting and was very inexpensive so we thought we would try [...]
About once every 2 or 3 months I’ll purchase a car wash when I fill up my truck with gas. The station where I usually fill up has an automatic car wash and the menus on the pump allow me to easily add a wash to my fuel bill and pay for it all right [...]
My wife and I have celebrated the past 20 Christmases together. In all those years, we’ve always decorated with an artificial Christmas tree. It takes several hours to set up our tree and get it looking like a real tree, even before we hang the first ornament on it. This year I wanted to save [...]
I’ve been wondering for quite some time if it was safe to use higher wattage Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) than the manufacturer’s specifications for Incandescent Light Bulbs. I searched for an answer to this question and couldn’t find one. I did discover the Ceiling Fan Questions and Answers blog by Hansen Wholesale though. Although there [...]
A few weeks ago I started seeing reviews for a product called the Jot-It from Cocoa, LLC. Apparently the company sent review samples to several professional organizers . Here are some of the reviews:
The Daily Saint
My Personal Organizing Tools Review
Most of the reviewers gave it an overwhelmingly positive review. This made [...]
This is probably the strangest hack I’ve ever posted here, but I’m posting it anyway, just because I wish I had thought of it sooner, and some of my readers have probably wanted the same thing.
I was traveling out of town this past week and realized that I had used up all my deodorant. I [...]