Sunday, March 31, 2013

This Was Good!

Just 15 Minutes Left To Go

This Turned Out Great!

Introducing Google Nose!

10 Old-Fashioned Swears to Spice up Your Cussin'

People just don't swear like they used to. As long ago as 1944, H.L. Mencken, the great observer of American language, sadly noted that cursing had been on the decline since the Civil War, and that while there was still obscenity, "it is all based upon one or two four-letter words and their derivatives, and there is little true profanity in it."

What If The Sun Disappeared?

Google Maps Easter Egg: Treasure Map Mode

Take A Look!

Hello Spring!

Smoked, Bacon Wrapped Tri-Tip Roast

You Know It's Spring When...

Kissing & Picking

Quick and EVIL April Fool's Pranks

That Must Have Been SOME Cake!


Airline 'fat tax': Should heavy passengers pay more?

An economics scholar in Norway has recommended that air ticket costs be calculated according to a passenger’s weight.

How to Scramble Hard Boiled Eggs Inside Their Shell

28,000 rivers wiped off the map of China

More than half of the rivers previously thought to exist in China appear to be missing, according to the 800,000 surveyors who compiled the first national water census, leaving Beijing fumbling to explain the cause.

Japan's Takasakiyama Monkey Park, Beppu, Oita

YouTube's ready to select a winner

Evacuate Earth

Saturday, March 30, 2013

No More Squeaky Floors

We made them go away with this.

Smoked Beer Can Chicken!

The potatoes are for stuffing into the neck cavity to prevent the beer steam from getting out.

Marrying the bird to it's beer can thrown!

Off to the smoker with you two!

Fall apart smokey goodness!

Time To Replace The Grout In The Patio Area

After 6 years of punishing winters the mortar between the stones of the patio areas are shot! 

The new mortar has begun to set.

Pretty cool stuff!  pours out like sand.  Pour it into the cracks and spread it smooth.  Wet it down and in 24 hours it hardens like concrete.  Bug proof and weed proof.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

VPNs: What They Do, How They Work, and Why You’re Dumb for Not Using One

For as ubiquitous as connectivity has become and how reliant we've grown on it, the Internet is still a digital jungle where hackers easily steal sensitive information from the ill-equipped and where the iron-fisted tactics of totalitarian regimes bent on controlling what their subjects can access are common. So instead of mucking around in public networks, just avoid them. Use a VPN instead.

Barbacoa Appitizers

Monday, March 25, 2013

Free portrait photography cropping guide

Portrait photography is challenging for a whole host of reasons. Getting your portrait right in-camera is only half the battle. Knowing how to edit your portraits can be quite difficult when it comes to cropping a photo. Cropping in an awkward position on your subject can end up ruining a perfectly good shot.

FAA may allow tablets, e-readers, and certain other electronics during takeoff and landing

The Federal Aviation Administration may be moving to allow the use of electronic reading devices during takeoff and landing, reports The New York Times. The administration may be set to relax the rules within the year for devices such as tablets and e-readers, allowing them to be switched into airplane mode rather than powered off; however the new rules would not cover cellphones. The FAA began studying the issue last year, and its findings will be announced by the end of July. An anonymous FAA official told The New York Times that the administration is under great pressure to either allow the devices or to provide a scientific explanation for why they cannot be used.

Just Hanging Around

For the crazy people!

On top of the Great Pyramid

This would be so cool!

Your Phone's Ringing — Because You're Minutes from a Heart Attack

Chinese counterfeits: How to beat the cheats

Ryan Lee was busy reveling in the immediate success of his invention - a high-quality mini speaker that could fill a room with music - when the party was cut short.

Six months into production, he started receiving calls from his distributors in Europe, asking for a discount.

They had been offered what looked like the exact same speaker at a much cheaper price to the premium Mr Lee's company, Xmi, was charging.

That was the moment he realized his brainchild had been ripped off, and he would have to tread much more carefully when it came to manufacturing in China.

The REAL Last Crusade: Nazi search for the Holy Grail which inspired Indiana Jones

A new exhibition in Germany about archaeology under the Nazis shows how the regime launched a 'Last Crusade' expedition in wartime to find the Holy Grail from the Last Supper of Christ.

In the 1989 Last Crusade movie, Indiana Jones played by Harrison Ford was on the quest for the grail - and he was in competition with the Nazis.

Now truth turns out to be stranger than fiction in the exhibition 'Dig for Germania. Archaeology under the Swastika' in Bremen. It tells how S.S. chief Heinrich Himmler allegedly visited Spain during the war because he believed the grail was at the Montserrat Abbey near Barcelona.

The World as 100 People

Sunday, March 24, 2013

More Work Done Today Behind The House



The area being cleaned up.

Saturday, March 23, 2013



Identity Thief

Olympus Has Fallen

The Croods

Blowing Bubblegum Bubbles in Slo-Mo

Carrier Dome transforms from basketball to monster trucks

Carrying Mind-Blowing Amounts Of Stuff

Shanghai’s migrant workers are the foundation of China’s economy, ferrying goods around the city on their bicycle. But if these photos of them look impossible, that’s because they are. Their loads have been digitally increased as part of a photo project on the Chinese economy and global consumerism.

Preparing For Summer In Idaho

Deb said she just liked the heat.

Very dry grass and mature brush runs all along the back of our house and subdivision.

Our neighbor used a bulldozer to make a firebreak along the subdivision fence and then we hit it with a brush-burner.

Burned pretty well considering it snowed a inch yesterday morning.

Amazing how quickly and fiercely the brush burned!



How to Repair Squeaky Floors Through Carpeting

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva silences a carpeted squeaky floor.

Here is where you can order the kit!

Travel Tip

When Flying in a Group, Distribute Everyone’s Clothing Throughout Each Suitcase So Nobody Loses Everything

At the very least, make sure each case contains at least one complete outfit for each person. That way, if one of the cases is lost, no one will be completely without a change of clothes. If you're travelling alone and are checking a bag, take a change of clothes in your carry on, for the same reason. At the very least, take a change of underwear in your carry on.

WTF Is Sugru?

Sugru is the exciting new self-setting rubber that can be formed by hand. It molds like play-dough, bonds to almost anything and turns into a strong, flexible silicone rubber overnight.

Developed by a team of product designers and material scientists, sugru's patented technology is unique in its combination of hand-formability, self-adhesion and flexibility when cured. It feels like modelling clay, and it's that easy to use too. Once cured, its durable properties mean it's comfortable in extreme environments from the dishwasher to the ocean in Antarctica.


Unloading Bamboo!

Kapooya Kapooya

Meanwhile In Hawaii

The Complete Guide to Turning Your Video Game Console Into a Living Room Media Center

Your video game console is great for playing games, but you might not realize it's also one of the best media centers around. Here's how to set up all of the modern consoles so you can stream videos and music to them right from your computer.

The PS3 and the Xbox 360 both have media center capabilities built right in, so they're easy to set up. The Wii (and Wii U) don't have as much built-in, but have workarounds that can turn them into media boxes as well. In this post, we'll break down how to set up each console, as well as the best practices for getting the best quality out of your stream.

Secret to boosting your athletic performance in 10 seconds

Here’s something you can sink your teeth into: Chewing—whether it’s gum, sunflower seeds, or a mouth guard—improves your reaction time and alertness, and so could take your athletic performance to the next level, finds new research published in Brain and Cognition.

NFL Sound FX: (2012) Best Sounds

American English Has Become Way More Emotional Than British English

A study comparing mood-related words in U.S. and British books shows that Americans increasingly use emotional words more often.

Want Real Eggs at McDonald's? Just Ask!

I gotta admit it: I have a secret love for McDonald's breakfast sandwiches. On the morning after a rough night out, I wake up with a deep hole in the pit of my stomach. A McDonald's bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit-shaped hole that I only know of one way to fill. If you don't know what I'm talking about or feel like averting your eyes in disgust at the image of that neatly-wrapped bundle of salt and fat above, then you may as well hit the close button on your browser right now. This is not the post for you.

For the rest of you, come with me. I've got a little secret to share.

The Few, the Proud, the Super-Tall: 2012′s Largest New Skyscrapers

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat released their annual review this week, discussing the tallest buildings constructed in 2012. For the first time in six years, they say, the number of projects completed has gone down. Not to worry too, too much, though — much of the slowdown is from projects that saw delays pushing completion back a year or two. And with that, the CTBUH expects completed projects to rise in 2013.

Monday, March 18, 2013