I used mint.com when lifehacker suggested it a while back. They suggested using mint credit. However, it was like $17 or so per month and required that I call them up to cancel and wouldn't let you cancel online. In all honesty, in my life, I could use the cash more than I can the info that they could provide to me… » 9/09/14 1:47pm 9/09/14 1:47pm

I'm apparently not alone in the fact that I paid for this app a long while back. I don't quite think of it as a waste of money, but rather, I think that my money has gone to improving the product development up to this point. I still use it to this day as my keyboard on my Galaxy Nexus (and probably my next phone when… » 6/11/14 12:15pm 6/11/14 12:15pm

You may be able to change your MAC address on the router, but the problem is that the 2 ways that Internet Service providers determine who you are is either through the login information you give (in the case of DSL) which will identify you directly, or via the MAC address that the ISP has on hand (in the case of… » 6/11/14 12:09pm 6/11/14 12:09pm

I haven't gotten through all of them yet, but here is a full length course on PHP from a professor at Harvard. Above is a link to the playlist to all of the videos. I have watched part way through the first lecture so far and it seems quite exciting. There are 10 parts and they are 1.5+ hours each, coming out to 17… » 3/15/14 5:30pm 3/15/14 5:30pm

Well, I checked out the top row for the things I didn't know off the top of my head. How is the "cruncy frog" listed as easy? I know you guys didn't come up with this chart, but does anyone else completely disagree with the placement of any of the exercises on here? » 2/19/14 12:56pm 2/19/14 12:56pm

A number of years ago, I went to a personal trainer. My dad had been going to him for a few weeks and suggested I go to see him. He recommended a lower carbohydrate diet than I was eating and I went to him to work out for 2 half hour sessions per week. I saw results faster than I ever expected. I think I lost like… » 2/12/14 12:48pm 2/12/14 12:48pm

I agree. It can be easier to do that. For that, I would recommend either twirling open the folder in the navigation pane (left side of the File Explorer window) and drag and drop the files/folders directly into it using the keyboard shortcuts outlined here, or simply opening a second File Explorer window and using… » 1/30/14 4:26pm 1/30/14 4:26pm

I kinda get the first part from my dad quite a bit. He is afraid of technology and doesn't seem to want to learn it. He will ask me to "fix the TV" for him which basically means that he had the universal remote on TV instead of Cable when he attempted to change the channel. For a while, I would suggest that I show him… » 1/30/14 4:23pm 1/30/14 4:23pm

I have avoided Hitachi for years since a buddy of mine had that whole Deathstar thing happen to him. So, we stopped considering IBM for hard drives and Hitachi bought the IBM hard drive division. A few years afterward, my same friend got one of the first 750 GB hard drives made by Seagate. He noticed that it would… » 1/22/14 8:08pm 1/22/14 8:08pm

I have a little bit of a different perspective. I started eating a for the most part vegan diet over the last Summer. So, I have been quite satisfied as far as sugar is concerned. However, I have also noticed that after cutting out dairy, I have REALLY started to crave it. I admit that I have cheated a few times and… » 1/15/14 5:46am 1/15/14 5:46am

Ok. Here's my take. Ideally, perhaps the zipper method would be best. However, in the real world, there are early mergers (like me) and sidezippers (whom I don't typically let in because they are will just try to cut me off and if they do actually crash into me, it is their fault). True, the zipper method would be… » 1/15/14 4:26am 1/15/14 4:26am

I remember reading about this years ago in some crap tabloid which had tips from celebrities. This was a tip that some (interestingly enough) male celebrity had for keeping his lips looking the best it can. They didn't mention using an electric toothbrush or lip balm or anything. I have to imagine that this needs to… » 12/16/13 1:44pm 12/16/13 1:44pm

I remember a buddy of mine was a manager of a Giant Eagle (a supermarket in the Ohio/Pennsylvania area) and he told me that a lot of manufacturers of products have 2 packaging lines. One line would be for their "name brand" version while the same exact product would be placed into a "store brand" package. » 12/12/13 12:20pm 12/12/13 12:20pm

Thank you for your suggestion. I'm actually right on the border of "normal" clothes vs. big-n-tall clothes. I would agree that for the most part, your advice is quite helpful. Once I lose some weight, I might do just this. Until I get away from that cusp, I might just shy away from buying a suit. » 12/04/13 4:44pm 12/04/13 4:44pm

When I was a child, I always took stuff apart. A lot of times, I was able to put it back together too, lol. I remember I had this alarm clock that I took apart and had all the pieces spread across my bedroom floor. My brother walked into my bedroom, looked at me, looked at the floor, shook his head, and walked out.… » 12/04/13 7:52am 12/04/13 7:52am

Yeah, I remember telling people that upgrading RAM was one of the best ways to improve the performance of your computer. When I bought my laptop over 4 years ago now, I bought memory right away to go from 4 GB to 8. I think that beyond 8, for most people, they wouldn't be able to use it up if they tried. Starting with… » 11/30/13 5:43pm 11/30/13 5:43pm

I have shopped at Micro Center for computer related stuffs for years. A number of years ago, I signed up for a Micro Center Master card. It used to give me redeemable points and was pretty nice. Eventually, it got replaced with a Bank of America card. It doesn't really do much for me as far as benefits go, but one of… » 11/23/13 9:48pm 11/23/13 9:48pm