I know that this lecturer said that he went out drinking beer after studying. I would suggest that this is not the best way to do this. There have been studies that indicate that REM sleep is important to learning new material. Consumption of alcohol suppresses REM sleep. So, consumption of alcohol, while it makes… » 2/03/15 4:28pm 2/03/15 4:28pm

Sorry for the late comment. I am catching up with some old unread posts on Feedly. Do you know if this only applies to JPEGs or does it also include raw formats as well? I know someone who does a lot of photography and he is already a big Amazon Prime fan. He tends to shoot all of his stuff in a raw format so that… » 12/03/14 5:10pm 12/03/14 5:10pm

I LOL'd when I read the note about white space. There was a sort of running joke around the office while I was a web designer that my boss always wanted "more padding" around... EVERYTHING! "I don't know. What do you think? I think it could use some more padding." » 12/02/14 4:42pm 12/02/14 4:42pm

I don't remember where I read it. I might have read it on LifeHacker. However, I read that there is a flag for the format command in the more recent versions of Windows that writes zeroes to every sector for a specified number of passes. The command follows the pattern below:
format /p:# x:
In this example, you would… » 12/01/14 9:48pm 12/01/14 9:48pm

Am I missing something? I am running Google Chrome on Windows and I am signed into my Google account. I do not get my purchases when I try Googling this. I do see that this is classified under the "Google Operating System" category, so I don't know if my problem is that I'm using the Windows Operating System. I… » 12/01/14 7:19pm 12/01/14 7:19pm

I like this post. When I was working part time doing web design for a company, I would only work 2 days out of the week. Naturally, I just assumed that someone else would use my computer the other 3 days out of the week, so, after I was done for the week, I would log off of the computer and clean up my desk. … » 12/01/14 7:10pm 12/01/14 7:10pm

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… » 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… » 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… » 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