Monday Morning Links Serving: The April 23rd Edition

–Do we truly need 8 hours of sleep? The BBC debunks the myth that people need 8 hours of sleep to function properly. –Moving Day for That Vista Machine Interesting article from New York Times journalist Larry Magid discussing different methods of migrating from your actual PC to a new Vista system. –Compression Software Comparison Guide Great guide […]

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How to Make Magic Sand

As a kid, I’ve fooled around with magic sand countless times, and until today, I can say I had completely forgotten about the joys of playing with it. This morning, when I stumbled on this short video demonstrating how magic sand was made, it really brought out the kid in me. I immediately went to […]

Monday Morning Links Serving: The April 16th Edition

–How to Reduce Firefox’s Memory Usage? We all know it, Firefox is a memory hog. Here’s a good article listing simple steps you can take to bring down the amount of RAM FF takes. –Test Driving the $100 Laptop’s Interface (Slideshow) As the One Laptop Per Child project works toward a release this year of what […]

Wednesday Night Links Roundup

–Run Applications In Compatibility Mode In Vista Vista is all pretty and shiny, but unfortunately, it is not very adamant when the time to run old programs comes. If you desperately need to install something that Vista frowns upon, you can always try to execute it in Compatibility Mode. –Big Rocks First: Double Your Productivity This […]

How to Get a Salary Raise

Here’s a great instructional video that could get quite handy for you in the near future if you’re thinking about asking your boss for a raise. The video splits the process into 6 steps. Here they are: First, ask yourself “Why do I deserve a raise?”. Document the reasons. Call recruitment agencies to get an […]

How to Make a Mini Gaussian Gun

Here’s a short presentation that will show you how to build a miniature version of a traditional gaussian gun. But first, what is a gaussian gun? According to wikipedia, it is a type of magnetic accelerator gun that uses one or more electromagnetic coils to accelerate a magnetic shell to very high velocities. Full-sized gaussian […]

Save money on gas and protect the environment

Today I was listening to Car Talk on NPR while driving, coincidentally, a car. Those guys are always good for some laughs, and sometimes I even learn something new about automobiles. Today was one of those days. Tom and Ray Magliozzi (aka the Tappet Brothers) were in adamant agreement that most people should use regular […]

Make money from Adsense without turning off your readers

What blogger wouldn’t like to make some money from their blog? But if you paste a bunch of ads all over your site, your regular readers might get sick of your blatant commercialism. How do you get the best of both worlds? Kiltak recently shared a secret with me on this topic — and since […]