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 […]

Top 10 Best WordPress Plugins

Loyal reader Richard sent us an email yesterday asking about what WordPress plugins we were using on [GAS], so I decided to write a post compiling my 10 favorite ones to answer his question. Like most WordPress plugins, the ones we’re using are all free and easy to install. –Adsense-Deluxe Allows you to quickly place Google AdSense […]

Monday Morning Links Serving: The April 2nd Edition

–How to Understand More of What you Read Do you want to understand more of what you read, even when the material seems to be too complex for you? No problem! Just follow Ann McNeal’s four-step guide for reading a research paper. –Office Ergonomics – Make Your Work Hours at the Computer More Comfortable A […]

April Fool’s Day Pranks For Geeks

This shouldn’t surprise any of you: Geeks love April fool’s day. Admit it; at one point or another, most of you have tried to prank your friends, family or colleagues by partially unplugging their keyboard, mouse or monitor. In honor of this year’s April fool’s day, the folks over at Wired have pubbed an excellent […]

20 “How To” Vista Tips That Most People Don’t Know

I recently installed Vista on a couple of systems at work, and for the most part, everything went flawlessly. The only problem I experienced so far is not with the OS itself, but more with the users who have trouble using Vista’s new functionalities. So when I stumbled on this great list of “how to” […]

Multitasking is Bad for You and your Productivity

The New York Times has an interesting piece on its site today explaining why multitasking, something that everyone does in 2007, is not only bad for your productivity, but could also be downright dangerous for you. Think you can juggle phone calls, e-mail, instant messages and computer work to get more done in a time-starved […]