Sunday, August 5, 2012

Pro-Tip #37

Caffeine can help you feel more alert, as can a fifteen minute power nap. But caffeine takes about that long to enter the bloodstream. Have some coffee, then quickly lie down for a power-nap and you'll be much more rejuvenated than utilizing only one or the other.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Pro-Tip #36

Hitting escape will cause all animated gifs on a page to freeze in place.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Pro-Tip #35

If you are visiting someone in the hospital, don't wear a tie. An average person washes their ties only rarely, which has the effect of turning them into hotbeds for germs.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Pro-Tip #34

When newspaper people are talking about "bylines", it refers to how the author line under the headline has "By SoAndSo".

Monday, February 21, 2011

Pro-Tip #33

If you are cutting into drywall, so as to install a fusebox etc., make the horizontal cuts before the vertical cuts. If you've missed detecting a stud, it will let you know, and you'll have to spend less time re-patching.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Pro-Tip #32

If you are at a restaurant with a wide and varied menu, do not order the Fettuccine Alfredo. Many restaurants put it there for people who are too scared to order anything else, which means they aren't going to try too hard when they're making it. It's hard to make a really good or a really terrible Fet-Alf, so its unlikely anyone's going to be worrying about their reputations afterward.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Pro-Tip #31

If, like me, you're finding that you only get status updates from the same 10 people, check out the "Edit Options" at the bottom of the feed, then switch it from "Friends you interact with most" to "All Friends"... Facebook loves to throw in random changes without working out the algorithms.