Sunday, May 30, 2010

Pro-Tip #18

Every time you bring up the desktop, each of the icons on it has to individually load. Try to keep as few out as possible, and you will see a small, but noticeable speed improvement when you start up Windows.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Pro-Tip #17

Most glasses of pop don't need more than two or three ice cubes to remain cool. While this isn't really a concern most of the time, if you're filling up a drink cup to go, use minimal ice. Any extra just takes up space from the pop you really are buying. Also, as ice is much cheaper than pop, almost every fast food place over ices your drinks. Ask for a small amount of ice when you place your order. If they ask, say you have sensitive teeth. Most will go for it.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Pro-Tip #16

You can microwave a container of juice concentrate with the metal endcaps still on, and there are no sparks. It defrosts just fine, at least in my microwave.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Pro-Tip #15

When making fried eggs, crack them into a bowl first, then pour them into the pan. This makes a more even distribution of the egg white, making it a hell of a lot easier when it comes time to flip them. Also, if you like your eggs over easy, consider covering the pan during cooking. Doing so will cook the outer layer of the yolk while leaving it runny inside, making it less likely to break during flipping.