( culture / writing / books / advice ) Louis L'Amour once said he could write while sitting in the middle of the freeway. That didn't impress me at the time, but now it does.
Not one, but two dogs threw up behind me as I wrote. Was that a commentary on my writing? Wouldn't be the first time.
As I told these guys in the job interview, If you're wondering wh... read more
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The question is: Are you ready for this? If not, here's your handy-dandy guide to surviving the end of the world as you've known it. ... read more
( life / help / advice ) Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad, the world's oldest prime minister, has offered the world's youngest, Finland's Sanna Marin, some words of wisdom as she takes on her new role: Ask "old people" for their advice.
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( culture / writing / blog / advice ) I realized halfway through the task of draining the toilet that I didn't know how. I'd never done it before. I've drained the tank plenty of times, but not the toilet bowl itself.
It all started after I had to use a "snake" to unclog it. Th... read more
( life / help / advice ) Good guidelines. This snipped below is the most useful part:
via Lessons in the Art of Living Psychology Today.
"In DBT dialectical behavior therapy, the skill is encapsulated in a mnemonic device known as DearMa... read more
( life / help / advice ) You're asking me?! Actually, here's some advice:
People need to be listened to -- preferably agreed with -- more than anything else. If you could do one thing for someone that would be it.
Controlling a bad habit can be like controlling a car. You have to get inside it and take the wheel. Rising above it doesn't always work... read more
( life / help / advice ) Reheat Pizza
Heat up leftover pizza in a non-stick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really works.
Easy Deviled Eggs
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( education / tech / computers / advice ) QUESTION: I started getting notices that my mailbox is over its limit. I have archived items over 90 days. What else can I do to stop these messages?Isn't this pretty much the same as archiving to my hard drive?I use th... read more
( education / tech / computers / advice ) Well, it's happened again, luckily for only the second time in my career. A customer called me to their house, only to not be home or pretend to not be home when I got there. People, if you change your mind, just call and cancel! T ... read more
( culture / writing / advice ) It doesn't have to be great, but it DOES have to be FINISHED. -- William Arthur Holmes
UPDATE: ...and then I saw that Lee Child had a similar quote, only better: "Don... read more
( education / tech / computers / advice ) QUESTION: My hard drive has died, and I've lost valuable data. If you can't recover it for me, is there a service who can?ANSWER: Here's the best one I've found: Gillware... read more
( education / tech / computers / advice ) QUESTION: Duplex printing isn't working, but it worked before.ANSWER: Click Start, Control Panel, Printers and Faxes, right click and choose Properties on that printer. Click Device Settings tab, choose Duplex toward the b ... read more
( education / tech / computers / advice ) PROBLEM: I haven't totally written it off as dead, but my back-up external drive that holds 500gigs won't power on now. I made a back-up of all the data maybe a month ago, but there are some things I must have missed. In case I... read more
( culture / writing / blog / advice ) The following is a Chinese good luck tantra totem (a fancy way of saying good advice):
Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully;
Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their... read more
( education / tech / computers / advice ) CNET has created a fantastic new service called Tech Tracker that I wish I'd come up with. It tracks and keeps up to date all of the software on your computer! Mac or Windows! The only catch is that you have to create an account on... read more
( education / tech / computers / advice ) QUESTION: No matter where I go, the wireless is not working.ANSWER: I just had to enable wireless by right-clicking on the icon at the bottom-right of the task bar and choose Enable Radio. I could then connect right into the wirel ... read more
( culture / writing / advice ) A writer's narrative perspective (their voice, or, how they come across to their reader) must be: This is me talking to you.That's it. Nothing more, nothing less.It's not: This is me 100 years ago speakin... read more
( culture / writing / blog / advice ) - A cousin just installed a 16kW generator to power the whole house. It goes on and off automatically, triggered by power failure and restoration, and runs on natural gas. See video here.
It costs about $4K plus installation. Various models on ... read more
( culture / writing / blog / advice ) I'll be spending all week (Spring Break) with my almost-6-year-old daughter, Elizabeth. Woo hoo! Yesterday was supposed to be my only day off, as she was supposed to be in school (snow make-up day). But she's come ... read more