Monthly Archives: January 2011

Loving or hating an idea

Nothing is so good that somebody, somewhere, will not hate it.

Pohl


Plastic wrap

Plastic Wrap loses it’s static charge when placed in the freezer. It will attach to any bowl, but cannot stick anymore back on itself.


6000 times thank you

I know that for those having millions of contacts per day this are peanuts, but for me (for the time I can dedicate to this blog) is a great result.

Thank you all and keep reading.

Cheers


New Car, new price

One way to make your old car run better is to look up the price of a new model.

Anonymous


Fix desynchronized video and audio

Adam Pash from Lifehacker wrote sometime ago an how to on how to fix desynced audio and video with VLC, but a similar method works also with other players (full article at http://lifehacker.com/367558/fix-desynchronized-video-and-audio-with-vlc).

Adam explains “[….] In the VLC Preferences, click on Audio and then tick the Advanced options checkbox;there is an Audio desynchronization compensation setting that allows you to set apositive or negative time delay between the video and audio tracks in milliseconds.”

If you find this useful consider telling Adam at his own site


Talking to yourself

One advantage of talking to yourself is that you know at least somebody’s listening.

Franklin P. Jones


Experience

Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.

Oliver


Office automation

Office Automation: The use of computers to improve efficiency by removing anyone you would want to talk with over coffee.

Anonymous


Crematorium heated pool? No thanks!

Michael Trei at dvice.com (http://dvice.com/archives/author/michael_trei) reports that the city of Redditch in UK will use crematorium exhaust to heat up nearby town pool (full article at http://dvice.com/archives/2011/01/crematorium-hea.php).

What makes a difference between human beings and animals (not all kinds of) is the cult of deads.

I cannot understand how people can imagine to use the heat of a crematorium as a source of hot water.

I am and always will be a fan of capitalissm and free economy, but I think that some principles and behaviours should be respected and some borders not crossed.

Where are we going to go if we loose also the basics in favour of money?

This post as a comment also at http://dvice.com/archives/2011/01/crematorium-hea.php


iPhone applications tracking your habits

David Zax at Fast company (http://www.fastcompany.com/user/253232) reports that “[…] reveals that over half of all iPhone apps gather and share the device ID code–and they do it without the users’ knowledge. The study, [was] conducted by Manuel Egele […]” (full article at http://www.fastcompany.com/1720580/which-iphone-apps-are-tracking-you).

I’m quite surprised that Appple, that has a so strict approval policy on application sold through App store, omits checking the data monitored by applications.

This post as a comment also at http://www.fastcompany.com/1720580/which-iphone-apps-are-tracking-you


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