What are your tricks to keep from falling asleep in public situations such as meetings?
So, what are some secret passwords, hacks, easter eggs, etc. that you have heard of? [more inside]
What neato-burrito (but most of all cheapo) electronic gadget can satisfy my tinkering lust? [more inside]
Tips & tricks for adapting to the side effects of Topamax (topiramate) for a full-time office worker & part-time grad student? [more inside]
What are some good nursing home/hospital hacks? [more inside]
What clever relationship "hacks" have you come up with? I'm looking to build up my mental catalogue of examples of non-obvious solutions to relationship difficulties. Help me think out of the box better in the future! [more inside]
Transitioning from Mac to PC: Is there an expose-like feature? Your tips for coping with the transition?
Transitioning from Mac to PC: Is there an expose-like feature? Your tips for coping with the transition? [more inside]
What are your favorite, less-obvious moviegoing/movie theater hacks? [more inside]
Work just gave me a 19-inch widescreen monitor (1440x900 resolution), which I promptly tilted into portrait mode. What are some software/settings hacks that will allow me to make the most of my setup? I'm running Windows 2000 (yeah, I know) in "Classic" view, Firefox, Outlook, Acrobat Professional v8. If I do get a second companion monitor, it will probably be an older 15-inch model that doesn't tilt.
Can you hack toddler toys to lower the speaker volume? [more inside]
OK, so me and MrsShawnString bought a DS finally. What cool stuff can I do with it (besides playing games) and what are the MUST HAVE games to have? Pretty much any genre game is ok [more inside]
How can I quickly and easily print an A3 sized Google map? [more inside]
Tips or hacks for getting by on crutches for a few weeks (non-weight bearing, post-knee surgery)? [more inside]
Any tricks for enhancing a left-handed life? [more inside]
I am looking for experiments, useful tricks, and fun things to try out, using my biological cycles, chemistry and anatomy. [more inside]
Has my gmail been hacked? [more inside]
Can anyone point me to a vbulletin script that forces you to pass a quiz in order to use the forum? [more inside]
Give me your baby hacks! My wife and I are expecting our first child in November. What tips and tricks can you offer us to make our lives a lot easier? For example, a friend of mine swears that putting a crying baby in front of a mirror will cause it to stop. Another uses noise cancelling headphones to temper the noise from his shrieking child. I am looking for hacks on everything from diaper changing to stroller modifications. Make our lives easier as we enter into parenthood.
Is it the fog from getting older, or is it something else? As I've gone through the years (late 30s), I can clearly feel myself getting less brainy... by that, I mean that I'm not putting together things as quickly as I once did. I'm also less creative, and overall, I feel less verbose and articulate. I've had some really stressful years, both workwise and otherwise. I don't *think* I'm depressed or overly anxious (in our 30s, we all have a bit of the anxiety, right?). So, is this normal? Do others have the same "brain fog?" If you do, shout it out. If you did, and you fixed it, I'd love to hear your secrets.
What is the iconic (or just "your favorite") dead-tree product catalog (listing of merchandise for mail-order sale) for your hobby, industry, or trade? [more inside]
How can I turn my Sony Clie into a simple word processor/ebook reader? [more inside]
Does anyone know how to change the screen position of the Bezel interface in Quicksilver. I have a dual-monitor setup and I'd rather move it to one screen or the other (which is available with Cube or Primer.) If its in the center of the screen and there are three panes displayed, the center one is difficult to see.
I heard that there is a way to call a fax machine with a normal telephone, press some keys and the fax machine will speak back your line quality as a number. I can't find any information about this online, does anyone know how to do this? Is this manufacturer dependent?
DIY blogs that don't require you to be a goddamn logic board-soldering wizard? [more inside]
iPod dreams and hacks. I'm in a band and we'd love to give out "demos" via an iPod at shows. We're envisioning a Device that may exist, may need to be hacked together, or may be fundamentally impossible to create. [more inside]
Is there a way to "email an item" to Google Notebook? [more inside]
I have a Dish Network satellite dish + satellite receiver that I never returned after I cancelled my contract with them. What cool things can I do with it? [more inside]
I think my Wi-fi is being leeched, Please help! [more inside]
If you have kept yourself lean, with a flat stomach and possibly visible abs, for some time - what is it that you eat every day? [more inside]
Help me make use of my old PDA. [more inside]
Does anyone have clear instructions on how to downgrade PSP firmware from 2.71? [more inside]
RazrFilter: My Verizon service just provided me with a free upgrade to a Razr V3. Now what? naturally there's lots [more inside]
I just picked up a TomTom Go 300. Are there any hacks or ways to manipulate the device to enhance its capabilities? Can I update the map SD card with updates from non-TomTom websites?
Should I install Google Web Accelerator? What are its benefits and risks? I'm using a Dell Inspiron 5000 w/a 448 MHz Celeron processor and am looking to speed things up in any safe way that I can. I noticed yesterday that Google is discreetly promoting the Accelerator at the bottom of its search results.
Suggestions for AirTunes Fun / Hacks, please! [more inside]
any ideas on how to make a simple one off bbq out of things fond in the house [more inside]
How can I configure my PC to play Youtube Videos better? [more inside]
I've got a MediaWiki front-end question... [more inside]
I love most of Apple Mail. I love the three-column wide view of Thunderbird. (Vertical view) Is there any way to keep the features of Mail, but hack it to display lists and previews more like Thunderbird? I've found interface hacks and add-ons for almost every other possible option.
Here's my idea: I am working on a project that requires me to write 1,000 words a day. As a motivator, I want to have a BIG display that counts down the number of words I have left to go. My first idea was to have an LED display, clock radio style, attached via USB that would somehow retrieve the native count from MS Word and display it (in reverse, since word counts up - but a countup clock might also be OK.) Ideas on that would be great, but it also seems quite hard - so I thought maybe an Applescript that would simulate the display on my monitor would work. How to do this, I have no clue. :)
This idea for a visual effect has occured to me, and I want to implement it, just to see what it's like. I know Perl and C/C++, but I am heavily biased towards a *nix environment. Description of video transformation inside... [more inside]
What sort of useful stuff do you have on your refrigerator? I'm looking for cool things like notepads, calendars, utility magnets, etc. We're trying to spruce ours up and are looking for ideas.
Have any interesting ideas about what to do with some extra PCs? [more inside]
Can one hack a settings file or something to overcome the five (or ten) user limit on networking under WinXP Home (or Professional?) Am I violating the DMCA by asking?
As a computer geek, I've wasted a lot of time contemplating how to build a system that would let me access, preserve, and share my information without being dependent on any particular computer. What are your thoughts? [more inside]
Is there a way to pull the specific information from a consistently formatted email into something like Delicious Library?
Is there a way to pull specific information (like title/author) from a consistently formatted email into something like Delicious Library? [more inside]
I'm looking for interesting uses of del.icio.us, how do you use it? what are some cool hacks? how do you organize your links? interesting tags? other uses?
The FEC is extremely useful in figuring out who is giving money to politicians. Is there a similar database of which corporations are being awarded contracts from the government?
Could a vocoder be used to imitate some elses voice? If you had a recording of someone speaking, could you make a sample of their "carrier" sound and modulate it with your own voice? You would have to vary the pitch of the carrier to sound like normal speech, but assuming you could do that (a big if, I know), it would be fairly convicing no?
I've finally noticed and started enjoying the digital music channels that came with my DirecTV setup. But it's kind of silly to use my home theater system and DirecTV receiver just to hear some music. Does anyone know how I could hack this kind of satellite music playback into a separate stereo system? Anyone ever heard of a digital music receiver for DirecTV?