Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

Happy Birthday to me!

Another year older…. *sigh*

Other’s of note born on this day:
1904: Singer, actor, dancer and the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz Ray Bolger born in Dorchester, Massachusetts
1928: Author and illustrator Maurice Sendak ( Where the Wild Things Are) born
1938: Baseball Hall-of-Famer Willie McCovey born
1943: Jim Croce born in Phildelphia
1945: Rod Stewart is born in Glasgow, Scotland
1948: Rock singer-musician Donald Fagen (Steely Dan) born
1949: Boxer George Foreman (oldest heavyweight champion at age 45 — 11/5/94) born
1952: Pat Benatar born in Long Island
1958: Singer Shawn Colvin born
1959: Rock singer-musician Curt Kirkwood (Meat Puppets) born
1979: Rapper Chris Smith (Kris Kross) born

Good fun.

Todays tip is something that everyone should read: How to ask for a raise

So yea, lunch is here so I will probably update this again a little later.

OOH! It’s not funnies Friday, but check out Penny Arcade today… man those guys are funny.

Have a BaskinRobins? Get some cheap goodies.

Flyin’ through December…

I can’t believe that Christmas is in 5 short days… and the days have been short lately. We have Christmas letters made up and most mailed out, I will try to convert it into a web page as well. There is a phone number here you can call and hear a message from Santa that is different daily and Carson has loved listening to Santa after school. I just read a story about Santa using MS Live Messenger, that crazy Santa really knows how to keep up with the times.

This looks like something really cool to, have a free web meeting! Very cool.

Alright, it’s time again for:

This week we have, How to make a Christmas card star… looks to be something very cool to do with all those really nice cards you get, rather than just making a pile with them.

What a very cool commercial/parody… and yes, I LOVE 24.

HumpDay upon us!

I have a work gathering today in Bloomington, so I’m making this entry short and sweet…. well, ok it’s going to be short.

Still tired from last night, but none of the patches I put on required a reboot which was really nice. So let’s get to the meat of our HumpDay programming.


How to drive a car in winter weather!
Great tip for all.

Ok, time for me to head out to Bloomington.. so I’ll leave you with this very curious USB device:


Soooo, Wednesday eh? Well, I don’t have much today so let’s get started.

Microsoft released their first commercial for Windows Vista… I’m going to have to agree with the review, it is pretty boring. ho hum.

Carson and I got haircuts last night… I tend to take Carson to CookieCutters here because they have a slide, let kids watch a show while getting buzzed, and they let them sit on neat ride-on vehicles instead of normal barber chairs. Like this:

From Carson Candids

If you click on the album for that photo, you’ll see I added a new album there called Carson Candids… I’ll drop random photos of Carson in there from time to time that I really like.

This is a great tip for most everyone that has some amount of computing going on at home… How to improve your WiFi reception.

Ooooh! Halo 3 TV commercial looks very cool…

Hump day strikes again!

Been busy the last two days, but wanted to drop a blog entry for today despite that.

Looks like Vanderjagt is out of a job… Him missing the field goals against Indy was probably the best part of that game. heh

Good Deal Alert!
Fry’s has some good hard drive deals that are worth a look. Click here to hop there.


Today’s tip: “How to make balloon animals” Oh yea, very cool. At the bottom of the article are links to a couple different sites, the one that says something about videos is a crazy watch.

Here is a hilarious commercial…

So yea, get a laptop.

Happy Thanksgiving!

I won’t be posting again until Monday so I thought I better start off today’s post with some holiday wishes. I hope everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Remember to try your hardest to get along with everyone… for inspiration just check out the picture over here. 🙂

So, with that out of the way… the HumpDay tradition of a tip and/or trick continues!


Ok, today’s tip seems very appropriate with the holiday season – How to be a good house guest.

Should have a photo album update soon, but if I don’t get to it and we have some good pictures from our Thanksgiving festivities I’ll be sure to do another Picasa Web Album.

And here’s a helpful video on how NOT to take an inside pitch.

Pitcher Throws A Strike – video powered by Metacafe

Hump day arrives…

So yea.. Wednesday again and I think I’m going to start something just for hump day.


OK, so for the first Hump Day Tip… we have “How to Save a Wet Cell Phone”
If you have ideas for good material for tips or having something that’s been nagging at you that you would love a tip for let me know and I’ll try to personalize some of my tips for people.

And in the spirit of being helpful along with the approaching holiday season here’s GiftHat, it’s a wishlist site that let’s you create a list with links and pictures to the things you would love for Christmas.

What a dilema!