Archive for March 2013

Celebrate Easter with a flying Jesus lawn decoration

Easter is an important Christian holiday yet most people celebrate Easter with secular decorations of bunnies and eggs. Christmas at least has both Christmas trees and nativity scenes for those who choose to display them.¬†Where are the Easter decorations celebrating Jesus’ resurrection? Why do you rarely see religious Easter decorations? While on a road trip... Read more »

List 37: Interesting people to follow on Twitter (who Time Magazine doesn't know about)

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Lists of people to follow on Twitter are dumb, but are even dumber if I'm not on them.</p>&mdash; delrayser (@delrayser) <a href="https://twitter.com/delrayser/status/316193243559763969">March 25, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Part of the fun of Twitter is finding interesting people to follow on Twitter. Of course there are a lot of great people on Twitter who are well known for being great and have the follower numbers to show for it. Those people frequently show up on lists like Time Magazine‘s the 140 best twitter... Read more »

How to turn on Apple two step verification and why you should

Apple has introduced two step verification for Apple ID. If you use iTunes, iCloud, an iPhone, iPad, Mac or basically an Apple thing you should activate Apple two step verification now. Apple two step verification protects your data by requiring an additional code when you log in using your Apple ID. This prevents someone else... Read more »
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What is a secure password?

What is a secure password? The best password is one that even you can’t remember. Of course that doesn’t work particularly well if you ever want to access your account again. The problem is that options for password cracking and account hacking have increased substantially in the past 20 years while the ability of humans... Read more »

List 36: The best food (to make me explode like an overfed goldfish)

List 36: The best food (to make me explode like an overfed goldfish)
Below is a list of some of the best food I know. No, it’s not the most artfully prepared gourmet food I’ve ever eaten. That stuff is good, but this is the best food because it is the food I crave. If someone were to stock my kitchen with these all things I would eat... Read more »

Send birthday cards for children in the hospital

Send birthday cards for children in the hospital
I’ve decided what I want for my 40th birthday. I want you to help me collect birthday cards for children in the hospital. Although I’ve structured a blog around it, I don’t really care about my birthday. You know who cares about birthdays? Kids. You know what would suck as a kid? Being in the... Read more »
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40 days until my 40th birthday

40 days. It is 40 days until my 40th birthday. 35 weeks ago I started making lists of 40 things each week. I’ve made 35 lists so far. I only have 5 more to go to get to 40 lists. My most recent list is a video gallery of events and popular culture from the... Read more »

List 35: What happened in 1973?

<br><iframe width="500" height="281" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/NVNU5jkOwzU?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br>The Watergate scandal starts toppling careers.
What happened in 1973? Other than me being born, that is. I already found out some famous people born in 1973. Now, I explore what happened in 1973 in historical events and popular culture. This video gallery features 40 events and popular culture items of 1973. Some of the videos are from 1973, while others... Read more »

Create Google+ circles to help organize your feed

You can create Google+ circles to control the audience for your own posts as I described here, but the most common reason to create Google+ circles is to organize how you read other people’s posts in your feed. Google+ circles can serve as filters by allowing you to only see posts from the people you... Read more »
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List 34: Favorite cancelled TV shows (theme songs and trailers)

Rubicon<br> <iframe width="500" height="281" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Egu8fDL3cw0?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br>I loved this TV show so much that bringing it back is # 27 on my list of <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/listing-toward-forty/2012/07/list-1-unattainable-goals/" target="_blank">unattainable goals.</a>
We’ve been thinking about cutting cable. We just don’t watch much TV that isn’t on Netflix or Amazon anymore. (Exceptions include Game of Thrones and Mad Men, which are both starting again soon meaning cable is staying for at least a few more months.) It’s hard for me to believe how little TV I watch... Read more »