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5 Simple Tricks to Extend the Battery Life Of Your iPhone

It seems everyone except my crazy aunts and racist uncles have a smart phone these days and they follow you everywhere.  Which means they are always on and always draining your battery.  If you’re a busy parent like me, you are often far away from your charger. Here are some cool tricks to impress your... Read more »

Feeling Overwhelmed by your Todo List? Tackle it 1 hour at a time

Everyone is busier than ever before in the History of the World.  I know because I asked two people on the El platform and they told me so, before nonchalantly walking to the other end of the platform. My #Protip for dealing with overwhelming projects is to tackle it 1 hour at a time.  Schedule... Read more »

Summertime fun advice for Chicagoans

Even though summer doesn’t officially start for another eleven days, it’s after Memorial Day and the warmer weather is here.  I’ve lived in Chicago my whole life and for as long as I can remember, the transition from spring to summer is usually quick and brutal.  We get a few weeks of spring which is... Read more »

10 years of Marathon Training experiences: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

While I’m not training for the Chicago Marathon this year, I have run it a dozen times since the noughties  began.  That means Marathon Training has consumed most of my summers over the last decade. This part of the season known as The Taper, was always my favorite part of the training season.  Because when... Read more »

Dear Comcast: Please play nicely with others before the government makes you

By now you may have heard about the recording of Ryan Block, former Engadget editor and current executive at AOL, trying to cancel his Comcast service that has been making the rounds in the past few days. If not, please find 10 minutes to listen to this clip. Sound cloud Comcast Recording. Note: This recording... Read more »

Calling all Authors, Writers, Bloggers: Here are some resources you can use

If you are just starting out as a writer, it can be really hard to find good resources. If you do a search on Google (is there any other kind?) you will find lots of people hawking their creative writing class or How to Get a Book Published course, for a nominal fee.  But what... Read more »

Solar FREAKIN' Roadways and City Stickers Scofflaws

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So this video is kinda going viral, not the way the cat defending the kid from the dog or Rebecca Black viral, but it’s shown up in enough different places that it is worth noting. Intelligent solar panels covered with tempered glass replaced a panel at a time if damaged or malfunctioning. “Suppose we made... Read more »

Some cool things are coming to WiFi

While I’m not a WiFi guru or expert, I do know enough to be dangerous. We live in a 100 year old house with most of the walls being plaster so WiFi signals don’t necessarily go everywhere.  So I’m always on the lookout for WiFi tips, tricks and new technologies.  And I thought I’d share... Read more »

Will the Rapid ever return to Rapid Transit on CTA

One of the many complaints about riding the CTA train lines is that it takes too long to get from Point A to Point B. The El is too “loop-centric”, making travel between different non-loop areas slow and time consuming. This is not a new issue, there have been stories and suggestions for years about... Read more »

A New Breed of Brain Fart

I’m not 100% certain this qualifies as a type of Brain Fart but since I cannot cleverly reverse look-up what this is, I’m going to refer to this as a new kind of Brain Fart for the written word. Basically it’s when you composing a sentence and there are two or more ways to write... Read more »