Another great trick is to use Shazam to grab a song you hear audibly, and identify it. Now with Shazam there is a feature to take that discovered song and add immediately to a Spotify Playlist. Takes all the manual effort out of discovering new music. » 6/23/14 8:27am 6/23/14 8:27am

Being a resident of the area, this kind of thing happens all the time. Yes there is Chicago politics and the graft in Louisiana is bad, but the flat out incompetence of anyone that works for the City of Dallas is an ongoing thing that has been going on since before the Kennedy debacle. Add in the ass-clown of a… » 6/19/14 2:03pm 6/19/14 2:03pm

The thing I liked about Louie is that it was a show about the dichotomy of being a painfully mal-adjusted introvert, who had to spend a lot of time pretending to be an extrovert. There are a lot of people who live like that. I can only assume that all of them tell Louis CK that this speaks to them on a regular basis… » 6/17/14 5:45pm 6/17/14 5:45pm

I sold a car on Craigslist and did a title transfer; however, I didn't collect my old plates. About a week later the car was used in a crime, and the police came calling. It all got worked out, but it was a lot of time and effort that was unnecessary. Any time you change cars, treat your plates like a valued commodity. » 6/03/14 1:41pm 6/03/14 1:41pm

Either the government is the most all-encompassing, powerful, efficient thing on the planet. Or its the most inefficient, money-wasting, not to be trusted because of incompetence thing on the planet. But its not both. It can't be both. How do you think an organization that can't master Health-care websites, simple… » 5/27/14 3:30pm 5/27/14 3:30pm

In my small private high school (400 students) 2 different guys in 2 different years set state track and field and football rushing records, only to be found out as guys in their mid 20's who were in juvenile prison for their High School Years, and wanted to play college sports. Then the UIL investigated and found… » 5/16/14 10:56am 5/16/14 10:56am

Being frightened of this is as pointless as thinking you can predict it. Your body is flesh and bone, and one of a million small scenarios could fling an object to your person, puncturing and killing you, like a squirrel running across the road. If you dwell on it you won't accomplish anything. Someday, everyone will… » 4/24/14 1:10am 4/24/14 1:10am

Well, let me go on a bit about the end of this. I am considered to be an old person by the standards of your community. I am an older listener of the podcast in my 40's. What this weekly podcast has done is basically opened me up to alternate ways of looking at technology, trying new products and changing buying and… » 4/04/14 10:37pm 4/04/14 10:37pm

Here is a tip, if you are doing some home theater configuration, and you plan on burying cable in a wall, ensure its good cable. Nothing is worse than re-doing cable in a wall. Its kind of obvious, and it has nothing to do with performance, just nuisance factor. » 3/27/14 1:23pm 3/27/14 1:23pm

I know its a small annoyance, but not being able to get to a 3rd tier in Evernote is a stupid limitation. I use these tools for a daily journal, and the simple task of tracking Month, week and day in nested tabs is logical and I can't get around the 2 tier limit of evernote. » 3/25/14 2:07pm 3/25/14 2:07pm

I'm always baffled by the "head in the sand" approach by religious people. If something is so false, then why are you threatened by the mention of it? Probably the same reason I whisper about Santa at Christmas. Because I know if you should reason it out in your head eventually that Santa doesn't exist, but I don't… » 3/13/14 4:27pm 3/13/14 4:27pm

Word of warning. These prices rarely ever stay consistent. I recently had to trim a 50 gB Storage plan to 10 when a year-long promotion ended with a different vendor, major headache. Another note on Google specifically is that it reserves the same drive size on your local machine as your virtual drive space, So 1TB on… » 3/13/14 11:26am 3/13/14 11:26am

How about we cut every ancillary thing like young people who made online videos nobody saw "Voices of tomorrow" I think was the segment. Then we cut the lengthy introductions for the best pictures. Voting was done, who cares to see a 3 minute clip of the 9 nominees. Then let anyone who had 3 or more credits (FILM… » 3/03/14 3:32pm 3/03/14 3:32pm

For the ios and Google stores, I love the ease of use; however, I have to do a lot a research away from the store to figure out what the app does and how it works. Ratings and opinions are fine, but I need product detail before I get to reviews. » 3/03/14 9:15am 3/03/14 9:15am

Let me also chime in to tell everyone who is just now or recently getting apple lightning to usb cables. yes, you can get them for dirt cheap on monoprice or amazon. They will work for exactly 2 months. Apple devices can tell the power coming through a cable and will not work if its not their cable you are using. Heed… » 2/27/14 2:36pm 2/27/14 2:36pm

OK, here is a question that has been perplexing me lately. How many people are actively committing piracy in the world when it comes to Media (Movies, TV, Books, Games, Music, etc..) I look around BT and all the BT Tracker sites and see a few thousand people involved per torrent, but what does that equate to? I guess… » 2/26/14 10:58am 2/26/14 10:58am

I think its funny that we categorize the 240hz refresh rate as looking "Fake" and a "soap opera" effect when its much closer to reality than what your eyes are typically used to. The other way with the much slowed down frame rate is what is actually fake. It tricks your mind into actually slowing down to process… » 2/20/14 9:29am 2/20/14 9:29am

Well I have a couple pieces of advice. First, is to learn that a job is a means to an end. If you aren't out of school or on your career path, you need to pay bills and have some extra cash and thats about it, then don't treat it like this sacred thing. My first job was an office job where I drove 30 miles to get… » 2/20/14 8:22am 2/20/14 8:22am