timeforcake: Quick tips and 5 links
Keep in mind that although cases made of hard plastic or aluminum often look incredibly stylish, their ability to protect your phone often fall flat. When dropped they can create shock waves that rattle and jar your phone and actually increase damage to your phone. When shopping for a protective phone case, consider softer materials, such as silicone, which work to disperse energy on impact before it reaches your phone.
This week’s tip: Don’t spill a carbonated beverage onto your keyboard. Not following this tip substantially increases the likelihood that your Z and C keys stop functioning. When your Z and C keys stop working you’ll suddenly realize just how often you use those two previous keys and how you’ve taken them for granted for far too long. Undo shortcuts won’t work. Copying text using your keyboard won’t work. You’ll be incapable of writing words like “can” or “create” or “zero” or “amazing”. Writing even the shortest of e-mails becomes a maddening task. (Don’t believe me? Go ahead, try writing your next three e-mails without using C or Z). You’ll likely experience a burning desire to fling your keyboard against the wall – because having an almost fully-functional keyboard is worse than having a full non-functional keyboard. Grrr.If ever there was a single tip of mine you followed, make sure it’s this tip. Push aside all skepticism and … just trust me on this one.
1. http://tinyurl.com/4tx5jd2 – Happy day for Mac users! Amazon now offers Kindle for Mac … without having to buy an actual Kindle! This means you can read any of Amazon’s 800,000+ Kindle books right on your Mac. The app required to allow for this functionality is completely free.2. http://tinyurl.com/4rbvgfw – How the world searched in 2010, in video.3. http://tinyurl.com/4h4pjap – Let this humorous flowchart guide you in determining what type of Facebook comments you should leave.4. http://tineye.com – TinEye (not TinyEye) is a reverse image search engine. Feed it any image (by URL or by upload) and TinEye will tell you where it came from. This functionality could allow you to locate the artist of a painting you like, check on the photo of the handsome fellow from the dating website (is it a stock photo?), or find a higher resolution version of an image you want to use in an advertisement. Thanks to RJ Johnson for the great tip.5. http://tinyurl.com/26p4cc9 – A 4-minute video mockumentary depicting the long journey of a plastic bag, from a grocery store parking lot to its home in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.erin pheil is the owner of timeforcake (www.timeforcake.com), a Web design/development studio in Frisco. She can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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