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Useful Life Hacks « The Bored Ninja - Fun, Interesting, and Cool Stuff on the Internet

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9 Pillowcases and 1 easy Tutorial The deadline for Craft Hope Project 9: Pillowcases is just a couple weeks away. So I figured it was time to get sewing. Especially since some of the moms in Lucy’s preschool were grouping together to send a big package of Pillowcases to ConKerr Cancer. The Tao Of Programming Translated by Geoffrey James Transcribed by Duke Hillard Transmitted by Anupam Trivedi, Sajitha Tampi, and Meghshyam Jagannath Creative Ways to Repurpose & Reuse Old Stuff Clever and creative ways to repurpose and transform ordinary objects into useful stuff… Bottles Into Pendant Lamps | Via Wine Bottles Into Chandelier | Via Drum Kit Into Chandelier Designer: ludwigmetals | Via: JJ’sRedHots Credit Cards Into Guitar Picks | Via

DIY Your Own Voice Controlled Lights Two quick things: There is a thriving knockoff market for Arduino boards and shields on eBay (a nano clone is less than $10) and many are pretty good quality. For a lot of my single purpose projects, I've started using Arduinos to program ATTiny chips rather than dedicating a dev board - works for more projects that I expected and the dedicated cost is ~$2 for the chip + whatever components you need. A single AVR shield can be used as a central command and could communicate to your projects all over the house, (you'd probably need zigbee or some form of network access on your projects). I haven't messed with the AVR, but I'd bet you could rig multiple inputs from all over the house and it'd serve as part of the master brain. those are great tips!

How to Hunt Elephants MATHEMATICIANS hunt elephants by going to Africa, throwing out everything that is not an elephant, and catching one of whatever is left. EXPERIENCED MATHEMATICIANS will attempt to prove the existence of at least one unique elephant before proceeding to step 1 as a subordinate exercise. PROFESSORS OF MATHEMATICS will prove the existence of at least one unique elephant and then leave the detection and capture of an actual elephant as an exercise for their graduate students. COMPUTER SCIENTISTS hunt elephants by exercising Algorithm A:

Rockfish Boxes August 2001 Polyzine Now I'll cut the fish off the rock using a fresh, sharp, Exacto blade. I'll do this while they're still hot! I know other people do it differently. If you can get the clay off when it's cooled, without stretching or splitting it, by all means, go for it! List of unusual deaths This is a list of unusual deaths. This list includes unique or extremely rare circumstances of death recorded throughout history, noted as being unusual by multiple sources. Some of the deaths are mythological or are considered to be unsubstantiated by contemporary researchers. Oxford Dictionaries defines the word "unusual" as "not habitually or commonly occurring or done" and "remarkable or interesting because different from or better than others."[1]

26 Great Household Tips for Every Room in Your Home 26 Great Household Tips for Every Room in Your Home These are awesome!! Some easy ones I had never seen before. Want more tips? Go to Glamunous Build Your Own Electronically Powered Self-Watering Plant System For those that want an off-the-shelf option I bought one of these and I love it for the most part: The reservoir is 6.6 gal so it is huge which is a good and bad thing. Also it is gravity based so somehow you have to manage to lift the 6.6 gal box above all your plants. I ended up using a wood TV tray on top of my plant table and it worked great. Another thing that some people might not like is that all your plants need to be next to the watering box because you end up creating a big loop for the watering hose that goes into every plant. For me this was fine since all my grow lights are above one large table anyway.

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