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Lots of ideas for last minute holiday shopping There is still enough time to buy cool tools as gifts and have them arrive before Christmas. Here’s our complete list of gift ideas for 2016. (And here’s Boing Boing’s complete gift guide, too.) Happy Holidays! I started trying some of the ceramic coated pans a few years back and have found one to be the best, the Scanpan ($98). With a 3-outlet multi-tap ($8) you can be a minor hero at a crowded airport by letting a few others charge up *their* laptops or phones when the too-few AC outlets are full: I’ve never been turned down when asking politely to share the wall, nor turned down someone who wants to use one of the outlets. — Timothy Lord I carry one of these tiny flashlights ($32). Kwik Sip ($17) is a simple gadget that replaces the screen on your existing faucet to create a drinking water fountain. I have been trying to pick locks since I was a child. This push-pull door knob ($28) offers, as the name implies, multiple ways to open.

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This Easy Morning Stretch Will Revitalize Your Body, And Give You A Boost Of Energy! The Sun Salutation: (Surya Namaskara) is a sequence of twelve positions performed in a continuous flow. Each position counteracts the one before, stretching the entire body, while alternately expanding and contracting the chest to regulate the breathing. These powerful yoga poses are said to have a great impact on the whole body, and mind. Sun Salutation is best done at sunrise in a space that will allow you to soak up the sun’s rays.

Integrate Your Interests – from Mindhacker « The Blog of Charles 20 Sep I have been reading the book Mindhacker by Ron and Marty Hale-Evans. It is a collection of 60 tips, tricks and games to take your mind to the next level. This blog article is about a Perl script developed by Ron to take two search terms at random from a file of his “obsessions” then send a query to Google. Each line of text is a valid Google search term, for example, “mind hacks”. I recoded the script in Python and made it available at the end of this post. Using Search Analytics in Webmaster Tools Using Search Analytics in Webmaster Tools Monday, May 11, 2015 Graeme Watt After many months of Beta testing Google has now officially launched the all new search analytics within Google webmaster tools, much to the joy of SEO’s and webmasters around the country. Search analytics has replaced the search queries section within webmaster tools which was one of the most popular areas within the tool according to Google.

10 Free MP3 Albums To Download [Sound Sunday] This week’s edition of Sound Sunday is full of good stuff! You will find several debut albums, a music video produced by Olan Rogers, an experimental soundtrack, the third Tangram album featured on Sound Sunday, some Hip Hop, but most of all great pop and rock. If you have any suggestions, feel free to use the comments or drop me an eMail [tina at makeuseof dot com]. Awake! Awake! – We’ve Been Strangers

CQ-DATV Issues 1 to 7 are now available in pdf format. Please note that these are not 'proper' pdf files as they have been converted from the ePub files. Thus there is a lot of 'white space' on many of the pages, but all the information is there - enjoy. Large collection of Free Microsoft eBooks for you, including: SharePoint, Visual Studio, Windows Phone, Windows 8, Office 365, Office 2010, SQL Server 2012, Azure, and more. - Microsoft SMS&P Partner Community Blog - By Eric Ligman Throughout the year I try to share resources and information with you that I think will be helpful for you. Often times these resources will include links to free eBooks that we make available on a variety of topics. Today, I thought I would post a large collection of eBooks for you here so that you can find them in one place and consume them as you see fit.

2013 Search Engine Ranking Factors Survey & Correlation Data Every two years, Moz surveys the opinions of dozens of the world's brightest search marketers and runs correlation studies to better understand the workings of search engine algorithms. We gather this data to gain insight into the factors that may help—or hurt—a website's visibility in search engines. This year, Moz surveyed over 150 leading search marketers who provided expert opinions on over 90 ranking factors. In addition, the Data Science team at Moz, lead by Dr. Matthew Peters, ran an extensive correlation study to determine which features of websites and webpages are associated with higher search rankings.

Placemeter Sensor offers a window into activity outside your window Have you ever wondered how many people walk past your shop? Or drive past your adverts? A new device is aimed at giving people that information, which might otherwise remain inaccessible. The Placemeter Sensor sticks to the inside of a window and counts people, vehicles, bicycles and more. How to Make Limited-Time App Deals Last Forever At least in the case of the Starbucks free apps, the developers get paid. (At least that's how I understand it. I know, it gets in the way of consumer-bashing, but you can have your fill of that on the Consumerist.) You know the developers still get paid in these sales, right? Whether or not they get 'stimulated' is up to them. Title Tag - Learn SEO Title tags—technically called title elements—define the title of a document. Title tags are often used on search engine results pages (SERPs) to display preview snippets for a given page, and are important both for SEO and social sharing. The title element of a web page is meant to be an accurate and concise description of a page's content. This element is critical to both user experience and search engine optimization. It creates value in three specific areas: relevancy, browsing, and in the search engine results pages. Code Sample

Paul Ford: What is Code? A computer is a clock with benefits. They all work the same, doing second-grade math, one step at a time: Tick, take a number and put it in box one. Tick, take another number, put it in box two. Tick, operate (an operation might be addition or subtraction) on those two numbers and put the resulting number in box one. Strike Search - Torrent Search Engine I suppose I’ve been waiting to make this post for sometime. Source code for Strike Search is released here some of you might be aware that since Aurous was sued and shutdown I’ve been quite absent from maintaining a few of my projects. Strike being one of the most popular. I receive constant emails that the search page no longer works; this was done for good reason.

Top 10 Tools for Managing and Automating Your Media Downloads Just wanted to share another tool that can replace programs that haven't been updated or are otherwise problematic: The program is called DropIT. Here is the description from their website: When you need to organize files, DropIt can eliminate much of the drudgery of searching and manually opening folders and moving files around. Drop a group of different files and folders on the floating DropIt image and it sorts them to defined destination folders, compresses or extracts them, opens them with associated programs or performs other defined actions. You can define how to filter your files (by name, directory, size, date, properties, content, regular expressions) and associate one of the 18 available actions to perform (Move, Copy, Compress, Extract, Rename, Delete, Encrypt, Decrypt, Open With, Upload, Send by Mail, Create Gallery, Create List, Create Playlist, Create Shortcut, Copy to Clipboard, Change Properties and Ignore).

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