Posts Tagged ‘life advice’

ProTip: Carry A Lens Cleaning Cloth For Your Mobile Device’s Camera & Screen

September 9, 2013 Leave a comment

Glasses cleaning cloth

Glasses cloths also known as lens cloths, we all have them especially those of us who wear glasses. These microfiber wonders clean smudges and fingerprints easier than any tissue, toilet paper, or your shirt. If you have a high-end pair of sunglasses they probably came with one of these. Heck, some sunglasses brands even give you a pouch for your glasses made of this material. But I keep a cloth on me pretty much always for a very different reason, my mobile device’s camera and screen.

I hate how my phone’s screen gets smudged up after a day or two of use. Read more…

Your Options In Life According To Yoda

October 28, 2011 2 comments

This pie chart comes via Garr’s Posterous which seems to have gotten it from but all my attempts to locate it on that site to provide a direct link have failed.

In life, according to Jedi Master Yoda, you have a certain number of options when face with a task. Here is the pie chart which illustrates these options.

Print this out and put it above your desk because it is so genius.

Coat Check ProTip

October 26, 2011 9 comments

Thought I would pass some wisdom on you which I learned for myself a bunch of months ago but has become way more relevant as the weather has began to grow colder. The tip, as the title of this blog post and the above picture implies, is all about coatchecks and the tickets they give out so you can reclaim your coat later.

I have seen this happening to the best of us, you go out and use the coatcheck and receive a coatcheck ticket to reclaim your coat. Hours and many drinks later you arrive back at the coatcheck and want to pick up that coat. You start looking through your pockets, you rifle through your wallet, ladies you start taking apart your purses, and no ticket can be found! Did you lose it on the floor earlier when you pulled out your wallet, phone, gum, or whatever? Who knows! All you know is you are now either stuck with pleading with the coatcheck folks to give you your coat back because you can identify it and it’s very distinct and maybe you can tell them what’s in the pockets. The other alternative are to sit and wait until everyone leaves the establishment and if your coat is still there they give it to you or leave and freeze for the night and pick it up the next day. Suck right?

Not to worry though! I have a solution to this problem that ails all of us at one time or another! Check out the picture below:

Just take a picture of your coatcheck ticket right when you get it and before you shove it into whatever pocket or crevice of your purse. A key aspect to the taking of this picture is, of course, being able to clearly read the number on the ticket. Most coatcheck room staffers that I have ever spoken to about this and every one I have tried this with will accept this picture as clear evidence that that coat which you claim to be yours without a physical ticket is actually yours. Problem solved! You’re welcome! Now your can keep yourself warm all the way home and don’t have to worry about keeping that tiny ticket safe all night for later!

6 Life Lessons I Have Learned The Hard Way

June 9, 2011 3 comments

As an intelligent individual who was sent to Jewish ultra-religious private schools which provided a very crappy education I developed into an autodidact – an autodidact is a self taught person. Given that in general none of the teachers I had through high school actually were teachers (don’t even get me started on the “rabbis”) I generally found that I was more intelligent than they were and more well versed in the subject matter because I would have read about it on my own before class at one point or another. This contributed to some problems with authority figures throughout school. So now let me get off the psychiatrist’s couch and tell you why I am explaining all of this – I have had to learn some lessons in my life the hard way because I was less likely to be saved from learning them by the usual authority figures. Today, I thought I would share some of them with you.

  • Always get EVERYTHING in writing. A verbal contract is only as good as the paper it’s written on.  I remember back in the mid-90’s was when I got really into computers and tech and my aunt told me about a web design firm which her company had dealt with – no names mentioned – which had had my cousin the summer beforehand working as an intern or summer student and maybe I’d enjoy working with them. Having read HTML For Dummies in my spare time and designed some Angelfire and Geocities websites (this was the 90’s after all) I figured that would be awesome. I went in for an interview and they all seemed like a really cool group of people and after a brief interview said they’d look forward to me working there in the summer. I was ecstatic. A couple of months later school was ending and I gave them a call so I could find out when they wanted me to start…suddenly that job was no longer available. I was confused and devastated. But that leads me to my next point….
  • Be a nudge. We are told by society to be polite and not to be overbearing and a nudge and a pest (there’s Yiddish word for that also, Read more…
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