Reddit.com describes itself as "home to thousands of communities". In Reddit-speak, a community is a subreddit. By subscribing to subreddits, you build your own feed. Here are some subreddits worth checking out r/aww Puppies, bunnies, babies, and so on r/explainlikeimfive Layman-friendly explanations r/funny Reddit's largest humor depository r/hmmm Internet as an art r/nonononoyes Things that … Continue reading Subreddits worth a look
Get your product link - the link identifies your product 1. Go to Amazon.com and find your product 2. Copy the product link from your browser (it starts with http) Verify the review quality - find out if the reviews are real 1. Load fakespot.com 2. Paste your product link and search for the review quality Check … Continue reading How to shop on Amazon
Eating healthy doesn't have to be expensive. You can eat very healthy for less money than fast food. Here's an example of a healthy menu that I use frequently. Breakfast 1/2 cup oats 1 banana 1 coffee (black) $0.50, 300 calories Lunch 2 boiled eggs (remove yolk for 0 cholesterol) 1 kiwi 1 plum $1.25, 200 … Continue reading Healthy & cheap diet
For the past six months I've been using a Chromebook, specifically the ASUS C302. As a developer that's used to serious hardware, the idea of a Chromebook seemed pretty flimsy. It cannot do serious software development, but I've been very surprised at what it can do. email web surfing calendar Microsoft Office (Excel spreadsheets and … Continue reading Do I need a laptop?
With temperatures in the triple-digits, plants need to be watered daily around here. Skip a day and a once vibrant plant looks withered and ready for the compost pile. It's now a daily ritual to water the outside plants. The rose bushes are hanging in there. The elephant ears are doing pretty good until around … Continue reading Water the plants!
Will the Democrats find a candidate to topple Trump in 2020? Will global warming continue unabated and lead to the death of life on earth? Will nuclear war kill off the human race? Will genetic engineering lead to a weaponized super-virus that kills us all? Will a rogue asteroid cross our orbit and wipe us … Continue reading Existential dread
I heard the the word "____" for the first time in my life this morning. Then I heard it again this afternoon. What does that mean? Humans seek out patterns without much effort. We look for connections, even if there are none. See those clouds? Doesn't it look like a dog? My dog just passed away. … Continue reading Do coincidences mean something?