A Beginners Data Security Guide Series Part 3

If you have started with us on the first part, then you know we used a commonly used analogy that security geeks use called "the three states of data" and translated those definitions to a more commonly understood analogy that the rest of us have learned called "the three states of Matter". If you don't know what I'm… » 6/24/14 8:35pm 6/24/14 8:35pm

Time Warner strikes again, and even Whitson Gordon gets mentioned:…

Many lifehackers have experienced Time Warner's infamous Customer service. Apparently even the influential members of our community get the same "flat" treatment. This is one of the reasons I'm still on DSL. » 5/19/14 6:26pm 5/19/14 6:26pm

An Awsome Tutorial on GTD

Here is an interesting post on GTD. I have not heard it presented in such away that I could understand this easily. If you still don't get it or don't know about GTD yet, then you should read this post by Allen Henry. » 4/08/14 11:44pm 4/08/14 11:44pm

solar power everything? almost! great post!

I have been thinking about how to power all the computers that lifehacker recommends. finally a way to power them without having to pay for them. I want to see more of these. » 11/22/13 4:41pm 11/22/13 4:41pm

You Have 25,000 Mornings As an Adult. Here's How to Not Waste Them

You’ll wake up for about 25,000 mornings in your adult life, give or take a few. According to a report from the World Health Organization, the average life expectancy in the United States is 79 years old. (Most people in wealthy nations are hovering around the 80-year mark. Women in Japan are the highest, with an… » 7/08/13 6:00am 7/08/13 6:00am

Messy Outlets, Doorway Umbrellas, and Home Screen Organization

Readers offer their best tips for telling the difference between all your plugs, having an umbrella handy at home, and organizing your smartphone's home screen. » 6/26/13 5:00pm 6/26/13 5:00pm

Security Guide Series Update

You may have wondered where part 3 is for A Beginners Data Security Guide Series. Well I have an announcement, My sister is having my first nephew and my parents first grandchild. As you can imagine this has played havoc with my scheduling since the stork is set to arrive this coming weekend. Now, I will not go into… » 6/09/13 4:17am 6/09/13 4:17am

A Beginner's Data Security Guide Series Part 1

If you're like me, while reading one of the Lifehacker posts about securing your laptop hard drive and before you know it the “what about the WiFi, and What about my data on web apps” feeling hit you. The next thing you know, you have ten to twenty tabs open in your browser, with all very good information that… » 6/06/13 6:02am 6/06/13 6:02am

what is my web site?

In case you wanted to know, I do have a personal website. I learned from Lifehacker to build my online presence, now reputation, that I can only say I have made a good try at it. Everyone knows the stereotype of the first Karate kid from Reseda, well, like it or not that is me. Now that I am 45, I will use what I have… » 6/05/13 7:01am 6/05/13 7:01am

A Beginners Data Security Guide Series Part 2

So, if you have been reading our security series part 1, you should now have a list of various places that have your data and you're ready to go. The first part we will deal with is the places that fall under the category of Hard data. We are using this definition for the purpose of making it easy to determine what… » 5/29/13 7:00am 5/29/13 7:00am

Social Media Web Site Pheed Releases App for Android

Users of Pheed the multimedia based social-networking site, finally get their long awaited android app. The app was released as yesterday and follows Pheed's initial release of its Apple IOS app back in November. The mobile apps are now required to sign up for Pheed as the website no longer provides a way to create… » 5/15/13 6:30am 5/15/13 6:30am

Use a DIY macro lens to get that close up photo with your phone

Getting your phone to take macro pictures by MacGyvering an external lens has been covered before several times at lifehacker by Whitson Gordon and Jason Fitzpatrick. User ASCAS posted his tutorial on Instructables, its pretty ingenious, and deserves a close look. » 5/09/13 5:35am 5/09/13 5:35am

Home Roasting your own Coffee gives you great coffee. Here's How

Ever walk In to a coffee shop that roasts the coffee beans on site with the aroma just stirring your senses and say to yourself "I wish I knew how to do that at home? » 5/01/13 6:54am 5/01/13 6:54am

Microsoft gets two-factor authentication, who else has it? what is it?

Yesterday It was announced that Microsoft has enacted two-factor authentication. Two-factor authentication is one of the securest ways to protect your password to site. What it does is requires you to enter your user name and password like normal, then it asks you for a code from a program that is on your phone. That… » 4/18/13 7:16am 4/18/13 7:16am