Lifehacker: Top 10 ways to declutter your digital life — I must do some of these when I return
Overclocking your reading speed — ironically, at Leo's blog but not by Leo
Matt on how to talk to the press — This is something I'm doing more of lately.
How to turn your blog into a book. Hmmm....
How meditation works — I've been thinking I should practice a little meditation in order to calm the million thoughts constantly buzzing in my head...
How to clean your digital camera sensor is another good MacWorld article from the latest issue...
I need a new flotch category: J.D.'s Big Dream. This article on the top ten questions investors asked us (when we were pitching our new company) has lots of interesting points for any business start-up. Or book project.
Awesome info for foodies: knife maintenance and sharpening
Cat communication — a summary of cat postures and vocalizations that will allow you to "speak cat". (It's amazing how much of this a cat owner learns after a few years.)
Let me point again to Nicole's Bunny Guide. Thanks, Nik!
AskMe: How do I stop surfing the internet at work? I'd like to learn how to stop surfing the internet, period.
How to make vegan twinkies: "The biggest difference between these and regular Twinkies® is that these taste good."
Hack your brain with an iPod: "You can modify the electrical activity in your brain (the stuff that's picked up by EEG readings) by hearing sounds that mimic those waves."
Optimizing performance in Photoshop for Macintosh OS X. I have real trouble running Photoshop on my 512mb PowerBook G4: it's just too slow.
KeepVid allows you to actually download those funny videos you find at YouTube or Google Video. Handy, eh?
Awesome solar calculator for determining the location of the sun at any given moment. (Useful for garden planning.)
How to become and early riser — I'm a fairly early riser, when left to my own devices, but then so are most of the people I know
AskMe: How do I interview somebody? I've been wanting to interview aging family members, to get their life history, but I have no idea how to go about it.
Awesome reference: Website Layout Cookbook — an illustrated reference of website layouts for web designers
Simple CSS image switcher, for future web designs
One Bag — the art and science of travelling light. "Overpacking easily heads the list of biggest travel mistakes. Thus this Web site, offering exhaustive (some might say exhausting) detail on the art of travelling light, living for an indefinite period of time out of a single (carryon-sized) bag." [via frykitty]
Vegan (the consumer, not the alien life-form): Vee-gun or vay-gun? Veh-jun? Answer: the coiner says vee-gun, as do most vegans. Most non-vegans say vay-gun, like the alien life-form.
How to free up hard drive space under Macintosh OS X — some useful tips for those running out of room.
Excellent info for future reference; how to deauthorize iTunes on all computers. (I've been worried that if one of my computers died, I wouldn't be able to use my purchased music on a replacement machine.)
** How to do what you love **
A handy reference for people like me: Memory Master
A brief guide to Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People
Taking professional product photos without a professional (I suspect that much of this can be applied directly to macro photography, too)
I Will Teach You To Be Rich is a great personal finance weblog
All posts tagged with 'writing' on AskMetafilter
Kris would be happier if (a) I were to lose some weight and (b) I were to have a better sense of fashion. The former is all in my head. For help with the latter, one might consult The Morning News' guide to men's fashion, which includes secitons on suits, dress shirts, and pants (as well as a conclusion; also of value are Lance Arthur's weblog entries on man grooming.
Fifty strategies to make yourself write [via Josh]
AskMe: Photoshop tips for a newbie — I feel like I need a Photoshop class; I'm so lost in it most of the time
There is news of a 14-day plan to improve memory, which sounds like something I could use. Give me details! Details!
Diaper Free Baby is a network of free support groups promoting a natural approach to responding to babies' elimination needs.
Ever since we went bowling with the Gineriches, I've been craving more ten-pin action. Here are some bowling tips.
Popular Mechanics' How to survive worst-case scenarios such as riots, volcanoes, and jumping from roof-to-roof.
Of limited use, but when you want it, you want it: How to take a screenshot of DVD Player in OS X
strongbrains.com is a sort of syllabus for "Objectivist home-schooling and self-education" — basically, these are books that the Ayn Randians approve (which is amusing, of course, but does not change the fact that the recommendations are good ones)
Live Simple: radical tactics to reduce the complexity, cost, and clutter of your life.
Packing tips for wrinkle free travel — not that I travel much
Fantastic advice: How to live without the music industry — methods of legally obtaining music without buying into the whole mass media empire
Small budget photography is a fantastic article on how to produce fabulous photographs on a limited budget. (Note, though, that "limited budget" still requires a hefty investment.)
Notes on making art contains excellent advice for anyone involved in creative endeavors.
Why do you have so much junk? I've watched Pam and Andrew purge stuff from their lives, and have even tried to do it myself. Maybe I can try again.
Subliminal harassment HOWTO — this stuff is just evil.
The rich resonance of small talk. As part of Self Improvement Quest, I'm trying to become better at this.
43folders: turning procrastination into action
Idea generation methods: the definitive collection
Fantastic idea for better sleep: use two alarm clocks to exploit your natural sleep cycle. Set the first for the time you need to wake up. Set the second for somewhat earlier and put it in soft radio mode.
The usable home: home hacks to make life easier. For example: put items you need to remember in your path. And: leave writing instrumens everywhere.
How not to get hit by cars while riding a bicycle.