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One of the really irritating things about tires is their proclivity for developing tiny leaks. This leaves you feeling like a Russian Roulette player each time you step in your car, wondering if this time your tire will burst.
Fortunately, my experience with punctured tires hasn’t been all bad – it led me to find a mechanic a few years back who, while having far from the newest equipment in his garage, more than made up for it with the mental equipment he had acquired through experience.
As an avid movie watcher, I have had my share of instances where Blockbuster forgot to unlock a DVD case for me. Now, I don’t know about you, but the only thing more frustrating than taking out a bad movie, is taking out a bad movie that you can’t even watch – because it’s case is locked. After the last time this happened, I figured out a way to open it with a corkscrew (desperation breeds ingenuity).
Often when I have used the Copy & Paste function I was stuck with frustration – I wanted to replace text somewhere, but didn’t want to lose the content I was replacing, or I wanted to copy more than one piece of information and be able to paste it elsewhere.
A practical example of this is imagine you have a username and password that someone emails you. They are both long and filled with all types of characters (basically impossible for you to remember just by looking at it).
Tired of paying for “silver polish” solutions which are harmful and expensive? Try this silver polishing solution next time from items you likely have at home:
1) Fill up a glass bowl or plastic bucket with boiling water.
2) dissolve 1-2 tablespoons of washing soda. Washing soda is similar to the baking soda you are likely familiar with, only much stronger. You can generally find it at your local supermarket.
3) dissolve 1 tablespoon of salt.
4) put aluminum foil at the bottom of the bowl or bucket.
5) dip silver into the water for just a few seconds and take it out.
One of my most satisfying traditions during the winter is to drive around searching. What am I searching for? None other than poor souls who managed to get their car stuck in the snow and are growing frustrated. I am always happy to lend a hand and use my experience of several years of “emancipating” snowed in cars. There are dozens of methods out there, and I must admit that I resort to many different ways, but I’d like to share my favorite one with my readers.
Among the many emergency supplies one should always pack in a car, snow salt should be one of them.
If the phrase “time is money” is true, then it certainly behooves us to try to minimize the amount of time it takes to do any task. As someone who reads an awful lot each day, I have been particularly sensitive to the time it takes me to read something (in case you haven’t noticed, on the main page of this blog, I even let you know the estimated amount of time needed to read each post!). Over the years I have put together some ways to read faster – instantly.