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Using Too Much Laundry Detergent Can Ruin a Front-Loading Washing Machine

And a top-loading washer, too. Who knew? I had no idea. According to this article in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, detergent manufacturers have been encouraging people to use too much detergent for years. The extra detergent use had few negative side effects on top-loading models, but newer, front-loading machines aren’t quite so lucky. Paul Flynn of [...]

Searching your Facebook page for “Automation Log” does not show you people who have “Hacked’ your account

A recent Facebook hoax reads like this: IMPORTANT No joke! Apparently multiple people have had a hacker. I tried this and yes he was listed on mine too. The way to find them is to go into your settings, privacy settings, block list, and in the “person” box, type “automation log.” If someone pops up, [...]

How To Delete A File That Is In Use By Another Person Or Program

Ah, the joys of Windows XP. Ever go to delete a file, only to be met with the annoying error message, “Cannot delete <filename> It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using the file and try again.” ? This behavior is meant to prevent you from hosing [...]

How To Fix Your Kindle 2 When It Won’t Charge

Egad! My Kindle stopped charging! I settled in to bed the other night and grabbed my Amazon Kindle, looking to pick up where I left off in The Hades Factor. I was met with a familiar “Your battery is running low” message, so I plugged the Kindle in to the charger for the night and [...]

Make Sure the Airlines Don’t Lose Your Bags – Fly With a Gun

You read that right – if you want to make sure that an airline doesn’t lose your bags, or that TSA staff doesn’t steal things out of your bag, you should pack a gun in each bag that you check. It doesn’t even have to be a real gun – a simple, totally-legal-in-all-50-states starter pistol [...]

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How To Reveal Stored Passwords in Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and IE

Nowadays browsers store passwords then auto-populate forms, hiding that stored password behind little dots or asterisks.  Guess what? There is a way to reveal the password hidden behind there.  This is very handy for when you forget your password but have it stored in the browser. Reveal Stored Passwords in Mozilla Firefox and Chrome Navigate [...]

How to remove yourself as a “Fan” on your Facebook profile

I’m posting this tip because it took me forever to figure out how to remove myself from being a “Fan” of something or other on Facebook. Seems that it is really easy to become a fan of something, but when you decide that you no longer want to be a fan, it’s not easy to [...]

How to stop your posts from being flagged on Craigslist

I’m no Craigslist spammer, and this information isn’t intended to help the Craigslist spammers. On the contrary, I’m sharing this secret to help the many people out there who constantly find their legitimate Craigslist ads flagged simply because a large segment of the population doesn’t understand simple economics. The Problem: You post an ad on [...]


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