99 Life Hacks

For those that remember MacGyver

Here are some clever ideas to make life easier that someone, presumably the owner of the website, collected off the Internet. Like most things in life, do not be shocked if some of them don’t really work. But, I enjoyed seeing this list.


And, if you want to make sure that it stays available, you may need to download the file to your computer. Then all you have to do is remember how to find it.

Closely related to that ‘How do I find it?’ subject, I’m still grinding away at organizing my numerous hard drives in storage and redundancy. They are large drives and so it commonly takes 18 hours to move the files from one drive to another, and to do other, very slow, similar projects. So, it’s a good thing I finally got actively pursuing it. It would clearly be a lot easier just to buy some more 3 TB drives, but even I thought that my present collection was getting quite ridiculous.

Also I will note here that I have modified the original post

Note the name is the tail end of the link. That link should take you to the exact post, but you can just go to my basic blog page and scroll down until you find it.

One of my many wonderful cousins, Pam. Well, I guess were all cousins in some way or another. But, anyway Pam, posted an excellent comment to that TED post. I have heard that many of you have trouble reading the comments, and hers was so good that I incorporated it in the post. However, since you may not want to go back and skim through the original post to find the new material. I will include the new material here. I think the links are especially relevant in these troubled times.

It seems to me that religion, politics, and anchoring, are three things that get people really bent out of shape. It is common to find people who have such overwhelmingly strong opinions about those subjects, that although they are otherwise rational human beings, on certain subjects their mind is like a steel trap. An old steel trap. Closed and rusted shut.

Of course, they know beyond all certainty, that they have all the answers and that the other gazillion people in the world have it all wrong.

So, even though my many friends, are my friends, because they are quite rational and open-minded and above such lunacy, except perhaps on anchoring subjects, I worry that some stranger will find the blog and immediately jump to some sort of adrenaline enriched position, that I cannot imagine. I will just say, please don’t do that.

How will we ever solve anything, if we cannot talk about subjects, and positions that we may not agree with, but that are important. As Rumi said:
“Come, come again, whoever you are, come!
Heathen, fire worshipper or idolatrous, come!
Come even if you broke your penitence a hundred times,
Ours is the portal of hope, come as you are.”

Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi
1207 – 1273 see http://www.mevlana.net/

He also said:

“Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged”
― Rumi

“And watch two men washing clothes,
one makes dry clothes wet. The other makes wet clothes dry. They seem to be thwarting each other, but their work is a perfect harmony.

Every holy person seems to have a different doctrine and practice, but there’s really only one work.”
― Rumi


And Pam said, slightly edited:
Pam & David on October 14, 2013 at 3:49 pm said: Edit

Thanks for posting this, Dave. If it’s helpful to folks, here’s a shortened URL: http://bit.ly/1gzOgwm that will take you straight there. (That link http://bit.ly/1gzOgwm worked fine for me (Dave).)

A TED talk that I like quite a lot (we all have our favorites), perhaps because I’m from Seattle, is this one:

And here she had a link, but I (Dave) removed her link because it took me to a page that wanted to install software on my computer. I recommend against doing that. Please try this link
And I strongly recommend this related link

Pam continues:
If you enjoy TED talks (and I do), you might also enjoy the many spoofs out there, easily found by Googling “TED spoofs.” There’s even one by a comedian who apparently talked his way into a TEDx event.


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