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Lifehacker replacement - tips for improving everyday life
Mr. Cool Tools here. I wish Cool Tools had more tips and life-hacker items, but we sort of let Lifehacker do its thing. I haven't checked it in a while, but if it is no longer useful for whatever reason, maybe we should reconsider.

Are you looking for fast bullet-point reads, or long, comprehensive indepth advice on the level of a Wirecutter review, where they walk you through everything?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by kk at 11:13 PM on January 22, 2015

Maximum Future Vintage
Despite my emphasis on the dollars, I don't see this as an investment opportunity. Not even a get rich slow scheme. It is more a way to focus on unappreciated creativity now. Often the high art of tomorrow is the low art of today. As mippy and others said above, professional collectors are onto mint condition toys in a big way, but surely there must be other things not as appreciated. This is the internet age so somebody somewhere is collecting one of everything made, but that's okay. Maybe… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by kk at 9:32 AM on March 4, 2014

What is the best order of blog comments
Thanks. Looks like the consensus here (so far) is oldest on top for comments and newest on top for postings. Unthreaded.

Are there any notable sites doing newest on top comments?

(Right now my blogs are mixed in their orderings. I'll probably harmonize them.)
posted to Ask MetaFilter by kk at 5:53 PM on February 18, 2009

Do you lend books or tools?
Thanks for the answers so far. My own efforts to up my return rate include Delicious Library. I'm about 85% of the way in cataloging my many books; I have not tried using it to record my lending yet. And remarkably, like Leon's father, I too add a yellow band to my tools to indicate they belong to me (or Leon's father!). This helps at times when my tools are on location where other tools are, say set building at the local community theater. Nudie photo collateral of the borrower is an idea I had… [more]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by kk at 8:45 AM on September 5, 2005

Williamsburg VA Vacation Ideas
You didn't mention Jamestown and Yorktown, but I recall they had historical structures and tours that I found as interesting as Williamsburg.

The Outer Banks (NC) beaches are within your range. Lots to do and see there (crabbing for the kids on the bay side, kayaking, etc). They have a wild horse sanctuary in the park I believe. To the south Kitty Hawk is near, though it may be more than an hour away.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by kk at 11:16 AM on May 23, 2005

The web most miraculous
I hereby virtually mark all the answers above as fitting and perfect for what I was looking for. Thanks to all.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by kk at 6:13 PM on May 20, 2005

Bird scare decals
Thanks, everyone, Static cling seems the way to go.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by kk at 9:43 AM on April 28, 2005

How to read epic prose?
I would second alms. Your solution is an audio version, particularly for Homer. His stuff was meant to be listened to, not read. Have a pro narrator read it to you -- it's easy, and so right. I find it hard to read now, but have audited several versions. Virgul and Ovid are not bad audited either.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by kk at 9:17 PM on April 26, 2005

Vanity Wikipedia Edits
Thanks all. The Autobiography entry in Wikipedia comes closest to an official verdict. I like the idea of posting stuff on the talk page. That makes sense.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by kk at 4:52 PM on February 10, 2005

Foot mice?
Rats, I'm on a Mac, otherwise I'd try Navigaze.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by kk at 8:40 AM on December 16, 2004

Great Stores?
Thanks, all. On the Mitsuwa suggestion, can you give me a hint of what they sell stuartmm? Because their website utterly refuses to disclose any clue about their stuff.

Fry's is a great suggestion. I didn't know they were a chain; I've only been to the mother ship.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by kk at 1:45 PM on November 30, 2004
Thanks, Vidiot for the hunk of suggestions. I'd like to visit Stew Lenoard's someday.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by kk at 12:21 AM on December 1, 2004

Is there a language learning program for parents and newborns?
The best way to learn French at home (for adults who might want to help their kids' French) is the French in Action course on tape or DVD or broadcast on PBS, reviewed in a bit more detail here.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by kk at 10:19 PM on November 15, 2004

Going To the Mattresses
I gave up my Tempurpedic pillow cause it was too warm. I have two friends who tried to return the Tempurpedic mattress and both accrued involved and messy tales of failure.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by kk at 10:11 PM on November 15, 2004

Can anyone recommend a superlative translation, or perhaps even better, a great paraphrase of The Koran?
Thanks Mossy and verstegan. I ordered Murad, Cleary and Arberry. Is there a useable translation that re-arranges the non-liner sequence and puts the Koran into the (not orthodox) sequence for newbies?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by kk at 1:05 PM on November 15, 2004
Thomas Jefferson, among others, cut and pasted the four Gospels of the Bible into a single unified synergetic Gospel, arranged logically. Has anyone been brave (or crazy) enough to make a de-fractualized version of the Koran?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by kk at 4:39 PM on November 15, 2004
Hey, cell divide, that was incredibly useful. On first glance that is exactly what I need. Maybe I'll print out my own booklet version. Thanks!
posted to Ask MetaFilter by kk at 10:08 PM on November 15, 2004

Why are elephant and whale brains so large?
If a bigger brain for a bigger body was only about keeping the bigger body going, how did the huge dinosaurs get by with such small brains. They weren't that smart intellectually, but their huge bodies did not seem to need huge brains to operate. Why do whales and elephants?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by kk at 10:46 AM on November 10, 2004
Thanks for the two paper links, jjg. That's the kind I was looking for.

For clarification, the elephant to dino comparison is one thing, but I am more interested in the elephant to horse comparison. Do we really think the elephant has a more sensuous experience than a horse? What is the elephant brain doing that the pretty smart (and social) horse brain is not?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by kk at 9:10 AM on November 11, 2004

Best of FWDs
Thanks dobbs and robbie01, neckro23.

Stupid videos is about my speed. Ebaum's was good too.

The site that must not be named is one I have no clue about.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by kk at 3:30 PM on November 4, 2004

Protecting Trees in CA
Very helpful! Thanks. My original hope was to deed the trees only, rather than the entire property. Looks like that is the only way.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by kk at 10:01 AM on October 12, 2004

Complicated math made easy for you?
What you want is the famous series of mathematical visualizations developed by James Blinn at CalTech, located at Project Mathematics <>
posted to Ask MetaFilter by kk at 1:07 AM on October 4, 2004

How many plots are there and what book can I find this in?
Bingo! These are exactly what I was looking for. I appreciate the caveats of why they are all flawed, though for my purposes they work fine. Thanks, all.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by kk at 3:39 PM on September 9, 2004

Do you "read" an audio book?
I've audited about one hundred books on tape -- all but a few of them unabridged -- and my comprehension and enjoyment on most of them surpassed visual reading of them (based on the few that I've both read with eyes and audited.) I don't mind declaring that I have audited a book.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by kk at 12:27 PM on September 8, 2004

Movie sleep rituals
A Going To Sleep Ritual. Ok, I get it. (I don't have one. Maybe I should.)

Thanks for the reassuring replies.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by kk at 7:48 AM on August 31, 2004

How do I open a computer chip?
I think I'll try grinding it off. I'll report on how it goes.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by kk at 4:49 PM on August 26, 2004

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