Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Chrome Browser Tips: "Read Later", Bookmarklets, Sharing

Some more tips for Google Chrome.

Using bookmarklets to share a page to social media (pinterest,twitter,etc.) saves you the pain of having to install an app. "How to use bookmarklets"

Bookmarking things in a "read later" folder:

When I'm on a Website I'd like to Read Later I Bookmark it into a folder 

Easy in Chrome – Two ways to Fave a Page:

  • Click the Star in the Address Bar — Select a folder.
  • Or just drag the Secure Site Icon straight to your Desktop, into a Folder, or to your Bookmarks Bar — it makes a shortcut to the page you are reading.

https secure site icon
The only problem is my Read Later folder was filling up faster than I could possibly read (even with a speed-reader).

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Where Bed Bugs Come From and How People Get Them

Bedbugs, lice, and roaches are mankind's biggest pests and have been following us since the stone age, and likely even before.
bed bug life cycle illustrated picture
The Bed Bug Life Cycle
Roaches can be found anywhere there's food, but bed bugs are found mainly in people's houses - and like mosquitoes they live on blood. They live in the mattress, in the bedsheets, in clothes, and in furniture (mostly couches, beds, and chairs). In some countries they are called Wall Lice (veggdyr) or 'Furniture Lice'.

How do people get bedbugs?

Or rather how to not get bed bugs.
If a person has bed bugs in the house they can attach to your clothes. If you're unlucky you bring them home and they might multiply.
They find you by your smell - the CO2 your breathe out and maybe also heat from your body, which is how they find their way to beds and soft furniture.

Video: How To Inspect for And Find Bedbugs

How to get rid of bed bugs

Here are some options:
  • A CO2 machine specifically designed to attract and trap bed bugs
  • A professional exterminator

Monday, October 17, 2016

Blogging Tips - Learning from Tube Blogger's Mistakes


Although we have had a lot of guest writers over the years, I'm the only main writer, editor, and designer, with limited time for the tech related issues of the blog. The blog has sort of bounced back from being stolen and spammed, and someone copied all of our articles. I also did not have time to keep up with Panda SEO updates and the other stuff to keep the blog up to date in search engines.


Read more: Tube Blogger - Learn to blog from tubeblogger's mistakes

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Year of the Fitness Trackers - 2016

2015 was the Year of the Smart Watch, now it's all about the Fitness Trackers. 
 The fitness and activity tracking features on last years smartwatches were the most used, besides checking the time.

Maybe Smart Watches Aren't for Everyone

Dealing with the tiny screen can get a bit clunky on a smartwatch; some things are just much easier on the phone.
The fitness trackers are a bit more affordable alternative smart watches - if you only need something to track your workouts/activity - and perhaps show the time, and maybe a few smart watch features anyway.

How to choose the right fitness tracker