Fixing the Google Keyboard

Fixed Keyboard If you live with an Android phone long enough, you start to look for better ways to enter text into the keyboard. In particular when inputting passwords. Any good password should have letters, upper and lower case, as well as numbers and special characters, punctuation to you and me. With the standard Google Keyboard, which is awesome, don’t get me wrong, password typing leaves a lot to be desired.

With the addition of a row of numbers, the Google Keyboard is completely transformed to something much more like, if not exactly like, your PC keyboard.

Check out the link and see if it’s not light years better.

Read the article: How to add a dedicated number row to the Google Keyboard | Android Central.

 

Random Posts in WordPress

The Random Post item on Running in Flip Flops is a fun addition.  Follow the link below to add this functionality to your WordPress installations.

Link: How to Redirect Users to a Random Post in WordPress.

 

Mining the Bitcoin

I’ve been looking into mining Bitcoin. I’ll let you know the outcome and if you should participate.

Coinbase – The easiest way to buy Bitcoin.

 

New Podcast

Friend Brad asked me how to create a podcast. Instead of showing I joined him to record a show that we are calling The Super Fantastic Terrific Show.


The Super Fantastic Terrific Show – Fall TV Review

 

A Year Without the Internet

Great article at The Verge:

But when I stopped seeing my life in the context of “I don’t use the internet,” the offline existence became mundane, and the worst sides of myself began to emerge.

via I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet | The Verge.

 

K-Mart Has Nothing to Lose Apparently

I’m guessing this is an online only “commercial”.

 

Cookie Season Starts in 62 Days

I don’t know why I’m posting this other than I LOL’d when I read it.  More like a chuckle really. Okay, some air came out of my nose and I made a little grunt noise, but you should still read it anyway.



via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.

 

17 Tips To Make Your Life Easier

All good tips, but the life/money saving one that caught me the most was #17-Info about clothes dryers.

The heating unit went out on my dryer! The gentleman that fixes things around the house for us told us that he wanted to show us something and he went over to the dryer and pulled out the lint filter. It was clean. (I always clean the lint from the filter after every load clothes.) He told us that he wanted to show us something; he took the filter over to the sink, ran hot water over it. The lint filter is made of a mesh material – I’m sure you know what your dryer’s lint filter looks like.

WELL…the hot water just sat on top of the mesh! It didn’t go through it at all! He told us that dryer sheets cause a film over that mesh that’s what burns out the heating unit. You can’t SEE the film , but it’s there. It’s wha t is in the dryer sheets to make your clothes soft and static free – that nice fragrance too, you know how they can feel waxy when you take them out of the box, well this stuff builds up on your clothes and on your lint screen This is also what causes dryer units to catch fire & potentially burn your house down with it! He said the best way to keep your dryer working for a very long time (& to keep your electric bill lower) is to take that filter out & wash it with hot soapy water & an old toothbrush (or other brush) at least every six months. He said that makes the life of the dryer at least twice as long!

I’m going to pull the lint trap when I get home and do this test.  We don’t use a lot of dryer sheets, but I know we’ve never washed the screen.

17 Tips To Make Your Life Easier – Aimless Direction — Aimless Direction.

(via kottke)

 

Warrant of Arrest!!

I received the following email today. Apparently the mayor of Long Beach, Bob Foster can close my bank account and have me jailed for not responding to this email.

I await their arrival.

Anti-Terrorist and Monetary Crimes Division
FBI Headquarters In Washington, D.C.
Federal Bureau Of Investigation
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20535-0001

Attention: Beneficiary

This is the final warning you are going to receive from me, do you get me? I hope you understand how many times this message has been sent to you.

We have warned you so many times and you have decided to ignore our e-mails or because you believe we have not been instructed to get you arrested and today if you fail to respond back to us with the payment details below, then we would first send a letter to the MAYOR of the city where you reside and direct them to close your bank account until you have been jailed and all your properties will be confiscated by the FBI, CIA and other enforcement agency. We would also send a letter to the company/agency that you are working for so that they could get you fired until we are through with our investigations because a suspect is not supposed to be working for the government or any private organization. … 

 

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

I read Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter last year and am super excited for the movie.  Though, it looks like they went a little Matrix-y with the special effects.  We’ll see.  Hollywood could screw up an orgasm.