I love this one from Reddit:
Staying at a hotel? Ask the Front Desk to borrow one of the hundreds of phone chargers left behind by guests, and leave yours in the car.
Make a dough, 2 to 24hrs in advance. Take a dough ball and make a crust. Heat a pan on your stovetop as hot as you can get it. Turn the top broiler on in your oven on max as well. Crust in pan, add sauce mozza, parma, salt. quickly. As soon as the bottom begins to get some char, move the pan directly under (or slide the pizza off onto the oven rack) and position it as close as it will go under the blazing hot heating elements. Finish with some basil.
This is the key to a crust that is both charred but still soft and moist instead of that crunchy unevenly cooked abomination you get when you cook in a home oven.
(in case you've never heard the song, listen once, then remember...
there is always someone who has used this number for an account
You get your discount, they get your points, and the shopping analytics company gets noise.
Sometimes more than one person has used this number. If they ask you "which one" or "what's the name", just say "the first one" or "Jenny Song", which are popular options for the account.
Longer = defer, delegate, don't.
Use Reminder app on Iphone for stuff, but also use Things 3 app as I can organize things into projects and it will still pull in the reminders from the Reminder app.
Use the Clever Dripper to make really strong coffee. Once you have kids you come to appreciate strong coffee.
My local library lets me borrow audio books for free on an app, I use this for learning new things on my commute. If they do not have an audio book I want, I buy it outright on audible rather than paying for the subscription every month.
If you have a vegetable or flower garden, and deer eat everything, you can use something called bobbex deer repellent. Or you can also make a similar mix yourself using garlic, onion, and putrefied eggs
If you have any fobs on your key ring that have broken, you can get a steel clip and some 30 minute epoxy and repair them.
If your tools are scattered all over the place, you can buy relatively cheap durable toolboxes now that can keep everything together. It is far cheaper than having to buy a tool again because you can't find it.
Make it a habit to keep your keys in the same place, put up a set of hooks it you have to. This will save you much trouble.
Lots of love,
- regular reminders - thing to do soon/soon-ish
- things I need to do at a specific date, but no sooner, set with reminder for that date & time (ex. go pick up car from the mechanic on Friday afternoon)
- recurring reminders (ex. backup laptop weekly, send monthly invoice to client)
- list of stuff I'm waiting for (ex. stuff from amazon, reply to email from client)
- less important stuff to do/explore, whenever I have some free time (ex. try to find comfortable and not terribly-looking 100% waterproof pants so that I can take long walks in the rain)
I also keep a list of recommended media (books, movies, tv series) to consume next.
All in all not terribly original, but it took me a while to arrive at this system, so maybe it'll be helpful for someone.
Tape. I own 10 different types of tape. Duck tape, the rainbow colored one, is great for visual identification + slight adhesive. You can just take your keyring / keyfob/ roll a few inches of 1" wide tape, it has many uses.
1. Have an idea at night → dump a stickynote with tape on doorknob, remove it morning → logit in computer notetaking platform
2. Have an idea anywhere → take a stickynote, dump it in your wallet → logit in computer
3. Important reminder to do something? → place it in associated location. E.G. if you need to bring backpack to work tomorrow, clip your wallet onto it. E.G. Need to reminder yourself something tomorrow? Throw a stickynote inbetween keys on keyboard. E.G Need to call someone in the morning → stickynote a reminder on your phone in morning.
Done, I strongly don't believe in a todolist app, it adds no value. Discipline is life. Simple is better.
I save a ton of money, in many situations it's faster than a car and it's more enjoyable.
For a daily bike commute, 10 minutes or less is ideal, 10-20 is doable, 20-30 is approaching the limit for me. Unlike a car, the longer you are outside on a bike, the longer you remain exposed to the elements.
With that said, a throttle controlled ebike should not really be compared to a regular bike.
Regular bikers need to think about incline, wind and their personal fitness. They are not just commuting, they're doing a workout and their probably in a world of pain.
The ebiker's mind is less clouded. They do not have to worry about any of those factors and this makes the experience more like driving a car/motorcycle.
I personally enjoy riding my ebike far more than taking an Uber.
A little bit of risk management can go a long way:
- Don't ride a bike that goes 2-3x over the legal ebike limit
- Always wear a helmet
- Avoid paths that require you to be close to motor vehicles
- Always assume that drivers cannot see you unless proven otherwise (ie eye contact) and never rely on the assumption that they will follow the rules
If I had more time/space, I would have considered building my own.
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, I think I used it like normal shampoo. To be fair, my hair would be decently oily by that point.
"Earn a badge" comes from a kids club called scouts where you earn a badge that you sow on your shirt for mastering a skill or doing certain things:
So he's joking about earning a badge of being a hippy. Rubber tramp means live in a van (presumably a VW camper van).
It's a great handwash and all-purpose cleaner. It's good as a bodywash, but too drying. I'm trying to find some good probiotic soap as a replacement.
For Dr Bronner's to work effectively and cheaply, I think it's key to dilute and to use a foaming pump.
Even simpler: don't boil water or bother with a sieve for a single serving. Just place pasta in a cup, add hot water to just barely cover it and place the serving plate over it. After 15 minutes, invert the cup and serving plate as a "sieve." It's possible to get FrenchGuyCooking-approved consistency without wasting energy boiling gallons of water that will be washed down the drain.
Keep butter wrappers in the fridge and use them to grease oven trays for baking.
WD40 to clean audio jacks with a Q-tip