Just a little while ago, I went through approximately 100 posts from the Lifehacker.com. That may seem like a lot, and it kind of was, but I pre-lifehacked my Lifehacker reading. After much cajoling, I finally was convinced to start using Google Reader. To sum it up, it’s awesome. All my favorite sites with an RSS feed can now be read from a single source. How lifehack-ish is that?
Now that my brain is full of all sorts of neat ideas to save time, money and sanity while enjoying it all, I need to share some of these with you my loyal readers. I recommend the following for all three of you. Some of these go to other sites, but I found them first on Lifehacker.
- Google Calendar goodness (and stop the no scheduled events emails)
Good read on making use of Google’s handy Calendar application.
- Top 10 Network Utilities
Fun list for the geekier crowd. Coming in at #2, DD-WRT router firmware is something I’ve been meaning to try on my wireless router for some time. And earning the #1 spot, I’ve been making use of Hamachi for nearly 2 years now and highly recommend it for extremely easy and secure VPN connections.
- Mastering the Windows Key
This is a good one for any computer user. Despite debate and evidence to the contrary, I’m a firm believer in the keyboard being faster than the mouse at least in such cases as covered in this short video clip. I already use all of these shortcuts to save time navigating Windblows (aka, Windows).
- Use Google Calendar for Long Term Memory
Another Google Calendar article, but with a twist. This covers recording stuff in the past for future reference.
- Retirement Savings: Setting up a Roth IRA
Some good info on getting your Roth IRA going. (from Get Rich Slowly)
- Apply the 80/20 Rule to Your Life
It’s a widely held economic theory that 80% of consequences come from 20% of the causes. That theory has been extrapolated to many different areas. This article applies it to your life.
- Launch: Parallels v3.0 Now Available
I’m still not a Mac fan, by any means, but this Parallels software keeps pushing me. To have a solid Unix based system with a professional GUI AND be able to easily run the obligatory Windows apps sounds very appeal. Oh, wait… they’re still outrageously expensive. All the same, it’s interesting to read what’s going on there.
- Delete a Locked File in Windows
I’ve wanted/tried to do this on numerous occasions. The Geeks Are Sexy blog tells you how.
- Da Vinci’s Streamwriting Technique
I haven’t read through all of this one yet, but I think this is supposed to help you get your thoughts out on paper (or text editor) to help you achieve your goals. Let me know if it works!
- Simple Way to Save: The 60% Solution
This article isn’t quite as drastic as it sounds. It’s a good read on how to avoid over-managing you finances and still have plenty for savings, retirement, plus some fun money even after all the bills are paid.
- Finances: Devote 15 Minutes a Day to Frugality
Megan would probably claim that I spend hours on frugality everyday, but these are some good money-savings tips. Check out the rest of The Simple Dollar for more great financial tips.
Okay, those are some recent highlights. Head on over to Lifehacker.com to read more fun tips.Pages: