Create a Weather Forecast with Coffee

By: sleepysentry, 10:11 AM GMT on November 24, 2011

This is a tip my grandmother taught me when I was kid. Using your morning cup of coffee, you can decide how to dress for the rest of the day.  Add cream or milk to a freshly-brewed cup of coffee and watch the bubbles. Check them before drinking. 1. If they move to the edge of the mug very fast, you can expect clear skies for the next twelve or so hours. Leave the umbrella at home. 2. If the bubbles move slowly, there may be some rain or snow in the next few hou...

Power Surge Kills Computer Equipment

By: sleepysentry, 7:44 PM GMT on December 15, 2010

Last night we had a thunderstorm in Louisiana and a rather nasty power surge killed my router and modem. I just replaced both pieces of equipment and am finally back online! Boy have things changed since I last bought my wireless router. The old one used wireless-b. Now they're on wireless-n. I opted for the Linksys E3000, which includes a Gigabit switch and is optimized for Internet gaming. I get great coverage everywhere in the house.I also needed a new cable mode...

Buying a Rototiller

By: sleepysentry, 5:32 AM GMT on August 05, 2009

It might be the middle of summer, but I have some landscaping I need to get done before fall. It involves a lot of digging and planting, so I'm thinking about renting or possibly buying a rototiller. The problem is, which should I get? The guy at the local garden store wasn't very helpful. I definitely want a rear-tine model, but don't know whether to get a Mantis tiller or one of those expensive BCS tillers.Advice, anyone?

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