Category: Life Hacking

  • Career hop

    There are hunters and there are gatherers.  I’m more the latter, my wife the former.  I like to settle down and dig my roots in.  What can I say, I don’t like change. The same goes with my job choices.  My first job post-college lasted 10+ years.  It basically fell into my lap — a…

  • Dyson vaccum fix

    Dyson vaccum fix

    Is your Dyson Animal vacuum cleaner sucking, like mine was?  There’s a good chance you can fix it cheaply. In my case, the vacuum head — in Dyson speak, it’s the “soleplate” — was not seating down fully on the floor.   Because the soleplate wasn’t fully flush with the contact surface, the suction was…

  • Mothman


    Colorado’s Miller moth season is one of Biblical-plague proportions.  Nothing can quite capture the sensation of retching disgust when one of these dusty insects makes its way into your hair, bed, cereal, or clothing.  My homicidal rage only comes out on rare occasions.  April is one of them, appropriately after tax season.

  • Vegetarian resolutions

    Vegetarian resolutions

    I’m not much for resolutions, but took the plunge this year and resolved something for the new year.  I vowed not to eat meat.

  • Tis the season to hack your address book…

    fa la la la la, la la la la!

  • headset truth table

    There are two kinds of people in the world: those that like keyboard shortcuts and those that don’t remember endless lists of keyboard shortcuts. My wife is the latter, while I am the former (CTRL + LFT ARW). I would like to think that this proclivity of mine is borne out of a desire for…

  • Heather, you are my Chuck Carter

    Heather, you are my Chuck Carter

    This blog post goes out to Heather from T-Mobile.

  • Dead man walking!

    Dead man walking!

    “Arrrgh! I’ve got the bones of a dead man in me leg!” (to be said to future children with a pirate’s voice) So the fog of knee surgery #2 is wearing off and I’ve got the pictures to prove it.  Fair warning, some are a bit gruesome.  Arrgh.

  • I have OCD… not the one you’re thinking

    I have OCD… not the one you’re thinking

    This one required some knee surgery.  Have a look…

  • Update


    No, I’m not dead. I’m just a little… distracted: