11 May


in Lifehackery, Personal

It’s my birthday today.  Think I might start taking this advice for the year to come:


25 Jun

Know Thy Congress(Wo)man

in Congress, Internet, Lifehackery

I tend to keep my lifehackery obsession separate from THF, but this bookmarklet seemed to be worthy of the crossover.  If you’re not familiar with bookmarklets, they are bits of javascript that you can store as a bookmark in your browser to perform pelosicertain functions.  They are not only speedy, but also prevent you from having to download a bunch of browser extensions you may hardly use.

KTC (or Know Thy Congressman) provides a wealth of info should you find yourself reading the funnies er, the political news.  I used it to capture this screenshot of Pelosi which tells me anything from most used words to who are her major donors.  From their website:

KTC is a bookmarklet that displays an abundance of political and biographical information about current members of the Senate and House of Representatives.

To use it, highlight the name of a legislator on a webpage and click the bookmark. Or, click it anytime to search for a politician by name. To install, drag the link below into your Bookmarks Toolbar.

12 Jan

Folk song containing vital wisdom for Internet users - Boing Boing

in Internet, Lifehackery, Video

There’s some sound advice in there.  Writing a song every day for a month seems like a much better use of my time than seeking out ever more ridiculous things to put on top of my cat!  What have you found in the void today?

02 Jul

Call centers just became human again!

in Lifehackery

This is, quite frankly, exactly what the Internet tubes were invented for.  No more listening carefully since menus have changed, just consult this database to find out exactly how to get an actual carbon-based life form on the phone.