Wednesday, July 18, 2012

for you tinkerers

remember that set of jewelers screwdrivers that you always wanted?  now is an excuse to get them !
instructions on opening (hopefully fixing) guts of many electronics.

if you're looking to buy one of the new mac laptops, they are no longer really upgradeable - see   // Teardown shows Retina MacBook Pro is nearly impossible to upgrade, difficult to work on
By Bill Detwiler   July 5, 2012, 10:08 PM PDT

Takeaway: Bill Detwiler shows you why the MacBook Pro with Retina Display is nearly impossible to upgrade, a pain to work on, and lacks an essential Pro feature.

Apple’s MacBook Pro with Retina Display is one of the most powerful and portable laptops on the market. But in this week’s episode of Cracking Open, I show why it’s also nearly impossible to upgrade, a pain to work on, and lacks what many consider an essential Pro feature.

Monday, July 16, 2012

does this job make me look fat?

sure blame it on office parties and pot lucks...

Whether it's caused by sitting at a desk all day or taking part in those ubiquitous office celebrations, a significant number of employees are gaining an alarming amount of weight, according to a recent survey from CareerBuilder. Even more foreboding: This trend continues even though nearly six out of 10 survey participants say they work out regularly. Fortunately, many organizations are taking notice and adopting preventative measures. "More and more companies are implementing healthy living initiatives in the workplace," says Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources at CareerBuilder. "We've found that 28 percent of companies provide gym passes, workout facilities or wellness benefits for their employees. It's important to tap into those resources to stay healthy, energized and potentially more productive." CareerBuilder notes that you can incorporate healthy living into your day without hitting the gym by taking stairs instead of elevators; eating small, healthy snacks instead of large, fatty meals; and packing your own lunch to provide better portion control. More than 5,770 U.S. workers took part in the research.