Tips on Searching for Eyeglass Frames

Searching for new eyeglass frames isn’t easy. There are so many brands and shapes and sizes. And even if you find one that fits your face, you may just find it uncomfortable to wear. Here are some tips to help minimize disappointment. Eyeglass Frame Dimensions On one side of eyeglass frames are some numbers. These […]

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Language Learning Tools

Word Translator Chrome Extension This Chrome extension is great because it allows you to hover over or click on a word in any website and a tooltip with the translation will appear. You can choose from many languages to translate from and to. The translation is powered by Google Translate. Google Translate  

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Things to Do BEFORE You Lose / Break Your Android Phone

Link Your Google Account If you linked your Google Account with your phone, if you lose your phone, you can go to the Google Android Device Manager and 1) lock your phone and 2) locate it on Google Maps so you can get it. If necessary, you can also erase the data on the phone as […]

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Hayward, California: Bulk Disposal of Garbage, Dirt, Hazardous / Toxic Waste, Metal

In case you didn’t know this, if you need to dispose of large amounts of stuff in or near Hayward, California, you can do so at the following places: Household Items (Furniture, etc) Customers of Waste Management (WM) get 2 free bulk curbside pickups a year. Contact WM to schedule a pickup. Dirt, Gravel, Bricks, […]

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Hair Care Tips

For at least the last 10 years, I’ve been doing what probably most guys do when it comes to hair care – the bare minimum. We use a 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner to save time, quickly towel dry our hair, comb it and we’re done. And we do that every day. While that may seem […]

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Clean Glass, Mirrors, Plastic, Faucets and Many Other Surfaces with Vinegar

Recently I needed to clean my glass coffee table so, as most people would do, I sprayed on some glass cleaner solution and used a paper towel and began wiping the table. For some reason, I noticed a LOT of streaks on the glass and there was some kind of white rough residue all over the […]

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Windows: List All Files in a Folder and Subfolders

Sometimes you need a list of all files in a folder and in all subfolders. This can easily be done from the command prompt using the following commands: List all files and folders in a folder c:/> dir List all files and folders in a folder and subfolders c:> dir /s To list only certain […]

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CloneSpy – Remove / Deduplicate Files on Your Computer

As time goes on, you may find that you have many duplicate files on your computer whether they’re music files, photos, or documents. One program I found that is free and does a great job and finding and giving you various options for handling duplicate files, including deleting them, is CloneSpy. I’m currently using is […]

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AT&T U-verse TV/Internet Coaxial Cable Connections

Twister pair phone wires come to the AT&T Telephone Network Interface Device (NID) outside your house In the NID box is a balun that converts twister pair to a RG6 coaxial cable The RG6 coaxial cable from the balun connects to the VDSL input of a Holland Electronics DPLS-2AR Diplexer A RG6 coaxial cable is […]

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Inexpensive Home Improvement

If you’re looking to do some home improvement and make your home look new again, here are things to do and items to buy based on my experience. Paint Doors Ultra Pure White (semigloss or glossy) Kitchen and Bathrooms Walls: Cream in My Coffee (semigloss) Ceiling: Swiss Coffee (semigloss) Baseboards Ultra Pure White (semigloss) Everywhere Else Walls: […]

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