Thursday, July 05, 2007


When I first discovered Lifehacker I immediately liked their web site and their stated reason for producing it: "Computers make us more productive. Yeah, right. Lifehacker recommends the software downloads and web sites that actually save time. Don't live to geek; geek to live." Some of their more recent posts have included a free Smart Bookmarks Bar for Firefox, Alpha Geek: Make Microsoft Word less annoying, Calculate your caffeine intake (with nearly 200 popular beverages listed,) Create a living will online, How to find the best web freebies, Build a ten day survival pack for $25 or less, Tips for faster bar service, How to be a gentleman (first rule is "do not spit," and 75 comments followed it,) Prevent your dryer from catching fire, Financial mistakes redux - how to avoid them, Alpha Geek: 10 cool cell phone tricks, Mobile sign language lookup, and a free bandwidth NetMeter for windows. These were under half the entries between March 16, 2007 and March 20, 2007.
Google offers a specialized
Lifehacks custom search page which includes a search tool which seeks information from five sources:,,,, and I have found this to be a very useful tool that produces mostly relevant responses to common, real-life questions and some quite useful software. My first query using the Lifehacks custom search engine was "cyber stalking" which produced this relevant response as its' first citation from

I hope you find these resources useful.

Peace, Doc

Copyright © 2007, Thomas A. Blood, Ph.D.

"I don't profess to be profound; but I do lay claim to common sense." - Charles Dickens

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