Also, use salt. Seriously, I've known of people who think that salt is simply bad, and therefor exclude it from cooking. Sure, you can over-salt and ruin a dish, and you can get too much salt in your diet and end up with negative health effects, but excluding salt altogether just makes your food taste bland and… » 10/23/14 12:03pm Yesterday 12:03pm

This isn't exactly related, but of a similar spirit:

Does anyone know of a good way to make a game that doesn't have adjustable resolution scale up to a higher resolution? I just grabbed the You Don't Know Jack collection on Humble Bundle and discovered that it runs 640x480 only. The Steam page says to just change… » 10/23/14 9:51am Yesterday 9:51am

Man I wish there was a Costco near me. They finally built one near Birmingham about ten years ago, but it's 10 miles south of the city, while I live 10 miles north of the city. The one store they built is only convenient to the people who live on the south side of town, which happens to be where the very richest… » 10/16/14 8:37am 10/16/14 8:37am

But won't that mean going through the TSA security checkpoint at the connecting airport, and risking a missed connection if you get held up (or, God forbid, pulled aside for random screening)?

Seems like a gamble to me, but then if you have a really long (like 12 hour) layover in a city you've never visited, I could… » 10/14/14 2:57pm 10/14/14 2:57pm

5. After you restart and get frustrated that the app you wanted to hide is back on your home screen, sell your iPhone and get an Android phone. Marvel at how you can easily delete any app from your launcher, move icons to any location on screen (instead of having them anchored to the top-left), and even replace the… » 10/02/14 9:14am 10/02/14 9:14am

Deflecting blame may be more effective when it's accurate. Sometimes, you really have been hindered by a co-worker who doesn't answer emails, a contractor who evaded difficult questions, or a maintenance worker who interrupted your work because there's a leak in the lab above your office and they have to get into the… » 9/26/14 2:50pm 9/26/14 2:50pm

Eric, you are my hero. I had never heard of 2nd of Charles, and when you said they don't have enough locations, I thought, "Oh, well that's why. We never get the good stuff in Birmingham, AL. We don't even have an Ikea." Then I checked the website...

I am totally making a trip out there this weekend! Apparently… » 9/18/14 6:39am 9/18/14 6:39am

I'm right there with you on that. Although it gets annoying when co-workers are all like, "You're using an S-II? You know there's an S-5 now, right?" And I have to defend it by saying, "You know I've got a replacement ROM on this thing that runs all the apps I need to use like butter, and I've got no contract and a… » 9/16/14 2:03pm 9/16/14 2:03pm