"...lefties just won't get use of those buttons unless they use other fingers."

As I lefty, I'll say I only wish it was as simple as that. Using one of these mice with the back/forward buttons on the left side is like using a computer designed by Loki himself. Because most of us learned to use a mouse with a primary… » 12/16/14 12:54pm Tuesday 12:54pm

Nice! Usually these Google shortcuts get posted to Lifehacker after I'm already familiar with them, but didn't know about this one.

Good move on the Titanfall Black Friday Origin deal. I was in the market to buy that game a couple of weeks ago, but held out hoping it would go on sale for Black Friday, and was not… » 12/01/14 6:49am 12/01/14 6:49am

Just came from T-day dinner at my mother-in-law's, and literally nothing was not homemade. So I guess technically I succeeded here, since I didn't eat anything store-bought...

Seriously, maybe it's a Southern thing, but I can't think of any time someone served store-bought food at Thanksgiving. That's like a major sin,… » 11/27/14 3:53pm 11/27/14 3:53pm

But geez, imagine if you lose the file. I'd want to set up a backup for something like that—apart from just the regularly scheduled system backup—in case some silly app decides to "clean" my desktop, or any of the myriad of other possibilities causes the file to disappear. » 11/24/14 2:09pm 11/24/14 2:09pm

I have seriously never even encountered a rotten egg. For me this is a mythical thing. They just get eaten too darn fast! And that's included fresh eggs from the chicken's my wife's aunt keeps—eggs that weren't pasteurized (or even refrigerated in some cases).

Folks, especially now that Melanie has given you all these… » 11/03/14 1:52pm 11/03/14 1:52pm

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 comes… » 10/23/14 12:03pm 10/23/14 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 your… » 10/23/14 9:51am 10/23/14 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