I have a lot of experience doing this. My wife is a painter, and I am a photographer, so I have hung a lot of frames over the last few years. You can do this pretty easily with a tape measure a level and a pencil and paper for doing some basic math(and a hammer, dril gun and wall anchors).

After determining a basic… » 10/20/14 10:28am Monday 10:28am

The day after Halloween, all of their Halloween merchandise goes on sale super cheap. What is important about this is that certain things like plastic cutlery in halloween packaging goes on clearance. They are regular old plastic forks, knives and spoons but the box has a pumpkin on it, and that pumpkin gets them… » 10/13/14 8:56am 10/13/14 8:56am

Exactly. My kid behaves around us completely differently than when she is around other adults, especially strangers. And it isn't just that she is more likely to misbehave when it is only us, she is more verbal, and way way funnier around just us. I wouldn't call it shyness, because it is how most kids just are. » 10/10/14 12:55pm 10/10/14 12:55pm

I want to learn more about current home automation. I used to own a Home Theater shop, and did big install jobs. We dabbled with some home automation, but it feels like light years ago. I see a lot of products that look interesting to me, but I would hate to invest in a product or format that fails (VHS/Beta). Where… » 10/08/14 4:18pm 10/08/14 4:18pm

Sorry, but I'm having a hard time getting upset about Thug Kitchen. Help me direct my outrage. Should I also be upset about the Natalie Portman rap song she did with the Lonely Island, and Vanilla Ice because he is white? The humor is supposed to be vegan food recipes plus foul language. It isn't like the recipes are… » 10/07/14 2:10pm 10/07/14 2:10pm

This is exactly what scientists predicted when they talk about climate change. The overall temperature of the globe is getting warmer (It is and the effects already are startling), but when you have a rise in temperature somewhere, it effects things like the jet stream. The Jet stream moves way further notrth than… » 10/06/14 10:49am 10/06/14 10:49am

If you'd like to ship beer, and you do get questioned, tell them you are a homebrewer and you are shipping yeast samples.
People trade beer all the time and ship it. No one I know has ever run into an issue.
As far as packing goes, there are plenty of clever tricks. Some people put the bottles in pool noodles or the… » 9/30/14 8:14am 9/30/14 8:14am

"How many push-ups can you do now? Straight through, probably 6 or 7. In sets, a wonderful 23!!!!!"

I think you are misunderstanding what a set is. If you take a break, that is the end of your set. If you can do 6 or 7 in a row, that is your set. When you come back from a break, that is the start of your next set. If… » 9/19/14 11:08am 9/19/14 11:08am

Exactly. I am not updating to iOS 8, or getting the 6 until it's jailbreakable. I can live without any of the many useful tweaks on my phone, but f.lux is 100% necessary. If Apple just added that feature to the phone, they would reduce the number of people jailbreaking dramatically. » 9/18/14 7:29am 9/18/14 7:29am