Miscellany & Randomness

This page contains links to everything that doesn’t fit into any of our other categories. Topics include politics, productivity, self improvement, and occasional rants. You never know what you might find in here!

Just before kickoff of last night’s Thursday Night Football game I tried to pick up one of the players. I was doing this with the ESPN Fantasy Football app and it wasn’t immediately obvious that it was too close to kickoff to pick him up. But it was.

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How to Be Lucky

by Michael on July 12, 2011 · 0 comments

Did you know that you can learn to be lucky? Sounds strange but, according to Richard Wiseman of University of Hertfordshire, it’s true. As it turns out, lucky people generate good fortune via four basic principles…

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Early Voting Locations: When, Where, and How?

by Michael on October 24, 2010 · 0 comments

Have you voted yet? Even though Election Day 2010 is still nine days away, thousands of Americans have already cast their vote. How? Simple. By taking advantage of early voting, which is now available in 32 states and the District of Columbia.

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Have you been watching any World Cup soccer games? If so, have you been wondering about that buzzing sound in the background? Well, wonder no longer… It’s a bunch of “vuvuzelas” being blown by the fans in attendance.

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Have you ever wished you could pick up a phone and reach out to an actual human being at Amazon.com? I have. In fact, just tonight I was needed to talk to someone to get an ordering problem straightened out.

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Just another quick Microsoft Office tip for you Mac users… I was just making a chart in Excel 2008 and it took me awhile to figure out how to add a label to the Y-axis. In the end, it turned out to be frustratingly simple…

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I’m a big fan of reading my news online, and I’m also a fan of the Wall Street Journal. The problem is that the WSJ has started placing a bunch of their content behind a paywall. Fortunately, you can easily get around this limitation…

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This is mostly just a note to myself, but… Have you ever wondered how to add a hyperlink to a PowerPoint presentation? That is, to add a web link that opens in your web browser when you click on it? Well, so have I. Here’s the answer…

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