I personally think that the deployment of a USB Type C connector on a major product is hugely significant news, seperate even from the product itself. Apple are the first major manufacturer to launch a widescale product using Type C to my knowledge, and if I'm mistaken, then that is because it's the first one with… » 3/09/15 1:12pm 3/09/15 1:12pm

How To Use A Map And Compass

This article will save your life. A basic paper map is the simplest, most reliable and most effective way to find your location and navigate somewhere else. But, in the age of GPS and Google Maps, many people have forgotten how to use one. Here's how to never get lost again.
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(You're seeking medical help, good, continue to do so. Also, have a look for the BBC Documentary "10 things you need to know about sleep" - there is a method in there which might work for you. Essentially you cannot enter the bedroom no matter what except for 4 hours a night (e.g. 2am to 6am). Even if your eyes slam… » 12/03/14 9:13am 12/03/14 9:13am

I'd like to nominate Greenshot, the screenshot taker for Windows, with an extremely "to the point" editor. For IT folks, it's perfect for taking a screenshot, immediately saving it and loading it in an editor, throwing a red arrow and text saying "click here" on the screenshot then sending it by email. FOSS too :) » 11/27/14 10:04am 11/27/14 10:04am

​I Went Camping With Bear Grylls, And Survived

"Hey, you want to come camping with Bear?" That's a pretty random email to get on a Thursday morning, and it contained no other details. So, I said yes, packed a bag and hopped on a plane to New Mexico. Here's what happened over the next few days. » 11/20/14 2:43pm 11/20/14 2:43pm

​Ferries, Bears And Adventure Bikes In British Columbia

Two weeks ago, we rode big, heavy adventure bikes off-road through some of the remotest portions of British Columbia. It was a challenge, sure, and it was pretty, of course, but it was also one of those rare adventures that meant something special. Here's why. » 9/25/14 3:56pm 9/25/14 3:56pm