Anna
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2/7/12
12:00 PM
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I agree with the Goodreads comments for books, and I also recommend LibraryThing if you're looking for a mobile inventory of your personal collection, which has saved me from buying a book twice many times.

10/3/11
11:46 AM
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I dump as much as I can into the trash, then let the rest air dry. Usually by the time I'm ready for another cup, they're dry and can easily be knocked into the trash. I picked up the medium sized Finium tea filter recently ($7 on Amazon) and the lid doubles as a receptacle for drippings as the tea dries. Takes up a

9/19/11
3:02 PM
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Pay attention to the bean source and roast style, if they are indicated on the bag. Getting familiar with the bean sources helped me figure out why I liked certain coffees more than others.

9/19/11
2:53 PM
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Like I noted below, I use a cone filter after brewing in the French press.

9/19/11
2:50 PM
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Tip: I always air dry my heaver cotton clothes like jeans. They're usually dry in 12 hrs or less, and a short tumble in the dryer will soften them up if they're too stiff. Otherwise, it takes one or two runs in the dryer. This method uses much less electricity.

9/8/11
11:16 AM
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Tip: Lifehacker has shared how to make cold-brew coffee, and my hack is to do it in my press pot, which already has a pretty decent straining system.

6/16/11
6:45 PM
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Until the TSA gestapo and airline austerity measures made flying so unpleasant, I flew just about anywhere that was more than a 6 hr drive. This year, I decided that if I could make the drive in two days and stay with friends/family on the way, I'd do that instead of flying. That's how I ended up driving from VA to MO

5/24/11
9:47 AM
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Gah! This would drive me insane. I use my inbox, flagging, and saved search filters as a workflow tool. Leaving everything unorganized in my inbox would mean spending most of my time trying to figure out what I need to do next.

5/2/11
1:33 PM
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I don't have a single favorite thing because all of them eventually bore me on longer (3+ hr) flights. So, I usually have my iPod, a book (or ebook), a magazine, and a netbook or iPad handy. I also have the magical ability to sleep on a plane, and usually fall asleep even before leaving the gate, so that eats up a

2/9/11
2:40 PM
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Or, you could use your iPhone to call your local public library and talk to a real person in realtime. Of course, that assumes your phone won't drop the call, so maybe you're better off with the app.

2/9/11
2:37 PM
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That's much less messy than my usual finger/thumb tip method.

2/9/11
2:35 PM
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Wow! The "new" look and editing options were all features already included in the Android version. For once Android users have a leg up on iOS users in the development of an app.

2/8/11
8:36 AM
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I was using Alarm Clock 2 on my Mac, but I found that the sound of the computer turning itself on (along with the accompanying bright light of the screen) was enough to wake me, and not in a pleasant way. If you don't need much to wake you, you might need to look at other alarm tools that are a bit more gentle.

1/26/11
11:32 PM
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Sometimes I'll get pre-made cookie dough and bake a few cookies at a time using my toaster oven. Fresh, hot cookies, but not too many, are a wonderful thing. Same goes for biscuits.

1/19/11
2:48 PM
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@tylerf: TV is out of the scene in the second pic — the speakers are on a new table next to it.

1/19/11
2:46 PM
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@regis3: Agreed! I had an outdoor sandbox when I was a kid, and it was awesome until I started finding cat poop in it.

1/12/11
3:57 PM
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I could have used this about three years ago, but now that I'm so used to the ribbon (and how it brought out some hidden features I had to dig for in the past), I'll probably only use this trick when working on a netbook or other small screen device.

12/16/10
1:36 PM
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Can't go wrong with ask.metafilter.com.