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Tool to Measure the Electricity Usage of Appliances

January 25th, 2007 · No Comments

P3 International’s Kill-a-Watt Electricity Usage Monitor is a very handy tool to measure the electricity usage of your computer, or anything that runs on AC power, really. It can give you calculated values for the amount of money spent per week/month/year for the appliance too.

Here’s some of the technical highlights:
Electricity usage monitor connects to appliances [...]

Tags: economics · living · technology

How to Create Hand Shadows on a Wall

January 21st, 2007 · No Comments

Hand Shadows by Henry Bursill is a Project Gutenberg book that is short and sweet. I remember the contests me and my cousins used to have late in the night, between the ghost stories to create the most terrifying shadows. There was a scary spider a cousin used to throw – unfortunately that is not [...]

Tags: art · living

100% of the Clothes You Donate are Sold!

January 16th, 2007 · No Comments

The truth about where your donated clothes end up is an alarming read from According to the story, less than 10% of the clothes received as donations are sold to local thrift stores. The rest are sold to textile recyclers. So make that 100% of the clothes that are received as donations being sold [...]

Tags: economics · living

Amazon Price Drop Watch Tool

January 15th, 2007 · 4 Comments

FrozenWarrior’s Amazon Price Watch tool just made me some money over the holidays. Much as I would like to keep saving more money, I thought I’d share this with my readers since your saving money does not, in this case, preclude my saving money — in other words the cake is infinite

So what does [...]

Tags: economics · living · technology

Repair/Mend Your Favorite Old Jeans

January 12th, 2007 · 1 Comment

You know how you get emotionally attached to your old jeans, and then comes the day when the mom/wife/significant-other asks you to chuck them? Remember the hurt?

Hurt no more. The New-york based Denim Doctor is here. The definitive answer to the question, “How to mend my old jeans?”.

Tags: living

Gigoit: Reuse, Give/Get Stuff for Free

January 11th, 2007 · No Comments

Gigoit is a new website that promises to connect those with junk to throw away with those who need stuff, desperately, for free, for free. That is charity at its best.
You can list whatever it is that you have in your possession that you are about to throw away on the website, and hope to [...]

Tags: economics · living · technology

Free Annual Credit Report from Three Major Trackers

January 3rd, 2007 · No Comments

Go to to get your credit report from the three major credit monitoring companies.
This new year, I have resolved to get a tighter grip on my finances. The credit report will (hopefully) help me in bargaining with my credit card companies for lower rates.

I also anticiapte having to pitch for a home loan/mortgage later [...]

Tags: economics · living

Eat, Then Decide What You Want to Pay

December 27th, 2006 · No Comments

From Consumerist I learnt of this restaurant that lets you decide how much the meal you ate was worth, and pay exactly that. That is such a cool idea!
“Our philosophy is that everyone, regardless of economic status, deserves the chance to eat healthy, organic food while being treated with dignity,” explains Brad Birky, who [...]

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