Fun&Useful

This section is sort of a catch all drawer. We'll have articles and tutorials that don't necessarily fall anywhere else but are just fun to know about. It could be academic, tech related, and even money saving tips.


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  • @ Name with Facebook We recently wrote an article on using Twitter and figuring out if it was right for you. Well, your decisions might change since a few days ago Facebook added a new feature. If you are familiar with the @ reply feature in Twitter, you'll be happy or angry to know that Facebook has enabled that ability as well. Now what does this mean. It means that if you type in lets say, I went to the movies with @ John and @ Mary, after typing in "@" Facebook will prompt you to pick the name of a friend. Now when you pick your friends name, they will be notified that they've been tagged in this status update. That's basically how Twitter ...
    Posted Jan 20, 2010, 9:25 PM by Danny Eusebio
  • College Kid uses a Samurai Sword for Self-Defense Do you know anybody with a samurai sword in their room? Well a college student from Johns Hopkins University used it for self-defense against a robber who broke into his place. I seriously wouldn't want to be the thief getting stabbed or getting severed in this type of situation. My only question is whether or not the victim (also the kid who killed the burglar) will get off scott free. I have a feeling there's going to be a whole slew of legal action going on. Anyway, follow the link to the original article from the Baltimore Sun.[Img Src][Baltimore Sun] Original Article
    Posted Sep 15, 2009, 10:23 PM by Danny Eusebio
  • How to Get Your Old Nintendo Games to Work If you're old enough to remember the Ninja Turtles, then you're probably old enough to remember the Nintendo. You probably also remember how much of a pain it was to get your old Nintendo games to work after a few years. You probably tried blowing on it really hard, smashing the cartridge around a bit, and even using CuTips with rubbing alcohol to see if it would work. And I'm sure you all had some other awesome ways to get that game playing. Somehow, I don't remember if I tried this as a kid, but apparently if you wiggle the cartridge while its loaded into the system you could actually get the game to work. Now ...
    Posted Sep 14, 2009, 10:38 PM by Danny Eusebio
  • Easily Become a World Record Holder Have you ever wanted to set a World Record but didn't want to deal with contacting Guinness and going through all that hoopla? Well, its even easier than before and now there's practically an unlimited category of areas you can set a record in. A new website called the Universal Record Database offers anyone the opportunity to set their own record in anything they want as well as topple records of other ones already established. So instead of having official judges stand in to witness these records, you, the audience, are the real judge of it. What are you waiting for visit the website and start setting your own World Records.Visit them at: http://www.urdb.org ...
    Posted Sep 14, 2009, 11:11 AM by Danny Eusebio
  • Is Twitter for me? Find Out Now! By now you must have heard about something called Twitter. Whether it was through Ashton Kutcher or Oprah Winfrey, you must have been graced by its presence. But what is Twitter and why does it matter to the everyday college student? Well that's what we're going to try and figure out together. Maybe Facebook is good enough or maybe you need to "tweet" every hour of your life to the world. But don't think so lightly of Twitter, it's literally exploded in the last six months as a new and powerful social networking tool. And there is legitimate reasons why people use it.What is it?Twitter is a simple microblogging tool that you can use ...
    Posted Sep 10, 2009, 9:32 PM by Danny Eusebio
  • Turn Your Knowledge into High Paying Tutoring College students usually tell me they can't find a job. "It's too hard they say, its too difficult", the cry. And then those students who do have jobs say, "It doesn't pay very much, I want more money." There is a solution to this, but it isn't simple. Become a tutor. Say Whaaat? That's right, become a tutor. Students are always looking for someone to tutor them and young individuals who know their stuff really well are valuable.  Tutors are also paid fairly well.  They aren't your minimum wage workers.  Wages can vary from $10-$100 an hour depending on your expertise.  Now I've got your attention.Becoming a tutor isn't all ...
    Posted Sep 10, 2009, 7:27 PM by Danny Eusebio
  • Never Go Hungry Again: Find Free Food on Campus Usually its the aroma of something tasty that wafts the air or the clock striking twelve or maybe its just the fact that you haven't ate anything that is making your stomach rumble. You look down at your stomach :( hoping to feed it soon. So you look at your wallet hoping to find something to buy food with, but you remember that you have to pay rent really soon. So you sit down on a bench thinking of where you can find food. You look at the dumpster for a second almost believing its a buffet. You take a walk through some lecture hall and you notice food lying around. No one's watching it. You grab a bagel ...
    Posted Sep 10, 2009, 7:21 PM by Danny Eusebio
  • Take ALL Your Notes on (1) Page of Paper How many of you spend dollars upon dollars buying cheap paper to take notes on? Probably all of you do. I'm guilty of it as well. How many of you use like 3-5 pages a lecture to take notes in your class? I'd probably raise my hand. Sometimes I use even more if I just write on one side with pen. What if there was a way, and don't get all excited now, that you could fit all your hand written notes on one page, per lecture? With a little bit of ingenuity and handwriting skills, you can definitely pull this trick off. And don't forget, your not doing this for yourself, you're doing ...
    Posted Sep 10, 2009, 7:18 PM by Danny Eusebio
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