Technology Tutorials videos

Install HTOP on Mac OS X with Homebrew

If you’re a nerd like me, you love htop. It’s the nicer version of the usual ‘top’ command.

Who doesn’t love this kind of thing running on their computer?


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HD & How far away you sit from TV

Speaking of Infographics, here’s a nice chart that shows you the common HD Resolutions, and how close you’ll have to get to your TV to see the difference.

Most people can’t tell the difference between 720p and 1080p at 7 or 8 feet.

Click the image for a larger version.


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5 Days of Battery Life on an iPhone 5

The new iOS 9 has a feature called “low power mode” that claims to save battery life. The phone prompts you to enter this mode when your battery falls below 20%.

Low Power Mode seems to turn off notifications, and background activity, and reduces other battery-wasting features to on-demand only.

This is great for saving that last bit of battery on your dying phone, but I thought it would be useful to use it full time on a phone as well. So I tested it an older iPhone 5.


This phone is on a different carrier than my regular phone, and I like to keep it around just in case my main phone is unavailable. I also let my kids borrow the phone when they’re going out somewhere, or when they need to desperately watch the new Zack Scott Games video. And since it uses a 7-11 Speakout SIM, it only costs a couple of dollars a month.

The phone doesn’t get a lot of use, and usually sits around on a kitchen counter. A perfect candidate for Low Power mode.

The phone has 455 battery cycles on it. It was my main phone for a while, then it was handed down to my wife before becoming the backup phone. Still, Coconut Battery reports it still holds about 89% of its original battery charge.

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I charged it fully, switched on Low Power mode and checked on it every day to see how it was doing. It lasted 5 days, with very light use — listening to podcasts, a bit of youtube, etc. In total, we used it for 4 hours, but it lasted for 120 hours on standby. Pretty good!




I’m going to try low power mode on a new iPhone 6S this week, to see how long that battery would last under the same conditions.


The most important skill in Destiny

This is the most important skill in Destiny.


Infographic: Pyrex

I’m a sucker for infographics. Here’s a good example explaining the difference between old and new Pyrex. (Borosilicate glass versus Soda-lime glass)

Click for a large version:


Original from This Reddit thread by /u/buyitonce.

Culture videos

10 Hidden Clues to Tarantino’s Shared Universe

Mr. Blonde in Reservoir Dogs and John travolta in Pulp Fiction are supposed to be brothers?


Something Something a Man in a Cape

Yeah, there’s something … about a man in a cape. Not sure what the something is, though. Here’s the Seinfeld clip with Larry David wearing a cape:


Spatula City

A giant warehouse of spatulas for every occasion.

Thousands to choose from in every shape, size, and color.

And because we eliminate the middle man, we can sell all our spatulas factory direct to you.

Where do you go if you want to buy name brand spatulas at a fraction of retail cost?