In this beginner's guide to whetstone sharpening you'll learn how to give a cheap knife an edge so fine you can split atoms with it (or at least slice paper). The idea is to have different whetstones of varying grit (size of abrasive particles) and start from the coarse stones and move to finer ones. It's important to keep a fairly consistent angle as you draw the knife over the stones — you can do this by matching the edge that the manufacturer put on the knife to begin with.
Pomodoro fans and people who need encouragement sticking to a task might benefit from this nifty 60-minute timer. Just turn the dial to the desired amount of time, and you get a slowly-shrinking red-colored pie wedge that shows how much time you have left. You can set the alarm to ring for 3 or 60… READ THE REST
Over at Root Simple, Mr Homegrown writes about how he deals with pantry moth infestations. The solution is straightforward, though tedious to implement: seal everything pantry moths like to eat in airtight containers. According to geniuses at UC Davis, management is simple and pesticide-free. All your food needs to go into jars with tight fitting lids.… READ THE REST
A Utah couple orders so much pizza that they request delivery from Derlin Newey by name. After posting clips of the friendly 89-year-old on TikTok, their followers raised a $12,000 tip for the affable driver. While mainstream media is presenting this as a feel-good story (which it is), it might also be worth taking a… READ THE REST
At first, they were seen as little more than cute, slimmed-down laptops. But the Chromebook has grown up over the years, stepping up to the point now where a solid Chromebook is often on par with some of the better laptops on the market. A prime portable device making major inroads in areas like education,… READ THE REST
3D gaming seems to grab all the headlines these days, but don't think that 2D games are down for the count. In fact, Unity, the world's most popular game engine, still has a dedicated arena for helping game creators fashion more 2D games than any other game technology around. Even though 3D commands a lion's… READ THE REST
Starting a business is anxiety-inducing enough. But if you really want to get a new entrepreneur hyperventilating, just remind them they aren't only launching a small business. They're creating a brand. So what shape does that brand take, particularly in the largest advertising venue on the planet — the worldwide web? Having a defined, thoroughly… READ THE REST