The fine folks at Lifehacker were nice enough to ask me back to guest post with them again this weekend (the first time I did so was back in February,) and it was a whirlwind ride through a Sunday filled with awesome, hack-tastic goodness.
If you know me at all, follow me on Twitter (@halophoenix) or have heard me talk about it at all, then you know I’ve been excited about the opportunity – it’s always a good day when LH comes calling! If you missed the posts however, I have them rounded up for you here so you can click through and browse them at your convenience.
Hit the jump to get the links.
- Get Spring Produce Early, Keep It Tasty All Summer
Here I share some tips I picked up on how to make sure that the delicious fresh spring and summer produce that you’re likely going to see on store shelves in the next couple of weeks manage to stay fresh, delicious, and available for you to enjoy well into the hot weather months, even when they’re not readily available anymore.
- How to Keep Your Task List Healthy and Focused
I’m a huge fan of the GTD philosophy, and I think I resonated with this article a bit more than some of the commenters did, but it’s authored by Amber Mac, who I can’t say I don’t adore, and her tips hit home with me. Of special note, I like how she pointed out that you should make sure to reward yourself for the work that you do, and make that a task on your to-do list. I could get used to that.
- Five Best Job Search Sites
This post and its predecessor where I called upon the readers to shout out the sites they wanted in the roundup, I was pretty busy. I’m still surprised some of my favorite job sites didn’t make it into the roundup, but I think we got a great roundup regardless. Best of all, it’s a great bookmark-able article for people who are out looking for work and need solid resources to do so.
- Add Ground Effects to Your Bed for Gentle Night Lighting
This one is one my favorite, I think. Partially because it’s just so cool, but partially because I had the opportunity to write about ground effects and pimping out beds on a site like Lifehacker. I think the readers loved it too, actually, and I’m seriously thinking about doing something like this when I move into my next apartment. After all, it’s so incredibly simple to do!
- Use Metal Hairpins to Easily Pit Cherries and Olives
This one is one of my favorites as well – I’m a huge fan of using things you already have in your home or have lying around to do uncommon tasks, and I’m an even bigger fan of using things that are cheap to replace expensive uni-taskers in your kitchen. I’ve talked about this before, but the idea of using a hairpin to pit an oliver or a cherry, or a baby food spoon to fill a deviled egg? Really resonates with me – and it should resonate with you, too!
- Greplin Adds Faster, As-You-Type Search to Gmail
Greplin was a fun little tool to use: it really does improve Gmail search as much as they say it does, and it’s a great super-search utility that can search everything across your online life, as long as it has access to those accounts and services. And there’s the rub: it has to know everything about you in order to index it. Yowch.
- How to Save Money on Warm-Weather Energy Bills
This one is a little early, but according to some of the commenters I might be a little late on the energy-saving tips for warm weather months. After all, I know that the biggest part of my electric bill in the spring and summer is air conditioning, and I’m always on the lookout for ways to keep my power costs down. It’s pretty likely that you are too, so I snagged some tips, wrote them up, and provided them to you. Enjoy!
That does it! I really can’t say how grateful I am to the team at Lifehacker for inviting me back to guest post again. I like to think that I provided some really solid content, and judging by the Moncler discussion in the comments, I think things turned out pretty well.
In the interim, I don’t want anyone else to miss out on the benefit of the work I did over there, so you all get the benefit as well. Besides, all of them fit in pretty well here at The Classy Geek too. Let me know what you think of the posts in the comments – either here or there, I’ll be watching both.