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How to Save Time by Watching More TV Shows in a Day

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The title’s not wrong, but this post might not be what you thought it was about. It’s not about saving time in general, it’s about saving time by squeezing more TV shows or movies into the same time period. So I was pretty amazed when I saw people multi-task by having a TV show playing on their computers while they worked on a document or something, but I recently discovered...

Microsoft Office Outlook (Outlook XP/2002, Outlook 2003 or Outlook 2007) Personal Folders (PST) Backup Tool

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Many users use Microsoft Office Outlook (i.e. Outlook XP/2002, Outlook 2003 or Outlook 2007) as their default e-mail client, contact list manager and daily management tasks organizer. Over time, it’s common to have Outlook contain all your important email messages, contacts information, calendar entries, appointment details, essential notes, critical to-do tasks and other personal data. To...

GMail Trick

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Unlike most webmail services (e.g. Live mail or Yahoo mail), with GMail, you can actually do pretty neat stuff with your email address. For instance, did you know that you could put the + sign in your email, and still receive emails as per normal? So if your email address was yourname@gmail.com, you could actually send an email to yourname+testing@gmail.com, and still receive your mails! This is...

Protect Your Wireless Network with MAC Address Filtering…A Bad Idea

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To secure your wireless network, you can use a variety of means, and one of which is by selecting only what MAC addresses are allowed. This is known as MAC filtering, and it can serve as a basic deterrent against most opportunistic attackers. However, just using MAC filtering alone will probably be a bad idea. It doesn’t take much determination or knowledge at all to spoof a MAC address. In...

Tim Ferris 4 Hour Work Week Book Review

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When I first heard this joke some time ago, I thought it was just like any other joke. But I saw it again recently (in Tim Ferris’ book, The 4-Hour Workweek), it suddenly dawned upon me about how strong the underlying message is. An American investment banker was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were...

Switching Off Appliances Still Draws Power

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My previous post about power adapters got me interested in electricity and it led me to this article on how there are vampiric devices in your home, sucking energy all the time. I got pretty surprised when I read the article (Read the full article here: ). It turns out that all our appliances still draw electricity even though they’re turned off. I know that they require SOME electricity...

Best International AC Pocket Socket / Plug Adapter Review

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I just returned from a short trip to Taipei, and while it was really fun, it’s nice to be back home. Taipei’s (Taipei Travel Guide) surprisingly not very different from Singapore, except the mild winter’s there currently is a welcome change from Singapore’s all-year-round tropical climate (Singapore Travel Information). Another difference that got me was the power sockets...

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I've over 17 years of entrepreneurship experience, having built a tech company to be the top in the country, which was subsequently acquired for an 8-figure sum. As CEO, I led the company through robust growth to 150 employees across 4 countries. After the acquisition, I embraced minimalism, sold off my personal possessions, and started living around the world.

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