Upside Down?

December 26, 2010

If the world were upside down, what would it look like? Ever wondered what would happen if you start to write “upside down”?

˙˙˙uǝǝɹɔs ǝɥʇ pǝuɹnʇ ɹo pɐǝɥ ɹnoʎ uo ƃuıpuɐʇs ɹǝɥʇıǝ ǝɹɐ noʎ ‘sıɥʇ pɐǝɹ uɐɔ noʎ ɟı”

Isn’t that great? I like it!

Screenshot Typeupsidedown.com websiteNow, how did I do it? Well, there is a Genius Shortcut for writing upside down. Typeupsidedown.com

Typeupsidedown.com is an easy website with 2 textboxes. You fill out the first one with your message. Simultaneously it will create your text upside down in the second box. Now you can easily copy and paste the upside down text to other applications and have fun with it!

What can you use it for? Fun! Ok, I admit, I haven’t found a serious application for it yet. I use it to update my LinkedIn-status, Twitter or on Facebook. I even put it in my LinkedIn Profile and  I sure some people will want to know more about it 🙂

Have fun too, always,

Bert


Your life as a movie

December 17, 2010

What’s happening in your life? Are you sharing your important moments with the world? Is it too hard to make a movie about your own life?

Well, there is a Genius Shortcut to create a movie about yourself in no time! How? Just simply go to Pummelvision.com.

What is it? Pummelvision flashes your life before your eyes using photos from Facebook, Flickr, or Tumblr. Of course you need to have an account and some pictures on one of these platforms.

How does it work? Well, in 3 little steps, you’ll create your movie!

  1. Decide where Pummelvision can grab photos for you : Facebook, Flickr or Tumblr.  Authorize your account.
  2. Decide where Pummelvision can blast the video to : Vimeo or YouTube. Authorize your account.
  3. If you want to be notified, type your mail address in the box. Click on the “Make My Video” -button.

That’s it!

Here are a couple of examples of Pummelvision: Justin Ouellette and Jacco Van Giessen. Enjoy and share!


Cook faster

September 19, 2009

Everyone loves to eat, right? Some get quite frustrated with the time they spend in the kitchen preparing meals. If you want to save time in the kitchen, then this Genius Shortcut is for you!

Electric Jug - KettleHow long does it take to cook pasta? Depending on the brand and type of your pasta, anywhere between 5 and 15 minutes. Now, how long does it take to boil the water for you? Aha! Yes, also 10 to 15 minutes… What a waste of time 🙂

Here’s how to impress others with great shortcut :

  1. Boil the water in the electric jug (kettle). This device is designed for quick heating of water.
  2. Then transfer the boiling water in your pot (or sauce pan).
  3. Turn on the element (electric, gas…) and you water is boiling within seconds.

You’ll save at least 10 minutes by using this Genius Shortcut!

Now, if you are preparing a family dinner, it might be the case that you need boiling water more than once.  So, you can actually save more time, everytime you do it this way…

Happy cooking!


Online Stopwatch

August 2, 2009

Everybody needs a stopwatch at some point. The funny thing is there’s never one around!

Then you start searching on the internet or downloading a program. Then it messes up your computer and you loose a lot of time and the only thing you’ll get is frustration. Been there, done that 🙂

So, here is another Genius Shortcut in case you need a simple, fast online stopwatch or an online countdown timer, then Online Stopwatch is for you! It does not come any easier than this one…

Online Stopwatch

How does it work?

Stopwatch

1. Imagine you choose for the stopwatch. So, click the green arrow.
2. Press Start when you are ready.
3. Press Pause when you are ready. That’s it!

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Countdown

1. Imagine you choose for the countdown. So, click the red arrow.
2. Set the time you want and click the green Set-buton.
3. Press Start and the timer will count down till zero. That’s it!

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Of course, there are a few extra options, like changing the language, a pause button, full screen view, split-timer, etc. And there several extra tools like an egg countdown, clock countdown and your custom countdown. That’s probably all you need for an Online Stopwatch or Countdown, right?


Cork removed from bottle

March 9, 2009

How to remove a cork from a wine bottle?

Ok, I know, this is a classic lifehack, but when someone asked me about this last week, I realized that there are still a number of people out there who don’t know how to get a cork out of a wine bottle. And of course, this also works for other bottles too (olive, vinegar, …)!

Instead of explaining it myself, I have found this great video from Entr200 for you :

Enjoy every day,

Bert Verdonck
Lifehacker