April 26, 2011
It’s kind of funny how some of the Genius Shortcuts are starting a life of their own. After publishing the lifehack on how to open a bottle of wine without a corksrew, people kept on asking me how to open a bottle of beer without a bottle opener. Do you know how? Of course, most people would use a spoon or a lighter, but what if you are stuck in a hotelroom without any gear?
Would a piece of paper do? Sure, it does! Have a look at this video and see how simple it really is to open a bottle of beer with a piece of paper!
Of course, it’s always a matter of leverage. So, it simply doesn’t matter much what kind of material you are using to open the bottle! Just to be safe : Never open a bottle with your teeth 🙂
Enjoy your beer(s),
(Video via Instructables)
March 29, 2010
Twitter is a wonderful tool and platform to share your message. We all know that! What most people don’t know is that Twitter has a magnificent search engine. Almost everyone (including me) is using Google, but if you want the latest trends or events, you’d better use Twitter. Why? Twitter is a real time search engine, while Google indexes everything and that takes time, sometimes up to 6 weeks before a site is included in Google. So, if you are looking for live input on a certain event, Twitter is more likely to find it.
In order to help you find stuff quicker, I am sharing a number of Twitter Search Tips with you. How does it work?
You first go to http://search.twitter.com. Of course, if you just want to use the regular search, you can type in your keywords and find anything right-away! Now, it becomes even more interesting if you would use the advanced search. Here is an overview if you want to use advanced search operators:
Additional easy Twitter Search Tips:
1. Click on the Advanced Search link and save yourself from typing the operators!
2. If you want to search in a different language, use the language switch in the advanced search : “Written in:” and choose your language in the dropdownbox.
3. If you specifically want to search for retweets or you don’t mind that retweets are shown in the search results, then check the box: Include Retweets.
If you want extra Twitter Search Tips, you know where to find me 🙂
January 4, 2010
In this blog I’ll explain you the link between Windows 95 and deicing my car.
It’s wintertime. Fun with snow and ice. Yeah! Unless you need to use your car and it is covered in ice and/or snow. Ice scraping!
Of course, when you don’t need stuff, you give it away or sell it or place it somewhere else. I have placed my ice scraper so well, that I don’t recall where it is. Yes, very handy in these winter conditions. 🙂
So, I came up with a Genius Shortcut for this situation. What happens if you don’t have an ice scraper? I took out an old cd, which happens to be one of my Windows 95 licenses. I don’t use it anymore, so I started to use it as an ice scraper. I must confess, it worked perfectly well! Of course, I used it upside down, so if it gets scratched, it’s only on the printed side, but it didn’t.
The cd (and you can use any (old) cd or dvd) is still usable if I want to. On top of that, I invented a new word : the ICD Scraper (eye-sea-dee scraper), it’s simply a cd that is being used as an ice scraper.
So, enjoy ice scraping next time with an ICD Scraper instead 🙂
image source : http://ow.ly/SA90
August 15, 2009
Yes, a lot of travellers are using roomservice. Many of them are sometimes shocked by the overpriced and underdelivered meals they actually get. Now, it’s amazing what you can do in your hotelroom if you want to cook for yourself. British comedian George Egg demonstrates some hotel survival tips for cooking an impressive meal in your hotelroom.
It’s both funny and inspiring what you actually can achieve in your hotelroom! Enjoy your meal 🙂
Source : Learn to cook in your hotelroom
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,
February 14, 2009
Today is Valentine’s Day and many people have a little note they want to give to their loved one.
How to stick it together? Or how to put together candies or presents?
Heart-shaped paperclips are the answer!
This is very easy to do it yourself 🙂
Thanks Jess for sharing this lifehack!
And yes, I did try this at home and it works very well…
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Enjoy every day,
PS : Use round-shaped paperclips (like illustarted) to start from, otherwhise your heart will look squarish…