Helping a Friend in Need

Hey Guys, Someone I know has run into problems with her daughter. Anything that you can add to help would mean a lot and helps give a fine young woman a true future. http://www.gofundme.com/assistemmaHere is a synapses from my friend about her daughter. “Well in short haha as if there is a short form – Emma (my daughter – 16 years old) was born with CP Cerebral Palsy spastic diplegia – she has had four ankle surgeries, bone Read more…

Yummy Summer Drink Invention: Honae Mate Latte

This drink uses Yerba Mate, a holly plant that makes a beverage known as Mate in South America. It has a very Veg-ital taste that has a touch of bitter to it normally when brewed. The most similar thing is Japanese green tea, but I have found that most Teas make terrible mixed drinks (sans earl grey and english breakfast). Numerous health benefits are to be had from drinking mate and it has a higher caffeine count than normal Read more…

HTC Swag and WIN Something!

I just got some Swag from HTC because of my HTC Micro-USB cable posting and sent the one pictured to them yesterday afternoon. This way they will be able to learn from it and improve for the future. First off, this shows what kind of company HTC is. Instead of handing down a S&D, they sent me some thank you gifts and a personal card. My experience with Apple was the complete opposite of HTC. Read more…

Recipe Time: Steelhead Tortas

This is a Recipe that is easy to follow and HEALTHY.  Time to Completion: 20-25min.  No cheese and pretty much only good fats (minus the egg yolk in the home made mayo) while remaining an “All in One” meal perfect for the summer time. The Steelhead Trout looks, acts, and tastes much like Salmon. However, with Salmon supplies getting low and costly this relatively unknown fish is starting to take a highlight and people are Read more…

SCAV Hunt – Science people Being makers

This year I had the opportunity to participate in one of the least well known, but incredibly popular maker events to go on all year in the Chicago Area – SCAV HUNT (aka. UChicago Scavenger Hunt). Scav Hunt is really only supposed to be open to students of the University of Chicago. However, there are no rules against polling some outside help (me!). My friends who go there and went there asked me to come in and Read more…

Make a Custom Android Splash Screen for your Android Phone

*ROOT USERS ONLY* I have been making these custom Android people for a while and splash screens for my friends a month or two after the HTC Evo came out. I got a bit sick of doing them all the time for people and luckily there are easily available utilities that make this easy now (you do not need wicked photoshop skills or ADB expertise).The StarWars themed one you see above took less than 10 Read more…

Make a better watchband for the Sony LiveView or iPod Nano in 30min and $8

If you are like me and actually use your Sony LiveView as a watch in your daily life, you are probably frustrated by a few things that were NOT well thought out. First of all the watchband that the LiveView comes with is very basic. That is fine, what gets me is that the plastic for the Holder is of SUCH LOW QUALITY. I have owned this device since December 25th when my boyfriend gave Read more…