Category Archives: Tips

Recommended Software: F.lux

Sunday, April 18, 2010 @ 3:01 pm F.lux makes the color of your computer’s display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day. It’s even possible that you’re staying up too late because of your computer. You could use f.lux because it makes you sleep better, or you could just use it just because […]

Recommended Software: Prey

Sunday, April 18, 2010 @ 2:55 pm This is a seriously cool piece of software that sends you information if your laptop’s stolen (information such as geolocation, a screenshot of the laptop, running programs, modified files, a webcam snapshot (if your laptop has one integrated). Make sure that if you use it and your laptop’s stolen, remember to go to “” […]

Random Excel Tip

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ 1:58 am

If, for some reason, you’re working with an Excel spreadsheet and you need to copy/paste a formula that refers to different worksheets/rows and want to prevent having to manually go through each cell/worksheet, there’s an easy way. Press CTRL + ~ to toggle code view, then highlight + copy the cells that you want to […]

Yoga Breathing

Friday, November 6, 2009 @ 1:24 am

I learned this in yesterday’s Psychology lecture. Yoga breathing consists of inhaling for 5 seconds, then exhaling through your mouth for 7 seconds. Studies have proven that this breathing method relaxes muscles (thus reducing stress on the body and mind). My professor warned us not to do too many since it could cause hyperventilation.

Get More Battery Life

Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 3:17 pm

Aerofoil is a small tool that detects whether or not your laptop is plugged in. If you unplug your laptop, it can automatically change your power plan (e.g. from “High Performance” to “Power Saver”), mute your sound, and also disable Aero (the nice effects) and the Sidebar. Once plugged in again, it will automatically unmute […]