Stop being a victim of clickbaiting

A few days ago, Facebook made an announcement about a change in the way you will see things on your News Feed.
This change was mostly about senzational titles, also called clickbait, or clickbaiting. Some examples would be: “You won’t believe what some celebrity did, click here to find out”, “Do you want to see which Hollywood star was caught naked on camera? Click HERE”, etc.
Of course, when you click, it’s either about something completely different, or it’s not even 10% as sensational as you were expecting. We all saw these types of clickbait on Facebook, so you know what I mean.

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What to do if you spilled water on your laptop

I know, you don’t want to think about spilling water on your laptop. You probably tell yourself that it will never happen to you, as you’re always so careful.

But still, if it happens, do you know what to do?

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My SteelSeries Siberia V2 Headphones

I pulled the trigger, on the SteelSeries Siberia V2 headphones, after both my Logitech G330‘s and my FutureSoundLab Zero headphones died around the same time. To be fair, the G330’s lasted for over 4 years, and may have lasted even longer if I used the travel case.

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Rating systems

Every single time I am prepared to write a review for a movie, product, restaurant, etc, I run into these devilish rating systems. You know the ones I’m talking about. Sometimes they are little stars, with a range of 5 or 10, or other times they aren’t even stars.
Goodreads, Amazon, Audible, IMDb, Google, Yelp, Tripadvisor, they all use them. How do I figure them out ?

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Lucy, The Movie

Taipei. I feel like the director is trying to tell me something. The message doesn’t seem to come across. Everything feels weird and out of place, more so than it should at the beginning of a movie.
Ah, the action begins, or does it? There is a lot of chatter in a language I don’t understand, and apparently neither do the characters. Yes, bring in an interpreter, that will help.

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Working from home: Getting started

It’s been more than one year since I started working from home, and I love it. The journey was bumpy, but very enjoyable.

Many people I know, or even new people I meet, are surprised to hear I work from home. Most of them wish they could do it, so they ask me for advice. Here’s why I’m writing this.
Some of them imagine I stand around all day watching day time TV, so they don’t take me as seriously as they should, but that’s a subject for another article.

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Airbnb: Where do you stay when you travel?

I first discovered Airbnb about 2 years ago, when I was browsing the App Store. At first, it looked like a very nice app to look at for some crazy places to stay, but then I started learning more about it and signed up. My account says I signed up in October 2012, fully intending to use it but, life got in the way.

I finally have a chance to use it now on my upcoming trip to New York.

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British Pathé: Amazing video collection

I stumbled across this amazing video collection, put together by the British Pathe, which contains great footage put together by them on a YouTube Channel.

The world’s finest news and entertainment video film archive. Since the invention of the moving image in the 1890’s, British Pathé began recording every aspect of global culture and news, for the cinema. With their unique combination of information and entertainment, British Pathé’s documentaries, newsreels, serials and films changed the way the world saw itself forever.

With it’s unparalleled collection of historical events and vast catalogue of changing social activity, British Pathé encompasses one of the world’s most prodigious and fascinating documents of the modern age. From fashion to warfare and sport to travel, British Pathé is the definitive source for the 20th century in moving images.

All 85,000 newsreels are now searchable and viewable on YouTube. This equates to 3,500 hours of filmed history.

Our YouTube channel includes some of the public’s favourite clips, rare and amusing pieces to share and footage related to big days throughout the year.

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YouTube auto-mix feature

Many of us, including myself, use YouTube often to play some tunes, so I’m happy to have found this YouTube auto-mix feature that they released last year according to The Next Web.

To use it, you simply head over to YouTube, search for your desired artist and on the right hand side you will see a box that says YouTube Mix, as shown in the screenshot below:

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Dublin Castle sand sculptures

I had the pleasure of seeing three great sand sculptures, made in the Dublin Castle courtyard, so I whipped out my camera and took some photographs.

Any well made sculpture will impress you but, somehow knowing that it was made in sand, these impressed me even more. Perhaps because it appealed to the child in me, who was trying to make sand sculptures on the beach, but somehow they always turned out in the shape of the bucket.

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