lifehacker.com posted: Two things that always seem to be in surplus around the holidays are empty wine bottles and strands of Christmas lights. Turn the two into a novel lamp with this simple hack.
You’ll need a wine bottle, a short strand of Christmas lights—they used a 50 bulb strand for the bottle pictured above—and some basic shop tools like a a drill with a glass drill bit, masking tape, and safety goggles and gloves.
You drill a hole in the side of the bottle near the bottom and feed your lights in through the hole. Plug it in and you’ve got yourself a rather novel little bit of mood lighting. Check out the full tutorial at the link below for tips and tricks on drilling glass.
Have a novel holiday decoration or mood lighting idea? Let’s hear it in the comments.
Well, the Phantoms lost 7-0 to Binghamton Senators on Thanksgiving Day. Then on Black Friday, they went down 5-1 to Hershey Bears. Hopefully the latter of a back-to-back series with Hershey on Saturday night will show a little more aggression, some better fore-checking, and seeing the guys move towards the attacker with puck. Johan Backlund is much better than his 2.79 GAA shows. Having a bunch of guys that are paid to stop and block shot, paid to take the man to the board, and paid to stand them up at the blue-line, no of whom are doing any of those, you cannot blame to goalie. A good goalie has good “D” working in front of him. Sad situation.
But you know what. These are my Phantoms, and through thick or thin, good or bad, ups and downs, I will support them with all I can. This is our team Adirondacks, Glens Falls, even Saratoga… Get the hell off your couch and get out and support pro hockey in our town. I want to see a sellout like last night at every game. Get behind the team, folks… It’s not hard…
So today, Google delighted all the Android 1.6 “Donut” users by releasing the Google Maps with Navigation app. Of course, this was downloaded immediately onto the phone. This evening at home, while playing with the app, I requested directions from my current location to “home” and what you see in the below image is what it did! Fantastic! :)
So I’m sitting here waiting for the COL – VAN game to start on the inDemand HD channel, and I decided to start messing around with Linux again in the VirtualBox application. I have Ubuntu 8.04 (yes, I know it’s an older distro) installed, and I’m installing the VirtualBox Guest Additions right now to give some better performance.
The game is starting, so I’m going to watch that, but wish me like in yet another endeavor into Linux!