godmodesAccording to CNet, Sofinsky said several similar developer features provide direct access to all kinds of settings, from choosing a location to managing power settings to identifying biometric sensors. Sinofsky also clarified that GodMode is a term coined by bloggers. Also interesting to note that Microsoft says it has yet to encounter the problem so many of you had trying this little trick with Vista. Some of you using 64-bit Vista say activating GodMode caused your machine to crash. Sinofsky says the folks at MS have yet to replicate this problem.Given that Microsoft is keeping schtum, it’s probably safe to say Vista users shouldn’t try the shortcuts below.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} {00C6D95F-329C-409a-81D7-C46C66EA7F33} {0142e4d0-fb7a-11dc-ba4a-000ffe7ab428} {025A5937-A6BE-4686-A844-36FE4BEC8B6D} {05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9} {1206F5F1-0569-412C-8FEC-3204630DFB70} {15eae92e-f17a-4431-9f28-805e482dafd4} {17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966} {1D2680C9-0E2A-469d-B787-065558BC7D43} {1FA9085F-25A2-489B-85D4-86326EEDCD87} {208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D} {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} {2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D} {241D7C96-F8BF-4F85-B01F-E2B043341A4B} {4026492F-2F69-46B8-B9BF-5654FC07E423} {62D8ED13-C9D0-4CE8-A914-47DD628FB1B0} {78F3955E-3B90-4184-BD14-5397C15F1EFC} via The Other 16 “GodModes” For Windows 7.

Chrome’s address bar doesn’t do much at a glance. Type in a URL and you’re taken to a web site. But it can do a lot more if you know how to use it.

We’ve covered plenty of great Chrome tricks over the years, but the address bar has always been a bit neglected. You can actually do a ton with it though, so let’s dig into some of the better tricks.

Perform Quick Unit Conversion and Math

Don’t feel like opening up a calculator just to do some basic math? Just type in the equation and Chrome’s omnibox gives you the answer, no need to press Enter. You can do the same with basic unit conversion, including temperatures. All you need to do is add an equal signs after a query. So, type in something like 50 c = f for temperatures, or 50 feet = inches

Turn A Browser Window Into a Notepad

via The Secret Powers of Chrome’s Address Bar.

Clutter Isn’t Just Physical

Files on your computer, notifications from your Twitter and Facebook accounts, and anything that goes “ping” in the night competes for your attention. This creates a digital form of clutter that erodes your ability to focus and perform creative tasks. Mark Hurst, author of Bit Literacy, a New York Times best seller on controlling the flow of information in the digital age, put it best when he said:

via How Clutter Affects Your Brain (and What You Can Do About It).

best-time-to-post-on-social-media-addthisYour social analytics can give you an indication of when your audience is engaging with your content, and there are tons of blog posts out there offering you sound advice on when you should post your content on social media. But it’s not enough to just know when your visitors are online, but when they’re engaging online (i.e. clicking, sharing, emailing, and even printing).

We took a look at our proprietary data based on 14 million sites using our tools worldwide (that’s about 3 billion pageviews a day), to help you optimize when you should post your content, including the day, time, and social network. Here’s what we found for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.

Facebook, Twitter in the daytime. Pinterest in the evening.

First, we looked at clicks and shares to see when users are consistently engaging with content the most during an average week. Keep in mind that all times are Eastern Time.

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest

Shares 9am-11am, 12pm 10am-12pm 10am, 2pm 3pm, 8pm

Clicks 3pm-5pm 3pm-5pm 1pm-2pm 8pm-10pm

Most sharing to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn happens in the morning, when people get to work. Consequently, clicking (which is different from sharing) tends to dominate Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn in the afternoon hours. Pinterest users have the most activity in the evening hours when readers both share and click content as they’re winding down after work.

Tip: So, if you’re looking to increase clicks on your company’s social channels, try posting your content in the afternoons. instead of the mornings

via When’s the Best Day and Time to Post on Social Media? | AddThis Blog.

So, you couldn’t sleep last night. You’d like nothing more than to go back to bed, but you’ve got a long day of work staring you in the face. How do you power through?

Science of Us talked to sleep researchers to figure out how to get through a day after you’ve had a sleepless night. Each of them wanted to be incredibly clear, up front, about this: You really, really need seven to eight hours of sleep to function like a proper human being (unless you’re one of those short sleepers — but look, you aren’t). Still, they acknowledged, sleepless nights happen, and sometimes they happen to busy people who’ve got stuff to do the next day.

Consider this a template: Maybe not all of their advice will directly apply to you, because you work nights, or you work from home, or you work extremely long days. But, very broadly speaking, here’s the best way to structure a very sleepy day so you can make it to the end.

via How to Get Through a Workday on No Sleep — Science of Us.

Incredibly, the Defense Department has a response if zombies attacked and the armed forces had to eradicate flesh-eating walkers in order to “preserve the sanctity of human life” among all the “non-zombie humans.”

Buried on the military’s secret computer network is an unclassified document, obtained by Foreign Policy, called “CONOP 8888.” It’s a zombie survival plan, a how-to guide for military planners trying to isolate the threat from a menu of the undead — from chicken zombies to vegetarian zombies and even “evil magic zombies” — and destroy them.

“This plan fulfills fictional contingency planning guidance tasking for U.S. Strategic Command to develop a comprehensive [plan] to undertake military operations to preserve ‘non-zombie’ humans from the threats posed by a zombie horde,” CONOP 8888’s plan summary reads. “Because zombies pose a threat to all non-zombie human life, [Strategic Command] will be prepared to preserve the sanctity of human life and conduct operations in support of any human population — including traditional adversaries.”

CONOP 8888, otherwise known as “Counter-Zombie Dominance” and dated April 30, 2011, is no laughing matter, and yet of course it is. As its authors note in the document’s “disclaimer section,” “this plan was not actually designed as a joke.”

READ THE PDF HERE dod.zombie.apocalypse.plan

via Exclusive: The Pentagon Has a Plan to Stop the Zombie Apocalypse. Seriously..

Everyone asks me, “how do I get users to my site”. The above is the answer. It’s the only answer.

Don’t forget: when you start a website, it’s not yet a trusted site. So you have to bring people from a trusted site to your site to build up the trust in your site.

This is true for any site: financial sites, bird-watching sites, weight loss sites, sports sites, whatever.

– I created three areas of community on the site: a way for people to message and have “friends”. A user-generated forum system, and a Q&A system. The Q&A system in particular generated 40% of the traffic the day after it launched.

– I had ads on every page at this point. A million users a month. And no employees. So we were profitable. We were making about $100,000 a month with zero employees in just four months. Being too afraid to build this into a big business, I sold the site almost instantly.

I could’ve used other examples. I could’ve used the debit card business I started. The delivery service I started. The mental health hospital I was involved in. The billion revenues business I’m on the board of directors of and the many other businesses I’ve advised and consulted with and invested in.

But the lessons are all the same.

LESSONS LEARNED

via Step By Step Guide to Make $10 Million And Then Totally Blow It Altucher Confidential.

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1. JARTS: IMPALING ARROWS OF DEATH  Can your mind comprehend a more deadly toy than a weighted spear that kids hurl through the air like a missile? No one ever obeyed the actual manufacturer’s rules, we just flung these damn things everywhere.  We threw them. They stuck where they landed. If they happened to land in your skull, well, then you should have moved.After roughly 6,700 emergency-room visits and the deaths of three children between 1978 and 1988, they finally outlawed Jarts on December 19, 1988. I suppose it needed to be banned, but a part of me is sad that kids today won’t have the battle scars and Jart survival stories we had. Goodbye Jart – you were an impaling arrow of death, but I loved you anyway.

via 8 Reasons Children of the 1970s Should All Be Dead | Flashbak.