GeekLikeMe.net

GeekLikeMe

(home)
Insert quarter. Avoid Klingons.
Collected web clippings, ramblings, and scribblings from me to you.

Tuesday: March 30, 2010

A handy tutorial on how to build your very own R2-D2 lamp for under ten bucks.A handy tutorial on how to build your very own R2-D2 lamp for under ten bucks.

Yes, with a little cutting, pin-striping, and some paneling you too can have a R2-D2 lamp for your home of office. Bonus points if you can have it make his signature chirping noise when you actually turn said lamp on.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:48 AM | Tags (9) | cheap | chirp | ikea | lamp | neat | r2d2 | starwars | ten | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 18, 2010

Shipping your luggage via FedEx much safer and cheaper for traveling. Who knew?Shipping your luggage via FedEx much safer and cheaper for traveling. Who knew?

They have better delivery records than the airlines, they provide tracking numbers so you can follow your shipment online and they let you insure items that the airlines don’t, he says.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 6:36 AM | Tags (7) | tips | tutorials | travel | fedex | luggage | cheaper | safer |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 46 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 25, 2010

A handy tutorial on how to make a picture frame from some plastic straws.A handy tutorial on how to make a picture frame from some plastic straws.

Tired of paying those outrageous prices for picture frames? Wish there was something you could do about it? Well, this tutorial has your name written all over it. As an added bonus you could theoretically make a straw-picture-frame-drinking-straw. Be the envy of your friends today!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:31 AM | Tags (7) | picture | frame | tutorial | wikihow | cheap | straws | photos |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 13, 2009

Nissan would still really like to make the world's cheapest car.Nissan would still really like to make the world's cheapest car.

An 'ultra low cost car' like the ones described in the article would ultimately set you back about two grand or less. Models are currently only available in India, no word on when this may start to ship state side.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 8:07 AM | Tags (5) | cheap | cars | nissan | renault | india |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 12, 2009

Google now offers up cheap storage for your photos.Google now offers up cheap storage for your photos.

For five bucks a year you'll get access to twenty gigabytes of space that you can use to hold up to 10,000 high-resolution photos accessed through Picasa.  One drawback is that you can only backup JPG files for now.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 8:12 AM | Tags (7) | google | storage | hosting | photos | cheap | jpg | picasa |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 29, 2009

Three ways to repair your iPod on the cheap.Three ways to repair your iPod on the cheap.

A handy trio of tips for those looking to upgrade or make a quick repair to their beloved music devices.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:52 AM | Tags (5) | ars | cheap | ipod | repairs | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 24, 2009

A tutorial on how to build your very own iPhone solar charger for under fifty bucks.A tutorial on how to build your very own iPhone solar charger for under fifty bucks.

Good for anyone who has ever experienced rapid iPhone battery drain syndrome. Also, it's important to note that the charger will work with any device that can take a charge via USB. Awesome!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:33 AM | Tags (6) | tutorial | instructables | iphone | solar | charger | cheap |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 10, 2009

Google looking into new type of mirror for cheaper solar energy.Google looking into new type of mirror for cheaper solar energy.

Google hopes to have a viable technology to show internally in a couple of months, Weihl said. It will need to do accelerated testing to show the impact of decades of wear on the new mirrors in desert conditions.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 10:25 AM | Tags (5) | google | solar | mirrors | energy | cheaper |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 27, 2009

The top five bargain destinations for Fall 2009.The top five bargain destinations for Fall 2009.

Here, I'll spoil it for you: Jamaica, Yosemite and the Eastern Sierras, Ft. Lauderdale, Hawaii, and Prague.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 3:34 PM | Tags (9) | bargains | cheap | destinations | florida | hawaii | jamaica | prague | travel | yosemite |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 12, 2009

Seven ridiculously cheap travel deals just for you.Seven ridiculously cheap travel deals just for you.

Link references that amenity-free hotel from yesterday's batch of links.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 7:49 AM | Tags (4) | cheap | deals | travel | amenities |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 11, 2009

Twelve ways to travel the world for free.Twelve ways to travel the world for free.

Some of the methods listed are obviously a little bit more adventurous than others.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 7:32 AM | Tags (3) | travel | free | cheap |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 10, 2009

Luxury resort offers up cheap rooms by eliminating beds, lights, and toilets.Luxury resort offers up cheap rooms by eliminating beds, lights, and toilets.

Sounds quite luxurious if you ask me.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 2:34 PM | Tags (3) | amenities | cheap | luxury |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Want some cheap noise cancelling headphones? This post is for you.Want some cheap noise cancelling headphones? This post is for you.

Not sure of the quality here and lugging around that extra piece may be annoying. Although, the price sounds like it's worth a spin for anyone looking to try out a new set of fancy noise cancelling headphones.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Deals & Steals @ 2:03 PM | Tags (7) | cancelling | cheap | deals | earbuds | headphones | noise | steals |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 48 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: June 25, 2009

It only costs Apple $178.96 to manufacture the latest and greatest iPhone.It only costs Apple $178.96 to manufacture the latest and greatest iPhone.

I for one am shocked. On second thought - no I'm not.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:31 AM | Tags (5) | iphone | manufacturing | cost | cheap | profits |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 16, 2009

Creators of Peggle try a different iTunes pricing approach and get some interesting results.Creators of Peggle try a different iTunes pricing approach and get some interesting results.

Case in point: before the sale, Peggle was sitting at around #60 on the App Store game charts. And after the sale? Peggle was sitting pretty at #1, having sold 'nearly as many units in those four days as they had in the 3 weeks afters the game's launch'.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:51 AM | Tags (5) | appstore | cheap | gaming | peggle | volume |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


«« First 1 2 Last »»