Use an old cell phone as a baby monitor

Use an old cell phone as a baby monitor

When my first child was on her way I bought a fancy baby monitor. It had pan, tilt, zoom, night vision, a temperature sensor, etc etc. It did everything. It had two huge problems though: it severely degraded my wifi whenever it was on and the battery in the monitor went bad before the second baby arrived. Lame. For my second child I switched to using an old Android. It doesn’t pan or tilt....

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Add geotagging to any camera for free

Add geotagging to any camera for free

Ever since I got my DSLR, I’ve wanted to geotag my photos. Unfortunately, the GPS module for the Nikon D7000 is expensive, bulky, and has mixed reviews. Instead of using the bulky Nikon GPS unit, you can use your cell phone. This works for any brand of camera, even point and shoot models. Synchronize the date/time The first step is to make sure your cell phone and camera are set to the...

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OhLife is dead, long live MyLife!

OhLife is dead, long live MyLife!

I started using OhLife, a free journal-by-email service, in October of 2011. Every morning I received an email asking me about my day and showing a snippet of my past journal entries. I just had to reply to an email in order to add an entry. I was very sad to hear, 3 years later, that they were shutting down. Fortunately a pile of OhLife clones have popped up to take its place. My favorite is...

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Get Amex Offers automatically

Get Amex Offers automatically

American Express is constantly offering special deals to their card holders. For example, I’ve gotten extra cashback over the past few months for purchasing from Enterprise, Wal-Mart, Office Max, Staples, Macy’s, Panera, and Amazon. This is in addition to the cashback I normally get from using my Amex. In order to take advantage of these deals, you have to add them to your card. This...

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Get a free .edu email address even if you aren’t a student

Get a free .edu email address even if you aren’t a student

A lot of the best deals online are only for students. To make sure you are a student, you often have to enter your .edu email address. But what if you are a student without an .edu email address? I’m always taking courses online, studying technical manuals and books, and actively learning. I feel justified in wanting the same discount that traditional students are given. This means I have...

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Hide Kindle books on FatWallet

Hide Kindle books on FatWallet

I like to browse FatWallet for hot deals and free stuff. Unfortunately, some people think every free or discounted Kindle book they find should get posted to the forums because it is the most amazing thing in the universe that you can get a poorly edited book about something you don’t even care about for free on the internet. Weeding through this crazy amount of junk can be time consuming,...

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