Alwin Fronteras

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Blocked Website? Don't Call a Plumber, Use Google Translate.

Here’s an incredibly useful trick for anyone who lives in a country that restricts access to websites, or uses a controlled version of the Internet at work or school. You can turn to Google Translate to access blocked websites, as this thread on Reddit explains.<p>Type or copy/paste the URL into …

The Great Suspender Automagically Kills Off Memory-Hungry Chrome Tabs

Just a quick heads up to a fantastic Chrome extension I’ve been using of late: The Great Suspender.<p>I’m sure there are others out there, but this is the one that has worked for me and it has dramatically improved my Chrome and overall computer experience.<p>The Great Suspender effectively allows you to …

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Stunwall: A super simple web app to make your photos look gorgeous

Just came across Stunwall via Hacker News)which appears to be just a very simple way to upload a photo and add a filter to it. What makes this different to others I’ve seen is the elegance of the filters. They’re not too extreme by default and have a beautifully subtle, natural, feel to them.<p>You …

Valve Engineer Builds a Cookie Perfection Machine

Valve engineer Ben Krasnow wanted to bake the perfect chocolate chip cookie, but he didn’t want to keep making batches and batches with small variations. So he built the Cookie Perfection Machine:<p>Krasnow loads up ingredients into the machine, which in turn dispenses exact amounts of each as …

The 1 Method to Trick Your Brains into Making Habits Stick

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and product marketing over on the ooomf blog.</i><p>Every habit you want to build can be broken down into a sequence of …

How to Make Friends and Coworkers Feel Good About Themselves

<i>David Spinks is the cofounder of Feast: Helping busy people build a habit of cooking at home. He also cofounded CMX Summit, TheCommunityManager</i><p>and writes about building startups and life experiments at WhatSpinksThinks.<p>Want to make friends and build a strong network?<p>Want to be the person that …

What Music Does to Your Brain While You Work

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and product marketing over on the ooomf blog.</i><p>Damn. I forgot my headphones.<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on …

6 Totally Strange But Effective Productivity Hacks

<i>Ilya Pozin is the founder of</i> <i>Open Me</i> <i>and</i> <i>Ciplex and is a</i> <i>columnist for Inc, Forbes & LinkedIn.</i><p>Sometimes, you need more than conventional wisdom and obvious advice to get yourself back on track.<p>In fact, some of these hacks, whether it’s looking at baby animals or grabbing some Z’s, might actually seem …

How to Put an End to Bad Days

<i>Andrea Ayres-Deets is the Lead Writer at ooomf, an invite-only network connecting short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Andrea writes about psychology, creativity, and business over on the ooomf blog.</i><p>Some days, I feel like this:<p>“Europe's leading digital technology …

8 Scientifically Proven Ways to Maximize Your Mid-Day Break

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog and has been republished with permission.</i><p>I’ve noticed that the way I spend my lunch break affects how productive I am for the rest of the day: how quickly I get started once I get back to my desk, how effective I am in the first hour after lunch, and …

Upgrade Your Brain: Resources for Coding Beginners

<i>Adam Benzion is the founder of Entirely—a Seattle startup focused on social innovation, keen on connecting more people in more places to create special things together.</i><p><i>“Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think.”— Steve Jobs</i><p>Anyone who’s paying …

Brain Freeze: The Science of Procrastination (And How to Fight Back)

<i>Denis Duvauchelle is CEO and co-founder of team collaboration tool Twoodo.</i><p>How many times have you read that procrastination is just a characteristic of a lazy person? That people try to be “busy” rather than “productive”? That only happy-go-lucky hippies get to take a brain break from life?<p>For a …

The Science of Memory (and 4 Uncommon Ways to Enhance It)

<i>This post originally appeared on the ooomf blog.</i><p>I have a pretty bad memory, it seems. I know people say that all the time, but here’s why I think it actually applies to me:<p>In pretty much all of my childhood memories, I’m around 10 years old, as if nothing ever happened before that.<br>• My poor …

The Case For Time Tracking Software in A Big Brother Era

<i>Lindsay Goldwert is a content strategist and senior program executive at Hotwire PR, a global tech public relations firm.</i><p>In our modern age, when the headlines are filled with the NSA spying on Americans, and personal data mining, I wasn’t too excited when my bosses told me that I was to begin using …

Why the Best Entrepreneurs and Creators are Humble

<i>This post was written by Herbert Lui and edited by Robleh Jama, and originally appeared on the Busy Building Things blog. Companies like Facebook and Shopify renew their inspiration by using our art products.</i><p>“Europe's leading digital technology conference”It's happening, Join 15k digital minds to …

How To Save Your Next Great Idea

Justin Fowler is the co-founder of Audio Press– a better way to consume the news and content that matter most to you through audio.<p>The brain is super quick in establishing connections – it can jump from one idea to the other in a fraction of a second. Your mind is a holding tank for all the …

Drink Cold, Frosty Beers With The Beer Glass Froster

There’s nothing like putting back a cold one at a bar. The tall, frothy glass can really make or break a great beer drinking experience. For those …

Steampunk Tendencies

<i>cyborg fingerblasting is</i><p><i>not the real future</i><p>^Haiku^bot^9. I detect haikus with 5-7-5 format. Sometimes I make mistakes.<p>All of you have loved ones. All …

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