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You could do that; but, it's much simpler to make a laptop sun shade from a cardboard box. Open the flaps and put the box on its side. Put the laptop inside the box and the shadow will allow you to see the screen much more easily. The upside to this hack is that you'll be able to use your laptop in normal circumstances too. There might be even more ...


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I'd like to point out that mops (and brushes) last longer and stay fresher if they are not resting on the business end. They spark more joy if you hang them up. Our mops and brushes come with a hole drilled in the handle for putting a string through, and we hang them out of the way, e.g. behind a door. Out in the garden I would hang my mop out of sight, ...


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The high school where my Dad teaches automotive has a tool room and a tool lady. Students check out tools from the tool lady. During cleanup time at the end of class all tools are returned to her. She then cleans the tools and puts them away where they belong. You should get an estimate of how much time is lost by your current system. If there are 20 ...


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I wanted to see if my idea of pressing the lip in would work, so I opened a can, emptied it and looked for my favorite pair of pliers. These are not it, but they would have to do. My first attempt left a not so pretty folded lip and so I pressed slightly while bending the pliers towards the center of the can. The result doesn't look very pretty with these ...


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There are several shapes of carabiner like hooks and connectors on the market. I am personally fond of S shaped ones that are available from about 5 mm by 10 mm to about 40 by 80 mm, or an even wider range. Out of door activity shops often stock these and other solutions. The lifehack solution would be, for me at least, a piece of string closed with a good ...


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Rosin/Pine sap. I remembered that baseball players sometimes use rosin in their gloves to keep the baseball from slipping out. "Rosin, also known as colophony, is the sap or sticky substance that comes from pine and spruce trees. Its stickiness lends itself to being used in a wide range of products." source So I went over to a grove of pine trees,...


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Most knob sets with that hole on the outside are intended to be unlocked with a small flat-blade screwdriver. Some come with a "key" that is just exactly, made from bent heavy wire. Try shining a light into the hole, you should see a slot inside; put a small screwdriver into the slot, and turn one way or the other. Done!


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You did not give me much to go on. Despite your dearth of detail, I lean toward a "one-way" mop disguise. I hope either of these two lifehacks satisfies your requirements for aesthetic in addition to nearly total anonymity to mop. Once disguised, the past mop is unrecoverable. First, using a 'rope' mop, prepare a mix of acrylic and epoxy to create ...


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Two things to consider: first, that older mowers usually have automobile-type fan belts in them which slip and wear out quickly. You need to try drive belts designed specifically for garden tractors and not cars. They last much longer and grip better. Second, you can buy aerosol belt dressing at auto supply stores which, when sprayed on the belt, increases ...


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You'd have to find a way to make sure the display is illuminated evenly by white light. If you just remove the back panel and the backlight reflector, you'd be able to see the scenery through the display, which would make the display hard to read. So you'd end up with a sort of funnel attached to the back of the monitor, letting light in from above and ...


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First, buy several small standard spiral keyrings, about half-inch size. When you link 2 or more together, you get a short chain between your device and the main keyring. Now everything can pivot and lay flat. Also I use the smaller key rings to organize groups of keys on my main key ring.


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It depends on the application but I've done this before using mild steel; I cut a U shaped notch into a plate, the internal diameter of the U being a tight fit for the groove in the shaft, then bent one of the fingers of the plate so as to retain it on the shaft. It's not a high stress application; it retains the wheel on a lawn tractor I've achieved ...


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A safety can opener removes the lid rather than cutting through it. I have this one https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01H92WATA/ref=cm_sw_r_em_apap_cHX2dtuMOXSZI


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You can Hack the Procedure To Open the Container. Flip the can over onto the top. (That side is usually cleaner, anyway.) Ignore the pull-top and open the bottom of your cans to get a clean-cut rim for your parts. If you steam off the label and put it back on right-side up, you will see very little difference. You might even want to ignore the up-side ...


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There is nothing said about the size of the tools, nor their material. In multiple chemistry groups I saw their chemicals labeled with a bar code; larger bottles and smaller ones (down to 5 mL, for smaller sample sizes their enveloping bag got the mark). Everyone borrowing an item from the shop or using the chemical at his / her place got «an account» and ...


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Newer model Logitech mice like MX Master 3 resist 91% iso without losing all the rubber, so you can get a decent, if imperfect, cleaning done with 91% and a paper towel. I do wish they would just dump the rubbery coating found on so many mice. It's such a germ and grime magnet.


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I had the same problem with my P1 Gen2, i7-9850H (a quite expensive laptop), and had a wide range of discoloration on my touchpad. It seems discoloration but actually it's oil, smeared from your fingers which got deep into the plastic. To remove, use only a detergent like Palmolive OXY (full is about 3 CA$) + water on a clean cotton cloth. I used it as above ...


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