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How can I organize Micro SD Cards?

I believe the most efficient way is to use a pillbox, like this one: This is what I do. They are pretty strong, have enough space and they are very cheap. There are many different kinds, if you fancy....
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How to label socks

It would still be some work, but maybe sewing a colored thread, just a few stitches, could do the trick. This would have the added benefit of not fading when being washed. And you could give each ...
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How can I keep my desktop computer's cables neat?

One idea is to use the paper clips to organise your cables. To know which item uses which cable, use bread tags to put a label at both ends of every wire and cable. If you're looking for more ...
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How can I organize Micro SD Cards?

You could get a piece of cardboard and cut Mirco SD sized holes into it and then write what each one is above or below its respective hole. You'd need to put a backing on the card so that the SD ...
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How can I organize Micro SD Cards?

This isn't a hack, really, but a nifty existing product made to solve your problem: a credit-card-sized multi-micro-SD holder. I linked that one kind of at random, but there are other similar ...
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How can I organize Micro SD Cards?

The credit card microSD card holder suggested by mattdm inspired me to make this. It's part of a foam insert from a cheap cell phone case. A lot of different products come with this common packaging ...
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How to label socks

Get a white permanent marker - Sharpie makes a couple, one with a fine point, one medium, or Pentel Pilot Super Colour in white with a medium tip. Link is to UK Amazon, but it does show the pen... ...
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How to remove printed labels from the backing easily?

One of my co-workers saw me struggling with this problem and pointed out that our labelmaker has a special tool built into the plastic next to the cutter. You stick the end of the label in and pull ...
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How can I organize Micro SD Cards?

There used to be old cases for Nintendo DSI games. Use those, as they fit a Micro SD neatly and can be labeled. Like one below:
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What's an effective way to label cell phones?

You can use plastic zipper pouches with labels like the one below. You can write the numbers in the labels and place the phones inside the pouches. This acts as a protective cover for your phone as ...
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How to remove printed labels from the backing easily?

What I do to remove printed labels is bend the paper slightly at the corner or edge of the label. The corner of the label should pop up where it can be grabbed. The backing is made so the label will ...
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I like my computer keyboard but the letters have nearly worn off

Frame challenge answer: Instead of replacing the print, learn to type without looking at the keyboard keys. There are lots of (free) tools available and with a bit of practice you should soon be able ...
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I like my computer keyboard but the letters have nearly worn off

By accident I discovered the search term "keyboard stickers" I found a selection on Amazon that look like the ones on my keyboard. They're not expensive so I've ordered some. The reviews say ...
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How to attach information to physical objects?

Supplementary and referral information storage depends on the kind of information. I don't know any 'one size fits all' solution. I use a multi-disciplinary approach. Date relevant information is ...
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How can I organize Micro SD Cards?

I use a color marker (example) to paint colored dots on them. (Started using nail polish). I sort them by the first dot color, keep them in pillbox each slot assigned with a color. And on the pillbox ...
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How can I organize Micro SD Cards?

If I had this problem I think I would use a tiny paintbrush and write a numbering sequence on each one beginning with 001. Keep a spreadsheet saying what the numbers represent. Try to find at Amazon.
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How can I keep my desktop computer's cables neat?

Cable Ties. - This is what they are designed for really. Got lots of cable that you need to keep together neatly and tuck them all out of the way? If you have lots of wires and cables going to the ...
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How to label socks

Try iron-on labels. They are similar to your printed labels, only it takes a fraction of the time to iron on a label than to sew on a label! Many people feel that sewed on labels are longer lasting, ...
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How can I mark micro SD cards in order to distinguish them?

My hack is to handle the SD cards only along their edges, to reduce wear on their surface. I also suggest using a white permanent marker such as this: image from Amazon Although the can says "...
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What's an effective way to label cell phones?

permanent marker 3D printed phone case with the number embossed vinyl stick-on letters plastic phone case with Dymo tape glued to it using 2-part epoxy Dymo Letratag printed labeling tape is available ...
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What's an effective way to label cell phones?

If the back of the phone is metal, it can be engraved. If it is glass, it can be etched.
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How to easily keep track of similar looking wires

Label each bundle when you disconnect them. Then pull them through the conduit one at a time; if you lose a label, you can replace it right then, while the other three wires are known quantities. ...
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How to label socks

A bleach pen may work, though the bleach would have the tendency to "bleed" (wick). You would probably not be able to write very clearly, if at all. A dot or "X" may be the only design you could ...
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How to easily keep track of similar looking wires

You could take a picture of the current state of the attached wires. That would let you record which color of which wire goes to which connector. (I can't fully visualize your setup or issue, so this ...
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I like my computer keyboard but the letters have nearly worn off

A late answer having run into the same problem. I have a new keyboard ready to use but this one still functions well, apart from the worn out lettering. I can wring a little more life out of this one ...
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How do I keep thermal labels from fading?

Thermal images fade. They are not archival. Treating them for permanence is an exercise in futility. Rather than all that ridiculous amount of effort to save a thermal image, my HACK is to make a ...
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How to attach information to physical objects?

This is not a complete answer, but my thoughts so far: For small labels, I can use permanent markers or paint markers. These work when it's only a few words. However, the mark rubs off when trying to ...
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How to attach information to physical objects?

Some of your examples are information that's only needed occasionally. I tend to keep that type of information in my computer, not with the object. Wound rinse: the bottle is large enough to fit a ...
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How to put a dishwasher-proof name identifier on a bone china mug?

All markers, pens, labels are remarkably non-dishwasher-resistant if we wanted them to stay with the exception of those unwanted tags and stickers that for obscure reasons won't go off. Having said ...
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How can I organize Micro SD Cards?

To literally label them so you can tell them apart, you need only to make them distinguishable. Think resistor color codes: use a couple different "light" (writes on black background) Sharpies to give ...
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