13 uber-cool things you never thought to use Google for

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Wondering if you should bring an umbrella? Type “weather” and your destination zip code (or city and state) into the Google search box. “weather 84075” How about what movies are playing? “movies 84075” Out of town and need to contact the police, but it’s not an emergency? Go go Google Local and search for “police”,…

Frugal Tip: How to save $1.50/month by switching to Paperless Billing on T-Mobile

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I just got my T-Mobile bill and was surprised to see an insert noting “Important Changes to your T-Mobile® bill.” Upon closer inspection, this note says that “Starting in September [2009], T-Mobile will begin charging $1.50 per month” if you receive a paper bill. “This fee will show on your bill as a “Paper Bill…

ASP.NET Tip: Debug mode

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Background ASP.NET applications let you specify if they should be run with extra debugging “stuff” turned on or off via the web.config file. Production applications should run with debug mode turned off to reduce overhead, while development and test environments should run the application in debug mode. In addition to the built-in debugging stuff that…

7 Ways to Get Better Fuel Efficiency — Without Buying a Hybrid

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With the price of unleaded pushing $4.009 per gallon (can’t forget the 9 tenths of a cent), it seems everyone is writing about how to get spend less money on gas. Here are my tips, in no particular order: Don’t drive: No, seriously. If you can walk or ride your bike instead, do it. If…