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MyTown – MyThoughts

Posted by TacieJ on October 2, 2010 in technology, tips and tricks |

Here are some of tips and tricks for playing MyTown. They are things I’ve found on the web, discovered myself or had friends tell me. I’ll be updating this from time to time.

Tips:

  1. Have 1 of every type of  property. Very Important!  Icons
  2. Buy tons of Chemical X. You will use it.
  3. Don’t squander you money too much. You will need it as you level up.
  4. Level up. (which is a d’uh.)
  5. Suck it up and spend the $5 for the Unlimited Collect All Rent.

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MyTown

Posted by TacieJ on October 1, 2010 in technology, tips and tricks |

myTownItems

I play a game on my iPhone called MyTown.  It’s fun, I’m somewhat obessed.  I’ve created a file to help those who are at lower knows know what, where and how to create items.  It’s a pdf file so everyone should be able to view it. This is obviously a work in process because I haven’t maxed out my levels yet.  So as I level up I will update the file.

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So…

Posted by TacieJ on November 18, 2008 in humor, News, questions, technology, tips and tricks |

So, how DO astronauts go to the bathroom?
The following video explains it all.
Astronaut Potty

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Sharpies – Not as permanent as you might think

Posted by TacieJ on February 9, 2008 in tips and tricks |

I love Sharpies.  I have just about every size that they make.  I have 1 in my knitting bag, I have 1 in my camera bag and I have a complete color set in my desk at work.  I use them for marking my film as I use the rolls so I know what they are when I get the film developed.  I mark my knitting labels with the project for which I bought the yarn.  But, Sharpies aren’t as permanent as they might suggest they are.  The ink can be rubbed off of plastic or certain glossy surfaces.

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Knitting Tips & Tricks – Yarn Labels

Posted by TacieJ on February 9, 2008 in craft ideas, knitting, tips and tricks |

Ok.  You knit that really cool shawl for Aunt Cattie and now Aunt Bill wants one.  You can remember the pattern but can’t remember the yarn.  Here’s a tip for remembering.  I keep all (I’m a little obsessive) my yarn labels.  Eventually this can become really massive.  Unless you use the same yarn over and over (which is very possible).  I keep them in 2 Ziplock bags  One bag has labels and the other has labels with a yarn sample attached.  Some labels have 1 sample attached, some have more depending on whether there is a pattern or like in the case of Lion Brand Homespun is really cool when it unravels.  I also write on the label with the sample what I made using that yarn.  Use a Sharpie… and if it’s a really glossly label try to write on the inside.  On certain glossy labels Sharpies aren’t as permanent as they would like you to think they are.  This way you can take the label and sample of the yarn to the store to buy the yarn for Aunt Bill.  Also if you have a favorite yarn, you don’t have to try to remember the name and the manufacturer.  You can just go to your baggie and pull out the label and get some more.  And that’s what it’s all about… more yarn!

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Knitting Tips & Tricks – Ziplock bags

Posted by TacieJ on February 9, 2008 in craft ideas, knitting, tips and tricks |

I put all my knitting “stuff” in ziplock bags.  I have a bag for tools & stuff, bags for projects on needles, a bag for current yarn wrappers/labels, a bag for old labels and a bag for old labels with samples.  All of this is in a lovely quilted tote bag.  Mom made the total bag.  She a great quilter!  There’s a couple of reasons for the zip bags.  1) they are clear – I can see what is in them.  2) the stuff is contained for when I dump the tote bag – accidentally or on purpose.  and 3) the stuff is kept clean and free of cat fur or other dirt that just might fall into the bag.  And they are inexpensive and if they get a whole in them, toss ’em and get a new one.

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Circular Needles – ARGH!

Posted by TacieJ on December 28, 2007 in craft ideas, knitting, tips and tricks |

Don’t you just hate trying to knit with circular needles?  Wouldn’t you just rather cram 200 stitches on straight needles?

Well until I discovered this trick – Me, too.  I was watching a DIY show called Knitty Gritty (http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/shows_dkng) and I found this tip. 

Boil your needles and that will straighten out the cord.  There is one little thing though, don’t boil wooden or bamboo needles!  Just dip the cord in boiling water.  If you submerse the needles the finish probably will be damaged.  This is the voice of experience.  I got brand new bamboo needles, stuck them in the nuke chest (microwave) in a dish of water, the needle fell in and I had to rewax my needles.  Ugh!  But my cord is straight!

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