Archive | September, 2013

My Daughter’s Homework is Killing Me

23 Sep

My Daughter’s Homework is Killing Me

Teaching: you’re doing it wrong (in my opinion). When I was in grade school, I was fortunate enough to have teachers that made sure we were understanding the material and not just memorizing facts. 

Here’s my stance on homework: Homework is beneficial in small amounts, especially for subjects with complex concepts, like math and foreign languages. Teachers should give a small amount of homework to aid in their students’ understanding of the concepts (and for “free points”). Subjects like math take a lot of practice before they become easy.


Would You Take A Bad Amazon Marketplace Review Down For A Refund?

11 Sep

I had someone offer me a discount to take down my neutral review. If I do, I feel like it kind of defeats the purpose of the feedback feature, but I’m kind of a goody-goody.


T. ordered a replacement power adapter for his MacBook from an Amazon Marketplace seller. He was under the impression that it was a genuine Apple product, but the $35 price tag probably should have been an indication that it wasn’t. The item arrived, worked okay, and then T. accidentally broke it. Two months after he left a tepidly negative review, he heard from the seller, offering a refund to encourage him to remove his negative feedback. Coincidentally, the seller had received a huge increase in negative feedback in the period since T’s purchase. What would you do?

T. writes:

Here is my ethical question of the day. I recently bought a power adapter for my MacBook from an Amazon Marketplace. I got a real deal(red flag) and received the item. The item did work, but it obviously not an Apple original due to the fit and finish of the product…

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20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

2 Sep

Way cool.



One of the greatest facets of reddit are the thriving subreddits, niche communities of people who share a passion for a specific topic. One of the Sifter’s personal favourites is r/ColorizedHistory. The major contributors are a mix of professional and amateur colorizers that bring historic photos to life through color. All of them are highly skilled digital artists that use a combination of historical reference material and a natural eye for colour.

When we see old photos in black and white, we sometimes forget that life back then was experienced in the same vibrant colours that surround us today. This gallery of talented artists helps us remember that 🙂

Below you will find a collection of some of the highest rated colorized images to date on r/ColorizedHistory.

I’ve also provide a list of some of the top contributors (in no particular order):

zuzahin aka Mads…

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