‘Make do and mend’ was a popular slogan during World War 2, designed to encourage people not to needlessly throw out clothing that could be repaired and repurposes. That in itself is a very Lifehacker-friendly idea, but it is not our topic today. Instead, we’re here to remind everyone that the correct expression is ‘make do’, not ‘make due’.
Budget impact, new Google features, iTunes alternatives and chocolate milk were drawing in the crowds. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
Dear Lifehacker, Every week after work we have informal drinks with the boss. I am the resident nerd and I want to find what topics of conversation are appropriate without pretending to like things that I don’t like or having to be false. I do have a decent sense of humor and can crack the boys up now and then, but I need more than that. I need to be interesting and respectful without acting like a fool or being a suck-up. What topics of conversation can I use that I am actually interested in that will engage and interest the boss and his cronies? Thanks, Conversation Starter
A backend change from Google that snuck in amongst all the high-profile changes to search, Google+ and Google Now at Google I/O: its Google Compute Engine (GCE) infrastructure-as-a-service offering is now open to anyone.