Kick off your post-Easter Lifehacker week by making sure you didn’t miss any of the biggest posts from last week:
- The NBN Might Cost $100 A Month For Consumers
No-one’s going to say no to faster broadband, but would you really pay $100 a month for the privilege?
- Portable Ubuntu Runs Ubuntu Inside Windows
Windows only: Free application Portable Ubuntu for Windows runs an entire Linux operating system as a Windows application. As if that weren’t cool enough, it’s portable, so you can carry it on your thumb drive.
- Five Best Image Editing Tools
Long gone are the days where snapshots came back from the photo lab and disappeared into albums and shoe boxes. Now, digital photos are tweaked, adjusted, and remixed in ways their analogue counterparts couldn’t imagine.
- Improve Your Willpower By Shifting Your Tooth-Brushing Hand
Feel like your willpower could use some boosting? Try brushing your teeth with your non-dominant hand.
- Top 10 Home Office Hacks
Whatever kind of work you do at home, your office is one place you want to spend the time to make comfortable and convenient. Take 10 of our tips on organising, fixing, and streamlining that space.
- Trillian Astra Handing Out Invites Willy Nilly
We’re not sure how permanent it is, but Trillian’s apparently giving out invites for their Trillian Astra client-Windows version only-almost immediately after you apply.
- Variable Pricing Hits iTunes Australia Store
Apple has rolled out variable pricing in the Australian iTunes store, but you still have to look pretty hard to find tracks at anything other than the standard $1.69 price
- Gordon Ramsay Demonstrates The Perfect Scrambled Egg Breakfast
It’s a two-for-one clip-proof that celebri-chef Gordon Ramsay isn’t just a TV-addled scream machine, and a four-minute demonstration of how to make rich, fluffy scrambled eggs on a non-rushed morning.
- Install iTunes Without The Extra Bloat
iPod-love’s got you stuck with iTunes, but you’d prefer to cut down on the extra bloat iTunes requires on your hard drive? Here’s how to install iTunes without QuickTime, Bonjour, or that pesky iTunesHelper.
- Customise XBMC With These Five Awesome Skins
Windows/Mac/Linux/Xbox: What could make the already awesome Xbox Media centre even better? An infusion of eye candy, of course. Read on to see some awesome XBMC skins and learn how to install them.
- BumpTop 3D Desktop Manager Leaves Beta Testing
Windows only: Long in beta, the 3D desktop application BumpTop has recently been released to the public.
- Use the Snowflake Method To Whittle Down Debt
If you’re looking to shave down your debt, the “snowflake” method helps you relentlessly whittle your debt away with prioritised micro-payments.
- 50 Swanky Icon Sets For Macs
While these eye-catching icon sets are distinctly Mac-centric, many of them are filled with stunning pieces that could be easily co-opted for another operating system.
- Roll Your Own Streaming Media Server With Subsonic (Windows/Mac/Linux)
Is having your entire media collection on tap, ready to stream wherever you may be, too much to ask? Not if you’re using Subsonic.
- Tweak GIMP To Be More Like Photoshop (Windows/Mac/Linux)
We’ve shown you how to make GIMP’s interface look like Photoshop’s, but these tips will actually add many of the functions and capabilities of Adobe’s flagship photo editor to its open-source counterpart.
- Likely Windows 7 Release Candidate (7077) Lands On BitTorrent (Windows)
A new build of Windows 7, one that appears to be the “escrow” build that eventually becomes a release candidate, is starting to build up steam on BitTorrent servers.
- AutoBrake Automates DVD Ripping (Windows)
Rip your media hassle free with AutoBrake, a handy tool for automating HandBrake the free DVD ripping tool Lifehacker readers love.
- Radical Image Optimization Tool Provides Side By Side Image Comparison (Windows)
Radical Image Optimization Tool makes it easy to see how compression affects the image quality of the pictures you’re optimising with a handy side-by-side interface.