Readers offer their best tips for building a desktop air conditioner, and adding time to read tags to Pocket articles.
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Build a DIY Desktop Air Conditioner
Mike shares a build for a DIY desktop air conditioner:
Professionally I work in an old building with horrible air conditioning issues and when summer comes it goes. I have spent two miserable summers in that building, hopefully no more. I present to you, a desktop (cube farm) air conditioning unit.
TimeToRead Adds Reading Time Tags to Pocket
Przemyslaw shares this Chrome extension for adding time to read tags to Pocket:
When I commute to work I like to read something. Sometimes it is some book on my Kindle, but usually I simply go to Pocket on my smartphone and look for something to read. The problem is that I would like to know how long reading a given article will take. I decide to use Pocket API, and create small extension which will add to articles in my Pocket tags saying how long it will take to read given article. You will see tags: "1 minute or less", "2 minutes or less", "5 minutes or less", "10 minutes or less", "15 minutes or less", "30 minutes or less" and "30+ minutes". The extension assumes that you read 200 words per minute.
PlayMyInbox Plays YouTube and SoundCloud Links in Inbox
Pieter shares this site that checks your inbox for YouTube and SoundCloud links and creates a playlist:
Hi Lifehacker! I made a site that checks your inbox for YouTube and SoundCloud links and plays them for you. Here's my blog entry on why I built it.