116 of My Favorite Things for December 2013 – Douglas E. Welch

My Favorite Things 

As always, let me know what types of interesting items you would like to see and I will keep an eye out for them especially. — Douglas

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  1. Food / 10 Hot & Boozy Drinks to Get Cozy With This Winter
  2. Technology / Turn a Raspberry Pi Into a Cheap Home Surveillance System
  3. Garden / 14 Eco-Friendly Christmas Tree Alternatives to Green Your Holidays
  4. Garden / Get a knack for black in the garden
  5. Garden / 5 Great Plants for Borders and Screens
  6. Garden / Free Seed Packet Template (Basic)
  7. Food / Learn to Speak Italian While Learning to Cook Italian Food
  8. Home / A Introduction to Campfires: An Illustrated Guide from 1942
  9. Book / NPR Books of the Year Interactive Page
  10. New Media / 6 Reasons You Must Shoot Video Every Day
  11. Garden / 10 Native Wildflowers to Beautify Your Winter Garden (12 photos)
  12. Technology / Apple offering eight free songs for the Holidays in Apple Store app
  13. Technology / Skill Builder: Arduino 101
  14. Technology / Google Calendar updated with Maps location autocomplete and improved events searching
  15. Food / Wintersweet by Tammy Donroe Inman — New Cookbook
  16. Technology / 60 Google Now Commands You Need To Know
  17. Technology / Screen to Gif – record any part of you screen and save it to an animated GIF file [Freeware]
  18. Technology / Turning A Pi Into An iBeacon
  19. Technology / Check out the Maker Shed’s Arduino & Robots Gift Guide!
  20. Technology / Most Popular DIY Projects of 2013
  21. Technology / How to Pick the Perfect Smartphone Wallpaper
  22. Food / Holiday Whiskey Punch
  23. Technology / Fuzel is a standout collage creator for your iPhone
  24. Technology / Heyday App Is a Journal of Your Life That Writes Itself (Liz Gannes/AllThingsD)
  25. Technology / Which Programming Language Should I Learn First?
  26. Technology / Chromecast update brings more minimalism to your TV screen
  27. Food / Favorite Christmas Cookies for Cookie Exchanges and Parties
  28. Food / Favorite Christmas Cookies
  29. New Media / Insert Coin: capture 360-degree video with DLSRs and GoPros, viewable on an Oculus Rift
  30. Technology / The Persistently Cool Blinky POV Kit
  31. New Media / Keep a Light Studio in Your Pocket with Kick [Deals Hub]
  32. Technology / The Perfect Present for Pi Prototypers
  33. Technology / Pandora for iOS has gained a nifty feature today: the app can act as an alarm clock so you can wake
  34. Technology / AllThings Is a Feature-Packed Webapp for Personal and Group To-Dos
  35. Food / Holiday Hooch
  36. Technology / Create your own Street View
  37. Garden / A Mini Garden at The Base of the Tree
  38. New Media / MediaCrush – superb free open sourced hosting for video, images and audio
  39. New Media / Google Chromecast adds ten new apps to its streaming arsenal
  40. Technology / Solar Powered, Tweeting Bird Feeder
  41. New Media / Book Review: The Book of Audacity
  42. Technology / Spotify Announces Free Service For Phones and Tablets
  43. New Media / The Best Headphones You Can Buy Under $20
  44. Technology / Google Sheets Gets Faster, Offline Use, and Tons of New Features
  45. New Media The Ox | Documentary
  46. Technology / Angry Birds Go! kart racer now in the App Store
  47. New Media / Autographer – makes photography spontaneous and hands-free
  48. Technology / Gmail Will Never Ask You to ‘Display Images Below’ Again
  49. Technology / IFTTT for iPhone Adds a New Location Channel
  50. Food / 10 Cookbooks & Food Memoirs Worth Gifting This Year — Holiday Gift Guide from The Kitchn
  51. Garden / 30 Gifts for the Gardener
  52. Technology / MindMeld Assistant App Listens Along to Conversations to Help in Real Time
  53. Technology / Mirror app for Android can record your screen or stream it to Apple TV (video)
  54. New Media / YouTube expands live streaming to all channels, adds option to directly launch a Google+ Hangout On Air (Emil Protalinski/The Next Web)
  55. New Media / Chromecast in 2014: an open SDK, big international plans and maybe even new devices
  56. Technology / Google launches Tips to help you get more out of Gmail and its other services
  57. Technology / As Google slowly preps the Chromecast ecosystem, waves of new apps are on the way
  58. Technology / Raspberry Pi Wall Calendar
  59. Garden / Explore Your Garden Personality: The Traveler (9 photos)
  60. Technology / Awesome Stuff: Lenses For Your Phone
  61. Technology / TweetsPie Shows the Best Tweets from Your Recent Timeline
  62. Food / Remember the 2:2:2:1 Ratio for Perfect, Recipe-free Punch
  63. Career / 15 Best Leadership Books Every Young Leader Needs To Read
  64. Technology / The Morpholio Project Launches Trace 2.0
  65. Food / Gift Guide 2013: Kitchen Tools for The Home Cook
  66. Career / The Women Behind the Wright Brothers
  67. New Media / Digital Bolex D16: fantastic indie-friendly digital film camera
  68. Technology / Google Now Wants To Go Christmas Caroling With You
  69. Technology / DIY FREE Printable Instagram Gift Tags
  70. Food / Elizabeth David’s Sensible British Christmas — Classic Cookbook
  71. Education / The Nerdy Teacher: Spanish Is Your Amigo with @espanoles2amigo #EdChat
  72. Technology / 20 Free E-Book Resources For iPad
  73. Home / 35 Cool And Creative DIY Christmas Tree Ideas You Surely Don’t Want To Miss
  74. Technology / Flickr Web Embeds
  75. Home / Before & After: Cartolina’s End Grain Block Flooring
  76. Technology / NSA Paid a Huge Security Firm $10 Million to Keep Encryption Weak
  77. Technology / New Project: SunBEAM Seeker Bot
  78. New Media / Where there’s a Spark Digital (Microphone) , there’s Lightning
  79. New Media / Ten tips to get the most out of your new Chromecast
  80. Technology / OED birthday word generator: which words originated in your birth year?
  81. Local / LAFD Releases Surveillance Video of Van Nuys Arsonist
  82. Technology / An Opensource Arduino Guitar Pedal
  83. Garden / Great Design Plant: Brittlebush Brightens Rocky, Dry Spots (7 photos)
  84. Technology / Turn Your Mac Into a Home Security Camera with an Automator Script
  85. Technology / Top 5 Game-Changing Gadgets of 2013
  86. Technology / Magical Jelly Bean KeyFinder Finds Product Keys for All Your Programs
  87. Education / 10 Best Tools for Teachers and Students to Use in 2014
  88. Career / 5 Ways You Can Be More Creative
  89. Garden / Forgotten Fruits: The stories behind Britain’s traditional fruit and vegetables
  90. Home / 7 of the World’s Most Awesome Alternative Christmas Trees
  91. New Media / The 8 Best Video Game Scripts of All Time
  92. Technology / PowerUp 3.0 – fold it, launch it, fly it…with your phone
  93. Technology / OpenEmu, an open source video game emulator, launches on the Mac
  94. Technology / The Best Free iPhone and iPad apps
  95. Garden / Feed the Birds: 6 Plants for Abundant Winter Berries (6 photos)
  96. Technology / 11 Best iPad Apps of 2013
  97. New Media / Samson’s Go Mic: A capable and compact microphone for podcasting
  98. Technology / Like Legos? You’ll Love LittleBits
  99. New Media / YouTube Announces Live Streaming Video for All Users
  100. Technology / Build a Moisture Sensor that Shows Emoticons When a Plant Needs Water
  101. Technology / Internet Archive Now Lets You Play Vintage Console Games
  102. Technology / How the New York Botanical Garden Digitizes Nearly 300 Plants a Day
  103. Technology / Resplendent with simple graphics and simpler rules – aged Console games play in your browser
  104. Book / The Best London Books Of 2013
  105. Technology / Seven Clever Ways to Use Your Phone’s Camera for More Than Just Photos
  106. Career / The New Year’s Writing Resolution You Can Actually Keep
  107. New Media / Social media is not a zero-sum game and Facebook isn’t going anywhere so get used to it (Leo Mirani/Quartz)
  108. Technology / The 10 Best Photoshop Alternatives You Need To Know
  109. Garden / New Year, New Landscape — What to Do in Your January Garden
  110. Technology / An Arduino With Better Speech Recognition Than Siri
  111. Education / #NerdyCast on Blogging for Students and Teachers #YouTubeEDU
  112. New Media / The 3Pod P5CRH Tripod – A Review
  113. Career / How to Overcome Cynicism
  114. Technology / 12 Free Web Apps to Boost Your Drawing Skills
  115. Garden / 9 Ideas for Thoughtful Gardening in 2014 (9 photos)
  116. Technology / 13 Highly Useful Free Programs and Websites That Any LifeHacker Must Try
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