Thursday, 21 December 2017

McDougall's "Life Hack"

If, like me, you despise the way that McDonald's have replaced the burgers in all of their time-limited-menu chicken offerings with two Chicken Selects in a shamelessly transparent bid to make you pay the same – or sometimes even more! – for less meat, this "life hack" (the concept formerly known as "a good idea") that I invented today may interest you. It's dead simple: in addition to buying the "burger", you buy a Spicy Chicken Snack Wrap from the saver menu for £1.49, take the actually fairly generous bit of chicken out of it, and add it into the bun along with the two Chicken Selects. This will result in a very satisfying and filling burger which, while it will end up costing you a bit more, will still be no more expensive than Burger King.

Monday, 13 March 2017

How to save 10,000 albums (and more) in your Spotify

So, if, like me, you are a Spotify user with a voracious appetite for music who hates playlists, you may have already filled up your 10,000 song limit and been forced to delete stuff. Well I've got a really, really simple fix for this: instad of saving the whole album, just save the first song. That way, it still appears in "your albums", and it's just one extra click to take you to the whole tracklist. This way you can save 10,000 albums. In the unlikely event that you actually fill this up as well, then my next suggestion is to delete all but the latest (or your favourite) release from each artist. When you see it, you'll be reminded that there are are other albums by them you like as well and you can just click through to see them. OK, so I know this is saving 10,000 artists rather than albums, but it does mean that you are highly unlikely to ever run out of space – what are the chances you are going to want to save 10,000 artists?