By Braddah Lance
I can't help but tink wat da heck would we do without da internet.
It's a smorgasbord of information - and misinformation - if you know where to find it. Well, who doesn't use the Google, Yahoo or Bing search engines? There are even videos out there of complete strangers showing you - some too much, some too little - of anything and everything as well.
*FYI - check out snopes.com to see if a mo'olelo you heard through da grapevine is true or not. You can also check out scams and basically anything you hear that's too good to be true, you can see if it is at snopes.com.* And no, I am not compensated watsoevah if you click on da link, it's just a community service from WWD!.
All I remembah back in da day was either going to da bookshelf thumbing through a five year old Britanica Encyclopedia set dat was somehow missing a letter or two....
Wassup Wit Dat!
I mean really, how da heck do you lose a whole thick book?
Or how we used to roll back in da day if/wen you nevah have one set at home was to walk, bike or skateboard your okole to da.... library. I know, I know, those buildings are almost extinct like da dinosaurs but they house a wealth of information especially for those without computah access.
Anyways, dis past Saturday as I was replacing da hinges on ALL of our doors in da hale - aftah we had painted da trim and stained da doors - I was drilling in da screws and some spun non-stop.
Crap. Da wood was stripped.
I'm not a woodworkah but pretty crafty building or working on anything I put my hands on but I was stuck hea. I was tinking no way was I going to rebuild da trim but da door wasn't closing properly cause da hinge couldn't sit flush.
Da internet to da rescue.
Just did a quick Google search, read one article wit pictures and voila! Fixed! The article showed three ways of repairing it and I was tinking of one of 'em (harder way) but read on and found an extremely simple solution for it.
Because it was a "soft" wood and not a stressed support point, all I needed was wooden matchsticks. You just jam 'em inside to fill da hole - mine took two but you use as much as needed - and lightly tap it in till flushed. Of course, you cut off da match part unless you like start one fire and then drill your screw in just like new.
It was so simple dat I would have nevah thought of it and if it wasn't for da internet I would still be contemplating wat fo' do or having to call a professional - or a friend - and paying for dat same service.
Seriously, who doesn't use da internet EVERYDAY? Not email, da internet? Has it helped you out of a jam? There's no match for professional service but have you tried to DIY first before calling in da big guns? Or you just chicken fo' try? Wat else do you use da internet for? I use it not only for fact finding information but online shopping and accessing personal finances as well. And I'll admit I do use it everyday fo'..... spelling. And mathematical conversions.