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28 02 2006

Tue, 28 Feb 2006

Yaktrax shoe snow chains

Yaktrax shoe snow chains: "yaktrax.jpg

The Cool Tools weblog features Yaktrax, grippy rubber-bandy things that snap onto the bottom of your shoes for a slip-proof walk through snow and ice. Yaktrax work like snow chains on your car tires.

I'm not a little old lady (yet) but I don't want to fall on ice on my way to the bus stop, either--especially not while carrying my laptop back and forth to work! These things, which fit over shoes or boots, really work well! I can walk almost normally over packed snow, as long as the surface has a bit of texture--and the added confidence has been great! (Smooth ice is still pretty challenging...)

Yaktrax are available at Amazon for about 17 bucks.

(Via Lifehacker.)

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Boing Boing guide to defeating censorware

Boing Boing: Guide to defeating Censorware: " 'The Internet interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.' -- John Gilmore If your employer or corrupt, undemocratic, dictator-based government uses a filtering service such as Secure Computing's SmartFilter to block access to, you can try the following workarounds:

(Via Boing Boing.)

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