Cloaks, Alarms and Armor [Link Roundup]

Tape, Jumps and GPS [Link Roundup]


All of MacGyver’s Tricks in One Handy Place [MacRecipes]

We here at Lone Iguana always display much respect for the people like us who obsess over finding every single trick and neat tip anywhere and everywhere. So when we heard of MacRecipes, we began salivating. Every single trick MacGyver has ever used. What are you waiting for?! Click and see all the wonderful MacGyverness. [via Gizmodo]

A Code [Spies]

Pondering life, and doing not much else, I came to invent a code. Since I have no need for these things, I thought I might release it to my readers, as a sort of thank you.

The key to this one is making things as odd as possible. Because we want the message to be utter gibberish. Like a code, but it doesn’t have to mean anything. Switch up, create fake patterns, what ever you want because the actual message content does not matter.

What does matter? The time you sent it.

I’m thinking that each time stamp could stand for a certain message, indicator or other phrase.

What could make this better?

Kids, Gadgets and Whistleblowers [Link Roundup]

Lies, Liars, and Lying [Lie]

Recently heard a story about purchasing Never Be Lied to Again: How to Get the Truth In 5 Minutes Or Less In Any Conversation Or Situation: David J. Lieberman. I can’t find the original article, but here’s the premise: a woman purchases 15 copies of the book and gives one to each of her closest friends. She never reads the book itself. Why? So that her friends won’t try to lie to her again.


Secret Places [Hidden]

I don’t know about you, but I love any type of secret compartment, lair or stash. Thanks to a small article in Wired, I discovered Creative Home Engineering which specializes in creating secret passages for people like me.


So You Think You’re So Secure [Security]

We here at Lone Iguana love obsessing about security- the neat gadgets, the problems and the solutions. Let’s take a quick look at some semi-recent security issues.

The Brief of ATMs: Simply covering the entry of your pin code with your free hand is a very smart precaution…

The Brief of Cars: Just because your car is the latest in technology doesn’t mean a smart hacker can’t break it.