Welcome to the weekly open thread where Lifehacker (and Hackerspace) readers share tips & tricks, seek advice, or just stop by to say “hello” and talk about whatever’s going on. Working on a project, or got any fun weekend plans you want to share? This is the place for that.


Hackerspace is the reader run sub-blog of Lifehacker, and the open thread is a great way to get to know everyone, and give or get some advice or just shoot the breeze. If you’d like to be able to write on Hackerspace, make a request in the comments, maybe include links to things you’ve written, and you should be good to go, there’s even a handy guide.

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It’s been another busy and active week around here. Moon once again wrote about Windows 10, with tips on Media Player, how to clear the clipboard (also works for Win 7), and something for if you need to generate a random number. You never know when that can come in handy.


We also got an insight into starting a Kickstarter campaign from TheRevanchist, ideas on gifts for that cool friend from Anthony Dejolde, and some advice on setting up a tech office from Elena.

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Today’s gifs were found by doing a Google image search for animals using computer gifs.

And if it wasn’t already stuck in your head, here’s Loverboy with Working for the Weekend (Update: official music video replaced with a shorter one of just the song, and with lyrics).

And if you’re not sure what the song is about, here’s a discussion on it.

Lastly, do you like cats?