Sunday, July 28, 2013

DocTrackr Encrypts Documents, Notifies You When Someone Opens Them

docTrackr encrypts your documents before you share them with others, and lets you set privileges so only your intended recipient can open and read them. You'll also get notifications when someone has received and opened the document you shared, so they can't play the old "I never got it!" game with you.

If you've ever wanted to send something confidentially to a friend, family member, or coworker, but you also didn't want to jump through hoops to make sure they could decrypt it, docTrackr makes it easy. You can also set privileges and permissions for the recipient, so they can read it but they can't just forward it to someone else, for example. Just upload the document you want to secure, add your recipients, and select whether you want those people to be able to view the document, view and print it, or edit and print it. (You can see all of docTrackr's supported file types here.)

When your recipient opens the document, you'll be notified, and you can visit the document's page in docTrackr to see how many times they've viewed it, if they've made changes, if they've tried to forward it, and even where they've viewed the document from. If you're sharing a sensitive document with multiple people, you can even see all activity on the file. We tried the service out, and it works as promised—sharing documents is easy, the security controls worked as promised, and it was fun watching exactly when someone opened the file you sent to them.

docTrackr definitely has a business edge to it, but it's useful for individuals too. If you need a secure way to send your receipts and tax documents to someone doing your taxes, for example, or if you're a freelancer who needs to send your SSN and financial info to a client, the service can be useful. Even if you just work with someone who's notorious for pretending they "never got your email" with the files you need them to work on, it can be a lifesaver.

Best of all, it's free for individual users, up to 10 documents per month (You can see all of their plans here). docTrackr can even integrate with Hit the link below to find out more.


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Cheap, Sturdy, 1-Hour Quadcopter

You've got some flexibility in ordering parts.  You can pay more or less for things like the radio and flight controller.  We'll cover some cheaper options at the end of this instructable.


arms: 3/4" x 3/4" fir stick (approx 5 ft)
center plates: 1/4'' or 5mm Plywood (approx 6"x18”)
Machine screws & bolts, and washers 
landing gear: 4 wiffle balls
zip ties
battery mount: 3/8" x 3/8" stick (approx 1 ft)

Power System

battery: LiPo 3S 3000-4000mAh
4x 40A Turnigy Plush ESC (motor controller)
4x NTM 35 1100 KV motors
2 10"x3.8" or 10"x4.5" APC SF Props, 2 CW and 2 CCW
double-sided velcro (approx 18'')
power distribution board or homemade power distributor
Bamboo Skewers
Piece of soft foam about 1/2'' thick, slightly bigger than your flight control board

Radio System (remote controller)

HobbyKing 9xr
FrSky module and receiver

Flight Control Board

Ardupilot Mega  ($234)


saw, drill, hot glue gun

TODO: double check (and provide links?)

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Litho Lamp

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Filipino Eggrolls... Better than any made in a restaurant be perfectly honest, i am not sure if this recipe is Filipino or if they even make eggrolls in the Philippines for that mater. I do know that my friends grandmother, who taught me how to make them, was direct from Manila, so i'll take her at her word. the photos of this Instructable are courtesy of Tatiana Rene Photography. Hope you all enjoy them,untitled-01.jpgA list of ingredients making about 21 eggrolls
are as follows: (all can be found at your regular grocery store)
-1 pack of eggroll wraps (in produce. near tofu)
-1 qt of vegetable oil
-2 chicken breasts
-1 average size head of cabbage
-1 bunch of leeks
-3-4 stalks of bok choy
-1/2 a carrot
-1/2 can of water chestnuts
-1/2 can of bamboo shoots
-1 Large bottle of soy sauce
-1 large bottle of teriyaki sauce
-1 jar of hoisin sauce
-1 egg
- various dipping sauces (pictured; sweet & sour, hot mustard)

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Valet Remembers Where You Parked, Even if You Forgot to Open the App

Valet Remembers Where You Parked, Even if You Forgot to Open the App

Android: Whether you parked on a side street downtown or in a huge lot at a stadium, it's not always easy to find your car at the end of the day. Valet is an elegant app that gets you back to your vehicle without any confusion.

Once you park, just fire up Valet and click "Park My Car," and the app will drop a pin on your current location. From here, you can set a timer to warn you if your meter is running low. When you're ready to get back to your vehicle, the app will also show you turn by turn walking directions to help you out. These features by themselves make for a decent app, but Valet has a secret up its sleeve that makes it worth the $1.99 price tag.

If your car has a Bluetooth audio system, pair it to your phone, and enable Auto Parking in the Valet settings menu. Now, the app will monitor when you leave your car by detecting when the phone loses its Bluetooth connection, and automatically mark it as parked in the background. If you own an Android phone and car with Bluetooth, there's no good reason not to download this app.

Valet - Automatic Car Locator ($1.99) | Google Play via Beautiful Pixels

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Digitize Old Photos Better with the Negatives

Digitize Old Photos Better with the Negatives

Whether you're scanning old photos yourself, or sending them off to a scanning service, it's always better to use the negatives if you can find them.

JKastnerPhoto, a former photo lab technician on Reddit, offers up this tip and includes a dramatic side by side comparison, which you can see above. The negatives include far more detail than any prints, they haven't been cropped by an overzealous photo printer, and they can give you much more accurate color reproduction and tonal range than simply scanning an old print. A lot of you probably knew that negatives could produce better prints, but seeing the difference side by side really underscores how big a difference it can make.

While you can get an entry-level negative scanner for around $30 online, this previously-mentioned hack lets you use any flatbed scanner to do the same job for mere pennies.

LPT: If you are interested in scanning old family photos, scan negatives instead of the prints to achieve higher quality images | Reddit