Life hacks. If there”s a more annoyingly overused phrase that”s popped up in the world of the Internet, I ‘ve yet to locate it. At best, they”re tricks that are available in the rear of any version of Good Housekeeping and likely include baking soda. At worst, they”re complicated jobs that need an inventory of ingredients, materials and abilities and take hours to perfect. Which, last I checked, is the opposite of a “hack.” And anyhow, if your life is something you have to “hack,” you might want treatment, not duct tape and an
To fight the never-ending flow of hacky hacks that have inundated us, a collective of prodigies have offered a breath of clean, non-hacked atmosphere. It”s called the Dumb Hackathon, which held the Dumb Sh*t No One Needs & Horrible Thoughts Hackathon on November 15, where individuals submitted the stupidest, most inane thoughts they could think of, all as a satire of the hack craze. Below are a few highlights:
Why waste time turning your head or, worse, your entire body to see what”s behind you? Who has time for that? Fortunately, there”s this thing, which shows you what”s happening behind you instead of in front of you. Life hack! Created by Sam Sadter and Matt Romein.
The Emoji Translator
Emojis have saved us time by removing that time-waster named “skill to form coherent sentences” and enabling us to convey complicated thoughts via pictograms. Look, our ancestors did it, and they’d time. Anyway what was I talking about? Curse these time consuming words! Oh yeah, those annoying subtitles are taken by the Emoji Translator and turns them into a sequence of gibberish that is graphic. By Seth Kranzler and Ross Goodwin.
Raw Meat Circuitry
Kina Smith and programmers Brian Clifton understood what was up when they created this. They describe it as “hamburger meat with blinky LEDs inside.” This can be the life that is best hack! I can”t think of who wouldn”t gain from this.
Twerk to Work
Laser-Cut Explanation Generator
The Egg Timer
iPad On A Face
Tweet Your Food
I don”t know about you, but my life feels simpler and more smug already. Dumb Hackathon isn”t done yet, however. Other excellent thoughts to make your life slicker and more agile in this technology-obsessed world still in the works comprise “Adorable Poop,” a program that makes images of poop appear adorable; an edible unmanned drone and Tinder for Infants.