[Ads-l] Nomad and Re: hack - trick/secret

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Sat May 23 16:23:16 UTC 2015

My apologies: I see that Jonathan Lighter discussed this in August 2014, 
and that Paul Frank brought up "life hack" on November 22, 2012. I 
missed those posts when I discussed hack a few weeks ago.

Somewhere between JL's gloss of "clever expedient" and mine of 
"trick/secret" is the following (http://huff.to/1F1nMwC):

How to Survive Being a Digital Nomad
by Dainius Runkevic(ius

Typically, digital nomads are experts in travel hacking, and most of 
them have their own strategies to keep the costs down.

In addition to meaning of a person who belongs to a nomadic people, the 
Oxford Dictionary site has for the US meaning of "nomad" 

A person who does not stay long in the same place; a wanderer.

Wiktionary offers basically the same, which to me falls just a little 
short of this digital nomadism.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

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> Benjamin Barrett <mailto:gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM>
> May 6, 2015 at 2:22 PM
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> Wiktionary (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/hack) offers the following
> definitions for "hack":
> (colloquial) A trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method to increase
> productivity, efficiency or ease.
> Putting your phone in a sandwich bag when you go to the beach is
> such a great hack.
> Twice today I have seen "hack" with this meaning, making me wonder about
> the colloquial label. The Oxford Dictionary site doesn't offer this 
> meaning.
> =====
> http://yhoo.it/1dNg3fM
> "Dominos, Little Caesars, Papa JohnâEUR^(TM)s, Sbarro, and Pizza Hut: 
> Which
> Pizza Is Best?"
> by Anthony Sulla-Heffinger
> I can offer you hacks on how to get four toppings for the price of two
> on your Dominos order and explain to you the difference between Pizza
> HutâEUR^(TM)s breadsticks and Little CaesarsâEUR^(TM) Crazy Bread.
> =====
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> http://huff.to/1H1Smga
> "11 Brilliant Egg Hacks That Will Change Your Mornings Forever"
> by Suzy Strutner
> =====
> The Huffington Post in fact has a section (?) called "Home & Life Hacks"
> at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/life-hacks/.

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