Cables, cords, plugs…they are the bane of my existence. Not only do they add just one more thing to keep track of, but I think they procreate in my drawers. Then you must keep track of which cable goes to what device and you need to make sure that they aren’t a tripping hazard for playing dogs, children and clumsy people all around. When they break, they are expensive to replace (I’m on my third Mac Book charger – I could’ve purchased a PC for what I’ve paid in that stupid cord). Life would just be easier if everything were wireless.
[REWIND: THE GAFFGUN WANTS TO MAKE YOUR CABLING WOES HISTORY, SAVE YOU TIME, PAIN, BUT MAYBE NOT MONEY]
But I digress. As evil as cables are, we need them to power up our many devices and so any advice that helps me with taking care of them or managing them is welcome. In the following quick tip from DIY Photography, Udi gives us a quick one minute tip on how to extend two cords so that it doesn’t break. When we connect two cords together, sometimes, to ensure they don’t unplug if say, someone steps on it, we tie a knot. The problem is that most of us tie it right at the cord’s weakest point. This makes it susceptible to breakage. Udi’s tip is to tie the cords together a bit further down under the connection and voila, you should be good to go.
Note: Ignore the little spelling error at the beginning of the video. It doesn’t detract from the video, but I’m sure someone will mention it).
Watch “Quick Tip: Extending Cables”
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