It’s that time, boys and girls: time to jump in the wayback machine and dig up a few things from this week’s news…

Canadian Man Excavates His Basement Using R/C Trucks Over Seven YearsFile this under “somebody’s got too much time on their hands.”

Since June of 2005, farmer Joe Murray has been excavating a basement in his home in Saskatchewan Canada using only radio controlled vehicles. Nearly every step of the process is accomplished through R/C – trucks haul excavators to the site, drills and dirt crumblers break down the walls – there’s even a spiral ramp so dump trucks can unload the waste outside. [read more]

Upgrade a Wall Outlet to Charge USB Devices
I want one. Remember, only 224 more shopping days ’till my birthday!

Wouldn’t it be nice to just plug your USB device right into the wall and not have to use the power adapter and take up an outlet? The Wall Plate Charger from RCA that Apartment Therapy mentions is $20 and fits over your wall outlet, adding two USB outlets, but subtracting one standard outlet. [read more]

20 Beautiful Private and Personal Libraries
If you listen closely, you can hear J.D. Greear’s heart stopping.

…we can’t really get enough of gazing lovingly at photographs of books. We know it’s what’s inside that counts, but one simple fact just can’t be avoided: books are beautiful, and they sure do warm up a room — or, in some cases, an entire building. [read more]