Improving the useful
Cool Tools had this post regarding duct tape. Apparently 3M has released clear duct tape (yes, the old stuff was grey because it was designed to be used on . . . well . . . ducts). Looking at the picture, the tape doesn't seem extraordinarily clear, but it is sure better looking than the ugly gray stuff. As a free prize to the consumer, the tape is supposed to last up to six times longer than the regular gray stuff because this tape was specifically engineered to withstand more variable temperatures and hold up to UV exposure.
Sixty feet of the stuff, according to the post, will cost you around $5 at Amazon, but I'm told it is already available Home Depot.