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Monday: August 15, 2011

Ten games that take minutes to learn and a lifetime to master.Ten games that take minutes to learn and a lifetime to master.

While chess is often thought of as a mathematical game, experts say the real contest is often a psychological one, in which players scrutinize one another for subtle cues and tendencies that predict behavior and reveal weaknesses. As Soviet chess trainer Mark Dvoretsky once noted: 'The opponent makes an apparently innocent move, but for some reason or another, he rouses our vigilance and promptly we discover the cunning that is concealed.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 2:10 PM | Tags (6) | howstuffworks | games | minutes | lifetime | master | nerdy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 81 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 11, 2010

Fifteen things about Star Trek that you may not have previously known about.Fifteen things about Star Trek that you may not have previously known about.

I had no idea that a) the main tag line of Star Trek (to boldy go, yadda yadda) was lifted from a White House pamphlet on space exploration and b) the entire sentence is grammatically incorrect. Lets hear it for split infinitives!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 10:55 AM | Tags (11) | grammar | infinitives | infographic | neat | neatogeek | nerdy | pamphlet | space | split | startrek | whitehouse |  | Discuss (2) |  | facebook | twitter | 95 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 10, 2010

Seven simple and useful command line tips just for you.Seven simple and useful command line tips just for you.

Ever had a hankering to dive into some Terminal-related tasks? This post serves as a good guide (or refresher for some of us) for those looking to get back into some command-line action. Go ahead, have a bash.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 3:36 PM | Tags (9) | cmd | command | dos | nettuts | prompt | terminal | tips | tricks | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 50 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 13, 2010

Forty awesome Batman wallpapers to adorn your currently non-batty desktop.Forty awesome Batman wallpapers to adorn your currently non-batty desktop.

Are you a big fan of the Dark Knight ? Know almost every line to every Batman movie both modern and classic? Wait a minute, where are all the retro-style Batman desktops? Oh well, Google image search to the rescue.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 3:57 PM | Tags (10) | batman | desktops | comics | superhero | savedelete | wallpapers | design | darkknight | dc | illustrations |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 26, 2010

Twenty geeky gadgets for growing plants indoors.Twenty geeky gadgets for growing plants indoors.

Yes, it's quite possible (with a little soldering) to see how your plants are doing by way of their personal Twitter updates. Through those updates you'll know if your beloved plants require water and/or more sunlight all through Twitter. In other news, your plants are on Twitter.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 7:04 AM | Tags (8) | gadgets | geeky | green | growing | interwebs | nerdy | plants | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 43 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 25, 2010

Looking for a coat hanger that shows off your geek cred? Look no further.Looking for a coat hanger that shows off your geek cred? Look no further.

Yet another lovely albeit slightly nerdy addition to any home or office which also happens to be great blend of form and function all at once. These pixelated hanger will set you back just twenty bucks each.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 6:36 AM | Tags (10) | 8bit | coat | form | function | hand | hangers | icon | nerdy | point | purchase |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 41 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

A handy tutorial regarding how to build your very own micro-processor chess set.A handy tutorial regarding how to build your very own micro-processor chess set.

Got some old computer parts laying around? If so, crack it open and start getting to work on this tutorial. You'll have on unique looking chess set as a result and a cool desk ornament/decoration as well. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 6:57 AM | Tags (9) | tutorial | chess | set | processors | chips | computers | instructables | howto | pieces |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 2, 2010

Ten of the geekiest ties for your viewing pleasure.Ten of the geekiest ties for your viewing pleasure.

Fellow nerds in the workplace: I urge you to get out there and wear your geek pride proudly to work in tie-form. You make us all proud. Bonus points to anyone who rocks the eight-bit tie (a personal favorite of mine).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 6:38 AM | Tags (5) | oddee | ties | geeky | nerdy | fashion |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 1, 2010

Ten creative and geeky hoodie designs for your viewing pleasure.Ten creative and geeky hoodie designs for your viewing pleasure.

I added 'geeky' to the headline mostly because all of these hoodies are of the Star Wars, comic book or video game variety (not that there's anything wrong with that; I just felt it had to be clarified). Source link also contains purchase links for those who are so inclined. By the way, that R2-D2 hoodie will set you back $92 bucks.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 11:18 AM | Tags (8) | fashion | fun | hoodies | nerdy | ninjas | r2d2 | starwars | uphaa |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 449 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 25, 2010

Show off your geek cred proudly with some merit badges of the nerd variety.Show off your geek cred proudly with some merit badges of the nerd variety.

I can see that I qualify for at least three (maybe four) of these merit badges right off the bat but I guess thats to be expected when one owns and operates a site called 'GeekLikeMe'. Fly the proud dork.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 7:01 AM | Tags (6) | badges | boyscouts | geek | merit | nerd | sash |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 57 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 1, 2010

Sixty-four things that every geek should probably know about.Sixty-four things that every geek should probably know about.

Covers a variety of geeky items and topics you can use in everyday settings. Of course, these topics are ideal for settings such as identifying a keylogger, surviving a Linux argument, and even hotwiring a car.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 6:50 AM | Tags (10) | anon | geeky | goodtoknow | identify | jpeg | keyloggers | know | nerdy | things | web |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 105 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: January 8, 2010

Find out just how well you know your cable connectors with this handy quiz.Find out just how well you know your cable connectors with this handy quiz.

It seems that I've done enough under and over the desk wiring in my life to warrant the 100% grade I just received on this quiz. I am a very proud man today.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 4:06 PM | Tags (6) | cable | connectors | geeky | mentalfloss | nerdy | quiz |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 49 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: January 7, 2010

One hundred quotes that every geek should probably know.One hundred quotes that every geek should probably know.

As a geek these quotes are pretty much the standard beginning set of quotes you need to memorize if you wish to actually be labeled as such.  Also, your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 6:53 AM | Tags (5) | wired | geeky | quotes | movies | montypython |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 76 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 5, 2010

Meet the brand new world chess champion, a nineteen year old from Norway.Meet the brand new world chess champion, a nineteen year old from Norway.

He's already got a clever nickname, 'Mozart of Chess', and he has no interest in becoming the next Bobby Fisher (in the sense that Bobby Fisher went a little crazy and then disappeared).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 6:59 AM | Tags (9) | bobbyfisher | champion | chess | magnuscarlsen | moves | mozart | nationalpost | nickname | norway |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: December 11, 2009

Fourteen unusual Christmas ornaments for you to gawk at.Fourteen unusual Christmas ornaments for you to gawk at.

Nothing screams Christmas like having not one, but two Star Trek ornaments adorn your beloved tree. Captian Kirk, this is Spock, please step in the transporter.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 6:34 AM | Tags (6) | ornaments | geeky | nerdy | christmas | kirk | spock |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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