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Thursday: April 15, 2010

Fifty incredible works of coffee and latte art for your viewing pleasure.Fifty incredible works of coffee and latte art for your viewing pleasure.

My cup of coffee is looking downright boring after seeing some of the offerings in this collection but caffeine is caffeine and it certainly gets the job done regardless of artistic merit. For those interested in making their very own coffee art a tutorial is just waiting for you around the corner.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 2:40 PM | Tags (8) | art | caffeine | coffee | cup | latte | neat | tutorial | weburbanist |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 70 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Choose two celebrity Twitterers and see whose fans are dumber with one handy site.Choose two celebrity Twitterers and see whose fans are dumber with one handy site.

Stupid Fight can't go out and administer an intelligence test to each person that's sending messages to a celebrity. So instead, it estimates based on several stupid indicators. Are they using twenty exclamation marks in a row? Do they endlessly use the abbreviation 'OMG'?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 2:30 PM | Tags (13) | celebrities | dumb | dumber | fans | funny | indicators | interwebs | online | site | stupid | stupidfight | tomscott | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 66 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Teaser trailer for Space Paranoids Online surfaces on the Interwebs.Teaser trailer for Space Paranoids Online surfaces on the Interwebs.

I'm not sure if this is an actual upcoming game or if this is just a viral marketing advert for Tron Legacy. Either way, the concept is pretty cool and I'd most likely end up giving it a whirl should it see the light of day.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:23 PM | Tags (9) | gaming | kevinflynn | legacy | movies | online | paranoids | space | tron | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A collection of the world's strangest buildings for you to gawk at.A collection of the world's strangest buildings for you to gawk at.

Sorry, but you won't find any, as Travel & Leisure puts it, 'goofball novelty' buildings on this list. On the plus side, if you've always wanted to see what a bar-code building looks like then this post has your numeric ID all over it.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 2:14 PM | Tags (9) | architecture | buildings | design | goofball | leisure | novelty | odd | strange | travel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 38 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Your used coke containers can also double as handy recycled furniture.Your used coke containers can also double as handy recycled furniture.

For the 111 Navy Chair, a green redux of the now-iconic 106 Navy Chair, Emeco is adding a new material to the mix: recycled plastic soda bottles diverted from Coke's Spartanburg, S.C., plastic bottle-to-bottle recycling plant.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 2:07 PM | Tags (9) | bottles | coke | emeco | forbes | furniture | plant | plastic | recycling | used |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Opera Mini for iPhone shoots past one million downloads in the App Store.Opera Mini for iPhone shoots past one million downloads in the App Store.

Turns out that people really do like an alternative to mobile Safari on their beloved iPhones. The application is also currently in the number one position in all twenty-two flavors of the app store.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 1:58 PM | Tags (11) | apple | application | appstore | browser | choice | downloads | iphone | mini | opera | reuters | safari |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Daily Grind: Caffeinated

Name: Vin (aka hyper-hypo)
How Vin feels today: Caffeinated @ 12:51:25 PM
What Vin really wants today: To remind self the next time I order a medium coffee at the local coffee shop that its quite large rather than medium. Enjoy unnecessary caffeine boost, attempt to post additional links to make up for yesterday.

Music Stuck in Head: Big Bang Baby / Stone Temple Pilots
Any song that mentions Orange Crush in the lyrics is OK in my book. And by book I really mean magazine. And by magazine I really mean pamphlet. And by pamphlet I mean - whatever, the list is short.

Stuff to do today:

  • Go to Apple Cube over on Fifth Ave
  • Remark that overall feeling and general consensus of the iPad was... underwhelming
  • ...its kinda heavy for everyday use - especially as an e-reader
  • ...typing on the device is not exactly a joy either
  • Interface was pretty neat but if you have an iPhone you've been there
  • On the other hand, that newly updated MacBook Pro is quite awesome
  • ...and freakin' fast (even the base Intel i5 model screams)
  • Save money for next major purchase

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 1:51 PM | Tags (9) | apple | caffeine | coffee | dailygrind | geeklikeme | glm | ipad | macbooks | purchases |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 13, 2010

A collection of the world's greatest scenic drives courtesy of National Geographic.A collection of the world's greatest scenic drives courtesy of National Geographic.

National Geographic offers up roughly forty-eight ideas to maximize your next scenic drive experience for those so inclined. Of the forty-eight on this list I am proud to state that I can check off two (maybe three) items off of this list. Alright, maybe I'm not so proud - I need to get out more.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 4:30 PM | Tags (11) | drives | geographic | lifetime | national | routes | scenic | sights | travel | traveler | trips | vacations |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 55 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Season finale of House filmed entirely via a Canon 5D Mark II digital camera.Season finale of House filmed entirely via a Canon 5D Mark II digital camera.

This is quite an endorsement for Canon, with a network giant entrusting the finale of one of its most popular shows to the 5D Mark II (which happens to be the first digital camera to take the Presidential portrait as well).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 4:23 PM | Tags (9) | camera | canon | digital | director | endorsement | hd | house | shows | television |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A handy tutorial regarding how to build your very own multi-touch surface device.A handy tutorial regarding how to build your very own multi-touch surface device.

if you've got about $1,500 to kick around (and a spare computer) you too can make a surface that happens to be capable of multi-touch. You could also just buy a device that's already capable of multi-touch out of the box (cough cough, iPhone iPad iPod Touch) - but really, where's the fun in that?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 4:02 PM | Tags (9) | device | gadget | gestures | guide | howto | instructables | multitouch | parts | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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


Twenty of the greatest Monty Python sketches for your silly viewing pleasure.Twenty of the greatest Monty Python sketches for your silly viewing pleasure.

Minister: lt's not particularly silly, is it? I mean, the right leg isn't silly at all and the left leg merely does a forward aerial half turn every alternate step. Mr Pudey: Yes, but I think that with Government backing I could make it very silly.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Comedy Gold @ 3:41 PM | Tags (6) | classics | comedy | funny | montypython | sketches | videos |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 52 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Apple finally pulls the curtain back on Macbook Pro notebook refresh.Apple finally pulls the curtain back on Macbook Pro notebook refresh.

Said notebook refresh brings the 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pros over to speedier Intel i5 and i7 chips. According to some early benchmarks these machines are about 50% faster than the previous generation. Sadly, the 13-inch model is still stuck in Core 2 Duo land.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:34 PM | Tags (10) | apple | c2d | chips | graphics | intel | macbooks | macrumors | pro | processors | updates |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


New study discovers that frequent password changes are basically useless.New study discovers that frequent password changes are basically useless.

someone who obtains your password will use it immediately, not sit on it for weeks until you have a chance to change it. 'That’s about as likely as a crook lifting a house key and then waiting until the lock is changed before sticking it in the door,' the Globe says.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 3:27 PM | Tags (6) | changes | frequent | passwords | security | security | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Opera Mini browser app now available for your beloved iPhone.Opera Mini browser app now available for your beloved iPhone.

Users of the iPhone now have an alternative to Safari when browsing the web thanks to Opera's latest and recently approved app offering. The Register has a thorough review of the app on the other side of the click. I'll admit it feels pretty snappy on my 3GS although sometimes page rendering is a bit wonky.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:11 PM | Tags (9) | approvals | apps | appstore | browser | competition | iphone | opera | register | safari |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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