GeekLikeMe.net

GeekLikeMe

(home)
Insert quarter. Avoid Klingons.
Collected web clippings, ramblings, and scribblings from me to you.

Wednesday: March 10, 2010

The top ten movies that should never, ever be converted to 3D.The top ten movies that should never, ever be converted to 3D.

It wasn’t bad enough that he made Greedo shoot first; now he wants to mess around with the whole look and feel of the movies. If we haven’t made our case yet, we have but three more words for you: 3D Jar Jar.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 3:11 PM | Tags (8) | movies | wired | alien | 3d | funny | starwars | georgelucas | greedo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


It's probably not a smart idea to throw hot coffee at a parking enforcement official.It's probably not a smart idea to throw hot coffee at a parking enforcement official.

The next time you happen to witness the writing of a ticket on a vehicle you happen to own and find yourself agitated with coffee in hand - remember this little article. As it turns out, tossing a cup of hot liquid substance at a person of authority can in fact land you with an assault and battery charge. Who knew?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 3:01 PM | Tags (8) | anger | assault | battery | coffee | dumb | enforcement | parking | tickets |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Five must-see museum exhibits to give you an added dose of culture this Spring.Five must-see museum exhibits to give you an added dose of culture this Spring.

Looking for something different to do on those otherwise boring Spring days? Try stopping by a museum or two this Spring to catch up on some of the finer things (as it relates to art) that you may have been missing. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 2:51 PM | Tags (10) | art | artsy | exhibitions | guide | installations | manhattan | museums | mustsee | newyorkcity | travel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Google pulls the curtain back on brand new app marketplace for business.Google pulls the curtain back on brand new app marketplace for business.

Yes folks, the Google App Store is officially open for business - specifically your business. And by business I really mean your enterprise business. There are apps of all shapes and colors ranging from customer management all the way over to workflow management.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:14 AM | Tags (7) | apps | google | enterprise | business | store | market | integration |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Three reasons as to why the iPad won't see a quick price drop after it's release.Three reasons as to why the iPad won't see a quick price drop after it's release.

This should be pretty easy to figure out especially if you happened to be an early iPhone adopter (such as myself) from way back in 2007.  One would conclude that Apple y wouldn't repeat the same mistake although it was nice quite nice to get some free Apple money.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:08 AM | Tags (9) | ipad | price | drop | apple | iphone | early | adopters | credit | mistake |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Large Hadron Collider to officially shut down for one year due to safety concerns.Large Hadron Collider to officially shut down for one year due to safety concerns.

Dr Myers said: 'It's something that, with a lot more resources and with a lot more manpower and quality control, possibly could have been avoided but I have difficulty in thinking that this is something that was a design error.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 6:50 AM | Tags (7) | lhc | bbc | hadron | collider | safety | concerns | shutdown |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Rock Band 3 to arrive just in time for this year's holiday season.Rock Band 3 to arrive just in time for this year's holiday season.

Details are scarce at this point but a posting on Rock Band's Facebook page promises to 'innovate and revolutionize the music genre once again, just as Harmonix did with the original Rock Band'. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:43 AM | Tags (9) | gaming | genre | innovation | mtv | music | revolution | rockband | simulation | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Cities across America continue to duke it out for Google's attention.Cities across America continue to duke it out for Google's attention.

Duluth, Minnesota's mayor Don Ness jumped into a 35 degree Lake Superior as a dual-purpose media event for Google Fiber and the Special Olympics; and 1,000 Morgantown, West Virginia residents last week held up signs saying 'We Want a Gig' at the WVU-Georgetown basketball game.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:37 AM | Tags (9) | google | cities | country | america | fight | fiber | gig | publicity | stunts |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Physicists find brand new way to achieve Superman-like X-ray vision.Physicists find brand new way to achieve Superman-like X-ray vision.

In addition to allowing us to peer through paper or paint, and into cells, the technique opens up the possibility that opaque materials might be good optical elements in nano-scale devices, at levels where the construction of transparent lenses is particularly challenging.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 4:26 PM | Tags (11) | materials | objects | opacity | opaque | paint | paper | science | sciencedaily | superman | vision | xray |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A handy tutorial on how to use the almighty power of curves in Photoshop.A handy tutorial on how to use the almighty power of curves in Photoshop.

Never used the curves pane in your beloved copy of Photoshop? Still playing with those brightness and contrast settings? Do you even know what a curve is?  Read through this thorough writeup and you'll be a better photo manipulator as a result. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 4:14 PM | Tags (10) | colors | curves | histograms | howto | hues | photoshop | ranges | tonal | tutorial | tutorial9 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Stride Rite offering up new line of Star Wars sneakers next month (younglings only).Stride Rite offering up new line of Star Wars sneakers next month (younglings only).

Sorry to build your hopes up with that headline Star Wars fans, but these kicks are for kids only. However, if the comments on the source site are any indication - an adult line of these sneaks would probably sell too.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 4:05 PM | Tags (7) | fashion | shoes | sneakers | starwars | striderite | trooper | vader |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 44 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Daily Grind: Nerdy

Name: Vin (aka levelup+1)
How Vin feels today: Nerdy @ 2:55:41 PM
What Vin really wants today: Finish up remaining work tasks and attempt to get some time in playing a certain RPG video game that sounds vaguely similar to 'Shminal Shmantasy' at some point this evening. Insert traditional battle victory theme here.

Music Stuck in Head: Call it Love / God Street Wine
Continuing the celebration of the recently announced GSW reunion. You can have a listen to this rare jazzy track over on archive.org.

Stuff to do today:

  • Purchase Final Fantasy XIII from semi-local NYC area Best Buy
  • Semi-local = four subway stops from work location (meh)
  • Ignore reviews complaining about PS3 versus Xbox 360 quality
  • Finally post new photo to photoblog

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:55 PM | Tags (9) | bestbuy | dailygrind | finalfantasy | glm | godstreetwine | gsw | music | rpg | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Toy Story attraction over at Disney adapts for seasons and/or new movie releases.Toy Story attraction over at Disney adapts for seasons and/or new movie releases.

That's right, when you go inside to ride Mania after Toy Story 3 opens there will be whole new games to enjoy. The Imagineers have created a whole new collection of things to shoot with those pull string cannons for you to enjoy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 3:38 PM | Tags (13) | adapt | attractions | disney | florida | games | mania | midway | movies | orlando | releases | ride | sequel | toystory |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Location services might be coming to your Facebook account in near future.Location services might be coming to your Facebook account in near future.

Soon you'll know exactly where all of your friends are and where you can find them. Isn't it great when mystical items from movies and books somehow make their way into real life? It's almost like magic.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 3:34 PM | Tags (10) | facebook | location | geotagging | services | maruadersmap | friends | account | social | networking | harrypotter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Amazon to start working on a better web browsing experience for the Kindle.Amazon to start working on a better web browsing experience for the Kindle.

Engineers are hard at work, or will be hard at work once the position is filled, to bring you a richer web browsing experience on your beloved Kindle device. Maybe you'll even get to see some media (like images) when all is said and done. Images on the web, what a concept!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 3:16 PM | Tags (8) | amazon | browser | images | kindle | text | text | web | webmonkey |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


«« First 25 26 27 Last »»