Saturday: June 13, 2009
- All About GeekLikeMe.net
Welcome to GeekLikeMe.net. This place has been my digital playground since 2003. The origins of this website can be traced back to my college days. At that time, I decided to make a website for the jamband I played with in which I was the drummer. On that particular website I had a section in which I would post up random things found on the web into a journal section for visitors to enjoy. As time went on the flowery music (once described as 'hippies running down a hill in slow motion') dissolved. However, my fondness for posting random bits of stuff to the Internet remained. Soon after that (2004-ish) GeekLikeMe.net was registered as a place devoted to posting said bits. And no, I don't wear patchwork pants.
If you want to reach out to GeekLikeMe.net with a random bit of Internet goodness or to just to say hello decode the email address below.
Email: vin (at) geeklikeme (dot) net Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/subwarm
Wednesday: July 6, 2011
- And we're back... sort of.
Hey folks! It's been awhile hasn't it! Anyone still out there? Really? That's great! So how have you been this past year? That's great! Did you achieve all of the goals you had in mind from July 7th, 2010 until now July 6th, 2011? That's great! Did you get...
Posted to Verbose filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:11 PM | Tags (12) | 2010 | 2011 | dead | design | dust | etc | geeklikeme | glm | goals | issues | redesign | verbose | | Discuss (4) | Share | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin
Wednesday: July 7, 2010
- State of the GLM: Yes, I'm still here. No, I'm not dead.
You may have noticed that GLM has gone rather quiet for the past two-three months or so in terms of any and all content on the site. This post serves as a status update to alleviate any fears that GeekLikeMe is gone for good. Quite the contrary my dear...
Posted to Verbose filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 10:20 AM | Tags (12) | archive | geeklikeme | glm | machine | minimal | minimalist | parenthood | redesign | state | verbose | wayback | work | | Discuss (4) | Share | facebook | twitter | 63 Clicks | Posted by Vin
Monday: May 17, 2010
- Apple beats out Whole Foods and Nordstrom for best shopper experience title.
Factors that contribute to a good shopping experience, according to the survey, include having customer-centric store design, maintaining shopper history data, creating ambiance, and carrying and displaying a well-organized, 'rationalized' product assortment.
Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:00 AM | Tags (14) | ambiance | apple | ars | assortment | design | experience | history | nordstrom | product | shopper | store | survey | technica | wholefoods | | Discuss (0) | Share | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin
Monday: May 10, 2010
- Ten sites that every developer should have in their bookmarks file.
No matter what kind of development you do, at least three of these sites will be helpful to you in some kind of programming endeavor. I've just recently discovered the browser sandbox over at Spoon.net (though I'm a still little partial to IETester).
Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 1:49 PM | Tags (12) | developer | sites | bookmarks | coding | resources | helpful | testing | scripting | catswhocode | compression | css | browsers | | Discuss (0) | Share | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin
- An insightful TED video on why people seem to like Apple products so much.
This is a great video that will challenge your common mode of thinking just three minutes in. The method doesn't only apply to Apple (other inspirational leaders are referenced in the video as well) but it serves as a great example for the entire concept. Mental note to self: watch more TED videos.
Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 11:48 AM | Tags (10) | how | ideas | inspiration | inward | leaders | talks | ted | thinking | what | why | | Discuss (0) | Share | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin
Thursday: April 15, 2010
- Photoblog: Sunrise Over Ontario
Slightly grainy shot captured recently whilst engaged in a weekend quick trip over the border. Should also be noted that this photo was taken with my trusty and newly updated iPhone 3GS which takes pretty good photos now that they've added that handy autofocus feature.Location:
Lake Ontario, Canada
Posted to Photoblog filed in Artsy @ 3:34 PM | Tags (10) | artsy | canada | geeklikeme | glm | grainy | iphone | lake | ontario | photoblog | sunrise | | Discuss (0) | Share | facebook | twitter | 2 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) | Share | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin
Wednesday: March 24, 2010
- Daily Grind: Picky
Name: Vin (aka mr. critical)
How Vin feels today: Picky @ 3:08:46 PM
What Vin really wants today: Continue nit-picking at certain designs and also learning all about the wonders of objective-c coupled with Cocoa Touch as I attempt to publish some kind of iPhone app... hopefully this year.
Music Stuck in Head: Imogene / God Street Wine
The trend continues yet again. Also doesn't help that I'm building an archival site centered around the very same musical group at the very same time.
Stuff to do today:
- See if that Tron DVD has finally arrived from Netflix
- Proceed to introduce said Tron movie to other half who has never actually seen it
- Brace self for nerdy onslaughts
- Find more time to play Final Fantasy XIII
- My take so far? Quite boring
- ...and this review sums it up quite perfectly
- Find more time to continue plugging away at iPhone app
- Find more time to continue that other archive-based project
- Find more time in general
Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 4:08 PM | Tags (7) | app | dailygrind | geeklikeme | glm | gsw | iphone | publish | | Discuss (2) | Share | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin
Tuesday: March 9, 2010
- 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) | Share | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin
- Photoblog: Sunshine Yellow
Another quick macro shot snapped up while doodling with the kids using an obvious assorted array of crayons. Taste the rainbow.Location:
Eastchester, New York
Posted to Photoblog filed in Artsy @ 3:08 PM | Tags (11) | glm | geeklikeme | photoblog | sunshine | yellow | artsy | photography | photos | macro | rainbow | crayons | | Discuss (0) | Share | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin