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Tuesday: November 8, 2011

Daily Grind: Ebullient

Name: Anthony (aka Alpha to an Ant)
How Anthony feels today: Ebullient @ 3:31:44 PM
What Anthony really wants today: To go to sleep as its after 11pm where I am right now. Can I say what I want for tomorrow?

Music Stuck in Head: Jeremy Enigk - Been Here Before
Its the lead singer of Sunny Day Real Estate doing solo work where he plays almost every instrument himself, composes everything... Its beautiful stuff. This guy is a hero of mine

Stuff to do today:

  • play around with base64 encoded images
  • prove that sprites are still more efficient than base64 from a page performnace perspective
  • avoid meetings in NY office because I am 7 hours ahead
  • Joke that i living in the future to my friends in NY
  • Learn more about Microformats and create a plan to implement some updates to current ones on our websites
  • Eat dinner with great friends in Romania
  • Help my best friend Vin test the new GLM multi user system
  • Post this as a test
  • Go to sleep

Posted to Daily Grind filed in Life @ 4:31 PM | Tags (6) | base64 | css sprites | food | microformats | romania | sleep |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Anthony

Thursday: April 15, 2010

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

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) |  | 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

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

Monday: March 8, 2010

Daily Grind: Fantastic

Name: Vin (aka hat tipper)
How Vin feels today: Fantastic @ 2:11:12 PM
What Vin really wants today: To continue absorption of certain programming material for a certain mobile platform in a certain amount of uncertain time.

Music Stuck in Head: Electrocute / God Street Wine
Mostly in honor of the recent God Street Wine reunion announcement that was just recently posted. Must. Contain. Excitement. Link here for those interested.

Stuff to do today:

  • Continue containing excitement
  • Attempt to purchase tickets to said reunion shows first
  • Seems like it's a good week to be a fan of jambands past and present
  • And by 'present' meaning this little Phish link that popped up this week
  • Attend movie in full-on Avatar costume for giggles (since it will most likely be in 3D and all)
  • Ben Stiller FTW - abandon previous to-do item 
  • Get back to iPhone development

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:11 PM | Tags (13) | avatar | benstiller | dailygrind | geeklikeme | glm | godstreetwine | gsw | iphone | jambands | music | newyorkcity | nyc | phish |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin

Thursday: March 4, 2010

Daily Grind: Crazed

Name: Vin (aka robot on the rampage)
How Vin feels today: Crazed @ 2:57:12 PM
What Vin really wants today: To note disappointment in lame attempt to get back on track with consistent daily grind posts. No sleep and no sleep makes Vincent something something.

Music Stuck in Head: Cheap Utah Blues / God Street Wine
This absolutely made my day yesterday. I discovered a page on that had rare and unreleased tracks from one my favorite (and for the most part generally unknown) bands. Here is a link to said tracks for those who care.

Stuff to do today:

  • Research more methods on how to obtain sleep whilst parenting a child that does not like to sleep
  • Commit to aggresive napping during strategic parts of the day
  • Strategy is dumb and may lead to eventual work dismissal
  • Continue researching new methods of data capture via strategically placed web tracking bus
  • Translation: reverse engineer Google Analytics code snippet for fun
  • More sleep is required to pull this one off

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:57 PM | Tags (7) | . work | crazed | dailygrind | geeklikeme | glm | robot | sleep |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin

Monday: March 1, 2010

Daily Grind: Motivated

Name: Vin (aka springy)
How Vin feels today: Motivated @ 8:55:44 AM
What Vin really wants today: To welcome everyone back into the world of daily grind posting after taking an entire month and a half off. What can I say, it's been a crazy past 45-50 days or so.

Music Stuck in Head: New York City Traffic
Recently I've taken a break from listening to music on my morning commute into the city. These days I'm all about playing Scramble (free app) on the good old iPhone. Passes the time quite nicely.

Stuff to do today:

  • Attempt to post new photo to photoblog at some point today
  • Continue achievement hunting through Ghostbusters: The Video Game for Xbox 360
  • Some of these achievements are just ridiculous
  • Mini review of game: mildly enjoyable, lots of wasted potential, flat voice acting (looking at you Bill Murray)
  • Find time to watch Termination: Salvation
  • Mini review of movie: wasn't all that bad, quite predictable but not overly terrible

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 9:55 AM | Tags (10) | dailygrind | glm | march | creative | design | movies | terminator | tron | ghostbusters | gaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin

Monday: January 11, 2010

Daily Grind: Twitchy

Name: Vin (aka shakey mctwitchy)
How Vin feels today: Twitchy @ 1:38:25 PM
What Vin really wants today: More sleep. Also, more coffee but without the twitchy side effects. Attempt to lessen coffee intake as day progresses.

Music Stuck in Head: Night Moves / Bog Seager
Disturbing yet fitting all at the same time.

Stuff to do today:

  • Launch a whole bunch of updates for work related tasks/projects/favors/requests
  • Fix several stupid mistakes made due to lack of sleep
  • Pat self on back for being smart enough to make backups first
  • Yawn
  • Prep house for ensuing pipework with chances of dirt/dust clouds that will begin shortly
  • ...all of which should be just great for the sinuses
  • Buy masks for family

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:38 PM | Tags (9) | glm | dailygrind | sql | work | programming | fixes | mask | dust | work |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 0 Clicks | Posted by Vin

Thursday: January 7, 2010

Daily Grind: Efficient

Name: Vin (aka jimmy three-teeth)
How Vin feels today: Efficient @ 3:10:25 PM
What Vin really wants today: Give myself a round of applause for writing various scripts that condensed a boatload of work into a smaller buoy-sized amount of work.

Music Stuck in Head: The Entertainer / Billy Joel
Mostly because the synth effect in the intro and outro of the song. Reminds me of Saturday morning cartoons every time.

Stuff to do today:

  • Read up on all the happenings from CES over in Las Vegas
  • Watch the Microsoft Keynote
  • Boy, was that ever boring
  • Find something more entertaining
  • This YouTube video will suffice for now
  • Wow, it's even got Reversi

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 4:10 PM | Tags (9) | billyjoel | boring | ces | dailygrind | efficient | glm | keynote | music | vegas |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin

Tuesday: January 5, 2010

Daily Grind: Semi-productive

Name: Vin (aka workhorse)
How Vin feels today: Semiproductive @ 2:06:48 PM
What Vin really wants today: To be fully productive as opposed to just semi-productive which in turn would be quite swell but alas, I am only semi-productive today. Meh, I blame the cold medicine.

Music Stuck in Head: Harpua / Phish
Yes, you too can enjoy a little Harpua on YouTube to make the day pass along just a wee bit quicker.

Stuff to do today:

  • Drag big clunky non-flatscreen television to curb this evening
  • Call town to alert them of bulbous trash offering
  • Prep dank basement for inspection
  • Clear cobwebs and various giant insects
  • Move on to topics with less dank, insects and cobwebs
  • Hey look, Google's brand new Nexus One phone has been released today
  • I'll stick with the iPhone thanks
  • Read up on some more Apple tablet rumors
  • Stop making giddy noises

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:06 PM | Tags (7) | dailygrind | glm | google | harpua | nexus | phish | phone |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin

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