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Thursday: April 8, 2010

A handy tutorial on how to make your very own paper battleship.A handy tutorial on how to make your very own paper battleship.

Go on impress your friends with your papercraft skills. Just as the article states, it may not look like much but your little paper battleship will indeed float and perhaps even be able to take on an entire armada of lesser paper battleships.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:05 AM | Tags (7) | wikihow | tutorial | paper | crafts | ship | battle | floats |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 71 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Nintendo and Google team up for brand new Wii game. Really?Nintendo and Google team up for brand new Wii game. Really?

How it works: Players compete by attempting to guess the popular web search terms. The player with the most correct guesses wins. The hook: It uses Google's search engine.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:01 AM | Tags (9) | engine | gaming | google | nintendo | pcworld | search | videogames | wii | yahoo |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 6, 2010

Can you spot all fifty-six arcade titles hidden in this picture?Can you spot all fifty-six arcade titles hidden in this picture?

Need a diversion from your work day? This should keep anyone pretty well occupied for a decent amount of time. I've only spotted twenty-three out of the alleged fifty-six arcade title as of this writing (okay twenty-two).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:12 AM | Tags (6) | fun | videogames | quiz | picture | search | games |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 58 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Eleven of the strangest how-to books you can currently find on Amazon.Eleven of the strangest how-to books you can currently find on Amazon.

Turns out there is a how-to book out there for any and all subject that you can probably think of and that includes caring for and raising your very own mythical creatures. My personal favorite from this list though is 'How to Avoid Huge Ships' - which apparently is a serious offering in terms of boat safety.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 7:08 AM | Tags (7) | amazon | books | howto | odd | oddee | strange | weird |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 43 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Blu-ray discs will soon be capable of holding  a whopping 128 gigabytes.Blu-ray discs will soon be capable of holding a whopping 128 gigabytes.

The new BDXL specification describes High Capacity Recordable and Rewritable discs which will write up to 128GB of content on each disc. These are write-once capacities, with the rewritable discs allowing for 100GB of storage.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:04 AM | Tags (7) | blueray | discs | capacity | gizmodo | gigabytes | capacity | specs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Apple sends out invites for iPhone 4.0 preview event.Apple sends out invites for iPhone 4.0 preview event.

The month of Apple continues to roll on as the media will surely continue coverage of the iPad, iPhone, iPod now that this little event has been announced. The new software update is rumored to have some interface refreshes and some possible multi-tasking in there as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:58 AM | Tags (9) | apple | four | invites | iphone | macrumors | press | preview | software | version |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Microsoft sends out press invitations for mystery event on April 12.Microsoft sends out press invitations for mystery event on April 12.

Microsoft seems to be a little tired of Apple hogging all the spotlight these days. The only information on the invite is something vague about it being 'time to share'. Hold on to your hats and/or excitement - whichever comes first.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:55 AM | Tags (5) | event | microsoft | mystery | sharing | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Edible architecture through the delicious eye of Photoshop.Edible architecture through the delicious eye of Photoshop.

Yet another quality Photoshop contest from the folks at Worth1000.com. Be warned, viewing some of the submissions in this post may cause hunger pangs and/or a strange desire to go play Candyland. Now exit my burger hole.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 6:50 AM | Tags (8) | architecture | contest | edible | food | manipulation | photoshop | theme | worth1000 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 67 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Turns out that most iPad owners already own an iPhone or another Mac. Who knew?Turns out that most iPad owners already own an iPhone or another Mac. Who knew?

About 66 percent of those surveyed said that they currently own an iPhone. A whopping 99 percent of those iPhone owners say they will use their handset in conjunction with the iPad.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:48 AM | Tags (7) | ipad | iphone | apple | mac | cnet | survey | handset |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A collection of three handy SQL Server cheat sheets just for you.A collection of three handy SQL Server cheat sheets just for you.

Do you have the the honor, no privilege, of working with SQL Server implementations for the better part of your work day? If you answered yes, then this post should come very handy. Print em up, tape to wall, continue on with your query, execute and enjoy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 6:45 AM | Tags (9) | cheat | database | execute | programming | query | scripting | server | sheets | sql |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 5, 2010

The ten most surprising things about the Apple iPad according to Yahoo.The ten most surprising things about the Apple iPad according to Yahoo.

Today, though, I was finally able to put Skype on the iPad to the test: I loaded it up, logged into my (for-pay) Skype Out account, and dialed 777-FILM. The next thing I heard? 'Hello, welcome to Moviefone!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:17 AM | Tags (7) | gadget | apple | ipad | surprises | yahoo | device | skype |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 65 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A collection of weird road signs from all over the world for you to gawk at.A collection of weird road signs from all over the world for you to gawk at.

I never knew that Big Foot looked like a cross between Aquaman and a goat. Those rangers over at Pike National Park in Coloroda Springs must know something that we don't. Or do they? Conspiracy!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 7:13 AM | Tags (7) | bigfoot | road | signs | silly | strange | weird | world |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 41 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Early review screenings of Toy Story 3 coming back quite positive already.Early review screenings of Toy Story 3 coming back quite positive already.

The folks over at CNET were lucky enough to get an advance screening of the movie and their consensus is that this installment will be a very big winner. Not that it wasn't a hard prediction to make even without seeing a screener but this is a neat read nonetheless for my fellow Pixar fans out there.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 7:10 AM | Tags (7) | toystory3 | pixar | sequel | screenings | cnet | advance | movies |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Google acquires Episodic, will be folded into YouTube in the near future.Google acquires Episodic, will be folded into YouTube in the near future.

Episodic, a San Francisco-based start-up founded by Noam Lovinsky and Matias Cudich, describes itself as a 'comprehensive platform for broadcasting live and on-demand video to the web or any web-enabled device.' Episodic announced the acquisition in a blog post Friday.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:04 AM | Tags (10) | pcworld | youtube | google | episodic | videos | acquisitions | business | device | broadcasting | broadcast |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Eight rules for creating effective typography that you should probably know about.Eight rules for creating effective typography that you should probably know about.

This is a great read for any designer (be it web or print) who might be looking to beef up their current typography skills a little bit. Some items you'll learn about include kerning,  font communication and what they mean in regards to effective use of typography.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 7:00 AM | Tags (6) | typography | design | type | typefaces | rules | designshack |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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