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Wednesday: November 9, 2011

Bret Victor's not-so-brief rant on the future of interaction design.Bret Victor's not-so-brief rant on the future of interaction design.

If you haven't seen Microsoft's video entailing what they think the future of technology holds, you should watch it (readily available on source URL as an embedded clip). So watch that video and then read Victor's thoughts on the matter. That being said, I do have a minor point of contention. I did get some hands-on time with a Kinect-enabled Xbox 360 this past weekend and it was a fun, dare I say, semi-magical experience. I highly reccomend Double Fine's Once Upon a Monster (even the demo is fun). 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 9:39 AM | Tags (10) | apple | design | future | hands | interaction | microsoft | rant | tactile | touch | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 15, 2010

Entire Twitter archive to be included in Library of Congress digital assets collection.Entire Twitter archive to be included in Library of Congress digital assets collection.

The addition of Twitter into the organization's offerings could foster an enormous amount of academic research. From a new kind of historical record to an unprecedented opportunity for discovering patterns of social interaction, this is big.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 3:52 PM | Tags (13) | academic | archive | congress | historical | interaction | library | patterns | records | research | social | tweets | twitter | readwriteweb |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 30, 2010

Thirteen small things to simplify your work day.Thirteen small things to simplify your work day.

Some top Google executives just do 5-minute meetings — anyone who attends these meetings had better be prepared, and concise. If you can get out of meetings and just get the notes, or find an alternative way to communicate, it could save you hours per week.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Life @ 5:52 AM | Tags (12) | automate | breaks | breathing | day | distractions | lists | simplify | tips | tricks | work | zenhabits | meetings |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 52 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 24, 2010

Ten signs that you might just be obsessed with the Star Wars saga.Ten signs that you might just be obsessed with the Star Wars saga.

Yes folks, if have this many toys on display for public view in your home you probably have an unhealthy obsession with that galaxy far, far away. And no, this picture is not of my living room.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 4:37 PM | Tags (8) | actionfigures | fanboy | fandom | hansolo | lukeskywalker | obsessed | starwars | toys |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

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


Thursday: February 25, 2010

Six fantastical theme park rides that have unfortunately been lost to history.Six fantastical theme park rides that have unfortunately been lost to history.

If you absolutely must ride this, it's still open at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka. Doc Brown will likely be screaming at you in Japanese, but it's the pilgrimage that counts.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 1:39 PM | Tags (10) | themepark | rides | amusement | fantastical | docbrown | backtothefuture | ghostbusters | startrek | io9 | attractions |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 41 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: January 7, 2010

New survey shows IT job satisfaction now at an all-time low.New survey shows IT job satisfaction now at an all-time low.

Free food always helps to bolster my overall mood and in some cases overall job satisfaction. Let this be a reminder to any of you who happen to have an IT staff on call, bring them food and help shall come.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 4:26 PM | Tags (8) | it | satisfaction | low | computerworld | job | pc | tech | workplace |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 15, 2009

Ten of the most baffling action figure accessories of all time.Ten of the most baffling action figure accessories of all time.

This whole post is chock full of WTF just as the article title suggests. Honestly, why would The Flash need a motorcycle? And that little tidbit is just scratching the surface (I'm looking at you birthday-version-TMNT figures).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 6:45 AM | Tags (7) | accessories | action | baffling | cracked | figures | strange | wtf |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 57 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 20, 2009

Banned Xbox Live users decide to file class action lawsuit against Microsoft.Banned Xbox Live users decide to file class action lawsuit against Microsoft.

Abington are looking to get a class action lawsuit together, believing Microsoft's actions to be both heavy-handed and suspiciously convenient giving the proximity of the bannings to the release of Modern Warfare 2.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:14 AM | Tags (9) | action | bannings | class | kotaku | lawsuit | live | microsoft | silly | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 15, 2009

Disney pulls the curtain back on DIY roller coaster experience.Disney pulls the curtain back on DIY roller coaster experience.

The new ride over at EPCOT called 'The Sum of all Thrills' lets users create their own roller coaster track digitally. You can then ride on your newly created track virtually. You'll probably want to pick up a fast pass for the line.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 8:00 AM | Tags (12) | attraction | cnn | digital | disney | diy | epcot | fun | neat | ride | rollercoaster | thrills | virtual |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

Star Tours ride over at Disney World might be getting a giant overhaul.Star Tours ride over at Disney World might be getting a giant overhaul.

I've heard rumblings that said revamp will have multiple variations. Riders will get a different experience every time. About bloody time since the ride hasn't been updated since oh, 1987.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 7:57 PM | Tags (7) | attraction | disney | overhaul | ride | startours | starwars | themepark |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Saturday: August 15, 2009

In the future, your cell phone also acts as your wallet. George approves.In the future, your cell phone also acts as your wallet. George approves.

Some analysts say that within five years, mobile phones in the United States will be able to make electronic payments, open doors, access subways, clip coupons and possibly act as another form of identification.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 2:50 PM | Tags (5) | wallet | mobile | cell | phone | transactions |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 22, 2009

Five Epcot rides that predicted the future and how they hold up today.Five Epcot rides that predicted the future and how they hold up today.

I totally forgot all about Horizons and The World of Motion rides. You can probably revisit most of these rides via YouTube (see page 2 of the article for an example).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 2:17 PM | Tags (7) | attractions | disney | epcot | future | nostalgia | rides | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 40 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 6, 2009

Obama added to Disney's newly revamped Hall of Presidents attraction.Obama added to Disney's newly revamped Hall of Presidents attraction.

President Obama spent a few minutes recording his brief speech that will be played when visitors walk into the Hall. The installation of Obama's figure comes after an eight-month makeover was performed on the Hall of Presidents.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 8:08 AM | Tags (7) | disney | presidents | attractions | orlando | florida | revamp | makeover |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 23, 2009

Ten things that action movies can teach us.Ten things that action movies can teach us.

'If it bleeds, we can kill it' suspiciously left off the list.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 2:31 PM | Tags (3) | arnold | movies | action |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 35 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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