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Tuesday: December 18, 2012

Why Google's GMail outage may be a sign of things to come.Why Google's GMail outage may be a sign of things to come.

The answer is that most of the coders behind today’s popular websites and services are deploying their code when it’s ready—not at some pre-determined point when downtime may not be noticed. It’s called continuous code deployment, or some variation on that theme, and everyone from Facebook and Netflix to smaller services do it. While it may occasionally cause a few blips, those blips should be shorter and less catastrophic.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 12:52 PM | Tags (7) | google | gmail | outage | technology | coders | deployment | services |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: December 14, 2012

University of Chicago receives mystery package addressed to one Henry (Indiana) Jones Jr.University of Chicago receives mystery package addressed to one Henry (Indiana) Jones Jr.

An interesting read if only for the care and detail that went into the package itself. The package was received by the admissions department and reportedly almost thrown out until a student worker made the discovery. Could this be some new viral marketing in the making or a student with a really unique application package? Who knows - but either way, this is pretty neat.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:15 AM | Tags (7) | admissions | college | indiana | jones | mystery | package | uchicago |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 11, 2011

Ever wondered what the back of your favorite websites looks like?Ever wondered what the back of your favorite websites looks like?

There's a Tumblr account for that.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 4:01 PM | Tags (5) | back | behind | tumblr | webpage | website |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 26, 2011

Research finds that for every minute there are 48 hours of video footage uploaded to YouTube.Research finds that for every minute there are 48 hours of video footage uploaded to YouTube.

Moore also cites the dramatic increase in content as a major reason for the expanded viewership. Forty-eight hours of footage are uploaded to YouTube every minute, adding up to nearly 8 years of content daily. And YouTube isn’t just for the young crowd. Even though YouTube lists its demographic as 18-54 years old, Pew found that nearly one-third of online Americans age 65 and older uses video sharing sites. Parents are also 20 percentage points more likely to have used a video sharing site than non-parents.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 3:04 PM | Tags (9) | 48hours | ars | arstechnica | footage | minute | research | uploaded | watch | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 8, 2011

Thirty interesting 404 pages for all of you web design nerds out there.Thirty interesting 404 pages for all of you web design nerds out there.

Leaving this here only because I need to come up with a suitable 404 page myself and happened to be scouring the web for some inspiration. So yes, this is relevant to my interests at this given moment in time. The dead Link one should get some get some kind of award.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 12:30 PM | Tags (9) | interesting | design | web | designers | 404 | error | custom | pages | nerdy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 26, 2010

Sony ceases production of floppy disks. In other news, Sony was still making floppy disks.Sony ceases production of floppy disks. In other news, Sony was still making floppy disks.

Most other floppy disk manufacturers had long since pulled out of the market, and Sony itself has already ceased sales to most of its overseas markets. With the release of the iMac in 1998, Apple was the first computer maker to take the plunge and eliminate the floppy completely.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:44 AM | Tags (11) | 1998 | cnet | disks | floppy | manufacturers | markets | media | overseas | sales | sony | storage |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 12, 2010

Nine little known secrets to living past the ripe old age of ninety.Nine little known secrets to living past the ripe old age of ninety.

You don’t need hours of unbroken sleep as you age, but you do need a solid seven to nine hours of sleep when you get older. So if you do it a little bit at a time, napping in the afternoons, and getting sleep at night (even if it is disjointed) it can help you live longer.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Life @ 12:51 PM | Tags (10) | life | age | ninety | secrets | bsntomsn | meditation | health | habits | genes | sleep |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: April 9, 2010

Always wondered what America's top fifty franchises are? Wonder no more.Always wondered what America's top fifty franchises are? Wonder no more.

Wow, look at all those orange slices. If you're thinking that McDonald's is the top American franchise, your close - but try again. I'll give you a hint: their best-selling product rhymes with Shmurpee.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:39 AM | Tags (10) | america | auto | beverage | fifty | food | franchises | hospitality | services | slurpee | top |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 45 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 1, 2010

Twitter revamps their homepage to in effort to make Twitter easier to understand.Twitter revamps their homepage to in effort to make Twitter easier to understand.

To me, this revamp is actually a much welcomed step in the right direction as you can plainly see the 'realtime-ness' that didn't appear to be there with their previous version. Trending topics scroll across in realtime along with top tweets from select users. Not bad.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 6:42 AM | Tags (9) | homepage | internet | interwebs | newbies | pcworld | redesign | revamp | tweets | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 26, 2010

Thirty free fonts for that next retro/vintage design you happen to be working on.Thirty free fonts for that next retro/vintage design you happen to be working on.

Every now and again it's good for a designer to breathe some new life into their beloved font collection. This site lists out thirty new typefaces that you can use to spruce up that project. Go ahead, go have some retro fun.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 6:55 AM | Tags (6) | design | fonts | free | retro | vintage | wdl |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 25, 2010

Hacking contest reveals brand new security flaw in your beloved iPhone.Hacking contest reveals brand new security flaw in your beloved iPhone.

The contest in question netted two lucky individuals a cool $15,000 as well as a brand new iPhone for their discovery. The hack in question involved a vulnerability located in the mobile Safari app which opened the door to other mischief.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:51 AM | Tags (10) | apple | contest | exploit | hack | iphone | messages | mobile | safari | sms | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 24, 2010

More and more people surfing the web whilst surfing channels these days.More and more people surfing the web whilst surfing channels these days.

In December 2009, 59% of Americans used TV and the internet simultaneously, compared to 56.9% in June 2009 and 57.5% in December 2008. On a year-over-year basis, participation in this activity increased 2.7%, accord ing to the report.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:09 AM | Tags (9) | computers | increase | percentages | reports | simultaneous | surfing | survey | television | web |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 22, 2010

Turns out that cubes of NYC garbage can make for some interesting art.Turns out that cubes of NYC garbage can make for some interesting art.

But artist Justin Gignac still sees stories even in the ubiquity, and is out to prove that with some clever package design, Manhattan’s refuse can be art. Gignac sells plastic cubes of trash from the Big Apple for $50 a pop.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 6:40 AM | Tags (8) | newyorkcity | manattan | garbage | art | artsy | cube | capsule | webecoist |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 19, 2010

External USB storage support might be coming to your local Xbox 360.External USB storage support might be coming to your local Xbox 360.

...with rumors and images of a slimmed down motherboard floating around the Internet, we may soon see a version of the system without slots for memory units at all. Whatever happens in the future, USB storage has become cheap; this news may cause a newfound interest in the Xbox 360 Arcade hardware.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:07 AM | Tags (7) | 360 | arstechnica | console | external | stoage | videogames | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 15, 2010

Have a peek at the world's largest labyrinth recently constructed over in Buffalo, New York.Have a peek at the world's largest labyrinth recently constructed over in Buffalo, New York.

Recently built over in Buffalo for a winter festival, this maze consists of 2,200 blocks of ice which weigh about 300 pounds each. The maze itself m easured in at 12,855 square feet beating the previous record-owner by a whopping 4,575 square feet. Wow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 6:41 AM | Tags (11) | blocks | buffalo | festival | footage | guiness | ice | labyrinth | largest | newyork | snow | winter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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