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Monday: December 7, 2009

Eleven of the most embarrassing songs of the 2000s.Eleven of the most embarrassing songs of the 2000s.

...it might as well be the most successful single (it hit #1 in May '07) by the guy who made himself a multi-millionaire by taking his questionable singing voice and using auto-tune to transform himself into a pitch-perfect robot.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 2:41 PM | Tags (9) | songs | embarrassing | 2000 | 11points | funny | robot | autotune | iphone | millionaire |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 84 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Yes, you can now play Dragon's Lair on your beloved iPhone.Yes, you can now play Dragon's Lair on your beloved iPhone.

Looking for a trip down memory lane from the glorious days of the now extinct arcade era? If so, you'll probably love playing this little gem for your iPhone. Space Ace is also available for those so inclined.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:57 PM | Tags (6) | dragonslair | gaming | iphone | retro | spaceace | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 12, 2009

Google offering up free wifi at forty-seven airports for the holidays.Google offering up free wifi at forty-seven airports for the holidays.

Free you say? What's the catch you ask? You'll be prompted to set Google as your homepage and to give their Chrome browser a whirl if you haven't already. Not a bad tradeoff really. Merry holidays from Google to you.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:32 AM | Tags (7) | airports | chrome | free | google | holidays | homepage | wifi |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 27, 2009

Effects of sleep deprivation might be reversible via something other than sleep.Effects of sleep deprivation might be reversible via something other than sleep.

...the team believes that the cognitive deficits caused by sleep deprivation, such as an inability to focus, learn or memorize, may be reversible by reducing the concentration of a specific enzyme that builds up in the hippocampus of the brain.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 1:31 PM | Tags (8) | brain | cognitive | deprivation | enzymes | groggy | impairment | science | sleep |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 21, 2009

Your geek lair won't be complete until you acquire a Rubik's Cube lamp.Your geek lair won't be complete until you acquire a Rubik's Cube lamp.

Said nerdy lamp is not actually in production as of yet but it does promise up to forty-three quintillion different combinations of lighting which can range from chaotic to kaleidoscopic. Want.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 10:31 PM | Tags (10) | chaotic | combinations | cube | geek | lair | lamp | lighting | nerdy | puzzle | rubiks |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 13, 2009

Thirteen of the world's most uncomfortable chairs for you to gawk at.Thirteen of the world's most uncomfortable chairs for you to gawk at.

The Radiator Chair comes with an optional companion piece: a $1,200 end table that sports a red valve handle on one front leg. Don’t turn it, whatever you do!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 7:51 AM | Tags (6) | uncomfortable | chairs | weburbanist | gallery | radiator | strange |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 29, 2009

Three ways to repair your iPod on the cheap.Three ways to repair your iPod on the cheap.

A handy trio of tips for those looking to upgrade or make a quick repair to their beloved music devices.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:52 AM | Tags (5) | ars | cheap | ipod | repairs | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 17, 2009

Five tips on how to avoid catching germs whilst traveling on a plane.Five tips on how to avoid catching germs whilst traveling on a plane.

Try not to breathe as much as you normally do for the entire length of the flight. Oh, and wash your hands repeatedly.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 4:40 PM | Tags (11) | health | tips | abcnews | travel | airplane | plane | flights | germs | sick | virus | flu |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 14, 2009

A handy tutorial regarding how to fix a busted Ethernet plug.A handy tutorial regarding how to fix a busted Ethernet plug.

Another common techie problem solved with the aid of Instructables.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:31 AM | Tags (7) | ethernet | fix | instructables | internet | repairs | tech | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 11, 2009

Want to know how some travelers are making use of JetBlue's all-you-can-fly pass?Want to know how some travelers are making use of JetBlue's all-you-can-fly pass?

Dever and Dinardo, friends since their freshman year of college at SUNY Buffalo, will be crisscrossing the country, spending only 12 hours in each city before heading back to the airport and jetting to their next destination.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 3:39 PM | Tags (7) | airplane | allyoucanfly | cnn | flying | jetblue | passes | travel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 58 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 10, 2009

Hubble space telescope back in full force thanks to recent repairs.Hubble space telescope back in full force thanks to recent repairs.

The pictures clearly show the fabled telescope is back in action, ready to resume its role as one of the most productive observatories on or off the planet, thanks to a dramatic five-spacewalk shuttle repair mission last May.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 10:19 AM | Tags (6) | space | hubble | telescope | photos | planets | repairs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

Fed up with the airlines? Vent your frustration on Twitter with everyone else.Fed up with the airlines? Vent your frustration on Twitter with everyone else.

This probably won't help that recent 'pointless babble' percentage at all.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 3:07 PM | Tags (6) | airport | twitter | venting | gripes | complaints | public |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 13, 2009

Buffet-style flying now available from the fine folks over at JetBlue.Buffet-style flying now available from the fine folks over at JetBlue.

Ponying up $599 gives you unlimited flights to any of their 56 destinations for the period of one month.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 2:26 PM | Tags (6) | airplane | deals | flights | flying | jetblue | travel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 12, 2009

Daily Grind: Snarky

Name: Vin (aka complaint bot 5000)
How Vin feels today: Snarky @ 3:01:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: To use the word 'snarky' in a sentence multiple times throughout the day.

Music Stuck in Head: World Map 1 / Super Mario Brother 3
After viewing this, you'll have it stuck in your head too.

Stuff to do today:

  • Go home, install recently purchased old-school Airport card from eBay
  • Note awesomeness of quick turnaround time from purchase to actual arrival
  • Pray the damn thing actually works

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 4:01 PM | Tags (4) | airport | ebay | mac | imac |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Be careful when taking advantage of free wifi, even in designated areas.Be careful when taking advantage of free wifi, even in designated areas.

...hackers may be masquerading as free public Wi-Fi providers to gain access to the laptops of unsuspecting travelers. All it takes, they say, is a computer program downloaded from the Internet, an open access point and a user who has ignored basic security advice.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 8:07 AM | Tags (7) | airport | free | fyi | hackers | hotspots | security | wifi |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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