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Tuesday: August 11, 2009

Daily Grind: Unmotivated

Name: Vin (aka bob)
How Vin feels today: Unmotivated @ 1:17:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: Continue pouring over code and new algorithms for work-related stuff. Find someone who has spare motivation to lend.

Music Stuck in Head: Rock n' Roll / Velvet Underground
It was alright.

Stuff to do today:

  • Continue to wait patiently for recent eBay purchase (see yesterday's Daily Grind post)
  • Continue researching options for new family car purchase
  • Continue riding current family car into the ground
  • Continue working on new updates to GLM (some big, some small)
  • Stop starting every todo item with the word continue

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:17 PM | Tags (5) | airport | apple | cars | ebay | shopping |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 10, 2009

Nissan comes up with a method for getting rid of bad odors in your car.Nissan comes up with a method for getting rid of bad odors in your car.

It can then release a leafy 'forest' smell, created using essential oils, into the car to combat any lingering nasty whiffs. Once the sensors no longer detect the offensive odour outside, the vents open again to allow fresh air in.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 12:05 PM | Tags (8) | autos | nissan | odors | smells | air | neat | stench | cars |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 4, 2009

JetBlue and United to try and sell last minute airline seats via Twitter.JetBlue and United to try and sell last minute airline seats via Twitter.

JetBlue has 'Cheeps', United has 'Twares'. See what they did there?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:37 AM | Tags (6) | airlines | fast | jetblue | seats | twitter | united |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 24, 2009

Seven true stories that prove that the airlines hate you.Seven true stories that prove that the airlines hate you.

Whether it's charging $50 to check one bag or bumping paying customers at a moment's notice, it truly seems like they couldn't give half a damn about their passengers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 7:37 AM | Tags (4) | airlines | cracked | funny | stories |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 42 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 22, 2009

How would you like to have an airport smack in the middle of Central Park?How would you like to have an airport smack in the middle of Central Park?

The Manhattan Airport Foundation is a land-use constituency committed to the immediate development of a viable and centrally-located international air transportation hub in New York City for the benefit of all New Yorkers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 2:06 PM | Tags (4) | airport | centralpark | manhattan | newyorkcity |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 16, 2009

PETA decides to weigh in on the whole Michael Jackson butter statue issue.PETA decides to weigh in on the whole Michael Jackson butter statue issue.

Seriously folks, how about we just forget about making the statue all together.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 2:57 PM | Tags (6) | butter | iowa | michaeljackson | nondairy | statue | weird |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 13, 2009

The ten best videos of people falling down steps or an occasional escalator.The ten best videos of people falling down steps or an occasional escalator.

Quite relevant for those who read the daily grind. Oh, and Eddie Murphy's Delirious FTW.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 1:48 PM | Tags (6) | down | escalator | falling | funny | stairs | steps |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 44 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 9, 2009

About seventy-eight turtles managed to delay flights out of JFK temporarily.About seventy-eight turtles managed to delay flights out of JFK temporarily.

That's a lot of turtles.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 4:12 PM | Tags (5) | airport | delays | flights | jfk | turtles |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 6, 2009

Record for largest air guitar ensemble broken in New York City.Record for largest air guitar ensemble broken in New York City.

A representative from Guinness World Records counted 810 air guitarists after Wednesday's matinee performance at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. That beats the previous world record of 440 people.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 7:59 AM | Tags (5) | air | guinness | guitar | guitarists | records |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 1, 2009

Iowa State Fair to pay tribute to Michael Jackson via giant butter statue.Iowa State Fair to pay tribute to Michael Jackson via giant butter statue.

I'm sure this is how Michael would've wanted to be remembered.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 11:58 AM | Tags (5) | butter | michaeljackson | sculpture | statefair | statue |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: June 26, 2009

Ten amazing cloud shapes for you to gawk at.Ten amazing cloud shapes for you to gawk at.

Enjoy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 3:52 PM | Tags (4) | clouds | shapes | science | air |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 66 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 16, 2009

Ominous high-altitude wind machines could one day power New York City.Ominous high-altitude wind machines could one day power New York City.

The very best ground-based wind sites have a wind-power density of less than 1 kilowatt per square meter of area swept. Up near the jet stream above New York, the wind power density can reach 16 kilowatts per square meter. The air up there is a vast potential reservoir of energy, if its intermittency can be overcome.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 10:15 AM | Tags (4) | wind | environment | nyc | air |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Air guitar record officially broken and in the records books thanks to Brutal Legend.Air guitar record officially broken and in the records books thanks to Brutal Legend.

Official count of people playing air guitar at the same time to break the record: 440.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 7:36 AM | Tags (4) | airguitar | brutallegend | guinness | timschafer |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 5, 2009

A handy tutorial regarding how to make an airplane from a postcard.A handy tutorial regarding how to make an airplane from a postcard.

Step 2: fold the pieces as shown.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 8:43 AM | Tags (3) | airplanes | tutorial | postcard |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 506 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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