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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


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


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


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


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 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


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