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Thursday: November 12, 2009

Microsoft partners up with Wolfram Alpha to provide results in Bing.Microsoft partners up with Wolfram Alpha to provide results in Bing.

You'll see these results when searching specific areas of Bing in areas like nutrition and math. The amount of new data Microsoft gets with this partnership is in the trillions along with a whole slew of neat algorithms as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:45 AM | Tags (8) | bing | computational | engine | interwebs | math | microsoft | search | wolframalpha |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 19, 2009

Wolfram Alpha app priced out at fifty bucks for your beloved iPhone.Wolfram Alpha app priced out at fifty bucks for your beloved iPhone.

The folks behind Wolfram|Alpha would like you to know that this application is a great day-to-day replacement calculator. Uh, no thanks, I'll just stick with your free website.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 7:34 AM | Tags (8) | alpha | app | apple | application | iphone | overpriced | pricey | wolfram |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 24, 2009

Daily Grind: Awesome

Name: Vin (aka daily grind slacker)
How Vin feels today: Awesome @ 10:46:00 AM
What Vin really wants today: Revel in recently completed projects but to continue bug testing before reveling any further. Also, to apologize for lack of daily grind entries this week, will try harder next week.

Music Stuck in Head: Weekapaug Groove / Phish
In light of the recently announced Halloween festy.

Stuff to do today:

  • Convince other half that driving from New York to Cali for a three day Phish festival is a healthy family experience
  • Plus kids under 5 get in free!
  • Find other family friendly experiences that won't cause unnecessary marital problems
  • Ask non-Phish friend about about actually going to said festival for laughs
  • Alpha: Any other bands besides Phish playing at it?
  • Me: ...no
  • Alpha: All three days are just Phish?
  • Me: ...yes
  • Alpha's illustrated response: link
  • Settle on PAX EAST next year instead

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 11:46 AM | Tags (8) | alpha | dailygrind | east | festival | mad | pax | pennyarcade | phish |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 15, 2009

Daily Grind: Temperamental

Name: Vin (aka mic jack hero)
How Vin feels today: Temperamental @ 12:26:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: Continue chugging along at this week's coding project, stop getting frustrated when something unrelated deters me from getting this programming job done.

Music Stuck in Head: Possum Kingdom / The Toadies
This song sounds way more interesting when played from a mono jack (certain aspects of song are mixed to the left and right respectively). Makes the song a little more spookier than usual.

Stuff to do today:

  • Give a birthday shout-out to Alpha
  • Rush home early today to play newly released Special Edition of Monkey Island
  • Encourage readers to visit this URL and click the big YES button
  • Cmon, help me get written into a video game
  • Stop begging

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 1:26 PM | Tags (7) | dailygrind | monkeyisland | guybrush | contest | telltale | alpha | birthday |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


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