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Wednesday: August 3, 2011

A quick tutorial on how to create checklists using Evernote.A quick tutorial on how to create checklists using Evernote.

Until quite recently all of my to-do lists were hand-written in a tattered marble covered notebook. I liked writing things down and enjoying that small feeling of achievement that comes with checking something off. That is, until I got too lazy to write them down. Enter Evernote, a free app for cataloguing whatever it is you want to catalogue. It's searchable, syncs with pretty much any computer or device, and best of all - free. Posting this here because I was not aware that you could search to-do lists via items that have gone unchecked. Awesome feature.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 2:51 PM | Tags (10) | tutorial | checklist | evernote | free | app | search | todo | unchecked | checked | feature |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 32 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


Wednesday: July 7, 2010

State of the GLM: Yes, I'm still here. No, I'm not dead.

You may have noticed that GLM has gone rather quiet for the past two-three months or so in terms of any and all content on the site. This post serves as a status update to alleviate any fears that GeekLikeMe is gone for good. Quite the contrary my dear friends. And yes, while I could run down the list of excuses as to why the site hasn't been updated, I'm sure they would just bore you to tears. To save us all some time I shall sum up in two words: work and parenthood.

For work I have been diving into the grand world of Objective-C programming for the past six months and I still haven't managed to come up for air. Hopefully when I'm actually able to take a deep breath I'll have an array of iPhone and iPad apps to show for it. Also on this note I'd like to state that I very well may have taken the most ass-backwards route in getting into a new programming language. Nevertheless, it's been a rewarding and infuriating process thus far but I'm learning a lot and I think it'll turn out well in the end.

I don't think I have to say much about parenthood other than sleep is a sought-after commodity and there are only so many hours in a day. This has turned out to be a major contributing factor to the current lack of posting. Shocker.

But now onto much better news: a new version of GeekLikeMe.net is in the works yet again and I've decided to make a design choice right off the bat. I recently took a trip down memory lane courtesy of archive.org's wayback machine. After feeling somewhat nostalgic about the old GLM design I decided that maybe it was time to return to the minimalist roots yet again. More details and information about the new site coming soon!

P.S. You can also follow me on Twitter even though I have yet to tweet anything. Oops, scratch that.

Posted to Verbose filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 10:20 AM | Tags (12) | archive | geeklikeme | glm | machine | minimal | minimalist | parenthood | redesign | state | verbose | wayback | work |  | Discuss (4) |  | facebook | twitter | 63 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 18, 2010

Brand new computer algorithm actually capable of detecting sarcasm.Brand new computer algorithm actually capable of detecting sarcasm.

...the team scanned 66,000 Amazon.com product reviews, with three different human annotators tagging sentences for sarcasm. The team then identified certain sarcastic patterns that emerged in the reviews and created a classification algorithm that puts each statement into a sarcastic class.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 12:53 PM | Tags (8) | algorithm | computer | popsci | popular | recognize | sarcasm | science | detection |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 81 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 11, 2010

Scientists discover that colossal squid is actually just a lazy pink blob.Scientists discover that colossal squid is actually just a lazy pink blob.

The researchers found that the colossal squid would have had a slower metabolism and so moved slower than expected, waiting for prey rather than running it down. 'Everyone thought it was an aggressive predator, but the data suggests otherwise,' Rosa told LiveScience.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 2:08 PM | Tags (10) | blob | colossal | discovery | hunter | lazy | msnbc | research | science | scientists | squid |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 43 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 15, 2010

Entire Twitter archive to be included in Library of Congress digital assets collection.Entire Twitter archive to be included in Library of Congress digital assets collection.

The addition of Twitter into the organization's offerings could foster an enormous amount of academic research. From a new kind of historical record to an unprecedented opportunity for discovering patterns of social interaction, this is big.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 3:52 PM | Tags (13) | academic | archive | congress | historical | interaction | library | patterns | records | research | social | tweets | twitter | readwriteweb |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A collection of the world's strangest buildings for you to gawk at.A collection of the world's strangest buildings for you to gawk at.

Sorry, but you won't find any, as Travel & Leisure puts it, 'goofball novelty' buildings on this list. On the plus side, if you've always wanted to see what a bar-code building looks like then this post has your numeric ID all over it.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 2:14 PM | Tags (9) | architecture | buildings | design | goofball | leisure | novelty | odd | strange | travel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 38 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 12, 2010

Google decides to acquire Plink, a visual search company.Google decides to acquire Plink, a visual search company.

The four month-old start-up provided visual search results based on artwork photography submitted to their PlinkArt application on your Android handset. The principle is simple: take a shot of a painting, run it through the Plink art database and get the details on the artwork and its author.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 1:32 PM | Tags (11) | acquisitions | android | app | database | engine | google | plink | register | results | search | visual |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 8, 2010

Nintendo and Google team up for brand new Wii game. Really?Nintendo and Google team up for brand new Wii game. Really?

How it works: Players compete by attempting to guess the popular web search terms. The player with the most correct guesses wins. The hook: It uses Google's search engine.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:01 AM | Tags (9) | engine | gaming | google | nintendo | pcworld | search | videogames | wii | yahoo |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 6, 2010

Can you spot all fifty-six arcade titles hidden in this picture?Can you spot all fifty-six arcade titles hidden in this picture?

Need a diversion from your work day? This should keep anyone pretty well occupied for a decent amount of time. I've only spotted twenty-three out of the alleged fifty-six arcade title as of this writing (okay twenty-two).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:12 AM | Tags (6) | fun | videogames | quiz | picture | search | games |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 58 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Edible architecture through the delicious eye of Photoshop.Edible architecture through the delicious eye of Photoshop.

Yet another quality Photoshop contest from the folks at Worth1000.com. Be warned, viewing some of the submissions in this post may cause hunger pangs and/or a strange desire to go play Candyland. Now exit my burger hole.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 6:50 AM | Tags (8) | architecture | contest | edible | food | manipulation | photoshop | theme | worth1000 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 67 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 4, 2010

Google would like you to know that they think PageRank is a tad over-hyped.Google would like you to know that they think PageRank is a tad over-hyped.

PageRank has a catchy name and the name recognition. But we've always looked at all the things that are available when ranking search results. We look at where do things come from, what are the words used, how do they interact with each other, how do people interact with them,' he said.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:04 AM | Tags (7) | pagerank | register | overrated | google | search | algorithm | systems |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 1, 2010

New study shows that others just might know you better than you know yourself.New study shows that others just might know you better than you know yourself.

Similarly, if you think that you are warm and friendly, and your friends and family say even if you think along those lines, you don't come across that way, you might pay more attention to your behaviors.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 9:59 AM | Tags (5) | family | friends | research | sciencedaily | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Daily Grind: Motivated

Name: Vin (aka springy)
How Vin feels today: Motivated @ 8:55:44 AM
What Vin really wants today: To welcome everyone back into the world of daily grind posting after taking an entire month and a half off. What can I say, it's been a crazy past 45-50 days or so.

Music Stuck in Head: New York City Traffic
Recently I've taken a break from listening to music on my morning commute into the city. These days I'm all about playing Scramble (free app) on the good old iPhone. Passes the time quite nicely.

Stuff to do today:

  • Attempt to post new photo to photoblog at some point today
  • Continue achievement hunting through Ghostbusters: The Video Game for Xbox 360
  • Some of these achievements are just ridiculous
  • Mini review of game: mildly enjoyable, lots of wasted potential, flat voice acting (looking at you Bill Murray)
  • Find time to watch Termination: Salvation
  • Mini review of movie: wasn't all that bad, quite predictable but not overly terrible

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 9:55 AM | Tags (10) | dailygrind | glm | march | creative | design | movies | terminator | tron | ghostbusters | gaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 25, 2010

Xerox sues Google over some potentially patent-infringing search methods.Xerox sues Google over some potentially patent-infringing search methods.

The patents themselves are very explicit, and appear to deal with the very specific application of methods and even software, some of it bearing Xerox trademarks. Theoretically, such methods could be used in the dissemination of live repositories of information.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:54 AM | Tags (11) | betanews | borrowed | google | lawsuit | methods | query | repositiories | search | software | trademarks | xerox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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