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Friday: August 28, 2009

The five best video game console wars of recent history.The five best video game console wars of recent history.

Relive the epic battles between Nintendo and Sony (and occasionally Sega). TO THE DEATH!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:11 AM | Tags (5) | consoles | wars | gaming | videogames | gamepro |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 43 Clicks | Posted by Vin


FYI, burglars are targeting victims using their Facebook and Twitter accounts.FYI, burglars are targeting victims using their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

'I call it 'Internet shopping for burglars.' It is incredibly easy to use social networking sites to target people, and then scope out more information on their actual home ... all from the comfort of the sofa,' said Fraser in a statement.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:37 AM | Tags (6) | security | twitter | facebook | burglars | targets | robberies |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 27, 2009

Hand drawn portraits are the latest craze in social networking.Hand drawn portraits are the latest craze in social networking.

Some avid social-network users are commissioning artists to create small digital images to represent themselves in the online world. Other Internet-savvy people use automated computer programs and Web sites to generate posterized likenesses of themselves.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 2:33 PM | Tags (6) | avatars | facebook | networking | portraits | social | trends |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 26, 2009

Nintendo files patent for a Wii controller in the shape of a football.Nintendo files patent for a Wii controller in the shape of a football.

I predict that the number of Wii-related accidents will rise again when/if this is actually released.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:44 PM | Tags (5) | controller | football | marsha | nintendo | patent |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Watch a twenty minute developer walkthrough of Star Wars: The Old Republic.Watch a twenty minute developer walkthrough of Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Everything you ever wanted to know about this gigantic Star Wars MMO. Be warned, videos include many a spoiler.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:14 AM | Tags (5) | gaming | mmo | oldrepublic | starwars | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 24, 2009

A step by step guide on how to make your very own origami Star Wars X-Wing.A step by step guide on how to make your very own origami Star Wars X-Wing.

May the folds be with you.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 12:42 PM | Tags (7) | folding | neat | nerdy | origami | paper | starwars | xwing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 20, 2009

A guide to all of the epic flaws that can be found in the Star Wars universe.A guide to all of the epic flaws that can be found in the Star Wars universe.

Yes, we can afford slapstick oil and tasers, but we'll never get a 30-cent voice chip past accounting. That's just madness.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 2:45 PM | Tags (5) | starwars | flaws | epic | guide | movies |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 55 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

Star Tours ride over at Disney World might be getting a giant overhaul.Star Tours ride over at Disney World might be getting a giant overhaul.

I've heard rumblings that said revamp will have multiple variations. Riders will get a different experience every time. About bloody time since the ride hasn't been updated since oh, 1987.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 7:57 PM | Tags (7) | attraction | disney | overhaul | ride | startours | starwars | themepark |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A list of the top twenty darkest moments from Star Wars.A list of the top twenty darkest moments from Star Wars.

The number one moment from said list still haunts me to this very day.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 11:30 AM | Tags (6) | starwars | dark | moments | vader | skywalker | ewoks |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 53 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


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


Friday: August 7, 2009

A list of the top ten craziest guitars of all time.A list of the top ten craziest guitars of all time.

Six-neck guitar and The Matterhorn suspiciously not included on this list.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 11:45 AM | Tags (6) | crazy | guitars | matterhorn | music | strange | trey |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 55 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 6, 2009

A Star Trek versus Star Wars debate to stir up your geek juices.A Star Trek versus Star Wars debate to stir up your geek juices.

So why should we debate about which is better? Because we’re geeks, and that’s what geeks do! So, in the finest tradition of completely unnecessary geeky arguments, let’s create a preposterous hypothetical situation that requires you to choose between the two.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 7:44 AM | Tags (4) | debate | startrek | starwars | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 38 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Ancient monument found on Mars?Ancient monument found on Mars?

Relax, its probably just a boulder.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:37 AM | Tags (5) | boulder | mars | monolith | monument | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 62 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 30, 2009

Proof emerges that George Lucas is really an evil genius.Proof emerges that George Lucas is really an evil genius.

By the time I came home from work they were not only talking like Jar Jar but also writing phrases as Jar Jar would speak them, and talking animatedly with each other about how funny Jar Jar was.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 3:16 PM | Tags (5) | lucas | wired | genius | evil | starwars |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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