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Tuesday: December 29, 2009

Daily Grind: Attractive

Name: Vin (aka influenza attractor)
How Vin feels today: Attractive @ 2:20:57 PM
What Vin really wants today: Yes, in between the times that I'm not coughing, wheezing, sneezing, and/or blowing mucus-infested nostrils I actually feel quite charming. Roar.

Music Stuck in Head: Let's Get It On / Marvin Gaye
Aww yea. Hold these dirty tissues and let's toast some NyQuil together. Or not.

Stuff to do today:

  • Cough, sniffle, cough
  • Finish up watching seventy minute Star Wars video review
  • What video review you ask? This one. You'll either love it instantly or instantly hate it
  • Snort, wheeze, sniffle
  • Also finish watching new episode of TWID
  • Elephant noise, cough, higaga
  • Finish up work, go home and sleep

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:20 PM | Tags (8) | attractive | dailygrind | flu | glm | jokes | lame | sick | starwars |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 8, 2009

101 things to see and do in New York City this Winter according to Timeout New York.101 things to see and do in New York City this Winter according to Timeout New York.

Give yourself the gift of crowd avoidance: During the week, the rink is significantly less packed, so play hooky and get your glide on. If you can’t cut out of work, haul out of bed on a weekend morning and beeline to 30 Rock; the rink opens at 8am.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 6:30 AM | Tags (9) | nyc | manhattan | timeout | 101 | things | winter | travel | skate | 30rock |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 25, 2009

You can now send attachments offline courtesy of GMail.You can now send attachments offline courtesy of GMail.

If you have Offline Gmail enabled, you'll notice that all your mail now goes through the outbox, regardless of whether you're online or offline. This allows Gmail to capture all attachments, even if you suddenly get disconnected from network.

 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:00 AM | Tags (4) | attachments | gmail | google | offline |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 9, 2009

Want to know just how much power your brain needs in order to function?Want to know just how much power your brain needs in order to function?

In a nutshell, a robot with a processor as intelligent as the human brain would require at least ten megawatts to operate. By contrast, a dimly lit light bulb takes about just twenty watts and Doc Brown was able to send Marty back to the future via 1.21 gigawatts (1210 megawatts).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 2:42 PM | Tags (9) | brain | findings | function | gigawatt | megawatt | operations | power | science | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Six unique ways to charge your batteries that you may not have previously known about.Six unique ways to charge your batteries that you may not have previously known about.

An interesting collection of battery charging options that range from dancing your way to a charge, pedaling your way to a charge and even peeing your way to a charge (which is apparently quite environmentally sound). You could also just ignore all of those options and go wireless (awesome).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:33 AM | Tags (6) | batteries | charge | charging | power | unique | wirelss |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 35 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 15, 2009

Disney pulls the curtain back on DIY roller coaster experience.Disney pulls the curtain back on DIY roller coaster experience.

The new ride over at EPCOT called 'The Sum of all Thrills' lets users create their own roller coaster track digitally. You can then ride on your newly created track virtually. You'll probably want to pick up a fast pass for the line.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 8:00 AM | Tags (12) | attraction | cnn | digital | disney | diy | epcot | fun | neat | ride | rollercoaster | thrills | virtual |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 9, 2009

A collection of iPhone design trends for your viewing pleasure.A collection of iPhone design trends for your viewing pleasure.

Smashing Magazine takes an in-depth look at successful (and perhaps the not so successful) design trends and patterns of the mobile sensation that is iPhone. Big pretty buttons, don't fail me now.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 2:56 PM | Tags (7) | apple | iphone | design | trends | patterns | smashing | buttons |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 40 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Everything you never knew about nuclear batteries.Everything you never knew about nuclear batteries.

Turns out that nuclear batteries hold about a million times of a charge than your standard alkaline batteries. In the future, when/if your battery explodes you'll need to break out the radiation suits to clean up the mess.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:38 AM | Tags (6) | batteries | bbc | charge | nuclear | radiation | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 7, 2009

AT&T decides to allow VoIP on the iPhone 3G.AT&T decides to allow VoIP on the iPhone 3G.

The general thought has been that AT&T didn’t want always-available VoIP because it would eat into its core business as a telephone company. The well known 3G congestion on AT&T’s network has also been suspected. This has all been upturned, for voice communications at least.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:51 AM | Tags (8) | att | apple | iphone | 3g | voip | skype | vonage | googlevoice |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 5, 2009

Bake sales have been banned in New York City schools.Bake sales have been banned in New York City schools.

The change is part of a new wellness policy that also limits what can be sold in vending machines and student-run stores, which use profits to help finance activities like pep rallies and proms.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 7:29 AM | Tags (6) | bakesales | manhattan | newyorkcity | nyc | wellness | sugar |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 27, 2009

Your wi-fi encryption key can be cracked in under a minute thanks to latest threat.Your wi-fi encryption key can be cracked in under a minute thanks to latest threat.

The encryption systems used by wireless routers have a long history of security problems. The Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) system, introduced in 1997, was cracked just a few years later and is now considered to be completely insecure by security experts.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:21 AM | Tags (6) | attack | decryption | encryption | security | threat | wifi |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 33 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 25, 2009

Eight people who accidentally found a fortune.Eight people who accidentally found a fortune.

After reading this article I now have a sudden strange urge to go clean out my attic.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 9:07 AM | Tags (5) | accidental | attic | fortune | lucky | oddee |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 63 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 20, 2009

A list of concerts with highest numbers for record attendance just for you.A list of concerts with highest numbers for record attendance just for you.

3.5 million people in one place? Way to go, Rod Stewart.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 10:04 AM | Tags (5) | music | rodstewart | concert | attendance | worldrecords |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 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


Selling lemonade in Central Park will get you slapped with a fine.Selling lemonade in Central Park will get you slapped with a fine.

When Richard admitted he didn't have the right to sell on Parks property, the agents immediately slapped the dad and daughter with a summons for selling food without a license, which carries a maximum fine of $200.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 7:37 AM | Tags (6) | centralpark | fine | lemonade | manhattan | nyc | nypost |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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