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Collected web clippings, ramblings, and scribblings from me to you.

Thursday: August 11, 2011

Ever wondered what the back of your favorite websites looks like?Ever wondered what the back of your favorite websites looks like?

There's a Tumblr account for that.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 4:01 PM | Tags (5) | back | behind | tumblr | webpage | website |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 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


Monday: April 12, 2010

Passenger falls asleep on commercial flight, wakes up in empty hangar.Passenger falls asleep on commercial flight, wakes up in empty hangar.

Yes folks, you might want to think twice the next time you catch a quick snooze on the back row of a commercial airline flight. You may end up in a part of the airport  that you did not quite expect (or a different destination entirely).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 2:59 PM | Tags (10) | airline | back | canada | commercial | destination | flight | hangar | row | sleep | vancouver |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 39 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Your rechargeable batteries may come with a free Trojan horse virus.Your rechargeable batteries may come with a free Trojan horse virus.

The battery maker said it does not know how the Trojan got into the software. 'Energizer has discontinued sale of this product and has removed the site to download the software,' the statement said.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:12 AM | Tags (7) | backdoor | batteries | cnet | energizer | security | trojan | virus |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 25, 2010

Six fantastical theme park rides that have unfortunately been lost to history.Six fantastical theme park rides that have unfortunately been lost to history.

If you absolutely must ride this, it's still open at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka. Doc Brown will likely be screaming at you in Japanese, but it's the pilgrimage that counts.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 1:39 PM | Tags (10) | themepark | rides | amusement | fantastical | docbrown | backtothefuture | ghostbusters | startrek | io9 | attractions |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 41 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 13, 2009

Full 1080p resolution playback coming to YouTube next week.Full 1080p resolution playback coming to YouTube next week.

Uploaded videos will still be subject to a ten minute maximum, but the maximum file size will almost certainly need to be increased from the current two GB.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:32 AM | Tags (9) | 1080p | files | hd | playback | sizes | tgdaily | uploads | videos | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 13, 2009

A look back at fifteen years of web browsers.A look back at fifteen years of web browsers.

Navigator was the first commercial Web browser to be wildly successful, rapidly achieving 90 percent market share before Microsoft entered the fray and took over the market. By 2000, Netscape's market share would fall under 1 percent...

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 2:53 PM | Tags (15) | web | browsers | history | back | safari | netscape | explorer | mosaic | opera | infoworld | interwebs | surfing | information | internet | chrome |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 9, 2009

Ten things you should know regarding moving from Windows XP to Windows 7.Ten things you should know regarding moving from Windows XP to Windows 7.

A good guide for those thinking about making the big jump. Backup everything beforehand and then proceed to pray.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 10:59 AM | Tags (7) | windows | xp | win7 | upgrade | guide | techrepublic | backup |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 30, 2009

Apple updates capacity of their Time Capsule products.Apple updates capacity of their Time Capsule products.

$299 will now get you one terabyte of backup space plus your very own wireless router. Yay.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:18 PM | Tags (6) | timecapsule | capacity | apple | backup | storage | gigabytes |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 21, 2009

Black spot on Jupiter discovered by backyard astronomer.Black spot on Jupiter discovered by backyard astronomer.

...Nasa confirmed Mr Wesley’s discovery and released their own images. The pictures, taken by the American space agency's infrared telescope in Hawaii, show a scar in the atmosphere near Jupiter's south pole.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:26 AM | Tags (6) | spot | black | jupiter | astronomer | telescope | backyard |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 16, 2009

MySpace to cut roughly 430 jobs, leaving just 1,000 employees.MySpace to cut roughly 430 jobs, leaving just 1,000 employees.

Once the world's largest online social network, MySpace has struggled to compete with the rapid user growth of rivals Facebook and Twitter. Usership and average time spent on the Web site have decreased over the past several months.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:33 PM | Tags (4) | myspace | social | cutbacks | layoffs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


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