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Monday: December 14, 2009

Scientists deduce the best method in which to remove a Band-ADo it fasid.Scientists deduce the best method in which to remove a Band-ADo it fasid.

The results will shock you. Ok, no they actually won't shock you at all. Do it fast and you'll have less pain. Don't you feel better knowing that this is scientifically proven now? No? Yea, me neither.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 6:42 AM | Tags (7) | bandaid | science | study | silly | fast | removal | pain |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: December 11, 2009

Twelve awe-inspiring snow sculptures for your viewing pleasure.Twelve awe-inspiring snow sculptures for your viewing pleasure.

I guess this is what it would like if snowmen every organized a rally or decided that it was time to rebel against their makers. Bring on the heat lamps.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:03 AM | Tags (6) | snow | sculptures | weburbanist | neat | photos | winter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 75 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 24, 2009

Google decides to acquire yet another advertising company.Google decides to acquire yet another advertising company.

Teracent claims to be able to tweak adverts according to computer analysis of early reaction to different elements of the banner. It also offers analytics software to crunch the numbers produced by the ads.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:32 AM | Tags (8) | acquisition | advertising | adverts | analytics | banners | company | google | teracent |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 23, 2009

Google decides to ban shady advertisers from their network.Google decides to ban shady advertisers from their network.

It looks like you'll be seeing less ads for teeth whitening and weight loss products. Now if only Google could do something about those pesky Everquest ads. PLAY NOW MY LORD.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:31 AM | Tags (10) | ads | ban | network | shady | advertisers | teeth | weight | scam | adsense | adwords |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 20, 2009

Banned Xbox Live users decide to file class action lawsuit against Microsoft.Banned Xbox Live users decide to file class action lawsuit against Microsoft.

Abington are looking to get a class action lawsuit together, believing Microsoft's actions to be both heavy-handed and suspiciously convenient giving the proximity of the bannings to the release of Modern Warfare 2.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:14 AM | Tags (9) | action | bannings | class | kotaku | lawsuit | live | microsoft | silly | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 12, 2009

Over one million users have just been banned from Xbox Live.Over one million users have just been banned from Xbox Live.

The timing of the statement coincides with the release this week of 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2,' a highly anticipated Xbox 360 game. The game's release means big sales — but also sales of pirated copies, which are illegal.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:01 AM | Tags (6) | gaming | xbox | videogames | banned | service | release |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 5, 2009

No Doubt not too happy with how their likeness was used in 'Band Hero'.No Doubt not too happy with how their likeness was used in 'Band Hero'.

In one instance of how 'Band Hero' allows for unauthorized use of No Doubt's likeness, a feature on the game has the band's Gwen Stefani singing Rolling Stones song 'Honky Tonk Women,' the band's lawsuit states.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:44 AM | Tags (7) | bandhero | dumb | gaming | likeness | music | nodoubt | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

A handy guide to Phish-speak just for you.A handy guide to Phish-speak just for you.

It's good to know the difference bewteen your custies, wookies, and aisle monkeys. Posting this in honor of this weekend's Festival 8 being put on by Phish over in California.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 10:25 AM | Tags (11) | custies | desert | festival8 | hippies | jamband | music | phish | speak | terms | wookies | wooks |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 48 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 21, 2009

Turns out that Verizon's CEO is not a big fan of net neutrality.Turns out that Verizon's CEO is not a big fan of net neutrality.

He argued that imposing stricter regulations would pit network providers against application providers in a way that would ruin the Internet's potential for economic growth and societal change.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 8:21 PM | Tags (9) | cnet | net | neutrality | verizon | ceo | tech | broadband | internet | caps |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 13, 2009

Thirteen of the world's most uncomfortable chairs for you to gawk at.Thirteen of the world's most uncomfortable chairs for you to gawk at.

The Radiator Chair comes with an optional companion piece: a $1,200 end table that sports a red valve handle on one front leg. Don’t turn it, whatever you do!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 7:51 AM | Tags (6) | uncomfortable | chairs | weburbanist | gallery | radiator | strange |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 9, 2009

Touch Arcade gets some hands-on time with Rock Band: iPhone.Touch Arcade gets some hands-on time with Rock Band: iPhone.

playing the tracks in the iPhone Rock Band works just like its console big brother in that every note you miss causes the music to be interrupted. This seems to add so much more to the game than just tapping along to a song like other similar games on the platform...

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:05 PM | Tags (10) | gameplay | gaming | iphone | music | preview | rockband | simulation | toucharcade | video | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 8, 2009

IGN leaks out news that Rock Band is heading over to the iPhone.IGN leaks out news that Rock Band is heading over to the iPhone.

IGN has apparently gotten some hands-on time with it as well. Anybody remember Phase for the original iPod?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:52 AM | Tags (7) | apple | gaming | harmonix | iphone | phase | rockband | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 7, 2009

The first rule of hacking PayPal is you don't talk about hacking PayPal.The first rule of hacking PayPal is you don't talk about hacking PayPal.

The hacker confirms he offered a class to penetration testers that taught them everything they'd need to test and carry out attacks on SSL certificates, and as part of that, he included a proof-of-concept certificate.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:39 AM | Tags (6) | banishment | hacking | paypal | security | ssl | theregister |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 6, 2009

David Bowie officially joins Rock Band lineup... in LEGO form.David Bowie officially joins Rock Band lineup... in LEGO form.

Bowie will also be joined by a LEGO version of Iggy Pop. I'm still not understanding the whole Rock Band / LEGO connection. Perhaps the union is meant to function as a metaphor to emphasize the building blocks of music. Or maybe it's just cross-marketing gone berserk.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:20 PM | Tags (7) | davidbowie | gaming | iggypop | legos | music | rockband | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 21, 2009

Daily Grind: Determined

Name: Vin (aka flummox the lummox)
How Vin feels today: Determined @ 10:05:00 AM
What Vin really wants today: Knock out some looming work projects and other small web-related tasks that I want off my plate as soon as possible.

Music Stuck in Head: Yellow Submarine / The Beatles
I've been playing a lot of Beatles: Rock Band lately.

Stuff to do today:

  • Continue coding furiously to hit upcoming work deadline
  • When not coding attempt to mockup a new DotComic
  • Yes, I'm still attempting to add new entries to that section
  • Note that Beatles: Rock Band is a lot of fun - although kind of short
  • 45 songs? That's it? Where is Day in the Life or HELP?
  • The answer will be revealed in DLC format
  • Continue messing around with Snow Leopard
  • (which also happens to be the but of the soon-to-be-penned DotComic entry)

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 11:05 AM | Tags (7) | dailygrind | beatles | videogames | rockband | gaming | yellow | submarine |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


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