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Tuesday: October 6, 2009

Positive reviews of blogger freebies may constitute as fraud according to FTC.Positive reviews of blogger freebies may constitute as fraud according to FTC.

Decisions about violations will be made on a case-by-case basis, but if someone receives cash or an in-kind payment to review a product, it's considered an endorsement.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 7:31 AM | Tags (7) | bloggers | freebies | reviews | positive | ftc | fraud | endorsement |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 23, 2009

Photoblog: Benched
Benched

A macro shot taken way back in 2007 from a certain Disney theme park, in a certain part of TomorrowLand, on a certain bench across from the Speedway. What can I say, I'm a Disney nerd.

Location:

Orlando, Florida

Posted to Photoblog filed in Artsy @ 4:49 PM | Tags (7) | photo | photoblog | macro | artsy | disney | fantasyland | bench |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 21, 2009

Ten revealing infographics concerning the Interwebs.Ten revealing infographics concerning the Interwebs.

A collection of interesting graphs covering a variety of Internet related stuff from social networking popularity to the use of submarine cables for Internet access. Quite revealing indeed.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:54 AM | Tags (9) | blogs | graphs | internet | interwebs | networks. communities | posting | revealing | sixrevisions | social |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 10, 2009

Travel blogs replacing travel agents according to new survey. Who knew?Travel blogs replacing travel agents according to new survey. Who knew?

According to the study, 34% of respondents prefer travel blogs for choosing their travel options, 24% use family and friends, and 13% go to travel agents.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 2:47 PM | Tags (6) | agent | blogs | survey | travel | replacement | interwebs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 1, 2009

Photoblog: Queensboro Plaza
Queensboro Plaza

Slightly grainy shot taken with my trusty iPhone whilst waiting for 7 train back in July. I liked the perspective.

Location:

Queens, New York

Posted to Photoblog filed in Artsy @ 10:04 AM | Tags (6) | iphone | photoblog | photography | queens | queensboro | subway |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


IBM decides to patent a television remote that can blog and tweet.IBM decides to patent a television remote that can blog and tweet.

Now everyone can know that you just love to watch re-runs of Dallas... all the time. You have issues.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:39 AM | Tags (6) | blogs | ibm | remote | television | tweet | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 27, 2009

Photoblog: Loch Ness Gorilla
Loch Ness Gorilla

Weird shot I picked up after bringing in the kid's zoo toys after some rain. And yes, that would be a gorilla. But on another note, who decided that gorillas have bright green eyes? Shame on you, Bronx Zoo Gift Shop.

Location:

Eastchester, New York

Posted to Photoblog filed in Silly @ 3:29 PM | Tags (8) | artsy | gorilla | macro | photoblog | photography | photos | toys | wet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 21, 2009

Photoblog: Lego Landslide
Lego Landslide

Another macro shot of some interestingly-shaped Legos for your viewing pleasure.

Location:

Orlando, Florida

Posted to Photoblog filed in Artsy @ 11:11 AM | Tags (5) | macro | legos | photoblog | lego | landslide |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

Photoblog: Cicada Shell
Cicada Shell

A petrified shell of an insect that somehow decided to attach itself to one of my trees. Taken with my trusty Fujifilm Finepix, great little camera.

Location:

Eastchester, New York

Posted to Photoblog filed in Artsy @ 8:27 PM | Tags (7) | photoblog | photography | macro | cicada | bug | tree | shell |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 10, 2009

The ten harsh truths about corporate blogging.The ten harsh truths about corporate blogging.

A good read for you corporate bloggers out there (you know who you are).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:46 AM | Tags (5) | blogging | blog | corporate | smashing | truths |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 5, 2009

If there's an asteroid coming, NASA will let you know via their asteroid collision blog.If there's an asteroid coming, NASA will let you know via their asteroid collision blog.

I feel safer already. I read all of my catastrophic-Earth-destroying news from blogs anyway.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 12:23 PM | Tags (6) | asteroid | blog | collision | detection | nasa | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 22, 2009

Fujifilm pulls the curtain back on six new cameras for fall lineup.Fujifilm pulls the curtain back on six new cameras for fall lineup.

I'm a big fan of Fujifilm cameras. Fun GLM fact: most all of the photos in the photoblog were taken on some kind of Fujifilm digital camera.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:52 AM | Tags (4) | cameras | fujifilm | photoblog | photography |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 8, 2009

Photoblog: Macro Plank
Macro Plank

As you can tell I have been on quite the macro kick lately. My apologies.

Location:

Orlando, Florida

Posted to Photoblog filed in Artsy @ 4:37 PM | Tags (7) | macro | photography | photos | photoblog | wood | plank | grain |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Daily Grind: Just fine

Name: Vin (aka ancient simian)
How Vin feels today: Just fine @ 3:34:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: Second day minus 'anti-stress' vitamin - feeling good. Screw you, pills!

Music Stuck in Head: Ease Back / The Meters
The hippie side of me is dancing quite awkwardly right now. Go ahead, have a Meters day - you won't regret it.

Stuff to do today:

  • Post new entry to the photoblog at some point today
  • Try out the Tales of Monkey Island demo
  • Secretly install on work computer during lunch break
  • Computer at work does not meet spec - d'oh!
  • Publicly install demo at home
  • Start working on some GLM tasks that didn't make it in time for launch
  • ...cough...POLLS...cough...DESKTOPS
  • Stop coughing

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 4:34 PM | Tags (3) | demo | dailygrind | photoblog |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 0 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Printed blog publication folds up due to lack of funding.Printed blog publication folds up due to lack of funding.

Sounded like a good idea in theory but then again lots of bad ideas sound good in theory.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 3:42 PM | Tags (6) | blogs | closing | fail | fold | funding | printed |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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