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Tuesday: September 8, 2009

Amazon makes nice to Kindle owners regarding recent deleted books snafu.Amazon makes nice to Kindle owners regarding recent deleted books snafu.

They are offering up legitimate copies of said deleted books or a thirty dollar gift card as an alternative.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:33 AM | Tags (5) | amazon | deletions | giftcards | kindle | returns |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 24, 2009

Ten of the most underrated cartoons of all time.Ten of the most underrated cartoons of all time.

Ah, the days of Danger Mouse. Batman Beyond (also on the list) was a pretty awesome (and suprisingly bad-ass) series as well. Those looking for a nostalgic dose of it should check out the movie, Return of the Joker.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 11:35 AM | Tags (4) | cartoons | fun | television | undderated |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 73 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 21, 2009

Five of the most expensive U.S. military vehicles to date.Five of the most expensive U.S. military vehicles to date.

Want to build your very own aircraft carrier? You'll need about 4.5 billion bucks. Good luck.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 8:00 AM | Tags (6) | military | expensive | taxes | scary | vehicles | money |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 81 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 18, 2009

Man charged with largest case of credit card theft ever in the United States.Man charged with largest case of credit card theft ever in the United States.

Federal prosecutors on Monday charged a Miami man with the largest case of credit and debit card data theft ever in the United States, accusing the one-time government informant of swiping 130 million accounts on top of 40 million he stole previously.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:51 AM | Tags (4) | theft | creditcards | identity | security |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 17, 2009

Apparently cargo ship cruise vacations are all the rage these days.Apparently cargo ship cruise vacations are all the rage these days.

And often with less than 10 passengers, you'll likely get very personal attention including sharing meals with the ship's crew and personal tours of the 'guts' of a working freighter.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 5:12 PM | Tags (4) | cargo | cruise | ships | travel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Quake Live might turn into a subscription-based service.Quake Live might turn into a subscription-based service.

Unfortunately, ad support alone is not enough to keep Quake Live up and running.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:37 AM | Tags (6) | carmack | gaming | quake | service | subscription | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 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

A neat tutorial on how to create an animated postcard using jQuery.A neat tutorial on how to create an animated postcard using jQuery.

This is quite neat, even seems to work pretty well in IE6 (if you disregard the lack of PNG support that is). I heart jQuery.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 12:10 PM | Tags (7) | animate | animation | javascript | jquery | plugin | postcard | postcard |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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


Wednesday: August 5, 2009

Please observe a moment of silence for Benson, the sixty-four pound celebrity carp.Please observe a moment of silence for Benson, the sixty-four pound celebrity carp.

So long, Benny. May you swim with the heavenly fishes and devour them just as you did in life.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 4:32 PM | Tags (6) | benson | carp | celebrity | england | fish | huge |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 4, 2009

The top eleven signs your wireless carrier sucks.The top eleven signs your wireless carrier sucks.

8) Sales rep keeps bragging how he hasn't had a phone explode in over a week.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 7:29 AM | Tags (6) | wireless | carrier | bbspot | funny | signs | at&t |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 28, 2009

Genius tourists mistype GPS destination, end up 400 miles off desired course.Genius tourists mistype GPS destination, end up 400 miles off desired course.

'It's hard to understand how they managed it. I mean, Capri is an island,' said Giovanni Medici, a spokesman for Carpi regional government, told Reuters Tuesday. 'It's the first time something like this has happened.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 1:05 PM | Tags (6) | capri | carpi | course | destination | gps | travel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A tutorial on how to build your very own medievil trebuchet from cardboard.A tutorial on how to build your very own medievil trebuchet from cardboard.

Good luck and don't shoot your eye out... or your neighbor's eye for that matter.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 8:05 AM | Tags (5) | cardboard | instructables | medievil | trebuchet | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Security breach over at Network Solutions exposes credit cards of 573,928 people.Security breach over at Network Solutions exposes credit cards of 573,928 people.

The company called in a third-party forensics team to help with the investigation, and the team was able to crack some of the code on July 13, determining that it could be related to credit card data, she added.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:32 AM | Tags (5) | security | breach | netsol | creditcards | exposed |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 27, 2009

Nineteen amazing acts of death defiance for you to gawk at.Nineteen amazing acts of death defiance for you to gawk at.

Do not try any of these acts at home, unless you are looking to defy death. Then it's ok.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 7:58 AM | Tags (3) | death | defiance | scary |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 50 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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