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Friday: March 19, 2010

Netflix decides to do away with that friends feature that nobody used.Netflix decides to do away with that friends feature that nobody used.

Maybe this would have worked better had they tried to incorporate into - I don't know, a popular social network perhaps? Seems like the right place where friends would want to exchange information about the types of movies they happen to be renting at the time. Maybe that's just me.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 7:12 AM | Tags (7) | discarded | dumb | features | friends | netflix | networking | social |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 23, 2009

The top eleven signs that you've received a Christmas card from a geek.The top eleven signs that you've received a Christmas card from a geek.

4.  It contains an in-depth explanation of why the picture of Santa delivering toys on the front represents an impossibility.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 6:10 AM | Tags (7) | bbspot | holidays | geek | list | santa | card | signs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 22, 2009

Barnes & Noble offers up consolation gift for those who won't receive their Nook by Christmas.Barnes & Noble offers up consolation gift for those who won't receive their Nook by Christmas.

He guesses the company will miss shipment on about 2% to 4% of the devices, adding up to $100,000 to $200,000 worth of gift certificates. That’s store credits and not cash, so Barnes & Noble will no doubt recoup some of that investment.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 6:22 AM | Tags (10) | barnes | christmas | consolation | ebooks | ereader | giftcard | holiday | hundred | noble | nook |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: December 10, 2009

Variety to start charging for their online news in the very near future.Variety to start charging for their online news in the very near future.

I'd like to consider myself a bit of a movie nerd so I'll check out Variety.com from time to time to see what's going on in tinsel town. I don't think I'll be handing over my credit card to them anytime soon to read their news though, sorry.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 1:58 PM | Tags (6) | creditcard | news | online | paywall | variety | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 13, 2009

A handy tutorial on how to properly clean your beloved credit cards.A handy tutorial on how to properly clean your beloved credit cards.

All you need is an eraser and a damp towel. Wipe the card clean with the towel to remove any grimey build up deposited onto your card from your wallets or card reader machines.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:39 AM | Tags (8) | lifehacker | tutorial | creditcards | cleaning | towel | reader | grime | wallet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 2, 2009

Eight digital alternatives to paper business cards.Eight digital alternatives to paper business cards.

Go on, impress the next person who offers you a stodgy paper business card. Paper? That's like a baby's toy!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:42 AM | Tags (8) | iphone | digital | business | cards | executives | cnn | iphone | paper |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 49 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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


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 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


Tuesday: July 28, 2009

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


Tuesday: July 7, 2009

Printable batteries may begin popping up on your t-shirts and credit cards.Printable batteries may begin popping up on your t-shirts and credit cards.

The characteristics of the battery differ significantly from those of conventional batteries. The printable version weighs less than one gram on the scales, is not even one millimeter thick and can therefore be integrated into bank cards, for example.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 12:56 PM | Tags (6) | printable | batteries | cards | jingles | shirts | creditcards |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: June 26, 2009

Apple sued for fraud in regards to outdated text on iTunes gift cards.Apple sued for fraud in regards to outdated text on iTunes gift cards.

Whoops. Time to update that gift card verbiage, Apple.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 2:07 PM | Tags (6) | apple | fraud | giftcards | itunes | lawsuit | marketing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 5, 2009

A handy tutorial regarding how to make an airplane from a postcard.A handy tutorial regarding how to make an airplane from a postcard.

Step 2: fold the pieces as shown.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 8:43 AM | Tags (3) | airplanes | tutorial | postcard |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 506 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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