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Monday: March 1, 2010

Daily Grind: Motivated

Name: Vin (aka springy)
How Vin feels today: Motivated @ 8:55:44 AM
What Vin really wants today: To welcome everyone back into the world of daily grind posting after taking an entire month and a half off. What can I say, it's been a crazy past 45-50 days or so.

Music Stuck in Head: New York City Traffic
Recently I've taken a break from listening to music on my morning commute into the city. These days I'm all about playing Scramble (free app) on the good old iPhone. Passes the time quite nicely.

Stuff to do today:

  • Attempt to post new photo to photoblog at some point today
  • Continue achievement hunting through Ghostbusters: The Video Game for Xbox 360
  • Some of these achievements are just ridiculous
  • Mini review of game: mildly enjoyable, lots of wasted potential, flat voice acting (looking at you Bill Murray)
  • Find time to watch Termination: Salvation
  • Mini review of movie: wasn't all that bad, quite predictable but not overly terrible

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 9:55 AM | Tags (10) | dailygrind | glm | march | creative | design | movies | terminator | tron | ghostbusters | gaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 11, 2010

Daily Grind: Twitchy

Name: Vin (aka shakey mctwitchy)
How Vin feels today: Twitchy @ 1:38:25 PM
What Vin really wants today: More sleep. Also, more coffee but without the twitchy side effects. Attempt to lessen coffee intake as day progresses.

Music Stuck in Head: Night Moves / Bog Seager
Disturbing yet fitting all at the same time.

Stuff to do today:

  • Launch a whole bunch of updates for work related tasks/projects/favors/requests
  • Fix several stupid mistakes made due to lack of sleep
  • Pat self on back for being smart enough to make backups first
  • Yawn
  • Prep house for ensuing pipework with chances of dirt/dust clouds that will begin shortly
  • ...all of which should be just great for the sinuses
  • Buy masks for family

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:38 PM | Tags (9) | glm | dailygrind | sql | work | programming | fixes | mask | dust | work |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 0 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: January 7, 2010

Daily Grind: Efficient

Name: Vin (aka jimmy three-teeth)
How Vin feels today: Efficient @ 3:10:25 PM
What Vin really wants today: Give myself a round of applause for writing various scripts that condensed a boatload of work into a smaller buoy-sized amount of work.

Music Stuck in Head: The Entertainer / Billy Joel
Mostly because the synth effect in the intro and outro of the song. Reminds me of Saturday morning cartoons every time.

Stuff to do today:

  • Read up on all the happenings from CES over in Las Vegas
  • Watch the Microsoft Keynote
  • Boy, was that ever boring
  • Find something more entertaining
  • This YouTube video will suffice for now
  • Wow, it's even got Reversi

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 4:10 PM | Tags (9) | billyjoel | boring | ces | dailygrind | efficient | glm | keynote | music | vegas |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 5, 2010

Daily Grind: Semi-productive

Name: Vin (aka workhorse)
How Vin feels today: Semiproductive @ 2:06:48 PM
What Vin really wants today: To be fully productive as opposed to just semi-productive which in turn would be quite swell but alas, I am only semi-productive today. Meh, I blame the cold medicine.

Music Stuck in Head: Harpua / Phish
Yes, you too can enjoy a little Harpua on YouTube to make the day pass along just a wee bit quicker.

Stuff to do today:

  • Drag big clunky non-flatscreen television to curb this evening
  • Call town to alert them of bulbous trash offering
  • Prep dank basement for inspection
  • Clear cobwebs and various giant insects
  • Move on to topics with less dank, insects and cobwebs
  • Hey look, Google's brand new Nexus One phone has been released today
  • ...eh I'll stick with the iPhone thanks
  • Read up on some more Apple tablet rumors
  • Stop making giddy noises

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:06 PM | Tags (7) | dailygrind | glm | google | harpua | nexus | phish | phone |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 4, 2010

Daily Grind: Congested

Name: Vin (aka sinus doom)
How Vin feels today: Congested @ 12:58:11 PM
What Vin really wants today: Buy some kind of pill-type medicine, most likely a pill and most likely medicine, to get rid of this annoying sinus headache that has been plaguing me for the past three days. Seriously, go away.

Music Stuck in Head: Season of the Witch / Donovan
Stating the original artist above but I'm a bigger fan of Al Kooper's interpretation of the tune.

Stuff to do today:

  • Figure out why my PC decided to stop running certain scheduled tasks
  • Reboot, all better
  • Find better explanation when time allows
  • Watch Phish's NYE gag one more time on Vimeo
  • A little kooky but fun nonetheless
  • Try and get some more time in playing Brutal Legend
  • Note that I am not a fan of the RTS elements but I will soldier on
  • Zero Puntucation's review is pretty much spot on
  • Oh, and Transformers 2 was horrible

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 1:58 PM | Tags (2) | dailygrind | glm |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 30, 2009

Daily Grind: Gross

Name: Vin (aka lozenge boy)
How Vin feels today: Gross @ 1:12:09 PM
What Vin really wants today: To go home and not breath on anything that happens to be a living thing. Seriously, enough with this cold/flu crap.

Music Stuck in Head: Panama / Van Halen
I'm confused. Is this tune about a girl or a car? Or both? What does any of that have to do with Panama? Upon closer analysis, the song is actually about a car. Thank you Wikipedia.

Stuff to do today:

  • Take more DayQuil
  • Break down and download Dragon's Lair app for iPhone
  • Downloaded
  • This is really quite a nostalgic journey back to the arcade
  • Here's a video showing off most of Dirk's many demises on YouTube
  • Find a copy of Mad Dog McRee next

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:12 PM | Tags (11) | dailygrind | glm | vanhalen | panama | gaming | videogames | arcade | iphone | dragonslair | dirk | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 29, 2009

Daily Grind: Attractive

Name: Vin (aka influenza attractor)
How Vin feels today: Attractive @ 2:20:57 PM
What Vin really wants today: Yes, in between the times that I'm not coughing, wheezing, sneezing, and/or blowing mucus-infested nostrils I actually feel quite charming. Roar.

Music Stuck in Head: Let's Get It On / Marvin Gaye
Aww yea. Hold these dirty tissues and let's toast some NyQuil together. Or not.

Stuff to do today:

  • Cough, sniffle, cough
  • Finish up watching seventy minute Star Wars video review
  • What video review you ask? This one. You'll either love it instantly or instantly hate it
  • Snort, wheeze, sniffle
  • Also finish watching new episode of TWID
  • Elephant noise, cough, higaga
  • Finish up work, go home and sleep

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:20 PM | Tags (8) | attractive | dailygrind | flu | glm | jokes | lame | sick | starwars |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 28, 2009

Daily Grind: Slightly bored

Name: Vin (aka caulking madman)
How Vin feels today: Slightly bored @ 2:50:46 PM
What Vin really wants today: Go home right after slow workday finishes up and caulk things that don't necessarily need to be caulked because I want to label myself as a 'handy homeowner'. Also because my back patio door leaks when it rains (no, that's not code for something else).

Music Stuck in Head: Stuck in the Middle With You / Stealers Wheel
I always thought this was a Dylan tune until I just looked it up on Wikipedia. Wow, Stealers Wheel? Really?

Stuff to do today:

  • Buy more caulk
  • Start making New Year's resolutions for myself
  • Make resolution to get back on track with daily grind posting
  • ...starting today
  • Its always good to start resolutions early
  • Although it's a short a week so this little item may not kick off appropriately
  • Try really hard
  • Thank MacInquirer for rekindling my inspiration for making a new DotComic in the near future
  • Also thank them for carefully reading the about page of GLM

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:50 PM | Tags (6) | about | dailygrind | dotcomic | glm | newyears | resolutions |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Thursday: December 10, 2009

Turns out that we gobble up about thirty-four gigabytes on a daily basis.Turns out that we gobble up about thirty-four gigabytes on a daily basis.

The first is raw hours of consumption, which counts time spent multitasking—browsing the Web while watching TV, for example—twice. All told, US consumers spend nearly a dozen hours a day immersed in some sort of media.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 8:52 AM | Tags (5) | consumers | ars | gigabytes | 34 | daily |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 9, 2009

Daily Grind: Grumpy

Name: Vin (aka nitpicker)
How Vin feels today: Grumpy @ 2:53:50 PM
What Vin really wants today: To stop agonizing over Photoshop mockups for work and over-analyzing pixel placement. Yes, I'm a little thorough.

Music Stuck in Head: L.A. Woman / The Doors
Mostly because I love shouting gibberish whilst doing a poor Jim Morrison impression. It's comedy gold.

Stuff to do today:

  • Download finale for Tales of Monkey Island
  • Find time to play said finale
  • Attempt to get more holiday shopping done
  • Continue threats of embroidered Snuggie blanket for other half
  • Find potentially worse gift than that of the Snuggie
  • Look around for litter of robotic hamsters

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:53 PM | Tags (7) | dailygrind | design | doors | gaming | glm | monkeyisland | nitpick |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 7, 2009

Daily Grind: Slightly grouchy

Name: Vin (aka wet blanket)
How Vin feels today: Slightly grouchy @ 2:28:30 PM
What Vin really wants today: Get back in the swing of things from being off last week (took a vacation - sorry for the lack of notice or posting).

Music Stuck in Head: Christmas Music
It's everywhere.

Stuff to do today:

  • Get some additional holiday shopping / decorating in order before holidays actually arrive
  • Try not to break neck this year installing lights in trees surrounding house
  • Opt for alternative low-altitude holiday decorations
  • Get siked up for season finale of Tales of Monkey Island
  • ...of which arrives tomorrow online
  • Continue catching up on work, make time for games later

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:28 PM | Tags (6) | dailygrind | glm | grouchy | holidays | christmas | shopping |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 20, 2009

Daily Grind: Cloudy

Name: Vin (aka dayquil daytripper)
How Vin feels today: Cloudy @ 2:39:23 PM
What Vin really wants today: To shake off yet another strain of this cold/flu business prior to my upcoming (and much-needed) vacation.

Music Stuck in Head: Only a Dream / Phish
I'm very curious as to why they decided to leave this off the new album and stick it on the bonus disc (which most people still haven't received). This tune is better than most of the songs on 'Joy'.

Stuff to do today:

  • Clean up GeekLikeMe footer and paging (scroll to the bottom of the site)
  • Test new code additions in multiple browsers, particularly Internet Explorer
  • ...of which I highly reccomend this tool to all of my fellow web nerds: IETester
  • Cross that item off the list
  • Fix rupture in space time continuum for crossing off crossed off item on daily grind to do list
  • Wish a certain member of the Michnay family a happy birthday
  • Apologize for lack of a daily grind post in what... two weeks?
  • Get back on track next week now that server mess is all cleaned up

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:39 PM | Tags (8) | dailygrind | geeklikeme | glm | joy | partytime | phish | servers | speed |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Steve Ballmer quite pleased with how Windows 7 turned out.Steve Ballmer quite pleased with how Windows 7 turned out.

Ballmer told the Microsoft Annual Shareholder Meeting that Windows 7 has been outselling previous versions of Windows, including Windows Vista, by a ratio of two to one. While Ballmer declined to give exact sales numbers he said that the sales were fantastic.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:59 AM | Tags (6) | business | microsoft | pleased | steveballmer | tgdaily | windows7 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 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


Friday: October 30, 2009

Daily Grind: Laid back

Name: Vin (aka notmyjorb)
How Vin feels today: Laid back @ 3:56:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: For this day to be over so I can get to some important Halloween activities which consist mainly of eating copious amounts of candy until I explode.

Music Stuck in Head: Run this Town / The Apples
Discovered some great new music while listening to The Bunny. This is really good stuff, you can find it on iTunes.

Stuff to do today:

  • Finalize 'costume' for Halloween trick or treating candy grab
  • Costume is in quotes because there is no costume actually prepared
  • Go as BookFace
  • Sign up for Sirius /XM trial so I can listen in on Festival 8 this weekend
  • Find time to play new chapter of Tales from Monkey Island as well
  • When it finally becomes available

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 4:56 PM | Tags (11) | dailygrind | glm | geeklikeme | phish | fest8 | sirius | monkeyisland | guybrush | gaming | videogames | halloween |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


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