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Wednesday: September 16, 2009

Turns out that sleep plays a pivotal role in memory formations. Who knew?Turns out that sleep plays a pivotal role in memory formations. Who knew?

These sharp, ‘loud’ transient events occur hundreds to thousands of times during sleep and ‘teach’ the neocortex to form a long-term form of the memory, a process referred to as memory consolidation.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 8:50 AM | Tags (5) | brain | formation | memories | science | sciencedaily |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 26, 2009

Daily Grind: Recovering

Name: Vin (aka coughing boy)
How Vin feels today: Recovering @ 4:16:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: Continue assault on this recent flu/cold hybrid thing. TO THE DEATH!

Music Stuck in Head: Crosseyed and Painless / Talking Heads
Still waiting...

Stuff to do today:

  • Apologize for lack of quality links between yesterday and today
  • Links will get better as health improves, I promises
  • Load up on more cold medicine before making unneccesary promises
  • Wish nephew a very happy first birthday!

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 5:16 PM | Tags (4) | dailygrind | sick | medicine | health |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 24, 2009

Daily Grind: Sickly

Name: Vin (aka snifflegag)
How Vin feels today: Sickly @ 3:05:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: To go home, drink copious amounts of NyQuil, and then pass out.

Music Stuck in Head: None
The sound of my own coughs and sneezes is enough, thanks.

Stuff to do today:

  • Continue testing out additional small functional and cosmetic changes to GLM
  • What new changes you ask? Allow me to divulge...
  • Thumbnails have 3D-shadowy style instead of the clunky inset one from before
  • 'Popular today' functionality on the top of each day's worth of links
  • Design should be more 'IE6' friendly as well as more 'lower-resolution-buy-a-new-computer' friendly
  • Encourage readers to point out any bugs found by posting a comment to this entry
  • Another twenty bucks says no one leaves a comment
  • Stop making useless bets with self

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 4:05 PM | Tags (6) | changes | cosmetic | dailygrind | design | functionality | programming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 20, 2009

Daily Grind: Hyper

Name: Vin (aka timbit hoarder)
How Vin feels today: Hyper @ 1:35:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: To stop eating the Timbits that are staring me in the face directly outside of my office. Damn you, Timbits.

Music Stuck in Head: DARE / Gorillaz
Stumbled across the video for this song on YouTube. Continually reminds me of my last trip to Italy (this song was everywhere over there at the time).

Stuff to do today:

  • Play through second chapter of Monkey Island after work
  • Reviews seem to be pretty good already
  • Note that I officially owe myself twenty bucks (read yesterday's daily grind)
  • Continue working on GLM 4.5 and that special other project

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:35 PM | Tags (4) | dailygrind | videogames | gaming | monkeyisland |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

Daily Grind: Energetic

Name: Vin (aka link posting madman)
How Vin feels today: Energetic @ 2:22:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: Figure where this burst of energy has suddenly come from, maximize full coding potential from said burst.

Music Stuck in Head: Beverly Hill / Weezer
Mostly because it was on a recommended list of songs to get kids into music (I kid you not).

Stuff to do today:

  • Note excitement for new Monkey Island episode coming out tomorrow
  • Video preview is pretty funny
  • Note video makes a little bit more sense if you've played through first episode
  • ...also helps if you are a fan of the series
  • Move onto other topics
  • Figure out way to encourage people to comment more on GLM
  • Better content? Better badges? Create logins?
  • Suggestions appreciated
  • Twenty bucks says no one comments on this post

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:22 PM | Tags (6) | dailygrind | guybrush | monkeyisland | projects | telltale | work |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 13, 2009

Daily Grind: Slightly productive

Name: Vin (aka tweaker)
How Vin feels today: Slightly productive @ 1:17:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: Take care of some work projects, prep for this weekend's road trip extravaganza (Phish @ Hartford).

Music Stuck in Head: I Gotta Feeling / Black Eyed Peas
Make it stop. Make it stop. Make it stop. And yes, that annoying Miley Cyrus song from those goddamn Wal-Mart commercials takes second place. Stop that as well.

Stuff to do today:

  • Make small cosmetic changes to GLM
  • Add popular tags call on the right hand side (scroll down)
  • Post new photo to photoblog
  • Burn some CDs for tomorrow's CT road trip
  • Mostly because I don't feel like futzing with an iPod for two hours
  • Bring camera, snap off some photos of Phish lot scene in all it's wook splendor
  • Share said photos with GLM readers

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:17 PM | Tags (8) | changes | dailygrind | glm | hartford | phish | photography | roadtrip | tweaks |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 5, 2009

Daily Grind: Stupendous

Name: Vin (aka slappy cromwell)
How Vin feels today: Stupendous @ 11:10:00 AM
What Vin really wants today: Fix bothersome server issues and shake off headache from playing Prototype until wee hours of the morning.

Music Stuck in Head: Tequila / The Champs
Shoot me.

Stuff to do today:

  • Drink additional cup of coffee to fend off drowsiness
  • Celebrate today's 20,000th weekdaily post
  • Play triumphant music, buy cake, get party favors
  • Wish Alpha an enjoyable trip on vacation back to Hawaii
  • Daydream about making plans to book trip to Hawaii for 2010
  • Attempt to actually make plans to book trip instead
  • Going to Maui? GLM reccomends this hotel

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 12:10 PM | Tags (5) | 20k | dailygrind | hawaii | wailea | weekdaily |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


You are officially reading the 20,000th weekdaily link posted to GLM.You are officially reading the 20,000th weekdaily link posted to GLM.

Here's to another 20,000 more! More fun stats are at the bottom right of this page.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 7:28 AM | Tags (3) | 20k | glm | weekdaily |  | Discuss (5) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 30, 2009

Daily Grind: Fed up

Name: Vin (aka dns homewrecker)
How Vin feels today: Fed up @ 2:13:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: To formerly declare I am taking a much needed and well deserved day off from work tomorrow. These last two weeks have been hell. Monkey need break.

Music Stuck in Head: Mami Gato / Medeski, Martin & Wood
This album successfully got me through one of those weeks.

Stuff to do today:

  • Apologize once again for slacking on daily grind posts
  • Note that the number of weekdaily links will soon surpass 20,000
  • Hold a party for self, bake cake, buy favors
  • Pat self on back instead
  • Take suggestions from readers on how to improve GLM (leave a comment)
  • Laugh at lack of comments

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:13 PM | Tags (4) | dailygrind | vacation | off | music |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 24, 2009

Daily Grind: Awesome

Name: Vin (aka daily grind slacker)
How Vin feels today: Awesome @ 10:46:00 AM
What Vin really wants today: Revel in recently completed projects but to continue bug testing before reveling any further. Also, to apologize for lack of daily grind entries this week, will try harder next week.

Music Stuck in Head: Weekapaug Groove / Phish
In light of the recently announced Halloween festy.

Stuff to do today:

  • Convince other half that driving from New York to Cali for a three day Phish festival is a healthy family experience
  • Plus kids under 5 get in free!
  • Find other family friendly experiences that won't cause unnecessary marital problems
  • Ask non-Phish friend about about actually going to said festival for laughs
  • Alpha: Any other bands besides Phish playing at it?
  • Me: ...no
  • Alpha: All three days are just Phish?
  • Me: ...yes
  • Alpha's illustrated response: link
  • Settle on PAX EAST next year instead

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 11:46 AM | Tags (8) | alpha | dailygrind | east | festival | mad | pax | pennyarcade | phish |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 15, 2009

Daily Grind: Temperamental

Name: Vin (aka mic jack hero)
How Vin feels today: Temperamental @ 12:26:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: Continue chugging along at this week's coding project, stop getting frustrated when something unrelated deters me from getting this programming job done.

Music Stuck in Head: Possum Kingdom / The Toadies
This song sounds way more interesting when played from a mono jack (certain aspects of song are mixed to the left and right respectively). Makes the song a little more spookier than usual.

Stuff to do today:

  • Give a birthday shout-out to Alpha
  • Rush home early today to play newly released Special Edition of Monkey Island
  • Encourage readers to visit this URL and click the big YES button
  • Cmon, help me get written into a video game
  • Stop begging

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 1:26 PM | Tags (7) | dailygrind | monkeyisland | guybrush | contest | telltale | alpha | birthday |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 13, 2009

Daily Grind: All over the place

Name: Vin (aka waxpaper eater)
How Vin feels today: All over the place @ 3:30:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: Some peace and quiet. It's turning out to be quite the manic Monday.

Music Stuck in Head: Certainly nothing from HSM3
No, certainly not.

Stuff to do today:

  • Explain what today's aka actually means
  • Probably better that it's not explained
  • Note that MST3K'ing High School Musical 3 makes for a great social experiment
  • Thank Ant and Cheryl for being courageous enough to participate
  • Conclusion: some parts are so bad that no jokes can be made
  • Alternatively, some parts are downright riotous

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 4:30 PM | Tags (9) | chiles | comedy | dailygrind | experiment | gross | mstk3 | musical | paper | wax |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 10, 2009

Daily Grind: Relaxed

Name: Vin (aka onivan of eniladam)
How Vin feels today: Relaxed @ 12:51:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: To enjoy a trouble-free Friday then to knock on wood because I typed that.

Music Stuck in Head: Star Wars Cantina Theme
Mostly because I can't stop playing with this online toy.

Stuff to do today:

  • Seriously, stop giggling like a seven year old girl
  • Continue on with Star Wars-related bullet points
  • Figure out your Star Wars name with this online generator
  • (mine is located in today's aka above)

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 1:51 PM | Tags (4) | dailygrind | friday | soundboard | starwars |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 0 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 8, 2009

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


Tuesday: June 23, 2009

Daily Grind: Irked

Name: Vin (aka glm fluffer)
How Vin feels today: Irked @ 9:24:00 AM
What Vin really wants today: Work on bug testing skills - continue fixing some annoying GLM bugs that I had thought I were previously fixed.

Music Stuck in Head: 1 vs 100 Theme / Xbox Live
Been playing way too much of this game lately. Thanks Xbox!

Stuff to do today:

  • Add more SEO hooks to all posts, see what the outcome is
  • Fix issues with encoding of pesky characters on comments
  • Remind readers that each and every item on the new GLM can be commented on
  • ...and you can even add a badge to give your comment some uh... flair?
  • Take suggestions for additional badges

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 10:24 AM | Tags (5) | badges | bugs | comments | dailygrind | seo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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