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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

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

Wednesday: October 28, 2009

Daily Grind: Systematic

Name: Vin (aka worky mcworksalot)
How Vin feels today: Systematic @ 1:46:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: Continue plugging away at work-related projects and tasks then try to make time for actually working on things that are not work-related. All work and non-work play makes Vin uh... something something.

Music Stuck in Head: Another Disaster / The Samples
Mostly because of the gloomy weather. Blah.

Stuff to do today:

  • Fix work issue number one
  • Backup code and all iterative versions of said code
  • Make some time for self to watch Treehouse of Horror on Hulu
  • Watch other Halloween-related shows for good measure
  • Wired has a handy list in case you need further inspiration
  • Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin is still a personal fav
  • Nobody cares about my personal favs

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:46 PM | Tags (10) | dailygrind | geeklikeme | glm | halloween | specials | cheesy | simpsons | treehouse | horror | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin

Tuesday: October 27, 2009

Daily Grind: Adventurous

Name: Vin (aka mr fixit)
How Vin feels today: Adventurous @ 1:56:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: To fix my household plumbing problems without actually calling in a plumber. Update: fixed one problem and created another as I am a plumbing terror.

Music Stuck in Head: Siamese Cat Song / Lady and the Tramp
Mostly due to the fact that I had to watch this flick multiple times during the course of my three old's bout with the flu. Go on, have a look - it'll be stuck in your head too afterward.

Stuff to do today:

  • Debate whether or not to get flu shot despite being sick with flu-like symptoms last week
  • Previous item is understatement as entire household was sick with flu-like symptons
  • Flu shot = added protection?
  • Consult with nurse before getting said shot
  • Buy more plumbing supplies

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:56 PM | Tags (10) | dailygrind | flu | geeklikeme | glm | household | plumbing | shot | siamese | sick | vaccine |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin

Wednesday: October 21, 2009

Daily Grind: Hoarse

Name: Vin (aka house of flu)
How Vin feels today: Hoarse @ 7:04:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: Continue loading up on various vitamins and anti-flu type medicines. Remind self to get flu shot prior to flu season actually starting next year.

Music Stuck in Head: Stomp the House / The Fresh Beat Band
Thank you Nick Jr. Who can I flog for putting this show in the face of my three year old?

Stuff to do today:

  • Apologize for limited posting of weekdaily links, influenza has taken hold of my entire family
  • Be better prepared next season, actually get flu shot
  • Launch various work projects from home
  • Check out some of the latest and greatest gadgets whilst I've been sick
  • That new Apple mouse looks even more ergonomically uncomfortable than the previous version
  • On the other hand, that Barnes and Noble e-reader is quite enticing
  • Note that above product actually requires desire to read publications with more than thirty pages
  • Give up, continue flu detox program

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 8:04 PM | Tags (8) | apology | dailygrind | flu | geeklikeme | limited | postings | shots | weekdaily |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin

Friday: October 9, 2009

Daily Grind: Thankful

Name: Vin (aka groovy truvy)
How Vin feels today: Thankful @ 1:50:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: To enjoy a lovely three-day weekend without anything at work breaking down unexpectedly. Proceed to knock on wood several times since having typed that.

Music Stuck in Head: Pleasant Valley Sunday / The Monkees
I never knew know that Carole King had a hand in penning this tune. Thanks, Wikipedia.

Stuff to do today:

  • Note awesomeness of LeechBlock add-on for Firefox
  • Basically you can set up a list of sites to block so you can concentrate on whatever it is you're doing and not surf the web aimlessly
  • Facebook = blocked
  • For you Mac people there's this little gem: Concentrate
  • Of course, these add-ons and programs only apply if you seem to have constant diversionary problems
  • I'm not saying that I have these said problems, but hey - the Internet is a big place and there's lots to read
  • Stop making excuses for social networking addiction

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:50 PM | Tags (8) | dailygrind | monkees | wikipedia | work | life | holiday | diversions | facebook |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin

Wednesday: October 7, 2009

Daily Grind: Irritated

Name: Vin (aka font changer)
How Vin feels today: Irritated @ 2:33:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: To finish up with some design changes that should not ever be dictated by people who know squat about design. No, not every font on the web should be a graphic so that it can 'look sharper'. Oye.

Music Stuck in Head: Hotel California / Gypsy Kings
I love this version. 'Welcome to zee Hotel Cal-e-forn-ya'

Stuff to do today:

  • Note that Shark Tank is semi-enjoyable show
  • Also enjoyable when one of the sharks happens to reference a previous employer
  • Previous employer let me know that reference was not actually referencing them
  • Oh well, at least you can watch it on Hulu
  • Continue banging out work projects
  • Note that pile is at least 50% smaller than yesterday
  • Small piles are good when in comparison to big piles
  • Get back to work on clearing piles

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:33 PM | Tags (4) | dailygrind | fonts | work | california |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin

Monday: September 28, 2009

Daily Grind: Calm

Name: Vin (aka shaggy)
How Vin feels today: Calm @ 1:18:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: Enjoy a quiet Monday at the office due to the holiday. Attempt to get a leg up on some upcoming work projects.

Music Stuck in Head: Nothing
...and it's kind of nice actually.

Stuff to do today:

  • Convert some non-compatible iPod movies to compatibile versions with iTunes 9
  • Converting...    converting...   converting...
  • Holy crap, this is taking a long time
  • Twiddle thumbs
  • Start drawing up new DotComic strip for this week
  • Note that season premier of Dexter was pretty good, creepy as always, but pretty good
  • Thank Showtime for showing more than enough of John Lithgow for one week
  • Post-rehab House should be interesting tonight as well
  • Note that overall Fall television programming so far has been pretty entertaining
  • Even Heroes was borderline decent

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:18 PM | Tags (10) | dailygrind | dexter | fall | heroes | house | itunes | lineup | shows | showtime | television |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin

Friday: September 25, 2009

Daily Grind: Great

Name: Vin (aka alt nothing)
How Vin feels today: Great @ 1:58:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: Finish up remaining work tasks and attempt to enjoy a nice Fall weekend.

Music Stuck in Head: Lounge Act / Nirvana
It's an alternative kind of day so far.

Stuff to do today:

  • Replay Brutal Legend demo for Xbox 360
  • Yea, it was that good
  • ...and it was just a demo
  • Pre-order full game when Rocktober comes along
  • Pat self on back for actually posting a dailygrind every day this week
  • Reward self with cookie

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:58 PM | Tags (6) | brutallegend | dailygrind | demo | videogames | weekend | work |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin

Thursday: September 24, 2009

Daily Grind: Relaxed

Name: Vin (aka jim lookalike)
How Vin feels today: Relaxed @ 2:16:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: Breathe easier now that meetings went semi-well this morning. Make time for a haircut this weekend so people can stop saying I look like Jim from The Office (keep the smug attitude in check though).

Music Stuck in Head: Yesterday / Guns n' Roses
Take a stroll down memory lane and watch the video on YouTube. I remember someone telling me that they used a stand-in for Slash at the time. You be the judge.

Stuff to do today:

  • Stop making baseless accusations about Slash's appearance in certain GnR videos
  • Dig up old tapes of college band playing a calypso version of Sweet Child of Mine
  • On second thought, keep tapes buried and hope they are never found again
  • Note that this may be the first week in a long time where a daily grind entry has been posted every day for the span of the week
  • But the week ain't over yet

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:16 PM | Tags (5) | dailygrind | glm | meetings | music | work |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin

Wednesday: September 23, 2009

Daily Grind: Frenzied

Name: Vin (aka stopgap)
How Vin feels today: Frenzied @ 1:34:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: Continue coding furiously to hit tomorrow's work deadline for meeting.

Music Stuck in Head: Blood / Pearl Jam
I should probably read up some more on proper work/music techniques from today's batch of links.

Stuff to do today:

  • Code code code code code
  • Take lunch
  • Hey, this instant mac and cheese wasn't as bad as initially thought
  • Code code code code code
  • Drink coffee
  • Try to make good on yesterday's todo item of posting new photo to photoblog

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:34 PM | Tags (4) | dailygrind | work | busy | frenzied |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 0 Clicks | Posted by Vin

Tuesday: September 22, 2009

Daily Grind: Frenetic

Name: Vin (aka refresher)
How Vin feels today: Frenetic @ 2:40:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: So much work to do and only so much time to do it in. Although, it would probably help if I didn't volunteer unnecessary work for myself. Note to self: stop talking.

Music Stuck in Head: Bring Back the News / God Street Wine
This helps.

Stuff to do today:

  • Continue plugging away at overdue work projects
  • Attempt to post new photo to photoblog before the day is out
  • Thank Alpha for showing me the Internet phenomenon that is longcat
  • ...whats that you say? You don't know what that is?
  • Longcat is well, loooooooooooooooong
  • Get back to work

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:40 PM | Tags (7) | dailygrind | geeklikeme | glm | longcat | interwebs | work | projects |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin

Monday: September 21, 2009

Daily Grind: Determined

Name: Vin (aka flummox the lummox)
How Vin feels today: Determined @ 10:05:00 AM
What Vin really wants today: Knock out some looming work projects and other small web-related tasks that I want off my plate as soon as possible.

Music Stuck in Head: Yellow Submarine / The Beatles
I've been playing a lot of Beatles: Rock Band lately.

Stuff to do today:

  • Continue coding furiously to hit upcoming work deadline
  • When not coding attempt to mockup a new DotComic
  • Yes, I'm still attempting to add new entries to that section
  • Note that Beatles: Rock Band is a lot of fun - although kind of short
  • 45 songs? That's it? Where is Day in the Life or HELP?
  • The answer will be revealed in DLC format
  • Continue messing around with Snow Leopard
  • (which also happens to be the but of the soon-to-be-penned DotComic entry)

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 11:05 AM | Tags (7) | dailygrind | beatles | videogames | rockband | gaming | yellow | submarine |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | 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

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