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Monday: December 7, 2009

Kellogg would like to warn you about a nationwide Eggo shortage.Kellogg would like to warn you about a nationwide Eggo shortage.

It will take until the middle of 2010 before shelves around the country are stocked at pre-shutdown levels, Charles said. Already customers are noticing near-empty Eggo shelves on the freezer aisle at many grocery stores.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Food @ 6:33 AM | Tags (5) | kellogg | eggo | shortage | usatoday | food |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 1, 2009

Cyber Monday brought in a staggering four million shoppers per minute.Cyber Monday brought in a staggering four million shoppers per minute.

Akamai said that its Net Usage Index -- which monitors North American visitors to sites such as American Eagle Outfitters, Overstock.com, QVC.com and eBags.com -- said traffic was up nearly 39% compared to the same time last year.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:33 AM | Tags (6) | shopping | cyber | monday | cnnmoney | millions | minute |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Seven reasons as to why e-readers make great gifts this year.Seven reasons as to why e-readers make great gifts this year.

There are already a sea of Kindles on my morning commute into the city on a daily basis. Go ahead, be part of the 'in' crowd and buy yourself an ereader. I'll pull out an actual book and remain an outcast. Mwa ha ha!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:29 AM | Tags (10) | ereaders | holiday | shopping | gifts | commute | amazon | barnes | noble | kindle | nook |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 30, 2009

This year's hottest toy is robotic hamsters according to CNNMoney.This year's hottest toy is robotic hamsters according to CNNMoney.

Move aside Tickle Me Elmo - this year robotic hamsters are all the rage.  The price might be a factor in this as well as these little robots will only set you back about eight or ten bucks. They also leave less of a mess than a real-life hamster, which is nice.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 6:50 AM | Tags (8) | toys | items | musthave | holiday | season | cnnmoney | hamsters | robotic |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 24, 2009

A list of a hundred of the all-time best ways to hack your workday.A list of a hundred of the all-time best ways to hack your workday.

Some great suggestions to those of you who may or may not be following one or more of these little gems already. Personally, I am lost with my morning to-do list. Let's see here, post morning links to GLM: check. See?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Life @ 7:00 AM | Tags (7) | best | career | hacks | job | list | suggestions | workday |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 57 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Eleven more signs that you're at a geek's house for Thanksgiving.Eleven more signs that you're at a geek's house for Thanksgiving.

8. Turkey outfitted with fans to keep it cool, and neon lights to make it glow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 6:43 AM | Tags (8) | geek | bbspot | thanksgiving | holiday | neon | turkey | glowing | funny |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 19, 2009

A collection of tutorials for making your own holiday ornaments.A collection of tutorials for making your own holiday ornaments.

Nothing screams Christmas like adding some Super Mario flair to your beloved Christmas tree.  For those inclined, there is also a tutorial on how to make a starman tree topper as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:28 AM | Tags (7) | christmas | holiday | decorations | tutorial | instructables | muschrooms | tree |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 16, 2009

New study shows that we've had more record highs than lows this decade.New study shows that we've had more record highs than lows this decade.

You can thank climate change for the reason as to why you're wearing a t-shirt in the middle of November. Global warming? What global warming?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 7:27 AM | Tags (6) | weather | record | highs | lows | usatoday | november |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 12, 2009

Google offering up free wifi at forty-seven airports for the holidays.Google offering up free wifi at forty-seven airports for the holidays.

Free you say? What's the catch you ask? You'll be prompted to set Google as your homepage and to give their Chrome browser a whirl if you haven't already. Not a bad tradeoff really. Merry holidays from Google to you.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:32 AM | Tags (7) | airports | chrome | free | google | holidays | homepage | wifi |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 2, 2009

First official brick and mortar eBay store coming to New York City this holiday season.First official brick and mortar eBay store coming to New York City this holiday season.

To celebrate the opening, eBay is hosting cocktail parties on Nov. 19 and Black Friday (notoriously one of the best days of the year for retailers). To further boost the shopping fervor, limited numbers  of “daily deal” items will be given to the first 100 shoppers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 3:24 PM | Tags (11) | auctions | auctions | blackfriday | brick | ebay | giveaways | holidays | items | mortar | shopping | store |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

Everyday Halloween horror through the horrible eye of Photoshop.Everyday Halloween horror through the horrible eye of Photoshop.

Some classic scary movie monsters and characters placed in settings that you'd least expect to find them. Now let's put a smile on that face, Forrest.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 7:56 AM | Tags (6) | friday | funny | horror | manipulation | movies | photoshop |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 57 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 16, 2009

Sony will have yet another version of the PS3 to sell just in time for the holidays.Sony will have yet another version of the PS3 to sell just in time for the holidays.

New version will have expanded storage (250 gigabyte hard drive) and a $350 price tag.  Fifty bucks less gets you the 120 gigabyte model which is almost identical to what Microsoft offers for the Xbox Elite version.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:31 AM | Tags (7) | gaming | holidays | pricey | ps3 | sony | storage | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | 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


Tuesday: September 29, 2009

Want to be a professional eater? Try eating thrity-three burritos in ten minutes.Want to be a professional eater? Try eating thrity-three burritos in ten minutes.

Major League Eating's top-ranked eater is Joey Chestnut, and the 42-year-old Shoudt recently defeated the world champion at a chili spaghetti eating contest.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Food @ 8:02 AM | Tags (5) | food | eater | professional | burritos | usatoday |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 24, 2009

A brand new Nintendo Wii can now be yours for just $199.A brand new Nintendo Wii can now be yours for just $199.

The Nintendo announcements echoes moves by Sony and Microsoft, who have slashed the cost of the PlayStation 3 (PS3) and Xbox 360 as the countdown to Christmas shopping begins.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:42 AM | Tags (8) | 199 | cut | holidays | nintendo | price | reduction | shopping | wii |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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