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Monday: July 18, 2011

Final Harry Potter movie breaks box office records worldwide.Final Harry Potter movie breaks box office records worldwide.

Here in the states, Harry and friends (and enemies) took over the top spot from 'The Dark Knight' for best opening weekend. According to Box Office Mojo, the final Potter film took in $168.55 million. Christopher Nolan's second Batman grossed a robust $158.4 million when it opened in 2008. Around the world, the cumulative Potter numbers were even larger. The movie grossed about $307 million, outgrossing the previous world box office record holder, 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,' by almost 20 percent.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 2:33 PM | Tags (6) | harrypotter | records | worldwide | cbsnews | deathlyhallows | voldemort |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 4, 2010

Forty-seven amazing CSS3 demonstrations for your viewing pleasure.Forty-seven amazing CSS3 demonstrations for your viewing pleasure.

Behold the mighty power of CSS3 which can take on some powerful animation techniques (thus negating the need for Flash or intense JavaScript). You'll need a webkit compliant browser (Safari, Chrome) to enjoy said demos though.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 6:50 AM | Tags (7) | css3 | demos | designer | examples | programming | web | webdesignerwall |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 192 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 1, 2010

De-motivational posters through the ultimately motivating eye of Photoshop.De-motivational posters through the ultimately motivating eye of Photoshop.

Go ahead, hang some of these up on your walls (framing optional) and start demotivating yourself today. You'll thank yourself later when you start to feel motivated again. Just look up, problem solved.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 6:51 AM | Tags (5) | demotivational | funny | photoshop | poster | worth1000 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 107 Clicks | 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


Wednesday: September 16, 2009

Watch the first five minutes of Tim Schafer's Brutal Legend.Watch the first five minutes of Tim Schafer's Brutal Legend.

Yep, I'll be buying this (as if I had any hesitation before-hand anyway). Also of note for those still on the fence, demo version comes out on Xbox 360 and PS3 tomorrow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 12:52 PM | Tags (9) | movies | introduction | brutallegend | timschafer | jackblack | gaming | demo | videogames | metal |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

Brutal Legend demo to hit consoles in September.Brutal Legend demo to hit consoles in September.

The demo opens as Eddie awakes in the age of metal where he must quickly learn how to use the powerful ancient axe, 'The Separator' and electrifying guitar 'Clementine' to unleash combo moves that destroy the demons of darkness.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 12:09 PM | Tags (9) | gaming | videogames | timschafer | jackblack | brutal | legend | ps3 | xbox | demo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 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


Thursday: August 30, 2007

Five demotivational tactics to keep your blog stagnant.

Are you a blogger? Do you have something to say? Below is a handy list that will outline how to keep your blog boring, uninteresting, and certainly not entertaining. Refer to it before hitting the submit button for new posts.

  1. Voice

    When writing a blog post keep in mind that nobody cares what you have to say. You are not important. Stop crying.

  2. Originality

    While you may think your post is fresh and original, chances are that someone has already posted the same blog post about that particular topic you wanted to write about. Give up.

  3. Writing skills

    Your blog writing is probably not as good as that other blogger, and less funny too. The truth hurts.

  4. Design

    Get a generic blog template that looks like everyone else (plus one for polka dots). This way people who happen to visit someone else's site will mistake it for yours.

  5. Circulation

    Don't update your blog, ever. And certainly don't keep an RSS feed of your scribblings either. You don't need the traffic, but you probably aren't getting traffic anyway.

Note: writing a blog post about demotivational methods is a healthy way to keep your blog fresh and exciting.

Posted to Verbose filed in Life @ 10:37 AM | Tags (4) | demotivation | blog | tactics | boring |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 0 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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