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Wednesday: February 3, 2010

We're in for six more weeks of Winter according to Punxsutawney Phil.We're in for six more weeks of Winter according to Punxsutawney Phil.

The pudgy prognosticator apparently has a nose for the value of social networking. About 17,000 people had already signed up for Phil's text, Mickey Rowley, the deputy secretary for Pennsylvania tourism, said. If you send the text, you'll receive a copy of his forecast delivered to your mobile.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Life @ 6:44 AM | Tags (8) | weather | winter | groundhog | phil | punxsutawney | seasons | cold | abcnews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: January 29, 2010

A collection of radical subversive urban rooftop dwellings for your viewing pleasure.A collection of radical subversive urban rooftop dwellings for your viewing pleasure.

LoftCube: an all-in-one dwelling designed to be easily dropped into place on a rooftop via a crane. This modern design lets in plenty of natural light and would look perfect atop a tall building.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:10 AM | Tags (10) | weburbanist | radical | subversive | rooftop | homes | dwellings | newyorkcity | london | tokyo | southafrica |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 48 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: January 8, 2010

A video review of the transparent display of the future.A video review of the transparent display of the future.

Wow, that's pretty cool. The display is forty percent transparent at all times yet has a 100,000 to one contrast ratio. Perhaps we will see that interface from Minority Report come to life after all.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 6:54 AM | Tags (10) | wired | video | review | transparent | display | interface | opacity | contrast | ratio | ces |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 32 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: January 7, 2010

Eleven of the most painfully obvious newspaper articles ever.Eleven of the most painfully obvious newspaper articles ever.

Seriously, you'd think that most of these headlines would have come right out of The Onion - but no, sadly these are all real headlines. My personal favorite: 'Report on reports sees too many reports'. That's some good reporting.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Comedy Gold @ 4:15 PM | Tags (6) | 11points | funny | headlines | newspaper | obvious | painful |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 56 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Reindeer droppings apparently make for some festive ornaments and jewelry.Reindeer droppings apparently make for some festive ornaments and jewelry.

The zoo had such success last year selling Christmas ornaments made of the reindeer droppings that they started making jewelry this year. The droppings are dime-sized, dehydrated, sterilized and spray-painted with glitter. They're called 'Magical Reindeer Gems.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 7:07 AM | Tags (6) | reindeer | droppings | zoo | ornaments | zoo | jewelry |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Park ranger over in New Hampshire finds Big Foot, says he needs permit.Park ranger over in New Hampshire finds Big Foot, says he needs permit.

He was dressed as Bigfoot when a park ranger put a stop to his performance art project. Doyle didn't have a permit. But the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union Foundation argues that Doyle's free speech rights were violated.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 6:44 AM | Tags (6) | bigfoot | newhampshire | kmov | permit | ranger | freespeech |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Netflix customers will have to wait 28 days for new releases from Warner Brothers.Netflix customers will have to wait 28 days for new releases from Warner Brothers.

This means that when a popular Warner Bros. movie comes out on DVD for sale at your local Target or Best Buy, you must wait another month before you can get it delivered to your door or desktop via Netflix.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 6:34 AM | Tags (7) | netlifx | new | releases | dvds | movies | warner | delay |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 5, 2010

Nokia decides to add an additional fourteen patents to case against Apple.Nokia decides to add an additional fourteen patents to case against Apple.

The assertion made in Nokia's latest amended complaint is that Apple based the design of the iPhone around Nokia concepts, implying that Apple may have actively reverse-engineered Nokia's phones to do so -- rather than stumbling upon the same concepts accidentally in its own research.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:39 AM | Tags (6) | patents | nokia | phone | lawsuit | infrigement | betanews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 4, 2010

A list of the top ten mind hacks for making your resolutions stick.A list of the top ten mind hacks for making your resolutions stick.

Lifehacker covers a variety of methods in which you can attempt to try and keep to your brand new New Year's resolutions via some tips and tricks. Personally, I find that making no new resolutions at all is a great way to keep resolutions. Plus, there is a lot less disappointment that way.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:48 AM | Tags (11) | resolutions | lifehacker | newyear | 2010 | tips | tricks | mind | hacks | tech | reminders | mehtods |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Ten amazing viewing platforms from all over the world for you to gawk at.Ten amazing viewing platforms from all over the world for you to gawk at.

One of these years I'll get around to doing some form of a vacation/family trip that includes a 'skywalk' of some kind on the itinerary. My choices here seem to be limited to the Grand Canyon, Wisconsin, and Chicago. I'll let you all know how I make out.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 6:40 AM | Tags (8) | crazy | dangerous | gawkworthy | heights | nature | platforms | toxel | viewing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 33 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Mars Spirit Rover may be stuck for good this time.Mars Spirit Rover may be stuck for good this time.

This poor little vehicle has had nothing bad luck since it got to Mars. Latest reports from NASA indicate that Spirit is currently stuck in a sand trap and has lost a wheel as well. Bummer.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:36 AM | Tags (9) | mars | spirit | rover | stuck | sand | trap | abcnews | nasa | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 30, 2009

The top nine Internet memes of 2009 according to MSNBC.The top nine Internet memes of 2009 according to MSNBC.

Covers everything from Kanye to the Internet's unflinching love of all things bacon. Now if you'll excuse me there is a three wolf moon shirt that needs to be washed before not venturing out on New Year's Eve.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 2:26 PM | Tags (12) | 2009 | bestof | dumb | fads | interwebs | kanyewest | memes | moon | msnbc | silly | wolf | year |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 65 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Ten reasons as to why Microsoft should acquire Palm immediately.Ten reasons as to why Microsoft should acquire Palm immediately.

I've got a New Year's resolution for Microsoft: Buy Palm and use the hardware and software to jumpstart your mobile strategy. Palm the company is struggling and may not survive past 2010. But its technology is worthwhile.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:25 AM | Tags (9) | palm | microsoft | buyout | betanews | reasons | asap | hardware | software | strategy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 29, 2009

Free coffee available to New Jersey Turnpike drivers on New Year's Eve.Free coffee available to New Jersey Turnpike drivers on New Year's Eve.

Not a bad idea at all. Officials hope this will help drivers fight off fatigue and make it home safe and sound. Other locations seem to be following suit, 7-11 (at least in Tuscon) is giving away free cups of joe as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Deals & Steals @ 9:26 AM | Tags (8) | caffeine | coffee | designated | free | newjersey | newyears | safe | turnpike |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 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


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