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Wednesday: August 3, 2011

A quick tutorial on how to create checklists using Evernote.A quick tutorial on how to create checklists using Evernote.

Until quite recently all of my to-do lists were hand-written in a tattered marble covered notebook. I liked writing things down and enjoying that small feeling of achievement that comes with checking something off. That is, until I got too lazy to write them down. Enter Evernote, a free app for cataloguing whatever it is you want to catalogue. It's searchable, syncs with pretty much any computer or device, and best of all - free. Posting this here because I was not aware that you could search to-do lists via items that have gone unchecked. Awesome feature.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 2:51 PM | Tags (10) | tutorial | checklist | evernote | free | app | search | todo | unchecked | checked | feature |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 32 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 12, 2011

Some new info about Microsoft's upcoming version of SQL Server for all you database nerds out there.Some new info about Microsoft's upcoming version of SQL Server for all you database nerds out there.

Just when you think you've gotten used to something a new software product comes along and changes things up. The new version of SQL Server called 'Denali' will see a final release sometime in late 2011 or early 2012. For those wondering here is a giant list of deprecated features the product will carry that you can go cry in the corner about.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 1:00 PM | Tags (7) | microsoft | sql | server | programming | database | features | deprecated |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 19, 2010

Netflix decides to do away with that friends feature that nobody used.Netflix decides to do away with that friends feature that nobody used.

Maybe this would have worked better had they tried to incorporate into - I don't know, a popular social network perhaps? Seems like the right place where friends would want to exchange information about the types of movies they happen to be renting at the time. Maybe that's just me.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 7:12 AM | Tags (7) | discarded | dumb | features | friends | netflix | networking | social |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 15, 2010

The folks at Digg would like you to know that a redesign is coming in the near future.The folks at Digg would like you to know that a redesign is coming in the near future.

Wow, I haven't used Digg in a long, long time (reddit ftw) but I'm quite curious to see what new 'radical features' they have in store. One of the key changes according to the source article is an unlimited number of topics (aka subreddits). How original.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:48 AM | Tags (8) | digg | news | social | networking | reddit | features | radical | sxsw |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: February 9, 2010

The top eleven undocumented features of HTML5.The top eleven undocumented features of HTML5.

3. Enhanced support for people with disabilities by automatically correcting 'its', 'it's' and 'your', 'you're' mistakes on pages. Hey, what happened to item number four?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 6:50 AM | Tags (5) | bbspot | features | funny | html5 | programming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 26, 2010

Weird Al to direct his first feature film for Cartoon Network.Weird Al to direct his first feature film for Cartoon Network.

Not many details yet but congrats to Al on this new gig. Fun fact: two members of my immediate family can still recite the lyrics from 'Dare to be Stupid' from memory. Bonus fact: we are both over the age of thirty.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 6:40 AM | Tags (5) | cartoonnetwork | director | feature | movies | weirdal |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


The top eleven unlikely features of the Apple Tablet.The top eleven unlikely features of the Apple Tablet.

Given the amount of secrecy around this product one of these unlikely features may actually turn out to be true. Alright, all things considered it won't probably won't turn into a robot ...or will it?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:18 AM | Tags (8) | apple | bbspot | device | features | funny | slate | tablet | unlikely |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 1, 2009

The top eleven imaginary features of the imaginary Apple Tablet.The top eleven imaginary features of the imaginary Apple Tablet.

9. The startup sound has the ability to tame unicorns and capture leprechauns.  My other personal fav: 6. Does not even have a battery to remove. Powered only by your awesomeness.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:39 AM | Tags (6) | tablet | funny | bbspot | imaginary | features | apple |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Saturday: November 7, 2009

Server Issues and GLM Updates.

Well, as you can see we've been having some server troubles as of late. I'm still trying to work out these issues as to avoid any further downtime. So in the meantime, if you happen to see a message that says 'SERVICE UNAVAILABLE' just know somewhere behind the scenes tiny lemmings are furiously trying to get the site back up and running.

I guess I can also take this post as an opportunity to give you all a GLM state of the union. The redesign from June turned out to be a mild success as GLM has enjoyed a small boost in general web traffic more so than we used to get before. The big news is that I'm hoping to have several new features incorporated into the site before the year is out. Some of them relate to user-generated content (you might be able to guess where thats going) while some of the updates pertain to brand new features (no, I'm not telling what they are). 

So that's about it in a nutshell. Oh, I encourage everyone to use the 'Discuss' feature on every post - this place just seems to be too quiet. Help me liven it up with a little idle chatter. Cheers!

Posted to Verbose filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 9:33 AM | Tags (10) | comments | discuss | features | hosting | issues | provider | rollout | server | unavailable | updates |  | Discuss (2) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 28, 2009

Expect to see some more iPhone applications from Disney.Expect to see some more iPhone applications from Disney.

...it will offer users of the popular Apple Inc devices items like the new 'Click2Life' feature that lets fans take pictures of images from the Disney.com Web site, and eventually in the physical world, and unlock exclusive content.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:48 AM | Tags (8) | apple | click2life | content | devices | disney | exclusive | features | unlockables |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 21, 2009

The top eleven features you probably won't find in Windows 7.The top eleven features you probably won't find in Windows 7.

7. Personal apology from Bill Gates for Windows ME, Vista and IE 6.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 9:04 PM | Tags (6) | bbspot | bsod | features | funny | microsoft | windows7 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 14, 2009

Google would like to make sure your emailing the right person with latest GMail feature.Google would like to make sure your emailing the right person with latest GMail feature.

Turn it on from the Labs tab under Gmail Settings, and based on the groups of people you email most often, Gmail will try to identify when you've accidentally included the wrong person — before it's too late.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:31 AM | Tags (7) | bob | email | error | feature | gmail | google | mistake |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 29, 2009

Five Zune HD features that Apple should appropriate in the near future.Five Zune HD features that Apple should appropriate in the near future.

CNET makes some great observations on a few key features that the new Zune actually does pretty well. It would be nice to have wireless syncing for my beloved Apple-branded devices.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 1:52 PM | Tags (8) | cnet | zune | features | iphone | apple | ipod | hd | cloud |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 28, 2009

Five features that would be nice to see in a future version of Firefox.Five features that would be nice to see in a future version of Firefox.

Memory management, memory management, memory management. Did I mention memory management? Also, please fix the whole 'Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window, you must first close the existing Firefox process, or restart your system.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:07 AM | Tags (6) | browsers | features | firefox | interwebs | lifehacker | web |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 2, 2009

A closer look at whether or not you'll actually have a need for Google Voice.A closer look at whether or not you'll actually have a need for Google Voice.

Handy overview for those thinking about taking the plunge when the service becomes available.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 1:17 PM | Tags (6) | communications | features | google | mobile | need | voice |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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