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Monday: August 1, 2011

The fine print on the debt deal according to The New York Times.The fine print on the debt deal according to The New York Times.

The bill, in short, is not likely to have profound effect on the recovery in the near-term. It should be noted, of course, that the recovery still has plenty of its own problems, and that fiscal policy in 2012 will tend to be contractionary on the whole as the last vestiges of the 2009 stimulus roll off the budget and as the payroll tax cuts agreed to for 2011 expire. But that would be true even if a 'clean' debt ceiling increase had been adopted with no changes to fiscal policy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Politics @ 2:05 PM | Tags (7) | fine | print | debt | deal | nytimes | nyt | politics |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 11, 2011

A review of the Fujifilm FinePix F550EXR digital camera.A review of the Fujifilm FinePix F550EXR digital camera.

This is not a product plug (although it will sound like one) but I recently purchased one of these and so far I'm loving it. I've always been a big fan of Fuji's line of cameras, they last a long time and take great pictures. I've tried out some other point and shoot digicams from Canon and just have never been all that impressed. I always end up coming to back Fuji. I'll post a couple examples to the photoblog sometime this week. Two thumbs up from me if you're in the market for a new point and shoot.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 9:25 AM | Tags (8) | fuji | finepix | f550exr | review | digital | camera | resource | overview |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 1, 2009

Have a peek at Tim Schafer's application to LucasArts circa 1989.Have a peek at Tim Schafer's application to LucasArts circa 1989.

Since I figured I had blown the interview, I had nothing to lose. So I did my cover letter in the form of a semi-graphic adventure. I drew the pictures on my Koala pad, and printed the whole thing out on my Atari 800 dot-matrix printer.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:56 AM | Tags (6) | applications | doublefine | gaming | lucasarts | timschafer | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 75 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

Selling lemonade in Central Park will get you slapped with a fine.Selling lemonade in Central Park will get you slapped with a fine.

When Richard admitted he didn't have the right to sell on Parks property, the agents immediately slapped the dad and daughter with a summons for selling food without a license, which carries a maximum fine of $200.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 7:37 AM | Tags (6) | centralpark | fine | lemonade | manhattan | nyc | nypost |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 7, 2009

Having forty-two tons of trash on your property may land you a fine.Having forty-two tons of trash on your property may land you a fine.

Garbage weighed in at about 85,000 pounds and took ten trucks to haul it away.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 7:45 AM | Tags (4) | fine | garbage | tons | waste |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: June 25, 2009

Richard Marx not too thrilled about being associated with ridiculous RIAA fines.Richard Marx not too thrilled about being associated with ridiculous RIAA fines.

Moby also chimes in and shares the the same sentiment as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 3:43 PM | Tags (6) | riaa | music | downloads | filesharing | fines | ridiculous |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 15, 2009

Tim Curry to lend his voice work over to Brutal Legend video game.Tim Curry to lend his voice work over to Brutal Legend video game.

Awesome!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 9:51 PM | Tags (5) | brutallegend | doublefine | gaming | timcurry | timschafer |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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