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Monday: January 11, 2010

Daily Grind: Twitchy

Name: Vin (aka shakey mctwitchy)
How Vin feels today: Twitchy @ 1:38:25 PM
What Vin really wants today: More sleep. Also, more coffee but without the twitchy side effects. Attempt to lessen coffee intake as day progresses.

Music Stuck in Head: Night Moves / Bog Seager
Disturbing yet fitting all at the same time.

Stuff to do today:

  • Launch a whole bunch of updates for work related tasks/projects/favors/requests
  • Fix several stupid mistakes made due to lack of sleep
  • Pat self on back for being smart enough to make backups first
  • Yawn
  • Prep house for ensuing pipework with chances of dirt/dust clouds that will begin shortly
  • ...all of which should be just great for the sinuses
  • Buy masks for family

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:38 PM | Tags (9) | glm | dailygrind | sql | work | programming | fixes | mask | dust | work |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 0 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: December 11, 2009

A list of Lifehacker's most popular tutorials of 2009.A list of Lifehacker's most popular tutorials of 2009.

An extensive list of tutorials that covers step-by-step guides on everything from installed homebrew on the Wii (without the need of Twilight Princess) all the way over to building your very own computer from scratch. Good luck.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:54 AM | Tags (11) | lifehacker | bestof | 2009 | electronics | gadgets | apple | microsoft | windows | leopard | fixes | hacks |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 45 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 9, 2009

A list of ten clever fixes for your potentially broken stuff.A list of ten clever fixes for your potentially broken stuff.

I've heard of great success stories from people who have accidentally drowned their cellular device and then miraculously brought it back to life using the rice bowl drainage trick. Personally, I was not so successful with the frozen hard drive fix. Oh well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 8:09 AM | Tags (7) | gadgets | fixes | tips | lifehacker | rice | freezing | harddrive |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 66 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 4, 2009

The top eleven things nerds can do that regular people can't.The top eleven things nerds can do that regular people can't.

4.  Fix your computer just by using it, even though it kept crashing for you before.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 7:30 AM | Tags (8) | bbspot | funny | nerdy | geeks | computers | crashing | fix | bsod |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 78 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 9, 2009

Apple fires out software update for iPhone users which fixes some pesky bugs.Apple fires out software update for iPhone users which fixes some pesky bugs.

The update also resolves an issue that could interrupt the cell network until the phone is restarted. A bug that caused a crash during video streaming has been addressed in iPhone OS 3.1.2.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:34 AM | Tags (10) | iphone | software | update | bugs | fixes | crashes | network | streaming | sleep | apple |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 23, 2009

Apple releases update for iTunes 9 that fixes some bugs.Apple releases update for iTunes 9 that fixes some bugs.

If you had issues with your copy of iTunes being unresponsive or just unexpectedly quitting, this update is for you.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 8:05 AM | Tags (7) | bugs | fixes | itunes | itunes9 | macrumors | stability | version |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 14, 2009

A handy tutorial regarding how to fix a busted Ethernet plug.A handy tutorial regarding how to fix a busted Ethernet plug.

Another common techie problem solved with the aid of Instructables.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:31 AM | Tags (7) | ethernet | fix | instructables | internet | repairs | tech | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 6, 2009

Ten iPhone annoyances and how to fix them.Ten iPhone annoyances and how to fix them.

Readers sent in said annoyances, PCWorld offered up solutions.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:58 AM | Tags (6) | annoy | annoyances | apple | fixes | iphone | pcworld |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 54 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Apple rolls out Mac OS X 10.5.8 software update.Apple rolls out Mac OS X 10.5.8 software update.

This latest release includes general operating system fixes that will enhance the stability, compatibility and security of your beloved Mac.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:51 AM | Tags (8) | bugs | compatibility | fixes | mac | osx | security | software | update |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 10, 2009

It turns out that monkeys are quite capable of recognizing bad grammar.It turns out that monkeys are quite capable of recognizing bad grammar.

While that study suggested monkeys were deaf to complex communication, the new research shows that tamarins can grasp at least one advanced concept: prefixes and suffixes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 12:27 PM | Tags (6) | monkeys | grammar | icanhaz | communication | suffix | prefix |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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