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Thursday: August 11, 2011

Begone memory leaks! Firefox 7 will reportedly use up to fifty percent less memory.Begone memory leaks! Firefox 7 will reportedly use up to fifty percent less memory.

If you leave Firefox running for any length of time its memory footprint seems to keep increasing. This can escalate to the point where it stops responding and there’s nothing to do but restart the browser. Personally, I’ve seen this problem have less of an impact during my daily usage since moving to Firefox 5, but it’s still there. Mozilla knows this problem exists and aims to fix it. By the time we see Firefox 7 available for download it will use as much as 50% less memory than any version that has gone before, as well as having those problematic memory leaks fixed.

 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:50 PM | Tags (10) | 7 | browser | firefox | footprint | geek.com | leak | less | memory | mozilla | restart |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 7, 2011

Enemies from Super Mario Brothers re-imagined with some frightening twists.Enemies from Super Mario Brothers re-imagined with some frightening twists.

Always wondered what the enemies from Super Mario Brothers might look like in real life? Artist Mike Puncekar draws some of these awesome (though sometimes a bit creepy) illustrations for your viewing pleasure. Although the link above will point you over to Geekologie, you should have a look at his other amazing work detailed on his website.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 11:33 AM | Tags (11) | artist | artsy | creepy | enemies | frighteningly | geekologie | mario | mikepuncekar | reimagined | super | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 6, 2011

And we're back... sort of.

Hey folks! It's been awhile hasn't it! Anyone still out there? Really? That's great! So how have you been this past year? That's great! Did you achieve all of the goals you had in mind from July 7th, 2010 until now July 6th, 2011? That's great! Did you get that promotion you were waiting for? That's great! Did you take that vacation you wanted to take that you really needed for sake of well being? That's great!  Did you learn a new skill that you've always wanted to take up but never had time? That's great! You know what's also great? Parfaits. They are deliciously great.

All greatness aside, yes I know it's been a while. I decided to dust off my lonely website and give it another go. Speaking of dust, I'm sure you'll find tons of lingering issues, all of which will be corrected shortly. In the meantime, would you like to drop a comment and say hello? That's great!

And even if you don't want to post a comment... you guessed it, that's great!

Posted to Verbose filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:11 PM | Tags (12) | 2010 | 2011 | dead | design | dust | etc | geeklikeme | glm | goals | issues | redesign | verbose |  | Discuss (4) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 7, 2010

State of the GLM: Yes, I'm still here. No, I'm not dead.

You may have noticed that GLM has gone rather quiet for the past two-three months or so in terms of any and all content on the site. This post serves as a status update to alleviate any fears that GeekLikeMe is gone for good. Quite the contrary my dear friends. And yes, while I could run down the list of excuses as to why the site hasn't been updated, I'm sure they would just bore you to tears. To save us all some time I shall sum up in two words: work and parenthood.

For work I have been diving into the grand world of Objective-C programming for the past six months and I still haven't managed to come up for air. Hopefully when I'm actually able to take a deep breath I'll have an array of iPhone and iPad apps to show for it. Also on this note I'd like to state that I very well may have taken the most ass-backwards route in getting into a new programming language. Nevertheless, it's been a rewarding and infuriating process thus far but I'm learning a lot and I think it'll turn out well in the end.

I don't think I have to say much about parenthood other than sleep is a sought-after commodity and there are only so many hours in a day. This has turned out to be a major contributing factor to the current lack of posting. Shocker.

But now onto much better news: a new version of GeekLikeMe.net is in the works yet again and I've decided to make a design choice right off the bat. I recently took a trip down memory lane courtesy of archive.org's wayback machine. After feeling somewhat nostalgic about the old GLM design I decided that maybe it was time to return to the minimalist roots yet again. More details and information about the new site coming soon!

P.S. You can also follow me on Twitter even though I have yet to tweet anything. Oops, scratch that.

Posted to Verbose filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 10:20 AM | Tags (12) | archive | geeklikeme | glm | machine | minimal | minimalist | parenthood | redesign | state | verbose | wayback | work |  | Discuss (4) |  | facebook | twitter | 63 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 11, 2010

Fifteen things about Star Trek that you may not have previously known about.Fifteen things about Star Trek that you may not have previously known about.

I had no idea that a) the main tag line of Star Trek (to boldy go, yadda yadda) was lifted from a White House pamphlet on space exploration and b) the entire sentence is grammatically incorrect. Lets hear it for split infinitives!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 10:55 AM | Tags (11) | grammar | infinitives | infographic | neat | neatogeek | nerdy | pamphlet | space | split | startrek | whitehouse |  | Discuss (2) |  | facebook | twitter | 95 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 10, 2010

Some new programming jargon that you may not have previously known about.Some new programming jargon that you may not have previously known about.

This should be a fun read for all my fellow code-monkey development friends out there as you'll be able to identify with more than a handful of these all too common  issues and concepts. Yoda conditions, you may have.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 11:08 AM | Tags (7) | coding | geeky | globalnerdy | jargon | nerdy | programming | yoda |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 15, 2010

Photoblog: Sunrise Over Ontario
Sunrise Over Ontario

Slightly grainy shot captured recently whilst engaged in a weekend quick trip over the border. Should also be noted that this photo was taken with my trusty and newly updated iPhone 3GS which takes pretty good photos now that they've added that handy autofocus feature.

Location:

Lake Ontario, Canada

Posted to Photoblog filed in Artsy @ 3:34 PM | Tags (10) | artsy | canada | geeklikeme | glm | grainy | iphone | lake | ontario | photoblog | sunrise |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Daily Grind: Caffeinated

Name: Vin (aka hyper-hypo)
How Vin feels today: Caffeinated @ 12:51:25 PM
What Vin really wants today: To remind self the next time I order a medium coffee at the local coffee shop that its quite large rather than medium. Enjoy unnecessary caffeine boost, attempt to post additional links to make up for yesterday.

Music Stuck in Head: Big Bang Baby / Stone Temple Pilots
Any song that mentions Orange Crush in the lyrics is OK in my book. And by book I really mean magazine. And by magazine I really mean pamphlet. And by pamphlet I mean - whatever, the list is short.

Stuff to do today:

  • Go to Apple Cube over on Fifth Ave
  • Remark that overall feeling and general consensus of the iPad was... underwhelming
  • ...its kinda heavy for everyday use - especially as an e-reader
  • ...typing on the device is not exactly a joy either
  • Interface was pretty neat but if you have an iPhone you've been there
  • On the other hand, that newly updated MacBook Pro is quite awesome
  • ...and freakin' fast (even the base Intel i5 model screams)
  • Save money for next major purchase

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 1:51 PM | Tags (9) | apple | caffeine | coffee | dailygrind | geeklikeme | glm | ipad | macbooks | purchases |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 26, 2010

Twenty geeky gadgets for growing plants indoors.Twenty geeky gadgets for growing plants indoors.

Yes, it's quite possible (with a little soldering) to see how your plants are doing by way of their personal Twitter updates. Through those updates you'll know if your beloved plants require water and/or more sunlight all through Twitter. In other news, your plants are on Twitter.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 7:04 AM | Tags (8) | gadgets | geeky | green | growing | interwebs | nerdy | plants | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 43 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 24, 2010

Daily Grind: Picky

Name: Vin (aka mr. critical)
How Vin feels today: Picky @ 3:08:46 PM
What Vin really wants today: Continue nit-picking at certain designs and also learning all about the wonders of objective-c coupled with Cocoa Touch as I attempt to publish some kind of iPhone app... hopefully this year.

Music Stuck in Head: Imogene / God Street Wine
The trend continues yet again. Also doesn't help that I'm building an archival site centered around the very same musical group at the very same time.

Stuff to do today:

  • See if that Tron DVD has finally arrived from Netflix
  • Proceed to introduce said Tron movie to other half who has never actually seen it
  • Brace self for nerdy onslaughts
  • Find more time to play Final Fantasy XIII
  • My take so far? Quite boring
  • ...and this review sums it up quite perfectly
  • Find more time to continue plugging away at iPhone app
  • Find more time to continue that other archive-based project
  • Find more time in general

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 4:08 PM | Tags (7) | app | dailygrind | geeklikeme | glm | gsw | iphone | publish |  | Discuss (2) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 11, 2010

CNN lists out the top ten geek anthems of all time.CNN lists out the top ten geek anthems of all time.

Slow news week eh, CNN? It's nice to see that they are tailoring articles that happen to be relevant to my specific interests. Coincidence or targeted advertising? All things considered (and to my surprise) this is actually a pretty well rounded selection of songs.  Go ahead, get your geek on.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 6:50 AM | Tags (8) | advertising | anthems | cnn. behavioral | geeky | music | nerdy | targeted | weirdal |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 65 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Photoblog: Sunshine Yellow
Sunshine Yellow

Another quick macro shot snapped up while doodling with the kids using an obvious assorted array of crayons. Taste the rainbow.

Location:

Eastchester, New York

Posted to Photoblog filed in Artsy @ 3:08 PM | Tags (11) | glm | geeklikeme | photoblog | sunshine | yellow | artsy | photography | photos | macro | rainbow | crayons |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 8, 2010

Daily Grind: Fantastic

Name: Vin (aka hat tipper)
How Vin feels today: Fantastic @ 2:11:12 PM
What Vin really wants today: To continue absorption of certain programming material for a certain mobile platform in a certain amount of uncertain time.

Music Stuck in Head: Electrocute / God Street Wine
Mostly in honor of the recent God Street Wine reunion announcement that was just recently posted. Must. Contain. Excitement. Link here for those interested.

Stuff to do today:

  • Continue containing excitement
  • Attempt to purchase tickets to said reunion shows first
  • Seems like it's a good week to be a fan of jambands past and present
  • And by 'present' meaning this little Phish link that popped up this week
  • Attend movie in full-on Avatar costume for giggles (since it will most likely be in 3D and all)
  • Ben Stiller FTW - abandon previous to-do item 
  • Get back to iPhone development

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:11 PM | Tags (13) | avatar | benstiller | dailygrind | geeklikeme | glm | godstreetwine | gsw | iphone | jambands | music | newyorkcity | nyc | phish |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 4, 2010

Daily Grind: Crazed

Name: Vin (aka robot on the rampage)
How Vin feels today: Crazed @ 2:57:12 PM
What Vin really wants today: To note disappointment in lame attempt to get back on track with consistent daily grind posts. No sleep and no sleep makes Vincent something something.

Music Stuck in Head: Cheap Utah Blues / God Street Wine
This absolutely made my day yesterday. I discovered a page on archive.org that had rare and unreleased tracks from one my favorite (and for the most part generally unknown) bands. Here is a link to said tracks for those who care.

Stuff to do today:

  • Research more methods on how to obtain sleep whilst parenting a child that does not like to sleep
  • Commit to aggresive napping during strategic parts of the day
  • Strategy is dumb and may lead to eventual work dismissal
  • Continue researching new methods of data capture via strategically placed web tracking bus
  • Translation: reverse engineer Google Analytics code snippet for fun
  • More sleep is required to pull this one off

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:57 PM | Tags (7) | . work | crazed | dailygrind | geeklikeme | glm | robot | sleep |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 2, 2010

The top eleven ways in which geeks would lower health care costs.The top eleven ways in which geeks would lower health care costs.

11. Let doctors and scientists do whatever experiments they want with genes, medicines, humans, animals. Either mutants will destroy the world or cancer will be cured.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 7:03 AM | Tags (6) | bbspot | geeks | health | healthcare | mutants | nerdy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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