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Thursday: January 7, 2010

Project Natal to be available for your Xbox 360 next holiday season.Project Natal to be available for your Xbox 360 next holiday season.

Controller-free gaming will be yours for the taking sometime before the year is out. There is still no word on how much this thing will cost but you can take comfort in knowing that it will work with all current Xbox 360 systems. Joy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:57 AM | Tags (9) | 2010 | 360 | gaming | handsfree | holidays | natal | videogames | wireless | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 29, 2009

The iPod Touch beat out iPhone sales for the first time this holiday season.The iPod Touch beat out iPhone sales for the first time this holiday season.

It appears that an influx of new iPod Touch devices has flooded the market over Christmas,' Flurry reports, 'and that users of the handset, primarily pre-teen and teen audiences, are voracious downloaders.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 9:20 AM | Tags (11) | ipod | touch | sales | skyrocket | holidays | boom | graph | chart | fortune | teens | downloads |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: December 24, 2009

A handy tutorial on how to make your very own anti-gravity Christmas tree stand.A handy tutorial on how to make your very own anti-gravity Christmas tree stand.

The first step contains a reworked version of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' to go along with the tutorial. Perhaps I'll ditch the fake tree for this option instead next year.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:57 AM | Tags (7) | anti | gravity | tree | stand | christmas | holidays | instructables |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 40 Clicks | Posted by Vin


NORAD will be tracking Santa's journey once again.NORAD will be tracking Santa's journey once again.

The agency says it uses radar to first track Santa as he lifts off from the North Pole. After liftoff, satellites with infrared sensors that detect heat can pick up the infrared signature given off by Rudolph’s nose.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 6:37 AM | Tags (7) | santa | norad | tracker | christmas | eve | holidays | neat |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 23, 2009

The top eleven signs that you've received a Christmas card from a geek.The top eleven signs that you've received a Christmas card from a geek.

4.  It contains an in-depth explanation of why the picture of Santa delivering toys on the front represents an impossibility.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 6:10 AM | Tags (7) | bbspot | holidays | geek | list | santa | card | signs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 15, 2009

The top eleven signs that you bought the wrong gift this year.The top eleven signs that you bought the wrong gift this year.

6. After opening, it gets smashed in your face repeatedly, and that's not its intended purpose. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 6:27 AM | Tags (6) | bbspot | christmas | gift | holidays | present | slurm |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 39 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: December 11, 2009

Apple offers up a free holiday sampler in the iTunes Store just for you.Apple offers up a free holiday sampler in the iTunes Store just for you.

'Sampler' in my opinion, is the wrong word in this case as Apple is essentially giving away TWENTY tracks of free holiday music. Head on over to iTunes and snatch this up while it's still available. You'll get to hear Weezer do a rocking rendition of 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas'.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:37 PM | Tags (9) | album | apple | free | holidays | itunes | lp | music | sampler | tracks |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 7, 2009

Daily Grind: Slightly grouchy

Name: Vin (aka wet blanket)
How Vin feels today: Slightly grouchy @ 2:28:30 PM
What Vin really wants today: Get back in the swing of things from being off last week (took a vacation - sorry for the lack of notice or posting).

Music Stuck in Head: Christmas Music
It's everywhere.

Stuff to do today:

  • Get some additional holiday shopping / decorating in order before holidays actually arrive
  • Try not to break neck this year installing lights in trees surrounding house
  • Opt for alternative low-altitude holiday decorations
  • Get siked up for season finale of Tales of Monkey Island
  • ...of which arrives tomorrow online
  • Continue catching up on work, make time for games later

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:28 PM | Tags (6) | dailygrind | glm | grouchy | holidays | christmas | shopping |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


The ten funniest Christmas movies of all time according to The Huffington Post.The ten funniest Christmas movies of all time according to The Huffington Post.

I'm looking forward to kicking back Christmas morning (post presents and post coffee) and watching TBS's annual Christmas Story marathon.  What a great lamp! It's a major award!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 2:45 PM | Tags (7) | christmas | fun | holidays | huffpost | movies | award | leglamp |  | Discuss (2) |  | facebook | twitter | 249 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 12, 2009

Google offering up free wifi at forty-seven airports for the holidays.Google offering up free wifi at forty-seven airports for the holidays.

Free you say? What's the catch you ask? You'll be prompted to set Google as your homepage and to give their Chrome browser a whirl if you haven't already. Not a bad tradeoff really. Merry holidays from Google to you.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:32 AM | Tags (7) | airports | chrome | free | google | holidays | homepage | wifi |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 2, 2009

First official brick and mortar eBay store coming to New York City this holiday season.First official brick and mortar eBay store coming to New York City this holiday season.

To celebrate the opening, eBay is hosting cocktail parties on Nov. 19 and Black Friday (notoriously one of the best days of the year for retailers). To further boost the shopping fervor, limited numbers  of “daily deal” items will be given to the first 100 shoppers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 3:24 PM | Tags (11) | auctions | auctions | blackfriday | brick | ebay | giveaways | holidays | items | mortar | shopping | store |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 16, 2009

Sony will have yet another version of the PS3 to sell just in time for the holidays.Sony will have yet another version of the PS3 to sell just in time for the holidays.

New version will have expanded storage (250 gigabyte hard drive) and a $350 price tag.  Fifty bucks less gets you the 120 gigabyte model which is almost identical to what Microsoft offers for the Xbox Elite version.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:31 AM | Tags (7) | gaming | holidays | pricey | ps3 | sony | storage | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 24, 2009

A brand new Nintendo Wii can now be yours for just $199.A brand new Nintendo Wii can now be yours for just $199.

The Nintendo announcements echoes moves by Sony and Microsoft, who have slashed the cost of the PlayStation 3 (PS3) and Xbox 360 as the countdown to Christmas shopping begins.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:42 AM | Tags (8) | 199 | cut | holidays | nintendo | price | reduction | shopping | wii |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: December 15, 2006

Evidence

Based off of an actual story from my workplace. No, the photos weren't of me.

Posted to DotComic filed in Comics @ 1:00 AM | Tags (4) | dotcomic | comic | party | holidays |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 0 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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