GeekLikeMe.net

GeekLikeMe

(home)
Insert quarter. Avoid Klingons.
Collected web clippings, ramblings, and scribblings from me to you.

Wednesday: December 30, 2009

Fifty useful design tools for beautiful web typography.Fifty useful design tools for beautiful web typography.

Another quality post from Smashing Magazine covering everything you could possibly need to know about how to make decent looking web typography. Post features a number of great online utilities you can use as well as some handy techniques. Happy fonting.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 6:33 AM | Tags (9) | design | web | smashing | typography | beautiful | type | text | interwebs | development |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 29, 2009

Facebook and Twitter responsible for most of the weird stories in 2009.Facebook and Twitter responsible for most of the weird stories in 2009.

MSNBC covers a handful of said weird stories all the way from tweeting at the altar to the balloon boy hoax. I'm looking forward to telling to my kids how I found out that Michael Jackson passed via Facebook status updates.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 4:14 PM | Tags (5) | facebook | interwebs | msnbc | twitter | weird |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: December 24, 2009

Twitter decides to up and acquire a geo-location firm.Twitter decides to up and acquire a geo-location firm.

The example used was a tweet saying 'Earthquake!'. This would be a lot more useful and informative if it came with some information about where the bleeding earthquake was.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:57 AM | Tags (6) | twitter | acquisition | geo | location | register | interwebs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 23, 2009

Six predictions regarding the future of the Internet.Six predictions regarding the future of the Internet.

A great writeup with some interesting thoughts on what the future might hold for the glorious place that is the Interwebs. Your Minority Report interface just may be hiding around the corner.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:28 AM | Tags (5) | future | internet | interwebs | predictions | sixrevisions |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 56 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 16, 2009

Survey finds that television still more popular than the Interwebs for entertainment.Survey finds that television still more popular than the Interwebs for entertainment.

Yes, we all still turn to the television as the ultimate source of diversion. A staggering eighty percent of the survey claim to watch more than ten hours of non-movie television a week.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:27 AM | Tags (9) | media | television | usatoday | interwebs | interesting | source | entertainment | survey | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 14, 2009

Five technologies that will continue to shape the web in 2010.Five technologies that will continue to shape the web in 2010.

The browser wars is in full force, and unlike the preceding browser wars where Internet Explorer dethroned other browsers to take hold of a majority browser share, IE is shaping up to being the 'dethronee' this time around.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:29 AM | Tags (7) | web | sixrevisions | design | technology | shape | 2010 | interwebs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: December 11, 2009

CNET profiles the most annoying things the Interwebs brought us this decade.CNET profiles the most annoying things the Interwebs brought us this decade.

Dancing babies, blinking text, annoying ads, cheesy fan fiction, rickrolling - these are just a few the annoyances covered in this post. Play them off, keyboard cat.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:30 AM | Tags (6) | annoying | cnet | interwebs | keyboardcat | memes | rickroll |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 9, 2009

An illustrated process on how a web design can go straight to hell.An illustrated process on how a web design can go straight to hell.

I am printing this illustration just as I type this post and will be hanging it on my wall in the next five minutes or so. I'm sure all of my fellow web design nerds will follow suit shortly.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Comedy Gold @ 4:17 PM | Tags (9) | client | design | development | hell | illustration | interwebs | relationships | theoatmeal | web |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 51 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Dell would like you to know they made $6.5 million in sales via Twitter.Dell would like you to know they made $6.5 million in sales via Twitter.

Dell now considers Twitter to be a 'significant new channel' in which to reach customers. If Twitter landed me a couple million in sales I'm guessing that I'd think it would be pretty significant as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:47 AM | Tags (9) | business | computers | dell | interwebs | microblogs | millions | sales | social | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 19, 2009

The top ten Internet moments of the decade according to the Webby Awards.The top ten Internet moments of the decade according to the Webby Awards.

A collection of Internet events that, if you're anything like me, will make you feel older than usual having actually lived through all ten of the events. Do you remember where you were and what you were doing when Napster fell? Do you?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:23 AM | Tags (7) | moments | cnn | webby | internet | interwebs | decade | napster |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 47 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 16, 2009

A list of the fifty most influential bloggers of 2009 thus far.A list of the fifty most influential bloggers of 2009 thus far.

I guess I should be reading more blogs because I've never heard of some of these names until reading this list just now. That's ok though, I'm willing to bet none of them have heard of me either - so it's a wash.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 4:19 PM | Tags (5) | blogs | influential | interwebs | bloggers | incomediary |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 42 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 12, 2009

Microsoft partners up with Wolfram Alpha to provide results in Bing.Microsoft partners up with Wolfram Alpha to provide results in Bing.

You'll see these results when searching specific areas of Bing in areas like nutrition and math. The amount of new data Microsoft gets with this partnership is in the trillions along with a whole slew of neat algorithms as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:45 AM | Tags (8) | bing | computational | engine | interwebs | math | microsoft | search | wolframalpha |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 11, 2009

LinkedIn and Twitter join up for cross-pollination of services.LinkedIn and Twitter join up for cross-pollination of services.

Yes, you can now tweet your everyday happenings to your LinkedIn colleagues. On Twitter's side of things they hope that this crossing of services will make professional tweeters (copywriters) more successful.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:10 AM | Tags (6) | cross | interwebs | join | linkedin | services | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 3, 2009

A handy tutotial on how to browse the Interwebs without leaving a trace.A handy tutotial on how to browse the Interwebs without leaving a trace.

A comprehensive guide from the folks at Lifehacker regarding how to surf the web and then make a successful attempt at covering your tracks. Not that you have anything to hide, right?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:32 AM | Tags (11) | anonymous | browse | browsing | internet | interwebs | lifehacker | security | surfing | tracks | tutorial | batch |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 28, 2009

Firefox manages to gain thirty million new users in just eight weeks.Firefox manages to gain thirty million new users in just eight weeks.

The folks at Mozilla are quite proud of their recent little growth spurt which was measured by tracking the amount of times that Firefox actually phones home to check for software updates (apparently it does this every 24 hours).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:30 AM | Tags (7) | browsers | interwebs | firefox | users | base | millions | register |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


«« First 2 3 4 5 Last »»