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Monday: July 11, 2011

Taiwanese tea company decides to market their product by way of mock Apple keynote.Taiwanese tea company decides to market their product by way of mock Apple keynote.

The Jobs / John Stamos hybrid dropped by to pitch a Taiwanese company's vast selection of tea, of all things, for a TV advertisement that's apparently currently airing in Taiwan. Decked out in light jeans, a black mock turtleneck and sneakers, the impersonator even matched Steve's hair color, rimless glasses, and current weight. The only thing missing was an actual Apple product -- and months of media speculation.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 9:28 AM | Tags (9) | apple | engadget | hawks | impersonator | keynote | mock | stevejobs | taiwan | tea |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 12, 2010

A gallery of the ten worst jobs in science according to Popular Science.A gallery of the ten worst jobs in science according to Popular Science.

If anyone would know which jobs in science are the worst it would have to be Popular Science, right? If you choose to read on you'll learn about all kinds of disparaging work opportunities in the science field from the oceanic snot-diver all the way over to the feces piper. Lovely.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 3:09 PM | Tags (10) | bad | dung | feces | jobs | obersvations | occupations | popsci | science | snot | work |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 19, 2010

Seven things you should probably never say to your boss.Seven things you should probably never say to your boss.

'This job is easy! Anyone could do it!' Maybe what you're trying to convey here is that you're so brilliant your work is easy. Unfortunately, it comes off sounding more like, 'This work is stupid.' Bosses don't like hearing that any work is stupid.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 6:54 AM | Tags (7) | boss | yahoo | job | career | things | fyi | goodtoknow |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 71 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 17, 2010

Fake Steve Jobs to get his very own half-hour television sitcom.Fake Steve Jobs to get his very own half-hour television sitcom.

What makes this interesting is the addition one of the staff writers from 'Seinfeld' who will be pitching in on development of the series. Bring in the Mossberg puppet as the cranky neighbor and you've got a hit show.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 2:21 PM | Tags (10) | apple | comedy | danlyons | fake | puppet | seinfeld | series | stevejobs | television | waltmossberg |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: February 19, 2010

Turns out that Steve Jobs is not a big fan of Flash. Who knew?Turns out that Steve Jobs is not a big fan of Flash. Who knew?

...a source of 'security holes.' He also referred to Flash as dying technology, likening not supporting Flash on the iPad to Apple dropping support for floppy drives, ditching legacy data ports, and replacing CCFL backlighting with LEDs.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:46 AM | Tags (7) | arstechnica | dying | flash | ipad | stevejobs | technology | wsj |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 8, 2010

A handy tutorial on how to obtain free movie tickets.A handy tutorial on how to obtain free movie tickets.

There are some interesting methods listed here that you can use to try and score some free movie tickets. Some methods may take longer than others (ie becoming a film critic and/or getting a job at said movie theater). Good luck.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:03 AM | Tags (9) | critic | entertainment | film | free | job | movies | tickets | tutorial | wikihow |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 52 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: January 7, 2010

New survey shows IT job satisfaction now at an all-time low.New survey shows IT job satisfaction now at an all-time low.

Free food always helps to bolster my overall mood and in some cases overall job satisfaction. Let this be a reminder to any of you who happen to have an IT staff on call, bring them food and help shall come.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 4:26 PM | Tags (8) | it | satisfaction | low | computerworld | job | pc | tech | workplace |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: December 24, 2009

Fabled Apple tablet may finally appear in January thanks to blessing of Steve Jobs.Fabled Apple tablet may finally appear in January thanks to blessing of Steve Jobs.

According to MacRumors, Steve Jobs is quite happy with how the device turned out. There's also that little rumor going around about a media event at the end of January in which Apple has asked certain developers to convert their apps to 'full-screen' use.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:41 AM | Tags (11) | apple | macrumors | event | january | fabled | device | tablet | multitouch | fullscreen | stevejobs | happy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 32 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 24, 2009

A list of a hundred of the all-time best ways to hack your workday.A list of a hundred of the all-time best ways to hack your workday.

Some great suggestions to those of you who may or may not be following one or more of these little gems already. Personally, I am lost with my morning to-do list. Let's see here, post morning links to GLM: check. See?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Life @ 7:00 AM | Tags (7) | best | career | hacks | job | list | suggestions | workday |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 57 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 6, 2009

Steve Jobs is Fortune's CEO of the decade.Steve Jobs is Fortune's CEO of the decade.

Fortune has an entire section dedicated to the almighty Steve which includes quotes from other famous CEOs as well as some rarely seen photos. Congrats Steve. Now, where is my Apple tablet?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 8:05 AM | Tags (11) | accolades | apple | ceo | compromise | decade | driven | fortune | iphone | ipod | personality | stevejobs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 28, 2009

What Star Wars can teach us on the subject of career management.What Star Wars can teach us on the subject of career management.

Your threats of turning fellow workers to the Dark Side sound hollow and that Jedi mind trick you've been working on for the past six months doesn't seem to be getting you anywhere. Your big promotion? You might as well be working in the Spice Mines of Kessel.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 5:49 PM | Tags (10) | careers | darthvader | fun | funny | jobs | life | management | starwars | teachings | yoda |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 16, 2009

Ten puzzle websites to sharpen your programming skills.Ten puzzle websites to sharpen your programming skills.

Whether your looking to just pass the time or to perhaps even find a job (see Facebook section of source article), puzzle programming may have something for you. Good luck and good programming.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 5:28 PM | Tags (6) | facebook | jobs | procrastination | programming | puzzles | sixrevisions |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 13, 2009

Disney retail stores to get an Apple-style overhaul.Disney retail stores to get an Apple-style overhaul.

The retail reboot will make it easier for consumers to book Disney vacations in stores and will also host a familiar Apple shopping experience. Even the Genius Bar is rumored to get the Disney treatment (read last part of article).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:56 AM | Tags (10) | apple | bar | disney | genius | retail | stevejobs | stores | strategy | trips | vacations |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


The top eleven ways in which geeks can ruin a job interview.The top eleven ways in which geeks can ruin a job interview.

7. Use Yoda-speak through entire interview. 'Working too hard my biggest weakness is.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 7:33 AM | Tags (5) | bbspot | geeks | job | interviews | funny |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 42 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 6, 2009

The glorious unboxing of an Apple job offer.The glorious unboxing of an Apple job offer.

Yes folks, even Apple job offers are worthy of an unboxing post. The little touches that Apple decided to include with the overall package are quite cute (especially the 'Ah, paperwork' opener).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:15 PM | Tags (5) | apple | job | nerdy | offer | unbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 140 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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