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Monday: November 14, 2011

Everything you never knew about Google's top secret lab where they pursue future ideas.Everything you never knew about Google's top secret lab where they pursue future ideas.

According to the article, this magical place (dubbed 'Google X') is where Google may or may not be working on the following futuristic concepts:  1) an internet fridge that orders food when it's low, 2) driver-less cars, 3) space elevators, 4) personal assistant robots for your home, 5) networked coffee pots and gardening tools and finally 6) training monkeys to fly airplanes for special covert operations.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 1:27 PM | Tags (9) | airplanes | dreaming | future | google | lab | monkeys | nytimes | secret | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 12, 2011

Next version of iOS to bring bluetooth keyboard support to the Apple TV.Next version of iOS to bring bluetooth keyboard support to the Apple TV.

Navigating around on Apple TV isn't exactly all that fun of an experience. Adding the ability for a keyboard (or some other form of navigation device) would definetly be helpful. Interesting to note that 9to5mac also points to rumors of an updated Apple TV coming out sometime this fall.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 1:46 PM | Tags (10) | 9to5mac | apple | appletv | apps | bluetooth | ios5 | keyboard | support | television | tv |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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


Wednesday: July 6, 2011

Jack Sparrow may very well sail again in the fifth installment of Pirates franchise.Jack Sparrow may very well sail again in the fifth installment of Pirates franchise.

I have not managed to get out to the theater in quite some time but I have not heard many positive things about 'On Stranger Tides'. Not very suprising since  'At Worlds End' was for the most part disappointing. But this was especially saddening to me after learning that the actual book of which the movie was based on was the inspiration for Monkey Island (one of my favorite video games). 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 4:23 PM | Tags (6) | disney | guybrush | johnnydepp | monkeyisland | movies | pirates |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 11, 2010

FYI, Windows 7 'compatibility checker' currently masquerading as trojan horse virus.FYI, Windows 7 'compatibility checker' currently masquerading as trojan horse virus.

Once a victim has installed the software, criminals can pretty much do whatever they want on the PC, Cosoi said. That could mean installing a keylogger to steal banking credentials or even gaining full access to the hacked system.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:19 AM | Tags (9) | trojan | virus | windows7 | security | compatibility | checker | horse | vulnerability | keylogger |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 11, 2010

LucasArts announces special edition of Monkey Island 2 coming this summer.LucasArts announces special edition of Monkey Island 2 coming this summer.

This should be a happy day for all fans of the Monkey Island franchise. The previous special edition of Monkey Island for Xbox 360 (and practically all other major platforms) was a joy to play. Guybrush even has a new haircut this time around.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:53 AM | Tags (10) | edition | gaming | guybrush | haircut | lechuck | lucasarts | monkeyisland | sequel | special | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Amazon to start working on a better web browsing experience for the Kindle.Amazon to start working on a better web browsing experience for the Kindle.

Engineers are hard at work, or will be hard at work once the position is filled, to bring you a richer web browsing experience on your beloved Kindle device. Maybe you'll even get to see some media (like images) when all is said and done. Images on the web, what a concept!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 3:16 PM | Tags (8) | amazon | browser | images | kindle | text | text | web | webmonkey |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 4, 2010

Escaped monkey manages to make time for several Facebook appearances.Escaped monkey manages to make time for several Facebook appearances.

Facebook: the only place where you can find photos of an escaped monkey and then read posts by that same monkey as he taunts the authorities. Is there anything social networking can't do?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 4:31 PM | Tags (7) | authorities | azcentral | escaped | monkey | networking | social | taunts |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Latest MacHeist bundle brings cheap software and adventure gaming to your Mac.Latest MacHeist bundle brings cheap software and adventure gaming to your Mac.

The fact that the recently released Mac version of Tales of Monkey Island is included in this bundle makes the entire deal worthwhile (assuming the number of purchases surpasses 50,000 - it probably will). The entire bundle will set you back just twenty bucks and you'll end up with some other neat apps as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Deals & Steals @ 6:41 AM | Tags (7) | adventure | gaming | mac | macheist | monkeyisland | software | telltale |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: February 12, 2010

Tales of Monkey Island now available for Mac users.Tales of Monkey Island now available for Mac users.

Telltale has pulled the curtain back on their 'Mac Revolution'. They are allowing fans to vote on which title will be available for the platform next. This is great news as there is now one less reason I have to use Boot Camp or Parallels on my beloved MacBook.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:51 AM | Tags (6) | gaming | videogames | adventure | telltale | guybrush | monkeyisland |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 1, 2010

Sixty-four things that every geek should probably know about.Sixty-four things that every geek should probably know about.

Covers a variety of geeky items and topics you can use in everyday settings. Of course, these topics are ideal for settings such as identifying a keylogger, surviving a Linux argument, and even hotwiring a car.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 6:50 AM | Tags (10) | anon | geeky | goodtoknow | identify | jpeg | keyloggers | know | nerdy | things | web |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 105 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: January 7, 2010

Daily Grind: Efficient

Name: Vin (aka jimmy three-teeth)
How Vin feels today: Efficient @ 3:10:25 PM
What Vin really wants today: Give myself a round of applause for writing various scripts that condensed a boatload of work into a smaller buoy-sized amount of work.

Music Stuck in Head: The Entertainer / Billy Joel
Mostly because the synth effect in the intro and outro of the song. Reminds me of Saturday morning cartoons every time.

Stuff to do today:

  • Read up on all the happenings from CES over in Las Vegas
  • Watch the Microsoft Keynote
  • Boy, was that ever boring
  • Find something more entertaining
  • This YouTube video will suffice for now
  • Wow, it's even got Reversi

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 4:10 PM | Tags (9) | billyjoel | boring | ces | dailygrind | efficient | glm | keynote | music | vegas |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | 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

Daily Grind: Grumpy

Name: Vin (aka nitpicker)
How Vin feels today: Grumpy @ 2:53:50 PM
What Vin really wants today: To stop agonizing over Photoshop mockups for work and over-analyzing pixel placement. Yes, I'm a little thorough.

Music Stuck in Head: L.A. Woman / The Doors
Mostly because I love shouting gibberish whilst doing a poor Jim Morrison impression. It's comedy gold.

Stuff to do today:

  • Download finale for Tales of Monkey Island
  • Find time to play said finale
  • Attempt to get more holiday shopping done
  • Continue threats of embroidered Snuggie blanket for other half
  • Find potentially worse gift than that of the Snuggie
  • Look around for litter of robotic hamsters

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:53 PM | Tags (7) | dailygrind | design | doors | gaming | glm | monkeyisland | nitpick |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Tales of Monkey Island finale now available for purchase online.Tales of Monkey Island finale now available for purchase online.

I'm quite anxious to get my hands on this and play it out just to see how the season ends. Telltale has done a fantastic job with the previous four episodes (especially chapter three - my personal favorite).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:27 AM | Tags (8) | gaming | adventure | guybrush | telltale | monkeyisland | videogames | finale | pirates |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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