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Monday: November 9, 2009

A collection of amazing Martian landscape photography just for you.A collection of amazing Martian landscape photography just for you.

These photos were shot via NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter which has been orbiting the planet for several years. And if you like these photos, chances are you'll love using Google Mars.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:51 AM | Tags (7) | boston.com | cliffs | landscapes | mars | photos | rocks | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

The world's largest cruise liner has just set sail out of Finland.The world's largest cruise liner has just set sail out of Finland.

The liner has four swimming pools, volleyball and basketball courts, and a youth zone with theme parks and nurseries for children. There is also an ice rink that seats 780 spectators and a small-scale golf course.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 4:59 PM | Tags (13) | cruise | ship | titanic | golf | course | scary | largest | abcnews | finland | voyage | maiden | sail | liner |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Daily Grind: Laid back

Name: Vin (aka notmyjorb)
How Vin feels today: Laid back @ 3:56:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: For this day to be over so I can get to some important Halloween activities which consist mainly of eating copious amounts of candy until I explode.

Music Stuck in Head: Run this Town / The Apples
Discovered some great new music while listening to The Bunny. This is really good stuff, you can find it on iTunes.

Stuff to do today:

  • Finalize 'costume' for Halloween trick or treating candy grab
  • Costume is in quotes because there is no costume actually prepared
  • Go as BookFace
  • Sign up for Sirius /XM trial so I can listen in on Festival 8 this weekend
  • Find time to play new chapter of Tales from Monkey Island as well
  • When it finally becomes available

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 4:56 PM | Tags (11) | dailygrind | glm | geeklikeme | phish | fest8 | sirius | monkeyisland | guybrush | gaming | videogames | halloween |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Fourth episode from Tales of Monkey Island series due out today.Fourth episode from Tales of Monkey Island series due out today.

Handed over to De Singe by the backstabbing Morgan LeFlay, Guybrush is seized by an angry mob and put on trial! With a silk-tongued prosecutor in his face and a hangman's noose dangling over his neck, Guybrush must figure out how to defend himself against grave accusations.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:37 AM | Tags (7) | adventure | episodic | gaming | guybrush | monkeyisland | telltale | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 26, 2009

A large meteorite-like object, most likely a meteor, has crash landed in Latvia.A large meteorite-like object, most likely a meteor, has crash landed in Latvia.

'My first impression is that, yes, it was a meteorite,' he said. 'All the evidence suggests this when compared to pictures of real meteorite craters.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 3:19 PM | Tags (8) | meteor | latvia | object | space | crash | lands | impact | crater |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 21, 2009

New Zealand stockbroker manages to tap his way into the record books.New Zealand stockbroker manages to tap his way into the record books.

The gentleman in question can tap 1,056 times a minute which is about seventeen taps a second on average. However, he can beat that average easily and is able to tap a whopping twenty-three times per second.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 8:29 PM | Tags (8) | abc | dance | guiness | newzealand | records | stockbroker | stocks | tap |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 20, 2009

Twitter would like you to know that over five billion tweets have been served.Twitter would like you to know that over five billion tweets have been served.

It's sort of fitting that Twitter's 5 billionth tweet came not from one of the celebrities or marketers who have flooded the service in recent months, but from one of the quirky Bay Area dot-com nerds who formed its first loyal pack of users.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 11:00 AM | Tags (6) | twitter | landmark | tweets | billion | five | cnet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 29, 2009

Third chapter from Tales of Monkey Island now available for download.Third chapter from Tales of Monkey Island now available for download.

The most evil-looking doorstop you've ever encountered is back. Some of the reviews I've read go as far to say that Murray even steals the game. Just who is Murray you ask? Beware the clicking madibles of doom!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:42 PM | Tags (7) | adventure | gaming | guybrush | monkeyisland | murray | telltale | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 28, 2009

IGN gets a sneak peek at the next chapter from Tales of Monkey Island.IGN gets a sneak peek at the next chapter from Tales of Monkey Island.

Be warned, there are some minor spoilers in the video. So if you don't want to know about a certain demonic talking skull's reappearance in the series then click somewhere else. Oops - ruined it, didn't I?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 10:12 AM | Tags (8) | adventure | gaming | guybrush | leviathan | monkeyisland | murray | telltale | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 25, 2009

The top ten reasons you should visit New Zealand presented by the Prime Minister.The top ten reasons you should visit New Zealand presented by the Prime Minister.

5. Get the whanau together, stay in a bach, crack open the chilly bin and slap on your jandals.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 7:44 AM | Tags (6) | funny | letterman | newzealand | topten | travel | visit |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 23, 2009

Photoblog: Benched
Benched

A macro shot taken way back in 2007 from a certain Disney theme park, in a certain part of TomorrowLand, on a certain bench across from the Speedway. What can I say, I'm a Disney nerd.

Location:

Orlando, Florida

Posted to Photoblog filed in Artsy @ 4:49 PM | Tags (7) | photo | photoblog | macro | artsy | disney | fantasyland | bench |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 18, 2009

Telltale giving away first episode of Tales of Monkey Island on Saturday.Telltale giving away first episode of Tales of Monkey Island on Saturday.

What better way to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day than with an added dose of Monkey Island. 'Launch of the Screaming Narwhal' can be yours at midnight tonight for free. There is also a deal on the full series as well (five bucks off). I heart Telltale.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:57 AM | Tags (8) | adventure | free | gaming | guybrush | monkeyisland | pirates | telltale | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 17, 2009

Some concept art for next episode of Tales of Monkey Island emerges online.Some concept art for next episode of Tales of Monkey Island emerges online.

That's one big manatee. Also of note, the next episode of the series titled 'Lair of the Leviathan' is scheduled to arrive on September 29th. Here's to hoping that we'll see the triumphant return of Murray the Demonic Talking Skull.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 4:45 PM | Tags (8) | art | concept | episode | gaming | guybrush | monkeyisland | telltale | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Harry Potter Theme Park set to open next spring at Universal Orlando.Harry Potter Theme Park set to open next spring at Universal Orlando.

Article goes into detail about most of the attractions that will be found at said theme park. You'll be dueling dragons and flying on hippogriffs whilst enjoying a cup of butter beer. Bring your own broom.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 7:54 AM | Tags (7) | themepark | wizards | harrypotter | jkrowling | universial | florida | orlando |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 24, 2009

Seven neat things to do while traveling through Iceland.Seven neat things to do while traveling through Iceland.

Some nifty information for anyone who happens to be visiting Iceland in the near future. Also good for anyone who has ever daydreamed about visiting Iceland in the near or distant future.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 2:49 PM | Tags (3) | iceland | neat | travel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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