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Monday: January 4, 2010

Technology not quite as advanced by 2010 as some would have hoped.Technology not quite as advanced by 2010 as some would have hoped.

Nope, turns out we're not living like The Jetsons quite yet; shockingly some people aren't too happy with that. Although we still have another fifty years to go before any real complaining should go on (The Jetsons live in the year 2062 according to Wikipedia).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 2:45 PM | Tags (12) | 2010 | advanced | cars | flying | hopes | jetpacks | jetsons | lifestyle | reuters | robots | servants | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A list of the top ten mind hacks for making your resolutions stick.A list of the top ten mind hacks for making your resolutions stick.

Lifehacker covers a variety of methods in which you can attempt to try and keep to your brand new New Year's resolutions via some tips and tricks. Personally, I find that making no new resolutions at all is a great way to keep resolutions. Plus, there is a lot less disappointment that way.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:48 AM | Tags (11) | resolutions | lifehacker | newyear | 2010 | tips | tricks | mind | hacks | tech | reminders | mehtods |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: December 11, 2009

A list of Lifehacker's most popular tutorials of 2009.A list of Lifehacker's most popular tutorials of 2009.

An extensive list of tutorials that covers step-by-step guides on everything from installed homebrew on the Wii (without the need of Twilight Princess) all the way over to building your very own computer from scratch. Good luck.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:54 AM | Tags (11) | lifehacker | bestof | 2009 | electronics | gadgets | apple | microsoft | windows | leopard | fixes | hacks |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 45 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 9, 2009

A list of ten clever fixes for your potentially broken stuff.A list of ten clever fixes for your potentially broken stuff.

I've heard of great success stories from people who have accidentally drowned their cellular device and then miraculously brought it back to life using the rice bowl drainage trick. Personally, I was not so successful with the frozen hard drive fix. Oh well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 8:09 AM | Tags (7) | gadgets | fixes | tips | lifehacker | rice | freezing | harddrive |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 66 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


Monday: November 2, 2009

Ten applications to boost your beloved media center.Ten applications to boost your beloved media center.

A good list of of booster apps that covers everything from ad scrubbing to plugging Hulu into your copy of Windows Media Center. I still rely pretty heavily on iSquint for some quick Mac video conversions.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:41 AM | Tags (10) | lifehacker | media | center | apps | boost | hulu | scrubbing | ads | dvd | ripping |  | 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


Expect to see some more iPhone applications from Disney.Expect to see some more iPhone applications from Disney.

...it will offer users of the popular Apple Inc devices items like the new 'Click2Life' feature that lets fans take pictures of images from the Disney.com Web site, and eventually in the physical world, and unlock exclusive content.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:48 AM | Tags (8) | apple | click2life | content | devices | disney | exclusive | features | unlockables |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 13, 2009

A handy tutorial on how to properly clean your beloved credit cards.A handy tutorial on how to properly clean your beloved credit cards.

All you need is an eraser and a damp towel. Wipe the card clean with the towel to remove any grimey build up deposited onto your card from your wallets or card reader machines.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:39 AM | Tags (8) | lifehacker | tutorial | creditcards | cleaning | towel | reader | grime | wallet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 9, 2009

Daily Grind: Thankful

Name: Vin (aka groovy truvy)
How Vin feels today: Thankful @ 1:50:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: To enjoy a lovely three-day weekend without anything at work breaking down unexpectedly. Proceed to knock on wood several times since having typed that.

Music Stuck in Head: Pleasant Valley Sunday / The Monkees
I never knew know that Carole King had a hand in penning this tune. Thanks, Wikipedia.

Stuff to do today:

  • Note awesomeness of LeechBlock add-on for Firefox
  • Basically you can set up a list of sites to block so you can concentrate on whatever it is you're doing and not surf the web aimlessly
  • Facebook = blocked
  • For you Mac people there's this little gem: Concentrate
  • Of course, these add-ons and programs only apply if you seem to have constant diversionary problems
  • I'm not saying that I have these said problems, but hey - the Internet is a big place and there's lots to read
  • Stop making excuses for social networking addiction

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:50 PM | Tags (8) | dailygrind | monkees | wikipedia | work | life | holiday | diversions | facebook |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 5, 2009

Have some extra paint chips laying around? Make some pixelated art.Have some extra paint chips laying around? Make some pixelated art.

Yes, pixelated artwork can make a fine addition to any home or office. You'll also need a reasonable amount of patience to pull it off. Good luck!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 7:44 AM | Tags (6) | art | chips | lifehacker | paint | pixels | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 24, 2009

A guide to making the most out of office coffee.A guide to making the most out of office coffee.

For starters, cleaning the coffee maker every once in a while is probably a good idea.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Life @ 7:45 AM | Tags (5) | coffee | guide | lifehacker | office | work |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 23, 2009

Want to know what the best sounds for getting work done are?Want to know what the best sounds for getting work done are?

It depends on whether your office or workspace is noisy enough that a good kind of noise or music is preferable to the natural cacophony. It depends on your personal attention span, and how likely you are to fiddle with controls versus letting a music stream trickle past your ears.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Self Improvement @ 7:59 AM | Tags (6) | work | music | productive | habits | lifehacker | sounds |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 32 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 14, 2009

A list of top ten tactics for protecting your stuff.A list of top ten tactics for protecting your stuff.

Note to self: add more cute baby photos to wallet in the near future (see 7th tactic).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 8:00 AM | Tags (6) | lifehacker | tactics | protection | stuff | tricks | tips |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 42 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 11, 2009

Some alternative ways to access your GMail when GMail happens to be down.Some alternative ways to access your GMail when GMail happens to be down.

A great writeup for those of us who use GMail quite extensively and cried during the last outage.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:56 AM | Tags (8) | gmail | outage | alternative | methods | mail | email | google | lifehacker |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 43 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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