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Wednesday: August 3, 2011

A quick tutorial on how to create checklists using Evernote.A quick tutorial on how to create checklists using Evernote.

Until quite recently all of my to-do lists were hand-written in a tattered marble covered notebook. I liked writing things down and enjoying that small feeling of achievement that comes with checking something off. That is, until I got too lazy to write them down. Enter Evernote, a free app for cataloguing whatever it is you want to catalogue. It's searchable, syncs with pretty much any computer or device, and best of all - free. Posting this here because I was not aware that you could search to-do lists via items that have gone unchecked. Awesome feature.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 2:51 PM | Tags (10) | tutorial | checklist | evernote | free | app | search | todo | unchecked | checked | feature |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 32 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 7, 2010

State of the GLM: Yes, I'm still here. No, I'm not dead.

You may have noticed that GLM has gone rather quiet for the past two-three months or so in terms of any and all content on the site. This post serves as a status update to alleviate any fears that GeekLikeMe is gone for good. Quite the contrary my dear friends. And yes, while I could run down the list of excuses as to why the site hasn't been updated, I'm sure they would just bore you to tears. To save us all some time I shall sum up in two words: work and parenthood.

For work I have been diving into the grand world of Objective-C programming for the past six months and I still haven't managed to come up for air. Hopefully when I'm actually able to take a deep breath I'll have an array of iPhone and iPad apps to show for it. Also on this note I'd like to state that I very well may have taken the most ass-backwards route in getting into a new programming language. Nevertheless, it's been a rewarding and infuriating process thus far but I'm learning a lot and I think it'll turn out well in the end.

I don't think I have to say much about parenthood other than sleep is a sought-after commodity and there are only so many hours in a day. This has turned out to be a major contributing factor to the current lack of posting. Shocker.

But now onto much better news: a new version of GeekLikeMe.net is in the works yet again and I've decided to make a design choice right off the bat. I recently took a trip down memory lane courtesy of archive.org's wayback machine. After feeling somewhat nostalgic about the old GLM design I decided that maybe it was time to return to the minimalist roots yet again. More details and information about the new site coming soon!

P.S. You can also follow me on Twitter even though I have yet to tweet anything. Oops, scratch that.

Posted to Verbose filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 10:20 AM | Tags (12) | archive | geeklikeme | glm | machine | minimal | minimalist | parenthood | redesign | state | verbose | wayback | work |  | Discuss (4) |  | facebook | twitter | 63 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 18, 2010

A handy tutorial on how to create your very own realistic soda bottle in Photoshop.A handy tutorial on how to create your very own realistic soda bottle in Photoshop.

An interesting tutorial for those interested in dabbling with some photo-realistic effects from scratch. When all is said done you'll be way more familiar with the pen tool as well as the ancient art of dodging and burning. Now if you'll excuse me, I am in dire need of a cool glass of Crystal Pepsi.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 12:34 PM | Tags (7) | create | realistic | soda | bottle | photoshop | psdtuts | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 92 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 30, 2010

Thirteen small things to simplify your work day.Thirteen small things to simplify your work day.

Some top Google executives just do 5-minute meetings — anyone who attends these meetings had better be prepared, and concise. If you can get out of meetings and just get the notes, or find an alternative way to communicate, it could save you hours per week.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Life @ 5:52 AM | Tags (12) | automate | breaks | breathing | day | distractions | lists | simplify | tips | tricks | work | zenhabits | meetings |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 52 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 5, 2010

Twelve of the biggest ripoffs that one can currently find in America.Twelve of the biggest ripoffs that one can currently find in America.

Others actually believe that it is essential to put premium gas in their car and that it will malfunction if you try to run it on anything less. For most drivers, nothing could be further from the truth. Just check your car’s owners manual.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:44 AM | Tags (11) | ripoffs | list | america | waste | money | buffets | gas | textbooks | messaging | bspcn | premium |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 47 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: February 19, 2010

American gold medalist may might get her own Ben & Jerry's flavor.American gold medalist may might get her own Ben & Jerry's flavor.

And this is all due toher giving a shoutout to her home state of Vermont upon winning the gold. So let this be a lesson to all successful Vermont residents, don't forget where you came from. The results may be delicious.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 6:44 AM | Tags (7) | icecream | ben | jerry | gold | medalist | olympics | kmov |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 29, 2009

Some of the best and worst patent applications of 2009 according to The Register.Some of the best and worst patent applications of 2009 according to The Register.

There are actually some pretty funny patent application entries listed here from some notable companies. I'm curious if IBM will ever make good on their 'check for awkward silence on conference call' patent which would make for potential comedy gold during the most inappropriate of times. Awooga!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 9:38 AM | Tags (8) | 2009 | awooga | best | collection | list | patents | register | worst |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 35 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 28, 2009

Fifteen of the most influential games of the decard according to Wired.Fifteen of the most influential games of the decard according to Wired.

I'm not sure if I should be overly proud or overly sad that I have actually managed to play most if not all games on this list this past decade. Is there an achievement for that?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:47 AM | Tags (7) | gaming | videogames | wired | influential | decade | list | portal |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 23, 2009

The top eleven signs that you've received a Christmas card from a geek.The top eleven signs that you've received a Christmas card from a geek.

4.  It contains an in-depth explanation of why the picture of Santa delivering toys on the front represents an impossibility.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 6:10 AM | Tags (7) | bbspot | holidays | geek | list | santa | card | signs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 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 20, 2009

The fifty best inventions of 2009 according to TIME.The fifty best inventions of 2009 according to TIME.

Covers everything from tank-bred tuna all the way up to fashion robots.  Looking for the worst inventions of 2009? There's a list for that.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:31 AM | Tags (11) | 2009 | clouds | environment | health | inventions | list | nasa | robots | science | time | tuna |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 74 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 6, 2009

A collection of the best free fonts of 2009 thus far.A collection of the best free fonts of 2009 thus far.

Need some inspiration by way of lettering? These fonts are a great addition to any designer's arsenal of fonts. The fact that they are free is also good. I like free and I'm gueeing you will too.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 7:59 AM | Tags (9) | 2009 | design | development | fonts | free | graphics | layout | list | webdesignledger |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 46 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 2, 2009

An entire website devoted to simple desktop wallpaper just for you.An entire website devoted to simple desktop wallpaper just for you.

I am a neat freak when it comes to my computer desktop icons and wallpapers. This site has some awesome options for those of us who like to keeps things simple and neat. Insta-bookmarked.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 3:09 PM | Tags (7) | artsy | awesome | desktops | downloads | minimalist | simple | wallpapers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 79 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thirty creative candle designs for your viewing pleasure.Thirty creative candle designs for your viewing pleasure.

No household is complete without a candle in the shape of cheese wedge. The chalkboard candles come in at a close second simply for their added functionality.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 8:03 AM | Tags (6) | candles | creative | cheese | household | wax | list |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

Five smart playlists to help you manage your iTunes library.Five smart playlists to help you manage your iTunes library.

Some good suggestions from the folks at TUAW for making the most out of of your iTunes library utilizing smart playlists. Here's an additional one from yours truly: One Play Wonders - rating is in the range of 3 stars to 5 stars while the play count is just 1. Enjoy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:54 PM | Tags (8) | apple | itunes | library | management | playlists | queries | smart | songs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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