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Friday: July 29, 2011

Some self-help advice for those of you looking to improve upon your self-improvement needs.Some self-help advice for those of you looking to improve upon your self-improvement needs.

I've been reading a lot of Coding Horror lately. This particular post resonated with me a lot more than I initially thought it would. It might be because there is a lot of noise these days (read Internet noise: twitter, facebook, work emails, etc) to distract me from a given task at hand (either that or my perpetual procrastination). If you happen to be in need of some motivational advice this will prove to be a good read.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Self Improvement @ 1:53 PM | Tags (7) | codinghorror | help | improvement | motivation | needs | advice | jeffatwood |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 10, 2010

Ten sites that every developer should have in their bookmarks file.Ten sites that every developer should have in their bookmarks file.

No matter what kind of development you do, at least three of these sites will be helpful to you in some kind of programming endeavor. I've just recently discovered the browser sandbox over at Spoon.net (though I'm a still little partial to IETester).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 1:49 PM | Tags (12) | developer | sites | bookmarks | coding | resources | helpful | testing | scripting | catswhocode | compression | css | browsers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 13, 2010

Forty awesome Batman wallpapers to adorn your currently non-batty desktop.Forty awesome Batman wallpapers to adorn your currently non-batty desktop.

Are you a big fan of the Dark Knight ? Know almost every line to every Batman movie both modern and classic? Wait a minute, where are all the retro-style Batman desktops? Oh well, Google image search to the rescue.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 3:57 PM | Tags (10) | batman | desktops | comics | superhero | savedelete | wallpapers | design | darkknight | dc | illustrations |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Unlikely underwater sports through the aquatic eye of Photoshop.Unlikely underwater sports through the aquatic eye of Photoshop.

In the future we will all be able to take part in the great spectable that is Dolphin Racing. I wonder if anyone submitted anything of the Blitzball variety - that would have just been nerdtastic.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 3:08 PM | Tags (12) | worth1000 | photoshop | manipulation | adobe | contest | theme | aquatic | fish | underwater | oceacs | dolphins | sports |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 17, 2010

Meet Pisco, the very first surfing alpaca.Meet Pisco, the very first surfing alpaca.

Mr Pianezzi, 44, has introduced his alpaca Pisco to the waters of the Pacific Ocean over the past several months. Unlike dogs, an alpaca does not instinctively jump into the sea for a swim.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 6:57 AM | Tags (8) | alpaca | strange | surfing | wool | surfer | animal | abcnews |  |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 4, 2010

Twelve very creative home wallpapers for your viewing pleasure.Twelve very creative home wallpapers for your viewing pleasure.

If pixelated wallpaper isn't your thing there are ton of other interesting designs listed over on the other side of the click. The color palette/wallpaper idea sounds like a fun weekend project as Home Depot sure doesn't seem to mind the taking of those free swatch colors (you may need multiple trips to get away with it though).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 7:09 AM | Tags (7) | creative | design | gallery | interesting | neat | oddee | wallpaper |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 63 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 5, 2010

Meet the brand new world chess champion, a nineteen year old from Norway.Meet the brand new world chess champion, a nineteen year old from Norway.

He's already got a clever nickname, 'Mozart of Chess', and he has no interest in becoming the next Bobby Fisher (in the sense that Bobby Fisher went a little crazy and then disappeared).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 6:59 AM | Tags (9) | bobbyfisher | champion | chess | magnuscarlsen | moves | mozart | nationalpost | nickname | norway |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 4, 2010

Gamer pays $330,000 for virtual space station.Gamer pays $330,000 for virtual space station.

...$330,000 for a fully-equipped space station, boasting multiple biodomes packed with exciting hunting opportunities, a thriving bar, and extensive shopping and reincarnation facilities. Sounds like a bargain, but there's one drawback: it's not real.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 6:21 AM | Tags (11) | gamer | online | virtual | space | station | money | currency | dumb | silly | crystalpalace | entopia |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: December 24, 2009

A collection of nineteen cool snowmen for your viewing pleasure.A collection of nineteen cool snowmen for your viewing pleasure.

A lot of interesting creations to look at here. Still, nothing screams holiday time like having a life-size snow facsimile of Master Chief adorning your snow covered lawn.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:05 AM | Tags (7) | cool | neat | nifty | photos | sculptures | snow | snowmen |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 75 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: December 11, 2009

Apple offers up a free holiday sampler in the iTunes Store just for you.Apple offers up a free holiday sampler in the iTunes Store just for you.

'Sampler' in my opinion, is the wrong word in this case as Apple is essentially giving away TWENTY tracks of free holiday music. Head on over to iTunes and snatch this up while it's still available. You'll get to hear Weezer do a rocking rendition of 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas'.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:37 PM | Tags (9) | album | apple | free | holidays | itunes | lp | music | sampler | tracks |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Twelve awe-inspiring snow sculptures for your viewing pleasure.Twelve awe-inspiring snow sculptures for your viewing pleasure.

I guess this is what it would like if snowmen every organized a rally or decided that it was time to rebel against their makers. Bring on the heat lamps.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:03 AM | Tags (6) | snow | sculptures | weburbanist | neat | photos | winter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 75 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 9, 2009

Ten amazing gingerbread creations for your viewing pleasure.Ten amazing gingerbread creations for your viewing pleasure.

Something about that gingerbread version of Link is quite disturbing to me - I can't seem to put my finger on what it is.  Now if you'll excuse me, I simply can't wait to go bomb some Dodongos.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Food @ 4:27 PM | Tags (9) | gingerbread | food | zelda | link | toxel | design | creations | sculptures | edible |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 16, 2009

The dos and don'ts for buying refurbished electronics.The dos and don'ts for buying refurbished electronics.

Some quick tips on whether or not purchasing a refurbished (in some cases slightly used) product is right for you. I'm also of the theory that sticking with a major brand (ie Best Buy, Apple) is a safe bet to make in this case.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 7:45 AM | Tags (5) | abcnews | gadgets | guide | helpful | refurbished |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 32 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 12, 2009

Microsoft partners up with Wolfram Alpha to provide results in Bing.Microsoft partners up with Wolfram Alpha to provide results in Bing.

You'll see these results when searching specific areas of Bing in areas like nutrition and math. The amount of new data Microsoft gets with this partnership is in the trillions along with a whole slew of neat algorithms as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:45 AM | Tags (8) | bing | computational | engine | interwebs | math | microsoft | search | wolframalpha |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 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


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