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Tuesday: September 8, 2009

A rumor roundup for Apple's media event scheduled to take place tomorrow.A rumor roundup for Apple's media event scheduled to take place tomorrow.

You probably won't be seeing The Beatles hitting the iTunes Store tomorrow - but who really knows with these things. Your next iPod (if it's not an iPhone) will most likely have a camera though.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 2:47 PM | Tags (9) | rumors | iphone | ipod | macrumors | camera | touch | apple | media | event |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 4, 2009

Diebold decides to make an exit from the electronic voting system business.Diebold decides to make an exit from the electronic voting system business.

That particular section of their business has been sold off to another company for five million.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:42 AM | Tags (5) | diebold | errors | machines | politics | voting |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 27, 2009

Photoblog: Loch Ness Gorilla
Loch Ness Gorilla

Weird shot I picked up after bringing in the kid's zoo toys after some rain. And yes, that would be a gorilla. But on another note, who decided that gorillas have bright green eyes? Shame on you, Bronx Zoo Gift Shop.

Location:

Eastchester, New York

Posted to Photoblog filed in Silly @ 3:29 PM | Tags (8) | artsy | gorilla | macro | photoblog | photography | photos | toys | wet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Six things you need to know about Mac OS X Snow Leopard.Six things you need to know about Mac OS X Snow Leopard.

#7 - it has really cheesy cover artwork.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:14 AM | Tags (7) | leopard | snowleopard | upgrad | mac | osx | apple | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 25, 2009

Apple pulls the curtain back on some new 'Get a Mac' ads.Apple pulls the curtain back on some new 'Get a Mac' ads.

They take some shots at Microsoft's Laptop Hunters campaign. Hey look, its Puddy!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 8:58 AM | Tags (5) | ads | apple | campaign | getamac | puddy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 40 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 24, 2009

Mac OS X Snow Leopard will be available for purchase on August 28th.Mac OS X Snow Leopard will be available for purchase on August 28th.

This brand new 'finely tuned' version of Leopard will set you back $29 bucks. Roar?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 12:03 PM | Tags (6) | apple | leopard | mac | osx | snowleopard | version |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 21, 2009

Photoblog: Lego Landslide
Lego Landslide

Another macro shot of some interestingly-shaped Legos for your viewing pleasure.

Location:

Orlando, Florida

Posted to Photoblog filed in Artsy @ 11:11 AM | Tags (5) | macro | legos | photoblog | lego | landslide |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

Photoblog: Cicada Shell
Cicada Shell

A petrified shell of an insect that somehow decided to attach itself to one of my trees. Taken with my trusty Fujifilm Finepix, great little camera.

Location:

Eastchester, New York

Posted to Photoblog filed in Artsy @ 8:27 PM | Tags (7) | photoblog | photography | macro | cicada | bug | tree | shell |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 17, 2009

Quake Live might turn into a subscription-based service.Quake Live might turn into a subscription-based service.

Unfortunately, ad support alone is not enough to keep Quake Live up and running.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:37 AM | Tags (6) | carmack | gaming | quake | service | subscription | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 14, 2009

Rumors swirling that Apple may hold a keynote event in September.Rumors swirling that Apple may hold a keynote event in September.

Looks like it may bring a new version of iTunes to go along with it.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 8:48 AM | Tags (5) | keynote | event | itunes | september | macrumors |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 13, 2009

Mac OS X Snow Leopard might be ready a little earlier than expected.Mac OS X Snow Leopard might be ready a little earlier than expected.

Rumors swirling that latest circulated build of 10.6 has just been designated as Golden Master (ready to ship).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:58 AM | Tags (5) | gm | osx | snowleopard | system | mac |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 12, 2009

Daily Grind: Snarky

Name: Vin (aka complaint bot 5000)
How Vin feels today: Snarky @ 3:01:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: To use the word 'snarky' in a sentence multiple times throughout the day.

Music Stuck in Head: World Map 1 / Super Mario Brother 3
After viewing this, you'll have it stuck in your head too.

Stuff to do today:

  • Go home, install recently purchased old-school Airport card from eBay
  • Note awesomeness of quick turnaround time from purchase to actual arrival
  • Pray the damn thing actually works

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 4:01 PM | Tags (4) | airport | ebay | mac | imac |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 10, 2009

Daily Grind: Failed nerd

Name: Vin (aka non-version checker)
How Vin feels today: Failed nerd @ 1:30:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: To read more carefully when trying to hack a USB wifi adapter to work with a Mac OS X. I hate you Linksys.

Music Stuck in Head: Harry Potter Theme
Listen to YEM from night two of The Gorge (Phish related).

Stuff to do today:

  • Learn valuable lesson that version numbers can mean different chipsets in Linksys wifi adapters
  • Break down and buy original Airport card on eBay
  • Grumble grumble grumble
  • Research more about automatic photo manipulation via Photoshop droplets
  • Fine-tune actions to work with said droplets
  • Move on to less nerdier topics
  • Continue to mentally prepare self for Phish show this Friday
  • Revisit previous item about nerdy topics

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:30 PM | Tags (8) | concert | linksys | mac | nerd | phish | potter | technology | wifi |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 6, 2009

Apple rolls out Mac OS X 10.5.8 software update.Apple rolls out Mac OS X 10.5.8 software update.

This latest release includes general operating system fixes that will enhance the stability, compatibility and security of your beloved Mac.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:51 AM | Tags (8) | bugs | compatibility | fixes | mac | osx | security | software | update |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 5, 2009

Five ways to get the most out of your beloved music collection.Five ways to get the most out of your beloved music collection.

Wasn't aware of the TidySongs app, going to play around with this one today.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:32 AM | Tags (8) | music | applications | apps | collection | itunes | mac | lastfm | tidysongs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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