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Monday: November 14, 2011

Everything you never knew about Google's top secret lab where they pursue future ideas.Everything you never knew about Google's top secret lab where they pursue future ideas.

According to the article, this magical place (dubbed 'Google X') is where Google may or may not be working on the following futuristic concepts:  1) an internet fridge that orders food when it's low, 2) driver-less cars, 3) space elevators, 4) personal assistant robots for your home, 5) networked coffee pots and gardening tools and finally 6) training monkeys to fly airplanes for special covert operations.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 1:27 PM | Tags (9) | airplanes | dreaming | future | google | lab | monkeys | nytimes | secret | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 6, 2011

Jack Sparrow may very well sail again in the fifth installment of Pirates franchise.Jack Sparrow may very well sail again in the fifth installment of Pirates franchise.

I have not managed to get out to the theater in quite some time but I have not heard many positive things about 'On Stranger Tides'. Not very suprising since  'At Worlds End' was for the most part disappointing. But this was especially saddening to me after learning that the actual book of which the movie was based on was the inspiration for Monkey Island (one of my favorite video games). 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 4:23 PM | Tags (6) | disney | guybrush | johnnydepp | monkeyisland | movies | pirates |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 11, 2010

LucasArts announces special edition of Monkey Island 2 coming this summer.LucasArts announces special edition of Monkey Island 2 coming this summer.

This should be a happy day for all fans of the Monkey Island franchise. The previous special edition of Monkey Island for Xbox 360 (and practically all other major platforms) was a joy to play. Guybrush even has a new haircut this time around.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:53 AM | Tags (10) | edition | gaming | guybrush | haircut | lechuck | lucasarts | monkeyisland | sequel | special | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Amazon to start working on a better web browsing experience for the Kindle.Amazon to start working on a better web browsing experience for the Kindle.

Engineers are hard at work, or will be hard at work once the position is filled, to bring you a richer web browsing experience on your beloved Kindle device. Maybe you'll even get to see some media (like images) when all is said and done. Images on the web, what a concept!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 3:16 PM | Tags (8) | amazon | browser | images | kindle | text | text | web | webmonkey |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 4, 2010

Escaped monkey manages to make time for several Facebook appearances.Escaped monkey manages to make time for several Facebook appearances.

Facebook: the only place where you can find photos of an escaped monkey and then read posts by that same monkey as he taunts the authorities. Is there anything social networking can't do?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 4:31 PM | Tags (7) | authorities | azcentral | escaped | monkey | networking | social | taunts |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Latest MacHeist bundle brings cheap software and adventure gaming to your Mac.Latest MacHeist bundle brings cheap software and adventure gaming to your Mac.

The fact that the recently released Mac version of Tales of Monkey Island is included in this bundle makes the entire deal worthwhile (assuming the number of purchases surpasses 50,000 - it probably will). The entire bundle will set you back just twenty bucks and you'll end up with some other neat apps as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Deals & Steals @ 6:41 AM | Tags (7) | adventure | gaming | mac | macheist | monkeyisland | software | telltale |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: February 12, 2010

Tales of Monkey Island now available for Mac users.Tales of Monkey Island now available for Mac users.

Telltale has pulled the curtain back on their 'Mac Revolution'. They are allowing fans to vote on which title will be available for the platform next. This is great news as there is now one less reason I have to use Boot Camp or Parallels on my beloved MacBook.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:51 AM | Tags (6) | gaming | videogames | adventure | telltale | guybrush | monkeyisland |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 9, 2009

Daily Grind: Grumpy

Name: Vin (aka nitpicker)
How Vin feels today: Grumpy @ 2:53:50 PM
What Vin really wants today: To stop agonizing over Photoshop mockups for work and over-analyzing pixel placement. Yes, I'm a little thorough.

Music Stuck in Head: L.A. Woman / The Doors
Mostly because I love shouting gibberish whilst doing a poor Jim Morrison impression. It's comedy gold.

Stuff to do today:

  • Download finale for Tales of Monkey Island
  • Find time to play said finale
  • Attempt to get more holiday shopping done
  • Continue threats of embroidered Snuggie blanket for other half
  • Find potentially worse gift than that of the Snuggie
  • Look around for litter of robotic hamsters

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:53 PM | Tags (7) | dailygrind | design | doors | gaming | glm | monkeyisland | nitpick |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Tales of Monkey Island finale now available for purchase online.Tales of Monkey Island finale now available for purchase online.

I'm quite anxious to get my hands on this and play it out just to see how the season ends. Telltale has done a fantastic job with the previous four episodes (especially chapter three - my personal favorite).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:27 AM | Tags (8) | gaming | adventure | guybrush | telltale | monkeyisland | videogames | finale | pirates |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 19, 2009

Season finale from Tales of Monkey Island to be available on December 8th.Season finale from Tales of Monkey Island to be available on December 8th.

You can now purchase each previous episode individually over at Telltale's website. Telltale has done a fantastic job bringing the Monkey Island series back to life, heres to hoping they continue on with a second season.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:36 AM | Tags (9) | adventure | finale | gaming | guybrush | lechuck | monkeyisland | season | telltale | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

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


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 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


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