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Monday: August 10, 2009

McDonald's seems to be doing quite well selling fancy coffee.McDonald's seems to be doing quite well selling fancy coffee.

A national advertising campaign started in May helped lift McCafe espresso-based drinks to about 5 percent of total sales in the U.S. Low-priced menu items drove sales in the U.K. and France, and longer store hours boosted demand in Australia, McDonald’s said.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 1:36 PM | Tags (7) | food | fast | coffee | mcdonalds | mccafe | espresso | profits |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 3, 2009

Google launches new ad campaign directed at Microsoft.Google launches new ad campaign directed at Microsoft.

The campaign, called “Going Google,” has a very clear target: Microsoft Office. A series of advertisements will begin touting how and why some 3,000 organizations are signing up to use Google apps each day.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:47 AM | Tags (6) | ads | advertising | apps | campaign. microsoft | google | office |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 30, 2009

Daily Grind: Fed up

Name: Vin (aka dns homewrecker)
How Vin feels today: Fed up @ 2:13:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: To formerly declare I am taking a much needed and well deserved day off from work tomorrow. These last two weeks have been hell. Monkey need break.

Music Stuck in Head: Mami Gato / Medeski, Martin & Wood
This album successfully got me through one of those weeks.

Stuff to do today:

  • Apologize once again for slacking on daily grind posts
  • Note that the number of weekdaily links will soon surpass 20,000
  • Hold a party for self, bake cake, buy favors
  • Pat self on back instead
  • Take suggestions from readers on how to improve GLM (leave a comment)
  • Laugh at lack of comments

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:13 PM | Tags (4) | dailygrind | vacation | off | music |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 22, 2009

Woot-off currently under way!Woot-off currently under way!

Go grab some deals on random close-out items while supplies last today.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Deals & Steals @ 7:44 AM | Tags (5) | deals | event | steals | woot | wootoff |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 20, 2009

You just might be able to order a venti beer at your local Starbucks one day.You just might be able to order a venti beer at your local Starbucks one day.

The new store is an attempt by the struggling coffee company to boost sales especially during evening hours, USA Today reported. If the first beer selling location in Seattle is successful, others will follow, a Starbucks source said.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 11:53 AM | Tags (7) | starbucks | beer | wine | coffee | alcohol | struggling | pilot |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 16, 2009

Scald-proof fabric to provide relief to all drinkers of hot beverages.Scald-proof fabric to provide relief to all drinkers of hot beverages.

...in conjunction with colleagues at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, looked to recent studies suggesting carbon nanotubes are powerfully hydrophobic in their search for a material that can repel hot water as well as cold, and found that they seem indifferent to temperature.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 3:02 PM | Tags (7) | coffee | fabric | hot | nano | scalding | science | tea |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 14, 2009

Microsoft to put lightweight versions of Office 2010 apps online for free.Microsoft to put lightweight versions of Office 2010 apps online for free.

Microsoft's announcement is being seen as the latest move in a tit-for-tat rivalry between two tech giants as it and Google increasingly make efforts to encroach on one another's turf.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:26 AM | Tags (7) | 2010 | competition | free | google | microsoft | office | online |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 13, 2009

FYI, a toy gun is no match for a cricket bat when robbing a gas station.FYI, a toy gun is no match for a cricket bat when robbing a gas station.

Sheriff's Cpl. Mike Gaull tells the Press-Register of Mobile that the employee noticed the gun had an orange tip on the barrel and grabbed the cricket bat. The suspect then ran out of the store without any money.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 4:42 PM | Tags (7) | offbeat | robbery | cricket | bat | toy | gun | dumb |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


The top ten tips and tricks for better coffee.The top ten tips and tricks for better coffee.

Turns out decorating lattes not as hard as you might have thought.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:46 AM | Tags (4) | coffee | tips | tricks | lifehacker |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 38 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 7, 2009

New study reveals that drinking coffee may help to prevent memory loss.New study reveals that drinking coffee may help to prevent memory loss.

Two months later, the caffeinated rodents did much better on memory tests than mice given 'straight' water, reports The Mirror, and their memories were as sharp as the memories of older, healthy mice.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Life @ 11:40 AM | Tags (8) | coffee | memory | study | loss | mice | tests | prevention | health |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 29, 2009

The top ten raw deals and ripoffs for video gamers out there.The top ten raw deals and ripoffs for video gamers out there.

I have to admit that I was not happy about shelling out an extra hundred bucks for something that comes standard on the Wii and PS3 (wifi capability).  That little tidbit somehow didn't make it onto the article.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:22 PM | Tags (8) | gaming | ps3 | ripoffs | wifi | wii | wired | wireless | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: June 26, 2009

Drinking coffee might actually prevent bad breath?Drinking coffee might actually prevent bad breath?

Chalk up another added benefit for coffee addicts.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 5:02 PM | Tags (4) | breath | coffee | halitosis | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 23, 2009

Pinball Hall of Fame to get a brand new Las Vegas address.Pinball Hall of Fame to get a brand new Las Vegas address.

Owner hopes the new location will bring in more tourists.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 8:05 AM | Tags (2) | pinball | halloffame |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 22, 2009

Dunkin' Donuts pulls the curtain back on new online social ordering experience.Dunkin' Donuts pulls the curtain back on new online social ordering experience.

You'll still need somebody to be your coffee mule but now there is less chance of them screwing up your order.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 1:57 PM | Tags (5) | coffee | donuts | online | ordering | social |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 16, 2009

MySpace to cut roughly 430 jobs, leaving just 1,000 employees.MySpace to cut roughly 430 jobs, leaving just 1,000 employees.

Once the world's largest online social network, MySpace has struggled to compete with the rapid user growth of rivals Facebook and Twitter. Usership and average time spent on the Web site have decreased over the past several months.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:33 PM | Tags (4) | myspace | social | cutbacks | layoffs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


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