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Wednesday: December 30, 2009

Daily Grind: Gross

Name: Vin (aka lozenge boy)
How Vin feels today: Gross @ 1:12:09 PM
What Vin really wants today: To go home and not breath on anything that happens to be a living thing. Seriously, enough with this cold/flu crap.

Music Stuck in Head: Panama / Van Halen
I'm confused. Is this tune about a girl or a car? Or both? What does any of that have to do with Panama? Upon closer analysis, the song is actually about a car. Thank you Wikipedia.

Stuff to do today:

  • Take more DayQuil
  • Break down and download Dragon's Lair app for iPhone
  • Downloaded
  • This is really quite a nostalgic journey back to the arcade
  • Here's a video showing off most of Dirk's many demises on YouTube
  • Find a copy of Mad Dog McRee next

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:12 PM | Tags (11) | dailygrind | glm | vanhalen | panama | gaming | videogames | arcade | iphone | dragonslair | dirk | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Ten reasons as to why Microsoft should acquire Palm immediately.Ten reasons as to why Microsoft should acquire Palm immediately.

I've got a New Year's resolution for Microsoft: Buy Palm and use the hardware and software to jumpstart your mobile strategy. Palm the company is struggling and may not survive past 2010. But its technology is worthwhile.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:25 AM | Tags (9) | palm | microsoft | buyout | betanews | reasons | asap | hardware | software | strategy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 28, 2009

Daily Grind: Slightly bored

Name: Vin (aka caulking madman)
How Vin feels today: Slightly bored @ 2:50:46 PM
What Vin really wants today: Go home right after slow workday finishes up and caulk things that don't necessarily need to be caulked because I want to label myself as a 'handy homeowner'. Also because my back patio door leaks when it rains (no, that's not code for something else).

Music Stuck in Head: Stuck in the Middle With You / Stealers Wheel
I always thought this was a Dylan tune until I just looked it up on Wikipedia. Wow, Stealers Wheel? Really?

Stuff to do today:

  • Buy more caulk
  • Start making New Year's resolutions for myself
  • Make resolution to get back on track with daily grind posting
  • ...starting today
  • Its always good to start resolutions early
  • Although it's a short a week so this little item may not kick off appropriately
  • Try really hard
  • Thank MacInquirer for rekindling my inspiration for making a new DotComic in the near future
  • Also thank them for carefully reading the about page of GLM

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:50 PM | Tags (6) | about | dailygrind | dotcomic | glm | newyears | resolutions |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 15, 2009

Google reveals URL shortening service for some of their products.Google reveals URL shortening service for some of their products.

Google said that it may eventually roll out the service as a standalone site, but that for now it's being built into Google products. Such a feature would likely allow third party sites to build Goo.gl link shortening into their own products.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:48 AM | Tags (7) | cnet | google | products | rollout | service | shortening | url |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: December 10, 2009

Apple decides to kick a thousand apps out of the app store for gaming the system.Apple decides to kick a thousand apps out of the app store for gaming the system.

It turns out that all of the thousand applications in question were actually from the same developer. The developer was trading promotional codes in exchange for five star reviews. Apple was none too pleased hence the swifty expulsion from the app store island.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 8:57 AM | Tags (11) | appstore | expel | cnn | apple | kickout | developers | iphone | suspended | expulsion | promos | reviews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 8, 2009

101 things to see and do in New York City this Winter according to Timeout New York.101 things to see and do in New York City this Winter according to Timeout New York.

Give yourself the gift of crowd avoidance: During the week, the rink is significantly less packed, so play hooky and get your glide on. If you can’t cut out of work, haul out of bed on a weekend morning and beeline to 30 Rock; the rink opens at 8am.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 6:30 AM | Tags (9) | nyc | manhattan | timeout | 101 | things | winter | travel | skate | 30rock |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Ten of the most innovative viral advertisements of 2009 thus far.Ten of the most innovative viral advertisements of 2009 thus far.

You've probably seen more than a couple of these videos floating around the Interwebs at some point this year.  If you haven't seen wedding dance spoof that appeared on The Office please go ahead and watch it on YouTube.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:27 AM | Tags (9) | ads | viral | mashable | microsoft | advertising | youtube | office | wedding | dance |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 25, 2009

Bohemian Rhapsody as performed by The Muppets.Bohemian Rhapsody as performed by The Muppets.

To whoever is running The Muppets these days: more of this please. I guarantee that this video will make you smile - if it doesn't consult your doctor. And wow, look at that - you can even watch this video in glorious 1080p resolution.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 6:41 AM | Tags (10) | 1080p | bohemian | disney | jimhenson | muppets | puppets | queen | rhapsody | video | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 61 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 20, 2009

Want to know what Earth would look like if it had a ring system?Want to know what Earth would look like if it had a ring system?

Rings views from Earth's surface were created according to the location's latitude, northern or souther hemisphere, and the viewer's orientation. The size of the rings was calculated respecting the Roche limit for the Earth.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 4:06 PM | Tags (6) | earth | saturn | rings | youtube | video | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 13, 2009

Full 1080p resolution playback coming to YouTube next week.Full 1080p resolution playback coming to YouTube next week.

Uploaded videos will still be subject to a ten minute maximum, but the maximum file size will almost certainly need to be increased from the current two GB.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:32 AM | Tags (9) | 1080p | files | hd | playback | sizes | tgdaily | uploads | videos | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 9, 2009

Kraft would really like to get their hands on that elusive Cadbury bunny.Kraft would really like to get their hands on that elusive Cadbury bunny.

Kraft now has 28 days to post its official offer document to Cadbury shareholders, which will then trigger the 60-day bid timetable under British takeover rules. That would mean Kraft would know if it has won over Cadbury shareholders right around Valentine's Day.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 2:23 PM | Tags (9) | bid | bunny | business | business | buyout | cadbury | interesting | kraft | merger |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Saturday: November 7, 2009

Server Issues and GLM Updates.

Well, as you can see we've been having some server troubles as of late. I'm still trying to work out these issues as to avoid any further downtime. So in the meantime, if you happen to see a message that says 'SERVICE UNAVAILABLE' just know somewhere behind the scenes tiny lemmings are furiously trying to get the site back up and running.

I guess I can also take this post as an opportunity to give you all a GLM state of the union. The redesign from June turned out to be a mild success as GLM has enjoyed a small boost in general web traffic more so than we used to get before. The big news is that I'm hoping to have several new features incorporated into the site before the year is out. Some of them relate to user-generated content (you might be able to guess where thats going) while some of the updates pertain to brand new features (no, I'm not telling what they are). 

So that's about it in a nutshell. Oh, I encourage everyone to use the 'Discuss' feature on every post - this place just seems to be too quiet. Help me liven it up with a little idle chatter. Cheers!

Posted to Verbose filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 9:33 AM | Tags (10) | comments | discuss | features | hosting | issues | provider | rollout | server | unavailable | updates |  | Discuss (2) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 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


If at first you don't succeed at your driver's test, try 950 times.If at first you don't succeed at your driver's test, try 950 times.

Good news: after the 950th time, this person was finally able to pass the written exam. Bad news: there is still the little matter of passing the actual driving portion of the exam.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 7:46 AM | Tags (9) | azcentral | driver | driving | exam | failure | repetitive | silly | southkorea | success |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 4, 2009

Five annoying YouTube clichés that need to be banned.Five annoying YouTube clichés that need to be banned.

My favorite bit is how the guys go extra far to sound chummy and casual. 'Hey dudes, this is just a streetwise gang of ruffians like yourselves! BUY OUR PANTS.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 8:04 AM | Tags (8) | youtube | cliches | urlesque | mileycyrus | viral | videos | stopmotion | annoying |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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