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Monday: January 7, 2013

Watch the official Phish 2012-2013 New Year's Countdown and the golfing hijinks that followed.Watch the official Phish 2012-2013 New Year's Countdown and the golfing hijinks that followed.

For those who don't know: Phish does an elaborate New Year's Eve gag every year. This year's prank featured numerous ping pong balls, dance squads, and runaway golf cart marathons.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 2:56 PM | Tags (6) | msg | music | nye | official | phish | vimeo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: December 13, 2012

Phish announces four-night webcast for 2012-2013 New Years run.Phish announces four-night webcast for 2012-2013 New Years run.

Phish has done this webcast for two years in a row and both years I've purchased all four webcasts and enjoyed them immensely. I suspect this year that the tradition of this purchase won't be changing. The quality of the webcast is superb (glorious HD) and features a 10 camera system with the sound piped in right from the soundboard at amazing clarity. So that being said, if you need to reach me around New Years I will officially be on what is known affectionately to Phish fans as 'couch tour'.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 1:06 PM | Tags (7) | 2012 | 2013 | livephish | msg | nye | phish | preorder |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 8, 2010

Daily Grind: Fantastic

Name: Vin (aka hat tipper)
How Vin feels today: Fantastic @ 2:11:12 PM
What Vin really wants today: To continue absorption of certain programming material for a certain mobile platform in a certain amount of uncertain time.

Music Stuck in Head: Electrocute / God Street Wine
Mostly in honor of the recent God Street Wine reunion announcement that was just recently posted. Must. Contain. Excitement. Link here for those interested.

Stuff to do today:

  • Continue containing excitement
  • Attempt to purchase tickets to said reunion shows first
  • Seems like it's a good week to be a fan of jambands past and present
  • And by 'present' meaning this little Phish link that popped up this week
  • Attend movie in full-on Avatar costume for giggles (since it will most likely be in 3D and all)
  • Ben Stiller FTW - abandon previous to-do item 
  • Get back to iPhone development

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:11 PM | Tags (13) | avatar | benstiller | dailygrind | geeklikeme | glm | godstreetwine | gsw | iphone | jambands | music | newyorkcity | nyc | phish |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 5, 2010

Daily Grind: Semi-productive

Name: Vin (aka workhorse)
How Vin feels today: Semiproductive @ 2:06:48 PM
What Vin really wants today: To be fully productive as opposed to just semi-productive which in turn would be quite swell but alas, I am only semi-productive today. Meh, I blame the cold medicine.

Music Stuck in Head: Harpua / Phish
Yes, you too can enjoy a little Harpua on YouTube to make the day pass along just a wee bit quicker.

Stuff to do today:

  • Drag big clunky non-flatscreen television to curb this evening
  • Call town to alert them of bulbous trash offering
  • Prep dank basement for inspection
  • Clear cobwebs and various giant insects
  • Move on to topics with less dank, insects and cobwebs
  • Hey look, Google's brand new Nexus One phone has been released today
  • ...eh I'll stick with the iPhone thanks
  • Read up on some more Apple tablet rumors
  • Stop making giddy noises

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:06 PM | Tags (7) | dailygrind | glm | google | harpua | nexus | phish | phone |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 30, 2009

The finest pop culture moments of 2009 according to Wired.The finest pop culture moments of 2009 according to Wired.

Not a bad year for pop culture with all things considered. I would just like to add that it was also a glorious year to be a Phish fan (reunion, new album, Halloween festival, stellar shows, etc).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Pop Culture @ 1:47 PM | Tags (7) | 2009 | culture | moments | phish | pixar | pop | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 101 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 20, 2009

Daily Grind: Cloudy

Name: Vin (aka dayquil daytripper)
How Vin feels today: Cloudy @ 2:39:23 PM
What Vin really wants today: To shake off yet another strain of this cold/flu business prior to my upcoming (and much-needed) vacation.

Music Stuck in Head: Only a Dream / Phish
I'm very curious as to why they decided to leave this off the new album and stick it on the bonus disc (which most people still haven't received). This tune is better than most of the songs on 'Joy'.

Stuff to do today:

  • Clean up GeekLikeMe footer and paging (scroll to the bottom of the site)
  • Test new code additions in multiple browsers, particularly Internet Explorer
  • ...of which I highly reccomend this tool to all of my fellow web nerds: IETester
  • Cross that item off the list
  • Fix rupture in space time continuum for crossing off crossed off item on daily grind to do list
  • Wish a certain member of the Michnay family a happy birthday
  • Apologize for lack of a daily grind post in what... two weeks?
  • Get back on track next week now that server mess is all cleaned up

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:39 PM | Tags (8) | dailygrind | geeklikeme | glm | joy | partytime | phish | servers | speed |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 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


A handy guide to Phish-speak just for you.A handy guide to Phish-speak just for you.

It's good to know the difference bewteen your custies, wookies, and aisle monkeys. Posting this in honor of this weekend's Festival 8 being put on by Phish over in California.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 10:25 AM | Tags (11) | custies | desert | festival8 | hippies | jamband | music | phish | speak | terms | wookies | wooks |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 48 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 6, 2009

It might be time to think about changing your Hotmail password.It might be time to think about changing your Hotmail password.

A Microsoft spokeswoman confirmed that the company doesn't store passwords in the clear and said its security team has been investigating the leak since this weekend.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 8:01 AM | Tags (7) | phishing | password | hotmail | windowslive | security | leak | theregister |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 13, 2009

Daily Grind: Slightly productive

Name: Vin (aka tweaker)
How Vin feels today: Slightly productive @ 1:17:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: Take care of some work projects, prep for this weekend's road trip extravaganza (Phish @ Hartford).

Music Stuck in Head: I Gotta Feeling / Black Eyed Peas
Make it stop. Make it stop. Make it stop. And yes, that annoying Miley Cyrus song from those goddamn Wal-Mart commercials takes second place. Stop that as well.

Stuff to do today:

  • Make small cosmetic changes to GLM
  • Add popular tags call on the right hand side (scroll down)
  • Post new photo to photoblog
  • Burn some CDs for tomorrow's CT road trip
  • Mostly because I don't feel like futzing with an iPod for two hours
  • Bring camera, snap off some photos of Phish lot scene in all it's wook splendor
  • Share said photos with GLM readers

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:17 PM | Tags (8) | changes | dailygrind | glm | hartford | phish | photography | roadtrip | tweaks |  | 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: July 30, 2009

Full setlist for Guitar Hero 5 surfaces online. Meh.Full setlist for Guitar Hero 5 surfaces online. Meh.

For some reason I find none of these songs seem to be compelling enough to make me want to buy another Guitar Hero game. Although it is nice to see a Gov't Mule tune making the list.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:24 PM | Tags (7) | gaming | guitarhero | meh | mule | phish | setlist | songs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A writeup on what Twitter and Facebook can learn from Phish.A writeup on what Twitter and Facebook can learn from Phish.

...there is a kernel of history set aside for Phish as pioneers in both music distribution and in creating a web community. When we look at bands and artists that foster community (and sometimes endless jams), we can see parallels to the rise of social networks.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 1:29 PM | Tags (6) | phish | social | media | networks | twitter | facebook |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 24, 2009

Daily Grind: Awesome

Name: Vin (aka daily grind slacker)
How Vin feels today: Awesome @ 10:46:00 AM
What Vin really wants today: Revel in recently completed projects but to continue bug testing before reveling any further. Also, to apologize for lack of daily grind entries this week, will try harder next week.

Music Stuck in Head: Weekapaug Groove / Phish
In light of the recently announced Halloween festy.

Stuff to do today:

  • Convince other half that driving from New York to Cali for a three day Phish festival is a healthy family experience
  • Plus kids under 5 get in free!
  • Find other family friendly experiences that won't cause unnecessary marital problems
  • Ask non-Phish friend about about actually going to said festival for laughs
  • Alpha: Any other bands besides Phish playing at it?
  • Me: ...no
  • Alpha: All three days are just Phish?
  • Me: ...yes
  • Alpha's illustrated response: link
  • Settle on PAX EAST next year instead

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 11:46 AM | Tags (8) | alpha | dailygrind | east | festival | mad | pax | pennyarcade | phish |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Phish finally releases gory details surrounding mystery Halloween festival.Phish finally releases gory details surrounding mystery Halloween festival.

Some pretty funny tidbits peppered around the guidelines and FAQ section as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 7:25 AM | Tags (4) | festival | halloween | music | phish |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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