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Wednesday: August 19, 2009

Want to be nicer? Play more cricket.Want to be nicer? Play more cricket.

Research suggests makes for better behavior and more cooperative as well. Jolly good show.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Life @ 7:29 AM | Tags (6) | cricket | nicer | sports | research | behavior | cooperative |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 13, 2009

Samsung pulls the curtain back on digicam with front-facing LCD screen.Samsung pulls the curtain back on digicam with front-facing LCD screen.

Taking self-portraits just got a whole lot easier. Whether or not that's a good thing still debatable.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 3:04 PM | Tags (7) | camera | digicam | digital | myspace | portrait | samsung | self |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 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


Be careful when taking advantage of free wifi, even in designated areas.Be careful when taking advantage of free wifi, even in designated areas.

...hackers may be masquerading as free public Wi-Fi providers to gain access to the laptops of unsuspecting travelers. All it takes, they say, is a computer program downloaded from the Internet, an open access point and a user who has ignored basic security advice.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 8:07 AM | Tags (7) | airport | free | fyi | hackers | hotspots | security | wifi |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 11, 2009

Daily Grind: Unmotivated

Name: Vin (aka bob)
How Vin feels today: Unmotivated @ 1:17:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: Continue pouring over code and new algorithms for work-related stuff. Find someone who has spare motivation to lend.

Music Stuck in Head: Rock n' Roll / Velvet Underground
It was alright.

Stuff to do today:

  • Continue to wait patiently for recent eBay purchase (see yesterday's Daily Grind post)
  • Continue researching options for new family car purchase
  • Continue riding current family car into the ground
  • Continue working on new updates to GLM (some big, some small)
  • Stop starting every todo item with the word continue

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:17 PM | Tags (5) | airport | apple | cars | ebay | shopping |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 22, 2009

How would you like to have an airport smack in the middle of Central Park?How would you like to have an airport smack in the middle of Central Park?

The Manhattan Airport Foundation is a land-use constituency committed to the immediate development of a viable and centrally-located international air transportation hub in New York City for the benefit of all New Yorkers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 2:06 PM | Tags (4) | airport | centralpark | manhattan | newyorkcity |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 21, 2009

Microsoft would like you to know that a portable Xbox is right around the corner.Microsoft would like you to know that a portable Xbox is right around the corner.

New device said to be somewhere in between a Zune and an Xbox in size and will be a competitor to iPhone.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:24 AM | Tags (4) | xbox | portable | microsoft | gaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 16, 2009

New report figures out that we are all addicted to broadband.New report figures out that we are all addicted to broadband.

Who knew?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:53 AM | Tags (5) | broadband | report | addiction | interwebs | ars |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 14, 2009

YouTube officially ditches Internet Explorer 6 support.YouTube officially ditches Internet Explorer 6 support.

Yes folks, the time has come to upgrade your aging web browser.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 12:35 PM | Tags (4) | browsers | ie6 | support | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 10, 2009

New report shows that 20% of online video fans watch less television.New report shows that 20% of online video fans watch less television.

For most of these users, video viewing was additive to the traditional TV experience, but 20 percent of those who watch online video regularly said they watch less TV as a result, with males between 12 and 34 making up the largest chunk of this group.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:52 AM | Tags (8) | video | online | report | ars | television | habits | viewing | percentage |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 9, 2009

About seventy-eight turtles managed to delay flights out of JFK temporarily.About seventy-eight turtles managed to delay flights out of JFK temporarily.

That's a lot of turtles.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 4:12 PM | Tags (5) | airport | delays | flights | jfk | turtles |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 7, 2009

Sony to jump into the netbook market with latest Vaio offering.Sony to jump into the netbook market with latest Vaio offering.

It'll set you back about $629 bucks. Display resolution is a little larger than most other netbooks as well (1,366 by 768 pixels) - which is nice.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 11:44 AM | Tags (6) | market | netbook | portable | small | sony | vaio |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Yes, social security numbers can be predicted according to new report.Yes, social security numbers can be predicted according to new report.

...researchers analyzed Social Security numbers of people who have died to detect statistical patterns in the assignment of numbers. They were then able to use those patterns to predict a range of values likely to include a living person's Social Security number.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:17 AM | Tags (7) | analyst | crack | id | report | security | social | statistical |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 2, 2009

Microsoft's Bing now captures Twitter data in an effort have more real-time data.Microsoft's Bing now captures Twitter data in an effort have more real-time data.

They are only indexing important Twitterers for this round. Important Twitterers include Al Gore and Ryan Seacrest.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 1:07 PM | Tags (7) | bing | twitter | realtime | index | algore | ryanseacrest | important |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 29, 2009

The wide world of bird sports through the eye of Photoshop.The wide world of bird sports through the eye of Photoshop.

Birds and sports living together, mass hysteria!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 7:32 AM | Tags (4) | birds | manipulation | photoshop | sports |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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