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Tuesday: May 11, 2010

Have a peek at some near-final screenshots of the Windows Phone 7 interface.Have a peek at some near-final screenshots of the Windows Phone 7 interface.

I find parts of this user interface to be very depressing (granted it's not final but near-final sounds like their pretty close). The data entry screens are bland, colorless, and lifeless. Almost as if you're signing a death warrant on someone when you want to add them as a contact. Not very inviting.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 1:59 PM | Tags (10) | black | dark | depressing | design | interface | microsoft | phone | screenshots | series | windows |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 27, 2009

Daily Grind: Adventurous

Name: Vin (aka mr fixit)
How Vin feels today: Adventurous @ 1:56:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: To fix my household plumbing problems without actually calling in a plumber. Update: fixed one problem and created another as I am a plumbing terror.

Music Stuck in Head: Siamese Cat Song / Lady and the Tramp
Mostly due to the fact that I had to watch this flick multiple times during the course of my three old's bout with the flu. Go on, have a look - it'll be stuck in your head too afterward.

Stuff to do today:

  • Debate whether or not to get flu shot despite being sick with flu-like symptoms last week
  • Previous item is understatement as entire household was sick with flu-like symptons
  • Flu shot = added protection?
  • Consult with nurse before getting said shot
  • Buy more plumbing supplies

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:56 PM | Tags (10) | dailygrind | flu | geeklikeme | glm | household | plumbing | shot | siamese | sick | vaccine |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 21, 2009

Daily Grind: Hoarse

Name: Vin (aka house of flu)
How Vin feels today: Hoarse @ 7:04:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: Continue loading up on various vitamins and anti-flu type medicines. Remind self to get flu shot prior to flu season actually starting next year.

Music Stuck in Head: Stomp the House / The Fresh Beat Band
Thank you Nick Jr. Who can I flog for putting this show in the face of my three year old?

Stuff to do today:

  • Apologize for limited posting of weekdaily links, influenza has taken hold of my entire family
  • Be better prepared next season, actually get flu shot
  • Launch various work projects from home
  • Check out some of the latest and greatest gadgets whilst I've been sick
  • That new Apple mouse looks even more ergonomically uncomfortable than the previous version
  • On the other hand, that Barnes and Noble e-reader is quite enticing
  • Note that above product actually requires desire to read publications with more than thirty pages
  • Give up, continue flu detox program

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 8:04 PM | Tags (8) | apology | dailygrind | flu | geeklikeme | limited | postings | shots | weekdaily |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 20, 2009

The top ten signs that you received a bad flu shot.The top ten signs that you received a bad flu shot.

8. Now that you think of it, it's a little weird that the doctor's office was on the D train 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 11:38 AM | Tags (7) | letterman | flu | shot | signs | doctor | health | topten |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 15, 2009

Google pulls the curtain back on new method for reading online news.Google pulls the curtain back on new method for reading online news.

From a UI point of view that sure is a lot of visual information to take in at once. Also, it's interesting that the links don't end up back to the source publication but rather a larger screenshot on Google - most of the time without advertising (source article is now two clicks away).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:56 AM | Tags (8) | ads | fastflip | google | interface | news | reading | screenshots | ui |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 21, 2009

New microneedle patch might take the pain away from your regular needle shots.New microneedle patch might take the pain away from your regular needle shots.

It's our goal to get rid of the need for hypodermic needles in many cases and replace them with a patch that can be painlessly and simply applied by a patient,' says Mark Prausnitz, Ph.D.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 2:52 PM | Tags (7) | doctors | health | needles | pain | painless | patch | shots |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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