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Tuesday: September 29, 2009

Ten outer space antics that you may not have previously known about.Ten outer space antics that you may not have previously known about.

Turns out that there is tons of fun to be had whilst visiting outer space. Who knew?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 2:04 PM | Tags (6) | antics | fun | hi-jinks | msnbc | silly | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 48 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 28, 2009

Yes, now you too can purchase your very own Jedi bath robes.Yes, now you too can purchase your very own Jedi bath robes.

You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy than in your own bathroom.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 2:28 PM | Tags (5) | bath | jedi | robe | silly | starwars |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 67 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 8, 2009

Makers of Luxo lamp decide to sue Disney and Pixar over mascot usage and name.Makers of Luxo lamp decide to sue Disney and Pixar over mascot usage and name.

The Norwegian company that originally designed the iconic lamp is claiming copyright infringement. It probably doesn't help that Disney is packaging a version of said lamp to sell with the Blu-ray version of 'Up' and that they also have a six-foot animatronic version over at Disney World in Orlando.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 10:32 AM | Tags (9) | copyright | disney | infringement | lamp | lawsuit | luxo | mascot | pixar | silly |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 2, 2009

Ars Technica reviews Guitar Hero 5.Ars Technica reviews Guitar Hero 5.

It still seems a little inappropriate that Kurt Cobain is included as a playable character. And even more so after watching this YouTube clip. Wow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:38 AM | Tags (7) | ars | cobain | gaming | guitarhero | review | silly | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 31, 2009

Yes folks, another Rambo movie has been given the green light by Hollywood.Yes folks, another Rambo movie has been given the green light by Hollywood.

Didn't we say everything we needed to say with the last Rambo installment? No? There's still more?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 7:56 AM | Tags (3) | movies | rambo | silly |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 21, 2009

Chicago woman decides to sue local zoo over splashing dolphins.Chicago woman decides to sue local zoo over splashing dolphins.

Officials 'recklessly and wilfully trained and encouraged the dolphins to throw water at the spectators in the stands, making the floor wet and slippery', the court documents stated.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 8:14 AM | Tags (6) | dolphin | lawsuit | chicago | zoo | splashing | silly |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 12, 2009

Yes folks, a LEGO-based movie is indeed on the way.Yes folks, a LEGO-based movie is indeed on the way.

...the company sparked to Lin and the Hageman brothers' embrace of core values Lego wanted to include in a film, especially 'a fun factor, creativity and that imagination has no boundaries,' Lin told Daily Variety.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 12:16 PM | Tags (5) | creative | legos | movies | silly | variety |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 13, 2009

A handy tutorial on how to make your very own LOLCAT.A handy tutorial on how to make your very own LOLCAT.

Send a LOLCAT to your friends and family, they'll appreciate the gesture. UR MAI BST FRIND.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:39 AM | Tags (5) | lolcat | tutorial | silly | cats | interwebs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 10, 2009

Skinny-dippers looking to break world record.Skinny-dippers looking to break world record.

Clark Griswold approves of this.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 7:47 AM | Tags (5) | dipping | records | silly | skinny | world |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 38 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 6, 2009

Ten humor sites sure to make you LOL brought to you by CNN.Ten humor sites sure to make you LOL brought to you by CNN.

It's not news - it's CNN. Although Garfield minus Garfield is a personal favorite of mine.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 7:21 AM | Tags (4) | lol | sites | cnn | silly |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 56 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 30, 2009

A gallery of cats in costume just for you.A gallery of cats in costume just for you.

Kind of sad really.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 7:23 AM | Tags (3) | cats | costumes | silly |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: June 18, 2009

Parking in your own driveway can land you a ticket over in Toledo, Ohio.Parking in your own driveway can land you a ticket over in Toledo, Ohio.

Sounds rational.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 2:23 PM | Tags (4) | parking | driveway | ticket | silly |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 20, 2006

How not to steal a website design.

I came across an interesting referral in the GeekLikeMe.net traffic logs over the weekend. It looked like someone was trying to pull down all of the images and source for this site multiple times. Not entirely odd, this happens normally day to day whenever someone visits the site. It got a little stranger though when I started seeing my own images being called from a remote destination. Turns out someone wanted to take the latest design of GeekLikeMe.net and have their way with it and perhaps even call it their own. Take a look:

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Looks kinda similar to this site, wouldn't you say? The pixel poaching doesn't stop with just images. It looks like along with my graphics he wanted the underlying HTML code as well. Upon looking at the source code it is almost a note-perfect copy what I had coded here - line breaks and all. And in an even more interesting move, they decided to label their 'logo' geeklikeme.gif in their source. I guess this is to remind the author where they got the design from. Brilliant!

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Along with using the initial images from GeekLikeMe.net - he also brought along some of the fellow geeks that adorn every left side of a GLM page. Glad to see some of my existing friends get some love on a site that looks like mine, but of course is not mine at all.

What really boggles me about this act of copycatting is that there is really not a whole lot of world class design going on with my site. It's basically just a really simple layout. Why even bother going through the trouble of stealing this and not just make your own? Obviously it was easy for the copycatter to make the code work just by pulling it off the site. There also had to be some sort of Photoshop skills involved to change the actual text on the navigation buttons (although its choppy if you look real close). I guess some questions will never be answered.

The title of this site is apparently called XSU. I come to this conclusion because that's all I can make out from the logo. I am including it in this post to simply show my gratitude for the author of the XSU website for using my design and my code without my permission. Feel free to do with this logo as you wish. A quick moving around of the letters yielded SUX.

In closing, one has to ask the question if imitation really does equal flattery when and if the imitation is so very poorly done. Give XSU a look for yourself.

Posted to Verbose filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 1:05 PM | Tags (3) | theft | design | silly |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


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