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Monday: July 11, 2011

A review of the Fujifilm FinePix F550EXR digital camera.A review of the Fujifilm FinePix F550EXR digital camera.

This is not a product plug (although it will sound like one) but I recently purchased one of these and so far I'm loving it. I've always been a big fan of Fuji's line of cameras, they last a long time and take great pictures. I've tried out some other point and shoot digicams from Canon and just have never been all that impressed. I always end up coming to back Fuji. I'll post a couple examples to the photoblog sometime this week. Two thumbs up from me if you're in the market for a new point and shoot.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 9:25 AM | Tags (8) | fuji | finepix | f550exr | review | digital | camera | resource | overview |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 10, 2010

Ten sites that every developer should have in their bookmarks file.Ten sites that every developer should have in their bookmarks file.

No matter what kind of development you do, at least three of these sites will be helpful to you in some kind of programming endeavor. I've just recently discovered the browser sandbox over at Spoon.net (though I'm a still little partial to IETester).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 1:49 PM | Tags (12) | developer | sites | bookmarks | coding | resources | helpful | testing | scripting | catswhocode | compression | css | browsers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 16, 2009

Survey finds that television still more popular than the Interwebs for entertainment.Survey finds that television still more popular than the Interwebs for entertainment.

Yes, we all still turn to the television as the ultimate source of diversion. A staggering eighty percent of the survey claim to watch more than ten hours of non-movie television a week.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:27 AM | Tags (9) | media | television | usatoday | interwebs | interesting | source | entertainment | survey | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 25, 2009

Microsoft decides to make .NET micro framework free and open source.Microsoft decides to make .NET micro framework free and open source.

The gift to the open source community, however, does come with some strings attached -- or, rather, removed from the gift wrapping. Microsoft reduced some of the framework's functionality in making the Software Developer's Kit open source

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 6:52 AM | Tags (7) | microsoft | framework | dotnet | programming | opensource | community | functionality |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 19, 2009

A video from Google's event this morning showing off some features from Chrome OS.A video from Google's event this morning showing off some features from Chrome OS.

The OS takes just seven seconds to boot up (at least this version does anyway). There is also some footage of the user interface as well. Still want more? There is some additional information along with a concept video over on Google's official blog.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 3:42 PM | Tags (11) | boot | chrome | google | interface | opensource | operating | os | speed | system | techcrunch | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 28, 2009

A handy tutorial on how to compile software from source code.A handy tutorial on how to compile software from source code.

...thanks to the popularity of open-source software, where the source code is available for one and all to read and enjoy, the impetus has been put on the end-user to compile their own code if they want to use the software.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:57 AM | Tags (15) | applications | apps | code | compile | development | linux | macosx | opensource | programming | software | source | systems | tutorial | windows | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 26, 2009

The White House website code is now open source.The White House website code is now open source.

Having the public write code may seem like a security risk, but it's just the opposite, experts inside and outside the government argued. Because programmers collaborate to find errors or opportunities to exploit Web code, the final product is therefore more secure.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:23 AM | Tags (6) | website | web | whitehouse | government | source | open |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 23, 2009

New study shows that quality of open source code is actually improving.New study shows that quality of open source code is actually improving.

'Defect density' has dropped 16 percent during the past three years among the projects scanned through the site and some 11,200 defects have been eliminated, according to Coverity's latest report.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 4:54 PM | Tags (9) | study | errors | flaws | bugs | mistakes | opensource | coding | programming | itnews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 31, 2009

Fifty free resources that will help improve your photography skills.Fifty free resources that will help improve your photography skills.

An extensive list of links as only Smashing Magazine can do regarding everything photography.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:39 AM | Tags (7) | free | links | photography | photos | resources | smashing | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 32 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 20, 2009

Wikipedia pulls the curtain back on their very own iPhone application.Wikipedia pulls the curtain back on their very own iPhone application.

The Wikipedia application for iPhones is an open-source, first version that the foundation hopes to incrementally upgrade with input from software savants worldwide, according to Walsh.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:56 AM | Tags (6) | app | apple | application | iphone | opensource | wikipedia |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 8, 2009

A new operating system from Google will be available in 2010.A new operating system from Google will be available in 2010.

Speed, simplicity and security are the key aspects of Google Chrome OS. We're designing the OS to be fast and lightweight, to start up and get you onto the web in a few seconds. The user interface is minimal to stay out of your way, and most of the user experience takes place on the web.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:46 AM | Tags (4) | chrome | google | opensource | os |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 6, 2009

Twenty-five open source Mac apps that will boost your productivity.Twenty-five open source Mac apps that will boost your productivity.

Haven't heard of a few of these. I'll give them a whirl and report on my findings later this week.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:10 PM | Tags (6) | productivity | mac | apple | apps | opensource | boost |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 2, 2009

Anti-database movement forges ahead.Anti-database movement forges ahead.

The movement's chief champions are Web and Java developers, many of whom learned to get by at their cash-strapped startups by building their own data storage solutions, emulating those being built by Google Inc. and Amazon.com Inc., and which they subsequently released as open source.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 12:06 PM | Tags (5) | custom | database | movement | opensource | sql |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: June 17, 2009

Amazon decides to release the source code to their beloved Kindle device.Amazon decides to release the source code to their beloved Kindle device.

Should be interesting to see what the development community can do with this.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 12:20 PM | Tags (4) | amazon | code | kindle | source |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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