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Wednesday: September 9, 2009

Ten things you should know regarding moving from Windows XP to Windows 7.Ten things you should know regarding moving from Windows XP to Windows 7.

A good guide for those thinking about making the big jump. Backup everything beforehand and then proceed to pray.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 10:59 AM | Tags (7) | windows | xp | win7 | upgrade | guide | techrepublic | backup |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Eleven classic CSS techniques made simple with CSS3.Eleven classic CSS techniques made simple with CSS3.

Finally, rounded corners made simple.  You (and your visitors) still need a modern browser that actually supports CSS3 though.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 8:07 AM | Tags (6) | css | design | web | css3 | tutorial | techniques |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 26, 2009

Bob Dylan might be giving you GPS directions at some point in the near future.Bob Dylan might be giving you GPS directions at some point in the near future.

Motorists who follow Dylan’s directions, however, may take some time to reach their destination. “I think it would be good if you are looking for directions and you heard my voice saying something like, ‘Left at the next street.... No, right... You know what? Just go straight.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 8:10 AM | Tags (5) | bobdylan | gps | satnav | technology | voiceover |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 24, 2009

Twelve techie words you shouldn't say around the office anymore.Twelve techie words you shouldn't say around the office anymore.

Nobody talks about the 'World Wide Web' anymore, or the 'Information Superhighway,' for that matter. It’s just the Internet. It’s a distinction that Steve Czaban, the popular Fox Sports Radio talk show host, likes to mock when he refers to the 'Worldwide Interweb.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 2:12 PM | Tags (6) | tech | words | office | itnews | techie | interwebs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 166 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Ever find yourself without enough USB ports? This post is for you.Ever find yourself without enough USB ports? This post is for you.

The hub allows for a whopping forty-nine USB devices to be plugged in at once. And since it's not really geared for consumers, this little baby will only set you back about $700 bucks.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 8:00 AM | Tags (6) | usb | hub | gadgets | ports | tech | nerdy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 21, 2009

New laser mouse from Logitech works on any surface.New laser mouse from Logitech works on any surface.

So long, lolcat mousepad. Who am I kidding, I love this thing. Pew! Pew! Pew!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 1:40 PM | Tags (6) | darkfield | glass | logitech | mouse | surface | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Seven reasons to avoid Windows 7.Seven reasons to avoid Windows 7.

Ok Wired, make up your mind. First you want me to switch over to Windows 7 and now you want me to avoid it? I can't make these kind of difficult decisions on my own.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 8:09 AM | Tags (7) | microsoft | operating | switch | system | technology | windows7 | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 50 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

A list of the top ten fastest growing tech companies.A list of the top ten fastest growing tech companies.

Good job, Research in Motion.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:44 AM | Tags (6) | tech | growing | companies | fortune | cnn | technology |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 67 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


NASA nudged to start exploring advanced technologies again.NASA nudged to start exploring advanced technologies again.

But a National Research Council (NRC) report out Friday calls for the return of the institute, 'formed for the explicit purpose of being an independent source of revolutionary aeronautical and space concepts,' according to its charter.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:26 AM | Tags (6) | advanced | elevator | exploration | nasa | shuttle | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 7, 2009

See how well you fare at InfoWorld's technology news quiz.See how well you fare at InfoWorld's technology news quiz.

Not terribly hard but a good distraction from whatever it is you don't want to be doing right now.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 11:52 AM | Tags (3) | quiz | infoworld | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 4, 2009

Robot band obsessed with online popularity.Robot band obsessed with online popularity.

Wow, just like in real life.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:44 AM | Tags (6) | robot | band | online | popularity | robots | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 3, 2009

Low-tech hacks can still defeat very high-tech expensive locks.Low-tech hacks can still defeat very high-tech expensive locks.

...they use standard techniques for opening mechanical locks, similar to bumping — where an attacker places a specially-designed key in the keyway and “bumps” it repeatedly with a device until the lock releases.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 12:38 PM | Tags (6) | hacks | lock | locks | lofi | technology | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 41 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 23, 2009

Your contact lens can also double as a handy drug dispenser.Your contact lens can also double as a handy drug dispenser.

In lab experiments, the contact lens released approximately 134 micrograms of drug each day for 30 days, enough to block bacterial growth for the duration of the study.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:34 AM | Tags (6) | contacts | dispenser | drugs | lens | science | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 22, 2009

Five Epcot rides that predicted the future and how they hold up today.Five Epcot rides that predicted the future and how they hold up today.

I totally forgot all about Horizons and The World of Motion rides. You can probably revisit most of these rides via YouTube (see page 2 of the article for an example).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 2:17 PM | Tags (7) | attractions | disney | epcot | future | nostalgia | rides | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 40 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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