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Friday: November 20, 2009

Daily Grind: Cloudy

Name: Vin (aka dayquil daytripper)
How Vin feels today: Cloudy @ 2:39:23 PM
What Vin really wants today: To shake off yet another strain of this cold/flu business prior to my upcoming (and much-needed) vacation.

Music Stuck in Head: Only a Dream / Phish
I'm very curious as to why they decided to leave this off the new album and stick it on the bonus disc (which most people still haven't received). This tune is better than most of the songs on 'Joy'.

Stuff to do today:

  • Clean up GeekLikeMe footer and paging (scroll to the bottom of the site)
  • Test new code additions in multiple browsers, particularly Internet Explorer
  • ...of which I highly reccomend this tool to all of my fellow web nerds: IETester
  • Cross that item off the list
  • Fix rupture in space time continuum for crossing off crossed off item on daily grind to do list
  • Wish a certain member of the Michnay family a happy birthday
  • Apologize for lack of a daily grind post in what... two weeks?
  • Get back on track next week now that server mess is all cleaned up

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:39 PM | Tags (8) | dailygrind | geeklikeme | glm | joy | partytime | phish | servers | speed |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


The fifty best inventions of 2009 according to TIME.The fifty best inventions of 2009 according to TIME.

Covers everything from tank-bred tuna all the way up to fashion robots.  Looking for the worst inventions of 2009? There's a list for that.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:31 AM | Tags (11) | 2009 | clouds | environment | health | inventions | list | nasa | robots | science | time | tuna |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 74 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 19, 2009

Apple's unannounced tablet might come in two different flavors.Apple's unannounced tablet might come in two different flavors.

...Apple's two tablet PC models - one of which will have a 10.6-inch TFT LCD panel while the other will have a 9.7-inch OLED panel. However, the sources did not explain how production for the two models would be split between the three makers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:24 PM | Tags (10) | 2010 | apple | digitimes | lcd | models | oled | oled | rumors | tablet | flavors |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 21, 2009

Microsoft and Google now have their very own special ways to search Twitter.Microsoft and Google now have their very own special ways to search Twitter.

You can try Microsoft's implementation here and Google's is somewhere over here. On the Microsoft side, searching for a particular topic brought me to my cousin's Twitter account which was kind of humorous but slightly scary at the same time. Good work, Dan.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 9:13 PM | Tags (10) | bing | google | implementation | integration | microsoft | realtime | search | sponsored | tweets | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 19, 2009

A gellery of ten cars that were ahead of their time.A gellery of ten cars that were ahead of their time.

...featured several industry firsts, including seat belts, a third headlight that turned with the wheels, a perimeter frame with integrated roll-bar crash protection and a hemispherical combustion engine. It also was remarkably aerodynamic.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:58 AM | Tags (7) | autos | cars | gallery | photos | time | tucker | wired |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 50 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 15, 2009

Magnetic version of electricity, called magnetricity, just recently discovered.Magnetic version of electricity, called magnetricity, just recently discovered.

It is unlikely to become an immediate replacement for electricity because the crystals have to be cooled to below minus 272.15C — just above absolute zero — to be conducting.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 4:25 PM | Tags (8) | discovery | electricity | magnetic | magnetricity | magnets | physics | science | timesonline |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 8, 2009

New study shows that Windows 7 doesn't boot up faster than Vista.New study shows that Windows 7 doesn't boot up faster than Vista.

...a three-month-old machine can take up to a minute longer to boot, or 2 minutes and 34 seconds. Windows 7 did outperform Vista at the three-month and six-month marks but it generally 'trailed the older version significantly' in its boot-up tests.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 7:44 AM | Tags (8) | boot | cnet | microsoft | study | times | windows | windows7 | vista |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 7, 2009

Fabled Apple tablet might be a reality first quarter of 2010.Fabled Apple tablet might be a reality first quarter of 2010.

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will be the manufacturing partner for an upcoming tablet PC device from Apple, according to market sources.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:15 PM | Tags (7) | apple | digitimes | foxconn | production | release | rumors | tablet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 28, 2009

An amazing collection of liquid art to feast your eyes upon.An amazing collection of liquid art to feast your eyes upon.

What better way to end your day than with a splash of liquidy-colorful goodness. These photos were shot by combining soundwaves with water-based paint using a mic-triggered camera. Wow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 5:05 PM | Tags (8) | artsy | camera | colors | drops | macro | photos | time | water |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 51 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Daily Grind: Calm

Name: Vin (aka shaggy)
How Vin feels today: Calm @ 1:18:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: Enjoy a quiet Monday at the office due to the holiday. Attempt to get a leg up on some upcoming work projects.

Music Stuck in Head: Nothing
...and it's kind of nice actually.

Stuff to do today:

  • Convert some non-compatible iPod movies to compatibile versions with iTunes 9
  • Converting...    converting...   converting...
  • Holy crap, this is taking a long time
  • Twiddle thumbs
  • Start drawing up new DotComic strip for this week
  • Note that season premier of Dexter was pretty good, creepy as always, but pretty good
  • Thank Showtime for showing more than enough of John Lithgow for one week
  • Post-rehab House should be interesting tonight as well
  • Note that overall Fall television programming so far has been pretty entertaining
  • Even Heroes was borderline decent

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:18 PM | Tags (10) | dailygrind | dexter | fall | heroes | house | itunes | lineup | shows | showtime | television |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 25, 2009

New study shows that time spent on social networks has tripled since last year.New study shows that time spent on social networks has tripled since last year.

You probably have Facebook open in another tab next to this one don't you? DON'T YOU?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 5:02 PM | Tags (8) | social | networking | nielsen | time | facebook | myspace | study | research |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


The twenty-five of the best SNL commercial parodies of all time.The twenty-five of the best SNL commercial parodies of all time.

Do not taunt happy fun ball.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Comedy Gold @ 8:16 AM | Tags (5) | alltime | commercials | parodies | snl | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 67 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 18, 2009

Fourteen of the best times to make fourteen major purchases.Fourteen of the best times to make fourteen major purchases.

The article gives lots of useful information as to what times of year usually hold the best deals for certain major products. As an alternative, you could also just ignore all the article all together and wait for Black Friday (although that won't help with a car or home purchase).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:50 AM | Tags (6) | purchases | money | major | time | guide | calendar |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 53 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 16, 2009

Facebook would like you to know that they are now cash-flow positive.Facebook would like you to know that they are now cash-flow positive.

Oh, and they also have hit the three hundred million user mark as well. All hail Facebook.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:53 AM | Tags (8) | facebook | social | network | users | cash | profits | interwebs | latimes |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 24, 2009

The fifty best websites of 2009 brought to you by TIME.The fifty best websites of 2009 brought to you by TIME.

Sadly, GLM has been snubbed again. Shocker.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 4:22 PM | Tags (4) | time | websites | 2009 | bestof |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 74 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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