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Tuesday: July 26, 2011

Some photos of an amazing three-dimensional street mural for your dizzying pleasure.Some photos of an amazing three-dimensional street mural for your dizzying pleasure.

The folks over at WebUrbanist have uncovered some awesome photos of a street illusion over in Stockholm. There are some videos over on their site in which the artist gives a behind the scenes look at how the overall effect was achieved. Last interesting note: traditionally sidewalk or street art is done in chalk but this installation was pulled off using massively printed sheets (to achieve the photo-realism element of the project).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 2:13 PM | Tags (9) | step | dizzying | 3d | street | art | mural | weburbanist | photos | artsy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 7, 2011

New York City Street View circa 1982.New York City Street View circa 1982.

This is an awesome project and it makes for a glorious way to pass the time. Case in point: I am currently taking a stroll down Lexington Avenue in the year 1982 while actually sitting in an office on Lexington Avenue in 2011. My brain may very well implode any minute. Big kudos to the creator Dan Weeks for putting this together. Wow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 9:31 AM | Tags (10) | 1982 | art | artsy | danweeks | lexington | manhattan | nyc | streets | streetview | timemachine |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 17, 2010

Google may have been accidentally snooping in on your wi-fi connections.Google may have been accidentally snooping in on your wi-fi connections.

Let this be a lesson to you all to never leave a wi-fi network unsecured. The good news is that Google has agreed to stop collecting this data, at least for now.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:37 AM | Tags (7) | google | network | security | security | snooping | streetview | wifi |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 12, 2010

Starbucks giving away free coffee on April 15th, bring your own mug.Starbucks giving away free coffee on April 15th, bring your own mug.

The free coffee giveaway is an effort to raise awareness that we should all be ditching paper cups in favor of switching to a more reusable environmentally-friendly coffee container. This container would probably be a cylinder mug-like type of object - most likely a mug. More info (and a short flick) over here.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Deals & Steals @ 2:34 PM | Tags (12) | awareness | coffee | cups | earth | environment | free | mugs | recycling | reusable | starbucks | trees | tumblers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Daily Grind: Nerdy

Name: Vin (aka levelup+1)
How Vin feels today: Nerdy @ 2:55:41 PM
What Vin really wants today: Finish up remaining work tasks and attempt to get some time in playing a certain RPG video game that sounds vaguely similar to 'Shminal Shmantasy' at some point this evening. Insert traditional battle victory theme here.

Music Stuck in Head: Call it Love / God Street Wine
Continuing the celebration of the recently announced GSW reunion. You can have a listen to this rare jazzy track over on archive.org.

Stuff to do today:

  • Purchase Final Fantasy XIII from semi-local NYC area Best Buy
  • Semi-local = four subway stops from work location (meh)
  • Ignore reviews complaining about PS3 versus Xbox 360 quality
  • Finally post new photo to photoblog

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:55 PM | Tags (9) | bestbuy | dailygrind | finalfantasy | glm | godstreetwine | gsw | music | rpg | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 8, 2010

Daily Grind: Fantastic

Name: Vin (aka hat tipper)
How Vin feels today: Fantastic @ 2:11:12 PM
What Vin really wants today: To continue absorption of certain programming material for a certain mobile platform in a certain amount of uncertain time.

Music Stuck in Head: Electrocute / God Street Wine
Mostly in honor of the recent God Street Wine reunion announcement that was just recently posted. Must. Contain. Excitement. Link here for those interested.

Stuff to do today:

  • Continue containing excitement
  • Attempt to purchase tickets to said reunion shows first
  • Seems like it's a good week to be a fan of jambands past and present
  • And by 'present' meaning this little Phish link that popped up this week
  • Attend movie in full-on Avatar costume for giggles (since it will most likely be in 3D and all)
  • Ben Stiller FTW - abandon previous to-do item 
  • Get back to iPhone development

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:11 PM | Tags (13) | avatar | benstiller | dailygrind | geeklikeme | glm | godstreetwine | gsw | iphone | jambands | music | newyorkcity | nyc | phish |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 5, 2010

Movie ticket sales managed to surpass DVD sales in 2009.Movie ticket sales managed to surpass DVD sales in 2009.

The last time this happened was way back in 2002. Also, it turns out that people really like renting movies these days rather than pay ridiculous prices to actually own said DVDs. Hooray for Hollywood.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 6:43 AM | Tags (10) | 2002 | 2009 | dvds | hollywood | movies | sales | surpassed | tickets | wallstreetjournal | wsj |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: December 24, 2009

A handy tutorial on how to make your very own anti-gravity Christmas tree stand.A handy tutorial on how to make your very own anti-gravity Christmas tree stand.

The first step contains a reworked version of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' to go along with the tutorial. Perhaps I'll ditch the fake tree for this option instead next year.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:57 AM | Tags (7) | anti | gravity | tree | stand | christmas | holidays | instructables |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 40 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 16, 2009

Free wifi access is coming to your local McDonald's joint.Free wifi access is coming to your local McDonald's joint.

You formerly had to pony up $2.95 to use wireless access at any of their fast food locations - but Ronald says no more! This latest move is marked effort to try and make each McDonald's location a 'destination' rather than you know, somewhere you go just for fast food.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:03 AM | Tags (8) | access | coffee | destination | free | mcdonalds | starbucks | thestreet | wifi |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thirteen photos of strange Christmas trees for you to gawk at.Thirteen photos of strange Christmas trees for you to gawk at.

Behold the wonder that is the beer bottle Christmas tree or even stranger yet... an upside-down Christmas tree. How about a Christmas tree made from other Christmas trees? This carnival of oddness never stops!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 6:30 AM | Tags (6) | strange | photos | christmas | trees | odd | pacman |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 68 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: December 11, 2009

The three best ways in which to build an iPhone app according to The Wall Street Journal.The three best ways in which to build an iPhone app according to The Wall Street Journal.

Here I thought WSJ was providing methods in which to actually build an iPhone apps and not advice on how to BUILD UP an iPhone app. A couple of extra words in the headline may have fixed that mixup for me, WSJ. Cough.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:25 AM | Tags (7) | apple | iphone | app | development | building | wsj | wallstreet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 9, 2009

Your favorite Star Wars movie posters re-imagined with a zombie twist.Your favorite Star Wars movie posters re-imagined with a zombie twist.

A little bit on the creepy side but if you're a Star Wars nerd you probably won't mind all that much. Zombie Yoda says much brains you will eat ah-yes, yes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 4:02 PM | Tags (7) | starwars | zombies | manipulation | posters | streetlevel | fun | yoda |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 8, 2009

A quick tutorial on how to make your very own papercraft Christmas tree.A quick tutorial on how to make your very own papercraft Christmas tree.

Complete this tutorial to show your co-workers just how 'crafty' you really are. Be sure to laugh maniacally when they ask you this question. It simply adds to the overall effect.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:53 AM | Tags (6) | christmas | holiday | instructables | paper | tree | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 19, 2009

A collection of tutorials for making your own holiday ornaments.A collection of tutorials for making your own holiday ornaments.

Nothing screams Christmas like adding some Super Mario flair to your beloved Christmas tree.  For those inclined, there is also a tutorial on how to make a starman tree topper as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:28 AM | Tags (7) | christmas | holiday | decorations | tutorial | instructables | muschrooms | tree |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 5, 2009

Sesame Street celebrates forty years of being on the air.Sesame Street celebrates forty years of being on the air.

Sesame Street is still in my opinion the best children's programming you can find on television 4,186 episodes later. Looks like Google is getting in on the celebration as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:41 AM | Tags (5) | sesamestreet | kids | television | episodes | pbs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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