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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


Tuesday: October 27, 2009

Excitebike: World Rally coming to your local WiiWare on November 9th.Excitebike: World Rally coming to your local WiiWare on November 9th.

Relive all of the newly remade eight bit splendor that was once Excitebike for your classic Nintendo Entertainment System. There is a very enthusiastic announcement trailer over on the source site for those interested.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:36 PM | Tags (8) | excitebike | gaming | nintendo | remake | retro | videogames | wii | wiiware |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Microsoft doesn't want anything to do with Family Guy variety show special.Microsoft doesn't want anything to do with Family Guy variety show special.

The special reportedly contained jokes about deaf people, the Holocaust, feminine hygiene and incest. In other words, it was just like a regular 'Family Guy' episode.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 7:39 AM | Tags (10) | advertising | familyguy | fox | microsoft | sensitive | sethmacfarlane | software | special | sponsorship | variety |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A list of eight programs that can make your computer run faster.A list of eight programs that can make your computer run faster.

A comprehensive post that covers some software you should be using for regular computer maintenance. There is also a list of alternatives to popular software to keep your RAM usage low.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:34 AM | Tags (9) | software | computer | pc | faster | performance | makeuseof | firefox | pidgin | vlc |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 46 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 26, 2009

Five people who managed to fail their way upwards to fame and fortune.Five people who managed to fail their way upwards to fame and fortune.

Soon after, he signed a freaking recording contract and dropped out of Berkeley to pursue a full-time music career while thousands of legitimately talented, unsigned musicians quietly drank themselves to death.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 7:54 AM | Tags (8) | cracked | fame | fortune | fail | upwards | dumb | money | rich |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 52 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 9, 2009

Apple fires out software update for iPhone users which fixes some pesky bugs.Apple fires out software update for iPhone users which fixes some pesky bugs.

The update also resolves an issue that could interrupt the cell network until the phone is restarted. A bug that caused a crash during video streaming has been addressed in iPhone OS 3.1.2.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:34 AM | Tags (10) | iphone | software | update | bugs | fixes | crashes | network | streaming | sleep | apple |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 30, 2009

Fourteen cool designs inspired by R2-D2. Beep bop boop.Fourteen cool designs inspired by R2-D2. Beep bop boop.

Coolest beanie ever, although the fish tank comes in at a close second for me.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 11:20 AM | Tags (5) | beanie | design | r2d2 | starwars | toxel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 43 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 29, 2009

Warner Music and YouTube close to finalizing brand new deal.Warner Music and YouTube close to finalizing brand new deal.

The deal would also open the door to a possible role for Warner in a new music video website called Vevo, which is backed by Universal and Sony and will be supported by YouTube's technology platform.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 1:56 PM | Tags (7) | agreement | artists | dispute | music | videos | warner | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 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


Friday: September 25, 2009

Top ten unanswered questions from certain geeky movies.Top ten unanswered questions from certain geeky movies.

This light-speed jump takes a split-second, but now they have to wait minutes so they can clear the planet. Not only that, but the Death Star is capable of blowing up entire planets, not just moons, so why don’t they just blow up the entire planet of Yavin?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 3:31 PM | Tags (10) | deathstar | geeky | holes | movies | plot | questions | startrek | starwars | starwars | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 62 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 21, 2009

Watch some footage of Disney pulling the curtain back on Star Tours 2.Watch some footage of Disney pulling the curtain back on Star Tours 2.

The newly revamped Star Wars theme ride will be opening back up in 2011 and will make use of 3D projection technology. Here's to hoping those 3D podraces won't make you too sick.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 4:40 PM | Tags (10) | announcement | darthvader | disney | imagineers | revamp | sequel | startours | starwars | video | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 18, 2009

Our oceans make a record for themselves in terms of warmest temperatures.Our oceans make a record for themselves in terms of warmest temperatures.

Climate change has been raising the planet's average temperature steadily in recent decades. All of the 10 hottest years on record have occurred since 1997.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 7:34 AM | Tags (8) | oceans | warmest | temps | science | global | warming | scary | records |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 14, 2009

Fifteen awesome Star Wars cakes for you to gawk at.Fifteen awesome Star Wars cakes for you to gawk at.

I'm sure Jabba the Hutt has never tasted quite this good. I call tail.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 3:04 PM | Tags (3) | cakes | fun | starwars |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 43 Clicks | Posted by Vin


FTC orders Sears and Kmart to stop unathorized spyware activities.FTC orders Sears and Kmart to stop unathorized spyware activities.

...Sears and its data collection partner would have access to the 'contents of shopping carts, online bank statements, drug prescription records, video rental records, library borrowing histories, and the sender, recipient, subject, and size for web-based e-mails,' said the FTC.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:44 AM | Tags (6) | sears | kmart | spyware | security | tracking | research |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 10, 2009

Live action Star Wars television series might be hitting the air in 2012.Live action Star Wars television series might be hitting the air in 2012.

The show is rumored to be of the hour-long drama variety and may feature very few characters (if any) from the existing Star Wars universe.  Sounds good so far. Note to LucasFilm: please follow The Force Unleashed plotline.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 3:24 PM | Tags (8) | characters | drama | georgelucas | series | starwars | television | tv | universe |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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