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Tuesday: December 22, 2009

Wired's annual list of the top vaporware products of 2009.Wired's annual list of the top vaporware products of 2009.

Most surprising to me is that Duke Nukem finally gets axed from the list after a very long reign. OK, well not very surprising but I considered it a tradition after seeing DNF on the list for seemingly several years in row.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 6:51 AM | Tags (5) | 2009 | duke | gadgets | vaporware | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 30, 2009

The finest pop culture moments of 2009 according to Wired.The finest pop culture moments of 2009 according to Wired.

Not a bad year for pop culture with all things considered. I would just like to add that it was also a glorious year to be a Phish fan (reunion, new album, Halloween festival, stellar shows, etc).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Pop Culture @ 1:47 PM | Tags (7) | 2009 | culture | moments | phish | pixar | pop | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 101 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 24, 2009

Nine enormous gadgets for you to gawk at.Nine enormous gadgets for you to gawk at.

Hidden in the green hills of West Virginia, the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (aka the Great Big Telescope) stands 485 feet tall — almost 200 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty and just 70 feet shorter than the Washington monument.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 1:17 PM | Tags (6) | gadgets | wired | enormous | technology | huge | gargantuan |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 4, 2009

Thirteen of the most overpriced iPhone apps currently available on the app store.Thirteen of the most overpriced iPhone apps currently available on the app store.

Yes folks, there is actually an app that can set you back $1,000 at this very moment. On the plus side, if you have the money to burn you'll be awarded with some kind of digital VIP status for bars and night clubs. Whoopie.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:27 AM | Tags (8) | apple | iphone | apps | store | wired | overpriced | pricey | vip |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 41 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

FYI, beware of malware lurking in unsuspecting Twitter links.FYI, beware of malware lurking in unsuspecting Twitter links.

In a nutshell, you should be cautious when using suspicious-looking URL shorteners. There's also an interesting statistic within the article stating that about 26% of all tweets contain a URL and retweeting just helps these things spread all the more quickly. Who knew?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 5:26 PM | Tags (7) | malware | shorteners | trojan | twitter | urls | virus | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 28, 2009

Daily Grind: Systematic

Name: Vin (aka worky mcworksalot)
How Vin feels today: Systematic @ 1:46:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: Continue plugging away at work-related projects and tasks then try to make time for actually working on things that are not work-related. All work and non-work play makes Vin uh... something something.

Music Stuck in Head: Another Disaster / The Samples
Mostly because of the gloomy weather. Blah.

Stuff to do today:

  • Fix work issue number one
  • Backup code and all iterative versions of said code
  • Make some time for self to watch Treehouse of Horror on Hulu
  • Watch other Halloween-related shows for good measure
  • Wired has a handy list in case you need further inspiration
  • Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin is still a personal fav
  • Nobody cares about my personal favs

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:46 PM | Tags (10) | dailygrind | geeklikeme | glm | halloween | specials | cheesy | simpsons | treehouse | horror | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


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

Reddit founders officially announce their departure from Reddit.Reddit founders officially announce their departure from Reddit.

I'm a huge fan of Reddit - and you should be too. The content is great and there is always something fresh to look at in a variety of categories. The commentary is insightful and at times laugh out loud hilarious. Hopefully, nothing will really change (the founders make that quite plain in aforementioned blog post).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 1:05 PM | Tags (6) | departure | fan | founders | interwebs | reddit | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 21, 2009

Five things that will make you want the new Barnes & Noble E-Reader.Five things that will make you want the new Barnes & Noble E-Reader.

I'm not in the market for an e-reader gadget but this thing looks really cool and it's way more attractive than Amazon's Kindle in terms of aesthetics. Overall it's a very surprising and pleasant effort from the folks at Barnes and Noble - and the price ain't too shabby either. Who wants to share some books with me?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 9:39 PM | Tags (10) | amazon | barnes | bn | design | ereader | kindle | noble | nook | reasons | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 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


Friday: October 16, 2009

A gallery of huge holes in the Earth as seen from space.A gallery of huge holes in the Earth as seen from space.

If you happen to be big fan of looking at holes in the Earth that we as a species made then you'll probably enjoy the other holes that we as a species did not make.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 4:55 PM | Tags (7) | earth | space | holes | mines | wired | gallery | photos |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 43 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 14, 2009

Five fun gadget hacks to tackle on a rainy day.Five fun gadget hacks to tackle on a rainy day.

Article covers hacks and mods mostly of the Apple variety (jailbreak your iPhone, put OS X on a netbook, etc, etc). I have to admit that hacking the Mac Mini to be a full fledged entertainment center is very intriguing.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 4:27 PM | Tags (7) | boredom | gadgets | hacks | jailbreak | mods | rainy | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 5, 2009

Want to know the exact contents in your morning cup of coffee?Want to know the exact contents in your morning cup of coffee?

A list of ingredients besides the obvious that you may not have previously known about.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:37 AM | Tags (7) | wired | anatomy | coffee | ingredients | water | caffeine | acid |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 43 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 1, 2009

Apple's tablet device might turn out quite well for the print industry.Apple's tablet device might turn out quite well for the print industry.

The possible distribution model would involve a DRM’ed “one-time-use” book, which could spell out to lots of money for publishers while reducing pricing of e-books for consumers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:37 AM | Tags (9) | apple | tablet | print | industry | wired | gizmodo | drm | publishers | distribution |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 28, 2009

Eight outrageously annoying tech videos for you to gawk at.Eight outrageously annoying tech videos for you to gawk at.

Three out of eight of said terrible tech videos belong to Microsoft. Keep up the good work!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 8:02 AM | Tags (5) | ads | advertising | microsoft | tech | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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