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Monday: March 15, 2010

The folks at Digg would like you to know that a redesign is coming in the near future.The folks at Digg would like you to know that a redesign is coming in the near future.

Wow, I haven't used Digg in a long, long time (reddit ftw) but I'm quite curious to see what new 'radical features' they have in store. One of the key changes according to the source article is an unlimited number of topics (aka subreddits). How original.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:48 AM | Tags (8) | digg | news | social | networking | reddit | features | radical | sxsw |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Location services might be coming to your Facebook account in near future.Location services might be coming to your Facebook account in near future.

Soon you'll know exactly where all of your friends are and where you can find them. Isn't it great when mystical items from movies and books somehow make their way into real life? It's almost like magic.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 3:34 PM | Tags (10) | facebook | location | geotagging | services | maruadersmap | friends | account | social | networking | harrypotter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Cisco's big Internet-changing announcement? Brand new speedy routers.Cisco's big Internet-changing announcement? Brand new speedy routers.

That's right folks, this new and improved router can handle up to twelve times the speed of your now traditional non-speedy routers. Change has come to your Interwebs, be sure to hold your excitement.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 2:15 PM | Tags (6) | cisco | interwebs | networking | reuters | router | speedy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 4, 2010

Escaped monkey manages to make time for several Facebook appearances.Escaped monkey manages to make time for several Facebook appearances.

Facebook: the only place where you can find photos of an escaped monkey and then read posts by that same monkey as he taunts the authorities. Is there anything social networking can't do?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 4:31 PM | Tags (7) | authorities | azcentral | escaped | monkey | networking | social | taunts |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Daily Grind: Crazed

Name: Vin (aka robot on the rampage)
How Vin feels today: Crazed @ 2:57:12 PM
What Vin really wants today: To note disappointment in lame attempt to get back on track with consistent daily grind posts. No sleep and no sleep makes Vincent something something.

Music Stuck in Head: Cheap Utah Blues / God Street Wine
This absolutely made my day yesterday. I discovered a page on archive.org that had rare and unreleased tracks from one my favorite (and for the most part generally unknown) bands. Here is a link to said tracks for those who care.

Stuff to do today:

  • Research more methods on how to obtain sleep whilst parenting a child that does not like to sleep
  • Commit to aggresive napping during strategic parts of the day
  • Strategy is dumb and may lead to eventual work dismissal
  • Continue researching new methods of data capture via strategically placed web tracking bus
  • Translation: reverse engineer Google Analytics code snippet for fun
  • More sleep is required to pull this one off

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:57 PM | Tags (7) | . work | crazed | dailygrind | geeklikeme | glm | robot | sleep |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 2, 2010

Y2K-like bug responsible for recent PlayStation Network outage.Y2K-like bug responsible for recent PlayStation Network outage.

The company urged customers not to use the older PlayStation 3 systems until the problem is resolved, warning that doing so could cause errors and make it impossible to record gaming achievements and restore some data.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:41 AM | Tags (8) | gaming | videogames | sony | outage | playstation | network | y2k | bug |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 1, 2010

Eleven tips for making for your home (or work) office more comfortable.Eleven tips for making for your home (or work) office more comfortable.

This article seems to be geared to freelancers probably because the source website is all about freelancing. Well, I say nay to that my friends. This article can cross freelancer/worker lines and apply to anyone who happens to have an office at their job as well. I need more plants.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Self Improvement @ 1:35 PM | Tags (8) | comfortable | design | freelancers | home | location | office | plants | work |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Facebook's recently awarded news-feed patent could spell trouble for other social sites.Facebook's recently awarded news-feed patent could spell trouble for other social sites.

Twitter is effectively one giant news feed, to the extent that it clearly has influenced some of the changes that Facebook made to its own feed technology. That reaction could be alarmist. And yet prominent figures elsewhere in the social-media world don't seem thrilled.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:28 AM | Tags (8) | facebook | copyright | patent | lawsuits | cnet | social | networking | reform |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 18, 2010

New website exposes the dangers of improper social network usage.New website exposes the dangers of improper social network usage.

In a nutshell, a third party service posts your location status via Twitter. Someone managed to aggregate that content into one easy website for the entire world to see.  A happy day for burglars round the world.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:49 AM | Tags (7) | robbery | social | networking | dangers | bbc | pleaserobme | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 17, 2010

Microsoft to bring MySpace and Facebook into Outlook.Microsoft to bring MySpace and Facebook into Outlook.

I foresee this particular move as something that will greatly increase the productivity of every corporate employee that happens to use Microsoft Outlook as their primary email program.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 6:58 AM | Tags (7) | productivity | work | outlook | facebook | myspace | social | networking |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: February 16, 2010

Google decides to modify Buzz platform after some specific privacy issues come to light.Google decides to modify Buzz platform after some specific privacy issues come to light.

And before Google made the latest changes, who's in those circles could easily be exposed to others without the user even realizing it. Suddenly your boss could discover that you've been corresponding with a rival company that happens to have some job openings.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:37 AM | Tags (9) | google | buzz | social | networking | privacy | issues | public | yahoo | open |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: February 12, 2010

Twelve undocumented tricks you can use in Google Buzz.Twelve undocumented tricks you can use in Google Buzz.

Have you gotten enough Google Buzz lately? If you're still on the fence or just want to tinker with it some more some more with it, some of this tricks are an interesting waste of time (as is my genaral feeling with social networking). And yes, one of the tricks includes turning it off.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:39 AM | Tags (8) | aext | buzz | google | networking | social | tips | tricks | undocumented |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 48 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 10, 2010

Google takes a big step into the social networking arena with new service.Google takes a big step into the social networking arena with new service.

Google Buzz is a new way to start conversations about the things you find interesting. It's built right into Gmail, so you don't have to peck out an entirely new set of friends from scratch — it just works. If you think about it, there's always been a big social network underlying Gmail.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 9:59 AM | Tags (12) | buzz | facebook | friends | geolocations | gmail | google | integration | networking | people | social | tagging | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 1, 2010

AT&T decides that pouring another two billion dollars into their mobile network is worth it.AT&T decides that pouring another two billion dollars into their mobile network is worth it.

AT&T plans to spend between $18 billion and $19 billion in 2010 upgrading its wireless and backhaul networks to handle the onslaught of new traffic. This is roughly $2 billion more than the company had invested in the previous year.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 6:32 AM | Tags (9) | att | mobile | network | cnn | investment | cellular | 3g | edge | carriers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 26, 2010

Weird Al to direct his first feature film for Cartoon Network.Weird Al to direct his first feature film for Cartoon Network.

Not many details yet but congrats to Al on this new gig. Fun fact: two members of my immediate family can still recite the lyrics from 'Dare to be Stupid' from memory. Bonus fact: we are both over the age of thirty.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 6:40 AM | Tags (5) | cartoonnetwork | director | feature | movies | weirdal |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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