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Monday: January 11, 2010

Daily Grind: Twitchy

Name: Vin (aka shakey mctwitchy)
How Vin feels today: Twitchy @ 1:38:25 PM
What Vin really wants today: More sleep. Also, more coffee but without the twitchy side effects. Attempt to lessen coffee intake as day progresses.

Music Stuck in Head: Night Moves / Bog Seager
Disturbing yet fitting all at the same time.

Stuff to do today:

  • Launch a whole bunch of updates for work related tasks/projects/favors/requests
  • Fix several stupid mistakes made due to lack of sleep
  • Pat self on back for being smart enough to make backups first
  • Yawn
  • Prep house for ensuing pipework with chances of dirt/dust clouds that will begin shortly
  • ...all of which should be just great for the sinuses
  • Buy masks for family

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:38 PM | Tags (9) | glm | dailygrind | sql | work | programming | fixes | mask | dust | work |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 0 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: January 8, 2010

Palm pulls the curtain back on phones that can create personal wifi hotspots.Palm pulls the curtain back on phones that can create personal wifi hotspots.

Palm says the application will give customers the option of creating a personal Wi-Fi cloud capable of sharing Verizon's 3G network with up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:44 AM | Tags (10) | 3g | cloud | hotspot | interesting | network | palm | personal | technology | verizon | wifi |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: January 7, 2010

New survey shows IT job satisfaction now at an all-time low.New survey shows IT job satisfaction now at an all-time low.

Free food always helps to bolster my overall mood and in some cases overall job satisfaction. Let this be a reminder to any of you who happen to have an IT staff on call, bring them food and help shall come.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 4:26 PM | Tags (8) | it | satisfaction | low | computerworld | job | pc | tech | workplace |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 5, 2010

An all-day 3D television network may be on your channel lineup in the near future.An all-day 3D television network may be on your channel lineup in the near future.

Discovery, Sony, and IMAX each will be equal partners in the joint venture. It will be launched in the U.S., with a goal of driving consumer adoption of 3D televisions and giving the network long-term leadership in the 3D home marketplace.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 3:19 PM | Tags (8) | 3d | channel | comingsoon | discovery | espn | network | sony | television |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 25, 2009

Microsoft decides to make .NET micro framework free and open source.Microsoft decides to make .NET micro framework free and open source.

The gift to the open source community, however, does come with some strings attached -- or, rather, removed from the gift wrapping. Microsoft reduced some of the framework's functionality in making the Software Developer's Kit open source

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 6:52 AM | Tags (7) | microsoft | framework | dotnet | programming | opensource | community | functionality |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 24, 2009

Introduction of social media on the Xbox 360 seems to have gone over quite well.Introduction of social media on the Xbox 360 seems to have gone over quite well.

About two million users decide to give Facebook a whirl along with about half a million brand new Last.fm accounts in the first twenty-four hours alone. I'd say that those are some pretty good numbers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:21 PM | Tags (8) | facebook | friends | gamasutra | gaming | lastfm | networks | social | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A list of a hundred of the all-time best ways to hack your workday.A list of a hundred of the all-time best ways to hack your workday.

Some great suggestions to those of you who may or may not be following one or more of these little gems already. Personally, I am lost with my morning to-do list. Let's see here, post morning links to GLM: check. See?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Life @ 7:00 AM | Tags (7) | best | career | hacks | job | list | suggestions | workday |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 57 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 23, 2009

Google decides to ban shady advertisers from their network.Google decides to ban shady advertisers from their network.

It looks like you'll be seeing less ads for teeth whitening and weight loss products. Now if only Google could do something about those pesky Everquest ads. PLAY NOW MY LORD.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:31 AM | Tags (10) | ads | ban | network | shady | advertisers | teeth | weight | scam | adsense | adwords |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 9, 2009

World's first iPhone worm is never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down.World's first iPhone worm is never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down.

In addition to his own iPhone being attacked, he said a flatmate's iPhone 3G was also sullied with the image of Astley. Users who tried to delete the image were chagrined to find it reappear once they rebooted their device.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:46 AM | Tags (8) | australia | iphone | jailbreak | rickastley | rickroll | security | work | worm |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 3, 2009

Apple trying to pitch iTunes subscriptions to television networks.Apple trying to pitch iTunes subscriptions to television networks.

...Apple is pitching a monthly subscription service to the TV networks, an iTunes-based alternative to cable packages that would cost about $30 per month.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:38 AM | Tags (8) | apple | cable | itunes | networks | packages | service | subscription | television |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 21, 2009

Photoblog: Commuter Blur
Commuter Blur

Snapped while traveling home from work on the rarely photogenic Harlem line. I'm even more pleased with the fact that this shot came from my trusty iPhone.

Location:

Fleetwood, New York

Posted to Photoblog filed in Artsy @ 10:05 PM | Tags (7) | photoblog | artsy | photography | blur | commuter | work | travel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 9, 2009

Daily Grind: Thankful

Name: Vin (aka groovy truvy)
How Vin feels today: Thankful @ 1:50:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: To enjoy a lovely three-day weekend without anything at work breaking down unexpectedly. Proceed to knock on wood several times since having typed that.

Music Stuck in Head: Pleasant Valley Sunday / The Monkees
I never knew know that Carole King had a hand in penning this tune. Thanks, Wikipedia.

Stuff to do today:

  • Note awesomeness of LeechBlock add-on for Firefox
  • Basically you can set up a list of sites to block so you can concentrate on whatever it is you're doing and not surf the web aimlessly
  • Facebook = blocked
  • For you Mac people there's this little gem: Concentrate
  • Of course, these add-ons and programs only apply if you seem to have constant diversionary problems
  • I'm not saying that I have these said problems, but hey - the Internet is a big place and there's lots to read
  • Stop making excuses for social networking addiction

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:50 PM | Tags (8) | dailygrind | monkees | wikipedia | work | life | holiday | diversions | facebook |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


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: October 7, 2009

Daily Grind: Irritated

Name: Vin (aka font changer)
How Vin feels today: Irritated @ 2:33:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: To finish up with some design changes that should not ever be dictated by people who know squat about design. No, not every font on the web should be a graphic so that it can 'look sharper'. Oye.

Music Stuck in Head: Hotel California / Gypsy Kings
I love this version. 'Welcome to zee Hotel Cal-e-forn-ya'

Stuff to do today:

  • Note that Shark Tank is semi-enjoyable show
  • Also enjoyable when one of the sharks happens to reference a previous employer
  • Previous employer let me know that reference was not actually referencing them
  • Oh well, at least you can watch it on Hulu
  • Continue banging out work projects
  • Note that pile is at least 50% smaller than yesterday
  • Small piles are good when in comparison to big piles
  • Get back to work on clearing piles

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:33 PM | Tags (4) | dailygrind | fonts | work | california |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 6, 2009

Daily Grind: Busy

Name: Vin (aka johnny six arms)
How Vin feels today: Busy @ 2:08:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: For fifty work projects to not suddenly fall out of the sky at once. Seriously, what the hell is going on?

Music Stuck in Head: Lovelight / Bonerama
I heard a rocking version of this tune on WFUV the other day - killer drum solo in there as well. I've been looking for it on iTunes but have yet to find it. Update: apparently their new album (which includes this cover) has this track - still not on iTunes though.

Stuff to do today:

  • Continue to watch hair fall out as projects continue to pile up
  • Organize said upcoming projects
  • Take deep breath
  • Ah, that's better

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:08 PM | Tags (3) | work | projects | stress |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 0 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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