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Thursday: July 28, 2011

Sponsored tweets from companies you follow will be appearing more often in your Twitter timeline.Sponsored tweets from companies you follow will be appearing more often in your Twitter timeline.

If you use a Twitter and you happen to follow of lot of name brand companies you'll be seeing what that particular company has to say front and center. Sponsored tweets from said companies will appear at the top of your timeline and can be easily dismissed with a click. This seems like a good idea in theory, if I'm following a given company on Twitter one would think that what they have to say would be relevant to my interests (in theory of course). In theory you could also follow me on Twitter (@subwarm), and no - there will not be sponsored messages from me or GLM (not intentionally anyway).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 3:05 PM | Tags (8) | blog | companies | fyi | monetize interwebs | sponsored | timely | tweets | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 12, 2011

Netflix pulls the curtain back on separate plan changes for both streaming and DVDs by mail.Netflix pulls the curtain back on separate plan changes for both streaming and DVDs by mail.

...we didn’t anticipate offering DVD only plans. Since then we have realized that there is still a very large continuing demand for DVDs both from our existing members as well as non-members. Given the long life we think DVDs by mail will have, treating DVDs as a $2 add on to our unlimited streaming plan neither makes great financial sense nor satisfies people who just want DVDs.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 2:07 PM | Tags (8) | changes | dvds | mail | netflix | plans | separate | streaming | unlimited |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 25, 2010

A list of the world's most ethical companies according to a New York City think tank.A list of the world's most ethical companies according to a New York City think tank.

The 100 companies that made the final cut include first-time recipients Ford Motor Company, Adobe Systems and Campbell Soup. Google, Starbucks, General Electric and 33 other companies have appeared on the list for all four of its years.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 6:44 AM | Tags (10) | abcnews | business | debut | ethics | ford | google | nyc | starbucks | tank | think |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 19, 2010

Seven things you should probably never say to your boss.Seven things you should probably never say to your boss.

'This job is easy! Anyone could do it!' Maybe what you're trying to convey here is that you're so brilliant your work is easy. Unfortunately, it comes off sounding more like, 'This work is stupid.' Bosses don't like hearing that any work is stupid.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 6:54 AM | Tags (7) | boss | yahoo | job | career | things | fyi | goodtoknow |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 71 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 17, 2010

Blockbuster would like you to know that they may be going bankrupt in the near future.Blockbuster would like you to know that they may be going bankrupt in the near future.

'Our level of indebtedness may make it more difficult for us to pay our debts as they become due and more necessary for us to divert our cash flow from operations to debt service payments,' the company said in its filing.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 1:55 PM | Tags (11) | blockbuster | video | bankrupt | debt | sec | filing | cash | flow | payments | rentals | netflix |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 32 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 8, 2010

Think you could still pass your driving test? Find out with this online quiz.Think you could still pass your driving test? Find out with this online quiz.

See well you fare when it comes to right of ways and school zone speed limits. A good refresh course for those of you who may have forgotten some of this information over time. Present company included.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 6:38 AM | Tags (7) | auto | dmv | driver | online | quiz | test | vehicle |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 25, 2010

Looks like you won't be seeing any brand new Hummers on the road for awhile.Looks like you won't be seeing any brand new Hummers on the road for awhile.

Turns out that the Hummer model/line is an unfortunate victim of a botched deal between General Motors and a Chinese manufacturer. So long, psuedo tanks - you had a good run.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 11:08 AM | Tags (8) | dead | generalmotors | gm | hummer | manufacturer | popsci | tanks | vehicles |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 1, 2010

Hacking cable modems for profit and advertising this fact publicly not the smartest idea.Hacking cable modems for profit and advertising this fact publicly not the smartest idea.

Each charge carries a maximum of 20 years in jail and a $250,000 fine. Selling hacked cable modems and advertising them openly may have been a decent business model a decade ago, but it hardly seems worth bothering about today.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 7:02 AM | Tags (8) | advertising | ars | cable | hacking | jail | modems | profit | technica |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 26, 2010

An illustrated guide to proper use grammatical use of the semicolon.An illustrated guide to proper use grammatical use of the semicolon.

Read over this informative post by The Oatmeal next time your thinking about adding a semicolon to that sentence. Use it improperly and an angry gorilla will come to maul you (notice the lack of semicolon in this description).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 6:11 AM | Tags (6) | theoatmeal | grammar | semicolon | punctuation | gorilla | funny |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 78 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


Monday: December 28, 2009

Seventeen interesting tricks of the body you may not have previously known about.Seventeen interesting tricks of the body you may not have previously known about.

“Since the nerves in the roof of your mouth get extremely cold, your body thinks your brain is freezing, too,” says Abo. “In compensating, it overheats, causing an ice-cream headache.” The more pressure you apply to the roof of your mouth, the faster your headache will subside.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 6:37 AM | Tags (9) | body | tricks | health | fyi | brain | freeze | tips | ice | cream |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 59 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 16, 2009

The dos and don'ts for buying refurbished electronics.The dos and don'ts for buying refurbished electronics.

Some quick tips on whether or not purchasing a refurbished (in some cases slightly used) product is right for you. I'm also of the theory that sticking with a major brand (ie Best Buy, Apple) is a safe bet to make in this case.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 7:45 AM | Tags (5) | abcnews | gadgets | guide | helpful | refurbished |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 32 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 9, 2009

Use a Nokia phone? Your charger may have some shocking qualities.Use a Nokia phone? Your charger may have some shocking qualities.

Nokia said the chargers' plastic covers might work loose and expose wiring, which could cause an electric shock if touched if the charger is plugged into a socket. It said it had received no reports of injuries or accidents related to the chargers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 2:34 PM | Tags (6) | nokia | recall | charger | shock | hazard | abcnews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

Ten things you should probably know before becoming a sumo wrestler.Ten things you should probably know before becoming a sumo wrestler.

A wrestler’s daily drills include the butsukari geiko, an exercise which involves repeatedly whamming his body into an opponent’s chest as he attempts to slam the wrestler to the ground, and body-slamming wooden planks.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 4:03 PM | Tags (9) | things | fyi | sumo | wrestler | planks | exercise | planks | drills | ehonda |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 26, 2009

So long, GeoCities. Yahoo closes up shop on the service for good.So long, GeoCities. Yahoo closes up shop on the service for good.

Ah, GeoCities - one of the first places I went to for free web hosting when I was learning all about this thing called the world wide web many years ago. Thanks for the memories and that fine ad-supported hosting you once provided.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 7:34 AM | Tags (9) | geocities | closings | yahoo | fyi | free | development | web | newbie | novice |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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