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Tuesday: August 5, 2008

Daily Grind: Rundown

Name: Vin (aka snorto)
How Vin feels today: Rundown @ 9:13:00 AM
What Vin really wants today: Try and fend off whatever ailment is making me sleepy, sneezy, and phlegmy.

Music Stuck in Head: Can't You Hear Me Knocking / Rolling Stones
Thank GHeym for giving my iPod a much needed shot of classic rock.

Stuff to do today:

  • Install latest software update for beloved iPhone
  • Note dismay in finding out that iPhone still crashes when playing Aurora Feint
  • Above item is probably the fault of said game and not the iPhone
  • Post new photo to photoblog at some point today
  • Post new desktop to desktops section at some point today as well
  • Revel in fact that log file project is 99% done
  • Revel some more
  • Read up on today's link about the best PSD files that can be found on DeviantArt: link
  • See if above item gives creativity a shot in the arm
  • Congratulate Alpha on booking the Maui trip
  • Call up Wailea hotel and collect referral fee
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  • ...just kidding

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Monday: August 4, 2008

Daily Grind: Satisfied

Name: Vin (aka weekend champion)
How Vin feels today: Satisfied @ 10:50:00 AM
What Vin really wants today: Decompress from activity-filled summer weekend with the family. Plan another one for next time I have a Friday off from work.

Music Stuck in Head: Drive West / God Street Wine
For the curious, have a listen: link

Stuff to do today:

  • Get back into the work groove after awesome three-day weekend
  • Catch up on work missed from Friday
  • Take a deeper look at the new redesign
  • Actually its now just link
  • I liked the clever use of the .us domain much better
  • Read up on this article about the origins of Wall-E: link
  • Continue to wait patiently for newly released Phish DVD to show up on doorstep
  • Make Mad watch said Phish DVD
  • Take bets on how long she'll last prior to ejecting DVD
  • Time ranges set in negative numbers don't count
  • Poke around the newly revived Andy Gadiel's Phish page: link

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Thursday: July 31, 2008

Daily Grind: Sickish

Name: Vin (aka social spork)
How Vin feels today: Sickish @ 8:48:00 AM
What Vin really wants today: Take some medicine today to fend off oncoming cold that is headed my way.

Music Stuck in Head: Easy Lover / Phil Collins
Feel free to laugh.

Stuff to do today:

  • Thank Windows Update for deciding to shut down my computer during a very long and important file transfer
  • Turn off automatic Windows Update
  • Refrain from cursing out loud at imaginary person taking shape of my operating system
  • Rerun said important and very long file transfer
  • Sigh
  • Move on to non-work topics
  • Take the family to Great Adventure tomorrow to do the Safari thing
  • Above item is pending tomorrow's health conditions
  • Load up on drugs today
  • Sing zippidty-doo-dah for no apparent reason

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Monday: July 28, 2008

Daily Grind: Falling asleep

Name: Vin (aka snore)
How Vin feels today: Falling asleep @ 9:41:00 AM
What Vin really wants today: Sleep.

Music Stuck in Head: Silence
...brain no worky.

Stuff to do today:

  • Read up on all the new movie stuff that is leaking out from Comic-Con
  • Like the new Wolverine move: link
  • And the new Tron sequel: link
  • Re-watch previous two items in attempt to not fall asleep on the job today
  • Go fill up prescriptions for the little one's recently discovered ear infection
  • Try to look half-awake during 11am meeting
  • Drink extra cup of coffee
  • Continue learning up on Objective-C
  • Go over to Borders today and buy some additional resource books
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  • Wake up
  • See how well I fare at the internet anagram test posted in today's batch of links
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  • Wake up

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Thursday: July 24, 2008

Daily Grind: Busy

Name: Vin (aka compulso sensetivo)
How Vin feels today: Busy @ 10:31:00 AM
What Vin really wants today: Knock out work projects that have been lingering on my desk for way too long.

Music Stuck in Head: Ante Up / M.O.P.
Mostly because of this YouTube gem that Inverso sent over: link.

Stuff to do today:

  • Continue monotonous log file tasks for work/legal purposes
  • Continue learning all about Xcode and Quartz composing on my beloved Mac
  • For those interested in Mac programming, this site has a great starter tutorial: link
  • Read up on how to fix faulty gutter systems
  • This will end well
  • Call professionals
  • Get back to work, pretend problem doesn't exist for one more day

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Wednesday: July 23, 2008

Daily Grind: Repetitive

Name: Vin (aka logboy)
How Vin feels today: Repetitive @ 12:38:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: Figure out a better way to download these ginormous log files that is making work life slightly annoying these days.

Music Stuck in Head: Looking at the Sun / Matthew Sweet
Rain bad, sun good.

Stuff to do today:

  • Read up on some favorite sites to try and get some inspiration for design / coding endeavors
  • What sites you ask?
  • Here's one: link
  • Here's another: link
  • Debate whether or not to make attempt at grabbing pre-sale tickets for small Trey show in Brooklyn in August
  • Pre-sale just passed this morning, no dice - oh well
  • Poke around the new Facebook redesign
  • Want to see for yourself? Log in here: link
  • Overall it's still very clean, shifting the tools and application stuff to the right seems like a natural change
  • Ignore 'Garbage Pail' application add-on from not one but BOTH of my older siblings
  • Ignored
  • State that my ignorance of your sent applications is in no way a reflection of your awesome Facebook-ness... or something
  • Be quiet and get back to work

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Tuesday: July 22, 2008

Daily Grind: Tired

Name: Vin (aka machina)
How Vin feels today: Tired @ 10:16:00 AM
What Vin really wants today: No more power failures at work during crucial development periods.

Music Stuck in Head: The Real Me / The Who
Mostly because Pearl Jam's recent rendition of it on VH1's Rock Honors was simply awesome.

Stuff to do today:

  • Pray that the breaker does not fail today causing my office to be once again out of power
  • Backup all necessary files
  • Backup all unnecessary files just in case
  • Post new wallpaper to desktop section in sad attempt to apologize for not posting a daily grind entry yesterday
  • Have a look: link
  • Restore beloved iPhone once again because it was crashing left and right
  • Above item seems to have fixed the crashing issues for now - yay
  • Seriously work on revision to the current state of this site
  • Go back at look at previous incarnations of said site using
  • Sketchy version: link
  • Stop reminiscing and get back to work

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Friday: July 18, 2008

Daily Grind: Laid back

Name: Vin (aka hornet nest blocker)
How Vin feels today: Laid back @ 9:08:00 AM
What Vin really wants today: To make good use of a Friday off.

Music Stuck in Head: Crosstown Traffic / Jimi Hendrix
Makes me want to go outside and do stuff... eventually.

Stuff to do today:

  • Read up on the dos and don'ts of removing hornets nest from beloved backyard
  • Make best effort to not become enemy of said hornets
  • Edit previous item to include that use of 'hornets' should be replaced with 'hornet' - singular
  • With that in mind, one could infer that is in reality a hornet nest rather than a hornets nest - plural
  • Nest is more like a hole rather than an actual nest
  • Edit previous items once again to infer that the 'hornet nest' is actually a 'hornet hole'
  • Come to sad conclusion that I am in desperate need of more hobbies
  • Put duct tape on hornet hole and run like the wind
  • Avoid using computer for rest of the day
  • Turn off Blackberry, iPhone and whatever communications device that would lead to anything work related
  • Breathe sigh of relief

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Tuesday: July 15, 2008

Daily Grind: Gamer Geek

Name: Vin (aka zerp!)
How Vin feels today: Gamer Geek @ 11:59:00 AM
What Vin really wants today: Read up on all this video game coverage courtesy of E3.

Music Stuck in Head: We're an American Band / Grand Fund Railroad
Mostly because the office band is taking a stab at covering this tune at band rehearsal tonight. There is irony afoot as one member of the band is originally Canadian. Not sure if that counts as irony. We'll see, eh?

Stuff to do today:

  • Watch full online coverage of Nintendo's E3 presentation, have a look: link | sound + video!
  • Watch trailer for Final Fantasy XIII: link
  • Watch trailer for Ghostbusters: link
  • Seriously debate buying an Xbox 360 now that the price has dropped and with new information that next FF game will also be available on said platform
  • Reinstall iPhone 2.0 firmware as it is crashing left and right recently and it is now officially more than a nuisance
  • Take a break from video game mongering and do some actual work
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  • ...
  • Put sign on office door and continue said video game news mongering
  • Update: that Nintendo keynote was really really really bad

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Monday: July 14, 2008

Daily Grind: Cynical

Name: Vin (aka professional hater)
How Vin feels today: Cynical @ 1:01:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: To tell the dude on the morning train who was really, really, REALLY into his music (mouthing words, grooving along) that he looks like a complete and utter tool.

Music Stuck in Head: None.
In reverence of today's wants (see above).

Stuff to do today:

  • Never, whilst in public, groove along to iPod or simulate any kind of dance maneuvers (again, see top of page)
  • Listen to that Aerosmith tune for tomorrow night's band practice
  • Figure out what the hell Nintendo is doing with this brand new Wii Motion Plus peripheral thing: link
  • Apparently more will be revealed at their E3 press conference tommorow
  • But still... WTF? Shouldn't this 'add-on' have been included with the Wii in the first place
  • Stop complaining
  • Read up on more Xcode tutorials in sad attempt to actually make a semi-useful program for the platform
  • Get a better handle on object-oriented C
  • Get better handle on GUI based programming
  • Re-watch that homemade Wall-E movie from today's batch of links and revel in the cuteness
  • Insert obligatory awwwwwwwwww here
  • Continue arching and parsing log files for work
  • Note that this entry marks the 777th post of the daily grind
  • Run out and buy lotto tickets

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