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Wednesday: October 21, 2009

Daily Grind: Hoarse

Name: Vin (aka house of flu)
How Vin feels today: Hoarse @ 7:04:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: Continue loading up on various vitamins and anti-flu type medicines. Remind self to get flu shot prior to flu season actually starting next year.

Music Stuck in Head: Stomp the House / The Fresh Beat Band
Thank you Nick Jr. Who can I flog for putting this show in the face of my three year old?

Stuff to do today:

  • Apologize for limited posting of weekdaily links, influenza has taken hold of my entire family
  • Be better prepared next season, actually get flu shot
  • Launch various work projects from home
  • Check out some of the latest and greatest gadgets whilst I've been sick
  • That new Apple mouse looks even more ergonomically uncomfortable than the previous version
  • On the other hand, that Barnes and Noble e-reader is quite enticing
  • Note that above product actually requires desire to read publications with more than thirty pages
  • Give up, continue flu detox program

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 8:04 PM | Tags (8) | apology | dailygrind | flu | geeklikeme | limited | postings | shots | weekdaily |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | 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


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


Monday: September 28, 2009

Daily Grind: Calm

Name: Vin (aka shaggy)
How Vin feels today: Calm @ 1:18:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: Enjoy a quiet Monday at the office due to the holiday. Attempt to get a leg up on some upcoming work projects.

Music Stuck in Head: Nothing
...and it's kind of nice actually.

Stuff to do today:

  • Convert some non-compatible iPod movies to compatibile versions with iTunes 9
  • Converting...    converting...   converting...
  • Holy crap, this is taking a long time
  • Twiddle thumbs
  • Start drawing up new DotComic strip for this week
  • Note that season premier of Dexter was pretty good, creepy as always, but pretty good
  • Thank Showtime for showing more than enough of John Lithgow for one week
  • Post-rehab House should be interesting tonight as well
  • Note that overall Fall television programming so far has been pretty entertaining
  • Even Heroes was borderline decent

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:18 PM | Tags (10) | dailygrind | dexter | fall | heroes | house | itunes | lineup | shows | showtime | television |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 25, 2009

Daily Grind: Great

Name: Vin (aka alt nothing)
How Vin feels today: Great @ 1:58:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: Finish up remaining work tasks and attempt to enjoy a nice Fall weekend.

Music Stuck in Head: Lounge Act / Nirvana
It's an alternative kind of day so far.

Stuff to do today:

  • Replay Brutal Legend demo for Xbox 360
  • Yea, it was that good
  • ...and it was just a demo
  • Pre-order full game when Rocktober comes along
  • Pat self on back for actually posting a dailygrind every day this week
  • Reward self with cookie

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:58 PM | Tags (6) | brutallegend | dailygrind | demo | videogames | weekend | work |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 24, 2009

Daily Grind: Relaxed

Name: Vin (aka jim lookalike)
How Vin feels today: Relaxed @ 2:16:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: Breathe easier now that meetings went semi-well this morning. Make time for a haircut this weekend so people can stop saying I look like Jim from The Office (keep the smug attitude in check though).

Music Stuck in Head: Yesterday / Guns n' Roses
Take a stroll down memory lane and watch the video on YouTube. I remember someone telling me that they used a stand-in for Slash at the time. You be the judge.

Stuff to do today:

  • Stop making baseless accusations about Slash's appearance in certain GnR videos
  • Dig up old tapes of college band playing a calypso version of Sweet Child of Mine
  • On second thought, keep tapes buried and hope they are never found again
  • Note that this may be the first week in a long time where a daily grind entry has been posted every day for the span of the week
  • But the week ain't over yet

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:16 PM | Tags (5) | dailygrind | glm | meetings | music | work |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 23, 2009

Daily Grind: Frenzied

Name: Vin (aka stopgap)
How Vin feels today: Frenzied @ 1:34:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: Continue coding furiously to hit tomorrow's work deadline for meeting.

Music Stuck in Head: Blood / Pearl Jam
I should probably read up some more on proper work/music techniques from today's batch of links.

Stuff to do today:

  • Code code code code code
  • Take lunch
  • Hey, this instant mac and cheese wasn't as bad as initially thought
  • Code code code code code
  • Drink coffee
  • Try to make good on yesterday's todo item of posting new photo to photoblog

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:34 PM | Tags (4) | dailygrind | work | busy | frenzied |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 0 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 22, 2009

Daily Grind: Frenetic

Name: Vin (aka refresher)
How Vin feels today: Frenetic @ 2:40:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: So much work to do and only so much time to do it in. Although, it would probably help if I didn't volunteer unnecessary work for myself. Note to self: stop talking.

Music Stuck in Head: Bring Back the News / God Street Wine
This helps.

Stuff to do today:

  • Continue plugging away at overdue work projects
  • Attempt to post new photo to photoblog before the day is out
  • Thank Alpha for showing me the Internet phenomenon that is longcat
  • ...whats that you say? You don't know what that is?
  • Longcat is well, loooooooooooooooong
  • Get back to work

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:40 PM | Tags (7) | dailygrind | geeklikeme | glm | longcat | interwebs | work | projects |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 21, 2009

Daily Grind: Determined

Name: Vin (aka flummox the lummox)
How Vin feels today: Determined @ 10:05:00 AM
What Vin really wants today: Knock out some looming work projects and other small web-related tasks that I want off my plate as soon as possible.

Music Stuck in Head: Yellow Submarine / The Beatles
I've been playing a lot of Beatles: Rock Band lately.

Stuff to do today:

  • Continue coding furiously to hit upcoming work deadline
  • When not coding attempt to mockup a new DotComic
  • Yes, I'm still attempting to add new entries to that section
  • Note that Beatles: Rock Band is a lot of fun - although kind of short
  • 45 songs? That's it? Where is Day in the Life or HELP?
  • The answer will be revealed in DLC format
  • Continue messing around with Snow Leopard
  • (which also happens to be the but of the soon-to-be-penned DotComic entry)

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 11:05 AM | Tags (7) | dailygrind | beatles | videogames | rockband | gaming | yellow | submarine |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


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