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Wednesday: September 16, 2009

Yes, computer glitches can in fact make for some interesting art.Yes, computer glitches can in fact make for some interesting art.

Take a picture the next time your beloved computer crashes into oblivion. You might just be making art.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 8:37 AM | Tags (5) | art | artsy | computer | glitch | popsci |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 14, 2009

FTC orders Sears and Kmart to stop unathorized spyware activities.FTC orders Sears and Kmart to stop unathorized spyware activities.

...Sears and its data collection partner would have access to the 'contents of shopping carts, online bank statements, drug prescription records, video rental records, library borrowing histories, and the sender, recipient, subject, and size for web-based e-mails,' said the FTC.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:44 AM | Tags (6) | sears | kmart | spyware | security | tracking | research |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


LucasArts pulls the curtain back on new puzzle game.LucasArts pulls the curtain back on new puzzle game.

An interesting looking puzzle/platformer coming to XBLA and PC this October. Have a look at some gameplay footage that was recently posted. It's so nice to see LucasArts churning out games that are not entirely Star Wars related.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:38 AM | Tags (7) | gaming | lucasarts | pc | platformer | puzzle | videogames | xbla |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 11, 2009

Twenty odd musical instruments that you can actually play online.Twenty odd musical instruments that you can actually play online.

A neat gallery of playable instruments (must have Adobe Flash to actually play instruments) by inventor Harry Partch. According to Wikipedia, Partch invented and constructed instruments that could underscore the intoning voice.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 3:34 PM | Tags (7) | harrypartch | instruments | inventor | music | odd | online | performance |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 58 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 10, 2009

Google would really like to start receiving micropayments from you for select content.Google would really like to start receiving micropayments from you for select content.

The system could allow consumers to buy a package subscription to several publications and then pay for other stories on an a la carte basis.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 4:04 PM | Tags (9) | alacarte | checkout | google | micropayments | news | packages | publications | service | subscriptions |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Photoblog: Ink Blots
Ink Blots

An artsy macro shot captured whilst splatter painting with the kids. Sure, the end result is a little dark and depressing but it's a nice contrast compared to the fun we were actually having throwing paint everywhere.

Location:

Eastchester, New York

Posted to Photoblog filed in Artsy @ 3:06 PM | Tags (7) | photos | photography | macro | ink | blot | blots | artsy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 1, 2009

Seven iconic characters that managed to be saved from the cutting room floor.Seven iconic characters that managed to be saved from the cutting room floor.

Turns out there was a very brief moment when the original Star Trek series might not have had a Spock.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 8:07 AM | Tags (7) | characters | cracked | cuttingroom | floor | icons | spock | startrek |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 32 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 27, 2009

Photoblog: Loch Ness Gorilla
Loch Ness Gorilla

Weird shot I picked up after bringing in the kid's zoo toys after some rain. And yes, that would be a gorilla. But on another note, who decided that gorillas have bright green eyes? Shame on you, Bronx Zoo Gift Shop.

Location:

Eastchester, New York

Posted to Photoblog filed in Silly @ 3:29 PM | Tags (8) | artsy | gorilla | macro | photoblog | photography | photos | toys | wet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 26, 2009

A list of the top ten geekiest constructed languages just for you. Kapla!A list of the top ten geekiest constructed languages just for you. Kapla!

I never knew that a Klingon version of Google actually existed until this very moment.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 1:38 PM | Tags (8) | geeky | klingon | languages | nerdy | startrek | wired | wired | worf |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 25, 2009

Wikipedia decides to put some security checks in place for edits on living people.Wikipedia decides to put some security checks in place for edits on living people.

It's intended to provide some additional 'protection' and to 'prevent vandals' from messing with living-person articles, Walsh said. Until approved by the volunteer editor, any changes to such articles will sit invisible to the public on Wikipedia's servers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 9:03 AM | Tags (6) | security | safeguards | wikipedia | edits | living | articles |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Swapping out partners through the swapping eye of Photoshop.Swapping out partners through the swapping eye of Photoshop.

Good partners go together like peanut butter and jelly. From Laurel and Hardy to Batman and Robin, certain pairings just seem inseparable. But over time, nerves fray, and occasionally people need time apart.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 8:54 AM | Tags (6) | worth1000 | photoshop | swap | partnerts | manipulation | fun |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 24, 2009

Ten of the most underrated cartoons of all time.Ten of the most underrated cartoons of all time.

Ah, the days of Danger Mouse. Batman Beyond (also on the list) was a pretty awesome (and suprisingly bad-ass) series as well. Those looking for a nostalgic dose of it should check out the movie, Return of the Joker.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 11:35 AM | Tags (4) | cartoons | fun | television | undderated |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 73 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 20, 2009

A list of concerts with highest numbers for record attendance just for you.A list of concerts with highest numbers for record attendance just for you.

3.5 million people in one place? Way to go, Rod Stewart.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 10:04 AM | Tags (5) | music | rodstewart | concert | attendance | worldrecords |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

Star Tours ride over at Disney World might be getting a giant overhaul.Star Tours ride over at Disney World might be getting a giant overhaul.

I've heard rumblings that said revamp will have multiple variations. Riders will get a different experience every time. About bloody time since the ride hasn't been updated since oh, 1987.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 7:57 PM | Tags (7) | attraction | disney | overhaul | ride | startours | starwars | themepark |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thirteen of the coolest Mona Lisa parodies and recreations you'll see today.Thirteen of the coolest Mona Lisa parodies and recreations you'll see today.

I'm sure Leonardo da Vinci would approve.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 10:27 AM | Tags (4) | monalisa | artsy | fun | recreation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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