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Thursday: August 13, 2009

Daily Grind: Slightly productive

Name: Vin (aka tweaker)
How Vin feels today: Slightly productive @ 1:17:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: Take care of some work projects, prep for this weekend's road trip extravaganza (Phish @ Hartford).

Music Stuck in Head: I Gotta Feeling / Black Eyed Peas
Make it stop. Make it stop. Make it stop. And yes, that annoying Miley Cyrus song from those goddamn Wal-Mart commercials takes second place. Stop that as well.

Stuff to do today:

  • Make small cosmetic changes to GLM
  • Add popular tags call on the right hand side (scroll down)
  • Post new photo to photoblog
  • Burn some CDs for tomorrow's CT road trip
  • Mostly because I don't feel like futzing with an iPod for two hours
  • Bring camera, snap off some photos of Phish lot scene in all it's wook splendor
  • Share said photos with GLM readers

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:17 PM | Tags (8) | changes | dailygrind | glm | hartford | phish | photography | roadtrip | tweaks |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Dell and Nickelodeon team up for 'slime' line of netbooks.Dell and Nickelodeon team up for 'slime' line of netbooks.

In addition to the slime theme, there will also be a SpongeBob Squarepants one as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:41 AM | Tags (7) | dell | kids | netbook | nick | nickelodeon | partnership | slime |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 12, 2009

Microsoft and Nokia partner up for strategic mobile alliance.Microsoft and Nokia partner up for strategic mobile alliance.

The Nokia deal is potentially quite good for Microsoft, but for other reasons than Mobile Office. But, for Microsoft, Mobile Office must be the strategic priority, because the company needs to extend Office desktop software's relevance to the handset and the cloud.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 4:14 PM | Tags (6) | microsoft | nokia | partnership | alliance | mobile | office |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 11, 2009

Netflix has an exclusive partnership with the Xbox 360 according to Microsoft.Netflix has an exclusive partnership with the Xbox 360 according to Microsoft.

Looks like you may not be seeing the same kind of Netflix app on any of those other consoles any time soon.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 2:20 PM | Tags (5) | netflix | microsoft | xbox | consoles | partnership |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 6, 2009

A Star Trek versus Star Wars debate to stir up your geek juices.A Star Trek versus Star Wars debate to stir up your geek juices.

So why should we debate about which is better? Because we’re geeks, and that’s what geeks do! So, in the finest tradition of completely unnecessary geeky arguments, let’s create a preposterous hypothetical situation that requires you to choose between the two.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 7:44 AM | Tags (4) | debate | startrek | starwars | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 38 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Microsoft decides to bring on 400 people over from Yahoo.Microsoft decides to bring on 400 people over from Yahoo.

This little tidbit was part of their recent partnership. Good news for Yahoo employees, I guess.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:35 AM | Tags (6) | yahoo | microsoft | partnership | deal | search | alliance |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 31, 2009

Oxidized lava may hold some clues to understanding the evolution of Earth.Oxidized lava may hold some clues to understanding the evolution of Earth.

The finding firmly establishes that subduction oxidizes the source of magma for arc volcanoes, 'but the long-term consequences for the evolution of Earth remain poorly understood,' commented Marc M. Hirschmann of the University of Minnesota, who was not part of the research team.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 7:29 AM | Tags (5) | lava | science | earth | origins | oxidized |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 29, 2009

Details of new Microsoft Yahoo partnership to be announced in the near future.Details of new Microsoft Yahoo partnership to be announced in the near future.

According to the article, Yahoo keeps it's advertisers but their search engine might be powered by Bing.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:46 AM | Tags (6) | yahoo | microsoft | partnership | search | ads | advertising |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 28, 2009

Transparent aluminum makes the jump from Star Trek to real life.Transparent aluminum makes the jump from Star Trek to real life.

The Oxford team, along with their international colleagues, focused all this power down into a spot with a diameter less than a twentieth of the width of a human hair. At such high intensities the aluminium turned transparent.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 3:35 PM | Tags (6) | aluminum | science | scotty | startrek | transparent | xrays |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Behold! The top ten wonders of Google Earth.Behold! The top ten wonders of Google Earth.

Arizona's Schnepf Farms carves a maze with the outline of a famous person into its 10-acre cornfield each year around Halloween. Larry King, Jay Leno and Steve Nash are among the celebrities who have been recognized in this way.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:42 AM | Tags (5) | discoveries | earth | google | oprah | wonders |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 56 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 27, 2009

Jupiter is Earth's favorite asteroid prevention unit.Jupiter is Earth's favorite asteroid prevention unit.

...Jupiter’s overbearing gravity acts as a gravitational shield deflecting incoming space junk, mainly comets, away from the inner solar system where it could do for us what an asteroid apparently did for the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:54 AM | Tags (6) | asteroid | earth | jupiter | meteor | prevention | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Apple and record labels working collaborating on plan to boost music sales.Apple and record labels working collaborating on plan to boost music sales.

The collaboration apparently has the codename of 'Cocktail' - hence the fruity thumbnail.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:21 AM | Tags (7) | apple | music | partnership | boost | cocktail | sales | itunes |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 24, 2009

Party mode unavailable for some selected Netflix movies on Xbox Live?Party mode unavailable for some selected Netflix movies on Xbox Live?

So far it looks like the service can't be used with Disney and Starz movies. You'll have to MST3K these movies in person.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 12:04 PM | Tags (5) | banned | netflix | party | xbla | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 23, 2009

Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition officially available for iPhone.Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition officially available for iPhone.

The onslaught of Monkey Island can not be stopped! Now just bring Tales over to XBLA and I'm all set.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:48 AM | Tags (6) | adventure | gaming | guybrush | iphone | lucasarts | monkeyisland |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 22, 2009

Sixteen of the worst cartoon theme songs of the eighties.Sixteen of the worst cartoon theme songs of the eighties.

The Gummi Bears theme song was a particular hard melody to shake off.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 7:59 AM | Tags (7) | eighties | saturday | cartoons | morning | worst | themes | tvmunchies |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 57 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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