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Monday: November 14, 2011

Apple pulls the curtain back on iTunes 10.5.1 with iTunes Match.Apple pulls the curtain back on iTunes 10.5.1 with iTunes Match.

Unlike competing cloud storage music services from Amazon and Google, iTunes Match saves a lot of bandwidth and time in your initial synchronization, because Apple can identify which songs in your iTunes library are already available in the iTunes Store. If Apple can positively match a song in your library with any of the 20 million tracks for sale in the iTunes Store, it won’t bother uploading that song; only unmatched songs get uploaded to the cloud.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 12:30 PM | Tags (8) | apple | release | itunes | match | macworld | software | music | cloud |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 3, 2011

The per year pricing plans for Apple's iCloud have surfaced online.The per year pricing plans for Apple's iCloud have surfaced online.

When iCloud launches in the Fall you'll automatically get five gigabytes free. For those of you who need a bit more space Apple is offering ten gigabytes (really fifteen if you count the included free five gigabytes) for twenty dollars. Paying forty bucks a month will get you 25 gigabytes (again, including the free five) and for a hundred even you'll get fifty gigabytes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 2:00 PM | Tags (6) | 9to5mac | apple | gigabytes | icloud | intelligence | pricing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 10, 2010

Apple files and receives trademark usage for iTunes Live.Apple files and receives trademark usage for iTunes Live.

No one is quite sure what this newly trademarked service will actually do. It may refer to iTunes in the cloud for purchasing music online without actually using the iTunes software or perhaps it could be a method for seeing (and purchasing) live concerts as they are performed. Either way, purchasing will probably involved.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:14 AM | Tags (10) | apple | cloud | gizmodo | itunes | live | music | program | purchasing | software | trademark |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 25, 2010

Final Fantasy VII remake still not happening anytime soon.Final Fantasy VII remake still not happening anytime soon.

This information comes direct from director and game designer Tetsuya Nomura. Sorry fans, at least you'll always have Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core, Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberrus, and Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. Oh, and don't forget the numerous action figures as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:26 AM | Tags (8) | square | enix | finalfantasy | cloud | joystiq | remake | nogo | canned |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: January 8, 2010

Palm pulls the curtain back on phones that can create personal wifi hotspots.Palm pulls the curtain back on phones that can create personal wifi hotspots.

Palm says the application will give customers the option of creating a personal Wi-Fi cloud capable of sharing Verizon's 3G network with up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:44 AM | Tags (10) | 3g | cloud | hotspot | interesting | network | palm | personal | technology | verizon | wifi |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 4, 2010

Ten technologies that will somehow manage to rock 2010.Ten technologies that will somehow manage to rock 2010.

This covers all the bases that you've probably heard about somehow. For example, the soon-to-be-released-not-so-fabled-after-all Apple tablet, the perils of net neutrality, the hazy goodness of cloud computing, and mind altering views that you can see with some augmented reality. Woohoo.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:24 AM | Tags (9) | 2010 | apple | cloud | computing | globalthoughtz | netphone | neutrality | tablet | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 20, 2009

The fifty best inventions of 2009 according to TIME.The fifty best inventions of 2009 according to TIME.

Covers everything from tank-bred tuna all the way up to fashion robots.  Looking for the worst inventions of 2009? There's a list for that.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:31 AM | Tags (11) | 2009 | clouds | environment | health | inventions | list | nasa | robots | science | time | tuna |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 74 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 16, 2009

IBM now offering cloud computing services too.IBM now offering cloud computing services too.

IBM, the world's biggest technology services company, has lagged behind younger companies in rolling out cloud services. But it is still early days for the cloud industry, which Gartner Research estimates will ring up sales of about $3.4 billion this year.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 5:34 PM | Tags (7) | billions | cloud | computing | ibm | industry | sales | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 22, 2009

Disney would like you to be able to watch your movies anywhere.Disney would like you to be able to watch your movies anywhere.

Disney's new initiative is called 'Keychest' and you just might be able to have your movies delivered via some nifty cloud-computing concepts. They also hope that the initiative will prolong the relevancy of DVDs and Blu-ray so don't go throwing away all of your discs just yet.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 8:13 AM | Tags (9) | availability | bluray | cloud | computing | devices | disney | dvds | movies | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 2, 2009

IBM now selling discount email service to compete with Google.IBM now selling discount email service to compete with Google.

IBM thinks the timing for its e-mail alternative is ideal, given that Google's service suffered a highly publicized outage that locked out corporate customers for nearly two hours last month.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 8:05 AM | Tags (7) | ibm | google | email | services | discount | competition | cloud |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 29, 2009

Five Zune HD features that Apple should appropriate in the near future.Five Zune HD features that Apple should appropriate in the near future.

CNET makes some great observations on a few key features that the new Zune actually does pretty well. It would be nice to have wireless syncing for my beloved Apple-branded devices.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 1:52 PM | Tags (8) | cnet | zune | features | iphone | apple | ipod | hd | cloud |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 1, 2009

Have a peek at some footage from 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs'.Have a peek at some footage from 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs'.

I remember this being one of my favorite books to read as a kid. Here's to hoping my childhood fondness of said book won't be ruined by this adaptation. Looks like it'll be ok, I mean, can you go wrong with Neil Patrick Harris?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 11:15 AM | Tags (5) | children | cloudy | kids | meatballs | movies |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: June 26, 2009

Ten amazing cloud shapes for you to gawk at.Ten amazing cloud shapes for you to gawk at.

Enjoy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 3:52 PM | Tags (4) | clouds | shapes | science | air |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 66 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 15, 2009

Photo of rare clouds stumps weather watchers, ignites need for new cloud type classification.Photo of rare clouds stumps weather watchers, ignites need for new cloud type classification.

New clouds described from one on-looker as looking like 'Armageddon'. I'm sure science will think of a less fearful name.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 7:48 AM | Tags (3) | clouds | photography | science |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 44 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 18, 2006

My own personal tag cloud.

So if you are an avid reader of del.icio.us or a user of flickr you probably already know what a tag cloud is. If you have no idea what I am talking about here is Wikipedia's brief but accurate description:

'A tag cloud (more traditionally known as a weighted list in the field of visual design) is a visual depiction of content tags used on a website. Often, more frequently used tags are depicted in a larger font or otherwise emphasized, while the displayed order is generally alphabetical.'

I decided to try something slightly different with this definition and apply the tag cloud method to something other than just... well tags. For this experiment, lets take a look my daily grind section, specifically the 'how Vin feels today' field. To those who don't regularly read this section of GeekLikeMe (I don't blame you, I wouldn't read me either), basically, I just jot down how I feel and what I'm up to albeit briefly every week day morning. Not really sure why I do it, but now I can't seem to shake off the habit.

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I have this tendency to repeat myself a lot in that section. To find out just how much I repeat myself new features were introduced. If a particular sentiment came up previously in the database I would link back to it. It was fun to see the similarities between the two days and what else was going on that day. The same concept was applied for 'music stuck in head', not particularly useful on any level but who cares.

Back to the tag cloud, so I was curious to see what specific sentiments I have used the most since I started. The result set (shown below) seems to be a wacky road map of emotions that I have gone through since inception (first daily grind post was on September 8th, 2004).

... About to get snowed on Absent-minded Accomplished Adventurous Aggravated Aloof Alright Ambitious Ambivalent Angry Annoyed Antsy Anxious Apprehensive Approaching normality Asleep Autopilot Awake Awsome Back to work Barely awake Beat up Been better Behind on work Better Better than usual Beyond exhaustion Blah Bland Blue Blugh. Business as usual Busy Caffeinated Carefree Case of the Mondays Change Charged Clumsy Coded out Cold Collected Comedic Comfortable Comical Content Coughing Cranky Crazed Creative Cynical Deaf Decent Depressed Determined Diligent Disconnected Disregardance Doing OK Dorky Down Dumb Edgy Eh Eh. Energetic Energized Excited Exhausted Extreme anxiety Extremely Happy Extremely productive Extremely tired Eyestrained Fairly good Fairly rested Falling asleep Festive Fidgety Fine. Great. Grand. Foggy Forgetful Freezing Frikken cold Frustrated Full of energy Fully sick Geeky Getting sick Giddy Gluttonous Good Good to be home Goof ball Great Groggy Grouch Grump Grumpy Habitual Half awake Hangin in there Hanging in there Happy Hasty Headache Healthy Hell bent Home Sweet Home Humorous Hungry Hyper Immensely tired In coding hell Inattentive Inconclusive Indifferent Influenza Interested Internetless Irritable Irritated Italian! It's Friday Jetlagged Jittery Just fine Kinda tired Laborious Lackadaisical Laid back Laughing fits Lazy Less busy Like I have a cold, dammit Limey Loose Mad Meh Mellow Merry Migraine More influenza More or less awake Motivated Musical Naucious Nausea Nearly depleted Nearly sick Neat-freak Neato Negative Nerdly Nervous Never better Normal Nostalgic Not bad Not pleasant Not rushing Not so good Not too shabby OK Out of gas Out of it Out of shape Overly humid Overly warm Overtired Overworked Pissed off Pleasant Prepared Prepped Pretty good Pretty good thanks for asking Productive Quite good, thanks Quite nervous Rained on Ready to pass out Ready to Travel Refreshed Regretful Relaxed Relieved Remedial Resourceful Rested Running Rushing Satisfied Sick Sickly Silly Slacker Sleep deprived Sleep please. Sleepwalking Sleepy Slight Headache Slightly annoyed Slightly athletic Slightly better Slightly less humorous Slightly medicated and very sleepy Slightly nervous Slightly recharged Slightly tired and more or less dry Sluggish Slushed Smartass Sniffly Snowed on Snowy So so Somewhat awake Sort of fine Spent Splitting headache Spongelike Spunky Standard Still anxious Still asleep Stressed Stressful Stubborn Studious Stuffed Subservient Suprisingly awake Techie Thankful Tired Tired as all hell Twitchy Ughhhhhh Uncomfortable Uncomfortably warm Undercaffeinated Underslept Unenthused Unenthusiastic Unfocused Unintelligible Unmotivated Unpleasant Unpunctual Unrested Unslept Unthrilled Uppity Utterly Relieved Uuuurrrghn Very good Very sleepy Warm Well caffeinated Well rested Well slept Wired Work mode Worn out Yawn Yawning Zombie Zoning out Zzzzz ...

Apparently I get a lot of headaches, but they get countered with days in which I am relaxed. I shall have to look into that. Then again we all have our good days and bad days, I guess.

Posted to Verbose filed in Programming @ 2:58 PM | Tags (2) | tags | cloud |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 0 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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