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Thursday: April 15, 2010

Daily Grind: Caffeinated

Name: Vin (aka hyper-hypo)
How Vin feels today: Caffeinated @ 12:51:25 PM
What Vin really wants today: To remind self the next time I order a medium coffee at the local coffee shop that its quite large rather than medium. Enjoy unnecessary caffeine boost, attempt to post additional links to make up for yesterday.

Music Stuck in Head: Big Bang Baby / Stone Temple Pilots
Any song that mentions Orange Crush in the lyrics is OK in my book. And by book I really mean magazine. And by magazine I really mean pamphlet. And by pamphlet I mean - whatever, the list is short.

Stuff to do today:

  • Go to Apple Cube over on Fifth Ave
  • Remark that overall feeling and general consensus of the iPad was... underwhelming
  • ...its kinda heavy for everyday use - especially as an e-reader
  • ...typing on the device is not exactly a joy either
  • Interface was pretty neat but if you have an iPhone you've been there
  • On the other hand, that newly updated MacBook Pro is quite awesome
  • ...and freakin' fast (even the base Intel i5 model screams)
  • Save money for next major purchase

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Wednesday: March 24, 2010

Daily Grind: Picky

Name: Vin (aka mr. critical)
How Vin feels today: Picky @ 3:08:46 PM
What Vin really wants today: Continue nit-picking at certain designs and also learning all about the wonders of objective-c coupled with Cocoa Touch as I attempt to publish some kind of iPhone app... hopefully this year.

Music Stuck in Head: Imogene / God Street Wine
The trend continues yet again. Also doesn't help that I'm building an archival site centered around the very same musical group at the very same time.

Stuff to do today:

  • See if that Tron DVD has finally arrived from Netflix
  • Proceed to introduce said Tron movie to other half who has never actually seen it
  • Brace self for nerdy onslaughts
  • Find more time to play Final Fantasy XIII
  • My take so far? Quite boring
  • ...and this review sums it up quite perfectly
  • Find more time to continue plugging away at iPhone app
  • Find more time to continue that other archive-based project
  • Find more time in general

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 4:08 PM | Tags (7) | app | dailygrind | geeklikeme | glm | gsw | iphone | publish |  | Discuss (2) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin

Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Daily Grind: Nerdy

Name: Vin (aka levelup+1)
How Vin feels today: Nerdy @ 2:55:41 PM
What Vin really wants today: Finish up remaining work tasks and attempt to get some time in playing a certain RPG video game that sounds vaguely similar to 'Shminal Shmantasy' at some point this evening. Insert traditional battle victory theme here.

Music Stuck in Head: Call it Love / God Street Wine
Continuing the celebration of the recently announced GSW reunion. You can have a listen to this rare jazzy track over on

Stuff to do today:

  • Purchase Final Fantasy XIII from semi-local NYC area Best Buy
  • Semi-local = four subway stops from work location (meh)
  • Ignore reviews complaining about PS3 versus Xbox 360 quality
  • Finally post new photo to photoblog

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Monday: March 8, 2010

Daily Grind: Fantastic

Name: Vin (aka hat tipper)
How Vin feels today: Fantastic @ 2:11:12 PM
What Vin really wants today: To continue absorption of certain programming material for a certain mobile platform in a certain amount of uncertain time.

Music Stuck in Head: Electrocute / God Street Wine
Mostly in honor of the recent God Street Wine reunion announcement that was just recently posted. Must. Contain. Excitement. Link here for those interested.

Stuff to do today:

  • Continue containing excitement
  • Attempt to purchase tickets to said reunion shows first
  • Seems like it's a good week to be a fan of jambands past and present
  • And by 'present' meaning this little Phish link that popped up this week
  • Attend movie in full-on Avatar costume for giggles (since it will most likely be in 3D and all)
  • Ben Stiller FTW - abandon previous to-do item 
  • Get back to iPhone development

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:11 PM | Tags (13) | avatar | benstiller | dailygrind | geeklikeme | glm | godstreetwine | gsw | iphone | jambands | music | newyorkcity | nyc | phish |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin

Thursday: March 4, 2010

Daily Grind: Crazed

Name: Vin (aka robot on the rampage)
How Vin feels today: Crazed @ 2:57:12 PM
What Vin really wants today: To note disappointment in lame attempt to get back on track with consistent daily grind posts. No sleep and no sleep makes Vincent something something.

Music Stuck in Head: Cheap Utah Blues / God Street Wine
This absolutely made my day yesterday. I discovered a page on that had rare and unreleased tracks from one my favorite (and for the most part generally unknown) bands. Here is a link to said tracks for those who care.

Stuff to do today:

  • Research more methods on how to obtain sleep whilst parenting a child that does not like to sleep
  • Commit to aggresive napping during strategic parts of the day
  • Strategy is dumb and may lead to eventual work dismissal
  • Continue researching new methods of data capture via strategically placed web tracking bus
  • Translation: reverse engineer Google Analytics code snippet for fun
  • More sleep is required to pull this one off

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Monday: March 1, 2010

Daily Grind: Motivated

Name: Vin (aka springy)
How Vin feels today: Motivated @ 8:55:44 AM
What Vin really wants today: To welcome everyone back into the world of daily grind posting after taking an entire month and a half off. What can I say, it's been a crazy past 45-50 days or so.

Music Stuck in Head: New York City Traffic
Recently I've taken a break from listening to music on my morning commute into the city. These days I'm all about playing Scramble (free app) on the good old iPhone. Passes the time quite nicely.

Stuff to do today:

  • Attempt to post new photo to photoblog at some point today
  • Continue achievement hunting through Ghostbusters: The Video Game for Xbox 360
  • Some of these achievements are just ridiculous
  • Mini review of game: mildly enjoyable, lots of wasted potential, flat voice acting (looking at you Bill Murray)
  • Find time to watch Termination: Salvation
  • Mini review of movie: wasn't all that bad, quite predictable but not overly terrible

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Monday: January 11, 2010

Daily Grind: Twitchy

Name: Vin (aka shakey mctwitchy)
How Vin feels today: Twitchy @ 1:38:25 PM
What Vin really wants today: More sleep. Also, more coffee but without the twitchy side effects. Attempt to lessen coffee intake as day progresses.

Music Stuck in Head: Night Moves / Bog Seager
Disturbing yet fitting all at the same time.

Stuff to do today:

  • Launch a whole bunch of updates for work related tasks/projects/favors/requests
  • Fix several stupid mistakes made due to lack of sleep
  • Pat self on back for being smart enough to make backups first
  • Yawn
  • Prep house for ensuing pipework with chances of dirt/dust clouds that will begin shortly
  • ...all of which should be just great for the sinuses
  • Buy masks for family

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:38 PM | Tags (9) | glm | dailygrind | sql | work | programming | fixes | mask | dust | work |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 0 Clicks | Posted by Vin

Thursday: January 7, 2010

Daily Grind: Efficient

Name: Vin (aka jimmy three-teeth)
How Vin feels today: Efficient @ 3:10:25 PM
What Vin really wants today: Give myself a round of applause for writing various scripts that condensed a boatload of work into a smaller buoy-sized amount of work.

Music Stuck in Head: The Entertainer / Billy Joel
Mostly because the synth effect in the intro and outro of the song. Reminds me of Saturday morning cartoons every time.

Stuff to do today:

  • Read up on all the happenings from CES over in Las Vegas
  • Watch the Microsoft Keynote
  • Boy, was that ever boring
  • Find something more entertaining
  • This YouTube video will suffice for now
  • Wow, it's even got Reversi

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Tuesday: January 5, 2010

Daily Grind: Semi-productive

Name: Vin (aka workhorse)
How Vin feels today: Semiproductive @ 2:06:48 PM
What Vin really wants today: To be fully productive as opposed to just semi-productive which in turn would be quite swell but alas, I am only semi-productive today. Meh, I blame the cold medicine.

Music Stuck in Head: Harpua / Phish
Yes, you too can enjoy a little Harpua on YouTube to make the day pass along just a wee bit quicker.

Stuff to do today:

  • Drag big clunky non-flatscreen television to curb this evening
  • Call town to alert them of bulbous trash offering
  • Prep dank basement for inspection
  • Clear cobwebs and various giant insects
  • Move on to topics with less dank, insects and cobwebs
  • Hey look, Google's brand new Nexus One phone has been released today
  • I'll stick with the iPhone thanks
  • Read up on some more Apple tablet rumors
  • Stop making giddy noises

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:06 PM | Tags (7) | dailygrind | glm | google | harpua | nexus | phish | phone |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin

Monday: January 4, 2010

Daily Grind: Congested

Name: Vin (aka sinus doom)
How Vin feels today: Congested @ 12:58:11 PM
What Vin really wants today: Buy some kind of pill-type medicine, most likely a pill and most likely medicine, to get rid of this annoying sinus headache that has been plaguing me for the past three days. Seriously, go away.

Music Stuck in Head: Season of the Witch / Donovan
Stating the original artist above but I'm a bigger fan of Al Kooper's interpretation of the tune.

Stuff to do today:

  • Figure out why my PC decided to stop running certain scheduled tasks
  • Reboot, all better
  • Find better explanation when time allows
  • Watch Phish's NYE gag one more time on Vimeo
  • A little kooky but fun nonetheless
  • Try and get some more time in playing Brutal Legend
  • Note that I am not a fan of the RTS elements but I will soldier on
  • Zero Puntucation's review is pretty much spot on
  • Oh, and Transformers 2 was horrible

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Wednesday: December 30, 2009

Daily Grind: Gross

Name: Vin (aka lozenge boy)
How Vin feels today: Gross @ 1:12:09 PM
What Vin really wants today: To go home and not breath on anything that happens to be a living thing. Seriously, enough with this cold/flu crap.

Music Stuck in Head: Panama / Van Halen
I'm confused. Is this tune about a girl or a car? Or both? What does any of that have to do with Panama? Upon closer analysis, the song is actually about a car. Thank you Wikipedia.

Stuff to do today:

  • Take more DayQuil
  • Break down and download Dragon's Lair app for iPhone
  • Downloaded
  • This is really quite a nostalgic journey back to the arcade
  • Here's a video showing off most of Dirk's many demises on YouTube
  • Find a copy of Mad Dog McRee next

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:12 PM | Tags (11) | dailygrind | glm | vanhalen | panama | gaming | videogames | arcade | iphone | dragonslair | dirk | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin

Tuesday: December 29, 2009

Daily Grind: Attractive

Name: Vin (aka influenza attractor)
How Vin feels today: Attractive @ 2:20:57 PM
What Vin really wants today: Yes, in between the times that I'm not coughing, wheezing, sneezing, and/or blowing mucus-infested nostrils I actually feel quite charming. Roar.

Music Stuck in Head: Let's Get It On / Marvin Gaye
Aww yea. Hold these dirty tissues and let's toast some NyQuil together. Or not.

Stuff to do today:

  • Cough, sniffle, cough
  • Finish up watching seventy minute Star Wars video review
  • What video review you ask? This one. You'll either love it instantly or instantly hate it
  • Snort, wheeze, sniffle
  • Also finish watching new episode of TWID
  • Elephant noise, cough, higaga
  • Finish up work, go home and sleep

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Monday: December 28, 2009

Daily Grind: Slightly bored

Name: Vin (aka caulking madman)
How Vin feels today: Slightly bored @ 2:50:46 PM
What Vin really wants today: Go home right after slow workday finishes up and caulk things that don't necessarily need to be caulked because I want to label myself as a 'handy homeowner'. Also because my back patio door leaks when it rains (no, that's not code for something else).

Music Stuck in Head: Stuck in the Middle With You / Stealers Wheel
I always thought this was a Dylan tune until I just looked it up on Wikipedia. Wow, Stealers Wheel? Really?

Stuff to do today:

  • Buy more caulk
  • Start making New Year's resolutions for myself
  • Make resolution to get back on track with daily grind posting
  • ...starting today
  • Its always good to start resolutions early
  • Although it's a short a week so this little item may not kick off appropriately
  • Try really hard
  • Thank MacInquirer for rekindling my inspiration for making a new DotComic in the near future
  • Also thank them for carefully reading the about page of GLM

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:50 PM | Tags (6) | about | dailygrind | dotcomic | glm | newyears | resolutions |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin

Wednesday: December 9, 2009

Daily Grind: Grumpy

Name: Vin (aka nitpicker)
How Vin feels today: Grumpy @ 2:53:50 PM
What Vin really wants today: To stop agonizing over Photoshop mockups for work and over-analyzing pixel placement. Yes, I'm a little thorough.

Music Stuck in Head: L.A. Woman / The Doors
Mostly because I love shouting gibberish whilst doing a poor Jim Morrison impression. It's comedy gold.

Stuff to do today:

  • Download finale for Tales of Monkey Island
  • Find time to play said finale
  • Attempt to get more holiday shopping done
  • Continue threats of embroidered Snuggie blanket for other half
  • Find potentially worse gift than that of the Snuggie
  • Look around for litter of robotic hamsters

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Monday: December 7, 2009

Daily Grind: Slightly grouchy

Name: Vin (aka wet blanket)
How Vin feels today: Slightly grouchy @ 2:28:30 PM
What Vin really wants today: Get back in the swing of things from being off last week (took a vacation - sorry for the lack of notice or posting).

Music Stuck in Head: Christmas Music
It's everywhere.

Stuff to do today:

  • Get some additional holiday shopping / decorating in order before holidays actually arrive
  • Try not to break neck this year installing lights in trees surrounding house
  • Opt for alternative low-altitude holiday decorations
  • Get siked up for season finale of Tales of Monkey Island
  • ...of which arrives tomorrow online
  • Continue catching up on work, make time for games later

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:28 PM | Tags (6) | dailygrind | glm | grouchy | holidays | christmas | shopping |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin

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