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Monday: March 1, 2010

Rare Nintendo title finds owner on eBay for a mere $43,300.Rare Nintendo title finds owner on eBay for a mere $43,300.

The video game in question turned out to be 'Family Fun Stadium Events' for Nintendo's original entertainment system way back when. You would have also needed Nintendo's Power Pad to complete the overall gaming experience.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:37 AM | Tags (9) | auction | ebay | fitness | gaming | nintendo | powerpad | rare | register | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 22, 2010

Yes, you too can own a piece of the Fifth Avenue Apple Store's staircase on eBay.Yes, you too can own a piece of the Fifth Avenue Apple Store's staircase on eBay.

This broken glass stair will set you back just $2,500 (if you use the BUY IT NOW option on eBay's website) otherwise you are left to toil with the other bidders - of which there are none at the time of posting this.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:07 AM | Tags (6) | gizmodo | ebay | store | silly | ownership | broken |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 23, 2009

An original Apple-I computer will set you back just fifty grand.An original Apple-I computer will set you back just fifty grand.

By today's standards it looks downright primitive. But Jesse Sackman knows it's also a collectors item and he wants $50,000 for his model on eBay. 'It's a museum piece and in demand all over the world,' said Sackman.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:09 AM | Tags (7) | apple | vintage | ebay | museum | collectors | item | computer |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 33 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 2, 2009

First official brick and mortar eBay store coming to New York City this holiday season.First official brick and mortar eBay store coming to New York City this holiday season.

To celebrate the opening, eBay is hosting cocktail parties on Nov. 19 and Black Friday (notoriously one of the best days of the year for retailers). To further boost the shopping fervor, limited numbers  of “daily deal” items will be given to the first 100 shoppers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 3:24 PM | Tags (11) | auctions | auctions | blackfriday | brick | ebay | giveaways | holidays | items | mortar | shopping | store |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 16, 2009

A handy tutorial on how to make your very own fisheye lens.A handy tutorial on how to make your very own fisheye lens.

Another title for this tutorial would have been 'a guide to recycling broken SLR lenses for use with your digicam' (not that there's anything wrong with that). Now excuse me while I scour eBay for a box of broken SLR lenses.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:38 AM | Tags (9) | artsy. tutorial | ebay | fisheye | instructables | lens | lenses | photography | photos | slr |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 1, 2009

Skype to be sold off to private investors thanks to eBay.Skype to be sold off to private investors thanks to eBay.

Andreessen Horowitz, a new venture capital firm headed by the Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen, is likely to be among the investors in the group, the paper cited the people as saying.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:32 AM | Tags (6) | skype | ebay | venture | investors | netscape | sold |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 24, 2009

Yar, smooth sailing for Pirate Bay purchase may be nary long way off the port bow.Yar, smooth sailing for Pirate Bay purchase may be nary long way off the port bow.

Mr Pandeya said the unusual nature of The Pirate Bay did not sit comfortably with some Swedish bankers. 'You are not supposed to buy an illegal site,' he said. 'This is out-of-the-box thinking.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 3:42 PM | Tags (5) | downloads | piratebay | sale | torrents | trackers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 12, 2009

Daily Grind: Snarky

Name: Vin (aka complaint bot 5000)
How Vin feels today: Snarky @ 3:01:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: To use the word 'snarky' in a sentence multiple times throughout the day.

Music Stuck in Head: World Map 1 / Super Mario Brother 3
After viewing this, you'll have it stuck in your head too.

Stuff to do today:

  • Go home, install recently purchased old-school Airport card from eBay
  • Note awesomeness of quick turnaround time from purchase to actual arrival
  • Pray the damn thing actually works

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 4:01 PM | Tags (4) | airport | ebay | mac | imac |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 11, 2009

Daily Grind: Unmotivated

Name: Vin (aka bob)
How Vin feels today: Unmotivated @ 1:17:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: Continue pouring over code and new algorithms for work-related stuff. Find someone who has spare motivation to lend.

Music Stuck in Head: Rock n' Roll / Velvet Underground
It was alright.

Stuff to do today:

  • Continue to wait patiently for recent eBay purchase (see yesterday's Daily Grind post)
  • Continue researching options for new family car purchase
  • Continue riding current family car into the ground
  • Continue working on new updates to GLM (some big, some small)
  • Stop starting every todo item with the word continue

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:17 PM | Tags (5) | airport | apple | cars | ebay | shopping |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 24, 2009

PayPal would like you to know that they will eventually be bigger than eBay.PayPal would like you to know that they will eventually be bigger than eBay.

Oh by the way, eBay is coming out with something called 'eBay Bucks' in the near future.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:29 AM | Tags (4) | auctions | competition | ebay | paypal |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 30, 2009

Swedish software firm looking to turn Pirate Bay into legal content provider.Swedish software firm looking to turn Pirate Bay into legal content provider.

'We would like to introduce models which entail that content providers and copyright owners get paid for content that is downloaded via the site,' said Global Gaming Chief Executive Hans Pandeya in a statement.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:35 AM | Tags (7) | copyright | industry | legit | movies | music | piracy | piratebay |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: June 26, 2009

Looks like the Pirate Bay won't be getting a retrial anytime soon.Looks like the Pirate Bay won't be getting a retrial anytime soon.

In denying the appeal, the court conceded that Judge Norstrom should have declared from the outset he was a member of the copyright groups, according to reports.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 2:01 PM | Tags (5) | appeal | piracy | piratebay | software | trial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 15, 2009

This limited edition gold Nintendo cartridge can be yours for just $25,000.This limited edition gold Nintendo cartridge can be yours for just $25,000.

Hey, look - free shipping!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:43 PM | Tags (5) | nintendo | gold | limited | ebay | cartridge |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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