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Tuesday: November 8, 2011

Daily Grind: Ebullient

Name: Anthony (aka Alpha to an Ant)
How Anthony feels today: Ebullient @ 3:31:44 PM
What Anthony really wants today: To go to sleep as its after 11pm where I am right now. Can I say what I want for tomorrow?

Music Stuck in Head: Jeremy Enigk - Been Here Before
Its the lead singer of Sunny Day Real Estate doing solo work where he plays almost every instrument himself, composes everything... Its beautiful stuff. This guy is a hero of mine

Stuff to do today:

  • play around with base64 encoded images
  • prove that sprites are still more efficient than base64 from a page performnace perspective
  • avoid meetings in NY office because I am 7 hours ahead
  • Joke that i living in the future to my friends in NY
  • Learn more about Microformats and create a plan to implement some updates to current ones on our websites
  • Eat dinner with great friends in Romania
  • Help my best friend Vin test the new GLM multi user system
  • Post this as a test
  • Go to sleep

Posted to Daily Grind filed in Life @ 4:31 PM | Tags (6) | base64 | css sprites | food | microformats | romania | sleep |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Anthony


Tuesday: July 26, 2011

McDonald's takes a stab at making Happy Meals a healthier option.McDonald's takes a stab at making Happy Meals a healthier option.

And just how will McDonald's pull off this healthy task you ask? By shrinking the size of the french fries portion that comes with the meal, of course. And believe it or not, the fast food chain even toyed with removing french fries all together from Happy Meals. According to the LA Times, families in this test group rebelled (non-violently) against this idea. Take that, healthly diet!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Food @ 2:47 PM | Tags (8) | happymeal | mcdonalds | latimes | healthy | fries | calories | food | diet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 11, 2011

Thirteen of the world's greenest restaurants for you green foodie enthusiasts out there.Thirteen of the world's greenest restaurants for you green foodie enthusiasts out there.

Leaving this here for those of you looking for some travel inspiration and/or food for thought (if any of these joints happen to be in your neighborhood). Unfortunatly the closest one to my neighborhood happens to be a couple states away over in Nebraska. Although if I had my way I'd probably pay a vist to the solar-powered Burger King for giggles.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 9:33 AM | Tags (9) | burgerking | eats | eco-friendly | foods | greenest | restaurants | solar | travel | webecoist |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 17, 2010

Apple beats out Whole Foods and Nordstrom for best shopper experience title.Apple beats out Whole Foods and Nordstrom for best shopper experience title.

Factors that contribute to a good shopping experience, according to the survey, include having customer-centric store design, maintaining shopper history data, creating ambiance, and carrying and displaying a well-organized, 'rationalized' product assortment.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:00 AM | Tags (14) | ambiance | apple | ars | assortment | design | experience | history | nordstrom | product | shopper | store | survey | technica | wholefoods |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 11, 2010

Experts figure out that eating more nuts is key to lowering your cholesterol.Experts figure out that eating more nuts is key to lowering your cholesterol.

It is not yet clear why nuts have this effect, although one suggestion is that it is down to the plant sterols they contain, which are thought to interfere with cholesterol absorption. Lead researcher Joan Sabate said increasing nut consumption as part of a healthy diet should be recommended.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Health @ 9:56 AM | Tags (8) | health | nuts | cholesterol | bbc | absorption | sterols | food | eats |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: April 9, 2010

Always wondered what America's top fifty franchises are? Wonder no more.Always wondered what America's top fifty franchises are? Wonder no more.

Wow, look at all those orange slices. If you're thinking that McDonald's is the top American franchise, your close - but try again. I'll give you a hint: their best-selling product rhymes with Shmurpee.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:39 AM | Tags (10) | america | auto | beverage | fifty | food | franchises | hospitality | services | slurpee | top |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 45 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 6, 2010

Edible architecture through the delicious eye of Photoshop.Edible architecture through the delicious eye of Photoshop.

Yet another quality Photoshop contest from the folks at Worth1000.com. Be warned, viewing some of the submissions in this post may cause hunger pangs and/or a strange desire to go play Candyland. Now exit my burger hole.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 6:50 AM | Tags (8) | architecture | contest | edible | food | manipulation | photoshop | theme | worth1000 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 67 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 2, 2010

A  handy tutorial on how to make your very own homemade Orangina-type beverage.A handy tutorial on how to make your very own homemade Orangina-type beverage.

Your homemade beverage of choice doesn't neccesarily have to be of the orange variety. The tutorial also encourages experimentation with other fruit juices, if you're into that sort of thing.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:51 AM | Tags (8) | food | beverage | orangina | wikihow | tutorial | soda | co2 | howto |  | Discuss (2) |  | facebook | twitter | 90 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 1, 2010

Always wondered what it would be like to make sushi in space?Always wondered what it would be like to make sushi in space?

There is a pretty funny video/interview embedded over on the opposite side of the click. The sushi prep actually starts at about one minute in. Mark this as one small step for man and one giant leap for sushi-kind. Bon appétit.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 10:06 AM | Tags (9) | astronaut | chef | first | food | iis | popsci | space | sushi | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 24, 2010

A handy tutorial on how to actually cook something in your dishwasher.A handy tutorial on how to actually cook something in your dishwasher.

So what's for dinner tonight you ask? Why dishwasher chicken of course! Tutorial also mentions that this method works great for dishwater hot dogs or dishwater vegetables. It's delicious!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:53 AM | Tags (5) | tutorial | food | lifehacker | dishwasher | soapy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 8, 2010

Heinz pulls the curtain back on brand new ketchup packet design. Behold!Heinz pulls the curtain back on brand new ketchup packet design. Behold!

Say goodbye to those hard to open splatter-prone ketchup packets. Say hello to the totally redesigned peel-back-BBQ-sauce-like-dipping-style design. Wait, it took them this long to figure this one out?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 6:28 AM | Tags (8) | ketchup | packets | design | food | fast | sauce | bbq | tomatoes |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 40 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 4, 2010

Fifty brain facts that you may not have previously known about.Fifty brain facts that you may not have previously known about.

One study looked at students in New York and showed that those who ate lunches that did not include artificial flavors, preservatives, and dyes did 14% better on IQ tests than the students who ate lunches with these additives.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:00 AM | Tags (9) | brain | facts | educatotion | additives | food | nutrition | bilingual | development | learning |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 61 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 19, 2010

A handy tutorial on how to make your very own edible chocolate play doh.A handy tutorial on how to make your very own edible chocolate play doh.

Now you too can have all of the fun of regular play doh with the added bonus of it being edible and delicious. Also, those of you who experimented with the nutritional content of storebought Play Doh in the past will probably appreciate this tutorial.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:24 AM | Tags (9) | chocolate | clay | edible | food | instructables | mold | play | playdoh | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 42 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 11, 2010

Nine of the most terrifying attempts to improve popular foods.Nine of the most terrifying attempts to improve popular foods.

Covers everything from spray-able pancake batter and carbonated yogurt all the way over to colored ketchup and edible plates (Ritz crackers are a quick substitute for this as well - thank you Mitch Hedberg). So, who's hungry?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 6:52 AM | Tags (7) | cracked | foods | funny | popular | products | strange | terrifying |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 57 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: January 8, 2010

A collection of the world's strangest movie theater snacks for you to gawk at.A collection of the world's strangest movie theater snacks for you to gawk at.

Article covers a wide variety of assorted snacks that you may not have previously known about or even wanted to know about. Also, did you know that the Dutch have the highest per capita licorice consumption in the world?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Food @ 3:48 PM | Tags (11) | t+l | food | snacks | movies | strange | gawk | collection | travel | sugar | salty | weird |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 42 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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