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Thursday: December 13, 2012

Nirvana reunion song to be part of soundtrack to Dave Grohl's directorial debut film.Nirvana reunion song to be part of soundtrack to Dave Grohl's directorial debut film.

The song you heard last night at the 12/12/12 concert (if you stayed up late enough) was titled 'Cut Me Some Slack'.  This song is the result of the Nirvana reunion / Paul McCartney mashup and it will serve as part of the soundtrack to Sound City. Sound City ity is a film that Dave Grohl directed. It's a documentary chronicling the history of the Sound City recording studio over in Van Nuys, California. It has a notable history with some of the most legendary artists in music history laying down tracks there.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 8:05 AM | Tags (7) | movie | nirvana | paulmccartney | performance | song | soundcity | soundtrack |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 14, 2011

Engadget's thorough review of the brand new Kindle Fire tablet from Amazon.Engadget's thorough review of the brand new Kindle Fire tablet from Amazon.

Engadget covers everything here from the packaging to the performance of Amazon's first real entry into the tablet field. Engadget hails the device as quite an achievement at it's current price point ($200) but they do knock the device some by saying that it can't compete with 'normal' tablets that are currently on the market in some key factors.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 10:32 AM | Tags (10) | amazon | battery | engadget | fire | interface | kindle | packaging | performance | review | thorough |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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


Wednesday: August 3, 2011

New study suggests that Earth may have originally had two moons.New study suggests that Earth may have originally had two moons.

A tiny second moon may once have orbited Earth before catastrophically slamming into the other one, a titanic clash that could explain why the two sides of the surviving lunar satellite are so different from each other, a new study suggests. The second moon around Earth would have been about 750 miles (1,200 kilometers) wide and could have formed from the same collision between the planet and a Mars-sized object that scientists suspect helped create the moon we see in the sky today, astronomers said.

 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 3:34 PM | Tags (9) | crashed | earth | form | lunar | moon | moons | planet | space | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 18, 2011

A handy tutorial regarding how to fix broken form label clicks on the iPad's version of Safari.A handy tutorial regarding how to fix broken form label clicks on the iPad's version of Safari.

Decided to post this here after reading a tweet from Dan Cederholm (of SimpleBits fame) and realizing this wasn't an issue isolated to me and me alone.  Backstory: I wrestled with this issue for a good amount of time on a recently completed project and then decided to just give up making it work. Now, with a little bit of jQuery fun you can have your forms lables working as they should on your beloved iPad (and I can check off an item on my bug list).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 3:02 PM | Tags (13) | tutorial | broken | form | click | apple | ipad | dancederholm | programming | jquery | javascript | labels | simplebits | dancederholm |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 18, 2010

Everything you never knew about ball lightning hallucinations.Everything you never knew about ball lightning hallucinations.

For hundreds of years eyewitnesses have reported brief encounters with the golf ball- to tennis ball-size orbs of electricity. But scientists have been unable to agree on how and why ball lightning forms, since the phenomenon is rare and very short-lived.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 12:28 PM | Tags (8) | ball | lightning | natgeo | phenomena | science | electricity | orbs | forms |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 49 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 10, 2010

Five awesome indie games for the price of... whatever you want.Five awesome indie games for the price of... whatever you want.

Well, this is pretty neat treat for a Monday; you can net yourself five great indie games at whatever price you want and proceeds go to charity (and the devs). I've been hearing great things about these games so this is pretty much a no-brainer for me. And yes, you should pay more than a penny for these.  Thanks to Ant for the heads up.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:28 PM | Tags (10) | aquaria | charity | gaming | gish | indie | lugara | penumbra | platforms | videogames | worldofgoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Twelve stylish and creative sinks for your viewing pleasure.Twelve stylish and creative sinks for your viewing pleasure.

Any sink you come across today will look dated and unappealing after seeing the photos contained on this link. Sure, they may not always be quite as functional as a regular sink but who cares - I've always wanted a sink that resembles a water slide.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 6:56 AM | Tags (9) | artsy | design | faucets | form | function | sinks | slide | stylish | toxel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 33 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Cablevision decides not cripple their DVR service for their customer base.Cablevision decides not cripple their DVR service for their customer base.

Don't worry, you won't be losing the ability to fast forward through commercials for now. The article has some interesting tidbits about how your DVR habits are tracked and the legal purposes as to why their DVR system functions the way it does.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:37 AM | Tags (10) | cable | dvr | service | privacy | security | fast | forwarding | stats | information | collection |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 26, 2010

Adobe to work on speeding up Flash video thanks to new Apple APIs.Adobe to work on speeding up Flash video thanks to new Apple APIs.

In the recent Mac OS X 10.6.3 update, Apple added a Video Decode Acceleration Framework  for accessing H.264 decoding hardware present in the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, 320M, and GT 330M GPUs. It turns out that this is precisely one of the APIs Adobe was hoping for.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:53 AM | Tags (7) | adobe | api | apple | flash | mac | performance | speed |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 25, 2010

Looking for a coat hanger that shows off your geek cred? Look no further.Looking for a coat hanger that shows off your geek cred? Look no further.

Yet another lovely albeit slightly nerdy addition to any home or office which also happens to be great blend of form and function all at once. These pixelated hanger will set you back just twenty bucks each.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 6:36 AM | Tags (10) | 8bit | coat | form | function | hand | hangers | icon | nerdy | point | purchase |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 41 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 22, 2010

Five games having something to do about health (in honor of health care reform).Five games having something to do about health (in honor of health care reform).

I don't know about you but seeing all the news about health care reform this morning really makes me want to get my Dr. Mario on. So long red virus, so long blue virus!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:06 AM | Tags (7) | gaming | health | kotaku | mario | reform | videogames | virus |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 18, 2010

Google teaming up with Sony and Intel to infiltrate your television.Google teaming up with Sony and Intel to infiltrate your television.

Google intends to open its TV platform, which is based on its Android operating system for smartphones, to software developers. The company hopes the move will spur the same outpouring of creativity that consumers have seen in applications for cellphones.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 9:42 AM | Tags (11) | android | applications | developers | google | intel | media | nytimes | platform | sony | television | tv |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 17, 2010

Microsoft pulls the curtain back on Internet Explorer 9.Microsoft pulls the curtain back on Internet Explorer 9.

The good news is that there will be better support for web standards and a brand new JavaScript engine that promises to improve overall speed and page loading times. Bad news is that it's still Internet Explorer. You can take an early version of IE9 for a test drive on the other side of the click.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:52 AM | Tags (11) | microsoft | interwebs | version | browser | explorer | html5 | test | drive | sample | platform | preview |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 8, 2010

Steam distribution service for gaming officially coming to the Mac platform.Steam distribution service for gaming officially coming to the Mac platform.

After some very well placed teasers last week, Valve has predictably pulled the curtain bac k on Steam for Mac gamers. Aside from the distribution platform, there will also be Mac-native versions of several their popular games coming in the very near future (next month) as well. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:50 PM | Tags (9) | apple | gamasutra | gaming | mac | platform | portal | steam | valve | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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