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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

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 9:55 AM | Tags (10) | dailygrind | glm | march | creative | design | movies | terminator | tron | ghostbusters | gaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 25, 2010

Six fantastical theme park rides that have unfortunately been lost to history.Six fantastical theme park rides that have unfortunately been lost to history.

If you absolutely must ride this, it's still open at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka. Doc Brown will likely be screaming at you in Japanese, but it's the pilgrimage that counts.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 1:39 PM | Tags (10) | themepark | rides | amusement | fantastical | docbrown | backtothefuture | ghostbusters | startrek | io9 | attractions |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 41 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 24, 2010

Ghostbusters fan converts Wiimote into mock proton pack. Egon would be so proud.Ghostbusters fan converts Wiimote into mock proton pack. Egon would be so proud.

I haven't actually tried the Wii version of the Ghostbusters video game but I just recently finished playing through it on the Xbox 360. Overall, I give the game a C+/B- as it was enjoyable but had the potential to be so much more. Maybe this modification was missing link from the equation (but probably not).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:47 AM | Tags (7) | gaming | ghostbusters | mod | nintendo | videogames | wii | wiimote |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 30, 2009

Ghostbusters 3 on track for a 2011 release according to Harold Ramis.Ghostbusters 3 on track for a 2011 release according to Harold Ramis.

We’ll introduce some new young Ghostbusters, and all the old guys will be in it, too. Think Christopher Lloyd in Back to the Future ... GB3 is progressing with plans to shoot next summer and release in 2011.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 2:44 PM | Tags (7) | 2011 | ghostbusters | ghosts | movies | release | script | sequel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 19, 2009

GLM gets some hardware upgrades, and there was much rejoicing.

It's certainly been a fun couple of days around here what with all of these recent server issues and 'SERVICE UNAVAILABLE' alerts. But my dear readers, I have some wonderful news. I am pleased to announce (to those of you who can actually who can see this post - DNS has not fully propagated, if you're reading this - congratulations!) that GLM has undergone some significant hardware boosts.

So, what are you looking at exactly? NOTHING. Nothing at all. Well, nothing that you can actually see on the surface that is. The backend code, structure, database and all of the fun magic (aka magical tiny lemmings) that go into making GLM work have been ported over to modern hardware and completely streamlined to make use of said modern hardware. The end result is a much faster and more responsive GeekLikeMe for you all to enjoy. Now if you'll excuse me - it's back to work on some new features and weekdaily link posting. Stay tuned!

Posted to Verbose filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:48 PM | Tags (8) | geeklikeme | host | issues | provider | server | update | upgrades | verbose |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 12, 2009

Google now offers up cheap storage for your photos.Google now offers up cheap storage for your photos.

For five bucks a year you'll get access to twenty gigabytes of space that you can use to hold up to 10,000 high-resolution photos accessed through Picasa.  One drawback is that you can only backup JPG files for now.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 8:12 AM | Tags (7) | google | storage | hosting | photos | cheap | jpg | picasa |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Saturday: November 7, 2009

Server Issues and GLM Updates.

Well, as you can see we've been having some server troubles as of late. I'm still trying to work out these issues as to avoid any further downtime. So in the meantime, if you happen to see a message that says 'SERVICE UNAVAILABLE' just know somewhere behind the scenes tiny lemmings are furiously trying to get the site back up and running.

I guess I can also take this post as an opportunity to give you all a GLM state of the union. The redesign from June turned out to be a mild success as GLM has enjoyed a small boost in general web traffic more so than we used to get before. The big news is that I'm hoping to have several new features incorporated into the site before the year is out. Some of them relate to user-generated content (you might be able to guess where thats going) while some of the updates pertain to brand new features (no, I'm not telling what they are). 

So that's about it in a nutshell. Oh, I encourage everyone to use the 'Discuss' feature on every post - this place just seems to be too quiet. Help me liven it up with a little idle chatter. Cheers!

Posted to Verbose filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 9:33 AM | Tags (10) | comments | discuss | features | hosting | issues | provider | rollout | server | unavailable | updates |  | Discuss (2) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

Some scientific theories regarding haunted houses and ghostly phenomena.Some scientific theories regarding haunted houses and ghostly phenomena.

He found that people with less stable temporal lobes, prone to frequent bursts of electrical activity, were more likely to report mystical sensations when he applied complex magnetic fields to their brains.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 5:11 PM | Tags (5) | ghosts | history | newscientist | scary | spooky |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 28, 2009

The top ten signs that you're watching a bad ghost movie.The top ten signs that you're watching a bad ghost movie.

6. Ghost torments people by making delicious paella and not sharing it.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 7:32 AM | Tags (7) | bad | ghost | horror | letterman | movies | scary | topten |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 1, 2009

Six brilliant movie scientists who happen to suck at their job.Six brilliant movie scientists who happen to suck at their job.

If you cross the streams, you'll destroy the universe. At any given moment, reality as we know it rests in the hands of three clumsy, out-of-shape scientists. Say Venkman trips. End of the universe. Stantz sneezes. End of the universe. Egon prolapses. End of the universe.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 8:03 AM | Tags (6) | cracked | funny | ghostbusters | movies | scientists | streams |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 45 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 9, 2009

Harold Ramis lets loose on some details regarding Ghostbusters 3.Harold Ramis lets loose on some details regarding Ghostbusters 3.

Interesting video overall as Ramis shares some opinions on the quality of other recent movie sequels.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 4:05 PM | Tags (5) | ghostbusters | haroldramin | interview | movies | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: June 17, 2009

Yuppie Larvae (Torment Part 2)

In honor of the recent Ghostbuster franchise revival stuff going around.

Posted to DotComic filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 12:07 PM | Tags (2) | dotcomic | ghostbusters |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 16, 2009

Ars Technica reviews the new Ghostbusters video game.Ars Technica reviews the new Ghostbusters video game.

Ghostbusters brings what we loved about the movie to video games, with some great results. This is far from a perfect title, but fans of the movie will quickly overlook the game's few flaws.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 12:41 PM | Tags (4) | ars | gaming | ghostbuster | review |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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