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Thursday: July 28, 2011

An awesome tutorial on how to build your very own Legend of Zelda treasure chest.An awesome tutorial on how to build your very own Legend of Zelda treasure chest.

What makes tutorial even more awesome (thus turning the awesome knob up to eleven) is even covers how to rig up that distinct melody made when you actually open up the treasure chest. You'll need some rupees to purchase the obvious supplies needed to get started such as plywood, glue, and furniture nails. You'll also need to stock your own your own boomerangs, silver arrows, and heart containers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 3:54 PM | Tags (10) | awesome | build | chest | instructables | link | sound | treasure | tutorial | wood | zelda |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 67 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 17, 2010

Ten ways to upgrade your morning routine according to Lifehacker.Ten ways to upgrade your morning routine according to Lifehacker.

Covers everything from contemplative morning thinking to ditching the morning java and cranking out some push-ups. Fun fact: for the past five years GLM was exclusively done as a morning blog. Don't look so shocked.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Life @ 6:43 AM | Tags (8) | life | lifehacker | mornings | routines | schedule | glm | posting | links |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 91 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 11, 2010

Rumors swirling that Apple might make their MobileMe service free for all.Rumors swirling that Apple might make their MobileMe service free for all.

This is an interesting rumor and would certainly make a lot of sense given that most, if not all, of the current functionality of MobileMe can be done elsewhere - for free. If this happened, I'd drop some of current Google services I currently use in less than a minute.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 9:00 AM | Tags (14) | apple | apps | calendar | competition | contacts | email | linking | mail | mobileme | rumors | service | services | sync | syncing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 12, 2010

Google decides to acquire Plink, a visual search company.Google decides to acquire Plink, a visual search company.

The four month-old start-up provided visual search results based on artwork photography submitted to their PlinkArt application on your Android handset. The principle is simple: take a shot of a painting, run it through the Plink art database and get the details on the artwork and its author.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 1:32 PM | Tags (11) | acquisitions | android | app | database | engine | google | plink | register | results | search | visual |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 24, 2010

Always wanted to know what your face reveals about your overall health?Always wanted to know what your face reveals about your overall health?

According to Chinese medicine and this article, your face is a window to your health. Turns out that your face can provide subtle and not-so-subtle clues about all kinds of  particular ailments.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Health @ 6:27 AM | Tags (7) | chin | face | forehead | nose | plinkett | reveal | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 43 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 9, 2009

Ten amazing gingerbread creations for your viewing pleasure.Ten amazing gingerbread creations for your viewing pleasure.

Something about that gingerbread version of Link is quite disturbing to me - I can't seem to put my finger on what it is.  Now if you'll excuse me, I simply can't wait to go bomb some Dodongos.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Food @ 4:27 PM | Tags (9) | gingerbread | food | zelda | link | toxel | design | creations | sculptures | edible |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 11, 2009

LinkedIn and Twitter join up for cross-pollination of services.LinkedIn and Twitter join up for cross-pollination of services.

Yes, you can now tweet your everyday happenings to your LinkedIn colleagues. On Twitter's side of things they hope that this crossing of services will make professional tweeters (copywriters) more successful.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:10 AM | Tags (6) | cross | interwebs | join | linkedin | services | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 2, 2009

Ars Technica gets some hands-on time with Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks.Ars Technica gets some hands-on time with Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks.

It's amazing how the classic Zelda gameplay mixed with the idea of model trains makes this a game that evokes so many good memories from growing up, as well as a very pleasant mood and feel while you're playing.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:31 AM | Tags (11) | ars | ds | gaming | hyrule | link | nintendo | spirit | technica | tracks | videogames | zelda |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 29, 2009

New study finds out that there might be a link between creativity and psychosis.New study finds out that there might be a link between creativity and psychosis.

Volunteers with the specific variant of this gene were more likely to have higher scores on the creativity assessment and also greater lifetime creative achievements than volunteers with a different form of the gene.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 7:42 AM | Tags (5) | creativity | link | psychosis | science | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 28, 2009

You may notice some additional links on results when searching Google now.You may notice some additional links on results when searching Google now.

A neat little Google addition for Monday morning. So far it seems limited to a couple of subjects (example in this case is a search for nuclear fission). If you're a developer you can add code to identify the sections you want linked up.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:36 AM | Tags (6) | google | links | additional | seealso | anchors | cnet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 10, 2009

Seventeen ways that search engines judge the value of a link.Seventeen ways that search engines judge the value of a link.

A fun read for all my fellow developers out there who have to deal with SEO headaches.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 10:42 AM | Tags (6) | search | engines | google | value | links | development |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 31, 2009

Fifty free resources that will help improve your photography skills.Fifty free resources that will help improve your photography skills.

An extensive list of links as only Smashing Magazine can do regarding everything photography.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:39 AM | Tags (7) | free | links | photography | photos | resources | smashing | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 32 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 10, 2009

Daily Grind: Failed nerd

Name: Vin (aka non-version checker)
How Vin feels today: Failed nerd @ 1:30:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: To read more carefully when trying to hack a USB wifi adapter to work with a Mac OS X. I hate you Linksys.

Music Stuck in Head: Harry Potter Theme
Listen to YEM from night two of The Gorge (Phish related).

Stuff to do today:

  • Learn valuable lesson that version numbers can mean different chipsets in Linksys wifi adapters
  • Break down and buy original Airport card on eBay
  • Grumble grumble grumble
  • Research more about automatic photo manipulation via Photoshop droplets
  • Fine-tune actions to work with said droplets
  • Move on to less nerdier topics
  • Continue to mentally prepare self for Phish show this Friday
  • Revisit previous item about nerdy topics

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:30 PM | Tags (8) | concert | linksys | mac | nerd | phish | potter | technology | wifi |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 17, 2009

Behold, the great Google doodle triforce conspiracy.Behold, the great Google doodle triforce conspiracy.

Several Doodles appear to have a symbol in it which looks very much like a Triforce – this could be an easter egg or an artist’s signature, and a hidden reference to the Nintendo Classic Zelda game, where the Triforce appeared.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:35 AM | Tags (6) | google | link | triforce | conspiracy | doodles | logo |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 40 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 16, 2009

Ten hilariously bad elements of old-school web design.Ten hilariously bad elements of old-school web design.

Ah, those were the days.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 7:32 AM | Tags (7) | html | old | tags | blink | marquee | bad | elements |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 82 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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