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Wednesday: July 7, 2010

State of the GLM: Yes, I'm still here. No, I'm not dead.

You may have noticed that GLM has gone rather quiet for the past two-three months or so in terms of any and all content on the site. This post serves as a status update to alleviate any fears that GeekLikeMe is gone for good. Quite the contrary my dear friends. And yes, while I could run down the list of excuses as to why the site hasn't been updated, I'm sure they would just bore you to tears. To save us all some time I shall sum up in two words: work and parenthood.

For work I have been diving into the grand world of Objective-C programming for the past six months and I still haven't managed to come up for air. Hopefully when I'm actually able to take a deep breath I'll have an array of iPhone and iPad apps to show for it. Also on this note I'd like to state that I very well may have taken the most ass-backwards route in getting into a new programming language. Nevertheless, it's been a rewarding and infuriating process thus far but I'm learning a lot and I think it'll turn out well in the end.

I don't think I have to say much about parenthood other than sleep is a sought-after commodity and there are only so many hours in a day. This has turned out to be a major contributing factor to the current lack of posting. Shocker.

But now onto much better news: a new version of GeekLikeMe.net is in the works yet again and I've decided to make a design choice right off the bat. I recently took a trip down memory lane courtesy of archive.org's wayback machine. After feeling somewhat nostalgic about the old GLM design I decided that maybe it was time to return to the minimalist roots yet again. More details and information about the new site coming soon!

P.S. You can also follow me on Twitter even though I have yet to tweet anything. Oops, scratch that.

Posted to Verbose filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 10:20 AM | Tags (12) | archive | geeklikeme | glm | machine | minimal | minimalist | parenthood | redesign | state | verbose | wayback | work |  | Discuss (4) |  | facebook | twitter | 63 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 15, 2010

Opera Mini for iPhone shoots past one million downloads in the App Store.Opera Mini for iPhone shoots past one million downloads in the App Store.

Turns out that people really do like an alternative to mobile Safari on their beloved iPhones. The application is also currently in the number one position in all twenty-two flavors of the app store.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 1:58 PM | Tags (11) | apple | application | appstore | browser | choice | downloads | iphone | mini | opera | reuters | safari |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 11, 2010

Miniature cities, towns and things through the minuscule eye of Photoshop.Miniature cities, towns and things through the minuscule eye of Photoshop.

Remember that episode of The Simpsons where Lisa inadvertently grew a tiny city as a science project? This is kind of like that. Yes, it seems that I can relate any post to some kind of Simpsons episode. Now bring me some shoes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 6:55 AM | Tags (8) | photoshop | tiny | small | minuscule | miniature | worth1000 | contest | theme |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 2, 2009

An entire website devoted to simple desktop wallpaper just for you.An entire website devoted to simple desktop wallpaper just for you.

I am a neat freak when it comes to my computer desktop icons and wallpapers. This site has some awesome options for those of us who like to keeps things simple and neat. Insta-bookmarked.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 3:09 PM | Tags (7) | artsy | awesome | desktops | downloads | minimalist | simple | wallpapers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 79 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 7, 2009

Google doing some experimentation with their beloved homepage.Google doing some experimentation with their beloved homepage.

One experimental version is set up as such that the only thing a user sees is the Google logo and a search box. All of the other extraneous elements like text links (TEXT LINKS mind you) are nowhere to be found.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 8:01 AM | Tags (6) | fade | google | minimal | search | singular | techcrunch |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 6, 2009

Mini-Stonehenge recently discovered a couple miles away from original Stonehenge.Mini-Stonehenge recently discovered a couple miles away from original Stonehenge.

I love how National Geographic not only references Spinal Tap in the article, but they do so in the very first sentence.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 3:11 PM | Tags (6) | discovery | interesting | mini | natgeo | spinaltap | stonehenge |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 10, 2009

Dell decides put Mini 12 netbook line out to pasture.Dell decides put Mini 12 netbook line out to pasture.

Apparently ten inches is the 'sweet spot' for netbook computer sales. Good to know.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:21 AM | Tags (5) | dell | discontinued | laptop | mini | netbook |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 9, 2009

A neat tutorial on how to create diorama illusions in Photoshop.A neat tutorial on how to create diorama illusions in Photoshop.

Bonus: tutorial also doubles as a fun lesson on how your brain can interpret these types of images.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 4:00 PM | Tags (6) | brain | depth | diorama | field | miniature | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 296 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 22, 2009

Fifty inspiring examples of minimalism in web design.Fifty inspiring examples of minimalism in web design.

Enjoy, but try to do it minimally.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 3:26 PM | Tags (3) | design | examples | minimalist |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 35 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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