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Thursday: July 7, 2011

Reviews starting to come in for the very last Harry Potter movie.Reviews starting to come in for the very last Harry Potter movie.

It ends well. After eight films in 10 years and a cumulative global box-office take of more than $6.3 billion, the most successful franchise in the history of movies comes to an obligatory -- and quite satisfying -- conclusion in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Fully justifying the decision, once thought purely mercenary, of splitting J.K. Rowling's final book into two parts, this is an exciting and, to put it mildly, massively eventful finale that will grip and greatly please anyone who has been at all a fan of the series up to now.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 1:17 PM | Tags (14) | 2 | conclusion | deathly | film | hallows | harry | hollywood | jkrowling | part | potter | reporter | review | saga | series |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: May 12, 2010

Verizon would like you to know they are working on a tablet device with Google.Verizon would like you to know they are working on a tablet device with Google.

Few will be surprised at the notion that Google and Verizon are heading down this path: The New York Times reported last month that Google was working on a slate-style Android tablet along the lines of Apple's iPad.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 11:00 AM | Tags (7) | verizon | google | table | carrier | android | partnership | cnet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 13, 2010

A handy tutorial regarding how to build your very own multi-touch surface device.A handy tutorial regarding how to build your very own multi-touch surface device.

if you've got about $1,500 to kick around (and a spare computer) you too can make a surface that happens to be capable of multi-touch. You could also just buy a device that's already capable of multi-touch out of the box (cough cough, iPhone iPad iPod Touch) - but really, where's the fun in that?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 4:02 PM | Tags (9) | device | gadget | gestures | guide | howto | instructables | multitouch | parts | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 12, 2010

Paramount teams up with Seagate to deliver movies via external hard drives.Paramount teams up with Seagate to deliver movies via external hard drives.

The new FreeAgent Go 500 gigabyte device will have 21 movies preloaded, including a free offer of 'Star Trek.' Users can unlock access to any of the other 20 movies after paying for a passcode for a price of between $9.99 and $14.99.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 3:26 PM | Tags (9) | drives | external | movies | paramount | partnership | passcode | preloaded | purchase | reuters |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: February 12, 2010

Hubble manages to capture an overly blue view of Saturn.Hubble manages to capture an overly blue view of Saturn.

Aurorae result from charged solar wind particles trapped in a planet's magnetic field striking atoms in the upper atmosphere. Just like Northern Lights on Earth, Saturn sees similar polar light shows as a result.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:01 AM | Tags (11) | hubble | space | saturn | blue | usatoday | aurorae | particles | wind | fields | magnetic | atmosphere |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 28, 2009

Apple has gone ahead and ordered parts for their not-so-fabled tablet device.Apple has gone ahead and ordered parts for their not-so-fabled tablet device.

According to DigiTimes, Foxconn's panel-making subsidiary Innolux will serve as the primary supplier of 10-inch panels for the forthcoming multi-touch device while Wintek -- Apple's primary iPhone display panel purveyor -- will be tasked with filling many of the remaining orders.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 4:02 PM | Tags (9) | tablet | parts | apple | appleinsider | glass | panels | multitouch | device | orders |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 7, 2009

Teaser trailer for next Harry Potter movie surfaces online.Teaser trailer for next Harry Potter movie surfaces online.

Teaser trailer starts after the interview segment of the video, about fifty-seven seconds in. This movie (which is just part one of two) will hit theaters November of 2010.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 6:38 AM | Tags (6) | harrypotter | movies | deathlyhallows | part1 | teaser | slashfilm |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 20, 2009

Daily Grind: Cloudy

Name: Vin (aka dayquil daytripper)
How Vin feels today: Cloudy @ 2:39:23 PM
What Vin really wants today: To shake off yet another strain of this cold/flu business prior to my upcoming (and much-needed) vacation.

Music Stuck in Head: Only a Dream / Phish
I'm very curious as to why they decided to leave this off the new album and stick it on the bonus disc (which most people still haven't received). This tune is better than most of the songs on 'Joy'.

Stuff to do today:

  • Clean up GeekLikeMe footer and paging (scroll to the bottom of the site)
  • Test new code additions in multiple browsers, particularly Internet Explorer
  • ...of which I highly reccomend this tool to all of my fellow web nerds: IETester
  • Cross that item off the list
  • Fix rupture in space time continuum for crossing off crossed off item on daily grind to do list
  • Wish a certain member of the Michnay family a happy birthday
  • Apologize for lack of a daily grind post in what... two weeks?
  • Get back on track next week now that server mess is all cleaned up

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:39 PM | Tags (8) | dailygrind | geeklikeme | glm | joy | partytime | phish | servers | speed |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 2, 2009

The top ten signs you attended a bad Halloween party.The top ten signs you attended a bad Halloween party.

8. Scariest thing at the party is the expiration date on the onion dip.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 7:26 AM | Tags (6) | bad | funny | halloween | letterman | party | topten |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 27, 2009

Reddit founders officially announce their departure from Reddit.Reddit founders officially announce their departure from Reddit.

I'm a huge fan of Reddit - and you should be too. The content is great and there is always something fresh to look at in a variety of categories. The commentary is insightful and at times laugh out loud hilarious. Hopefully, nothing will really change (the founders make that quite plain in aforementioned blog post).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 1:05 PM | Tags (6) | departure | fan | founders | interwebs | reddit | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 26, 2009

Netflix streaming coming soon to Playstation 3 consoles.Netflix streaming coming soon to Playstation 3 consoles.

The bad news: PS3 owners will need to put a special Blu-ray disc in the game console, which will enable streaming via the Blu-ray's BD Live functionality. That's a departure from all other Netflix-enabled devices, which just have the Netflix option as a built-in feature.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:42 AM | Tags (10) | bluray | departure | disc | live | netflix | playstation | ps3 | sony | special | streaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 1, 2009

Palm decides to partner up with Amazon instead of hacking their way into iTunes.Palm decides to partner up with Amazon instead of hacking their way into iTunes.

But what Palm should really do is to make an iTunes rival, a media-playing, content-syncing, Amazon MP3-friendly application. And it should make it work not just with the Pre, but with any device you might own, including the iPhone.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:30 AM | Tags (13) | palm | pre | itunes | amazon | partner | team | hacks | usb | apple | music | downloads | gadgets | mobile |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 11, 2009

Twenty odd musical instruments that you can actually play online.Twenty odd musical instruments that you can actually play online.

A neat gallery of playable instruments (must have Adobe Flash to actually play instruments) by inventor Harry Partch. According to Wikipedia, Partch invented and constructed instruments that could underscore the intoning voice.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 3:34 PM | Tags (7) | harrypartch | instruments | inventor | music | odd | online | performance |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 58 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 25, 2009

Swapping out partners through the swapping eye of Photoshop.Swapping out partners through the swapping eye of Photoshop.

Good partners go together like peanut butter and jelly. From Laurel and Hardy to Batman and Robin, certain pairings just seem inseparable. But over time, nerves fray, and occasionally people need time apart.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 8:54 AM | Tags (6) | worth1000 | photoshop | swap | partnerts | manipulation | fun |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 13, 2009

Dell and Nickelodeon team up for 'slime' line of netbooks.Dell and Nickelodeon team up for 'slime' line of netbooks.

In addition to the slime theme, there will also be a SpongeBob Squarepants one as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:41 AM | Tags (7) | dell | kids | netbook | nick | nickelodeon | partnership | slime |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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