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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


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: November 19, 2009

Microsoft spills some details to developers regarding Internet Explorer 9.Microsoft spills some details to developers regarding Internet Explorer 9.

We’re looking at the performance characteristics of all the browser sub-systems as real-world sites use them. Our goal is to deliver better performance across the board for real-world sites, not just benchmarks.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:51 AM | Tags (7) | internet | explorer | microsoft | ie9 | developers | details | performance |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 27, 2009

A list of eight programs that can make your computer run faster.A list of eight programs that can make your computer run faster.

A comprehensive post that covers some software you should be using for regular computer maintenance. There is also a list of alternatives to popular software to keep your RAM usage low.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:34 AM | Tags (9) | software | computer | pc | faster | performance | makeuseof | firefox | pidgin | vlc |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 46 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


Friday: August 21, 2009

New study finds that smaller online ads perform better than giant skyscraper ads.New study finds that smaller online ads perform better than giant skyscraper ads.

Don't you just love those ridiculous animated mortgage ads? The folks over at Miramax seem to as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:05 AM | Tags (6) | ads | advertising | animated | performance | research | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 23, 2009

Ten ways to instantly increase your jQuery performance.Ten ways to instantly increase your jQuery performance.

Wow, didn't know about the performance boost of using IDs instead of classes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 3:42 PM | Tags (4) | javascript | jquery | performance | programming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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