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Tuesday: November 8, 2011

Daily Grind: Ebullient

Name: Anthony (aka Alpha to an Ant)
How Anthony feels today: Ebullient @ 3:31:44 PM
What Anthony really wants today: To go to sleep as its after 11pm where I am right now. Can I say what I want for tomorrow?

Music Stuck in Head: Jeremy Enigk - Been Here Before
Its the lead singer of Sunny Day Real Estate doing solo work where he plays almost every instrument himself, composes everything... Its beautiful stuff. This guy is a hero of mine

Stuff to do today:

  • play around with base64 encoded images
  • prove that sprites are still more efficient than base64 from a page performnace perspective
  • avoid meetings in NY office because I am 7 hours ahead
  • Joke that i living in the future to my friends in NY
  • Learn more about Microformats and create a plan to implement some updates to current ones on our websites
  • Eat dinner with great friends in Romania
  • Help my best friend Vin test the new GLM multi user system
  • Post this as a test
  • Go to sleep

Posted to Daily Grind filed in Life @ 4:31 PM | Tags (6) | base64 | css sprites | food | microformats | romania | sleep |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Anthony


Monday: April 12, 2010

Passenger falls asleep on commercial flight, wakes up in empty hangar.Passenger falls asleep on commercial flight, wakes up in empty hangar.

Yes folks, you might want to think twice the next time you catch a quick snooze on the back row of a commercial airline flight. You may end up in a part of the airport  that you did not quite expect (or a different destination entirely).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 2:59 PM | Tags (10) | airline | back | canada | commercial | destination | flight | hangar | row | sleep | vancouver |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 39 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Nine little known secrets to living past the ripe old age of ninety.Nine little known secrets to living past the ripe old age of ninety.

You don’t need hours of unbroken sleep as you age, but you do need a solid seven to nine hours of sleep when you get older. So if you do it a little bit at a time, napping in the afternoons, and getting sleep at night (even if it is disjointed) it can help you live longer.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Life @ 12:51 PM | Tags (10) | life | age | ninety | secrets | bsntomsn | meditation | health | habits | genes | sleep |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 4, 2010

Daily Grind: Crazed

Name: Vin (aka robot on the rampage)
How Vin feels today: Crazed @ 2:57:12 PM
What Vin really wants today: To note disappointment in lame attempt to get back on track with consistent daily grind posts. No sleep and no sleep makes Vincent something something.

Music Stuck in Head: Cheap Utah Blues / God Street Wine
This absolutely made my day yesterday. I discovered a page on archive.org that had rare and unreleased tracks from one my favorite (and for the most part generally unknown) bands. Here is a link to said tracks for those who care.

Stuff to do today:

  • Research more methods on how to obtain sleep whilst parenting a child that does not like to sleep
  • Commit to aggresive napping during strategic parts of the day
  • Strategy is dumb and may lead to eventual work dismissal
  • Continue researching new methods of data capture via strategically placed web tracking bus
  • Translation: reverse engineer Google Analytics code snippet for fun
  • More sleep is required to pull this one off

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:57 PM | Tags (7) | . work | crazed | dailygrind | geeklikeme | glm | robot | sleep |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 4, 2009

A handy tutorial on finding out how much sleep you actually need.A handy tutorial on finding out how much sleep you actually need.

This tutorial has some tests you can perform in the comfort and safety of your own home to determine if more sleep is required. However, if you need more than twelve hours of sleep, you may have a medical condition (not kidding).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:38 AM | Tags (9) | condition | consistency | hygiene | medical | needs | nights | sleep | tutorial | wikihow |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 62 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 27, 2009

Effects of sleep deprivation might be reversible via something other than sleep.Effects of sleep deprivation might be reversible via something other than sleep.

...the team believes that the cognitive deficits caused by sleep deprivation, such as an inability to focus, learn or memorize, may be reversible by reducing the concentration of a specific enzyme that builds up in the hippocampus of the brain.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 1:31 PM | Tags (8) | brain | cognitive | deprivation | enzymes | groggy | impairment | science | sleep |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 14, 2009

Your beloved iPhone may get FM radio functionality with a software update.Your beloved iPhone may get FM radio functionality with a software update.

This wouldn't be the first time Apple awoke sleeping hardware functionality from its mobile products.  Apple sometimes chooses to leave hardware features dormant in their products until they feel the time is right.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:53 AM | Tags (8) | apple | fm | radio | functionality | capability | 9to5 | sleeper | dormant |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 9, 2009

Apple fires out software update for iPhone users which fixes some pesky bugs.Apple fires out software update for iPhone users which fixes some pesky bugs.

The update also resolves an issue that could interrupt the cell network until the phone is restarted. A bug that caused a crash during video streaming has been addressed in iPhone OS 3.1.2.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:34 AM | Tags (10) | iphone | software | update | bugs | fixes | crashes | network | streaming | sleep | apple |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 10, 2009

Daily Grind: So tired

Name: Vin (aka sleepwalker)
How Vin feels today: So tired @ 9:17:00 AM
What Vin really wants today: Sleep - just one night of uninterrupted sleep. Oh, and to thank my coffee maker for deciding to take a giant leak all over my kitchen counter top. Was my coffee really that bad?

Music Stuck in Head: Rocky Raccoon / The Beatles
Yes, Beatlemania is everywhere, even on GLM.

Stuff to do today:

  • Note: due to lack of sleep and some pesky work projects posting to GLM has been limited as of late
  • As I'm sure you've all probably noticed
  • Hopefully posting will be back on track next week
  • Play around with new version of iTunes that was released yesterday
  • The little interface tweaks make the player look really slick overall
  • Research some more about that interesting new home share feature
  • Finish up these work projects so I can get some more sleep

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 10:17 AM | Tags (4) | coffee | dailtgrind | glm | sleep |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 13, 2009

Photoblog: Non-Polar Bear
Non-Polar Bear

Photo taken on a hot day while strolling through the Bronx Zoo. Polar bear looked a little unenthusiastic about his surroundings.

Location:

Bronx, NY

Posted to Photoblog filed in Artsy @ 12:29 PM | Tags (6) | zoo | bronx | polar | bear | sleeping | hot |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 27, 2009

Seven surprising facts about sleep you may not have previously known about.Seven surprising facts about sleep you may not have previously known about.

Good to know.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 7:51 AM | Tags (2) | sleep | facts |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 74 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 6, 2009

New study shows that lack of sleep hurts women more so than men.New study shows that lack of sleep hurts women more so than men.

About a third of adults regularly get less than five hours and previous studies have found such lifestyles can raise the risk of diabetes and stroke, while more sleep reduces the chance of a cold.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 11:09 AM | Tags (5) | health | sleep | women | men | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 22, 2009

A writeup on how to potentially hack your way to a good night's sleep.A writeup on how to potentially hack your way to a good night's sleep.

If there's one thing that many techies have in common, it's some form of insomnia. Whether it's because you can't fall asleep easily, you wake up too early, or you keep waking up throughout the night, not getting a good night's sleep can seriously affect your health and productivity.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Life @ 7:33 AM | Tags (4) | sleep | hack | ars | health |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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