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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


Tuesday: March 23, 2010

Ten things that the iPod generation will unfortunately never experience.Ten things that the iPod generation will unfortunately never experience.

Ah, the lost and forgotten art of the classic mix tape, the effect just doesn't seem to be the same with a burned CD or a USB stick. Also, high speed dubbing added a fun factor of plus one to the overall experience.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Life @ 7:08 AM | Tags (13) | ipod | generation | cds | mix | mixtapes | tapes | recordings | records | inserts | liners | dubbing | high | speed |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 64 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Your computer may one day operate at the speed of light thanks to laser technology.Your computer may one day operate at the speed of light thanks to laser technology.

An electrically powered, room-temperature, infrared laser for laptop computers is still years away, however, cautioned Michel. If and when those laptops do arrive, they will be powerful -- more powerful in fact than even today's supercomputers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 2:28 PM | Tags (9) | interwebs | speed | light | plaid | spaceballs | abcnews | lasers | super | computers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Cisco's big Internet-changing announcement? Brand new speedy routers.Cisco's big Internet-changing announcement? Brand new speedy routers.

That's right folks, this new and improved router can handle up to twelve times the speed of your now traditional non-speedy routers. Change has come to your Interwebs, be sure to hold your excitement.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 2:15 PM | Tags (6) | cisco | interwebs | networking | reuters | router | speedy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Ten SQL tips you can use to speed up your beloved databases.Ten SQL tips you can use to speed up your beloved databases.

This is a great collection of tips for anyone who happens to deal with writing SQL queries on a daily basis (cough).  And yes, I actually own the t-shirt contained in the attached thumbnail.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 6:53 AM | Tags (7) | sql | database | programming | queries | joins | statements | speed |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 22, 2010

Speeding hearse manages to set new world record.Speeding hearse manages to set new world record.

Secretary of the Tasmanian Drag Racing Association John Hurley says the modified 1987 Ford Falcon hearse was a challenging choice of vehicle. 'I guess there's all sorts of weird and wonderful machines that come out to play in drag racing.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 7:12 AM | Tags (5) | speeding | hearse | worldrecord | abc | australia |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: February 12, 2010

Want to know just how speedy YouTube is in your area?Want to know just how speedy YouTube is in your area?

An interesting little page that I didn't know existed on YouTube's website. I'm quite surprised to see my ISP performing as well it does compared to the rest of the state of New York (or in some cases the rest of the country).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:56 AM | Tags (6) | youtube | interwebs | speed | broadband | chart | report |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 33 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


Thursday: November 19, 2009

A video from Google's event this morning showing off some features from Chrome OS.A video from Google's event this morning showing off some features from Chrome OS.

The OS takes just seven seconds to boot up (at least this version does anyway). There is also some footage of the user interface as well. Still want more? There is some additional information along with a concept video over on Google's official blog.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 3:42 PM | Tags (11) | boot | chrome | google | interface | opensource | operating | os | speed | system | techcrunch | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 19, 2009

In seventy-five years your computer will have hit a processor speed wall.In seventy-five years your computer will have hit a processor speed wall.

Smaller means faster in the microelectronic world, but physicists Lev Levitin and Tommaso Toffoli at Boston University in Massachusetts, have slapped a speed limit on computing, no matter how small the components get.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 7:29 AM | Tags (10) | speed | abcnews | processor | computers | chips | years | science | physics | limit | components |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 30, 2009

Firefox 3.5 officially released and available for your upgrading pleasure.Firefox 3.5 officially released and available for your upgrading pleasure.

According to Mozilla, Firefox 3.5 is more than twice as fast as Firefox 3, and ten times as fast as Firefox 2. It would appear that speed is the name of the game with this update. I like speed, speed is good.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 1:10 PM | Tags (5) | faster | firefox | speed | upgrade | versions |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 23, 2009

A faster version of the Xbox 360 dashboard is coming some point this year.A faster version of the Xbox 360 dashboard is coming some point this year.

I don't see any kind of speed issues my Xbox at all, but more speed is always nice.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 10:27 AM | Tags (5) | xbox | microsoft | dashboard | speed | nxe |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: June 19, 2009

Some speeding ticket myths that you probably want to know about.Some speeding ticket myths that you probably want to know about.

Good to know, if you happen to get caught that is.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 6:48 PM | Tags (4) | cars | myths | police | speeding |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 63 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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