Friday: July 29, 2011
- Apple has more cash on hand than the United States government.
Apple's last earnings report (PDF here) showed that the company had $76.2 billion in cash and marketable securities at the end of June. In other words, the world's largest tech company has more cash than the world's largest sovereign government. That's because Apple collects more money than it spends, while the U.S. government does not.
Friday: July 8, 2011
- Full-scale replica of Carl's floating house from Pixar's UP for sale over in Utah.
This is a clever marketing tactic by some savvy real estate developers (with Pixar's blessing). Had this been in New York I would've headed over to it in a heartbeat to tour it with the kids. On a sadder note, the balloons do not come with the house. Although you could get yourself a Golden Retriever, name it Dug, and call it day.
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!
Monday: May 10, 2010
- Ten cool gadgets you can't buy in the United States just yet.
This particular list is rife with iPad and iPhone alternatives (all of which seem to be running some flavor of Android). The two lone and notable exceptions in my opinion seem to be this tiny camera, pictured in thumbnail to the left, and the ever peculiar Ant Watch (fifth slide in).
Tuesday: March 9, 2010
- 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.
Monday: February 22, 2010
- Forty-nine states were all recipients of some form of snow this year.
...and can you guess of all fifty states which state was the one that managed to not get any snow? I'll give you a hint: their state fish is called 'humuhumunukunukuapua'a'.
Monday: January 11, 2010
- State of the Union will not interrupt the premier of LOST after all.
The power of the Interwebs was enough to sway White House officials to have President Obama deliver his speech on a different night. Congratulations Interwebs, you make us all very proud.
Friday: January 8, 2010
- State of the Union address will not disrupt season premier of Lost says White House.
typically delivered in late January, and networks anticipated this year's speech would fall on Jan. 26. The date, however, appears to be in flux, and news that the president may deliver the speech on Feb. 2, the date of the 'Lost' season premiere, set off a flurry of Internet protests.
Monday: September 28, 2009
- Want to know which ten states get the most spam?
'Interestingly, the top three most spammed states were among the 10 least spammed states in 2008,' the company said in the report.
Tuesday: September 22, 2009
- Want to know why fall colors vary between continents?
A team of researchers has a new idea as to why the autumnal colors differ between the continents, one that involved taking a step back 35 million years in time.
Tuesday: September 8, 2009
- Monopoly + Google Maps = Monopoly City Streets
A live worldwide game of MONOPOLY using Google Maps as the game board. The goal is simple. Play to beat your friends and the world to become the richest property magnate in existence.
Monday: August 3, 2009
- Sole tenant in Florida development would like a refund.
Thirty-one floors all to himself, sounds like the plot for a 'Home Alone' movie.
Tuesday: July 7, 2009
- Google would like you to know that they have improved their real estate search.
Wow, look at all the tiny dots.
Wednesday: July 1, 2009
- Iowa State Fair to pay tribute to Michael Jackson via giant butter statue.
I'm sure this is how Michael would've wanted to be remembered.