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Friday: July 29, 2011

Apple has more cash on hand than the United States government.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.

 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 2:58 PM | Tags (8) | apple | billions | cash | ceiling | debt | government | tech | united states |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 8, 2011

Full-scale replica of Carl's floating house from Pixar's UP for sale over in Utah.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.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 12:52 PM | Tags (10) | house | sale | up | pixar | carl | ellie | utah | disney | realestate | forsale |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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!

P.S. You can also follow me on Twitter even though I have yet to tweet anything. Oops, scratch that.

Posted to Verbose filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 10:20 AM | Tags (12) | archive | geeklikeme | glm | machine | minimal | minimalist | parenthood | redesign | state | verbose | wayback | work |  | Discuss (4) |  | facebook | twitter | 63 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 10, 2010

Ten cool gadgets you can't buy in the United States just yet.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).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 3:24 PM | Tags (8) | camera | gadgets | msnbc | pcworld | slideshow | small | unavailable | unitedstates |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 71 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

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

Forty-nine states were all recipients of some form of snow this year.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'.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:00 AM | Tags (6) | fortynine | hawaii | snow | states | usatoday | weather |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 11, 2010

State of the Union will not interrupt the premier of LOST after all.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.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:26 AM | Tags (8) | whitehouse | state | union | lost | premier | obama | speech | abc |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: January 8, 2010

State of the Union address will not disrupt season premier of Lost says White House.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.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 3:52 PM | Tags (9) | abc | address | lost | premier | season | state | television | union | whitehouse |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 28, 2009

Want to know which ten states get the most spam?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.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:40 AM | Tags (7) | spam | email | security | interwebs | internet | junk | states |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 22, 2009

Want to know why fall colors vary between continents?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.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 3:31 PM | Tags (9) | fall | foliage | autumn | research | unitedstates | europe | msnbc | study | continents |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 8, 2009

Monopoly + Google Maps = Monopoly City StreetsMonopoly + 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.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 7:24 AM | Tags (8) | boardwalk | games | google | maps | monopoly | parkplace | property | realestate |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 45 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 3, 2009

Sole tenant in Florida development would like a refund.Sole tenant in Florida development would like a refund.

Thirty-one floors all to himself, sounds like the plot for a 'Home Alone' movie.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 7:27 AM | Tags (5) | development | florida | realestate | tenant | refund |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 7, 2009

Google would like you to know that they have improved their real estate search.Google would like you to know that they have improved their real estate search.

Wow, look at all the tiny dots.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:35 AM | Tags (4) | realestate | google | maps | improvement |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 1, 2009

Iowa State Fair to pay tribute to Michael Jackson via giant butter statue.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.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 11:58 AM | Tags (5) | butter | michaeljackson | sculpture | statefair | statue |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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