Jul 17, 2008  •  In Thursday Geek-isms

Hump Day Hook-Ups

The past 7 days was a slow week for news. Maybe I’m getting too jaded and selective? Or perhaps it’s because the damn iPhone 3G seemed to take over my Google reader. Whatever the reason, here they are, my favorite links for the week. (And sorry that iPhone-related news take three of the spots…hey, like I said, nothing else gathered as much interest.) Autoblog takes iPhone 3G’s navigational abilities for a spin, Engadget Mobile. The verdict? Not so great. My LG Voyager does better (and gives traffic conditions, and talks to me). Guitar Hero: World Tour demo video blowout, Joystiq.…
Jul 10, 2008  •  In Thursday Geek-isms

Hump Day Hook-Ups

Bah! Humbug! Such is the life of a corporate slave. I will say no more. Read on and enjoy! Hyundai readies Elantra LPI Hybrid for 2009 Korean launch, Engadget. As much Korean pride I may have, I’m not the biggest fan of my mother country’s automobiles. However, Hyundai’s announcement of the first hybrid to be “powered by liquid petroleum gas (LPG) and adopt advanced Lithium Polymer (Li–Poly) batteries” sounds pretty fierce, especially in light of today’s astronomical (and rising) gas prices. Go Hyundai…*fighting*! 11 Korean Yogurt Stores that’ll Knock Your Pinkberries off, Mental Floss Blog. It’s no secret that I…
Jul 3, 2008  •  In Thursday Geek-isms

Hump Day Hook-Ups

The doc has put me on a caffeine-free diet. Add that to the herbal medicine which is supposed to help me relax, and… ZzzzZzzzzzzzZzzzz I have never been more tired in my life. I’m so tempted to pass out, but I can’t ignore my Wednesday tradition, can I? WordPress Stays Hip with the Times, Adds Gears and Looks to OAuth, ReadWriteWeb. WordPress is implementing Google Gears! This will be revolutionary…or a great disaster. Nonetheless, I can’t wait to try it out. Twitter Boycott: Declare your independence from Twitter on July 4, Conversational Media Marketing. Twitter has been a major PITA…
Jun 27, 2008  •  In Thursday Geek-isms

(Belated) Hump Day Hook-Ups

Forgive me for being a day late – I was not allowed to work last night! Dark Knight Director Shuns Digital Effects for the Real Thing, Wired. When Iron Man came out, there was a great internet debate about which was better: Batman Begins or Iron Man? Many vouched for the new, technologically superior movie superhero, but I voted for the man in the black cape. According to rumors, Dark Knight will be even better than Batman Begins. Oh man oh man! And this article only whets your appetite… Battle of the Philharmonics Brings Hendrix, Gothamist. The Brooklyn Philharmonic vs…
Jun 18, 2008  •  In Thursday Geek-isms

Hump Day Hook-Ups

It’s been a long week. Let’s move on to the good stuff… The Father of Google Reader Resigns, Mashable. Thank you, Chris Wetherell, for all your work on my favorite Google application. Isn’t it funny how one’s participation on such a small sector of the Google conglomorate has made him famous? The Impact of Low Salaries at Apple, Slashdot. Huh. From what I heard, I thought Google was the one with the lower pay (with the fabulous perks to make up for it). Smithsonian magazine on synthetic diamonds that fool experts, Boing Boing. I read about synthetic, jewelry-grade diamonds a…