Sip of the Day – January 28, 2009

Sip of the Day:
Selecting the Right Digital Camera: Key Features

Titera’s Tidbit: Tell it to the Marines
Since World War II, this phrase has come to mean something like “take your problem to the marines, and they’ll take care of the bad guys”. Its origin is much less flattering. British sailors said that the marines on board, landlubbers to them, are so stupid that they would believe any old tall tale. Its first citation, in about 1830, is, “He may tell that to the marines, but the sailors will not believe him”.

Sippets:
· Awe, What A Cute Dog—Oh Wait, What The …?!
· Hacking Programmable Road Signs—Zombies Ahead
· Switch to Digital TV to Take Place as Scheduled
· Super Sip Software – Offline Gmail

Video of the Day:
Super Bowl Commercial Too Controversial for TV (Rated: PG)

Sip of the Day – January 23, 2009

Sip of the Day:
Photography – Camera Type & Image Quality

Titera’s Tidbit: Maraud
In the dialect of southwestern France, a maraud is a tomcat, a creature that comes and goes as it pleases. The word came to be applied to human drifters and vagabonds, presumed to be up to no good as they wandered. It was thus extended to mean “to raid”, “to plunder”, rather than simply be footloose.

Sippets:
· The Real Original: LOL Cats
· 8th Grader’s Invisible Invention Warns Birds
· Watch: The Perils of Being a Boozy Drunk Bird
· Super Sip Sight – Hong Kong at Night

Video of the Day: Star Wars—Retold By Amanda (Rated: PG)

Star Wars: Retold (by someone who hasn’t seen it) from Joe Nicolosi on Vimeo.

Sip of the Day – January 20, 2009

Sip of the Day:
Selecting the Right Digital Camera: Camera Type

Titera’s Tidbit: Inauguration
The history of the word inauguration can be traced all the way back to the early Roman Republic (510 BC – 27 BC). The Roman Republic was ruled by two distinct classes, the patricians and the plebeians. All major decisions, such as war, religion, appointments of officials, and commerce were decided upon by augurs. It is from the word augur that the Romans developed the word inauguratio, which is where we get the word inauguration.

Sippets:
· Flowcharts: Thank God You’re a Man!
· Another Stonehenge Discovered Under Lake Michigan?
· First Black President Makes History at Crucial Time
· Super Sip Scobleizer – FastCompany.TV

Video of the Day: Will Smith Solves the Rubik’s Cube (Rated: G)

Sip of the Day – January 14, 2009

Sip of the Day:
Point-and-Shoot Cameras: Advanced Features

Titera’s Tidbit: Mature
The Latin word maturitas means “appearing at just the right moment”, which maturity in its best sense surely does, saving us from our rotten adolescent selves.

Sippets:
· Where Tijuana Meets San Diego
· South Park’s Top 24 Cartman Moments
· Bin Laden Challenges Obama in New Audio Message
· Super Sip Software – Download: Windows 7 Beta

Video of the Day: 82 Foot Basket to Win the Game (Rated: G)

Sip of the Day – January 9, 2009

Sip of the Day:
Photography – Face Detection

Titera’s Tidbit: Metabolism
An ancient Greek wrestler would have been praised for being good a metaballein, that is, “being able to throw someone over”. The sense of reversal comes into the modern word “metabolism”, meaning something like an utter transformation through which a foodstuff is converted into sugars and other fuels.

Sippets:
· Windows 7 Surprise: DivX Built In
· TV 101: Why Leo Laporte Represents the Future of TV
· CES Keynote Address: Microsoft’s as Good as Apple’s
· Super Sip Site – 100 Most Popular Photoshop Tutorials

Video of the Day: Where in the Hell is Matt? A Hoax (Rated: G)

Sip of the Day – January 5, 2009

Sip of the Day:
Photography – Color Correction

Titera’s Tidbit: Monday
The English noun Monday derived sometime before 1200 from monedæi, which itself developed from Old English (around 1000) monandæg and mondæg (literally meaning “day of the moon”), which is cognate to other Germanic languages, including Old Frisian monadeig, Middle Low German and Middle Dutch manendach, Old High German manetag, and Old Norse manadagr. The Germanic term is a Germanic interpretation of Latin lunae dies.

Sippets:
· LA Times Best Readers’ Photos of 2008
· Wikipedia Saved! Surpasses Fundraising Goals
· Steve Jobs Has Hormone Imbalance, Will Remain CEO
· Super Sip Soaring – Jet Adic: Hogs Can Fly

Video of the Day: Kid Pwnes Mascot (Rated: G)

Hawk Mascot Loses Dance Off – Watch more Entertainment

Sip of the Day – December 22, 2008

Sip of the Day:
Fixing a Photo with Brightness & Contrast

Titera’s Tidbit: Christmas
Also referred to as Christmas Day or Christmastide, is an annual holiday celebrated on December 25 that marks and honors the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. The birth of Jesus, which is the basis for the anno Domini system of dating, is thought to have occurred between 7 and 2 BC. December 25 is not thought to be Jesus’ actual date of birth, and the date may have been chosen to correspond with either a Roman festival, or with the winter solstice.

Sippets:
· The Office: Jim’s Best Pranks
· What Santa Really Does While You Are Sleeping
· Investigators Hunting for Clues in Denver Jet Accident
· Super Sip Sights – The Year 2008 in Photographs

Video of the Day: With Only 2 Seconds to Go (Rated: PG)