Category Archives: MacOS

Steve Jobs Solved the Innovator’s Dilemma

I’m still in mourning for Steve.  Can’t bring myself to watch that memorial. But I gobble up every validation, such as this one, of the man’s genius.  To live a life ruled by passion, and in the quest of building useful products made beautiful is a pursuit followed by too few in this world. Which […]

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Steve’s Sister

It’s been almost 2 months since Steve Jobs died, and I’m still not ready to watch the memorial service. I read this eulogy – written by his sister Mona – at the time, and was in bits. Rereading it now, I’m heartbroken again. We lost someone very special. Always thinking, sketching, inventing, and tweaking. What […]

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Apple – Remembering Steve Jobs

http://www.apple.com/stevejobs/ I hate that this page exists, and I’m in tears right now as I write this.\ \ Steve was my CEO for 8 of the most turbulent and most formative years of my life. I started with Apple pre-iPod, when the company was floundering and not expected to survive. The cadre of believers I […]

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Straight Dope on the IPods Birth

http://www.wired.com/gadgets/mac/commentary/cultofmac/2006/10/71956?currentPage=all An excellent history of the iPod, from “we need a gadget to sell” to world domination. (How can I be the first to thumb this up?) “Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like,” Jobs told the Times. “That’s not what we think design is. It’s not just what […]

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The decade of Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple – Nov. 5, 2009

http://money.cnn.com/2009/11/04/technology/steve_jobs_ceo_decade.fortune/index.htm Steve Jobs named CEO of the Decade. Love him or hate him (and most will do both, equally), there’s no denying that he is a true visionary.

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“The Twelve Days of Darwin”, by Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.

http://www.geol.umd.edu/~tholtz/12daysofdarwin.html A Darwinist Christmas carol. I had originally Stumbled right past this, but caught a glimpse of the last line and decided it deserved a thumb-up.

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Apple: Jobs Medical Issue Not Cancer, NY Times Says – Tech Trader Daily – Barrons.com

http://blogs.barrons.com/techtraderdaily/2009/01/15/apple-jobs-medical-issue-not-cancer-ny-times-says?mod=yahoobarrons Lots of talk – deservedly – about Steve Jobs’ decision to step away from his Apple CEO gig “for a few months” to improve his health. I’m no longer an employee, so I can finally respond worry-free to Joe Average comments such as this: Let’s get real. I mean really real. Jobs did not […]

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http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/081028/tec_microsoft.html?.v=8 Microsoft, quit while you’re ahead, and just sweep Vista under the carpet, instead of writing Apple’s next Mac-vs-PC ad for them with headlines like this: Microsoft says next Windows won’t be as annoying Kajillions of dollars to spend on marketing, and this is what emerges? Remind me again, why would I want to use […]

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Top 50 Terminal Commands | Mac Tricks And Tips

http://www.mactricksandtips.com/2008/02/top-50-terminal-commands.html Fantastic little hacks for Mac users. Unfortunately, I’m going to have to defer to my code-monkey bro-in-law to insure that I’m doing them correctly. The downside of being an average Mac user, you see, is a complete inability to comprehend this kind of thing, with a common symptom of having an anxiety attack anytime […]

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pennies

http://designbyaknife.com/pennies/ Expense tracking for iPod Phone and Touch users. As if anyone dropping $2000 over 2 years for a phone will be sticking to a budget.

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