Monthly Archives: January 2012

Laziness

This sort of laziness just kills me.

this is nice like this pic cnt wait 2 c the rest of them

Is it really that difficult to add some punctuation, use words instead of numbers, and add in a few letters…even if you just put the ‘a’ in cnt, at least we’d know you weren’t calling someone a pretty dirty name.

If you work hard to learn a craft and even harder to mas¬ter it, if you put great thought into what you say and who you want to say it to, then there’s no bet¬ter place to be pub¬lished than on a web¬site you your¬self own.

Or that, despite the overwhelmingly positive feedback and kind regards from readers, no one is actually reading or, even worse, that my words are simply scanned and forgotten. Then there is also the fact that so much of my work is in places I don’t really own or control.

I sympathise with Patrick’s thoughts here, however I think it would be a damn shame if he stopped publishing content on the Internet. I also must confess to having a lot of Pat’s content in Instapaper and Evernote, permanently saved and often referenced.

If you work hard to learn a craft and even harder to mas¬ter it, if you put great thought into what you say and who you want to say it to, then there’s no bet¬ter place to be pub¬lished than on a web¬site you your¬self own.

Or that, despite the overwhelmingly positive feedback and kind regards from readers, no one is actually reading or, even worse, that my words are simply scanned and forgotten. Then there is also the fact that so much of my work is in places I don’t really own or control.

I sympathise with Patrick’s thoughts here, however I think it would be a damn shame if he stopped publishing content on the Internet. I also must confess to having a lot of Pat’s content in Instapaper and Evernote, permanently saved and often referenced.

40 tips in 40 minutes show notes

Brett Terpstra just posted his presentation / show notes from the talk he did with Merlin Mann and David Sparks at Macworld.

David and Merlin haven’t even seen this site yet, I don’t think, so it will be a bit before I get links from their presentations up. I’m posting some of my own notes in the meantime. Watch for news about more tips soon!

This satisfies my inner geek in ways that are difficult to express. Hopefully there will be a video or at least some audio posted from the presentation shortly.

The New Genius Bar

As you get better at the job, your ability to assess and react to unspoken tension improves. This is great on the job, but hell when I would go out in public. I couldn’t turn that part of my brain off. I wanted to fix every problem I perceived. I had panic attack. This inability to interact normally was a major reason why I had to leave.

Working as an Apple Genius is a job I’ve often thought about.

I’m very good at problem solving and trouble shooting, and have had one of our local Apple Store Genius Bar guys comment to me that he thought I could easily do the job from a technical standpoint…however after reading this article I’m no longer sure it would be that awesome a job.

Maybe it’s another case of the grass being greener.

Apple CEO Tim Cook didn’t really make $378 million in 2011

According to the proxy statement Apple (AAPL) filed Monday, the company in 2011 …

  • Paid Cook a salary of $900,017
  • Contributed $14,700 to his 401(K) account
  • Paid life-insurance premiums worth $1,820

That’s how much Tim Cook made in 2011.

Whilst it wasn’t the ‘reported’ $378 million, it was still better than a kick in the pants.

Apple CEO Tim Cook didn't really make $378 million in 2011

According to the proxy statement Apple (AAPL) filed Monday, the company in 2011 …

  • Paid Cook a salary of $900,017
  • Contributed $14,700 to his 401(K) account
  • Paid life-insurance premiums worth $1,820

That’s how much Tim Cook made in 2011.

Whilst it wasn’t the ‘reported’ $378 million, it was still better than a kick in the pants.

★ Pelle Leather Journal — An Invocation

It should beseech one to fill it. When within reach, it should call to you to grab it, hold it, open it, and pour yourself into it. It should beckon your plans, drawings, ideas, dreams, experiences, doodles, schemes, diagrams, plots — each empty page left wanting without these.

No one can romanticise a notebook quite like Patrick can in his write up of the Pelle Leather Journal, really makes me want one despite the fact that I have at least 50 other notebooks already.

★ Pelle Leather Journal — An Invocation

It should beseech one to fill it. When within reach, it should call to you to grab it, hold it, open it, and pour yourself into it. It should beckon your plans, drawings, ideas, dreams, experiences, doodles, schemes, diagrams, plots — each empty page left wanting without these.

No one can romanticise a notebook quite like Patrick can in his write up of the Pelle Leather Journal, really makes me want one despite the fact that I have at least 50 other notebooks already.