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So, like any geek with a phone that works just fine I’ve decided that I really can’t wait to upgrade to a new phone. As of right now the new Samsung Galaxy S II looks VERY sexy. The specs on it are really good – and it just makes me drool.
So I was just out at the bar after our kickball game and saw this shocking news. Steve Jobs is dead. It hit me like a tons of bricks. I don’t know why, I never knew him personally. I guess he is just someone I always looked up to. He was a “geek” … THE geek. He had a vision that nobody could match. He took Apple from down and out, to #1 in the world. Pretty impressive to say the least. I don’t care if you loved or hated the guy, you have to respect that he was a visionary. He helped create products that people wanted to buy, that before then they never even knew they wanted.
So long Steve …
I can’t believe it. I knew that he had health problems, but I still cannot believe that he has stepped down. It’s not everyday that the CEO of the largest (in terms of net worth) company in the world steps down. In the letter though it sounded as if he would continue on as a head member of the board, just not run the show.
Over all I don’t think this should really change things all that much for Apple. Steve will still be around, helping, making sure that everything goes as should. He just won’t be in the spotlight on a day to day basis. Though I have not purchased many Apple products as of late, I still recommend them to family as they “just work” and you know your getting a good product. I think the tech world and all us geeks will be sad to see him gone, but wish him the best of luck going forward.
Further reading: NYT – Jobs Steps Down at Apple, Saying He Can’t Meet Duties
Here is a quick video I shot of a shark @ the New England Aquarium in Boston.
… and an even cooler one by a pro in the tank
So I just had a really great drive home (not) ahead of this so called “super storm” that is on it’s way. This thing has thrown everyone into a panic mode … so basically just another commute. Anyways, when I arrived at home I found a UPS package for me. Now this is odd as I did not remember ordering anything. I grab the package and quickly rush inside to find out who had sent me what … and why!
Well as soon as I opened the box I knew what it was, and my inner geek cried out like a school girl. Below is my unboxing.
The laptop box
The box … unboxed
A look inside the box … directions
The laptop itself
bottom of the laptop
battery install and charge directions … on nice recycled paper
oops .. it powers up when you open the lid (instant on by the way)
The setup screen
After I put my stickers on the cover
The directions state that you should allow the unit to completely charge the battery before use, so I of course have not used the system yet. Look for an update on usage and what I think coming soon.
Who wants to buy me this sexy beast?!
So I went to the Zoo yesterday and what did I see, well this …