As I read the story where Alvy Ray Smith talks about the starting of Pixar I realized just how much Steve Jobs mattered to Silicon Valley, and truly the world in general and where we are with tech.
I know, as much as anybody who hasn’t met him, that he was tyrannical at times. He could be the nicest normal guy (referencing the story where someone’s car broke down in front of Steve Jobs’ house and he was as nice and normal as can be). At work he often yelled at people to their face, stole their ideas, and otherwise…
My dad cannot smell. This was an issue since he was small. And it is a very bad thing because when he was young he almost died in a fire. He couldn’t smell the smoke.
However, after he grew up it was a good thing. When they needed someone to clean out the drain in the bathroom at church, which had been clogged up with too many paper towels mixed with the standard stool and urine that goes into the toilet, he was able to do it easily as the smell didn’t bother him at all.
But it is bad because he…
On the headlines of the newspaper you see “rare COVID-19 complication is putting kids in ICU”. And below you see “California orders pause of J&J vaccine on US recommendation”.
Now, it isn’t the newspaper’s job to send coherent messages. Often it reports on this or that not because it actually makes logical sense, but because it catches eyeballs. But the government, on the other hand, is responsible for actually presenting a somewhat logical train of thought. …
Why? What does get it “right” mean?
This is where the quote comes from:
Meanwhile, in Charlotte, Kass Ottley, a 56-year-old grandmother and one of the city’s most prominent activists, has been dealing with stomach pains while watching the trial. She’s sure they’re from the stress.
“I am praying they get this right,” Ottley told Axios last week. “Because if not, the reaction is going to be like nothing we’ve ever seen before.”
So you mean Kass Ottley is the sole holder of truth in the world? She determines what is right and wrong? She is basically God the judge?
Reportedly many Indians supported her in the election because she is Indian. I had to look it up because she never mentioned it, but apparently, her dad is black and her mom Indian. But she never mentions her Indian heritage, never says she is Asian. And it isn’t that she doesn’t talk about race. She frequently says she is black.
I guess the Indians supported her because of the natural instinct to supports one’s own. They think elevating one of their own to a position of power will help them. Well, it has been months since she has been elected, a…
Driving on the snowy roads west of Portland today I counted the cars. 8 in total, on the opposite side and on my side. 3 of which were small sedans. Big pickup trucks and small SUVs made up the rest.
So the vast majority of vehicles in and around Portland are not sedans? Of course not. But it is a snowy day today. And it would be stupid to drive your small sedan around. Or even your large sedan. Because the roads aren’t cleared, aren’t plowed, aren’t salted.
And the cars I saw stranded by the side of the road…
It isn’t about the snow, or the freezing rain. It is about whether or not you are prepared for it. And that is why Portland is absolutely miserable right now.
I saw a bus stuck on the side of the freeway. And before that one car after another stuck on the side of a relatively steep incline. And before that I was stuck turning right, though I was able to reverse and go around (going straight then a sharp right, instead of the curved right).
I just came from Alaska. There is plenty of snow there. You may argue that…
Written on 12–07–2014
I recently had to backup my phone. I was switching from my HTC One, which is Android, to the lumia 1020, which is a Windows Phone.
I looked through to see what I wanted to save. And I encountered the issue that the chat programs don't transfer conversations over to the new phone.
Is it a big deal? It reminded me of the days of upgrading my computer, and saving my AOL Instant Messenger conversations, or ICQ chats. Why is it such a big deal? Did I ever bother to look back over them? …
This photo encapsulates it. All the feelings coursing through my mind while I was cleaning up the place.
I unclipped the little plastic buckle and shook out the sim cards. Wow, I forgot they were so large in the past. How long ago was that? Do I have a sim card reader? No? Maybe an old phone lying around somewhere?
Naw, why bother? What could I get off the sim card? A bunch of contacts? Some text messages?
Yes! That’s what I want!
When I look at these sim cards I am looking at history. Just look at the format…
There is a crisis of epic proportions. With an urgency unmatched by anything in our history. A crisis even more significant than the coronavirus pandemic. What is it you ask? What is this next big thing?
The “opening up” crisis.
Everybody is talking about it. Many are pushing for it right away. As if we don’t open up right away masses of people will die, more people than that of the coronavirus.
Really? Who will die? Is “the economy” a person? How come I’ve never met him?
In seriousness, people are looking to the future. And I think planning for…