Archive for January, 2011

February 10

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Not to make this “all Apple, all of the time”, but in case you missed it today, Verizon is coming out with the iPhone 4 on February 10.

iPhone 4 illustration

Hopefully this competition will help lower my AT&T bill …

Four Years of Awesome

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Sunday was the tenth anniversary of iTunes, and apparently also the fourth anniversary of Apple’s iPhone!

iPhone photo

I can’t believe that it took me four years to get one …

Disney Recipes

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Ooh! Two of my favorite things: Disney and recipes! Check out: “Taste of Disney“.

Not many at this point, but maybe they’ll add more …

10 Years of iTunes

Monday, January 10th, 2011

I missed this yesterday but it’s worth a mention – Apple’s iTunes music player software was released ten years ago, on January 9, 2001.

iTunes 1.0 logo

I for one wouldn’t want to go back to life before iTunes …

Civil War Myths

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Nothing steams me more than when people re-write history for their own nefarious purposes. Sure, much of history is subjective, and it generally is written by the victors, but some things are just flat-out truths. Facts are facts.

That’s why I enjoyed this Washington Post article: “Five myths about why the South seceded.”

Because as we get closer to April and the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Sumter we’re going to see more of this revisionist bullshit.

Disney Israel

Friday, January 7th, 2011

You might have seen this today: “Mickey Mouse magic: Disney plans Israel theme park“.

This is kind of not true.

Kind of.

The “Disney” in this case is not “The Walt Disney Company” but rather “Shamrock Holdings” – the investment firm set up by the late Roy E. Disney, nephew of Walt.

And the “theme park” is not a full park it’s going to be a movie theater and a mall.

But pictures of Mickey Mouse with “Israel” in the title sure sells more papers …

New Knee – Update

Friday, January 7th, 2011

So Dad is doing well with his new knee, he got home last night.

And went promptly to bed.

I can only imagine a surgery like that takes a bit out of you …

New Knee

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Sorry for the lack of posts, it’s been a busy few weeks.

Now today I’m distracted as my dad’s going in to Maine Med to get a knee replaced.

So please take a minute around 11:30 this morning to think of him. Thanks.

Regular posts will resume shortly.