Bag of Randomness

  • Remember that picture I posted the other day of the dog laying in front of the flag draped casket?  Here are the details behind the picture.
  • I wonder how Apple’s stock price will be affected today with the news that Steve Jobs is no longer CEO.  I wonder if Steve Jobs will still be living by the end of the year, but that’s just speculation on my part.
  • This is my favorite Steve Jobs story that comes from a NY Times article in Jan 2006:

In 1997, shortly after Mr. Jobs returned to Apple, the company he helped start in 1976, Dell’s founder and chairman, Michael S. Dell, was asked at a technology conference what might be done to fix Apple, then deeply troubled financially.

“What would I do?” Mr. Dell said to an audience of several thousand information technology managers. “I’d shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders.”

On Friday, apparently savoring the moment, Mr. Jobs sent a brief e-mail message to Apple employees, which read: “Team, it turned out that Michael Dell wasn’t perfect at predicting the future. Based on today’s stock market close, Apple is worth more than Dell. Stocks go up and down, and things may be different tomorrow, but I thought it was worth a moment of reflection today. Steve.”

  • If there’s one thing I don’t maintenance wise around the house, it’s keeping track of changing the air filters.
  • GeedingManor had a new roof put on yesterday.  It didn’t bother ToddlerGeeding one bit and slept through all her naps.
  • I bet if I was forced to work on roofs during summers while in college, my fall semester GPA would be a 4.0.
  • Not that I wasn’t that far off from a 4.0 anyways.
  • Well, for the most part.
  • But then again, it was a Hardin-Simmons education.
  • I remember walking though certain buildings in college and seeing fliers that advertised making over $10,000 a summer fishing in Alaska.  If my father wasn’t so ill, I bet I would have tried that out one summer, but now with all the reality shows I see about Alaska fishing, I know there’s no way I could have survived such a feat.
  • The most annoying thing about Storage Wars on A&E (other than Dave and his “yuuuup”) is that they often appraise their own stuff which inflates the value of their purchase.  On the most interesting items, yes, they take them and get them appraised, but sometimes it seems they are just making up a price for things they find.
  • In a preseason game, Chad Ochocinco got hit by a rookie, and the rookie was fined for the hit.  Ochocinco is going to reimburse the rookie for the fine.
  • Mark Cuban has a new idea to fix college football.
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One Response to Bag of Randomness

  1. Dude says:

    I have started using the web site Remember The Milk for recurring reminders and it works very well. I am sure that Google Calendar has features that help, too, but RTM sends me text messages/emails for reminders and is a breeze for setting up complicated recurrences. Joe Bob sez check it out…

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