I just found this “motivation” note I wrote to myself when I was writing on the Scala Cookbook: “Think of yourself as the author writing the Steve Jobs biography (Walter Isaacson); you want to get the facts right, you want the book to be ‘deep,’ and well-organized.”
After reading that Apple was granted a patent for an iWatch/iTime device that includes “gestures,” it made me think of a company whose name I can’t remember, but they wanted to let you perform gestures in front of your Mac/Windows PC. If you could perform gestures in the air over your iWatch device, like in The Minority Report, that would be pretty cool.
One woman can make you fly like an eagle, another can give you the strength of a lion, but only one in the cycle of life can fill your heart with wonder and the wisdom that you have known a singular joy. ~ Twin Peaks
A great quote from Jonathan Ive about focusing on product, and how when you focus on product (design), everything else just falls into place. (Personally I think this is true when someone is clearly in charge, like when Steve Jobs was in charge, or now that Mr. Ive seems to be in charge of design and software.)
Before the thyroid cancer and radiation treatment I could bench press the entire stack of weights. Today I can only do the amount shown. All I can say is that you do what you can do on any given day, and try and hope to keep getting better every day.
The Alaska Dispatch News, founded in 2008, bought out the Anchorage Daily News within the last year. This is the first print edition of the “new” newspaper. (The adn.com website was changed over some time ago. Image from here.)
I just read that James Garner passed away. I know he was in many good movies and tv shows, but I’ll always remember him in The Rockford Files. Every episode had at least one car chase, cigarette smoking, a phone call from a pay telephone, and drinking. In most episodes he was helping a “damsel in distress,” in which he often held her elbow (or upper arm) as they walked. I won’t say it was a great show, but for some reason (him), you just watch it. It was one of the first shows I watched when Netflix came around.
For about the third day since this all began, I feel relatively healthy and almost human. In fact, I haven’t felt this good since a doctor prescribed steroids for me a few months ago. Hopefully this means I’m on the mend.