2017

Perform the work that has to be done without attachment

I like most of Dana Stabenow’s work, and while I didn’t particularly like Dead in the Water, I did enjoy some of the quotes in the book, such as, “Always perform the work that has to be done without attachment,” which comes from the Bhagavad Gita, of which there are many translations (such as this one, this one, and this one).

Apple’s Terms: We may slow down your old iPhone

So on page 51 of Apple’s iPhone Terms and Conditions it clearly states, “We may slow down your iPhone to increase the sales of new iPhones.”

(It may say that, who knows. Having just updated iOS, I wouldn’t mind if they get sued over the ridiculous length of that doc.)

ThinkGeek clearance sale alvin December 27, 2017 - 2:15pm

If you like ThinkGeek, they’re having an “up to 75% clearance sale” right now (December 27, 2017).

ThinkGeek

There’s a lot of things that take place in this business that you can’t control

Brock Osweiler on the Denver Broncos quarterback situation, circa December, 2017: “There’s a lot of things that take place in this business that you can’t control,” Osweiler said. “And I think the sooner you learn that, the better mindset you’ll have toward situations like this. So I support whatever the front office decides, the coaches decide. I’m just here to work hard and play quarterback when my number is called.”

Hello, Scala: A Scala tutorial alvin December 18, 2017 - 10:17am

As I mentioned last night, I’m creating a website named Hello, Scala (hello-scala.com) as a simple introduction and tutorial for people interested in the Scala programming language.