A truly sad day

By | October 5, 2011

Steve Jobs 1955-2011

Steve Jobs passed away today. Although I didn’t know him personally, I still feel a sense of loss. Steve has been and always will be a personal hero of mine – a true inspiration. My heart goes out to his family.

Apple updates its Leadership page

By | August 25, 2011

This just looks so odd to me…

Apple Leadership page update to remove Steve Jobs

On a side-note, Jonathan Ive looks a little conspicuous now, as the lone non-smiley guy.

Steve Jobs Resigns as CEO of Apple!

By | August 24, 2011

I haven’t been doing much blogging lately, but this is way too big not to make note of. Today, Steve Jobs formally resigned his position as Apple’s Chief Executive Officer. Wow!

Steve’s resignation letter

To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:

I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.

I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.

As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.
I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.

I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.


Although he has maintained an active role with Apple, Steve has been on medical leave since January (2011). Given his ongoing health issues, we all knew this day could come, but it was no less shocking when I read the news today. Apparently Steve’s resignation as CEO, his election to Chairman of the Board, and Tim Cook’s election to CEO all take effect immediately. The full press release is available, here.

This is so sad! Take care of yourself, Steve. All our best go out to you and your family.

Weed Card by Garfunkel and Oates

By | April 20, 2011

YouTube Link | Via Laughing Squid

Journal Bandolier by Cleverhands

By | April 20, 2011

Journal Bandolier by Cleverhands

In today’s world of iPhones and iPads I don’t find myself carrying a paper notebook too often anymore. But when I do, carrying the associated pens and pencils is usually a little cumbersome. Fortunately this cool Journal Bandolier by Cleverhands looks like it could be exactly what I need. It comes in multiple sizes and styles.

From Cleverhands:

Some time ago I made a journal bandolier for myself. After the 8th person asked me where they could get one it occurred to me that I wasn’t the only person sick of losing pens and breaking pencil points, or having inspiration hit only to find I had nothing to draw or write with!

This style of Bandolier is handmade using black leather and elastic. The strap is 2 inches wide and sewn into a loop which measures 5.75 inches long when laid flat. It fits easily around books that run a little over 5 inches wide such as the Moleskine 5.52×8.25 inch journal or the Handbook journal of a similar size. Each loop is approximately 1 inch wide. There are a total of 7 loops.

This is a handmade item and will have variations from the photograph. I find many of my materials, including the leather in this bandolier at a center for creative reuse to improve the carbon footprint things I make.

Journal Bandolier on Etsy | via Swissmiss

Creating a Fantastic World

By | April 20, 2011

Very cool identity piece by Yasuhiro Kobari.

Vimeo Link

Site will be down tonight due to Media Temple scheduled maintenance

By | April 11, 2011

My Host, Media Temple, has informed me that they’re doing scheduled (major) maintenance tonight on their Grid-Service. The site may be down from 9:00pm to 1:00am PDT, and possibly longer.

MAINTENANCE ACTION: (mt) Engineers will be making significant changes to the back-end network used for the (gs) Grid-Service. This maintenance will improve reliability and assist in the speed of resolving network related incidents.

Sounds great! I don’t like the site going down, but if it means improving the Grid I’m willing to live with it. Apparently Cluster.01 and Cluster.02 are getting the most attention. That’s good news since I’m on Cluster.01.

Apple’s iPad 2 Commercial

By | April 10, 2011

I really love Apple’s new iPad 2 commercial. Unlike their competitors, Apple tends to avoid spewing specifications that most people don’t understand anyway. This is a shining example of good advertising. It promotes a user-experience over gigahertz and megabytes.

YouTube Link