October 6th, 2011

Writer's Block: Operation Giggles

What always makes you laugh?
Laughing. I do that quite effortlessly. It's not that difficult to make me laugh, but it's also equally as simple to make me cry :/ GIggling on the other hand; the word "poke" makes me giggle.

2poke

verb
pokedpok·ing

Definition of POKE

transitive verb
1
a (1) : prod, jab <poked him in the ribs> (2) : to urge or stir by prodding or jabbing <poked and scolded by the old folks — Upton Sinclair> (3) : to cause to prod : thrust <poked a stick at the snake> b (1) :pierce, stab (2) : to produce by or as if by piercing, stabbing, or jabbing <poke a hole> <poked holes in his heavily footnoted argument — David Stoll> c (1) : hit, punch <poked him in the nose> (2) : to deliver (a blow) with the fist (3) : to hit (a blooper) in baseball
2
a : to cause to project <poked her head out of the window> b : to make (one's way) by poking <poked his way through the ruins> c : to interpose or interject in a meddlesome manner <asked him not to poke his nose into other people's business>
intransitive verb
1
a : to make a prodding, jabbing, or thrusting movement especially repeatedly b : to strike out at something
2
a : to look about or through something without system : rummage <poking around in the attic> b : meddle
3
: to move or act slowly or aimlessly <just poked around and didn't accomplish much>
4
: to become stuck out or forward : protrude


Merriam Webster has provided the perfect definitions of said word, but it's the word itself that makes me giggly. Poke. Let me demonstrate.

http://tts.imtranslator.net/HpwX

just something about it. I've always been one to be an in-the-closet immature person, but even in public, I will let out a laugh.


Talked to John today for a bit. He might be in Brown, but conversation comes naturally to us. I really do miss him. Someone who understood me so well. never expected much out of our friendship. everything was just so natural and comfortable. And there was that same comfortable feeling during today's conversation. I wish AIM kept track of 5 year old conversations. Those made me smile. I also wish Katie and I never disabled our join LJ. that, too, made me smile. I get quite sad when I think about the meaningful friendships I let go off when I moved to this shit hole. Katie and I were supposed to buy a house together and marry a set of twins. Then, when I'm 60 and divorced, John and I were supposed to elope to Vegas to get married. So naive we were. The real world scares the shit out of me. The days of being naive. So simple. So sheltered.


Not so sheltered, yet still giggling at the word poke,

Meika



Writer's Block: Operation Giggles

What always makes you laugh?
Laughing. I do that quite effortlessly. It's not that difficult to make me laugh, but it's also equally as simple to make me cry :/ GIggling on the other hand; the word "poke" makes me giggle.

2poke

verb
pokedpok·ing

Definition of POKE

transitive verb
1
a (1) : prod, jab <poked him in the ribs> (2) : to urge or stir by prodding or jabbing <poked and scolded by the old folks — Upton Sinclair> (3) : to cause to prod : thrust <poked a stick at the snake> b (1) :pierce, stab (2) : to produce by or as if by piercing, stabbing, or jabbing <poke a hole> <poked holes in his heavily footnoted argument — David Stoll> c (1) : hit, punch <poked him in the nose> (2) : to deliver (a blow) with the fist (3) : to hit (a blooper) in baseball
2
a : to cause to project <poked her head out of the window> b : to make (one's way) by poking <poked his way through the ruins> c : to interpose or interject in a meddlesome manner <asked him not to poke his nose into other people's business>
intransitive verb
1
a : to make a prodding, jabbing, or thrusting movement especially repeatedly b : to strike out at something
2
a : to look about or through something without system : rummage <poking around in the attic> b : meddle
3
: to move or act slowly or aimlessly <just poked around and didn't accomplish much>
4
: to become stuck out or forward : protrude


Merriam Webster has provided the perfect definitions of said word, but it's the word itself that makes me giggly. Poke. Let me demonstrate.

http://tts.imtranslator.net/HpwX

just something about it. I've always been one to be an in-the-closet immature person, but even in public, I will let out a laugh.


Talked to John today for a bit. He might be in Brown, but conversation comes naturally to us. I really do miss him. Someone who understood me so well. never expected much out of our friendship. everything was just so natural and comfortable. And there was that same comfortable feeling during today's conversation. I wish AIM kept track of 5 year old conversations. Those made me smile. I also wish Katie and I never disabled our join LJ. that, too, made me smile. I get quite sad when I think about the meaningful friendships I let go off when I moved to this shit hole. Katie and I were supposed to buy a house together and marry a set of twins. Then, when I'm 60 and divorced, John and I were supposed to elope to Vegas to get married. So naive we were. The real world scares the shit out of me. The days of being naive. So simple. So sheltered.


Not so sheltered, yet still giggling at the word poke,

Meika



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Вопрос дня: Коррупция

Раньше гаишникам и контролерам в электричках давал постоянно, последнее время не даю. А Вы прокурор? Или мент поганый? При даче взятки не присутствовал. А мне предлагали дважды - отказался. А если не поганый, то какой же?

Writer's Block: When the moon hits the sky...

Describe your perfect pizza.
My perfect pizza would have to be thin crust with a reasonable base of tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, black olives, mushrooms, spinach, and turkey. It's lean so if you're health conscious, it's a plus but it definitely hits the spot especially if it's done right! Great, now I'm really craving pizza...

Вопрос дня: Коррупция

Скажите вам когда-нибудь приходилось давать взятки, либо присутствовать при даче взятки?
Да. Спешу сообщить, что придя однажды к мэру нашего города Тефтелеву в кабинет мне пришлось дать ему взятку в размере 10275 рублей. Он угрожающе махал своим эрегированным пенисом и крича: "Ху з йо дэдди?!", неприлично двигал тазом. Я был вынужден заплатить ему эту сумму. Прошу соответствующие органы принять меры в отношении сответствующего чиновника и вернуть мне мои деньги. Пожалуйста, ФСБ, если вы читаете это - обратите внимание на этот вопиющий случай!
я

Вопрос дня: Поэзия

Часто ли вы читаете поэтическую лирику или вообще стихи?
Да, довольно часто. Причём преимущественно свои или Тинн. Было очень одиноко, когда Тинн закрывала свою страницу на Стихи.Ру, даже не с кем было обсудить своё последнее творение. Хотя нет, правильно говорить, как альпинисты, "крайнее".
Firefly Mal Sad

RIP Steve Jobs 1955-2011

Fuck cancer. Fuck it Fuck it Fuck it Fuck IT.

I was a wreck today. Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, died at age 56.

And it's not because he was an idol of mine (he was), a true visionary (he was) or a local legend (he was), but because he died of pancreatic cancer. I honestly can't remember right now if my sister has the fast-growing kind, which was the type Patrick Swayze died from two years ago, or if she has the slow-growing tumor like Jobs, but either way it killed both of them and is killing her. He had surgery to remove the tumor in 2004, the same procedure from the same doctor at Stanford Medical Center that my sister went to, who told my sister that because her tumor is wrapped around some ventricles, it would be impossible to do.

The announcement of his death shook me because it showed that no amount of money in the world can prevent the silent killer from finally taking the lives of those who get it. It has a five year survival rate of less than five percent, and that's if you catch it even reasonably early.

I would like to believe that the death of a great visionary from such a horrific disease, one that is horribly underfunded, under-studied (mostly because patients have such poor long-term prognosis) would lead to more awareness of this form of cancer, but I highly doubt I'll really see any Pancreatic Cancer Awareness ribbons floating about or Pancreatic Cancer Walks or Runs being advertised. It has a shockingly high mortality rate because patients often are feeling fine or just a little under the weather until very little can actually be done.

The color for Pancreatic cancer, by the way, is Purple.

And now, I leave you with Steve's 2005 commencement speech at Stanford. This is honestly one of my favorite commencement speeches EVER and I do read it from time to time when I'm confused about life:
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я

Вопрос дня: Знамение

Верите ли Вы в знаки судьбы?
Честно говоря, перед моим поттерморовским распределением в Слизерин было довольно много "знаков", даже странно. От слушаемых песен до покупаемой одежды. От ослышек по ТВ до снов. Сейчас смешно перечитывать мои предположения из дневника насчёт этих "знаков", и думать, как оно всё странно получилось)
я

Вопрос дня: Любовь

Что главнее в жизни - любовь или чувство собственного достоинства? Готовы ли Вы пожертвовать одним ради другого?
Готова пожертвовать чувством собственного достоинства. Возможно, на людях я этого не покажу, но в душе могу быть полностью зависима. Вот, ещё одна моя грань... Хреново актёрство... Сама уже не знаю, где я-настоящая, а где очередная маска. И даже не знаю, хорошо это или плохо - иметь столько лиц.

Вопрос дня: Коррупция

Скажите вам когда-нибудь приходилось давать взятки, либо присутствовать при даче взятки?
считается ли взяткой это)
Давала деньги , что бы поставили зачет ))
на посту гаи_))
много раз причем))

Вопрос дня: Коррупция

Скажите вам когда-нибудь приходилось давать взятки, либо присутствовать при даче взятки?
Коробка конфет - тоже взятка. Так что в этой стране формально все дают взятки и искренне радуются, когда их принимают. Это, своего рода, хороший тон. А не дают взятки те, кто знает законы и регламентирующие документы лучше взяточников.
  • gorkiy2

Вопрос дня: Коррупция

Скажите вам когда-нибудь приходилось давать взятки, либо присутствовать при даче взятки?
нет!!!
я не буду кричать,что все продажные,что все так плохо.....я просто начал с себя! перестал делать плохое!!! следить за тем,что я делаю и никогда не прохожу мимо попавшего человека в беду! этого всем и желаю! меняем свою черствую основу!!!!!! не вечно живем,и всем воздастся!!!!

Вопрос дня: Коррупция

Скажите вам когда-нибудь приходилось давать взятки, либо присутствовать при даче взятки?
в процессе жизни порой были ситуации, когда я мечтала дать взятку, но не знала - кому и сколько

Вопрос дня: Коррупция

Скажите вам когда-нибудь приходилось давать взятки, либо присутствовать при даче взятки?
Естественно.чтобы обойти дурацкий закон,или ускорить процесс.

Вопрос дня: Коррупция

Почему люди покупают подделки? Глупость или жадность?
Да, но на самом низком уровне - врачам. Если бы не было очередей и полис давал право выбирать поликлинику, то не пришлось бы. При этом чаевые в кафе/ресторанах я взяткой не считаю.
Girl - music

Writer's Block: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?


He changed the way I listen to music and how I use my phone. I have a mini computer everywhere I go. So thank you Steve, for helping me stay in touch ♥
Girl - music

Writer's Block: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?


He changed the way I listen to music and how I use my phone. I have a mini computer everywhere I go. So thank you Steve, for helping me stay in touch ♥

Writer's Block: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?


To be who you are and not worry about what others may think about you. You cannot live your life for someone else. You're the only one that can live it to the best. R.I.P. Steve.

Вопрос дня: Коррупция

Скажите вам когда-нибудь приходилось давать взятки, либо присутствовать при даче взятки?
Меня зовут Андрей. Я работаю в Следственном Комитете г.Москвы. Пришел сюда год назад-бороться с коррупцией, как не смешно по зову сердца. И почти сразу понял, что с коррупцией никто здесь не борется. Коррупцией поражены-МВД и тот же Следственный Комитет.Предлагаю Вашему вниманию-запись разговора гр-на Н и Начальника 4 ОРЧ УВД Зеленограда по борьбе с орг.преступностью Гришина Ю.Н. В данном разговоре Гришин Ю.Н. склоняет гр-на Н к созданию организованной банды, для совершения разбойных нападений на предпринимателей г.Зеленограда. По данному поводу гр-н Н обратился с заявлением в июле 2011 г., приложив к данному заявлению аудио запсиь разговора- в СК РФ и МВД РФ, ФСБ РФ, Прокурору РФ и ГУСБ МВД РФ, однако до сих пор У/Д не возбуждено, Гришин Ю.Н. прошел аттестацию и продолжает "успешно" работать в полиции. Материалы проверки были отправлены со всех этих ведомств в СК Зеленограда, где сотрудники УСБ и СК Зеленограда, во главе с Начальником СК Зеленограда Галашко С.К. активно разваливают данный материал.Свою фамилию не сообщаю по известным причинам. По роду службы имею непосредственное отношение к аудио и видематериалам о коррупции в МВД. В дальнейшем выложу новые факты о загнивающей системе правосудия. Продолжение следует...(Пояснение- Начало разговора-"Ну рассказывай"-Гришин Ю.Н."что людям предлагать"- гр-н "Н")  http://www.youtube.com/user/MultiAnticorruption
  • rairame

Writer's Block: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life."------

so right..... and somehow with a feeling of lonelyness, hard words to retain the pass of time like an unique moment happening while breathing..
  • rairame

Writer's Block: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life."------

so right..... and somehow with a feeling of lonelyness, hard words to retain the pass of time like an unique moment happening while breathing..
  • rairame

Writer's Block: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life."------

so right..... and somehow with a feeling of lonelyness, hard words to retain the pass of time like an unique moment happening while breathing..
sex drugs HELVETICA BOLD

Writer's Block: When the moon hits the sky...

Describe your perfect pizza.



First of all - nice, soft crust. If the bread part of the pizza is too burnt or too crispy, the pizza is therefore ruined for me. I like tomato sauce, but a thin layer of it. Same goes for the mozzarella - I don't like when it's laid on so thick that it's chewy - I want it to melt in my mouth. As for toppings: spinach, fresh garlic, some finely chopped broccoli, a few little morsels of ricotta cheese, a bit of ground, spiced turkey sausage, aaaand pine nuts. (I know, that last one sounds like a weird topping, but, yes, it does have its place in the craft of pizza-making, and it is fucking awesome.)
justlockedmyparentsinacupboard

Writer's Block: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?
He was able to help think of things we didn't even know we might need.

And I like that quote! It's what I've been working on ever since I realized I wasn't living my dreams in even the tiniest way. It might become my motto.
justlockedmyparentsinacupboard

Writer's Block: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?
He was able to help think of things we didn't even know we might need.

And I like that quote! It's what I've been working on ever since I realized I wasn't living my dreams in even the tiniest way. It might become my motto.

Writer's Block: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?
Steve Jobs has, through his legacy, inspired me to create a set of products, without which wealthy people will feel naked.  Based on Steve's heroic and inspirational example, I will hire an unparalleled marketing machine to drive demand for those gadgets.  I will find a way to sell them to consumers for an enormous, mind-blowing premium and allow workers in third-world nations to produce the merchandise, so that my profits will be just that much higher.

Mr. Jobs has taught me that the most important thing I can do, is to become incredibly wealthy and powerful.   And to accomplish that by tapping into people's desire for new, shiny objects that inspire greed and coveting, at astronomic cost.

I will get working on these aims posthaste.  Thank you, Steve!

monarch does not approve of your bullshi
  • 041806

Writer's Block: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?
It hasn't/  Frankly, I think all of this noise for a dead shrewd businessman is a little ridiculous.  If it were Wozniak, okay, maybe.  But Jobs?  Was pure business.
Sensual

Writer's Block: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?



I suspect the answer to this for many of us, like for me, is "I don't know."

The sad thing about visionaries is that often the vast majority of the people whose lives they touched never really know the extent of it - their visions creep into our lives, stealing up on us unawares. Even if we know who they are, we don't realize that if it were not for them, this thing would never have been invented, that law would never have been passed, our lives would not be quite *this* kind of easy.

I have never been a particularly "Apple" girl - I used them in school growing up, I suppose, and I was peripherally aware of Steve Jobs, though mostly only in the punchlines of jokes. But though I don't particularly like most Apple products that I have tried, it is simply because they don't suit me. I can still recognize the vision in Mr. Jobs's work. It was one that few others could see, and yes, it affected us all. I have no doubt that there are myriad ways in which he touched my life, and me all unknowing.

The world will miss you, Steve. RIP.

Writer's Block: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?


My first computer was an AppleIIc... it had shit for games. I loved the old SAID games and you could never find them for Apple.

So I made my parents by me an Intel 486 Windows machine.

Now I work with computers foe a living. If it wasn't for Steve Jobs, I'd have never known who Bill Gates was or found the old blessed fields of Windows.
Stargate

Writer's Block: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?


Steve Jobs taught us to THINK DIFFERENT, not "think pedantically".

Because sometimes you just have to tell prescriptivists that it's OK to break the rules.

Rock that mock turtleneck, Steve.
James Dean - Mannequin

Writer's Block: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?


Well last night I called my sister... on an iPhone.
I posted about the death of Steve Jobs on FB, G+, and Twitter from that same iPhone.

I'm answering this question on a MacBook Pro.

Any of my digital art? Same Macbook. Although once or twice I did use Brian's iPad.

I'm not even what you would call a "fan girl" as I'm more than willing to complain about what I think is bad.

I find iTunes annoying for music management - to upload a song to my phone that way? If I bought it on Amazon please convert it first. Blah blah. Annoying.

But I do love this laptop. When Brian got his iPhone, I was like yeah that's nice and went with another which seemed cool, until it quickly drove me mad. Eventually it drove me so mad I had to start removing the battery when it would freeze for no damn reason, etc. I had no apps or anything on that piece of... So Brian decided it was time for me to upgrade to a phone that is relatively headache free and bought me the iPhone. Then he upgraded his computer so I got the Macbook as a hand me down, also at a time when my in use device needing replacing.

I'm happy with the products with his branding.

Also I will say that as they did the tributes to him, it was like a stroll down memory lane. As I said on FB and G+ -- as they showed those ancient early computers of theirs, ohh man how times have changed. My grandpa took me to see my uncle and his now hubby back when I was in elementary school. Don't remember how old I was but they had one of those, that I remember. It was a big WTF to me then. Even schools didn't yet have computers so it was so cool. Now? If a school didn't have a ton of then, I'd be wondering WTF for different reasons.

Writer's Block: Remembering Steve Jobs

This quote has inspired my life be allowing me to think outside the box when there's a problem that needs solving.  If something turns up missing, I don't ask if anyone has seen it.  The first thing I do is search to see if I can find it myself.  This works most of the time with clothing items, as there aren't too many places my clothes or towels can be without me or someone else taking them out of my room.  Participating in athletics is another way that I have to come up with something that works best for me.  What works best for me is pretending that I'm chasing a monster or someoe who's trying to take the top prize away from me.

Writer's Block: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?


That guy reminds me of a teacher that I despised when I was in high school. He looks so creepy and frightening. The only influence he had on me, is now that he is gone, I know he won't go near me, and as far as I am concerned, next to Michael Jackson, Brittany Murphy, pastors and all, that is one less asshole I know that I won't have an encounter with. I can't stand him, and as far as that goes, his death brings a peace of mind to me.

Writer's Block: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?


That guy reminds me of a teacher that I despised when I was in high school. He looks so creepy and frightening. The only influence he had on me, is now that he is gone, I know he won't go near me, and as far as I am concerned, next to Michael Jackson, Brittany Murphy, pastors and all, that is one less asshole I know that I won't have an encounter with. I can't stand him, and as far as that goes, his death brings a peace of mind to me.
apertures

Writer's Block: Remembering Steve Jobs

Inspiring how he overcame so many hurdles and injustices in life even from the moment of his birth. A great quote from his speech at Stanford University in this video from TED Talks :

"You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward." SJ.

http://www.ted.com/talks/steve_jobs_how_to_live_before_you_die.html#.To2XlHxbx_d.facebook


Glue Gun

Writer's Block: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?


It's no secret that I've always been a Mac girl. Even when the time came that I could no longer pay a premium for Apple computers and had to switch to a PC, I still really enjoyed the innovation and the products Apple released. I guess in a way that makes me an Apple hipster- yeah, I really did like Apple before it was cool. ;)

Growing up, my dad worked a tech support job, and the school district he worked for seemed to have a preference for Apple computers. I remember when I was real young, my dad would bring home new tech to play with and I always loved to play on the IIe. One day, he brought home a PC, with the 5" floppy disks and their "games" but it was such a pain to have to type everything in on that machine, hah. I had no interest in playing with the poor PC. Give me my Mac back!

Into high school, my love for Apple computers helped to bring me into my circle of friends. There was really only one other Mac geek, and I hauled my family's iMac (the one with the handle on top!) to overnight LAN parties to play Quake. I couldn't play anything else, but by golly I could play Quake! The other guys laughed but hey, I was the only girl, and I had the only Mac, so it seemed somehow appropriate, I suppose.

As I graduated high school and college approached, I invested in a newer iMac - the one with the flat-panel screen - and a first-gen iPod. I paid WAY too much for that brick - about $500. The wheel on the front actually turned, and it had an actual hard disk in it so when you started it up, you could hear the whirring and the familiar chatter of the drive thinking about what to do next. Talk about nostalgia! That iPod lasted me a good long while, though. Through many road trips and conventions, until it decided one day to just not wake up. I ran it hard from 2002 through 2008. Then, last year, I was finally able to replace it with an iPod Touch, which has been by my side ever since.

Apple's products have certainly kept me plugged in to the network, and they fostered my original love for technology. I can't say whether or not I would have gotten into computers as much had it not been for Macs... I really don't know. But Apple had certainly made the "transition" from not-so-tech-savvy into a computer user an easy one, and for that I am grateful.

When I read the obit on CNN last night, I was really struck by a quote from Steve Jobs that he gave at a graduation ceremony at Stanford in 2005. It kind of sums up how I've tried to live my own life, so it hits home for me.

"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on."

Rest in peace, Steve.
  • furisky

Writer's Block: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?


Steve and Woz, in their garage, really sparked the microcomputer revolution. Their dream moved the little 8bit boxes from hobby boxes into the home. I suppose you caould call it mainstream but back then the stream was barely a trickle. But it grew and grew. Apple changed a lot when the Mac came out, they became so IBM it was scary. For me personally, I flunked out of a semester of college because the physics department bought 2 Apple II+ computers and they had Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure. Needless to say i missed more and more classes until i had completed the last phase. But from that time foreward, the little boxes become a large part of my life.

Вопрос дня: Коррупция

Скажите вам когда-нибудь приходилось давать взятки, либо присутствовать при даче взятки?
Если не считать всевозможных подарков (конфет , коньяка ,и т.д.).То один раз с целью получить и так мне положенное.ну и бесчисленное количество для гаишников (куда деваться?)
nerv_white

Вопрос дня: Коррупция

Скажите вам когда-нибудь приходилось давать взятки, либо присутствовать при даче взятки?


Ага, может еще сразу рассказать кому, сколько и зачем?
hearts

Writer's Block: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?
I am an apple.  I grew up on apple, have insisted on apple, and have never wavered.

He changed the way we saw technology.  That it could go beyond function and math, and bring our potential for creativity to a place we never imagined.

He didn't deserve to die.  So long Steve, thanks for every thing.  Sincerely.
  • miyaa99

Writer's Block: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?
I think he best influenced me by considering both the appearance and the functionality of a product or project and see that both are necessary for success.

Вопрос дня: Коррупция

Скажите вам когда-нибудь приходилось давать взятки, либо присутствовать при даче взятки?
еще в 4 годика, когда папу остановил гаишник сказал: пап че ты с ним разговариваешь? да дай ему пару рублей и поехали! - гаишник отпустил за просто так))

Writer's Block: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?
I was not a follower of his, but I was shocked when I learned about his death late last night. It seemed like they kept his illness under wraps. A few times when he'd make the news I looked for information because he looked so thin and gray. But I never could find much. It was like everyone was in denial.

And then when he officially stepped down, people were talking about him in the past tense, so at that time I thought he had died! It was bizarre. But that's when I knew it must be bad. An obsessive workaholic like that doesn't step down unless he's literally near death.

I know he had many accomplishments. He achieved rock star status, the way people are acting today. But I can't help but think what his eternal stand was before Christ.

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

Mark 8:36

Вопрос дня: Коррупция

Скажите вам когда-нибудь приходилось давать взятки, либо присутствовать при даче взятки?
Да,давал! Когда это очень необходимо,не смотришь на коррупцию и другие принципы! 
EstiriOm
  • sodyera

Writer's Block: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?

The Whole World
©2011 Ariel Cinii (1110.08AMW:iac to the tune of “The Whole World in His Hands”)
In Memory of Steve Jobs

He put the whole world in our hands. (chorus)
He put the web-wide world in our hands.
He put the whole world in our hands.
He put the whole world in our hands.

He put a friendly little Apple in our hands (3x)
He put the whole world in our hands.

He put a mouse and a track pad in our hands (3x)
He put the whole world in our hands.

He put the Mac and the iPhone® in our hands (3x)
He put the whole world in our hands.

He put the little-bitty iPod® in our hands (3x)
He put the whole world in our hands.

He put the Leopard and the Tiger in our hands (3x)
He put the whole world in our hands.

He put the Windows and the Unix in our hands (3x)
He put the whole world in our hands.

He put the Widgets® and Safari® in our hands (3x),
He put the whole world in our hands.

He put the iPad® and the Mini® in our hands (3x)
He put the whole world in our hands.

He put our art and our music in our hands (3x)
He put the whole world in our hands.

He put a personal office in our hands (3x)
He put the whole world in our hands.

He put the gateway to the Future in our hands (3x)
He put the whole world in our hands.

Writer's Block: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?
Steve Jobs accomplished so much in his short life with little education and a wonderful imagination.  His inventions changed our lives forever.  If it wasn't for  him I may not be able to answer this blog on my home pc or have a lap top computer.

I have no intentions to take away for his many accomplishments in life.  However, what touches me the most is that in his death Steve Jobs can continue to change lives.  Already the web and news networks have given more attention to pancreatic cancer then they have since Patrick Swayze died in 2009.  You see this is a very personal issue for me and my family.  My husband, just 44 year old, passed away from pancreatic cancer shortly after Patrick Swayze did in 2009.  Before his diagnosis I knew very little about this devastating, deadly cancer.  It wasn't until if affected my life that I knew the warning signs and how very little treatment has advanced for this form of cancer in the past twenty years.  I didn't know that although Pancreatic Cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in this nation it only receives 2% of the National Cancer Institute's budget.

In closing I would like to thank Steve Job's for the life he lived and pray that his death will continue to change the lives of others for generations to come.

Writer's Block: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?


I knew past friends and I have current friends that have a hard time feeding themselves yet had and have all the greatest tech gadgets money can buy. Steve Jobs has changed a generation but I am not sure it was for the better! He was a brilliant and talented business man who inspired others to make millions but with the release of every new gadget, his legacy also includes his contribution to mass consumerism and materialism.
moss and roy fistbump

Writer's Block: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?
What can I say. For most of my life, I was surrounded by Apple products. Our first family computer was a big desktop Mac. My first laptop was (still is) a Macbook Pro. I love it. It's a fantastic product. I had an iPhone. I have a iPod nano. My family owns a iPad, my sister's iPod touch, my mom's iPhone, and my mom's work Macbook.
It was a new generation of information. I know I'm part of that Think Different Generation. Steve Jobs was clearly a visionary, the inventor of this age. He won't be forgotten.
Rest in peace.
  • ba1126

Writer's Block: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?
Well, as with most others, I am affected every day by the creations of his fertile mind; the computers, phones, Ipads, etc. that have changed how we communicate. and entertain ourselves.
He inspired my sons ; one used Apple computers to make his films in college and now WORKS for Apple, the other studied computers in college and made computer security his profession.
drunken donuts

Writer's Block: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?
He made it through some pretty extenuating circumstances to become successful and revolutionize computing. People looked at him and Steve Wozniak like they had 3 heads at one time for stating that their goal was to eventually put computers into the homes of Americans everywhere...and look at where we are now. I grew up with Macs in the late 80's and early 90's when it took a serious dork to boot up DOS and get games and applications functional (Macs at the time were 10,000 times more user-friendly), and saw all these computers evolve.

Admittedly, I began to hate Macs after System 8 got the axe and OS X made me shun Maccery forever after that. But I can't forget the late 80's and how those early Macs were such an integral part of my upbringing, and got an early start on my love of computers. Then when I got older and learned more about the business side of computing, Steve Jobs really struck me as an interesting CEO that didn't let adversity get in the way of accomplishing his goals. He had one hell of a life and now that I'm starting to live my dream of opening a software company, I hope I get to accomplish and revolutionize half what he did. RIP, he's among System 7 now.
Wonder woman Bones

Writer's Block: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?
He influenced the way I listened to music, the way I communicate with people, the way I studied and completed my degree, and the way I express myself. In turn, he affected everything I do in my every day life.

I love Apple technology and have since I was 17. Over the last 7 years, I have become dependent on the products and ideas he created, and I certainly couldn't picture my life without Apple products in it. The products exceed the quality, longevity and creativity that any other company could ever aspire to reach. I know I am not alone in this belief, and if it wasn't for Steve Jobs it wouldn't even be in my life making it easier and a whole lot more pleasant.

Thanks to Steve Jobs, many people's lives have been impacted positively. RIP. Will Apple ever be the same without his influence?

Writer's Block: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?


Steve Jobs taught me that comparing myself to others and having a narcissistic mindset will make me an individual, invincible to the walls of prudence and to be altruistic to, only those, that are like me, leaving everyone behind that is not a creative mind like I.
  • iltours

Вопрос дня: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?
When the Windows is hinging , I drove Ipad
When I do not want to take a heavy Canon, I photograph with Iphone
When I remembering the huge hall with a large university computer in it, while I'm working with my PC, I think, what the wonderful guys of my generation: Steve, Bill and others are.
Some of them were, unfortunately


  • iltours

Вопрос дня: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?
When the Windows is hinging , I drove Ipad
When I do not want to take a heavy Canon, I photograph with Iphone
When I remembering the huge hall with a large university computer in it, while I'm working with my PC, I think, what the wonderful guys of my generation: Steve, Bill and others are.
Some of them were, unfortunately


  • iltours

Вопрос дня: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?
When the Windows is hinging , I drove Ipad
When I do not want to take a heavy Canon, I photograph with Iphone
When I remembering the huge hall with a large university computer in it, while I'm working with my PC, I think, what the wonderful guys of my generation: Steve, Bill and others are.
Some of them were, unfortunately


Вопрос дня: Коррупция

Скажите вам когда-нибудь приходилось давать взятки, либо присутствовать при даче взятки?

если честно, то пару раз ... гаи .... стыдно ...

но с тех пор прошло уже достаточно много времени и никаких взяток.
PS
Взятки (исключительно для ГАИ) могут быть только для того, что бы избежать гимороя связанного с оплатой штрафа в сберкассе .
ну не люблю я туда ходить. если бы было можно оплатить штраф картой , то никаких взяток бы не было ...
Candle

Writer's Block: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?


In a very real way, Steve Jobs & Apple are responsible for my being in IT today. Sure, I had a Tandy CoCo growing up, and I taught myself BASIC, but it was in college where I landed a job in the writing center (which used Mac Pluses). I eventually became the go-to person for the entire school (much to the displeasure of the Office of Academic Computing) when it came to fixing problems people had with their Macs.

Here I am today, some 20-odd years later, and I'm up to my armpits in servers on a daily basis, doing IT, using an iPad to take notes and surf the web for answers, all while listening to my iPod.

In Pace Requiesat, Steve Jobs. If an afterlife exists, I expect you'll be transforming that before long as well. Thank you for everything.

Вопрос дня: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?
Этот человек сделал для цифровой индустрии больше, чем кто-либо за минувший век. Из жизни ушёл не просто человек, из жизни ушло поколение...

Вопрос дня: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?
Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?
Этот человек сделал для цифровой индустрии больше, чем кто-либо за минувший век. Из жизни ушёл не просто человек, из жизни ушло поколение...
Korean Dude

Writer's Block: When the moon hits the sky...

Piping hot 16" stuffed sausage and garlic chicago style.  The sasauge should not be precooked.  raw sasauge should be slightly precooked befor being placed in the oven.  The garlic should be raw and chopped and allowed to cook within the pizza.  Liberal use of a blend of Mozzarell and Provolone is a must.  A thick and savory sauce is also important.

...I would do things... horrible things... unforgivable things if I could get my hands on a chicago stuffed pizza.
coraline

Writer's Block: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?


The first computer I really learned how to use as a tool and not as a toy was a Mac SE in my high school's newspaper headquarters. I was the editor senior year, and I used that Mac to transition us from the old-style waxups method to the modern desktop publishing method. I took a Mac Classic with me to college and morphed from a Pre-Med major to a Journalism major to an English/Theology double-major, writing hundreds and hundreds of papers along the way. I learned to compose at the computer, and to this day, I can't even conceive of writing something productive with a pen and paper.

When I was ready to buy a more powerful Power Mac 6100, I had to write an essay for my dad justifying why I needed a Mac rather than a PC. Dad was an accountant, couldn't fathom the whole Apple mania thing, and, of course, he constantly drank the koolaid that said "Apple is going out of business soon." I explained that Macs reigned supreme in publishing, and that's where I was headed. He caved, and helped me buy a new Mac.

Before I landed my first professional job, I met a guy. He was an Engineering student, but he used a Mac. We bonded over being Mac people in a Windows world. Sixteen years later we're married, have a kid, and live in a log home partially off the grid. These days, he's an IT guy developing and maintaining Mac-based databases for a print ad agency. We have a matched set of MacBook Pros, a matched set of iPhones, and I use an iPad on a daily basis. Between the two of us, we have three iPods, and a fourth Nano on the way slated for the Spawn's use. In the next year or so, we plan to get a Mini or an iMac for the Spawn, as well.

After I met the future hubby and we both graduated from college, I worked a string of desktop publishing temp jobs until one of those landed me a permanent editing job at an educational publishing company, where I spent 11 years and really came into my own. Most of that time I worked on Macs, and I found something at that company that I was really good at. I finally developed the self-confidence that had been lacking my whole life, and earned the respect of the people around me. I no longer work there or even in quite that same industry, thanks to the economy, but my experiences there still color the way I see the world and my goals for the future. All thanks to the Mac.

In high school, long before the "Think Different" campaign, my friends and I had a saying -- "Weird is a relative concept." We took pride in the fact that we didn't bow down to the almighty status quo, and encouraged everyone to be their own person. We believed that, if everyone chose to do this, then individuality would be the norm, and no one would be ostracized any more. Everyone would be accepted and respected for who they were, our differences celebrated, and tensions eased or eliminated. It was our plan for achieving world peace.

Less than a week before we were to be married, my then-fiancee and I finally gathering all our like-minded "individuality rules!" friends in a single room, Columbine happened. We mourned the violent resurgence of the "anyone who is different is dangerous" mentality. I still fear that our son will clash with it when he begins school next year, but that hasn't stopped us from forging our own path and encouraging him to do the same. I still have hope that he will be accepted by his friends for who he is. Out here, on the edge where suburbia meets country living, people so far seem to be much more open-minded than they were in the cookie-cutter subdivision communities I grew up in.

I still plan to carry on and spread the message to be your own person both through my writing and through my parenting. And if we can instill our values into the Spawn, perhaps he'll be one of those who succeeds in taking the message to the world. Because, as we know, the ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are usually the ones who do.


coraline

Writer's Block: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?


The first computer I really learned how to use as a tool and not as a toy was a Mac SE in my high school's newspaper headquarters. I was the editor senior year, and I used that Mac to transition us from the old-style waxups method to the modern desktop publishing method. I took a Mac Classic with me to college and morphed from a Pre-Med major to a Journalism major to an English/Theology double-major, writing hundreds and hundreds of papers along the way. I learned to compose at the computer, and to this day, I can't even conceive of writing something productive with a pen and paper.

When I was ready to buy a more powerful Power Mac 6100, I had to write an essay for my dad justifying why I needed a Mac rather than a PC. Dad was an accountant, couldn't fathom the whole Apple mania thing, and, of course, he constantly drank the koolaid that said "Apple is going out of business soon." I explained that Macs reigned supreme in publishing, and that's where I was headed. He caved, and helped me buy a new Mac.

Before I landed my first professional job, I met a guy. He was an Engineering student, but he used a Mac. We bonded over being Mac people in a Windows world. Sixteen years later we're married, have a kid, and live in a log home partially off the grid. These days, he's an IT guy developing and maintaining Mac-based databases for a print ad agency. We have a matched set of MacBook Pros, a matched set of iPhones, and I use an iPad on a daily basis. Between the two of us, we have three iPods, and a fourth Nano on the way slated for the Spawn's use. In the next year or so, we plan to get a Mini or an iMac for the Spawn, as well.

After I met the future hubby and we both graduated from college, I worked a string of desktop publishing temp jobs until one of those landed me a permanent editing job at an educational publishing company, where I spent 11 years and really came into my own. Most of that time I worked on Macs, and I found something at that company that I was really good at. I finally developed the self-confidence that had been lacking my whole life, and earned the respect of the people around me. I no longer work there or even in quite that same industry, thanks to the economy, but my experiences there still color the way I see the world and my goals for the future. All thanks to the Mac.

In high school, long before the "Think Different" campaign, my friends and I had a saying -- "Weird is a relative concept." We took pride in the fact that we didn't bow down to the almighty status quo, and encouraged everyone to be their own person. We believed that, if everyone chose to do this, then individuality would be the norm, and no one would be ostracized any more. Everyone would be accepted and respected for who they were, our differences celebrated, and tensions eased or eliminated. It was our plan for achieving world peace.

Less than a week before we were to be married, my then-fiancee and I finally gathering all our like-minded "individuality rules!" friends in a single room, Columbine happened. We mourned the violent resurgence of the "anyone who is different is dangerous" mentality. I still fear that our son will clash with it when he begins school next year, but that hasn't stopped us from forging our own path and encouraging him to do the same. I still have hope that he will be accepted by his friends for who he is. Out here, on the edge where suburbia meets country living, people so far seem to be much more open-minded than they were in the cookie-cutter subdivision communities I grew up in.

I still plan to carry on and spread the message to be your own person both through my writing and through my parenting. And if we can instill our values into the Spawn, perhaps he'll be one of those who succeeds in taking the message to the world. Because, as we know, the ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are usually the ones who do.


  • aculana

Вопрос дня: Коррупция

Скажите вам когда-нибудь приходилось давать взятки, либо присутствовать при даче взятки?
Взятки нет, а вот подарки да. Многие так и поступают. Вроде бы взятка, а вроде бы  и нет.
  
  • e_gorka

Вопрос дня: Коррупция

Скажите вам когда-нибудь приходилось давать взятки, либо присутствовать при даче взятки?
Каюсь, грешен. Пару раз давал на лапу гайцам. Больше так не буду :)
red

Writer's Block: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?


My family got our first Mac in 1993. We'd had a DOS computer before; my father works in the telecom industry and I think he got it as a fun tech toy, but I never understood how to do anything except play one game. And it was a bad game. So the Mac was the first computer I learned how to use.

Apple still dominated the education market at the time, so Macs filled the computer labs until I got to high school. The first program I wrote was in HyperCard on a Mac Classic II. The first fanfic I wrote (an X-Men parody story written with my best friend, age 11) was typed on my family's Mac. I learned HTML on a Mac when I was 13. I used a G4 desktop throughout college and after I graduated and got a job I bought the MacBook Pro I still use, despite the fact that at that job we worked solely on Windows.

I do most of my programming on Windows. My salary for three years has been paid for by Windows (yes, working for you-know-who). I still advise my parents to keep buying Macs. Apple under Jobs knew how to design devices that were easy for people to use. Even when it went against established UIs. Even when experienced users would pick something up and say "this makes no sense." The fundamental thing that he understood is that what makes sense is what we're used to, and if you design something that makes sense to someone who's never touched a computer, everyone else will follow.

I disagree with Apple's monopolistic behavior, locking their devices, but I can't deny that it's allowed them to be hugely successful and get their products in many more hands. I read about Job's death on Twitter on my iPhone. He will be missed.
Box Dude

Writer's Block: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?


I remember in the early 90s, Apple IIes and NeXT workstations in the computer labs at my school. I adored the NeXT machines. More so even then the Sun Sparc stations I used in some of my classes. It's amazing to me that NeXT failed. But given the price tag, the reluctance of the market to switch to Unix and the incompatibility of the software, I suppose it was inevitable. But Jobs turned what was deemed a failure into an incredible success. Much of what succeeded with the iMac were components of the NeXT stations, produced much cheaper and a on a more friendly platform. He also taught all of us, in and out of the industry, that asthetics matter. You can have the greatest product in the world, but if it doesn't create an emotional connection with the client it won't necessarily succeed. And that's OK. It's alright to not have the fastest computer on the block as long as you enjoy using it.

Jobs also changed, forever, the way we interact with technology. I never imagined having such a connection with my smart phone, nor connecting with so many people via such a thing. But, dang, it's there. Kind of the way chat rooms were to me in the early 90s, but with me at all times and right at my fingertips.

He also showed the value of being the right person at the right time in the right place. We all know these ideas weren't his and his alone. He's had some amazing people on his team from the very start. Jobs, however, had this amazing ability to bring out the best in just the right kind of person. The results changed the world. [I wish that we can find such a talent to lead our country. I'm afraid, however, that such talent and personality doesn't exist in politics because the political environment stifles this kind of achievement. Whereas this kind of leader can set up his or her own environment in his or her own corporation.]

Just my $0.02 worth.
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Writer's Block: Remembering Steve Jobs

Well, that was a hell of a piece of news to wake up to.

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?


I've been a Mac person since 1993.

For my sixteenth birthday, my parents gave me a Macintosh Performa 200. I was stunned - we'd had computers at home since the days of the Sinclair Spectrum, but here was one of my very own!

It had a tiny black-and-white screen, came with a game to help you learn how a mouse worked if you hadn't had one before, and was, technically, portable (I also got a huge padded bag with a shoulder strap). It was way better than the 486s in the school computer room, even though those had 'Where In Time Is Carmen Sandiego?'.

I used my Performa until my final year at university, when student bedrooms got their own internet connection and I acquired a cast-off internet-capable Mac of my dad's to take advantage of this. The little guy is still kicking around, awaiting the mythical future home in which I will have room to install all my computers at once and do as yet unspecified Neat Stuff with them. I hope it still turns on by then.

When the G3 iMacs came out I was smitten. I'd never imagined a computer could be so beautiful. As soon as I could afford it I ordered a Ruby one (I wanted Tangerine, but they'd been discontinued), which was my home computer until late 2004. It, too, is in a cupboard awaiting resurrection.

I'm currently on a G5, PowerPC iMac which should probably be replaced (it would be nice to see what all the Lion fuss is about), but I'm waiting until something terminal happens to it or Apple realise that we're tired of white and we want our translucent orange computers back.

  • jl_max

Вопрос дня: Современная литература

Что полезно? Немного странно поставлен вопрос, на мой взгляд:) Лично мне очень нравится читать такие книги как:К.Кастанеда, Анхель де Куатье, Вербер "Империя ангелов", сейчас пускаем с подругами по кругу книгу "Пока я жива" Даунхэм. Современные они или нет, но в них заложен хороший смысл!!!!

Вопрос дня: Современная литература

Что полезно читать из современной литературы?
Полезно читать что-то далекое от работы. Если работаешь дизайнером, читай что-то по it. Если ты преподаватель, читай про менеджмент и т.п. 
  • alvul

Вопрос дня: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?
First of all I would like to say this: Dear world, please accept my most sincere condolences on the loss of Steve Jobs. He was a very energetic and talented, his life prove for any human being that many things are possible. At the same time he provides an additional lesson - nobody can live forever? even such a rich and great person. And the last lesson is, that God take lives according to his own point of view, perhaps when he decide, that you are ready for that. Isn't it enough to understand these lessons?

Writer's Block: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." He inspired a generation to Think Different. How has the legacy of Apple's co-founder influenced your life?
It was Apple/Mac products that finally sparked the creativity and ideas that were lying dormant inside me. I am forever grateful for that- no other platform or medium has done that for me. Thanks Steve- I really hope you can see from where you are the legacy you left, and how much people loved you.