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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'm typing this on my MacBook Pro, with my iPhone next to me. I have three iPods (80gb, 160gb and a 2gb Shuffle), My dad got a Mac Plus in 1987, I got my first computer (a hand-me-down SE) in 1990...I think? and I've had one ever since. My first Powerbook was another hand-me-down from my dad in 1998. Everytime I get a new Mac, I'm amazed at how much it improved over the last one...and I thought the last one was pretty damn amazing.

And every machine he made is just so...cool, too. He was the first guy tho realise tech didn't have to be ugly. The feeling you get when you get a new Mac toy...when you open the box (also exquisitely designed)...it's like Indiana Jones opening the Ark. You expect a light to shine up from within and an "ah-ah-ahhhh!" song to start.

He should have had 30 more years to make us cool stuff dammit.

PS: How damn awesome is this photo!?
Serious

You have GOT to be freaking kidding me.

Dan Shaughnessy, this is all. YOUR. Fault.

Oh, right. Tampa will never come back from a 7-0 deficit. Yep. NEVER.

I never Tweet, but I did last night. It's no longer "The Curse of the Bambino." Now, it's "The Curse of @Dan_Shaughnessy."

See!? I'm not the only one who thinks so! You can see it for yourself, right here!



And also, HA!!!! Red Sox have Dan Shaughnessy to Blame.

However: "You could point a finger at every guy in this locker room -- maybe not Jacoby [Ellsbury], he pretty much did everything he could -- but every guy in this locker room could have won one more game for us. I could have won a few more, I know that for a fact. It's a team game, and we had a lot of stuff go wrong for whatever reason."
Lost-Watch

Writer's Block: Remote control

What’s your favorite show on television?
Ever? Or just currently?

Ever, I'm going to have to go with The Twilight Zone. The fact that they're still interesting 50 years later says a hell of a lot.

Currently...? Hm. A year or so ago, I'd have said Lost. Now..? Tough call. Probably my favourite new show is Law & Order UK. I'm really in love with it, and dying to see the next episode tomorrow (OMG). It also captivates me because it's old original Law & Order eps from 10+ years ago (mainly, the awesome Lenny years), updated to the 21st century and transferred from NYC to London. Even the most classic eps, like the one where Rey takes the woman whose baby has gone missing back through her day to retrace her steps and it ends up she put the child in a furnace so it could be in heaven...they're just different and fresh.

And, okay, yeah, I love playing the "how long does it take to identify the episode" game. A lot.