Sunday, December 09, 2012

R. I. P. Buffy The Cat

Buffy was the perfect pet for fourteen years until hyperthyroidism did her in. I sensed she was in her nineth life but she was fine in the morning, and ate her food during the day, but I found her sick and unable to stand last evening. She was DOA at the emergency clinic. I guess she peacefully passed away during the car ride.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Steve Jobs, The Book

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson is a fascinating read. Jobs made technology beautiful and intuitive for everyone. He was an extreme perfectionist for Apple products, stores, and offices but yet, in the early days of Apple, he was a weird, barefoot hippie who believed you did not need to bathe if you ate nothing but fruit. He pushed his people to accomplish more than they thought they could. So Apple today is the greatest technology leader.

But Apple products are not for me. The Apple control freaks wish to control all aspects of the user experience but I like to know how a given technology works and use it as I please. So I have a modest Samsung Galaxy Ace SmartPhone with Android software. I can install any audio and video media files using a USB cable. No iTunes or App store for me. :-)