I am actually an alumnus of three different universities. All undergrad. All within four years after completing high school. That’s kinda strange, but does give me a few teams to root for.
One of those is playing in a bowl game today!
At 1:00pm on ESPN2, you can see the UB Bulls take on UConn (do they have a football team?) in the International Bowl (I think) up in Toronto, Canada. (What is it with Buffalo teams playing in Canada???)
UB actually is not only competitive this year… they’re pretty good! We’ll be rooting them on here.
Also, as a little piece of trivia… way back in the spring of 1994, the UB football team roster included this name: Greg Campbell.
It’s true! But I gave up my career in football to pursue a degree from Cincinnati Bible College and helping people learn to live with Jesus. That’s been an interesting ride! Not what I would have expected. But, I definitely wouldn’t change anything.
I just might be picturing me out there catching passes in the UB blue today… 🙂
Today at 1pm EDT, Apple fans all around the world will be tracking the always greatly anticipated announcements to come from the keynote presentation at the annual Macworld Convention and Expo in San Francisco, CA. But this year, the keynote will be a bit different. And perhaps less highly anticipated than usual?
No Steve Jobs.
This year, one of the most famous CEOs on the planet will not be presenting the reports on Apple’s progress, the new products, and he most certainly won’t be uttering his now-famous line, “One more thing…” Does that mean Apple will not be announcing any new products of any significance? Is it just because this is the last Macworld that Apple will be attending?
Will it still be FUN????
Seriously. This day just after Christmas has been just as big (and fun) as any holiday for Apple fans around the globe. It used to be even more, but Apple has begun announcing product updates and releases much more on their own schedule, and throughout the calendar year over the past several years. They have already diminished the significance of the first Tuesday in January, but … still…
My thought is that it’s a little bit of everything. Life changes. Obviously, Apple has decided that the big trade show/convention deal is not in their best interest. (Even one with their name in it!) So, that is a change. Eventually, Steve Jobs will move on from Apple. That will be a change. Life is change.
Today, I, along with Apple fans all over the world, will be following along (as we are wont to do) as Apple moves forward. A bit unceremoniously (last Macworld keynote… no Steve Jobs…) but I’m sure to more FUN in the future. 🙂
I may have a report here later regarding whatever “FUN” Apple announces today.
[NOTE: I am writing this as a fan of Apple, not as an employee of Apple, Inc. I have no special knowledge, or inside information on products or personnel or anything of the sort. So don’t ask.] 🙂
Check out the extensive video tutorials for both iWork ’09 and iLife ’09. Some really amazing new features in iLife like face recognition, amazing integration of geo-tagging, and a greatly improved iMovie app.
No time to go in depth here, but definitely worth the upgrade. Both iWork and iLife are $30 off through April 20 with the purchase of a new Mac. And you can buy a Mac Box Set (Leopard, iLife 09, and iWork 09) for $169. (That’s a really good deal, actually.)
I never feel relaxed. Ever. I have been noticing this for a while now. It’s rather disturbing, actually.
I can’t pinpoint the exact reason(s) for it, but mainly it stems from the fact that I never complete anything. I always feel like there are 7 other things I need to be doing at any point in time. I bet some other people feel that way, but I wonder if they really do have that many other things they need to be doing? I am beginning to feel quite alone in that way.
Not sure what can possibly change. We have expenses, and we need income. My seven (plus) endeavors don’t bring in enough money (individually, or cumulatively), so I continue to seek out more sources of income.
“It’s a bad economy,” you might say. And some do. And, to an extent, it is. But the “bad economy” is not personally affecting me. This is just how it has always been for me. I’m not good at making money. I’m very good at everything I do, but not good at translating that into a fair wage. Which… is frustrating.
So, I continue to work insane hours and days… and I am tired, and my family is tired (from not having me around much). It’s an endless cycle it seems.
We are investigating a few potential new sources of income. Hoping they will bring enough money for time invested so that bills can be paid, maybe hours can be used differently, and maybe… perhaps… I can ever relax?
Not sure about that. That might be more of a condition of my heart. But whatever it is, it’s no fun. Not at all.
I just needed to say all that. If I ever learn anything from it that’s helpful… I’ll share it here. For now, I’ll just keep feeling not relaxed.
I often listen to podcasts while I work (at my home office), and frequently, they are produced by twit.tv. This afternoon, I began listening to the latest episode of the main show, This Week In Tech (TWIT), and there was a surprise guest… Geordi La Forge! 🙂
Didn’t know he was so much of a tech guy. AND, a Mac guy! Very nice. Knew I liked him… 😉
I’m certain you’ve heard of the improbable circumstances surrounding the plane crash (and survival of all aboard) last week in NYC. Came across this video today from the Coast Guard camera that watches the events unfold.
How crazy is it that I can stream this live event on my blog? If I am able, I’ll have a comment on the 44th president of the United States later today (or later this week). But for now, enjoy the cool technology! 🙂
Hulu has over a dozen of the most recent presidential inauguration speeches uploaded to their site (Eisenhower’s was the oldest one). Pretty cool to watch history like that. Unedited, uninterpreted. But looking back after we know the outcome. It was the present – speaking of the future – when they were giving those speeches. Pretty fascinating.