Memorial: RIP Steve Jobs – A Year in Passing

RIP Steve Jobs.

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1R-jKKp3NA]

His speech inspired my own Valedictorian Application Speech in high school. Steve Jobs inspired me.

“Do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do! …don’t settle.”

– Steve Jobs

He is probably the only CEO who has ever (and possibly will ever) make me cry. I’ll never forget the Keynote speech where he announced the Macbook Air. I was in the height of my Apple fangirl phase and I hung on his every word. I was moved to tears by the beauty of that piece of technological advancement (The Macbook Air), not so much for it’s own merits, but for what it represented. Progress, advancement… the fact that something so powerful could be so small blew my mind in terms of design possibilities

“Follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well-worn path, for that will make all the difference.”

– Steve Jobs

I leave you with this quote, that now appears to me in a somewhat ironic fashion given the circumstances.

“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.” – Steve Jobs

Think different.

RIP Steve Jobs

RIP Steve Jobs.

His speech inspired my own Valedictorian Application Speech in high school. Steve Jobs inspired me.

“Do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do! …don’t settle.”

– Steve Jobs

He is probably the only CEO who has ever (and possibly will ever) make me cry. I’ll never forget the Keynote speech where he announced the Macbook Air. I was in the height of my Apple fangirl phase and I hung on his every word. I was moved to tears by the beauty of that piece of technological advancement (The Macbook Air), not so much for it’s own merits, but for what it represented. Progress, advancement… the fact that something so powerful could be so small blew my mind in terms of design possibilities. My tears of astonishment were for the future.

“Follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well-worn path, for that will make all the difference.”

– Steve Jobs

I leave you with this quote, that now appears to me in a somewhat ironic fashion given the circumstances.

“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.” – Steve Jobs

Think different.

my favorite mac apps

My awesome friend Diana got a Macbook this week! In honor of her, and this very helpful machine I type on, here are some of my favorite mac apps:

The best of the best are bolded. Enjoy : )

Tech Support?

I have a dilemma!

So as I recently blogged, I just got a new Macbook Pro for school. This is my first laptop and now I have two computers availible for my personal use. The laptop and the desktop that I am typing this on. First some specs:

Mac OX X Leopard Version 10.5.8

2 GHz PowerPC G5

20″ matte display, 1680 x 1050

iLife ’08

iWork ’09

Legit copy of Adobe CS3 Design Premium

250GB Built in Hard-drive

Last model before iSight camera became standard

I’m at a bit of a loss here. I really don’t know what to use two computers for. I’m already running into confusion with files being on one computer and not on the other.

Someone recently suggested that I sell the desktop computer since I am not using it. This sounds like a logical idea, but I am a bit hesitant. I feel that the desktop is a bit more reliable because it isn’t at a great risk of being lost of stolen. That said, if it was stolen I would still need to invest in a replacement laptop so having the desktop wouldn’t really benefit me. From looking at similar models on craigslist I reckon I could get about $500 MAX for it.

I suppose one pro on the desktop side is working with video. My laptop has one firewire 800 port but I don’t even have a cable that supports that. My video projects as of late have been filmed with my digital picture camera that connects via USB. I’ve stopped using my old video camera because it shoots really grainy footage (and is quite outdated). To be honest it hasn’t been the same since I took it on the Empire State Building (New York, New York : P). So I guess since I only need a USB port video isn’t much of an issue.

I have also considered using the desktop purely as a backup for the laptop but to be honest that feels like a waste of desk space.

So what should I do? Sell? Trade? Use as a backup? Do you know of another use that I am overlooking? Let me know in the comments.

LAPTOP!!! : D

On Friday I finally got a laptop for school! I waited all year for Apple to catch up with the quad-core technology and then when they started their student promotion (free iPod Touch) I knew the time had finally come. As much as I hate consumerism (and I must admit, I wasn’t completely happy with the idea of getting a new product) I really love Apple and what they have done for technology. As i’m getting older my fangirl rose-coloured glasses have come off but Macs are still my machine of choice.

I went to the Apple store in Pacific Centre to ask some questions and get some information. I didn’t intend to make a purchase there but then I realized that ordering online would just mean more waiting and extra, unnecessary shipping fuel/packaging. The fact that it was iPad release day had also slipped my mind. My conversation with the “bouncer” went something like “Dude, I don’t want an iPad, I just want to buy a computer…” haha. We had to wait in line (only for a few minutes) and then this chick with cool hair helped me.

My friend and I did a special unboxing : D

15″ Macbook Pro (Which I have named “Finn Hudson”)

  • 2.66GHz Intel Core i7 processor
  • Precision aluminum unibody enclosure
  • 4GB RAM (may upgrade this to 8GB)
  • 5.4-inch (diagonal) matte widescreen display
  • iWork
  • Apple Care Protection Plan

32GB iPod Touch (which I have named “Rachel Berry”)

(My last gen of electronics was named after Wicked characters so I figured I should continue the musical tradition hehe)