“If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” –Steve Jobs, Stanford commencement address, 2005
Firstly, I am not going to post a long lengthy apology for not having blogged in some time, nor am I going to make promises to blog more in the future. Since my father-in-law passed away early last year, we have been extremely busy. We purchased and moved into our own house, replaced my Ranger with a Volvo after the engine finally gave up, became god-parents to a gorgeous little girl, and in between all of this found time to actually renovate the house in various ways. and deal with the passing of a loved one.
He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man. — Antoine de Saint-Exupery
When I met my wife 7 years ago, I can still remember us going out for the first time, and her being on her phone at least 6 times while we were walking around at Gateway shopping centre. At the time I got extremely jealous, however, she at that point made it very clear to me that her dad will always come first, no matter what, and to accept her, he will be part of our lives. Her mom passed away in 2003, after suffering from MS for 4 years, and he was all she had left.
“One more thing …” — Steve Jobs, Apple Product Launch, June 2011
Four years ago a colleague introduced me to Apple, and in particular the white MacBook. Leopard was launching, and we spent hours researching the operating system, discussing how a Mac actually work, and after some consideration two Apple MacBooks acquired. It didn’t take long for the appeal of Apple products to catch on in your family, and not long after we purchased two new iPhone 3G’s. The MacBook became part of every day life for me. I became a fan, and today, my house if filled with everything from a Time Capsule to iPad’s to AirPort Extremes. I use a MacBook Pro, and the only PC left in our home is the Windows Server, solely because we haven’t gotten around to replacing it.