To be honest, a majority of the blogging I do on here is meaningless ranting. There’s no summary or planning involved. I shoot from the hip, if you will. Sometimes it works out and people enjoy my rambling, other times it’s along the lines of “What the hell is he talking about?” Meh, it’s all whatever. I kinda had a plan for this particular post, but I got like halfway through and I realized that I had no idea what I was writing about. Something about technology *durr hurr*…
But anyway, it’s been a long long time since I lasted blogged and I was thinking about why. It’s because I’ve been so damn busy. Side business work has really started taking off, and life at home has been turbulent but I look forward to what the future might hold. Christmas is approaching (!!!!) and I can’t fricken wait. For the first time ever, I think, I’m more excited to give this year than to receive. It’s a strange shift, but I feel like that goes along with all the other changes I’ve gone through over the course of the last year and a half. I’ve gotten a lot of presents for Allyssa, and I plan to get a few more presents for her family and mine. It’s certainly the season for giving, and since there’s only been one day of any snow so far this season – I’m pretty much unable to complain about anything.
I finally finished reading the Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson. It was incredibly well written, and it really gives you a non-sugar coated idea of what Steve was all about. There was a lot of talk about the Microsoft/Apple view points on technology. Especially that Apple’s gated garden where everything works together and they control the experience from start to finish. Whereas Microsoft makes the product and let’s everyone else build onto it or build it into whatever. Open versus closed. I used to be in the open camp. Windows was what I was used to, what I learned in school, and what I had grown up with. That day in like 2001 when my parent’s brought home an indigo iMac was the first step that led me to where I am now. I hated that iMac to begin with. It was different, it operated differently, looked weird, etc, etc. Pretty much the same arguments that everyone throws at the Mac camp – even now a days. But since that was the only computer in the house that had an internet connection (Dreamcast, then Verizon dialup I think), I had to get used to it.
I was only 13 or 14 at that time, and I was just beginning to cultivate my tech knowledge. The standards, the acronyms, the hardware. I had my parent’s hand-me-down PC running a weird mashup of Windows 95/98SE that could barely run any new games that were out. If it wasn’t for the fact that I was just getting into computers, I probably wouldn’t have given the Mac a chance. Back then it was probably the 2nd or 3rd version of Mac OS X which wasn’t very impressive compared to 10.7 now. As I started using that iMac more, I began to see the fundamental differences between Windows and OS X. Ease of use, intuitiveness, and the fact that it just looks good at what it does.
I was planning on writing more, but some server stuff just came up at work so I’ll sign off for now. Thanks for reading, beeyotches.