Education Done Right

If you remember, a while ago, I ranted about the problem with education, as well as how we teach today the same way we taught 50 years ago, despite changes to technology, and generations, and learning styles.

Well, I’m pleased that people are starting to get it. Continue reading

God Speaks Through Shuffle

Today’s post is going to be short, since I don’t know that I have a whole lot to say on the subject…

Have you ever found yourself driving in your car, listening to your iPod while it is on shuffle and the perfect song for whatever you are going through comes on? Continue reading

Simple Things

Last night found me at the home I spent almost a year and a half in when I was in Master’s Commission. It was a time to relax, enjoy each others company, oh, and do some work for Rodney…

The issue was about printing over a network. His printer wouldn’t show up on the network, he couldn’t get anything to see it, and it was frustrating him. So after dinner, while they went to watch survivor, I went into his office to try and fix it. I went in armed with knowledge of 2 Apple classes (Lion 101 & Lion 201) and the confidence of an Apple Certified Support Professional…

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Do_Magic

Well, I have been very busy the last few days taking classes about Mac OSX Servers and being a nerd. It has been a lot of fun, but it has also left my brain fried.

So today, I decided to leave you with this little gem I discovered in my class: Continue reading

Finishing Projects

Have you ever had something you have been working on but, for whatever reason, you couldn’t finish? Welcome to the last year and a 3 months of my life…

1 year and 3 months ago, my laptop died, leaving me with sooo many unfinished projects. For a while, it would bother me. I would dream of getting new computer, and the first thing I’d do would be to finish all those unfinished projects… Then as I got used to having to explain why I couldn’t finish a project, it slowly stopped bothering me. Continue reading

On Losing One of My Heroes

 

Last night, I wept for a man I never met. I wept for his family, his friends, and for the world. As some of you may or may not know, Steve Jobs, the former CEO & co-founder of Apple, passed away yesterday. Something that not many of you did not know, but are probably not surprised to learn, is that Steve Jobs was one of my heroes. It actually really doesn’t have anything to do with Apple. I watched his commencement at Stanford University in 2005 on YouTube shortly after he gave it, and it was then that he became my hero. So here are some of the things that I admire most about him, complete with the things he said that led me to that admiration.

You can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever – because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well worn path, and that will make all the difference.

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