He felt as if his heart had dried up. I needed her he thought. I needed someone like her to fill the void inside me. But I wasn’t able to fill the void inside her. Until the bitter end, the emptiness inside her was hers alone.
― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore
I used to believe that I would always prefer to read from the printed page. Under ideal conditions, I still do. But two events changed my habits: I was eventually forced to acquire reading glasses. Then the iPad came out. Now, I zoom and pinch the text.
My personal life has been on something of a downward spiral lately, negatively affecting both my health and finances. Things finally came to a head when my primary computer broke down. Unfortunately, I have no means of getting it repaired within the short term. Photography and blogging will have to take a back seat while I figure things out, or not. Presently, I’m at a loss.
We do things because they are right and just and that is who we are. That’s who we are as a company… If you only want me to make things, make decisions that have a clear [Return On Investment], you should get out of this stock.
― Tim Cook countering a certain stockholder’s objections to Apple’s environmentally-friendly practices.
“Yes, that was my name. I WAS GANDALF.”
“Indeed my friends, none of you have any weapon that could hurt me.”
– J.R.R. Tolkien (Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers)
P.S. How’s everyone coping with their post-Olympics depression/hangover?
Monochrome version of this color image.
Two fierce rivals working together. Who still has a Hotmail account these days?
I will carry you
To wherever it is laptops go to die
And don’t think it won’t be hard on me
How’m I ever gonna find a way to justify
The money I will spend on something new
For a laptop like you
– Jonathan Coulton
Remembering my first laptop…
Reworking of an earlier image.
My life through iLife.