Friday, September 24th, 2010
One of our beloved Kansas City Chiefs is in a new YouTube video encouraging us all not to text and drive. Good advice! I’m still waiting for someone to invent a device that you can add-on to your vehicle and disable your SMS ability while your car is in motion. I think it would be especially useful for parents who have teenagers. I know if I had a teen child, I’d be very worried and concerned about them texting and driving… iPhone users or otherwise. Anyway, here’s the video (special thanks to Eric K. for sending this over to me when I got to work today):
Who is that guy? Well, I’m pretty sure the Chargers know who he is. Hint: He’s the man with the long locks returning the punt for a TD on the opening “Monday Night Football” night:
I hope everyone enjoys their weekend. I know that several of our staff, including myself, will be at the Chiefs game this weekend against the San Francisco 49ers. I’ll also be in Columbia on Saturday to watch the Missouri vs. Miami (Ohio) game. Lots of driving for me, but rest assured, no texting!
Stay safe and have a great weekend. Keep ordering those repairs and we’ll be back Monday.
Wednesday, October 21st, 2009
Morning friends. Did you catch the expo yesterday? Whole lot of fun new toys from Apple (check out the new MacBook and iMac) just in time for holiday shopping. Not to mention the glorious return of death-defying Steve Jobs making his first public appearance since his liver transplant. Healthy lookin’ fella, that Jobs. Aside from just being compelling than the interim keynote speakers and the catalyst behind Apple’s decade-long transformation into an industry leading corporation, Steve has allowed stock holders to breath a little easier since he’s been in good health. Because of what he’s done for Apple Inc. in the last ten to twelve years, it seems that the value of Apple’s shares fluctuate precisely with his medical status. But fear not, investors. Apple just had the most astounding fiscal quarter of their existence.
According to Yahoo Finance, Apple just sold 3.05 million desktops and notebooks and 7.4 million iPhones in a quarter when more and more software and hardware developers are in danger of closing shop. Shares that dropped to $78 this time last year are now hovering around $200, and this summer’s price drop across the board is helping retail sales shatter records. Huzzah. Lower prices for consumers, confidence in a shaky economy, everybody wins. Yahoo sums up, “So, to recap: Apple sold more Macs and more iPhones than in any previous quarter in the company’s history. Before the holiday quarter. And in midst of the worst economy we’ve seen in 50 years.” Not bad, little computer company that could. Now if I’d only bought in during the Gil Amelio era when stocks were about $3 per share. Eh. Hindsight is 20/20.
One more piece of great news- The Kansas City Chiefs avoided a winless season with their victory over the Washington Redskins on Sunday. So we’re halfway to being an improved team over last year’s disaster box. I have a strong feeling that they’re going to win out the rest of the season and become Superbowl Champions. You just wait and see.
Monday, August 31st, 2009
Happy Monday morning, friends! Why should it be happy, you ask? Well, I’ll tell you. The over-the-weekend reviews of Mac OS 10.6, while fewer than past iterations, are overwhelmingly positive! Users who waited in Apple store lines for Snow Leopard seemed to be thrilled with the new features, especially for a mere twenty-nine American dollars. And for that you get a more streamline OS, visual and practical improvements to apps like Safari and Quicktime, and a whole gaggle of new toys you developer-types are going to love.
In sadder news, The Kansas City Chiefs. That’s it. We Chiefs fans were excited about the prospect of a Herm-free Carl-free season, but it looks like our joy might be short-lived. With an offensive line that apparently has no concern for the safety of our QBs, a starting QB who’s injury is keeping him from starting, and now a fired offensive coordinator, I’m not sure if this season looks any brighter than last year’s two and fourteen debacle. But there’s always hope. In fact, with so much Change, I think there’s more Hope than ever, so I’m going to go ahead and declare that the official slogan of this season’s team. Seems like that worked somewhere before.
For you students out there, welcome back to another semester. Remember iResQ is here to meet all your MacBook, MacBook Pro, iPod and iPhone repair needs. Have a great week, and get ready for next week when the NFL season is full on. Pow.
P.S. I think I may have established a record for most hyphenated words in a single blog post. I’ll look into it post-haste.
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