Thursday, December 8th, 2011
Alec Baldwin walks onto an airplane…
I know — too easy. Most of you have probably heard about the American Airlines conflict yesterday when Alec Baldwin was kicked off a plane because he refused to turn his iPad off. If you haven’t seen the news yet, check it out here: Alec Baldwin latest celebrity to clash with airline
None of the articles I have read have confirmed what we all want to know: Did he have an iPad or iPad 2? Black or white? I know he was playing “Words with Friends” and tweeting, but that’s not enough info. We need details. I don’t know if Mr. Baldwin has dropped his iPad, but we’re ready to take care of him if he needs it.
That’s the only confirmed news I have for you today in the Apple world, and you didn’t come here for celebrity news or gossip so that will be the end of it.
Some random Thursday thoughts:
– The rumor mills are reporting that Apple is soon to release a line of televisions. I can’t wait to see how Apple changes that market next.
– Albert Pujols signed by the Angels. 🙁
– My college basketball team is in the top 10. 🙂
– The snow has started falling in KC, be careful out there!
Time to get back to work, thanks for reading!
Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
Well, the season is finally here. And by season I mean a spring/summer-type environment that’s not 40° and dripping near-freezing rain like it has been in Kansas City for the better part of the last six weeks. But this past Mother’s Day weekend (did you all send your moms flowers?) we finally broke free of the dreary climatic oppression and had a few beautifully warm and sunny days. Everyone just seems to be in a better mood. My wife’s one request on Mother’s Day was that we get out of the house and go shopping, which really entailed my wife having time to shop herself while the little one and I spent about two hours walking around outside and throwing pennies in the fountains on Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza. For those of you who may not be familiar, there are a few things Kansas City is known for. Barbecue, jazz, an awful baseball team (clutching second place like their lives depend on it!) and fountains. In fact, there are more fountains in KC than any other city in the world, aside from Rome. And my daughter, who is a very big fan of getting wet beyond the boundaries of decency, just discovered this. So here’s where she wants to go all the time now:
Yep. No chance of staying dry. But who can worry when the weather is this fantastic? All right, back to those MacBook and iPad repairs- we’ve been having one of the busiest weeks in company history, and I don’t want to keep you all waiting. Oh look, a thunder cloud. Hooray.
Thursday, May 5th, 2011
I am really excited to offer this opportunity to our customers. What’s the catch? Well, there isn’t really one. If there is one, it might be that you’ll have to put in an extra minute of work to get a discount. When it comes down to it, however, you will be helping to make a difference in the fight to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
This 10% discount is valid until June 11, 2011.
Here’s how to get the discount, and then I’ll give details after for those interested:
Before you ask, yes the donation is tax deductible to my knowledge. If you want to make a bigger donation than $5, that would be amazing, but I can only give you a 10% discount.
This is a great deal for you! Let’s say you have a 15″ MacBook pro (Aluminum) with a broken screen. Our price for that repair is $299. By donating $5 or more, you will get a $29.90 refund back on your credit card. Most importantly, you will be helping the the 25 million Americans affected by diabetes and over 79 million at risk for developing diabetes.
We care at iResQ. We have folks on our staff (including owner) who have diabetes. I personally have several family members that are affected or were affected.
You can find details about the Tour-de-Cure program from their website: http://tour.diabetes.org/
My friend Aaron is of course taking part in the Kansas City ride, where he will bike 60 miles.
I encourage anyone interested in the program to check out the site (linked above) and donate or participate.
Back to work! On a side note, we’ve been seeing tons of broken iPad 2’s. Everyone be careful with those things, but know that we’re here to repair your iPad 2 if you need us.
Thanks and until next time,
Monday, December 27th, 2010
Of the AFC West, that is. First and foremost, congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs for executing the greatest single-season turnaround in franchise history. The last three seasons, in sequential order: 4-12, 2-14, 4-12. This season, ten wins with one week left, a division championship, and an all-but-certain Coach of the Year nod for Todd Haley. It is a good day in Kansas City. Strong December showing as always, San Diego, but it wasn’t quite enough this year. Let’s take a quick gander at how it all went down:
Ahhhh, that’s nice.
Now, I won’t speculate too much on iPad rumors, but it’s worth mentioning that there’s a general consensus confirming newer, flatter backplates, larger/better speakers, and possibly more LCD space without increasing the size of the device. All good things. Apple certainly has the predominant market position when it comes to touch-screen tablets, but there have been a few challengers this holiday season, such as the Samsung Galaxy and a variety of Sony eReaders/tablet devices. As we get into 2011, let’s see how the competition goes.
Just one week left, everybody. Make it a good one and we’ll see you next year. Thanks for reading.
Monday, October 4th, 2010
So how does it feel to support the only team in the NFL without a loss? Thanks to the sheer luck of the bye-week scheduling, I can say it feels fantastic. At least until next week when our Chiefs have to travel to Indianapolis. The best quarterback in the league doesn’t take losses well, and he can carry that chip on his shoulder into the next week, which makes us a little nervous here in Kansas City.
In other news, it’s October! Time to welcome in the changing of the leaves, the trips to the pumpkin patches and cider mills, the various Renaissance Festivals with their over-sized turkey legs and LARPing.
It also means baseball playoffs. And a hearty congratulations to you if your team is still alive and kicking. My White Sox unfortunately hit a late skid and couldn’t keep their position at the top of the AL Central (stupid Twins and all their winning in September). But there’s something about cold weather baseball that just feels more spirited, even if you’re only watching it on TV. Plus, with the Twins playing outdoors now, I’m rooting for them to go as late as possible on the off chance that a World Series game could be snowed out.
And speaking of Target Field (big segue coming), Target is now selling iPads! At the moment 3G models aren’t available, but chances are they’ll be coming soon. You can check out Target.com or MacRumors for more details.
Well have a great week everybody. Playoffs start Wednesday. Go AL Central.
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