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Apple Q2 2013 Results

Apple - Press Info - Apple Reports Second Quarter Results

The Company sold 37.4 million iPhones in the quarter, compared to 35.1 million in the year-ago quarter. Apple also sold 19.5 million iPads during the quarter, compared to 11.8 million in the year-ago quarter. The Company sold just under 4 million Macs, compared to 4 million in the year-ago quarter.

Time Capsule in a Paris Apartment

The Paris Time Capsule Apartment | Messy Nessy Chic Messy Nessy Chic

The owner of this apartment, Mrs. De Florian left Paris just before the rumblings of World War II broke out in Europe. She closed up her shutters and left for the South of France, never to return to the city again. Seven decades later she passed away at the age of 91. It was only when her heirs enlisted professionals to make an inventory of the Parisian apartment she left behind, that this time capsule was finally unlocked.

Well worth a few minutes of your time.

Sarah Hanson 10% for 10 Years Hoax

Does 'Sarah Hanson' exist? The story of this 19-year-old entrepreneur may be a hoax.

MAY BE a hoax?

Regardless, the idea is somewhat brilliant. Too bad it's soiled now. I think it would have been a great way for someone to get a jump start on life.

Anyone Want to buy a Pebble Watch?

I have one. It's black.

I expect that I'll have another in a month (or longer, more likely).

All serious offers will be entertained.

MLB Baseball Uniforms as Pixel Art

Flip Flop Fly Ball - MLB uniforms, 2013

BTW, why do so many teams have so many jerseys these days? What's wrong with having a single "home" and "away" jersey?

Less sales revenue, that's why!

Idiot or Troll

That's the question being asked of this Rob Enderle article: The impossible task of fixing Apple.

I'm voting for a combination of both: idiot savant troll.

You simply can't be that stupid that often.

Blodget Bloodied

This article "Verizon iPhone sales tumble 33%" and the subsequent tweets asymco: This is a false headline: Verizon ... and comments are funny and sad at the same time.

Apple to go Private?

Taking Apple private: Makes sense but nobody has the money. Also worth reading: Braeburn Capital.

I don't know about the legal or business reasons for or against a company buying itself back from publicly traded stock, but if Apple was able to do so, I think it would be a benefit to the company. But what I know about the stock market and business could probably fill a thimble and not much more, so…

Thoughts on the Creative Career

a show :: thoughts on the creative career

This applies to more than the creative career, though as Ze points out, it probably doesn't apply to being a surgeon. A golf instructor, though, would qualify.

As Nike used to say: just do it.

Ebonics is like French

Bet you didn't know that. Lex Friedman tells us how: Ain't No Thing: The Grammar of African American Vernacular English.

Ron Johnson Out at JC Penney

If you ask me, he never really got a fair shake. He's out.

Apple No Longer the Underdog

Apple: Unfortunately, no longer the underdog

Remember when Mac users were the fringe? The holdouts, the misfits, the ADB plugs in the USB holes? Don’t look now, but everyone’s found our party. That’s awesome—but I’m still not totally comfortable with it.

On the bright side, they're no longer "beleaguered" either.

Berlin’s Airport Fiasco

Wow. Who knew? So much for German Engineering. I guess that only applies when the product is actually finished?

German media have tracked down a list of tens of thousands of technical problems. Among them: Officials can't even figure out how to turn the lights off. Thousands of light bulbs illuminate the gigantic main terminal and unused parking lots around the clock, a massive energy and cost drain that appears to be the result of a computer system that's so sophisticated it's almost impossible to operate.

Every day, an empty commuter train rolls to the unfinished airport over an eight-kilometer-long (five-mile) stretch to keep the newly-laid tracks from getting rusty, another example of gross inefficiency. Meanwhile, hundreds of freshly planted trees had to be chopped down because a company delivered the wrong type of linden trees; several escalators need to be rebuilt because they were too short; and dozen of tiles were already broken before a single airport passenger ever stepped on them.

How the Banner Ad was Born

How the Banner Ad Was Born | Digiday

Back in the fall of 1994, Bill Clinton was nearly midway through his first term, Ace of Base was at the top of the charts, and the Web was in its infancy. Businesses were just waking up to the power of the Internet as a commercial platform. In California, the staff at Hotwired — the Internet offshoot of Wired — contemplated how exactly to pay the writers it hired.

And we're still living with them today…

Protocol Relative URLs

The protocol-relative URL - Paul Irish

In short, just specify things like this:

<img src="//site.com/imgs/photo.png">

The "//" will fetch via HTTPS or HTTP depending on how the user is currently visiting.

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