All kinds of stuff involving me and my life
Sometimes in life something unexpected happens and you just don’t know what to do afterwards. A sort of empty feeling which is hard to describe. That’s exactly how I felt when I heard Steve Jobs was dead after many years of illness a few days ago.
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded Apple more than 30 years ago in 1976. Since then Apple has grown to be the most valuable company with some of the best products in the world. Think about Mac and iPhone, they really care about the user experience more than anything else.
I completely understand why many people can’t see why we love Steve Jobs so much. He was just a man, right? Of course, but his brilliant and crazy ideas changed the world forever. Steve knew technology alone wouldn’t do any difference. You have to make the products fun, magical and easy to use in order to make the customers excited. Do you remember how you felt the first time you touched an iPad?
In 2010 after introducing the iPhone 4 he said something which I think really describes the company.
What made Steve Jobs truly legendary for the Apple fans was the keynotes where he got to introduce all of the new products, just like the video above. Steve had the magical ability to sort of catch the audience. In many ways I think the audience was more excited to see Steve Jobs than the actual products. He was simply amazing and I can’t describe why.
My favorite moment with him is the iPhone 2007 presentation. You can really see how excited he was and today we know it was a revolution in technology.
Ultimately, Steve Jobs has been a huge inspiration for me. He’s why I love and care about technology and I personally see him as one of the greatest men who’ve ever lived. That’s why I still can’t believe how such a genius could pass away so early in life.
Rest in peace, Steve. We’ll all miss you.
As you might know, I’ve been in London for almost the entire last week on a study trip together with a bunch of other friends and students. It was quite amazing and we got to see lots of buildings, museums and other interesting things. Here’s a short list:
- Science Museum
- BBC Guided tour
- Transport Museum
- Thames Barrier with guide
- Greenwich Observatory
- London Eye
- King’s Cross Station
- Brunel Walk with Robert Hulse
I took some quite good pictures as well, here’s a few!
You can find my new page in the menu, it’s of course named ‘Backgrounds‘. I know they aren’t pro or anything, I just like them myself.
You can use them for personal use for free, but please don’t remove the small credit text in the corner. If you want to use them for commercial use or anything like that, contact me before doing so.
That’s why I recently bought this book on Amazon. “Beginning Mac Programming – Develop with Objective-C and Cocoa” by Tim Isted. I’ve already read some of the chapters, but from now on I’ll try to take it seriously and see if I can actually learn to make real apps.
The book is for beginners with no knowledge, so if you got a Mac you can go buy it as well.
In just a few hours a new year will begin. Hopefully a year just as good as 2010, or maybe even better. Personally I have a lot stuff to look forward to myself and I’m sure you have too!
Other than that, I guess, I would like to wish you a great new year, and thank you if you’ve been kind enough to just read a few of my posts!
I just saw #2010memories was a trending topic on Twitter, so I thought it would be a great idea to write some of my own 2010 memories:
- A couple of movies, including the first part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Toy Story 3
- When Apple introduced some of their products like the iPad and iPhone 4
- When the trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean 4 was released
- A few games, including WoW: Cataclysm and Super Mario Galaxy 2
- Meeting some new friends and having lots of fun with my family
And probably lots of more stuff, this was just what I could come up with. What do you remember from 2010?
What are your holiday wishes this year? Personally I’m not really sure, but it’ll probably be a few movies, some gadgets and maybe some new Apple stuff. I don’t know yet, but hopefully it’ll be good!
I am also looking very much forward to the 13th. At that day Disney will publish the first trailer for the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie, which I’ve been looking forward to for about a year now!
Oh, and by the way. I know you haven’t seen anything new here for a long time, but that’s because I’ve been busy with lots and lots of homework and school. I’ll try to get some things done soon, including posts and maybe some new colors.
Thanks for your interest and patience.
For the last few years, I’ve been a big fan of Apple. Especially since I bought my old iPhone 3G in 2008. One of the things I like about them, is that they really bring a lot of innovation to much of the technology many of us use every single day.
Now, I finally got my first Mac, the current MacBook Pro with a 2.4 Intel Core 2 Duo processor and NVIDIA 320M graphics.
Until now, it’s been very nice! I might do a review in a couple of months, but for now, here are some pictures of my new lovely computer.
I’m not writing about myself very often, but I’ll just let you all know what I will do with the next 3 years of my life.
These days has been my first week at OTG (Odense Tekniske Gymnasium), a school in Denmark. It’s some kind of a Danish upper secondary school, I guess, and it’s where I’m going to be for a few years now after about 10 years of normal school.
OTG focuses on a lot of technical stuff, we even have a subject called ‘Technology’.
Everything has been very great until now, and I do expect to have a lot of homework and stuff in the future. All of this could mean that I won’t have as much time to write posts anymore. I hope all of you, who actually read what I’m writing, will still come back here from time to time to see if there’s anything new.