Geek Smack! 203: iOS5, AT-AT Dog, Steve Jobs Tribute


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Geek Smack! News:

iTunes 10.5 Launches, iOs5 At Midnight
-Midnight Geek vigil to start in a couple hours…
Windows 8 to Reduce Memory Usage
– OK…
AT&T Toggle
– Keep work life seperate from personal. That is, until you forget to switch it over…
Airlines Rushing Wifi 
– Am I the only one who thinks this should be a free service?
Roku LT at $49
– Half the price of a Apple TV before the holidays? Good idea…
LinkedIn Buys Search Startup
– Probably not going to compete with just yet…

Geek Smack Crap for Halloween

Need some halloween for the bathroom? I suppose. Here is a toilet paper holder.
For all of you Lunchbox collectors, here is a Halloween Peanuts Lunchbox that you can add to your collection, or just get for your kids.
Want to get really weird this halloween? Why not get a facemask of your face! This Creepy Facemask is of the scaries creature. YOU!

Geek Smack! Geek News:

– Yes, I made a Zombie Infographic
Music – William Shatner Seeks Major Tom
– The Man Behind Elmo
Geek! – Forgotten Browsers of 1990s
MMORPG – Blizzard Selling WOW Gold
Star Wars – AT-AT Greyhound

Geek Smack! Topic of the Week: Goodbye Steve Jobs

I know you’ve been inundated with Steve Jobs memorials, so I’ll keep mine short. I have used Apple products since the 80’s. Playing Ultima 4 on an Apple II, to creating my first videos on a Macintosh 2 computer. It was a great time to grow up, and I got to grow with Silicon Valley.

I like to think of myself as a “Computer Boomer”. I grew up around computers and got into the computer game. With that, I followed Microsoft and Apple. In 2001, I sat with a financial advisor over some 401k that I acquired at a former job. He suggested I take the penalty and put it into Apple. I decided not to touch it. Bad move, eh?

Still, Steve Jobs touched my life, like so many others. It’s only fitting that the group from Mythbusters do a tribute to Jobs. With Job’s death certificate released, reality is sinking in. Now it’s time to move on and keep his memory alive.

Live the moment, do what you love.

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