Monthly Archives: August 2011

August 24, 2011

That’s a day a lot of us will remember. It’s the day Steve Jobs stepped down as CEO of Apple. I wanted to record it here because all the talk on Twitter will disappear at some point and I want a permanent record of it.

Here’s the full text of his letter.

Steve in the early years.To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:

I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.

I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.

As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.

I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.

I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.


I wish him well. I really, really, do. Forget about Apple, Apple will be just fine, I’m more worried about the condition of the man.

Movie line of the week

Hollywood!Good morning movie liners! Let’s get to work!

Yes, words are useless! Gobble-gobble-gobble-gobble-gobble! Too much of it, darling, too much! That is why I show you my work! That is why you are here!

Ok, quick, what movie! Send your guesses here.

Chew on That

Jerry Fahrni: “Median household income in 2009 in the US was approximately $50K. Median NFL player salary is approximately $770,000. That means the average person in the US has to work about 15 years to earn that. Think about that for minute. Now do the math on these: Cowboys signed Tyson Smith to a four-year, $12.5 million deal which is entirely guaranteed. Bengals signed A.J. Green to a four-year, $19.6 million deal, all of which is also guaranteed. Denver signed Von Miller to a four-year, $21-million deal. The players are complaining that these contracts are “low”. Chew on that for a while.”

Yes, I’d ride the pine for $770,000 a year.

Dave Winer, at it again.

Dave Winer: “Anyway, this is a heads-up that I will be publishing the spec as a draft in the next few days. But first I want to establish the motivation (that’s the purpose of this piece), then explain the philosophy about standards (this is in no way intended to be one) and what prior art influenced me. If other people find this useful, I hope there will be implementations in other languages. And there will need to be ancillary services.”

Dave, thanks for doing this. Thanks for your continued efforts to build the open web.

Happy Anniversary Love

It’s our 24th wedding anniversary. I have to pinch myself sometimes. I can’t believe the woman I fell in love with so long ago has put up with me for 24 wonderful years.

We’ve come a long way. Here we were then.

And today.

Each year has been a blessing and I look forward to many, many, more.

I love you Kim Fahrni. Always have, always will.

Movie line of the week

Watchin' it on the big screen!Good morning movie liners!

I’ve been heads down at the new job, getting used to the code base and the way things operate here at CygNet, so I missed last weeks line. Fear not! I have one for you this week.

I know what you’re thinking. “Did he fire six shots or only five?” Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?

Ok, quick, what movie! Send your guesses here.