Recent AAPL News

While reviewing financial news today at the GOOG Finance page (my favorite money site for tracking investments) I plucked these AAPL (Apple) news tidbits from the last month.

Apple Inc. opposes Big Apple’s green logo
Mercury News
Apple Inc. says The Big Apple is worming into its territory with a logo the city is using for its green living campaign. Apple on Friday renewed its challenge to a trademark registration application that New York City filed last May, saying the apple logo was too similar to its own.

T-Mobile slashes iPhone price to 99 euros from 399
In an offer posted on Friday on its Website (, T-Mobile said it would sell the 8 gigabyte version for as little as 99 euros together with a two-year contract costing 89 euros a month from April 7 through June 30.

Apple Displaces Wal-Mart As Top U.S. Music Seller 
CNN Money News
Apple said data from NPD Group showed iTunes as the top music retailer in the U.S. for the months of January and February. The data, from NPD Group’s MusicWatch survey, identifies and counts a CD purchase as 12 songs, excluding songs bought through wireless transactions. The figures show Apple surpassing Wal-Mart less than two months after a similar report in which Apple moved past Target Corp. for second place in terms of U.S. music sales.

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Get Lost Podcast Tournament of Babes

It’s March Madness in the United States where eyes are glued to the TV and to their brackets of predicted winners in the NCAA Basketball Tournament.

The Get Lost Podcast site has their own version of a bracket with the men and women babes of the Lost case.

Make your opinion heard and vote. :)

March Madness


Ubuntu Popularity Continues to Rise


The figures at indicate that Ubuntu’s popularity has soared and is dominating interest in recent months, also appears about to take overall lead for a 12 month period.

Here’s the facts and figures.


Star Wars Bagpipes

Hot Damn! Sometimes I love this world I live in today. Where else can you find a fellow wearing a Darth Vader mask playing the Star Wars theme on bagpipes besides Youtube?

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Just geeky

Flickr: Smiley Lightning

I always like seeing the different objects that the electrical build-up in a storm can find to discharge through, especially cloud to cloud lightning. This one below  by Flickr user Yorri¢k is reallY cool but isn’t all that rare; since it’s over water it’s probably just as likely to find an opposite charge within some other portion of the cloud than it is over a body of water.

But I do really like how it appears to originally be attracted to the water on the right or the ship on the water when the greater difference was found in the other end of the cloud and changed directions. Nice ‘smiley’.

Wikipedia has an excellent cloud to cloud lightning photo as well, thought it’s ‘flattened’ on the underside of the clouds.



Just geeky