History: The Beatles killed the Apple II, we all lost.

Apparently the Beatles (Apple Corps.) trademark lawsuit against Apple Computer was the death knell for the Apple II.: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Corps_v_Apple_Computer.   We all lost.

Harrison’s “Sue Me, Sue You Blues” is apt:

“Sue Me, Sue You Blues”

You serve me
And I’ll serve you
Swing your partners, all get screwed
Bring your lawyer
And I’ll bring mine
Get together, and we could have
a bad time

It’s affidavit swearing time
Sign it on the dotted line
Hold your Bible in your hand
Now all that’s left is to
Find yourself a new band . . .

We’re gonna play the sue me, sue
you blues
We’re gonna play the sue me, sue
you blues

Hold the block on money flow
Move it into joint escrow
Court receiver, laughs, and thrills
But in the end we just pay those
lawyers their bills

When you serve me
And I serve you
Swing your partners, all get screwed
Bring your lawyer
And I’ll bring mine
Get together, and we could have
a bad time

We’re gonna play the sue me, sue
you blues

I’m tired of playing the
Sue Me, Sue You Blues

Live performance: https://youtu.be/CzMESyJXWys is

I think I’ve outlived the dominance of Microsoft

I no longer fire up Word (or Excel or … *gack* Powerpoint) on any kind of regular basis. Not even the Mac versions that I’ve had around “just in case”. Haven’t ever run Windows as a primary OS. Linux is on my Android, BSD/Mach is on Apple devices, and Lord (and the sysadmins and Netcraft) only know what’s running on web servers …. also see this graphic of the Usage Share of Web Browsers. I wonder what the Road Ahead will look like now ?

Its the code that counts

Probably not going to get anything informative, witty or personal out
today or tomorrow. So, here’s this. It’s the code that counts.

#+BEGIN_SRC python :results output  

try:
  from localHolidayPreferences import defaultAdgective, defaultNoun
except:
  defaultAdjective = "Merry"
  defaultNoun = "Christmas"

print "%s %s" % (defaultAdjective, defaultNoun)
#+END_SRC

#+RESULTS:
: Merry Christmas