A few sports thoughts as I watch the Pats/Bengals on Monday Night Football and the Rockies/Padres tiebreaker game.
- The Colorado Rockies are one of those feel good stories that you love about sports. They have won 13 of their past 14 games in order to force a 1-game winner takes all tiebreaker game with the San Diego Padres. As I watch in the 8th inning, the Rockies have a runner on 2nd in a 6-6 game.
- The Bengals defense is awful. Yes they did get an interception, but they are lucky to be down just 10 points right now.
- Randy Moss is a freak…one of those freaks you absolutely love to have on your team.
A few thoughts from the weekend:
- Visiting the brothers in Boston was a blast. Couldn’t pick a better fall day to do it. Even got to check out a tall ship in Boston Harbor.
- The Deerfield Fair was a good time, although definitely more focused on kids then I thought it would be. Not sure if I would go every year, but it was worth it.
- My wife and I took the wedding gift cards and bought a bunch of stuff for the apartment. It is nice to have such luxuries as an iron that works well.
- I used to put my Macbook to sleep at night, but decided over the weekend that I would keep it on 24/7 now. I like the thought of being able to remote control it from work when the need arises.
Off to work
I find it amusing all of the controversy regarding the recent iPhone update (disclaimer: I do not own one at this time). People bought the phone knowing it did not have third-party application support and it could not be unlocked. That doesn’t mean that when hackers figure out how to add these things that Apple has to support them. Which is what happened, Apple simply broke these hacks with the 1.1.1 update. Apple has no obligation to support these hacks.
Now I do agree that Apple should have had third-party application support with the iPhone the second it was released. As the iPhone development community has shown, the iPhone has a huge amount of untapped potential. I definitely believe in the near future Apple will have third-party application support, the key though is you will be able to purchase the applications cheaply via the iTunes Store. I doubt there will ever be a way to download the applications for free. It just makes too much sense for them not to use the iTunes Store. They do it with ringtones, music, etc…why not applications?
As for the unlocked phone controversy, Apple probably had no option except to promise AT&T they will break any unlock hacks. It is too bad, but it is the price you have to pay in the cell phone industry.
I am still planning to buy an iPhone late next year when my Verizon contract is done.