As the tech world continues to mark the passing of Steve Jobs, I’m compelled to give my two cents worth of iTunes credit and explain how, after over 10 years of resistance, I finally forsook the Empire of Bill to join the Cult of Steve.
When I graduated college and entered “the real world” (as real as the world of a Christian rock musician not using his engineering degree can be), I was finally responsible for my own big purchases. Since Macs hadn’t reached ubiquity, it was pretty much a no-brainer. The price, performance, and geek points for building my own Windows-based desktops made them the obvious choice. Continue reading
A couple of years ago, when we were relatively new to one of our many apartments, we didn’t have any window treatments. CM put together a private, light-blocking solution featuring one of the biggest brand names out there: Starbucks. Unfortunately, Starbucks doesn’t make curtains, but they do produce plenty of cardboard boxes.
Thankfully, we’ve graduated from cardboard boxes to fabric curtains, but the curtains that we have up still aren’t the ideal window treatments. (The joke around here is that they’re more like ‘window punishments’.) They’re kind of half-heartedly set up on tension rods, one of which falls down at least once a week.
I think part of why we have such crude curtaining is our uncertain living situation. Depending on what happens on the job front, we might need to move to another neighborhood. Or we may just come across a better deal. We’re hesitant to invest too much in a place that we may be leaving on a few weeks notice. And we conveniently ignore the fact that a window treatment project would take just a couple of hours at most.