Memos from July 2008


Professor Randy Pausch — Last Lecture

If you are hit­ting a “brick wall” in Life, here’s some points that can help you breakthrough.

Carnegie Mel­lon Pro­fes­sor Randy Pausch (Oct. 23, 1960 — July 25, 2008) gave his last lec­ture at the uni­ver­sity Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Audi­to­rium. In his mov­ing pre­sen­ta­tion, “Really Achiev­ing Your Child­hood Dreams,” Pausch talked about his lessons learned and gave advice to stu­dents on how to achieve their own career and per­sonal goals. For more, visit www.cmu.edu/randyslecture.

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Update
Here’s the ABC Spe­cial that Diane Sawyer did on Prof. Randy Pausch’s story:

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Dave Matthews Band Performance at Mile High to be Webcast Live

For the DMB fans in all of us:

Dave Matthews Band’s entire per­for­mance at the Mile High Music Fes­ti­val on Sun­day, July 20, 2008 will be web­cast live in the AT&T blue­room. For a com­plete web­cast sched­ule, click here. Please note that all times listed are in East­ern Time.

Mile High Music Fes­ti­val pre­sented by San­Disk is sched­uled to take place just out­side of Den­ver, CO at the Outer Fields of Dicks Sport­ing Goods Park on July 19–20, 2008. DMB will per­form as top bill on Sun­day, July 20th, while Tom Petty and the Heart­break­ers will head­line the fes­ti­val on Sat­ur­day, July 19th. Other artists in the lineup include John Mayer, The Black Crowes, O.A.R., Michael Franti and Spearhad, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Steve Win­wood, Col­bie Cail­lat, The Roots and many more! Mile High Music Fes­ti­val tick­ets are still avail­able, visit the offi­cial Mile High Music Fes­ti­val web­site for com­plete information.

Take Screenshots on Your iPhone

Some peo­ple have asked me how I took the screen­shot of the Ever­Note app (in this post) via iPhone. Other than get­ting some help via Google search results, it’s pretty much as sim­ply doing the following:

  1. First, hold down the HOME-button,
  2. Then press the ON/OFF-button (aka. SLEEP/WAKE)

You will then see your screen flash quickly. After that, your new screen­shot should now avail­able at: Pho­tos > Cam­era Roll!

I hope that helps.

ExpressCard Media Card Reader for MacBook Pro

I recently pur­chased this from eBay: adapterbest. Works pretty good.

This thing is tiny. I almost for­got what I pur­chased as the pack­age that came from HK was pretty small.

Here are some specs:

  • Sup­port ExpressCard/34 and ExpressCard/54 slot
  • Sup­port SDHC format
  • Sup­port mul­ti­ple flash cards: 
    • With­out adapter: SDHC, SD, MMC, MMC­plus, M.S., M.S. PRO and xD
    • With adapter (NOT included): microSD, min­iSD, MMC­mo­bile, RSMMC, M.S. Duo, M.S. PRO Duo
  • Rugged and reli­able stain­less steel cover
  • Size: 34.2 mm x 75 mm x 5 mm
  • Sup­port Win­dows 2000 and XP, and Mac 10.4 and above

PS. Here’s how it looks injected into the slot.