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Follow the bouncing date

WWDC season is approaching again. For those out of the know this is Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference.

This is the “Go To” conference for Mac Tech. The future of the platforms are exposed here. Interestingly, we’re supposed to get an entirely new OS this summer called Lion: Mac OS X 10.7. Developers have seen exactly what the public has seen concerning this OS.

Now the format of WWDC goes like this (at least the last 3 years)

  • Dec-Mar: Rumoured estimate of WWDC Dates
  • Mar/Apr: WWDC Dates announced, tickets on sale
  • (Shortening span): WWDC Tickets sold out
  • June (give or take a week): WWDC

Here’s the actual recap:

  • 2008
    • 2008: No early rumour
    • Mar 13, 2008: Apple announces WWDC 2008 June 9-13 (Tix on sale) $1295/1595
    • May 14, 2008: WWDC 2008 sold out (60 days, first sell out)
    • June 8-12, 2008: WWDC 2008
  • 2009
    • Mar 6, 2009: Rumour of WWDC 2009 to be 2nd week of June
    • Mar 26, 2009: Apple announces WWDC 2009 June 8-12 (Tix on sale) $1295/1595
    • Apr 28, 2009: WWDC 2009 sold out (28 days)
    • June 8-12, 2009: WWDC 2009
  • 2009/2010
    • Dec 21, 2009: Rumour of WWDC 2010 to be June 28-July 2
    • April 28, 2010: Apple announces WWDC 2010 June 7-11 (Tix on sale) $1599
    • May 6, 2010: WWDC 2010 sold out (8 days)
    • June 7-11, 2010: WWDC 2010 (Announce iOS4, iWork for iOS, iPhone 4, XCode 4)
  • 2011
    • Feb 7, 2010: Rumour of WWDC 2011 to be June 5-June 9
    • March 28, 2011 8:30 AM EST: Apple announces WWDC 2011 June 6-10 (Tix on sale) $1599
    • March 28, 2011 6:30 PM EST: WWDC 2011 sold out 10 Hours
    • June 6-10, 2011: WWDC 2011 (Announce???)
  • 2012
    • Feb 12, 2011: Rumour of WWDC 2012 to be June 10-June 15
    • April 25, 2012 8:30 AM EST: Apple announce WWDC 2012 June 11-15 (Tix on sale) $1599
    • April 25, 2012 10:23 AM EST: WWDC 2012 sell out 1 Hour 53 minutes.
    • June 11-15, 2012: WWDC 2012
  • 2013
    • April 24, 2012 10:16 AM EST: Apple announce WWDC 2013 June 10-14 (Tix on sale 4/25 10am PST) $1599
    • April 25, 2012 10:00 AM PST: WWDC 2012 On Sale
    • April 25, 2012 10:02 AM PST: WWDC 2012 sell out 2 minutes.
    • June 10-14, 2012: WWDC 2013

Now what I love is the hang time between announcement, selling out, and opening day.

At this rate: The conference will be announced May 30th, a week before the conference and likely sell out 2 days before the tickets go on sale.

Good luck!

I found this list on the front desk of my office this morning. So I had to track it down.

Apparently James Harrison is now replacing both Chuck Norris and Charles Nelson Riley as the dangerous person on the block.

I finally found the list on a thread on Planet Steelers at the Pittsburgh Steelers Forum under the thread “The Legend of James Harrison.”

Enjoy… Add a few if you like.

  1. If you have five dollars and James Harrison has five dollars, James Harrison has more money than you.
  2. There is no ‘ctrl’ button on James Harrison’s computer. James Harrison is always in control.
  3. Apple pays James Harrison 99 cents every time he listens to a song.
  4. James Harrison can sneeze with his eyes open.
  5. James Harrison can eat just one Lay’s potato chip.
  6. James Harrison is suing Myspace for taking the name of what he calls everything around you.
  7. James Harrison destroyed the periodic table, because he only recognizes the element of surprise.
  8. James Harrison can kill two stones with one bird.
  9. When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night, he checks his closet for James Harrison.
  10. James Harrison doesn’t read books. He stares them down until he gets the information he wants.
  11. There is no theory of evolution. Just a list of creatures James Harrison has allowed to live.
  12. Outer space exists because it’s afraid to be on the same planet with James Harrison.
  13. James Harrison does not sleep. He waits.
  14. James Harrison is currently suing NBC, claiming Law and Order are trademarked names for his left and right legs.
  15. James Harrison is the reason why Waldo is hiding.
  16. James Harrison counted to infinity – twice.
  17. When James Harrison does a pushup, he isn’t lifting himself up, he’s pushing the Earth down.
  18. James Harrison is so fast, he can run around the world and punch himself in the back of the head.
  19. James Harrison’s hand is the only hand that can beat a Royal Flush.
  20. James Harrison can lead a horse to water AND make it drink.
  21. James Harrison doesn’t wear a watch, HE decides what time it is.
  22. James Harrison can slam a revolving door.
  23. James Harrison does not get frostbite. James Harrison bites frost
  24. Remember the Soviet Union? They decided to quit after watching hearing James Harrison was born.
  25. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
    The only thing fear itself has to fear is James Harrison.