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    DeathBy​VisualStudio

    With the Olympics ending I was getting a little depressed. These past two weeks watching these inspiring athletes performing magnificent feats at their maximum potential certainly has had a positive effect on my performance as a programmer. Fortunately I happened to stumble upon Joel Runyan's blog and this particular post. Thought I'd share it for those looking for new inspiration post-Olympics.

    *EDIT* Be sure not to miss the follow up to the story. It has a few great points too.

    If we all believed in unicorns and fairies the world would be a better place.
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    cbae

    Thanks for sharing! It's awesome that Russell Kirsch doesn't like what Apple is doing by turning everybody into "consumers" instead of "creators". He's one wise man. Smiley

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    DeadX07

    Thank you so much for sharing this. I personally hate the era of the tablet, because of the behaviors it introduces in people, and it is partly the technologies fault, but also an intrinsic fault in humans all together. This made my evening.

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    blowdart

    , DeathBy​VisualStudio wrote

    Thought I'd share it for those looking for new inspiration post-Olympics.

    Actually why not hang on and watch the Paralympics? Much more inspiring that the able bodied ones.

     

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    Maddus Mattus

    @DeathByVisualStudio: This is the reason I love Microsoft, you can always get the job done.

    To me Microsoft is an enabler, partner driven. Apple is just, Apple.

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    Blue Ink

    , Maddus Mattus wrote

    @DeathByVisualStudio: This is the reason I love Microsoft, you can always get the job done.

    To me Microsoft is an enabler, partner driven. Apple is just, Apple.

    As an Orange, you are excused for not liking Apple.

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    Richard.Hein

    Great story ... it takes a lot of courage to do something no one else understands or thinks is possible.

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    Maddus Mattus

    @Blue Ink: Don't tell anyone, but I hate the fact that I now have to developer unlock my hardware that runs Microsoft software.

    @Richard.Hein: that, a bit of luck and a supportive mother. Wink

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    spivonious

    , blowdart wrote

    *snip*

    Actually why not hang on and watch the Paralympics? Much more inspiring that the able bodied ones.

     

    Do they show them on TV?

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    JohnAskew


    Nothing is withheld from us what we have conceived to do.

    Getting started is 80%; this quote makes that 80% much less daunting.

    It reminds me of the philosophy exalted in "The Secret", which is to expect success, and to visualize it as a means to bring the conception to reality. Optimism FTW.

    Thank you for the post.

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    evildictait​or

    , spivonious wrote

    *snip*

    Do they show them on TV?

    Yes, except in the US where nobody bid for the rights. This is in contrast to the UK (C4), Australia (ABC), Brazil (RG and Sportv), Canada (CTV in en, RDS in fr), the EU (EBU) and specifically YLE in Finland, ARD and ZDF in Germany, Sky Italia in Italy, NHK in Japan, KBS in South Korea and TPTV in Thialand.

    So in summary: Yes, it's on TV, unless you're in the USA (because the USA is full of fail).

    You will be able to view the Paralymics online from any country at http://www.paralympic.org/.

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    Harlequin

    CTV coverage of the Olympics was awesome. The website they had was incredible too...Silverlight player, live streaming...you could even load up a stream and go back 4 hours and start watching there. And CTV showed the LIVE closing ceremonies, from beginning to end. Barely any commercials. No @NBCfail up here =)

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