Tuesday, May 25, 2010

How I got my iPad

You know it's a funny thing when people see me with the ipad. For some reason everyone that does says "I am so jealous" :) it's a theme that's been repeating itself over and over again since I received this so allow me to share a little about this wonderful tool that has arrived in my life.

See I was lucky enough to have one come to me. I did not go out and buy it. When I say lucky that's the human term for it. In spirituality I'd say that I asked the universe to deliver one to me and it responded very kindly to my request. I am highly grateful for that response.

So how did this happen? One day I was looking over something about the iPad in a magazine and said out loud "I am going to have an iPad". Over my shoulder I hear a voice saying "You can't afford one" and I turn and there's my wonderful wife who generally says this every time I desire something of a technical nature. She did this with the iPhone when it first came out and one of those showed up as well. Different story, just as grateful.

With her it's almost a game because she knows that when she says that I will manifest what I desire. So I said back to her "I did not say I would buy one, I simply said I am going to have one". So I set that intention out there, asked the universe to bring one into my life, took a deep breath, and in my thinking declared that I was worthy of receiving this, and that when it arrived without question I would be very grateful for it coming into my life, and as a result of that arrival I would share the story with many and inspire them to look deeper into their lives at things they spend so much time saying they can't or don't have, instead of starting the process of achieving them through asking.

And then I put it out of my mind.

Just before the iPad became available to the general public, I was on twitter looking through my tweet stream when along came a tweet from a company called idrive.com which offered a chance to win an iPad if you came to their site and signed up for a free account for their online backup service and then shared a tweet with your followers. The key was in the reading of their language - Sign up for the account first, then follow them on twitter and then then send the tweet out to your followers. Aha!!! Something to take action on I said, so what the heck, I had nothing to lose and I did want an ipad in my life so I took a chance.

I signed up for the account, tweeted the message, said to the universe Thank You for the opportunity that has shown up in front of my eyes, I have taken action on it. And once again I put it out of my mind.

About 24 or so hours later something told me to go and check my direct messages on twitter.
So I did. To my surprise there were 3 from this company called idrive.com

The gist of the messages was: "Michael, we want to advise you that after we verify your identity and shipping information you will be declared the winner of one of our iPads".

At first there was a voice in my head saying "SAY THANK YOU!!!" and there was another one saying "Is this legit?". That was the human side of things checking in because if you're like me when you see things on twitter sometimes there's so many fake things you just never know. So I looked the company info up and called them, left a voice mail and I received a call back shortly after that saying "Dude check your computer, you installed our backup software and have an account with us, it's legit CONGRATS!"

A bit later I received an order verification that the order for the iPad had been placed and eventually I received a tracking email from Apple with the UPS information on it and on April 3rd in the morning UPS showed up with a box, handed it to me saying Congratulations! I asked why they were saying that and the driver told me that I was his first ipad delivery. They had tons of them they were delivering that day and I was number 1. What a hoot that was!

Most will go out and purchase these themselves or will receive them as gifts and a chosen few will get them from winning them in a contest. I am happy and grateful that mine came to me as it did. It's a great demonstration of law of attraction at work:

a. Ask for what you desire
b. know you're worthy of receiving it
c. be open to receiving it without question
d. if there's an action to take to help it toward you, take that action
e. When you receive it (not if), say THANK YOU
f. Always love you deeply. This helps the universe know that you know you're worthy

So if you have the chance to enter a legit contest for something you want, do so, follow the steps above, and there's a chance that whatever you desire will wind its way to you.
It's when we ask and then we question whether or not we're worthy, that these things fly away from us. Act like you've already received it, feel the feeling of having it, hold that thought, that feeling, that vibration as it's called and play with the universe. It's waiting to play with you and to share much with you.

Thanks for taking time to read this.

Oh! and they say a picture is worth 1,000 words...so here's a picture from that morning of me with the ipad just out of the box:

And to top it all off, as the sentence below will attest to, this was all created on none other than that very same iPad :)

Happy Tuesday!

Michael

Sent from my iPad

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Justin Timberlake wants to follow me?

Something tells me that JT would have a lot more followers than this impersonating person does. Hello Twitter!!! Might be time to kill that person's account. Of course if the real JT wants to follow DocMurdock he's more than welcome to do so and we'd be humbled to have him on the bandwagon.

Mike

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

And to Chuck Geschke & John Warnock

Gentlemen,

Adobe is a different company than when you were in the drivers seats. It's fundamentally taken a step off into the deep end of providing shoddy products.

You should come back and rescue it from the current crop of losers running it. That's part of the reason that FLASH is what it is. Detrimental to productivity in a broader sense of the word.

The apps such as Photoshop, Illustrator and the vast libraries of type that Adobe produced early on...those were and are great.

FLASH is a tool and not one that enhances uptime. When you can open the very same page on both a Mac and PC with the same version of flash running in 4 different browsers and have it crash (and have that page be adobe.com) there's a problem with the tool.

Additionally as you know there are security, malware, virus concerns with that plugin that other options are removing from the table.

So nice to know that Adobe loves Apple, but the Adobe of your time and the Adobe of now...like your photo in the letter are a horse of a different color.

Yours won. This one is losing.

And of course there's the problem that Adobe even with its own tools cannot produce a version of FLASH running stable on the iPhone platform. It's had 3 years to do so and has not done it yet.

So why should Apple or any of its users get behind your Adobe Hearts Anyone.

Apple does not own the web. They never claimed to. That was Microsoft. Apple does provide a superior user experience and one that's NOT supported by FLASH.

Can you fix that? Can you influence the Board at Adobe Systems to fire the current CEO and install one who believes in progress and moving to the future with stable tools and products for enhanced productivity? If so, my suggestion would be that you do so.

Kind regards,

Michael Murdock, CEO
DocMurdock.com

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Adobe Systems Take Notice

Adobe Systems - Put up...or SHUT UP. Show us a STABLE version of FLASH running on the iPhone &/or iPad (after all they run the same OS, so things should just work).

You've had since the launch of the iPhone to develop such things. SHOW US, or simply close your yapper and FIRE YOUR CEO. He's USELESS.

Michael Murdock, CEO
DocMurdock.com

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Monday, May 03, 2010

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Here's a link to an open letter to the CEO of Adobe Systems regarding FLASH => http://ping.fm/cTWSl PASS IT ON

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Here's a link to an open letter to the CEO of Adobe Systems regarding FLASH => http://ping.fm/cTWSl PASS IT ON

Open letter to Adobe Systems

And this is posted without the use of FLASH from a perfectly functional iPad.

To the CEO of Adobe Systems:

You're entitled to respond to this publicly if you desire. I am happy to discuss this letter because what I am about to say is very simple.

Adobe Systems has had ample time to break into the iPhone and create a version of flash running on this phone for a substantial amount of time. What's funny is that if they have, nobody seems to have seen it. No one there has stepped up and taken the initiative to make this happen.

You have the tools, you have the staff, and if the iphone was so important to you, you would have surely stepped up and done this some time ago just to prove to Steve Jobs that you could do it. So as Wendy's said in the old days "WHERE'S THE BEEF"?

I am personally surprised that you stand there and say there's nothing wrong with FLASH. Do you ever visit the tech support team to see the number of calls that come in over flash being tested on the same web pages using different browsers on the same computer systems and all of them experiencing flash crashing those same web pages, both on MACs and PCs. It's not just APPLE Computers having these problems. Gateway, EMachines, etc.

So how can you sit in San Jose and claim that Apple is the bad guy here while wanting to keep their phones and ipads up and running without the use of Flash? Why don't you create a lite version of it so that it does not suck batteries dry and does not render the phone useless and then show that to Steve Jobs and the rest of Apple?

Or are you in the position of not being able to admit that this cannot be done? I'd be willing to say that's why you've not done this. Of course you can prove me wrong...or can you?

Apple and Adobe have had a long history together. I've been lucky enough to be a part of that history on some levels. From Sales of Adobe & Apple products, to support of them, to beta testing them, and to supporting the Crew that made Toy Story while I worked as Steve's Macintosh Systems Engineer credited in that very same movie as such.

I've used FLASH since its inception/creation and now because of the instability and the number of crashes I've experienced with it running under Snow Leopard (some 400 of them since SL launched). I've crashed it with Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Camino and even an old version of Netscape running on my Mac Mini. I've crashed it running on a Gateway MT3416 laptop in IE6, and IE8 as well as Chrome, Firefox and even OPERA on the PC. You have a problem with your plugin and you need to fix it. If you're sitting there saying you don't, then your dealer sold you some bad crack and you need to get your money back.

The real challenge in this letter is this: Successfully produce a version of flash running on a jailbroken iPhone and/or iPAD for demo purposes. Show it running and displaying Adobe.com (one of the sites that crashed my browsers ironically) and show it to the world if you can within 3 weeks. If you can't then step down from your position because you don't belong there. Adobe has teams that can implement this from the ground up and they should be able to do so quickly.

Your stance in this is completely counter productive. Steve Jobs merely threw the gauntlet down and said FIX this. Your reply of "We'll develop for everyone else other than the iPhone is a step in the wrong direction. The most popular phone on the planet is the iPhone. To do otherwise is not in the best interest of Adobe and your board should replace you.

Michael Murdock, CEO
DocMurdock.com
ceo@docmurdock.com

Sent from my iPad

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This is a tool you need to use if you're into using video on the web. Get VISIBLE FAST! http://tinyurl.com/n729lb

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This is a tool you need to use if you're into using video on the web. Get VISIBLE FAST! http://tinyurl.com/n729lb

Saturday, May 01, 2010

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QuickPing very cool app for the iPhone works with iPad too!

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QuickPing very cool app for the iPhone works with iPad too!

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Just finished setting up ping.fm with some additional services. Would like to see Posterous offer all of these out of the gate as well.

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Just finished setting up ping.fm with some additional services. Would like to see Posterous offer all of these out of the gate as well.