stream of consciousness

Here are some things on my mind this Friday morning:

•Colorado legalizes pot. California raises it’s own taxes again. Pro Gay-marriage motions pass in two more states. All over the place, states passed these small bills that will make a larger felt difference in their lives than the presidential election. Mayors, city councils, etc…they all changed Tuesday night. We all need to make sure we know what happened where we live.

•I made the decision to switch from Apple to Windows 8. I still love Apple products, but the costs of Apple’s ecosystem from a financial and flexibility standpoint aren’t worth it any more. I like to tailor stuff to my use and have the freedom to use it once I’ve paid for it–regardless of Apple’s desire to make everything proprietary from books to music. Apple has become a pretty selfish company, really controlling it’s customers and locking them into all sorts of things. It’s like the tech version of a cell-phone contract…you can leave, but it will cost you. Well–it’ll cost me to stay with you too. So, if it’s going to cost me, I’d just assume pay as a free man.