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Fifteen Years Ago

Yesterday I was talking with my cousin that at the time was living in New York. To this day she still remembers and hears the sirens from the firefighters, that was what woke her up.

Time does heal all wounds, but the scars remain. And for as long as I live, the eleventh day of September will be a day to stare at them.
— Fred Wilson, AVC

I was staring at the TV, watching the news of first hit when saw the second plane got into the other tower. Called a friend and we spent the rest of the day following the news on TV. The footage of that day from CNN is on YouTube (part I and part II) - something should be properly archived for future generations.

HBO: The Wire

Come at the king, you best not miss.
- Omar

I finally saw the entire series and I gotta tell y'all (gangster style), David Simon made the best tv show I ever saw. It's smart, it's so real that after awhile you forget that you are watching a tv show and think that you are right there in middle of Baltimore in some street corner.

If you never saw "The Wire" you probably have listen to other shows quoting it - shiiiiiiiiit is so well written.  if you don't like crime/investigation shows/movies, well it's because you never saw something done right like "The Wire", so do yourself a favor and go watch it.

A life, Jimmy, you know what that is? It's the shit that happens while you're waiting for moments that never come.
- Lester

Michael Phelps Made Me Cry (Good Tears)

Don’t tell me what’s wrong with the Olympics. Let me tell you what’s right with them.

In a world rife with failure and bitter compromise, they’re dedicated to dreaming and to the proposition that limits are entirely negotiable, because they reflect only what has been done to date and not what’s doable in time.
- Frank Bruni, NY Times

Phelps has is name written in gold in the history of sports. He has done it after he went to dark places when he pleaded guilty for DUI a couple of years back. 

What I did was wrong, and I made a bad mistake. I’m looking forward to having a much brighter future than I had in the past.
- Michael Phelps, 2014

Kudos to you man. You had it all, lose it and had the strength to get it back. 

Last week, Joe Biden used this quote during his speech

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places .
- Ernest Hemingway

Tim Cook On Apple's Values, Mistakes, And Seeing Around Corners

That’s meant making great products, innovating, and surprising them, and having features embedded in our products that they don’t know are there when they buy, but that they find out some time later.
- Tim Cook

This was exactly what Tesla has done with the autopilot feature. With a flip of a switch, every model S had that feature. Now the question is, what technology they [Apple] already added to their products that can be a game changer? My bet is personal payments, Apple Pay with iMessage.

HBO: The Night Of

HBO has a new mini-series called "The Night Of". In one word..


In more than one word, is really tense. James Gandolfini has executive producer credit on this and we have Darnel Williams aka Bodie from The Wire (small role however). Just go and watch this without seeing anything, trailer, reviews whatsoever. After the first episode you will be hooked and you can thank me later.

P.S.: I'm back