A Map of Places in the US with the Same Name

I noticed when we lived in the Bay Area, a lot of cities had the same name of other, more popular cities. For example, in the Bay Area, there are cities named Brisbane (not Australia), Pittsburg (not Pennsylvania), Richmond (not Virginia), Newark (not New Jersey) and others that are not coming to mind.

I immediately thought of that fact when I came across this site.

Widgetsmith += 100,000,000

David Smith, developer of Pedometer++, Sleep++, and Widgetsmith, recently broke the 100,000,000 download mark for Widgetsmith. He’s a one man shop and by all accounts, is the nicest developer in the Apple community. He commemorated the milestone by writing a post.

…gratitude when left unexpressed is ultimately selfish.

What a profound statement.

I know I have a hard time accepting compliments and expressing gratitude. It’s mostly because I don’t want to seem full of myself or boastful. I have started to come around due to my wife, Mary, since she believes accepting praise, gifts, and compliments leads to more.

I can also see how, when done right, expressing gratitude publicly aka sharing your wins, can help inspire people as well.

What I Think About LeBron Breaking My NBA Scoring Record

Kareem Abdul Jabbar on Lebron James breaking his all time scoring record:

In the months leading up to LeBron breaking my record, so much was written about how I would feel on the day he sank that record-breaking shot that I had to laugh. I’d already written several times stating exactly how I felt so there really wasn’t much to speculate about. It’s as if I won a billion dollars in a lottery and 39 years later someone won two billion dollars. How would I feel? Grateful that I won and happy that the next person also won. His winning in no way affects my winning.

What a gracious answer. It’s not zero sum, we can all appreciate what both have done.