Steve Lovelace Blog

Bayeux Tapestry Dinner 2

Meeting Friends through Meetup

Somehow, in the six years I’ve been doing this blog, I neglected to write about a topic that’s near and dear to my heart: Meetup.com. I’ve met almost all of my friends through the...

Questionable Camping Sign 1

Growing Up with the Cub Scouts

There wasn’t a whole lot to do in Dupo, Illinois back in the late 1980s / early 1990s. Thankfully, I got involved in Cub Scouts. Most of the boys in my core group of...

Tim Cook NeXT Logo 1

Why Apple Should Revive the NeXT Computer

Here’s what I’d like to see. A new NeXT Computer. For those of you who don’t know, NeXT was computer company founded by Steve Jobs after he was fired from Apple. The NeXT computer...

Heavy iMac Ad 3

Going to College with a Blueberry iMac

I’ve owned a number of computers over the years. Growing up we had an old Tandy 1000HX, a Frankenstein 386 and an Apple Performa 6200. All of these were family computers. Though I was...

Denton Square at Dusk 03 1

Denton Square at Dusk

While I’ve lived in Dallas for almost a decade, I’ve only been to Denton on a handful of occasions. Denton is a medium-sized city an hour north of Dallas and Fort Worth. It’s a...

Sorry Ubuntu Logo 2

Corporate Contrition and Course Correction

It’s never easy to say you’re sorry. This is as true for large corporations as it is for individuals. In the past week or two, I’ve noticed several examples of corporate contrition, some done...

Fast Food Pyramid 1

Why Is Losing Weight So Hard?

Losing weight is a humbling experience. On the surface, it seems easy. Eat less calories. Eat better calories. Repeat. And yet, I still find myself eating crap, and too much of it. I still...

Charleston Churches 03 3

Charleston Churches and Cemeteries

Charleston, South Carolina is nicknamed the “Holy City”. Unlike other Holy Cities like Jerusalem, Rome or Mecca, it’s not the center of a great religion and/or a place of pilgrimage. Rather, Charleston is called...

Cities Skylines SimCity 2000 Box Art 3

From SimCity to Cities: Skylines

I’ve never been a hardcore gamer. While I love the aesthetic of 8-bit pixel graphics, I don’t spend a lot of time playing games. While I grew up playing Super Mario Bros. and rudimentary...