Kevin McMahon

Chicago based mobile developer.

Favorite Links and Quotes of 2011

A quest to find the name and url of a gadget review site that I had tweeted about a few months ago led me to the TwimeMachine web app. TwimeMachine lets you read your old tweets and, while I was looking for the gadget website, I got a chance to take a stroll down memory lane and revisit some of my favorite links and quotes from the past year. I pulled out some of my favorites and have shared them below. While these lists aren't a comprehensive look at or summary of 2011, they do capture the things that I found interesting, thought provoking, and/or cool over the past year.

My Favorite Links from 2011

My Favorite Quotes from 2011

  • "I’m impressed with the people from Chicago. Hollywood is hype. New York is talk. Chicago is work." -Michael Douglas

  • "The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable." -- Kurt Vonnegut

  • "Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance." -- Kurt Vonnegut

  • @zachklein: Just told to me: "Schools are the coal-fired power plants of education."

My Favorite Funny Tweets from 2011

  • @jonlech "Next year HTML5 will replace native apps" is the new "Next year will be the year of Linux on the desktop".

  • @hubs: What doesn't kill you makes you smaller. ~Super Mario

  • @dcurtis: The Container Store is like a strip club for people with OCD.


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