No, not GREEK god like Thor, but GEEK as in nerd or code monkey… except were talking about Aaron Hillegass here, he’s more like a CODE GORILLA! I mean, go to Amazon.com and look up “Cocoa Programming”, and you know what shows up first? Aaron’s book, Cocoa(R) Programming for Mac(R) OS X (3rd Edition) by Aaron Hillegass, which looks like this:
Unlike his Second edition which looks like this:
And THAT’S when I noticed a trend. Aaron likes monochrome colors… :D – HAHAH! NOooooo! Aaron must like scooters.
So I decided to drop Aaron a line and ask him more about the scooter trend with these treasured tomes of his; to which he responded:
Yes, I am a scooter fan and I suggested it be on the cover of “Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X”. My wife, however, asked that I get rid of my scooter as she was concerned that it might lead to my premature death. In a conflict that required a trip to a couples counselor, I agreed to sell my beautiful red Piaggio BV 250 — not vintage, but a great ride.
I understand, being a new dad and all… it probably won’t be terribly long before he’s back up on two wheels. We chatted about his old scoot a bit more:
I loved that Piaggio BV250 — it is the scooter that many urban Italian police ride. Super reliable, comfortable, and powerful enough to deal with Atlanta traffic. I rode mostly in the summer, so I took the windscreen off so I could feel the breeze.
I had to pass the motorcycle driving test and get insurance and tags to ride a 250cc in Georgia, but it was completely worth it.
Amen to THAT brother! Aaron sent me a link, where he described his essential riding gear in such a fine manner that it brought a tear to my eye… It’s like he summed up TheScooterScoop in one, off-topic post. I’d make Aaron an honorary Editor after reading his testimony on the fun and practical way he gears up to ride. You can read it yourself by going <HERE>. Oh, but don’t listen to his advice at the end of the post. I prefer that we preserve some of the more delicate genetics, just in case they contain a cure for cancer.