Monday, August 31, 2009

Now See This, Armed and Dangerous, -and- Don't Start!

Now See This - woman nearly blinded turning brown eyes blue
Armed and Dangerous - man's taser death ruled homicide
Don't Start! - Toyota developing anti-drunk-driving gadget

On this day in history: August 31, 1997 - Lady Diana, and her boyfriend Dodi Fayed, killed in car crash inside a Paris tunnel.

Born on this day in history: August 31, 1956 - Chris Falco - 53-year-old divorced father of three. Chris work as an IT Leader in the Aerospace industry. On the side he designs free screen savers for the world, and low-cost ones for businesses and organizations. Chris like to surf the Internet and play computer games. He also fixes computers and does Web work. Chris like taking pictures with his digital camera, and he love to cook and spend time with his kids.

Scripture of the Day: Do not envy a violent man or choose any of his ways, for the LORD detests a perverse man but takes the upright into his confidence. - Proverbs 3:31-32

Video of the Day: Happy Birthday, Chris!

Chris Falco and his cat, Tails

Chris Falco Chris and I have been long-distance friends for many, many years—since the old days of BBSes, in fact. In those days of yore, Chris and I communicated via a system known as echo mail on the Intelec network. This was a system whereby individual BBSes (Bulletin Board System, or BBS, is a computer system running software that allows users to connect and log in to the system using a terminal program. Once logged in, a user can perform functions such as uploading and downloading software and data, reading news and bulletins, and exchanging messages with other users, either through electronic mail or in public message boards. Many BBSes also offer on-line games, in which users can compete with each other, and BBSes with multiple phone lines often provide chat rooms, allowing users to interact with each other.) interconnected to share mail "packets" that were downloaded (generally daily) and thereby allowed users of one BBS to communicate with users of other BBSes. The process is incredibly slow compared with email and high-speed Internet connectivity, but at the time (early 1990s) it was exciting, and via this methodology, Chris and I became friends!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, my friend!

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