Monday, August 03, 2009

Rise of the Machines, Lost, -and- The Fats of Life

Rise of the Machines - scientists fear revolt by killer robots
Lost - lottery winner loses $500,000 ticket
The Fats of Life - U.K. troops too chubby to fight

On this day in history: August 3, 1996 - "Macarena" by Los Del Rio #1 on the pop charts. The accompanying dancing disease afflicts millions before final eradication.

Born on this day in history: August 3, 1941 - Martha Stewart (1941-) Born Martha Kostyra in Nutley, New Jersey, lifestyle guru Martha Stewart began as a caterer in Westport, Connecticut, publishing best-selling books. In 1991, she launched "Martha Stewart Living magazine," which grew into a lifestyle empire. In 2003, Stewart was sentenced to prison on charges related to securities fraud. Upon release, Stewart went back to work, hosting two TV shows.

Scripture of the Day: What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all--how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? — Romans 8:31-32

Video of the Day: Takes Over Your Computer! - submitted by Cap'n Jack

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this scene while driving to my office this morning! Click to enlarge.

The Weekend

The weather was considerably cooler than the previous weekend. It was approximately 15° cooler, in fact. We enjoyed a delicious brown rice and mushroom casserole Saturday. I cooked brown rice, sliced garlic, sliced shallots, sliced white mushrooms, and seasonings in the microwave. I sautéed a large, chicken breast (sliced into thin strips) in extra-virgin olive oil. When the rice was cooked, I incorporated the chicken. It was wonderful. A quantity of leftovers followed Laura to work this morning for her lunch.

Sunday, I created an incredible dinner on the grill: I grilled whole ears of white corn, huge prawns, and succulent Omaha Steaks filets mignon (thank you, Chris!). We enjoyed a bottle of vintage Clos du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon with the meal. It was wonderful.

Technology News
DIY home surveillance with a Web cam
Using software updates to spread malware
Microsoft acknowledges Windows 7 activation leak

iPhone News
Apple releases fix for iPhone SMS vulnerability
A DIY document scanner for iPhones