Monday, September 14, 2009

Message in a Bottle, The Trashman Cometh, -and- The Merry Widow

Message in a Bottle - note found after 5 years adrift at sea
The Trashman Cometh - bike-shop owner fined for not producing waste
The Merry Widow - 107-year-old woman seeks 23rd husband

On this day in history: September 14, 1927 - Legendary dancer Isadora Duncan is killed in Nice, France when her long silk scarf gets tangled in the rear wheel of the convertible she's riding in.

Born on this day in history: September 14, 1879 - Margaret Sanger (1879 - 1966) Born in Corning, New York, birth control pioneer Margaret Sanger was active in the women's labor movement, believing control over childbearing was key to female emancipation. In 1921, she founded the American Birth Control League that became Planned Parenthood. In the 1950s, she helped fund development of a birth control pill.

Scripture of the Day: For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace. — Romans 6:14

Video of the Day: World's Largest Skateboard Ramp - submitted by Darin

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

Hot -and- Wet! Friday, it was HOT! Click to enlarge.

This morning, it was WET! It rained during the night. This morning, as I drove to my office, the streets were wet, Mr. Nitro was wet, and it was 58°!

New Signs The new signs for the front window of my office arrived last Friday. I installed them at once. They are resplendent, and I anticipate wonderful response to them! Click to enlarge.

Technology News
Scareware ads hit NYT, Philadelphia Inquirer
802.11n Wi-Fi standard approved
Hacker pleads guilty to ID thefts netting millions

iPhone News
A bug fix for arranging apps on iTunes
iPhone OS 3.1 anti-phishing works - you just need to set it up properly
Apple working on new scheme to prevent iPhone theft