Thursday, October 22, 2009

Heat of the Moment, Armed and Dangerous, -and- Garage Sale Art

Heat of the Moment - scientist says global warming caused by high-energy rays from distant parts of space smashing into atmosphere
Armed and Dangerous - taser maker: Don't shoot at chest
Garage Sale Art - woman buys possible Picasso for $2

On this day in history: October 22, 1934 - Notorious bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd dies of multiple gunshot wounds in the back, after a shootout with the FBI at the Conkle Farm in East Liverpool, Ohio.

Born on this day in history: October 22, 1967 - Carlos Mencia (1967 - ) Born in Honduras, comedian Carlos Mencia became a regular performer at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles before earning his own special on HBO. His straightforward stand-up was a hit with audiences, and landed him his own show, "Mind of Mencia" in 2005. He also continues to tour.

Scripture of the Day: May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you. - 1 Thessalonians 3:12

Video of the Day: Window 7 First Look, Part 2

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this scene while passing through Walmart on the way to my office this morning! Click to enlarge.

The Big Day Has Arrived! The eagerly anticipated launch of Microsoft Windows 7 is today! Windows 7 launch parties will take place across the U.S. today!

I have been using Windows 7 on most of my systems (as described in yesterday's blog entry).

This is the most significant OS release since Windows 3.0, in my opinion.

Technology News
Windows 7 is here
A video tour of Windows 7
Businesses love Windows 7 survey says
Live blog: Windows 7 debuts in New York
Microsoft starts selling PCs online
Microsoft fixing Bing bug that aided spammers

Ann Minch's Debtors' Revolt!