Thursday, November 19, 2009

Fighting Back, Armed and Dangerous, -and- Alien Nation

Fighting Back - feisty 5-year-old girl confronts knife-wielding burglar
Armed and Dangerous - police use taser on unruly 10-year-old girl in her home
Alien Nation - Church of Scientology accused of torture and forced abortions

On this day in history: November 19, 1703 - The Man in the Iron Mask dies in the Bastille. He was a prisoner of Louis XIV, forced to wear a black velvet mask, and his identity has never been revealed.

Born on this day in history: November 19, 1962 - Jodie Foster (1962 - ) Born in Los Angeles, actress and director Jodie Foster became famous in child roles, then established herself as an adult actress, receiving Best Actress Oscars for roles in The Accused (1988) and The Silence of the Lambs (1991).

Scripture of the Day: Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification. - Romans 14:19

Video of the Day: 1978 Atari Commercial - submitted by Cap'n Jack

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

Hometown Christmas Corning's annual Hometown Christmas will take place Saturday, November 21—featuring Downtown Corning food vendors, craft vendors, live Nativity scene, pictures with Santa, and a lighted parade.

Technology News
Microsoft unveils Silverlight 4 Beta
Microsoft releases Office 2010 for Windows Mobile
Firefox edges toward 3.6 with another beta
Microsoft releases Sharepoint, Office 2010 betas
Microsoft provides early look at Internet Explorer 9