Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Final Frontier, Hoop Dreams, -and- Going Once...

The Final Frontier - Jupiter loses one of its stripes and scientists are stumped as to why
Hoop Dreams - 22-year-old man posing as high school basketballer busted
Going Once... - Bill Clinton offers himself as lottery prize to pay Hillary's debts

On this day in history: May 13, 1985 - After attempting to serve arrest warrants at 6221 Osage Avenue, police in West Philadelphia are sucked into a 90-minute gunfight with members of the MOVE organization. Later, police drop a bomb on the house from a helicopter. The bomb misses its target and ignites a fire which consumes the entire city block. 61 houses are destroyed in the conflagration, killing 11 MOVE members -- including five children -- and leaving hundreds of neighbors homeless.

Born on this day in history: May 13, 1950 - Stevie Wonder (1950 - ) Born in Michigan, Stevie Wonder was blinded by receiving too much oxygen in the incubator as a premature baby. In 1963, at the age of 12, his single "Fingertips - Pt. 2" became his first No. 1 hit. Wonder was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, and named a U.N. Messenger of Peace in 2009 for his inspiration to the disabled.

Scripture of the Day: Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. - Proverbs 31:30

Video of the Day: The Product Tester: Mighty Putty

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

Technology News
Microsoft unveils Office 2010
About 25% of U.S. has ditched landlines
Analyst's view: 6 reasons your SMB might choose Office 2010 over Google Apps
Facebook's follies: A brief history
New DoS attack uses Web servers as zombies

Photography Contest
Please vote for your favorite photographers! Voting will end, and winners will be announced on May 14. Here are the photographers' numbers and the photographs they submitted.
Photographers will remain anonymous until voting has ended. This is the current vote tally:

P2 - P4 - P5 - P10 - P8 - P21 - P37 - P9 - P32 - P21

To simplify voting: You may vote for as many photographers as you wish.
You need not choose only one photographer. The photographers who receive the most votes will be listed in descending order on the 14th.

You may also vote for your favorite photograph. The top ten photographs will be displayed, and credits will be given to the photographers.

Once again, you may vote for all your favorites. The photographs that receive the most votes will be listed in descending order on the 14th.
Photography Contest Gallery.

Corning Skatepark Association
Be certain to visit the Corning Skatepark Association Web Site!

Corning Skatepark Association Photographs Photographs from last Saturday's skate and bike exhibition:
- Photographs by John Richards
- Photographs by California Technologies

May Madness Photographs
Photographs from last weekend's May Madness:
- Friday
- Saturday