Tuesday, June 08, 2010

After the Bell, DIY, -and- Up in Smoke

After the Bell - 7-foot gator captured at Tampa middle school
DIY - pothole vigilante fixes own street
Up in Smoke - Los Angeles closes over 400 pot clinics

On this day in history: June 8, 1986 - Former UN Secretary General and Nazi war criminal Kurt Waldheim is elected president of Austria. One year later, the U.S. Justice Department places him on a watch list of undesirable aliens, making Waldheim the first foreign head of state legally forbidden from visiting America.

Born on this day in history: June 8, 1867 - Frank Lloyd Wright (1867 - 1959) Born in Richland Center, WI, architect Frank Lloyd Wright studied with Louis Sullivan and founded his own Chicago practice in 1893. Influential through his love of natural textures, his mastery of organic architecture led to international fame. In 1949, Wright received the American Institute of Architects' Gold Medal.

Scripture of the Day: The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights. — Habakkuk 3:19

Video of the Day: iPad Steering Wheel Mount Product Demonstration

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

Technology News
Ford steering Google Maps into its cars
IBM set to open Brazil research lab
Adobe launches Lightroom 3, updated Photoshop.com