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You Did What?
You may have heard about the ax-wielding Muslim who tried to kill infamous Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard. He was at home caring for his granddaughter when a man broke in seeking to kill him. This part blew my mind: “He did not have time to collect the child from the living room before locking himself into a ‘panic room’, a specially fortified bathroom.” So he ran to the bathroom to save his life and left his five year-old grand daughter out there with a terrorist? Unbelievable!
Technologies That Will Rock 2010
TechCrunch has a roundup of ten technologies they think will rock 2010. “So many new technologies are ready to make a big impact this year. Some of them will be brand new, but many have been gestating and are now ready to hatch. If there is any theme here it is the mobile Web. As I think through the top ten technologies that will rock 2010, more than half of them are mobile. But those technologies are tied to advances in the overall Web as well.”
As the Nation’s Pulse Races
Maureen Dowd in the NYT in an article titled “As the Nation’s Pulse Races, Obama Can’t Seem to Find His.” ” Even before a Nigerian with Al Qaeda links tried to blow up a Northwest Airlines jet headed to Detroit, travelers could see we had made no progress toward a technologically wondrous Philip K. Dick universe. We seemed to still be behind the curve and reactive, patting down grannies and 5-year-olds, confiscating snow globes and lip glosses.”
Ephesian Terrace Houses
Ben Witherington: “Probably the most exciting of all the archaeological developments in Turkey is what has been uncovered on a hill overlooking the Celsus Library in Ephesos by the Austrians. And the Austrians are both meticulous and thorough, and their work on the terraced houses is spectacular. They have even built a state of the art roof over the hill and a walkway and stairway so one can climb around and see the site without interfering with the work. I was fortunate enough to be given a private tour of the site before it became a public tourist attraction and as the year comes to the end, I thought I would share some of my favorite shots.”
Reformation Art Moving Sale
Reformation Art is having a huge moving sale and offering up some great bargains. Take a look at the link to see what’s on sale.