Nov 10 2004

Two images from Flanders Fields (taken last year) to remember and honor the brave men and women who have served in battle to protect us.

flowers for soldiers in ypres
Flowers at the Meense Poort  and  John Mc Grabes ‘ poem

John Mc Grabes famous poem

If you ever get a chance for a visit to Belgium for a few days, you should spend a day near Ieper / Ypres. It won’t be the happiest day of your European trip, but it’s a historical place you must see and experience.

Nov 10 2004

Some more images from the Auroras / Northern Light last night:

Nov 10 2004

It’s getting really late, but I’m so excited I wanted to post an image.
I saw my first Aurora Borealis / Northern Light tonight! No “Aurora chasing” trip into Canada without seeing anything . No, the Northern Light came all the way down to Maine right near our house:

Not the most spectacular presentation, but nonetheless a dream come true :-)

Nov 9 2004
Only days after release candidate 2, FireFox
1.0
is ready for download.

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Nov 5 2004
Apple released another update to Panther; which
includes improved file sharing, network mounting, graphic drivers, hardware
compatibility, … updates to DVD player and Safari.

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Nov 4 2004
Firefox 1.0 RC2 and Thunderbird 0.9 were released today. If you
were, like me, bugged with TB 0.8’s filterless global inbox, then 0.9 is the
update you should download right away.

Firefox remains my highest
recommendation for any Windows user. Still using Internet Explorer?? Switch to
Firefox TODAY!

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Nov 4 2004

In America, one of last year’s best, is Jim Sheridan’s mostly true tale of
immigrating from Ireland to New York in the 1980s. A family mourning the loss of
their youngest child, comes to America for a new start in the hopelessness of
Hell’s Kitchen. Through their eyes and the eyes of their two daughters we see
the miracle of the land of opportunity. Don’t miss this movie.

In
America
– 2003 – English – PG13 [ Netflix - Walmart ]
Nominated for 3 Academy
Awards

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Nov 3 2004
I hardly ever talk politics, but it’s November 3rd 2004. I’m sure by
now the whole world knows the same team will stay in office. The US seems more
divided than ever, as both poles have grown stronger and further apart. For me
there was no right candidate. I guess that’s what happens when you’re middle of
the road and there’s really only 2 choices. Kerry – Edwards certainly is/was not
the right team for me. Millionaire medical trial lawyers are partly responsible
for the healthcare mess in the US and they’re hardly democratic imo. People
can’t afford healthcare and doctors can’t afford insurance, while the trial
lawyers become millionaires. But, that aside, like the majority of the world, I
was quietly hoping for change. Just considering facts, I think the boat wasn’t
kept in the middle the stream the past 4 years (WMD, war in Iraq, Osama alive
& free, budget, jobs, economy, healthcare, social security, international
relations, …) so for me we might as well have a new captain at the wheel to
get on a better course. It surprised me that not more people thought that way,
but then maybe that’s more a European way of thinking. Maybe they got the
message and this time around they’ll work towards unity and focus on a better
future for America, both short & long term.

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