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Top Ten Tech in Ten’s Best Products, Services, and Technologies of the Decade:

1. Google
2. Apple iPhone
3. Apple iPod
4. Facebook
5. Wi-Fi
6. Broadband Internet Access
7. TiVo
8. GPS
9. Windows XP
10. Apple iMac

Full article: Best of the Decade

I started using Google at the end of the 1990’s, before most people had even heard of the search engine. I really liked it’s clean interface compared to cluttered search pages like Alta vista and Yahoo. But it was Google’s uncanny knack of finding just what I was looking for that kept me using Google and I’ve been Googling ever since.

Back at the start of this decade, I don’t think anyone could have imagined how far Google would go, and there is no end in sight! They certainly deserve the number one spot for the best products, services, and technologies of the decade!


What is man’s greatest achievement?

With the 40th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission, CNN polled people from around the world and asked them the question, “What is man’s greatest achievement?” They got a surprising variety of answers to this question. While a few people did say the luna landing, this was usually not the answer. Here are some of the opinions in no particular order:

The Wheel
The Computer
The Airplane
The Written Word
The Alphabet
Space Travel
The Internet
Sliced bread
Discovery of the Atom
Nuclear Fission
The Pyramids
Satellite Communication

I think I’d pick antibiotics. What do you think is man’s greatest achievement?


Donation Offer

Check out this version of a Nigerian email scam from this fine Christian woman, My dear Mrs. Rophina Meigh. Praise the Lord, this must be true.
Are you kidding me? This email is so over-the-top religious that it is hilarious!

Donation Offer

Calvary greeting from Mrs. Rophina Meigh

My dear, all the glory, honour and thanks giving belong to our Almighty God that gives us new day, strength and spiritual blessings. The Lord Jesus is so gracious, full of mercy and love. Praise the Lord; it is my pleasure to know you. Indeed, is so privilege that from among others, God have chosen you to divulge, something so hard to accept. My name is Mrs. Rophina Meigh married to Late Eng. Pharabis Meigh who was a contractor before his sudden death.

We were married for 17 yrs without a child, due to customs of my late husband’s community, I was denied all inheritance from my beloved husband and his family pushed me out of my matrimonial home due to my childless. I am now staying in the hospital where I’m undergoing throat/breast cancer treatment which has been giving me a sleepless night. But, no matter reports from the doctor, I strongly believe that Jehovah Ralph, the God that Healeth thee, Jehovah Jireh, the great provider will surely confirm his word in 1 Peter 2:24 upon my life because the Holy Scripture has made us to understand that with Faith, we shall sub due every
situation in our lives.

Dear, since my present condition will not allow me handling my promise to the house of the Lord, I decided to donate this funds (8.920 million Euros) which is the only inheritance funds from my beloved husband that is under my name as the next of kin, which his entire family does not know anything about the deposited funds by my husband and will never and never know, hence their evil maltreatments to my life immediately after the funeral of my husband. Now, this money is still with the financial institution where my husband deposited the funds and registered it as charitable belongings. I know that after you finish reading this message, it will be difficult for you to believe due to volume of amount that is involved but as a Christian that worship God in trust and Spirit, I want you to go into prayers, seek the face of God in order to have his confirmation over his divine directions to a sister that you have never seen before in all your life (The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, Psalm 28:7). I strongly believe that the good God who directed me to you as the rightful person to handle this donation funds will surely speak to your hearing and understanding. Call to me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things which you do not know (Jeremiah 33:3).

I wait for your reply with your personal information, full name, home address and telephone number including your ID immediately after your communication with God who is able to open things of the secret to everyone that obey his commandments and work in his glorious ways, so that I will handle it to my late husband’s lawyer for him to obtain a change of ownership of documents covering this money at the financial institution to your name as the new beneficiary chosen by God to use for the survival of poor people. Praying for my situation is the most essential thing I need from you now as my fellow brethren in the Lord.

Thanks and remain blessed.
Mrs. Rophina Meigh


Windows Vista

“I love technology… Always and forever….” Really, I do my best to keep up with the fastest hardware, newest software and latest technology news. Sadly, it’s too expensive to stay on the cutting edge, but I do try. I currently have one Mac mini, one Linux, one Vista, and an XP machine. The Mac OS is cool – no doubt about it – but it doesn’t have some of the software I use regularly. It’s been a while since I’ve tried Linux, so I recently installed Ubuntu on a low-end netbook. The Linux runs very well with only 512MB of RAM and is a decent, stable OS. My main machine is an aging Dell XPS 600 running Windows XP. I use this machine most of the time, but I also have a newer Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop, which came with Windows Vista.

Typically, I’d be an early adapter to a new OS. I’m not one of those older users who doesn’t like change and doesn’t want to learn a new way of doing things. I enjoy learning new programs and better ways to get things done. But I just can’t warm to Windows Vista. I usually learn new software just by using it, but Vista is not very intuitive. One frustrating example: Networking is supposed to be easier with Vista, but where is the home network set up wizard? So many people have asked me to help them network new computers. It’s easy to connect to the internet, but creating a home network is confusing. Try as I have, I still find Windows XP all around easier to use. I really tried to convert, but I’m about ready to reformat the drive and install Windows XP on my Inspiron.

I think Vista will go down in history alongside Windows ME as another step backward for Microsoft.


Breathing Room

I moved all of my photo files to the external drive that Jon gave me.  Now my files have room to breathe.  Below are a couple of screen shots, my internal drive with the photos and without the photos.  Yes, I’ve got 175GB of just photos!  They are also backed up on a home server.  I’ve always love to take pictures, but I’ve gotten totally out of hand since I went digital in 2000.  I’ve got about 20GB of high resolution scans of old photos dating back to some of my grandparents’ photos from the 1920’s, then my parents’ photos and my photos up until 2000.  So, 20GB from 1920-2000 and 155GB from 2000 to 2009.

People sure do take a lot more photos now than they did before digital.  Hopefully they are protecting them via prints and backups.  I know I’m very careful about backing up my files, but I really should take some time to have some of my favorite photos printed.  Who knows what format will be readable 100 years from now, but we know from history that hard copy photos can last 100 years if they are printed with quality inks and paper and then stored properly.