Saturday, October 01, 2005

Symantec and VERITAS Complete Merger

Symantec - The New Symantec: "As a current Symantec or VERITAS customer, you have questions about what this merger means for you. Use our FAQ to better understand how the merger will affect the combined company's products, services, support, sales, licensing, renewals, and more. "
Symantec and VERITAS Complete Merger: "The transaction was finalized on Saturday, July 2, 2005. As a result of the merger, shares of VERITAS stock were converted into the right to receive shares of Symantec stock, and VERITAS shares will no longer be traded.
By merging leaders in storage software and security software, Symantec will provide enterprise customers with a more effective way to secure and manage their most valuable asset, their information. Symantec can now deliver information security and availability solutions across all platforms and to customers of all sizes. "


more pictures over in snaps blog

Tibet railway to be finished

Qinghai-Tibet slow distant web site but worth the wait

before the chinese invasion Tibet was a bit like parts England before the closure of the monasteries by Henry VIII with peasants or serfs supporting monks

Henry VIII's annulment from Catherine was the impetus for the separation of the Church of England from the body of Roman Catholicism. 1531 and 1534

Just hope the permafrost does not melt, to civil engineers ice is just another rock - but it has a rather low melting point

Qinghai - Google Search

Qinghai - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

LanQing railway is the first step of an ambitious plan set by the Chinese in 1956 to build a railway that connects Tibet with the rest of China. LanQing railway, designed in 1956 and built from May 1958 to September 1959, runs 188 Kilometers long, connecting Lanzhou the capitol city of Gansu province, and Xining, the capitol city of Qinghai province. It is currently the only railway that connects Qinghai-Tibet region with the rest of China.

Lanqing Railway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wikipedia:Stub - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Stubs are articles which have not yet received substantial attention from editors of Wikipedia and other Wiki projects. They have been created, but don't yet contain enough information to be truthfully considered articles. The community believes that stubs are far from worthless. They are, rather, the first step articles take on their course to becoming complete."

Help Hurricane Victims Recover Their Genealogy Research

AOL Genealogy Community News: " We all know what a chore it is to find answers, locate records. Have you thought about all of the genealogists in the path of Katrina that fled their homes, leaving their computers and their data behind? Not today, but someday, they will be in a position to return to their genealogy, and have no idea where to start. A group has just been started to help. Please join!"


Friday, September 30, 2005

Weekly Podcast

The Genealogy Guys a weekly discussion by George G. Morgan and Drew Smith that includes news, research guidance, interviews with well-known genealogists, and lots of fun banter. A podcast is a new type of Internet broadcast.

Rather than using streaming audio that downloads in chunks, a podcast is a single MP3 audio file that you can download to your computer, your PDA, or other equipment that connects to the Internet and plays MP3 files.

thanks to Ancestry Daily News 30 September 2005

Stories that Live

Heritage Makers, Inc., announced that it has acquired Heritage Makers, L.L.C.
This company helps people discover, preserve, and celebrate their family heritage. Their products and services allow you to compile and publish a wide variety of albums, storybooks, digital scrapbooks, and other items to promote your family's heritage.


best viewing results use a monitor resolution of at least 1024 x 768 with 16-bit color.
Q. Do I have to use a megapixel digital camer to use Heritage Makers services?
A. You must have a high-resolution digital picture. Typically these pictures come from either a digital camera or scanner.

Heritage Makers currently accepts only pcitures that are in the JPG format. We do not support TIFF, GIF, BMP, PSD, or other file formats.

and they print and bind your finished work
so this is POD printing on demand price - Google Search

you have to prepay when you start your account

it does not specify the weight and quality of the paper

28 pages for $60

judging by the sample it is an online system for creating a pdf from a set of templates

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Scientific American Giant Squid Photographs

Science & Technology at Scientific Live Giant Squid Photographed for First Time

Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Zoologist Tsunemi Kubodera of the National Science Museum and Kyoichi Mori of the Ogasawara Whale Watching Association, both in Tokyo, Japan, finally triumphed in the deep ocean waters off the coast of the Ogasawara Islands, an archipelago 1,000 kilometers south of Japan.

CBBC Newsround | Animals | Photos taken of live giant squid

Kubodera squid - Google Search

Tsunemi Kubodera A1 and Kyoichi Mori A2

A1 National Science Museum Department of Zoology 3-23-1 Hyakunin-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0073, Japan
A2 Aza Higashi-machi Ogasawara Whale Watching Association Chichijima, Ogasawara, Tokyo 100-2101, Japan


The giant squid, Architeuthis, is renowned as the largest invertebrate in the world and has featured as an ominous sea monster in novels and movies. Considerable efforts to view this elusive creature in its deep-sea habitat have been singularly unsuccessful. Our digital camera and depth recorder system recently photographed an Architeuthis attacking bait at 900m off Ogasawara Islands in the North Pacific. Here, we show the first wild images of a giant squid in its natural environment. Recovery of a severed tentacle confirmed both identification and scale of the squid (greater than 8m). Architeuthis appears to be a much more active predator than previously suspected, using its elongate feeding tentacles to strike and tangle prey.

follow the links to read the article in pdf

I have an image of a trapped wolf biting its leg off to escape
or the trapped rock climber who cut off his own arm

News: Aron Ralston Amputate his own Arm
The Top Wilderness Survival Stories | Outside Online: "After his escape, Jeracki told the Associated Press, 'I'll never know if that was the best possible decision. But I'm here. I feel lucky to be alive.'"

Giant squid caught on camera for the first time

Giant squid caught on camera for the first time : "Observing a giant squid in the wild for the first time, Kubodera's team captured photos of a 8-meter long, purplish-red sea monster attacking its bait nearly 900 meters undersea, then struggling for more than four hours to get free.

The squid pulled so hard on the line that held the shrimp bait that it severed one of its own tentacles"

extinct tomorrow?

Wednesday, September 28, 2005


HeritageQuest Online Index

HeritageQuest - Your Leading Resource for Genealogy Data: "1930 Census Now Shipping!
The 72-year wait is over! Order your 1930 census records today, Available on microfilm or CD-ROM, exclusively from HeritageQuest."on microfilm or CD-ROM, exclusively from HeritageQuest.

NARA 1930 Census Microfilm Locator - Begin Search Page

ProQuest :: HeritageQuest Online: "HeritageQuest Online combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular UMI Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content. This online database is an essential collection of unique material for both genealogical hobbyists and professionals. Remote access is available"

surnam enavigator mega search

Newest Internet Security Patch had VIRUS attached

Newest Internet Security Patch: "Microsoft Partner

this is the latest version of security update, the "September 2005, Cumulative Patch" update which resolves all known security vulnerabilities affecting MS Internet Explorer, MS Outlook and MS Outlook Express as well as three newly discovered vulnerabilities. Install now to maintain the security of your computer. This update includes the functionality of all previously released patches.
Microsoft does not send this kind of email

-------- Virus Warning Message --------
The virus W32/Swen@MM was detected in the attachment QN.exe. The attached File QN.exe has
been removed

virus W32/Swen@MM was detected in the attachment hyiof.exe.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Useful links for Sweden

THE Storm Images

Extreme Instability

Have you gotten some crazy storm images claiming to be from about anywhere but Nebraska or Iowa (including SEVERAL countries)? I've had some going around and around the net...and then around and around again, only to, yes, go around and around again. Please, if you see someone claiming to have shot them, point the liar out. It is quite old now.

You can read a small story and see the images at the above link. Those were NOT shot in Canada, UK, Netherlands, Australia, Romania, Isreal, Brazil, Texas, Oklahoma, etc... They were also not shot by anyone but myself. So many want to claim they took them. What they honestly get out of that and how it makes their daily lives better I don't know.

But anyway the truth is those images came from here/me. If cousin Bill sends you these cool storm pics "HE" took, can you slap him for me? As for the other folks who are just passing them around that don't know where they came from, I obviously have no problem with that/them(so that is clear). My only problem is with the people that know they did not take them themselves and claiming that they have.

just like folk stealing genealogical research

Monday, September 26, 2005 - Ancestry Daily News, 26 September 2005 - Ancestry Daily News, 26 September 2005: "Bad information circulation has long been a problem for family historians, with erroneous data from publications being picked up and shared. These days we have to be extra careful though. Information circulates so quickly on the Internet, that within days of a posting, it can be picked up by surname lists, message boards, or any number of other ways, and reposted several times without verification. You may see the same fact, listed ten times on different websites, but that doesn't make it correct. Take the time to consult original records and analyze the conclusions that others have made. Their standards may not be as high as yours are."

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Clutton Bunfight 2005 / 01

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Public library subscribers in the UK and Ireland

The Oxford DNB is available at the following public libraries throughout the UK and Ireland. Many of them offer ‘remote access’, which means that, if you are a registered reader, you can access the Oxford DNB online at home, using the library's subscription. Ask your librarian about this.

Click on the links to be taken to your part of the UK or Ireland. In North America and all other regions, please ask your librarian whether accesss is available.

Society of Genealogists Library Catalogue On-line (SOGCAT)

Society of Genealogists : "Please use the links on the left hand side of the SOGCAT home page to read the Tutorial and FAQs, and to report Cataloguing and technical problems.
The catalogue is now available using the Internet by clicking on the following link to SOGCAT"

Welcome to SOGCAT

EOS.Web Enterprise OPAC 2005-2.1