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Archive for July, 2007

Hosted Microsoft Works Free Ad Funded Version

Posted July 31st, 2007.

Microsoft plans to offer it next release of Microsoft Works for free. It is said that the new version will be hosted (online version, also knows as SaaS) supported by ads. SaaS stands for software as a service. For more details visit ZDNET.



Was Florida Really Under Water?

Posted July 29th, 2007.

This morning my wife and I were adding some Lantana flowers to her butterfly garden.
Lantana Flowers
While digging the holes for the new flowers, I ran into a pretty large sea shell. We typically find small shells when digging, but this was the biggest one that we have found so I decided to take some pictures.
Sea Shell Sea Shell Sea Shell

Is this proof that Florida as under water in the past? I think it is, but I suppose at some point sand could have been moved from closer to the beach to where we live and used as construction fill. I doubt it though. Our house is in Lake Worth; about 9 miles from the Ocean. The house was built 6 years ago and was an empty field before that. 6 years ago it would not have made any sense to move fill from the coast inland as coastal land is obviously much more expensive.

The sea shell is now a part of my wifes butterfly garden.
Butterfly Garden
The shell is now a part of our butterfly garden, as seen below



US Trademark Electronic Search System

Posted July 26th, 2007.

Search the United States Patent and Trademark Office for current and past trademarks here:

US Trademark Electronic Search System

Notes: Words, Images, and Word + images can be trademarked



Skateboard Riding BullDog

Posted July 12th, 2007.

This bull dog named Tyson taught himself how to ride a skateboard. I saw him on one of the new Apple iPhone TV commercials so decided to google “skateboard riding bulldog” and sure enough there he was.

He has his own website at: www.skateboardingbulldog.com

The owners really say that they did not teach him. It is really amazing how good he is not only at riding the skateboard but also making turns and keeping in going straight in tight areas.