Archive | November, 2012

7 blogs to seek out to satisfy the foodie in all of us

27 Nov

7 blogs to seek out to satisfy the foodie in all of us.

E-mails show that Osama was buried at sea

23 Nov

Just as with many infamous characters throughout history rumors began to abound after Osama Bin Laden’s death. Shortly after Osama Bin Laden was killed in the May 1, 2011 raid and buried at sea there were people saying everything from he is still alive to he died years ago. To put some of those rumors to rest the Associated Press has obtained e-mails that show that his death was real and he was buried at sea according to Islamic tradition.

“Traditional procedures for Islamic burial was followed,” the May 2 email from Rear Adm. Charles Gaouette reads. “The deceased’s body was washed (ablution) then placed in a white sheet. The body was placed in a weighted bag. A military officer read prepared religious remarks, which were translated into Arabic by a native speaker. After the words were complete, the body was placed on a prepared flat board, tipped up, whereupon the deceased’s body slid into the sea.”

Now that these e-mail have been published will they convince the people that have spread talk of Osama Bin Laden’s death and burial being a hoax? Probably not. People that are convinced that there I some sort of a cover up, especially where the government is involved, are not going to be swayed by any type of proof that says otherwise. For the rest of us it just simply confirms what we already knew to be what happened back on that day in May of last year.

Do this mean that we know everything that happened leading up to Osama Bin Laden’s death and burial? Most likely not. Even though we know the final outcome and some of the details just as with any military operation we might never have the entire picture. For that reason there will always be those that satisfied with what we are told and those that are not going to be satisfied despite any documents that come out later.

For more on this topic you should read the following articles:

If these e-mails coming out has changed your mind I would like to hear your comments.

 

 

Microsoft hires Jeannette Wing for their overseas research department

21 Nov

Microsoft hires Jeannette Wing for their overseas research department.

CEO Paul Otellini to leave Intel after nearly 40 years

19 Nov

CEO Paul Otellini to leave Intel after nearly 40 years.

This week at Microsoft has been a soap opera

18 Nov

This week at Microsoft has been a soap opera.

Review: Wings of Twilight

17 Nov

Wings of Twilight by Hans Cummings is a fantasy that is part questing adventure and part kingdom with a twist. The author keeps us entrenched with a good storyline, well develop characters with the same flaws and concerns that everyone can identify with in ourselves or people we know.

The kingdom in this book is the Twilight Dungeon is a realm consisting of some of the monsters we fear from mythology only to show them in a new light with many of the same problems and concerns as everyone else. The twilight Overlord, a demonic figure with a skull for a head, has many of the same concerns of any ruler. Sarvesh, ; Ick, Soterios, Bargle; Kale; Delilah and Kazi & Meriz make up the twilight defenders, a group sworn to defend the dungeon with also facing the everyday concerns of the average person.

The main premise of the story follows a questing party consisting of Storm Lightbinger, the brave knight; his squire Runt; Yuri Siota, a thief; Tasha, a sorceress and Lorelei, an Elvin mystic as they journey to vanquish the evil creatures inside the Twilight dungeon. Along their journey the questing party run into some situations that cause some of them to question the virtue of their leader.

One thing the author does really well is bring the places and people of the story to with his vivid descriptions and believable dialog. A great example of this is when the group stop at the town of Celtangate for the winter with his description of the inns, tavern and surrounding village along with the interactions between the questing group and the locals.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys fantasy books especially those involving mythical creatures, magic and questing. If those are qualities that you enjoy you will spend hours wanting to absorb every detail.

I give it five stars

 

7 blogs to bring ou your crafty side

15 Nov

7 blogs to bring ou your crafty side.

Steven Sinofsky resigs from Microsoft and is replaced with Julie Larson-Green

14 Nov

Steven Sinofsky resigs from Microsoft and is replaced with Julie Larson-Green.

7 blogs every do-it-yourselfer should follow

10 Nov

7 blogs every do-it-yourselfer should follow.

LOLwork debuts on the Bravo network

9 Nov

LOLwork debuts on the Bravo network.