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Breast Cancer Donations

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Number of Planets Reduced to Eight

Pluto is apparently no longer a planet. Its status has been reduced to "dwarf planet" because its orbit is not round enough and occasionally crosses Neptune's.

What's also interesting is that Pluto is not even the largest dwarf planet -- it's Xena.

I guess we'll have to rewrite a lot of textbooks!

Read more here.

Google Suggests

We all know about Google, but do you know about Google Suggest? It's a great new way to use Google -- As you type, Google will offer suggestions. Just use the arrow keys to navigate the results.

If you're running Firefox, there's an extension available that lets you use Suggest from a toolbar. See http://www.google.com/tools/firefox/suggest/ for details.

Google Suggest is available at http://labs.google.com/suggest.

Sudoku Portable

Last semester I was getting the class to play Sudoku to help them with problem solving. I've finally found a good Sudoku program that is freeware. And it's a "portable app" to boot, which makes it even better (run it from your thumb drive or iPod).

It's called Sudoku Portable (what else?) and is available at http://portableapps.com/apps/games/sudoku_portable.

From the Daughter of a Soldier

From the daughter of a Soldier:

Last week I was in Trenton, Ontario. Attending a conference. While I was in the airport, returning home, I heard several people behind me beginning to clap and cheer. I immediately turned around and witnessed one of the greatest act's of patriotism I have ever seen.

Moving thru the terminal was a group of soldiers in their camo's, as they began heading to their gate everyone (well almost everyone) was abruptly to their feet with their hands waving and cheering. When I saw the soldiers, probably 30-40 of them, being applauded and cheered for it hit me. I'm not alone. I'm not the only red blooded Canadian who still loves this country and supports our troops and their families.

Of course I immediately stopped and began clapping for these young unsung heroes who are putting their lives on the line everyday for us so we can go to school, work and home without fear or reprisal. Just when I thought I could not be more proud of my country or of o…

Lean that Bike!

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Doesn't the guy in this video know how to drive???

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4206826673549984946&q=harley+rider

Even more outrageous is the response from the idiots in the car. Why would they think the "bikers" would "beat their asses"? I ride with many of these "bikers" as a member of the Southern Cruisers Riding Club, and I don't know one of them who would even consider hurting the idiots in the car.

It's a shame that people on motorcycles have such a bad reputation. It's undeserved, and only due to a very small minority of bikers (jeez, I hate that term) who choose to behave like idiots. The ones I know are not in this minority.

SCC#238305

Test Document from Writely.com

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This is cool! An online word processor that multiple users can access!

This is a test document to test the new Writely online word processor. Google bought the Writely company and will soon be integrating it into the Google accounts. I used my Gmail account to register to hopefully make the transition easier.

Column 1
Column 2
test
test
you can insert rows by hitting tab in the last cell
How do you merge two cells?
Butteted list in a table This is a test to see if it wraps correctly. This is a test to see if it wraps correctly. This is a test to see if it wraps correctly. It does!
This is a numbered list in a table Does it wrap correctly? Does it wrap correctly? Does it wrap correctly? Does it wrap correctly? It does!

So far, it looks very capable as a basic word processor. I really like that I can post to my blog, and update the blog entry wi…