I will be leaving Thursday at noon (and returning Tuesday) heading for the Southeast Linux Fest (SELF). SELF is a community event for anyone who wants to learn more about Linux and Free & Open Source software. It is part educational conference, and part social gathering. Like Linux itself, it is shared with attendees of all skill levels to communicate tips and ideas, and to benefit all who use Linux/Free and Open Source Software. LinuxFest is the place to learn, to make new friends, to network with new business partners, and most importantly, to have fun!
Towel Day is an annual celebration on the 25th of May, as a tribute to the late author Douglas Adams (1952-2001). On that day, fans around the universe proudly carry a towel in his honour.
This is a special towel day because it is 5/25/12 or 5+25+12 which equals 42. The exact aswer to the question of Life, The Universe, and Everything.
The original quotation that explained the importance of towels is found in Chapter 3 of Adams' work The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Due to the complex tech & a/v needs of the COB's Planting Confrence, I have moved my office to the Gathering Area of Bethany. I am still doing as much "normal" work as I can squeeze in between Conf Requests so feel free to let me know if you have any difficulties.
I'm taking a couple of days hoilday, Friday May 11th and Monday May 14th. I'll be back Tuesday.
From Wookiepedia, The Star Wars Wiki
May 4 is often known as "Star Wars Day". It is jokingly said: "May the 4th be with you", in reference to the popular phrase in Star Wars: "May the Force be with you."
The phrase dates back to at least 1979, on the day Margaret Thatcher was elected Britain's first woman prime minster. Her party took out a newspaper ad in the London Evening News that said "May the Fourth be with you, Maggie. Congratulations."
A lot of people have been telling me they are getting fraudulent messages form "PayPal". This is not uncommon to be honest. This is what is called a Phishing attack.
Please update your Windows computers *today*. There is a critical security update that closes a hole that would allow someone else to use your computer remotely. This security hole *will* be exploited and I have heard that toolkits are being built now to do so. More info below.
Pi Day is a holiday commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 (or 3/14 in month/day date format), since 3, 1 and 4 are the three most significant digits of π in the decimal form. In 2009, the United States House of Representatives supported the designation of Pi Day.
Dear Faculty/Staff Mac Users:
It's time for you to join your PC colleagues and upgrade to Office for Mac 2011. I think the easiest way to do this for all involved would be for you to submit a support ticket by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “ $yourName Office for Mac 2011 Upgrade” and we can discuss availability from there.
(Reuters) - A strong geomagnetic storm is racing from the Sun toward Earth, and its expected arrival on Thursday could affect power grids, airplane routes and space-based satellite navigation systems, U.S. space weather experts said.
The storm, a big cloud of charged particles flung from the Sun at about 4.5 million miles per hour (7.2 million km per hour), was spawned by a pair of solar flares, scientists said.