About Halloween

By | Oct 30, 2009

Halloween has many different names such as: All Hallows Eve, Samhain, All Hallowtide, The Feast of the Dead, Haloween and All Saints Eve. All Hallows Eve has its origins as a pagan celebration that dates back over 2000 years to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. The Celts believed that on the night before the […]

Silent Horror Movies

By | Oct 28, 2009

Scary movies have been around for nearly as long as there has been movies. In some ways the film that is credited with being the first film to tell a story Edwin S. Porter’s 1903 film The Great Train Robbery featured a shot of a gunslinger firing his gun into the camera. Scary today so […]

Haunted Hotels

By | Oct 27, 2009

During this Halloween season I’m sure everyone will be creating a list of Hotels that are said to be haunted. Why shouldn’t I be any different? I’m not so I will do my list of 6 hotels that are considered to be haunted. Crescent Hotel When the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas was being […]

Northern Electric

By | Oct 26, 2009

Last week I was part of the team that put on a Trade Conference of East Coast Nortel Users. Anyone who has been following Nortel will no doubt be aware that the company is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy and the Enterprise Solutions (Telecom) portion of it has been auctioned off. The date for the deal […]

Are You An Expert?

By | Oct 25, 2009

An expert is someone that is recognized as being a reliable source of knowledge on a subject. Recognition can come from a number of sources and receiving it may not be as hard as one may think. Everyone is an expert on something. Even if your supervisor may not agree you are the expert at […]

Using The Computer At Work

By | Oct 22, 2009

The computer at your desk may seem as if it’s your computer, but unless you are the owner of the company it is the property of the company on loan to you to use as a tool to perform your job.  The company has the rights and obligation to be certain that computer is not […]

J.R.R. Tolkien – Life and Works

By | Oct 20, 2009

In Bloemfontein, South Africa, on January 3, 1892, John Ronald Reuel (J.R.R.) Tolkien was born. His father, Arthur Reuel Tolkien was an English banker and had moved to Bloemfontein with his wife Mabel as part of his job. By the time Tolkien was 13 both of his parents had died, first his father in 1896 […]

A Week of Rest

By | Oct 18, 2009

During the upcoming week I will be taking a little break and will be unable to post new information. Please forgive the week of repeated posts and we will return on October 26, 2009.

The President’s Residence

By | Oct 13, 2009

The cornerstone for the home of the President of the United States was laid on October 13, 1792. The location of the capital city was approved by Congress on July 16, 1790. Charles L’Enfant, a French Planner, designed the city and choose the site for the Presidential Residence. Even though the President’s Resident was being […]

A Day of Discovery

By | Oct 12, 2009

It was in the early morning hours of October 12, 1492 that the land was sighted by a sailor in the fleet of three ships Captained by Christopher Columbus. The sailor’sHis name was Rodrigo de Triana. With this Spain has been created with the discovery of the previously unknown land. The date October 12th refers […]

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