Archive for November, 2006

(Nov.30) Today we're celebrating…Computer Security Day

Thursday, November 30th, 2006
Computer Security Day
Are you practicing Safe Hex?
As the saying goes – you can never be too rich, too thin, or too computer secure! (?) Have you updated Windows recently? Is your virus software up to date? How about your firewall? Do you even know what I’m talking about?

If not then here are some links to help you on your way to practicing Safe Hex!

Photo Credit via Flickr: chicazul.

Zone Alarm
Symantec / Norton

Christmas Holiday Decorations

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006


This is a google maping of some of the cooler christmas decarations you can find in the US, Canada, and the UK right now. So if you happen to live in the area, take a look. They should be light up right now!
In the UK, there is a place dubbed ‘Angle lane’ where all of the houses are light up, unfortunately none of the house seem to be on this map. I’ll see If I can’t find the location via google maps. . . I’ll update this post with that info the second I find it!

Upside Down Christmas Tree: Nothing New But Still Weird!

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

Even though its been around for a couple of years. And in holiday store displays, on and off, for quite a while. I still find it weird to see an upside down Christmas Tree!

I received an email earlier today from a catalogue site called Frontgate. Among the items on sale was this "Chandelier Christmas Tree". Even on sale at $295 is still out of our budgets!

Oh! And it comes pre-lit too!

link: Chandelier Christmas Tree

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Tonight!

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

You don’t have to be a New Yorker (but it helps!) to enjoy the annual lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree tonight.

While the town is already spiffed up in its holiday best, its always the lighting of the tree that officially makes it "Christmas Time in the City!"

So watch tonight on NBC as Al Rocker and Ann Curry join a bunch of stars as they sing their versions of the holiday classics. And if you’re lucky enough to live in the NYC area you can catch the pre-show at 7PM and then the national broadcast at 8PM. Thats 2 whole hours of Holiday Goodness!!

Update: Broadcast in High Definiation TV! OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHH Purty!!

Rockefeller Center
Live video feed of Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

(Nov.29) Today we're celebrating…Electronic Greetings Day

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

Electronic Greetings Day
As if we didn’t already know paper cards were so last century!

Well in case you forgot there are lots of free e-greeting sites out there on these Internets. So get going and send some electronic love today.

Holiday Season: Facts & Figures

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

The US Census Bureau released recently a report on the Facts & Figures of the Holiday Season. Here are some of the highlights…

Season’s Greetings
1.9 billion: Number of Christmas cards sent to friends and loved ones every year

Christmas Trees
20.8 million: Number of Christmas trees cut around the country (2002).

Cities With Holiday Names
Christmas, Fla., North Pole, Alaska; Santa Claus, Ind.; Santa Claus, Ga.; Noel, Mo.; the village of Rudolph, Wis. There is Snowflake, Ariz.; Dasher, Ga.; and a dozen places named Holly, including Holly Springs, Miss., and Mount Holly, N.C.

Holiday Shopping — The December Rush
$31.9 billion: Retail sales by the nation’s department stores in December 2004.

$21.5 billion: Retail e-commerce sales for the fourth quarter of 2004.

It’s in the Mail
20 billion: Number of letters, packages and cards delivered by the U.S. Postal Service between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The Holiday Season: Facts & Figures From the US Census Bureau

(Nov.28) Today we're celebrating…A Charlie Brown Christmas

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

A Charlie Brown Christmas

"And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.” And suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude of the Heavenly Host praising God, and saying, “Glory to God in the Highest, and on Earth peace, and good will toward men."

"That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown."

While its not really a holiday, its cause for celebration for us “Charlie Browniacs” around here. Featuring the whole Peanuts crew, including Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Sally, and Snoopy, of all the animated Christmas TV shows this one is the best.

I’ve been watching this Christmas classic every year! (Boy am I old!) And with Charles Schulz’s birthday just a couple of days go – November 26th - it’s kind of poetic that "A Charlie Brown Christmas" will be broadcast tonight (Nov. 28) at 8pm pm ABC. Enjoy! :)

Wikipedia: A Charlie Brown Christmas
The Christmas classic that almost wasn’t

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