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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Not so Grand Canyon

Since starting this blog, I have taken some interesting photos, shared a recipe or two, and basically told you a little bit about myself, the world, and history.   There have not been any earth shattering events to report, but I keep hearing from different parts of the country that the weather is just a bit odd.  Really warm one day, and cold and blustery the next.  We have yet to record any snowfall on Long Island.   Could that be a part of the Global Warming trend, or just a Global WarNing…

I think it is great that I am able to find historical events so easily and relate them to something current, or at least try to.  This hump day, Wed is as ordinary as ordinary gets.  Aside from one of my employees letting me in on a piece of really great information about his life, it was same old.  Tom and his wife have wanted to start a family for some time, and have found out today that the baby is going to be a boy.  How exciting is that.  I remember when Sue and I started a family, and even though we didn’t know the gender, we were so excited.

Did you hear that there are new suffixes available for sale on the internet.  We all should be aware of the 
major ones.  Dot COM, Dot GOV, Dot EDU, Dot Net.  Also most countries have a suffix.  There is a new game in town, pay $185000 and $10-25K per year and register a unique one.  Hey, how about TRAVEL.LI  that would be travel long island.

Companies Prepare for Land Grab of New ‘Generic’ Top-Level Domains
From this Thursday (midnight UTC) companies can apply to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for the domain name suffix of their choosing — from dot brand (.brand) or dot product (.camera, for example) through to generic terms like .food, .hotel or .pugs. They have until April 12 to get their applications, along with the $185,000 fee, to ICANN. After that date it is expected that further applications won’t be accepted for at least two or three years.
 The new ruling means that from this year, we may well start to see sites ending in .pepsi, .apple or .microsoft. A number of companies have already laid a stake in the ground regarding a particular term, with Canon making it very clear that it wants .canon, while the Mayor of London has announced that he is interested in the .London suffix.

This day in history “On January 11, 1908, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt declares the massive Grand Canyon in northwestern Arizona a national monument.”
Though Native Americans lived in the area as early as the 13th century, the first European sighting of the canyon wasn't until 1540, by members of an expedition headed by the Spanish explorer Francisco Vasquez de Coronado. Because of its remote and inaccessible location, several centuries passed before North American settlers really explored the canyon. In 1869, geologist John Wesley Powell led a group of 10 men in the first difficult journey down the rapids of the Colorado River and along the length of the 277-mile gorge in four rowboats.

This natural wonder of the world looks amazing in photos, I could only imagine what it looks like close up.  Someday we will take a trip out west and take a look for ourselves.   

While picking up something that dropped on the floor, I noticed that we had our own great divide in the grout between a couple of kitchen tiles.  How the hell did that happen ?

Photo of the day "Not so Grand Canyon”

1 comment:

  1. i made it out to the actual Grand Canyon back in 2000ish...quite spectacular!