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SpiceWorks

I am testing out Spice Works. I will post a review in few weeks. This gives me time to review it. SpiceWorks is a free IT software package. With some ads. If want to go ad free you must pay.

For more information go to Spiceworks.com.

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Well I work for about 8 hours a day for two days. Thursday and Friday to put this together. I am sorry since I did not get 24 posts in 24 hours. We may get 13 in 24 which is record for me.

Sorry again.

Signed,

Mab879

Blogger for mab879.wordpress.com

Here are some trends I noticed

  • A lot Apple released dates on the 9th
  • An new iPhone comes each June.

If find others please comment.

This post is about the last,2009. Please let me if missed something. Here we go!

  1. Jan. 9: Microsoft Corporation releases the beta version of its Windows 7 operating system.
  2. Jan. 14: Steve Jobs takes a six-month medical leave of absence as CEO of Apple Inc.( This caused the keynotes to be done by others)
  3. Jan.30 I join youtube and twitter
  4. Feb. 13: Microsoft places a US $250,000 bounty on the Conficker computer worm’s creator.
  5. Mar 7: NASA launches its Kepler spacecraft from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
  6. A Computer virus called Conficker was spread through millions of computers, getting onto their computers and destroying files, and sharing information. This was supposed to be a April Fools Joke. (Not a good joke)
  7. May 24: The Space Shuttle Atlantis lands at Edwards Air Force Base in California, United States, after completing the final servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.
  8. Jun. 8: Apple Inc. debuts the third generation of its iPhone line, iPhone 3GS at Worldwide Developers Conference 2009
  9. Jul. 21: NASA scientists confirm an impact event on Jupiter, the first observed since the impact of Shoemaker-Levy 9 on July 16–22, 1994
  10. Aug. 8: Micro-blogging website Twitter is knocked offline by a distributed denial-of-service attack targetted at a Georgian blogger.
  11. Aug.28: Snow Leopard is released.
  12. Sept. 11: NASA’s Space Shuttle Discovery lands at the Edwards Air Force Base in California, USA.
  13. Oct. 22: The Microsoft operating system Windows 7 goes on retail sale worldwide
  14. Nov. 13 Microsoft admits that the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool contains code that is covered by the Gnu Public License and offers to make it available under the terms of that license
  15. Dec. 19: NASA releases the first ever photo of liquid outside of Earth, in the form of sunlight reflecting on a lake on Saturn’s largest moon, Titan.
  1. Jan. 9: After conducting further research, NASA astronomers have determined that asteroid 2007 WD5 now has a 0.01% chance of striking Mars on January 30, 2008, effectively ruling out an impact.
  2. Feb. 20: The Space Shuttle Atlantis lands at Kennedy Space Center following the conclusion of the STS-122 assembly mission to theInternational Space Station
  3. Mar. 6: The discovery of the Rings of the Saturnian moon Rhea, the first known rings around a moon, is announced.
  4. Apr. 17: Researchers have built the world’s smallest transistor – one atom thick and 10 atoms wide – out of a material that could one day replace silicon.
  5. May 3: Microsoft withdraws its bid for Yahoo! after the two companies fail to reach agreement on a price.
  6. Jun. 9: Apple, Inc. introduces a new iPhone with 3G capabilities, a GPS, and new features. The device is called iPhone 3G.
  7. Jun. 9. http://mab879.blogspot.com(My old blog was started.)
  8. Aug. 19: Shawn Johnson win a Gold metal at Summer Olympics.
  9. Sept. 9: Apple Inc. unveils the revamped iPod line-up including the redesigned, fourth-generation iPod Nano.
  10. Oct. 28 : At its Professional Developers Conference, Microsoft delivers a pre-beta release of Windows 7 to developers, and announces plans to release a full Windows 7 beta early in 2009.
  11. Nov.15 Mission STS-126 commences with the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour. The spacecraft will deliver equipment required to increase the crew capacity of the International Space Station from three to six members.
  12. Dec 5: NASA delays the launch of the Mars Science Laboratory by two years because of lengthening delays and lingering technical issues.

The information in this was found at Wikipedia.org. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/December_2008. Also at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7352464.stm. Also at http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/969304/shawn_johnson_receives_her_gold_medal.html?cat=14

  1. January 27: The Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) device on board the Hubble Space Telescope has an electrical failure and shuts down. Mission members do not expect that the camera can be brought back to full working order.
  2. February 25: The Rosetta spacecraft successfully swings by the planet Mars on its way to the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
  3. March 21: The SpaceX Falcon 1 is launched for the first time. The mission achieves a partial success, after the second stage rocket engine cuts off earlier than planned.
  4. April 18: The BlackBerry network, supporting the transfers of E-mail messages, is interrupted for a period of multiple hours, starting around midnight
  5. June 22: Space Shuttle Atlantis lands safely at Edwards Air Force Base, California, after inclement weather prevents a landing at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, ending STS-117.
  6. July 5: Due to a strong dust storm, the planned activities of the Opportunity rover on Mars, including entering the crater Victoria, are delayed.
  7. June 29: Apple releases the iPhone.
  8. July 21: NASA mission scientists raise concerns that ongoing prolonged Martian dust storms could disable the Mars Exploration Rovers.
  9. August 6:NASA reports that three galaxies the size of the Milky Way are colliding with another galaxy three times the size of the Milky Way in cluster CL0958+4702. The eventual galaxy could be up to ten times the size of the Milky Way.
  10. September 5: Apple released a new selection of iPods, creating an “iPod touch,” updating the “nano,” and re-branding the “classic” iPods.
  11. October 26: Apple Inc. launches the sixth major release of their Mac OS X operating system, entitled Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.
  12. November: 12 Intel announces that it is using a hafnium compound instead of silicon dioxide to insulate transistors in its newly introduced Penrynmicroprocessor, eliminating power leakage through the gate (but not through the channel).
  13. December 17: Microsoft announces that Internet Explorer version 8 passes tests for standards compliance.

Powered by Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007

  1. January 6: Microsoft releases a fix for the WMF vulnerability, ahead of schedule
  2. February 28: Scientists at the Hubble space telescope publish the largest and most detailed image they have yet produced. It contains 16,000 by 12,000 pixels and shows the Pinwheel Galaxy (Messier 101)
  3. March 17: Hackers have managed to get Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system running on an Apple Intel Mac computer. The success ends a competition started to see if the feat was even possible when Apple unveiled computers that used Intel chips.(Now that is apart of Mac OS X.)
  4. April 20: Multiple security flaws are discovered in the Mozilla software package used by programs like Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird. Users are urged to download the latest updates.
  5. May 23: Nike and Apple Computer reveal a sports kit called Nike+iPod that works with a new line of running shoes that stores information about the wearer’s performance and displays it or broadcasts it through an iPod.
  6. June 19: The Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) on the Hubble Space Telescope suspends its operation, unexpectedly.
  7. July 19: Japanese officials announce plans to simulate weather for time ranges of decades using the powerful Earth Simulator supercomputer.
  8. August 25: An online software update delivered to the Ubuntu operating system makes its Graphical user interface non-functional. The update is retracted the same day.
  9. September 7: Pluto got kicked from the plant list.
  10. October 16: New results on the artificial creation of the element ununoctium are published. The pathway announced for the detection of element 118 is different from that supposedly used in a fraudulent announcement of its creation in 2002.
  11. November 30: Microsoft releases a new version of its operating system, called Windows Vista for volume license customers. This represents a two year delay compared to the original schedule, and happens five years after the release of Windows XP.
  12. December 5: NASA: announces that it plans to build a permanently occupied station on the Moon, and shuttle persons to it regularly by 2020.

January 20 – George W. Bush is inaugurated in Washington, D.C. for his second term as the 43rd President of the United States

February 10 – North Korea announces that it possesses nuclear weapons as a protection against the hostility it feels from the United States.

March 28: Luxtera has announced a new type of silicon chip which could blend the low-cost manufacturing prowess of the semiconductor with laseroptical networking. By April 2006 Luxtera expect to have an inexpensive chip that can handle 10-gigabit office networks

April 28: The Deep Impact spacecraft takes the first picture of its target comet, Tempel 1. The mission is on schedule to create an impact crater on July 4, 2005.

May 8: Motorola has created a carbon nanotube prototype panel of 4.7 inches that can be a part of a HDTV with a 1,280 x 720 resolution. The nanotube emitting displays (NED) are less expensive, bright, fast response time, wide viewing angle, and color almost as good as CRT’s. NED’s can be in production in two years if adopted quickly by industry

June 6: Apple Computer announces they will change the processors for their Macintosh computer lineup from IBM PowerPCs to Intel-made CPUs

July 4: The so-called “Impactor” released by the Deep Impact probe collides with the Comet Tempel 1 and creates a dustcloud that will be analyzed by telescopes worldwide.

August 10: Apple Computer fails to patent the iPod interface technology because a Microsoft researcher already registered a similar patent in 2002.

September 4: Gamma ray photons arrive at Earth from the most distant Gamma-ray burst known today, and are first detected by the Swift spacecraft.

October 31: Scientists working with the Hubble Space Telescope announce two new possible moons circling the planet Pluto.

November 29: The new version of Firefox 1.5 becomes publicly available for download.

December 31: A leap second is added to UTC at midnight GMT to keep clocks worldwide synchronized with the Earth’s rotation

That it for 2005. Infomation found Wikipedia.org.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/December_2005_in_science

I this post I cover 1 event a month. Ready Set……Go!

January 4 & 24: Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity land.

February 4: Facebook was founded at Cambridge, Massachussetts.

March 2 – NASA announces that the Mars rover MER-B (Opportunity) has confirmed that its landing area was once drenched in water.

April 22: Ryongchon disaster: Two trains carrying explosives and fuel collide in Ryongchon, North Korea, killing 161 people, injuring 1,300 and destroying thousands of homes.

May 17: Massachusetts legalizes same-sex marriage, in compliance with a ruling from the state’s Supreme Judicial Court

June 5 – Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States, dies at his home in Bel-Air, California at the age of 93. A 6-day state funeral follows after his death. (I think he is the best)

July 1 – The Cassini-Huygens spacecraft arrives at Saturn.

August 13–29: The 2004 Summer Olympics are held in Athens.

September 3: Hurricane Frances makes landfall in Florida. After killing 2 people in the Bahamas, Hurricane Frances kills 10 people in Florida, 2 in Georgia and 1 in South Carolina.

October 27: The Boston Red Sox win the World Series for the first time since 1918, breaking the Curse of the Bambino.

November 2: United States presidential election, 2004: U.S. President George W. Bush defeats Senator John Kerry. Republicans make gains in the House and Senate.

December 26: One of the worst natural disasters in recorded history hits Southeast Asia, when the strongest earthquake in 40 years hits the entire Indian Ocean region. The massive 9.3 magnitude earthquake, epicentered just off the west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, generates enormous tsunami waves that crash into the coastal areas of a number of nations including Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Indonesia. The official death toll in the affected countries stands at 186,983 while more than 40,000 people are still missing.

  1. January 16: The Space Shuttle Columbia launches on its last mission STS-107. It disintegrated 16 days later.
  2. January 26: American Football Super Bowl XXXVII: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Oakland Raiders, 48-21.
  3. February 1: Space Shuttle Columbia incident: The Space Shuttle Columbia was reported to have disintegrated over Texas on its final approach to a landing after its 28th space mission. All seven crew members were killed in the disaster. It was later discovered that a piece of foam insulation had broken off the external fuel tank and punctured a hole in the left wing during launch.
  4. Februaruy 7: President George W. Bush ordered the government to draw up guidelines for cyber-attacks against enemy computer networks, according to a Washington Post report. The order is known as National Security Presidential Directive 16.
  5. February 23: Michael Jordan makes NBA history when he scores 43 points for the Washington Wizards versus the New Jersey Nets, becoming the first player over 40 years old to score 40 or more points in a game, and leading the Wizards to a 89-86 win.
  6. March 4: Reports of a new security vulnerability in sendmail have been circulating, together with proof-of-concept exploit code. This raises fears of an imminent new Internet worm problem, unless existing vulnerable implementations are patched in time.
  7. March 17: US invasion of Iraq: President George W. Bush announces in a televised speech that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and his sons have 48 hours to leave Iraq, or the United States will initiate preemptive military action against Iraq
  8. April 17: 2003 invasion of Iraq
  9. April 29: Lynn Htun, suspected of being the head of the Fluffi Bunni computer cracker ring, is arrested in London.
  10. May 2: U.S. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics announces that the unemployment rate rose to 6% in April as employers cut 48,000 jobs, smaller than the consensus estimate of 75,000. This followed a revised decline of 124,000 jobs in March.
  11. May 14: SCO v. IBM Linux lawsuit: Apparently noticing the incongruity of their selling a Linux distribution while suing IBM for stealing their intellectual property and giving it to the developers of that operating system, the SCO Group (formerly Caldera) announces they will no longer distribute Linux. According to their press release, “SCO will continue to support existing SCO Linux and Caldera OpenLinux customers and hold them harmless from any SCO intellectual property issues regarding SCO Linux and Caldera OpenLinux products.”
  12. May 14: DARPA‘s Information Processing Technology Office solicits bids for the LifeLog project, an extremely ambitious effort to create a massive searchable computer database, “an ontology-based (sub)system that captures, stores, and makes accessible the flow of one person’s experience in and interactions with the world … The objective … is to be able to trace the ‘threads’ of an individual’s life in terms of events, states, and relationships”
  13. June 17: Linus Torvalds announces that he will take a leave of absence from his job at Transmeta to work full-time at OSDL on the Linux kernel.
  14. June 29: The Widely-Syndicated Comic Strip Garfield celebrates its 25th anniversary
  15. July 4:The us turns another year old.
  16. July 7: MSNBC fires conservative talk show host Michael Savage for making several anti-gay remarks towards a prank caller posing as a homosexual. Savage, who was angered by aggressive personal attacks made by “East Coast Bob,” the prank caller, stated that the caller “should only get AIDS and die”. Gay rightsgroup GLAAD applauds the decision to fire Savage.( Mab879 says the Homosexual are violating Gods plan. If keep the aids part then should be still working there.)
  17. July 14: The United States Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight announces an investigation into the accounting of America’s two largest mortgage firmsFreddie Mac and Fannie Mae
  18. August: 14 A major power outage due to a power grid failure affects more than 50 million people in the northeast of North America, including New York City, New Jersey,Cleveland, Ottawa, Toronto and Detroit
  19. August 27: Astronomy: Mars passes Earth at a distance of under 55.76 million kilometers, the closest it has been in approximately 60,000 years
  20. September 1: SCO vs Linux: SCO Germany is ordered to pay fine of 10,000 Euro because they were ordered to cease their allegations that Linux contains stolen intellectual property of SCO.
  21. September 10: Terrorism: Al-Qaida sued over September 11 attacks. Major insurance companies are sueing al-Qaida and Middle Eastern governments in a bid to recoverbillions of dollars in losses related to the September 11 attacks.
  22. October 14 :Microsoft chatrooms close today. Free unmoderated chatrooms outside the US are close in what Microsoft claim is an attempt to safeguard children.
  23. October 16: Apple launches its iTunes Music Store, an online download music store, for the Microsoft Windows platform. The iTunes software can be downloaded from apple.com for free.
  24. November 5: Microsoft contributes $500,000 to fund the search of computer viruses and other malicious code writers, starting with the MSBlast computer worm and the Sobig virus originators.
  25. November: 6: An intruder attempts to insert a Trojan horse program into the code of the next version of the Linux kernel, stored at a publicly accessible source-code repository database. Security features of the BitKeeper system detect the illicit changes within 24 hours. The changes, which would have introduced a security flaw to the kernel, never became a part of the Linux code
  26. December 2: Pirate copies of a pre-alpha version of Microsoft’s Windows “Longhorn” (aka Vista) operating system go on sale in Malaysiamore than a year ahead of its expected release date.
  27. December 17: Linux kernel 2.6.0 is released by Linus Torvalds.

That all folks. This post was powered by Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003