Archive for March, 2009

Bored during the weekend? What about meteorite hunting ?

… you’ll have to go to Texas though…

Look ma, a fallig star !

On the afternoon of February 15, 2009 a television cameraman covering a marathon in Austin, Texas captured a spectacular fireball on video.

Eyewitnesses to the north in McClellan County saw the fireball close up. Many reported hearing loud sonic booms and someone even reported that the shock waves broke a window in his house.

By studying first hand accounts, specialists were able to predict that meteorites made it to the ground north of Waco, Texas about 120 miles from the Austin cameraman who filmed the event.

This meteorite was found only six days after it fell to earth. Note how this stone has partially buried itself in the ground, forming a small impact pit. Photograph by Geoffrey Notkin © Aerolite Meteorites.

This meteorite was found only six days after it fell to earth. Note how this stone has partially buried itself in the ground, forming a small impact pit. Photograph by Geoffrey Notkin © Aerolite Meteorites.

Source: http://geology.com/meteorites/meteorite-hunting.shtml

March 4, 2009 at 11:18 Leave a comment

GoogleSync or NuevaSync ? Let’s give GoogleSync a try…

UPDATE 04 March: I’m switching back to NuevaSync for now… Main reason: my contacts don’t sync well with Google (I use Zindus). Stay tuned.

Until today I’ve always been a happy NuevaSync user. A very happy user indeed.

Their service not only is free, but it also works fast and is rather stable.

On Feb 9, Google announced the release of their own GoogleSync solution, also using the native ActiveSync Exchange protocol, Microsoft kindly (well, kind of :o) ) provided to Apple.

Since that day, I started doubting whether or not to stay with NuevaSync. Today, I switched. Mainly to check out the Google “native” solution, and… I must be honest… because I didn’t like the fact that NuevaSync keeps switching colours of my calendars. (“I want to be blueeeee !! and not purple 🙂 )

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March 3, 2009 at 16:27 Leave a comment


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