Vista Launch Cookies

This weekend I took a much needed break from work activities, and amongst other things
setup the Christmas tree and made cookies. Not just any old cookies however, along
with the snowmen, Christmas trees and other holiday favorites, I made special Windows
Vista launch cookies to enjoy later this week in celebration of Vista making it’s
official debut!

Well, official debut I guess if you don’t live in Canada where Edmonton Alberta hosted
their Vista launch last Thursday. (I wonder if there were any cookies?) Speaking
of Vista, it runs SOOOOO much better now that I have yanked the crappy ATI video
card out and put an nVidia card in. No more weird artifacts and other video issues
that the ever crashing ATI R300 drivers were causing.


eleventh hour of the
eleventh day of the eleventh month

In Flanders Fields

By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)

Canadian Army

IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow

Between the crosses row on row,

That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved and were loved, and now we lie

In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high.

If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders fields.