European Space Agency: Landing on the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet with the Rosetta probe!

Truly amazing: http://rosetta.esa.int/

A quick intro comes from the Ambition movie

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Popular cosplayer speaks out about being groped outside of NYCC

Respect for your fellow human being. It doesn’t matter if you *think* she or he wants your attention, unless that person consents, keep your paws off!

Popular cosplayer speaks out about being groped outside of NYCC

Popular cosplayer speaks out about being groped outside of NYCC

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For those of you looking for photos for the Susan G. Komen 3 Day 60 Miles Walk (http://www.the3day.org) here you go:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/3day_chicago_2010/

I am uploading 246 photos initially with more to follow.  Please add your photos or find your friends in the photos 🙂

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Greater Chicago Jewish Folks Art Festival Flickr Group

If you’ve attended the Greater Chicago Jewish Folks Art Festival and took photos, please share your photos with the rest of the world! It doesn’t matter what year or if they’re fuzzy or overexposed.. we love all the photos 🙂

I just created the Flickr photo group Greater Chicago Jewish Folks Art Festival so everyone can share their photos from the Greater Chicago Jewish Folks Art Festival:

www.flickr.com
Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone.

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Open Mic Tonight (Sat Nov 21st, 2009) @ The ZONE Comics in Homewood, IL!

18063 Dixie Hwy. Homewood, IL 60430
708-798-1006

Chicago’s Largest South Suburban Comic Book and Gaming Store

O.T. Puente Open Mic TONITE at The ZONE Comics in Homewood!

Whether you’re a fan of open mic, graphic novels, comics or gaming, check out The Zone Comics tonight at 7pm!

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FW (Slashdot): Chapter one of next Wheel of Time book to be released online on September 17th!

Tor Books has made the first chapter of the latest Wheel of Time book available to readers for free via their website. This is the first book to have work from Robert Jordan’s replacement, Brandon Sanderson, since Jordan died in September of 2007. The Gathering Storm is complete and will be released on October 27th of this year. In addition, the prologue to this book will be available in e-book format on September 17th for $2.99. The whole of the Wheel of Time series will also be released as e-books with several of the books receiving new cover art as well.

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Free online course from Sang Shin starting September 1st (tomorrow): JavaTM EE (J2EE) Programming (with Passion!) Basics

Sang Shin’s online Java courses are very informative and are well paced.  I highly recommend attending the free online courses even if you think you know all there is to know about Java.

The next and the 16th session will start on Sep. 1st, 2009. From this session, this course covers basic topics while “Java EE programming Advanced (with Passion!)” course covers more advanced topics. Just like other online courses I teach, this course is offered online only.   For those of you who are not sure what it’s like to take this course online, please see What it’s like to take Sang Shin’s online courses.  Just to set the expectation correctly, there is no real-time webcasting.

Did I mention the course is FREE? If you ever wanted to learn Enterprise Java, now is the time to sign up!

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Contest! Free food from Timber Creek Farms! (must be in Chicagoland)

Froebe Fibers

Our contest for today is for the new, exciting WHOLE AND CHUNKY FRUIT BOX from TCF Organics.  The box contains a wide selection of fruits, some whole (obviously) and some already cut and prepped for you!  Anything that is appropriate to cut, like pineapple and melons, will arrive cut up and ready to eat.  Things that would turn brown, like apples, pears, and bananas, arrive whole, perfect for out-of-hand eating.

The box is normally a $35 value, including delivery.  And TCF is letting me give one away!

So, you want the details?  Not a problem!

To win this wonderful box full of fruit, delivered right to your door, you need to live within 100 miles of Chicago.  Please click this link to make sure that you are part of the delivery area.  If you enter, and aren’t eligible, I’m sorry to say that I’ll have to choose someone else.  So please, only enter if you can actually get the box.

Otherwise, all you have to do is leave a comment [at http://k2p2.net/blog2/2009/06/29/contest-time], saying what day TCF delivers to your area.  (You can find that out, conveniently enough, here.)


Delivering Affordable Organic Food to Homes in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana For 20 Years
Delivering Affordable Organic Food to Homes in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana For 20 Years

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Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time: (Dragonmount) The Gathering Storm – US book cover

If you’ve been following the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan, you would know that the last “book” will be released in three separate volumes.  Why?  Because there is just so many plots and subplots and subsub plots and subsubsub plots ….  plots to wrap up.

Click on the image to pre-order the book from Amazon.

The Gathering Storm
The Gathering Storm

Brandon Sanderson will be taking over writing the last book as Robert Jordan died last year.  See the full size cover over at Dragonmount.  It will be released on November 3rd of this year (2009).  🙂

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New baby boy :)

Asher Samuel Froebe – 7lb 13 oz 19.5 inches @ 4:44 pm

7lb 13 oz - 19.5 inches long
Asher Samuel Froebe - 7lb 13 oz - 19.5 inches long

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