Grant Robinson : Montage-a-google

Montage-a-google is a simple web-based app that uses Google’s image search to generate a large gridded montage of images based on keywords (search terms) entered by the user. Not only an interesting way of browsing the net, it can also be used to create desktop pictures or even posters (see examples below – more coming soon).

This app requires version 7 of the Flash player or higher to run

A LUCI ROSSE: “In Norvegia lo strip � arte E allora l’Iva non si paga

OSLO, 4 MAGGIO 2005 – Lo spogliarello e’ un’arte e, come tale, deve essere esente dall’Iva. Lo ha stabilito un tribunale norvegese. Nella causa che opponeva il Diamond Go Go Bar di Oslo allo Stato norvegese, che voleva assoggettare all’Imposta sul valore aggiunto i biglietti di ingresso, il tribunale di Oslo ha deciso che lo strip-tease rientra nello stesso regime di esenzione di una rappresentazione teatrale, un’opera lirica o un balletto. ”

Tutto l’articolo:
http://lanazione.it/art/2005/05/04/5375502

Pezzi King Vineyards

James P. Rowe, Sr., is passionate about his Italian heritage. His love of agriculture is rooted in the time spent as a child at his grandfather’s Central Valley ranches, while his family ties are expressed in the name he and his late wife Jane gave their vineyard: Pezzi King combines the names of Jim’s and Jane’s mothers, respectively.

The Rowes established Pezzi King Vineyards in 1993, when Jim discovered a beautiful vineyard nestled in the hills of Dry Creek Valley during a weekend visit from San Francisco. Aware of the vineyard’s superior terroir and captivated by the site’s natural beauty, he purchased the 137-acre estate and undertook its beautiful transformation into one of the leading producers of Zinfandel in the acclaimed Dry Creek Valley appellation.

The first step was restoring the vineyard to its natural, unspoiled potential: Jim Rowe, Sr. immediately eliminated all use of chemicals and implemented all-natural farming techniques. His commitment to quality extended to the winery, as well, which they completely renovated with state-of-the-art equipment.

Today, Jim Rowe, Sr. and his wife, Cynthia, run the winery as a collaborative enterprise. Cynthia Rowe is involved with business planning and strategy for Pezzi King Vineyards.

Jim Rowe, Sr. states his mission for Pezzi King Vineyards directly: “I wanted wines that would be considered among the best in the world. To accomplish this, I had to start with an excellent piece of land and add the right mix of talent and hard work. We’re doing that at Pezzi King and we’ll continue to strive for and achieve excellence in everything we do.”

Currently in 2004, Pezzi King Vineyards has won 4 Gold and 11 Silver medals in wine competitions and is among one of the highest rated Zinfandel in the world.

THE 1 MILLION DOWNLOAD CHALLENGE

Before the weekend, Opera’s CEO, Jon S. von Tetzchner boldy proclaimed at a company meeting that if download numbers of Opera 8 reached 1 million within four days he would swim from Norway to the USA [press release]. Opera’s communications department could not resist the temptation, and made his statement public. As any respectable CEO and gentlemen, Mr. Tetzchner stands by his word.

DOWNLOADS: 1,050,000: Target reached by April 23 09:00 CET!

I want to thank each and every one of the one million plus people who have downloaded Opera 8 over the last days. I am proud to say that this is the most successful browser launch in the ten-year history of Opera. I have received numerous requests over the weekend on whether or not I am going to swim to the USA should we reach one million downloads. Although I blatantly admit that my promise was based more on joy and enthusiasm than my swimming abilities and physical health, I will do my very best to keep it.

– Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO