Wednesday, April 20, 2005

New Opera version released

Opera 8, the newest version of the "Fastest browser on Earth", has been released on Tuesday April 19 and is available for download. Windows and Linux releases are available; Beta1 for Mac has also been released. This is a recommended update for all Internet users (no matter what your browser is).
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So, drop everything else, point your browser to the Opera web site to learn everyhting about this new release. The download is only about 3.6MB and won't take you long, even on a dial up connection.
Those new to Opera can visit Tim Luoma's excellent write up "30 days to becoming an Opera lover". Those already convinced can learn Opera 8 in more details with non-troppo's flash tutorial.
Questions are to be asked and answers to be found in the ever so friendly Opera Community Forums. Just choose the forum relevant to your topic!

Monday, April 18, 2005

From the other side

Well, that's it, we are in Taiwan. After a long and, should I add, boring flight, we finally made it to the other side of the pacific.

The flight itself was relatively uneventful, with the usual lack of space but decent food. I think the highlight of those 12 hours was the fly over Japan in general and Mount Fuji in particular. This really was a beautiful sight. Amongst all those mountain range, isolated and alone (feels almost like the Lonely Mountain in The Hobbit), towering over the other peaks but still way below the floor of the 747, there was this cone-shape mount wearing a white hat of snow. It's only a pity that I did not have a camera with me. Maybe on the way back.

Taipei is hot, stuffy and smoggy as usual. There are people and cars everywhere, at all time. Although the city seems to have expended even further, it has not changed with that respect. I am supposed to have a view from where I'm sitting but let just say that there is no horizon line!

Jia-Hao lent me his camera so I'll have an opportunity to add pictures in the next few days.

More news to come soon.

Our first lunch out in Taipei City. That was on April 18 and Little Angela took the picture.

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Un profil de Saplairoles - 05-04-15

Cliché pris lors de l'écographie du 15 avril 2005 a l'hôpital pour les femmes de Vancouver. Encore un grand moment dans une annee qui s'annonce de plus en plus intéressante!