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Apple Store Paris Opera: Curtain Pulled Back.

Apple Flag It is Open.
Apple open the doors of its parisian mother ship store in Paris. While Apple fans started to line up around 2:00 AM, the morning rain prevented the crowd to really enjoy the opening.
The magnificent french architecture of the building was preserve by Apple. The new store features a 110 foot wide storefront. The huge metal and glass doors, arched windows and ornate wrought-iron balcony railings have been carefully restored.

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Book: Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh

Del Hap Delivering Happiness A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose written by Tony Hsieh.

If you are an entrepreneur or thinking of becoming an entrepreneur this book is for you.
It is a narrative about Tony Hsieh’s experience in fine-tuning a workforce to insure a company’s success.
He explains how his process in turning problems around in order to built a billion dollar company.

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The Secret of Happiness.

Happy Sky Writing a blog to share some of my experiences and knowledge is not always easy. I challenge myself by choosing to writing in English (my mother language is French). Since two and half years, I have learned a lot and have progressed a lot in my writing (I hope). Thanks to Ralph.

Writing for me in general is a challenge and then added my self imposed rule of doing it in English makes it harder for me than finding an actual subject to write about.
My curiosity and my constant desire for learning gives me many reasons to share. The number of friends who pose daily questions also aides me in finding subjects to write about on this blog.

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Apple iPad Has Arrived.

FacebookThe Apple iPad is officially for sale in America. France has to wait until the end of April (no official date or pre-order date has been announced).
Yesterday Apple aficionados lined up in front of every US Apple Store to get the new “promised” and anticipated “tech-tool”. People started lining-up at midnight -the scenes in my opinion was a little ridiculous since you could buy one later in the day without the wait in most stores.

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Google Buzz: Why another Social Network?

Buzz Google launched Buzz last week: Buzz is an update/photo/video sharing service. Buzz is integrated in your Gmail and allows you to go beyond status messages. With Buzz you can start conversations about the things you find interesting.
Whatever that means, it seems that it is another way to share yours ideas with family/friends/strangers. You have the choice to go public or to stay private.
The force of Google is the integration of Buzz into Gmail. In no time, Google was able to take this product from zero users to millions. Buzz can be if successful, a real competitor for twitter or facebook.

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Identity Theft.

Fingerprint During the past couple of weeks, my iMac 24’ was acting strangely: applications were freezing or quitting unexpectedly. Last week, it became more serious when the finder blocked many times throughout the day. I ran Disk Utilities and got this wonderful message: This drive has a hardware problem that can't be repaired. Back up as much of the data as possible and replace the disk. See an authorized Apple dealer for more information.
Basically telling me that major problems were looming.
My iMac is less than a year old (April ’09), fortunately I got the Apple Care plan when I purchased it. So it was not a financial concern.

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Skribit Launches.

Skribit_logo Every author has experienced a dry spell making it difficult to produce new work.
As an active blogger sometimes finding new topics to write about is difficult.
In april 2008, I found a new method to assist with inspiration: Skribit.

At the time Skribit was described as a free, customizable, user-generated content suggestion application for blogs to help bloggers gain reader insight. It enables readers guide bloggers to know what interests them.

 

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Hypermotard 1100EVO SP

Ducati_logo In August 2007, I had a dream. To make a dream come true, you need luck or someone to encourage it through. I’ve got both. I’m lucky to share my life with someone I love and who loves me to ensure ALL my dreams come true.
In October 2007, I got the chance to start flying with a new motorcycle: a Ducati Hypermotard 1100S and since I have not stop.
Last week big news came out! Ducati released its new 2010 model now called Hypermoard 1100 EVO and EVO SP.

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Ducati Hypermotard: Open Dry Clutch.

Those of you who have been following me online these past few years might know that I own a Ducati Hypermotard 1100S.
I love riding my "Hyper". It is fun to ride, fast very comfortable.
Its light weight makes it easy to ride in city traffic. I do not find anything I dislike like about the bike in its performance or design.
The "hyper" has a dry-clutch multiplate with hydraulic control.

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How to: Import Video into Final Cut from a Sony HDR-TG1.

I got my Sony HDR-TG1 camcorder back from the repairman. Sony finally fixed it perfectly, and free of charge, but only after giving me such a hard time.
I appreciate the gest but I think we should not have to always fight to get due service.

Importing video into final cut from a Sony HDR-TG1 (TG3) is much easier than what you would think.

I am using Final Cut Express (FCE). The process is the same with Final Cut Pro.

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