He survived 69 days trapped in a mine and what does he do?
He runs the New York Marathon!
Edison Pena crossed the Central Park finish line with a time of 5 hours, 40 minutes, 51 seconds. He was draped in a Chilean flag as Elvis music played over the speakers. This was the guy who kept the other guys trapped in the mine entertained with his passion for Elvis.
“First, I want to run this marathon, but secondly, I’d like to motivate those people who aren’t running the marathon to do so in the future,” he said before starting Sunday morning. “I also want to especially motivate young children and youth to run because running makes you free.”
And so we are inspired…
There is a new browser in town
Rockmelt, is available by Facebook invite only.
World, Meet RockMelt
Hello Interwebs! The rumors are true… starting today, we’re offering access to an early version of RockMelt, a new browser designed around you and how you use the Web.
RockMelt does more than just navigate Web pages. It makes it easy for you to do the things you do every single day on the Web: share and keep up with your friends, stay up-to-date on news and information, and search. And of course, RockMelt is fast, secure, and stable because it’s built on Chromium, the open source project behind Google’s Chrome browser. It’s your browser – re-imagined and built for how you use the Web.
If you can stand a few kinks and bugs, sign up for early access, and we’ll get you an invitation as soon as we can. We’d love to know what you think.
Your World Built into Your Browser
With RockMelt we’ve re-thought the user experience because a browser can and should be about more than simply navigating Web pages. Today, the browser connects you to your world. Why not build your world right into your browser?
Your friends are important to you, so we built them in. Now you’re able to chat, share that piano-playing-cat video everyone’s going to love, or just see what your friends are up to, regardless of what site you’re on. Your favorite sites are important to you, so we built them in too. Now you can access them from anywhere, without leaving the page you’re on. And RockMelt will tell you when something new happens.
Share or tweet links often? Yeah, us too. No more wading through each site’s goofy share widget or copy-pasting URLs. We built sharing directly into the browser, right next to the URL bar. Like a site or story? Click “Share” and BAM – link shared. You can use it on any site to post to Facebook or tweet about it on Twitter. It’s just one click away. That easy.
Personalized and Backed by the Cloud
Wherever you go on the Internet, RockMelt makes the Web a personal experience. Because RockMelt is the first browser you log into, it unlocks your Web experience with your Facebook friends, your feeds, your favorite services, even your bookmarks and preferences. RockMelt is also the first browser to be fully backed by the cloud. This means you can access your personal browsing experience from anywhere, and you get quick updates from the people and sites that are important to you.
Behind the scenes, RockMelt is always working on your behalf. Do you visit the same site 10 times a day, checking for new posts or updates? Well, RockMelt keeps track of all your favorite sites for you, alerting you when a new story comes out, a friend posts new pictures, or a new video is available. And when you open a RockMelt feed, the content is already waiting for you. You can Like, comment, reply, retweet, share – all the actions you’ve come to expect from each service you follow.
Last but not least, RockMelt makes search faster. And better. We got tired of clicking back and forth trying to find the right search result. So we made search as simple as leafing through a magazine. With RockMelt, you can use your keyboard to flip through Google search results and pick the one you want. Super fast. Super cool.
Rock Solid Foundation
Any intro to RockMelt wouldn’t be complete without recognizing all the tremendous work that came before us—and which we’ve built upon. We’re based on Chromium, the open source project behind Google’s Chrome browser, which in turn is based on WebKit, the open source HTML layout engine started by Apple, as well as a host of other projects from Mozilla and others. These projects, which we contribute to, represent the best browser technology out there. RockMelt wouldn’t be possible without these projects, as well as the open APIs, help and support we’ve received from Facebook, Twitter, and others. We’re proud and deeply grateful to be able to build on the shoulders of these giants. Thanks friends!
Get Your RockMelt On!
After two years of work, RockMelt is still a baby. It’s our baby and we’re proud of it, but we’re most excited about what it will grow into. We’ve just scratched the surface of what we want to do. If you’re on Mac or Windows and you don’t mind some kinks and bugs, we hope you’ll sign up for early access and let us know what you think! We are sending out invitations as fast as we can, while making sure our service scales up. We hope you like RockMelt as much as we do. You can follow our blog or our Twitter account or like us on Facebook for updates. Happy browsing!
– The RockMelt Team
Welcome to Monday Mayhem. The fun spot on a Monday of course.
Today’s meme is based upon the Versatile Blogger award which was recently passed on to us.
The requirement of the award is to list 7 things that you haven’t mentioned before.
1. I have an alias- Ms Posh. Get it? Posh on a Budget.
2. Recently I have been trying to calm down on my Coke Zero addiction. I’ve been drinking a lot of Vitamin water Zero instead.
3. I am excited about the Bears this week. It was a good game.
4. I make a mean pasta sauce.
5. My back is killing me because I took the day off from yoga.
6. I have a ton of Angels in my house.
7. My pit likes to sleep under the covers with me. I feel very well protected.
The last 3 questions of today’s Monday Mayhem are donated questions for Thursday Thunks which seems to be possibly having issues acquiring questions….simply answer each prompt with a usable question. Thursday Thunks appreciates random and silly questions as much as the real kind.
8. Comparing , such as apples and oranges.
Would you rather land on a blog with autoplaying Country or Classic Rock music?
I dare you to name one politician who you believe to be 100% honest.
10. The oddest food you’ve ever heard of or tasted.
Pizza with anchovies and onions or roast beef and peppers?
Thanks for playing,
See you next week!