Henson & His Works

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Second Act

HDTV has become more and more popular. If you want to buy HDTVs and related products via internet, there have been a number of online retailers who are ready to help you find the suitable products for you. One of those online retailers is Second Act. This site has become an authorized dealer of many famous brands, like Toshiba, Sharp, JVC, Samsung, Denon and Hitachi.

Second Act provides products with the lowest cost. So, you can save a significant amount of money. The products sold are factory refurbished, factory closeouts, open box, and many more. If you want to get more information on the products or want to see the appearances and the models of the products, just visit the site of Second Act.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Aplus Merchant

Processing credit card payments has become easier and easier. Visa and Mastercard payment solutions have been offered by many companies. This kind of service certainly encourages the good atmosphere of business world, especially internet business. Credit card accepting has made transactions easier to do.

www.aplusmerchant.com is one of websites which has banking relationships and offers good ways for big and small businesses to process credit card payments. With its good reputation, it has served many customers, like online websites, hotels, gas stations, retail stores, and collection agencies.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Akhirnya CD Ubuntu Datang Juga

Setelah sekitar satu bulan menunggu, akhirnya kiriman paket yang berisi sebuah CD Sistem Operasi Linux Ubuntu 7.10 datang juga. Saya memesan CD langsung ke situsnya. Semuanya gratis alias tidak mengeluarkan uang sepeser pun. Jika Anda ingin ikutan mendapatkan CD gratis ini, silahkan memesannya di https://shipit.ubuntu.com. Sebenarnya Anda bisa juga memesan beberapa CD sekaligus, misalnya CD Ubuntu untuk versi 32 Bit dan 64 Bit serta Kubuntu. Tapi tentu saja prosesnya akan lebih lama dan biasanya (menurut pengalaman orang lain yang pernah memesan lebih dari satu), pada saat menerima kiriman, Pak Pos akan meminta beberapa ribu rupiah sebagai bea tambahan. Jika koneksi internet Anda tergolong cepat, sebaiknya Anda men-download saja secara langsung file CD image-nya daripada nunggu 4-6 minggu masa pengiriman.

Sistem Operasi Linux kini makin dikenal oleh banyak orang. Selain berupa freeware dan open source, sistem operasi ini dipilih sebagai alternatif Sistem Operasi Windows karena GUI-nya (Graphical User Interface) yang menarik dan dukungan software-nya yang mulai berkembang.

Sebelum mengenal Ubuntu, saya pernah menggunakan Sistem Operasi Linux distro lainnya, seperti Linux Knoppix, Linux Mandrake, Linux Xandros dan Linux CHIPLux (yang dikembangkan oleh Tim Majalah CHIP). Jika Anda ingin tahu lebih banyak tentang Linux, silahkan berkunjung ke blog-nya Mas Iwan karena di blog beliau ada beberapa tutorial menarik seputar Linux.

Horse Racing Tips

Horse racing is one of popular sports in the world. Tall and strong horses usually have good prices because they have more chances of winning the race. Some people say that they will not get loss if they buy good racing horses. These kinds of horses will produce more money to the owners when those horses win the race.

Some sites provide special information on horse racing in the world and give horse racing tips. Even the visitors can subscribe to the horse racing tips.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe was a merchant seaman. The only thing he wanted in life was to go to sea to make his fortune. He didn’t want to study law as his father had hoped. He didn’t want to share in his family’s successful business as his mother had hoped.

On the first of September 1659, Robinson Crusoe set sail from San Salvador, Brazil. This voyage became the greatest adventure in his life time.

Unfortunately, on the twelfth day at sea, a violent storm destroyed Robinson Crusoe’s ship. He alone survived and was cast ashore on a deserted island. When he felt strong enough to stand up and look around him, his joy immediately turned to sadness. He was alone. He has nothing to eat or drink. He had no weapons with which to hunt or defend himself other than a small knife in his belt.

Those fears hit him so suddenly that he began running about the shore like a mad man, beating his chest and screaming to God,”Why have You saved me only to make me suffer in this misery?”

When he had no more strength to run or scream, Robinson sat down on the sand and tried to clear his thoughts. He tried to swim to the ship. He found some spare masts. He tied each one with a rope and he made a good raft. Then he loaded the raft with many things he found in his wrecked ship like rice, meat, corn, shotguns, pistols, sword, gunpowder and bullets. He had to summon all his strength and intelligence to survive and flourish against impossible odds.

The next days Robinson built his home on the side of the hill with a fortress for his protection. He also learned new skills. He learned how to make earthenwares, he learned how to plant crops, and he learned how to make a canoe from the trunks of large trees. He hunted animals for his food and he also raised cattle.

Robinson Crusoe spent the next five years living a very quiet life. Then he tried to explore the island. He stood stunned when he saw footprints. He rushed home in fear. So, he tried to strengthen his fortress.

But in his twenty-third year, Robinson’s peaceful life was disturbed. He spied some smoke rising from the shore on his side of the island. He gasped as he saw hands, skulls, fear, and other bones of human bodies scattering in the sand, near the remains of fire. It seemed that cannibals also lived in the island.

In his twenty-fifth year Robinson saw five canoes landing on the shore. Thirty men danced around a fire and there were two men dragged from the boat towards the fire. One of them was immediately knocked down with a club and the cannibals began cutting and eating him. The other man suddenly jumped away and ran into woods.

Robinson helped and saved the man and this man showed his loyalty and promised to be Robinson’s slave. Robinson named the man ‘Friday’ and taught him English. Robinson was happy because he had a friend and a faithful servant.

After two years, Friday’s English had become so good that he was able to answer many questions. One day, Friday ran towards Robinson and told the bad news that the cannibals returned. More savages and prisoners arrived. Both of them arranged a strategy to attack the savages and saved the prisoners. And they made it! In fact, one of the prisoners was Friday’s father.

Days rolled by so quickly. When Robinson was walking around, he saw an English ship lying at anchor about several miles. At first, he was overjoyed at the thought of seeing a ship filled with his own countrymen. But then… there was something wrong. He tried to find out what really happened. Actually there was a mutiny in the ship. Robinson planned to save the captain. When the right time came, he did it successfully. The captain thanked Robinson so much that he promised to take Robinson to England if Robinson could help him take over the ship. Robinson agreed and they began their plan. With a good strategy and a good cooperation, they succeeded in taking over the ship. Robinson was very happy because he could return to England. He finally left his island on the 19th of December 1686.

Kisah di atas diringkas dan diceritakan kembali oleh Hendro Darsono
berdasarkan novel karya Danie Defoe yang berjudul The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, diterbitkan oleh Baronet Books, New York 1992

Thursday, January 24, 2008


A speaker is an electronic appliance which functions to produce output in the form of sound. Many types of speakers have been produced and distributed to many parts of the world.

If you need bookshelf speakers, in-wall speakers, PC speakers, or outdoor speakers, you can visit the site of TheSpeakerCompany.com which offers a large number of good quality speakers. Don't worry too much about the price because this site offers about half the price that other retailers set.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Camelback Displays

Do you want to have tablecloths or table cover with your own logos, full-color artwork, and some other accessories? How beautiful it is to see them printed that way! It is also interesting and useful for special events.

As one of popular sites which provides trade show exhibits, Camelback Displays has been working hard for customers' satisfaction. This site serves not only big companies but also small companies. In addition, the customers also come from schools, government agencies, and individuals.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Bad Credit Offers

Building a good credit is not easy for some people. For this kind of people, their application to get credit cards, home loans, auto loans, etc. is often declined by financial institutions.

Are you also rated as bad credit consumers? Don't worry! There is a site which can become a good resource to help bad credit consumers. In this site you will get much information on bad credit. Even you can also compare a number of bad credit offers and you can choose the best and suitable one for you.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Airflights and Travel

Do you plan to go abroad in the near future? To Australia, Singapore, or other countries? Do you need to order special holiday packages or want to get some information on good accommodation and cheap flights? Before you make a decision to use certain international flights, it will be better if you compare international airfares offered by airline companies.

There are many websites which provide information you need. One of them is travel.com.au. Although this site ever under-performed in the past, now many things have changed. Travel.com.au has now got up because of the participation of a number of brilliant Australian capitalists.

Thursday, January 17, 2008


Do you need lighting products like lamps and lamp shades, table lamps, floor lamps, desk lamps, or torchieres? What kinds of style do you like, contemporary or traditional style? Whatever lighting products you need, you have to get good information in order that you will not get dissatisfied in the future.

You can get much information on several kinds of lamps by visiting a good and suitable site. This site usually offers many products from top manufacturers, but still at relatively reasonable prices. The customers should be able to buy the products based on its style, its brand, or its application.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Daniel Defoe

Daniel Defoe was born in London in 1660. After many years of studying for the ministry, Daniel decided that a religious life did not suit him. He chose, instead, to become a merchant.

He traveled widely and built up a successful business. During this period, he married and started raising a family.

But in 1692 his business failed, leaving the 32-year-old Defoe heavily in debt, with a wife and six children to support. Since he had always been interested in politics, he tried making his living by writing political articles for newspapers. These articles often criticized the king and the ruling party. As a result, Defoe spent many years in and out of prison.

Since his political writings had brought only troubles and increasing debts, Defoe turned to fiction writing. His first novel written in 1719 when Defoe was nearly sixty years old, was to become one of the best known adventure stories in the world. That novel was Robinson Crusoe--a story which still thrills readers today, more than two hundred fifty years later.

Robinson Crusoe brought Defoe great success and helped him pay back part of his debts. He continued writing novels such as Moll Flanders, Colonel Jack, and two other Robinson Crusoe stories, but his creditors always seemed to be one step behind him.

During his last years, Defoe was a sick, lonely old man, hunted by his creditors and abandoned by his ungrateful children. He died in 1731 at the age of 71, as alone and frightened as his hero, Robinson, had been during his 28 years on a deserted island.

Monday, January 7, 2008

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