Bob Dylan Got More Than A Last Name From Welsh poet Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas Reads Fern Hill

Dylan Thomas, the prototype for Bob Dylan
Dylan Thomas, the prototype for Bob Dylan

I was kept thinking about “Fern Hill” so much lately I had to listen to it again and to the poet himself recite it.

“Now as I was young and easy under the apple boughs
About the lilting house and happy as the grass was green,
The night above the dingle starry,
Time let me hail and climb
Golden in the heydays of his eyes,”

Robert Zimmerman took “Dylan” as his stage name in 1959 when he arrived in Dinkytown in Minneapolis. It was not accidental.   Continue reading Bob Dylan Got More Than A Last Name From Welsh poet Dylan Thomas

Microsoft offers free Windows 8 book for IT Pros

Introducing Windows 8: An Overview for IT Professionals (Preview Edition)

Free eBook – Introducing Windows 8 for IT professionals

Microsoft is offering another free book about Windows 8.

This one is directed at IT professionals who will install and support the new operating system.

The free eBook is available as a download from Microsoft Books or from Amazon.com or $14.99.

The book is a preview of the final book so some things may get changed in the editing. The cover has changed titles to “Introducing Windows 8 for Network Administrators.”

So far what I have read is well written and illustrated in the usual style of Microsoft self-help books.

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