A little about myself.
I am an IT technician, participate in many projects, some HTML work, and reading a lot. I also contribute articles to IT magazines about Open Source Software as a core member of Japan Apache Users Group. I've been in computer related fields from 1978. starting in college, nuclear physics major, I had to take a class in FORTRAN and that was it, I was hooked on the machines. I started working first as an application programmar at a system development
company. Then moved on to a system integration company, and specializing in data communication, small & mid size systems. I run a small intranet at home, a router, Windows Servers, Windows Desktops and CentOS Linux . The Linux runs DNS, HTTP, FTP, SMTP, and POP3 making it nice for software testing and development.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

49ers and American history

American football isn’t very popular in Japan, but American people really loved it. Only 16 matches every team play and the tickets are sold out at instance. In California, San Francisco 49ers is very popular and have a lot of fans.

49 means 1849. What is the origin of the name? 1849 was the year a gold mine was found near Sacramento, the current state capital city, and begun Gold Rush. After the year, the population of California increased rapidly, and developed day by day.

Only one year before 1849, the Mexican war was ended with America’s victory. Mexico gave California, Texas, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Wyoming to America and lose one third of the territory at that time. Next year, the big gold mine was found. I believe Mexico was really disappointed. In addition to, many limitless oil wells were found in Texas after years. America took two things because of  the victory of Mexican war to have a current super power.

Do you think The Mexican War was a kind of invation war? Mexican believe the war was America’s invade. Of course American people don’t think so. American history books say that America had rights to have and governed these territories because Mexico just only had and did nothing in there; we American people developed them and brought into European culture, civilization and religion.

How do you think about it?

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