The biggest news of all, here at
is the overhaul of our shopping cart and how it hangs together
with the rest of our
pleased to have upgraded to the latest version of LaGarde,
shopping cart software.
The advantages are explained in more detail on our
homepage, but suffice
it to say, we're stoked! And hope you are as well.
With this powerhouse in our corner, we'll be implementing even
more enhancements for you in the future.
A couple of other technical changes which may be of
interest to you:
We moved our site to
Applied Innovations, a
robust host with great technical expertise.
"Appliedi" (as they are known - say applied-eye) also
helped us convert from our Access database to a SQL Server,
for faster and more reliable service to you, Dear Customer.
On June 3rd, 2006 Montenegro passed a resolution to end its union
with Serbia. Serbia will take over the UN seat formerly held by
the Union of Serbia and Montenegro, while Montenegro will apply
for individual membership in the UN. Each now has its own flag as
And here's a tease: Soon to come: The announcement of the
availability of the newest South American flag.
Way back in Volume 4 Number 4 of this newsletter,
we said we'd speak a bit more about stars and moons on flags. The
astronomical configurations shown in the flags below are of
course impossible. (Stars cannot actually be seen inside
the crescent moon. That's just the shadow of our Earth.)
However, it does make for esthetically pleasing designs.
(As usual, try to guess the flag before moving the cursor over the images.)
Furthermore, consider the following moon-sun
Enough about stars for a while. Upcoming issues will explore other
images used in flags.