News to Me: Dells, Magnets, Office, Orgasms, and Periods

Here’s what is news to me:

  1. Dell’s Latitude 2100 reviewed: smart, but a bit heavy for afterschool use
    I just thought that the toting mechanism on these laptops was cool.  Of course, I’m also all for computers in education.
  2. The Not-So-Safe Apple MagSafe Gallery
    I don’t hate Macs, just smug Mac users.  That’s why I liked this post.
  3. Microsoft Office 2010 Technical Preview Registration
    Sign up!
  4. Talks Mary Roach: 10 things you didn’t know about orgasm
    This is a complete non sequitur, but I assure you an entertaining video, and completely safe for work.  I encountered it on DiggTED is full of interesting videos, though this video is the first of its kind that I’ve seen on the site.
  5. How Many Spaces after a Period: One or Two?
    This one is also a bit random (also from Digg), but I, like the author, was also quite shocked!  “This is worse than Pluto being stripped of planetary status.”  Agreed.

News to Me: Surface, Roomba, Surface, Search, Office

I often come across interesting articles online and want to share them some way on my blog.  I considered a few different ways to do this, including incorporating a microblogging platform like Twitter into my blog, but I think it will be better to simply make longer blog posts with several links when I accumulate enough.  I guess I’ll give this a try.  Here is what’s news to me:

  1. Microsoft Surface SP1 adds a slew of new features.
    I thought this was really cool.  I think Microsoft Surface technology is really great, and would love to develop applications for it one day.  I also love videos that give insight into the workings of big (software) companies like Microsoft.  This video is included in the linked post:

  2. Long exposure shows Roomba cleaning path
    I’m a Roomba owner myself, so that made me even more inclined to think that this picture was really cool:
    Roomba cleaning path
  3. 11 Killer Apps for Microsoft Surface
    Some of the apps are pretty ridiculous, but I do like this video:
  4. Microsoft search to be powered by open source
    I thought this was interesting, because it contradicts Microsoft’s “monolithic evil empire” stereotype.  Keep an eye on
  5. Leaked: Office 2010 Technical Preview screenshots
    I am looking forward to getting my hands on the Office 2007 Beta, especially to see the Ribbon in OneNote and Outlook.

That’s it for now I guess.  Hopefully I’ll continue to do this. :-)