How to share an Internet Connection in Windows 7

After returning home from college for the summer, I wanted to get my desktop computer online with the wireless network.  Unfortunately for my Internet addiction, the desktop computer didn’t have a wireless adapter.  I ordered one off of NewEgg, but in the mean time I was left without the glorious internet on my desktop computer’s big screens.  What do I do?! The laptop could connect to the wireless network, so there’s a start.  Windows has the ability to share the Internet connection of one network adapter over another.  Bingo.  I describe the process in the following video.

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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 kumo.com.
  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.
    onenote_2010_tech_preview

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

“Spontaneous Overflow”

A friend of mine from high school—he goes by Dan Metalmadcat online—creates amazing flash animations.  I’ve tried flash myself, and I fail at it miserably.  Dan showed me his latest animation, and I liked it so much I thought I’d share it with my reader readers. :-P

Dan says this about his animation:

Spontaneous Overflow is the latest animation I’ve done with Flash. Quite abstract and symbolic but always with the same degree of nonsense. In "Spontaneous Overflow" I was challenged by the statement of William Wordsworth who called poetry as a "Spontaneous Overflow of powerful feelings"
William did a good job explaining through words, now is my time to explain it in a visual art form kind of way..
Hope you like it.
Dan Metalmadcat [2009].

Dan’s website is metalmadcat.ya.st.  Here’s the video: