Friday, November 20, 2009

Wild and Wacky Friday: Copper Plating and Etching Altoids Tins

Looking for a unique holiday gift? How about Copper Plating and Etching Altoids Tins? Check out the Sreampunk site for other ideas. Steampunk is the intersection of technology and romance. It’s a genre of fiction, an aesthetic, a musical style, and a burgeoning sub-culture which delights in making things that are a blend of the modern and anachronistic.

Check it out:

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Microsoft Translator

Check out the new Microsoft Translator - it raises the bar for translating three ways: on the Web, for Office 2007 & 2003, and a unique translation widget for your site. See the links below to get the particular tool you want.

Office Casual: How you can translate better with Microsoft Translator

Update any Office 2007 or Office 2003 product with Microsoft Translator, find instructions for the free download:

Microsoft Translator widget:
To drop text for translation (or a URL) via Bing:

Want to dive deeper? Read the Microsoft Translator blog:

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Microsoft Showcase

The Microsoft Showcase website has lots of videos that you can view, email or embed in a webpage.  There are over 800 videos including previews of Microsoft Office 2010. 

For example, Health Tech Today with Dr. Bill Crounse is a monthly online series providing cutting-edge stories at the intersection of health and information technology. The show features informative interviews with some of the world's top health leaders; compelling health-related personal stories; and the latest technology and IT innovations.

Check it out:

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Free lecture notes, exams, and videos from MIT. No registration required.

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.
For example, check out 12.003 Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics.  This undergraduate class is designed to introduce students to the physics that govern the circulation of the ocean and atmosphere. The focus of the course is on the processes that control the climate of the planet.  The course includes interactive simulations and videos.