Recharge a Laptop in 1 Minute?!

First, Centrino and larger Lithium Ion batteries not only pushed laptop performance to new levels, but also increased battery life. But, even better is this article from Information Week (here): Toshiba on Tuesday announced a new lithium-ion battery -- the type used in virtually all laptops -- that recharges 60 times faster than current batteries and loses less than one percent of its capacity after 1,000 recharges. The new battery can be refilled to 80 percent of capacity in one minute, Toshiba claimed,... [More]

Microsoft: Week 1 Review

A lot of people have asked how my first few days went at Microsoft, so I thought I'd write a bit about my experience. Monday The first 6 hours of the day were spent in New Employee Orientation. This whole process runs like a well-oiled machine. I imagine with the amount of hiring that goes on at Microsoft, it ought to be an efficient process. I was in a class of about 90 other people, although they admitted it was a fairly large group of new hires. There were several stations for filling out various f... [More]

MVPs Revolt -- C'mon

Here's a surprise: Many Microsoft Visual Basic MVPs are upset about the lack of further development of VB6 (ie, not VB.NET). In fact, many have signed a petition (here). I don't mean this disrespectfully, but: let it die. I don't say this is a smug anti-VB person -- I love VB6, and have used it extensively. However, I just don't see why Microsoft should regress and support VB as the petition recommends. Let me explain by addressing the points in the petition: 1. Preservation of assets This is main r... [More]

Once Again: It Was Too Thick to Pour

The title here is a bit esoteric and doesn't describe the contents in this post: We recently got back from our Vegas trip, and it was a blast! This has been our third trip to Sin City, so we had a pretty good game plan going in and knew where we wanted to go this time around. This year's "King Of Queens" season started out with an episode about Doug and the boys planning a Vegas trip. Doug needed to build up credit with Carrie; while driving to pick her up one day, the site of a fudge desert caught his... [More]

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