So there are days when my brain is mush and I wander aimlessly the web searching for random information. A waste of time by all means but at least there are those gems of information that make you chuckle from time to time. The subjectively put together 25 Worst Web Sites is quite interesting, though I must agree that the Number 1 worst web site truly is just that. Check it out for yourself sometime.
So I do have to say that I’m quite impressed by Timex and their Triathlon watches that they offer that come with a GPS locator. Can we just say, “Whoa.” I mean seriously that’s pretty wild that you have the ability to a) be traced, but also b) be able to track distances that you’re running for training purposes all the more accurately. I surmise that it’s still commercial grade in which case it could be anywhere within 150 foot radius but for all intensive purposes that rocks. And the price, still pretty low as the highest seems to be $300. Check it out at: http://www.timex.com/bin/detail.tmx?item=753048113774#
So after the long wait, Microsoft Office Beta 2 Technical Refresh (TR) was finally released on Thursday, though with not quite the fanfare that I expected it to be released with. A week earlier it was released to Microsoft staff (according to blog postings) and so it was inevitable that it would be released to the public shortly there after. Nonetheless, I’m quite pleased with a lot of the bug fixes (though I’ve yet to confirm all 6400 of them ;)), the polished UI among other things and the fact that the crash rate has decreased ten fold (primarily thinking of PowerPoint when opening up files from a SharePoint site) or the flickering refresh issue I was having with InfoPath.
All in all, I’m a happy little kid with this upgrade 🙂 Fortunately it looks like it expires on May 15, 2007 which gives me ample time to procure the software once it actually comes out on market. So far as Kramer would say, “I’m lovin’ every second of it!”