More Microsoft RSS: Education

New RSS feed at Education (from our Education vertical site). This feed is interesting for a couple of reasons. First, it’s aimed at students and teachers rather than developers or IT professionals. Second, it’s an entirely separate effort from our automatic component-based RSS feeds; the education site team decided on their own that this would make a big difference to their customers, so they went ahead and did it. Bravo, guys. Now the only thing missing is the orange-on-white badge…

Update 7/21: The editor of the site, John Spilker, also has a personal blog where he announced this new feed. Be sure to stop by.

Happy Birthday, Dad

My dad hits one of those milestone birthdays today (the Beatles one, for those of you playing along at home). After the excitement earlier this year, it’s especially good to be able to wish him many happy returns.

Of course, today is also the 35th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing—serendipitously enough, given my dad’s thirty-something year history as a NASA employee. That (unfortunately pop-up laden) page on, in which the moon mission is discussed in the context of a return to space, carries a little of how I feel today. The significance of a birthday or anniversary like today isn’t what went before, but in what is still to come. In both cases for today, I’m feeling pretty good about what’s coming next.

Many happy returns, Dad.