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Watching the Mars Rover landing in bed

I just watched the JPL live feed as the Mars Rover landed on Mars and began transmitting data back from the red planet’s surface. Aside from being able to watch this historic event (well, live from JPL, the data from Mars is delayed due to the distance to Mars), I got a huge kick out of my ability to watch the live stream on my iPad on UStream. I know this isn’t new but it is amazing technology nevertheless. Anyone remember the old footage of families crowded around little TVs watching the first Moon landing?

Update: If you aren’t too sure what all the fuss is and why everyone got so excited about the landing, watch this video titled “Challenges of Getting to Mars: Curiosity’s Seven Minutes of Terror” which explains just how intricate the whole manoeuvre was:

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Google+ for the iPad has arrived! Rejoice!

I feel like a teenage girl seeing Justin Bieber up close.

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OmniOutliner for iPad envy

This OmniOutliner for iPad video makes me want to go back to using OmniOutliner for my notes!

I used to use OmniOutliner on my Mac for all my notes (I especially used it for meeting notes) and when Nastassja joined me in January with her PC laptop, we needed a way to share notes so we switched to Evernote for all our meeting and other notes. Evernote lacks the powerful outlining options OmniOutliner has but we can sync our notes (well, with the exception of Nastassja’s iPad which has a weird sync bug) but its easier to share notes in a convenient location.

Evernote is probably still a better option for us for what we need to do but OmniOutliner appeals to the productivity nerd in me.