A warm blogger welcome to the growing CAD blogging world goes to veteran journalist Roopinder Tara of Tenlinks.com. Roopinder was a former Cadence magazine editor before Cadalyst purchased the magazine. I have the premiere issue of Cadence magazine on my AutoCAD History website.
Here is Roopinder's new Blog: CAD Insider: http://cadinsider.typepad.com/my_weblog/
Here is the link to my photo of Roopinder back at the Autodesk University 2004 in Las Vegas.
The more formal journalists that enter the blogging world validates the blog medium. Being the self proclaimed first CAD Blogger back in 2003 as a pet project I have seen it grow into a large community with many different perspectives and opinions from customers, students, press, software developers, differing disciplines, and dispersed in every part of the world.
It is so amazing how the CAD news and opinions has gone from once a month, to once a week, to almost every minute of any day on the web. It can be information overload unless you use a RSS Feed Reader. Aggregating all your RSS feeds you subscribe to is like reading the newspaper or browsing through it for highlights. I have over 400 RSS feeds I read yet it take less than 20 minutes a day to find the highlights. In the process I get a wide variety of CAD and Technical news and enjoy it just like reading a daily paper. I currently use the free RSS Bandit as well as the new preview of IE7 and its built in RSS feed reader.