The Microsoft community can be a diverse, friendly, and power environment for getting things done. Checking in periodically to see what's new is a very good idea. Especially if you like to play with new toys like social bookmarking and see videos from various aspects of the industry.
Microsoft Technical Communities
Check out the MSDN TICKER, Anemone, or Orbs projects. Go ahead, you know you want to. ;o)
I'm listening to Spyro Gyra's Impressions of Toledo on Pandora.com.