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I've been with Autodesk now in one form or another for 12 years and doing other work in the industry for 4 or 5 years before that. In all that time I've never had more then 3 weeks off at one time. I'm betting most people reading this are in the same position.
If you are like me, you dream of having a Wacom Cintiq tablet. I've always loved their tablets and have two older tablets of my own. Unfortunately, the Cintiq has been a little out of my justifiable purchase range. Well why not build your own... I consider myself a relatively handy guy. I do wood working in my garage and I am not scared to do things like rewire switches an cut holes in my ceiling (still need to get around to patching those holes) When I saw
Hey everybody. I just spent a week on holidays and let my parents in on a secret my wife and I have been keeping. I thought I'd fill you all in as well. I'm going to be a father. For those of you that know me, I'll let that sink in as this was definitely not part of our life plan so it may be a bit of a surprise. After wiping the expressions of terror off our faces my wife and I are now comfortably into the expecting baby mode and starting to think of names, and pick colour schemes (okay, you got me, Katherine is doing the colour scheme picking).
Autodesk obviously has a lot to do with CAD and design so as a tip of the hat to the mother ship I thought I'd point out what has to be the single coolest and most over the top home design I have ever seen. Residence Antilia will be a 173 meter tall 27 storey building. The catch is this is not a business structure it will be the personal residence of one of the the richest men in India. It will have parking space for his 168 cars including special floors for car maintenance. 3 helipads, a theatre, 2 floors set aside for pool and health club and room for the 600 employees necessary to run the building are included. What can I say. I think at some point in their childhood everone wanted to build and live in a castle or mansion. Damn if this guy didn't top my wildest imagination in real life. I would have loved to be a fly on the wall when the contractor was handed this "house" plan. Go HERE to see the full story
I ran across this video today and I had to share it. Finally someone has started to understand my messy desk and for that matter, computer desktop. I'm sure a number of you are like me and have a desk that at best could be called unkempt. In my case it is often referred to as a disaster area. Anyone who sees work surfaces like mine generally cringes at the disorder. When I look at my desk however I see order in chaos. I see a complex system of relationships and priorities that subtly organizes my life. Before you neat freaks out there start raining on my admittedly unattractive parade you should know, all of us messy people have finally been recognized. Finally a computer desktop for the unkempt masses.
Well I find myself apologizing again for my long absence. I have been traveling hard the last couple weeks and doing fearsome battle with a worthy adversary, the head cold. Normally I fight off sickness handily in a day or so. Unfortunately I have been forced to fight my battle unconventionally, which is to say, give all early advantage to the cold . Here are my guidelines for loosing the war against the common cold.
I originally saw a picture of this thing a couple years ago and it just popped up again on a blog and I had to share. This is the largest moving machine ever built(300 meters long and 45500 tons). It is a trencher designed to work massive open excavations.
So here I sit in my hotel in New York for a couple days. Just one stop out of many for the roadshow and all the other job related travel I have to do this fall. Most people fall into two camps when it comes to travel. Those who think it is some amazing/romantic/exciting adventure and anyone with a traveling job is very lucky. Then there are those that think any professional traveler is nuts and would rather have a home life. To be honest I think most people who travel a lot for work migrate between the two camps on a pretty regular basis.