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Can there be life without Internet Explorer?

There’s no easy answer. Warnings regarding vulnerability CVE-2014-1776 have been issued for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) versions 6 through 11 (which is to say, virtually all versions in operation today). The Department of Homeland Security has recommended users avoid running … Continue reading

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Obsolescence Creep

It might run in Compatibility Mode, but should we? Having been in an AEC environment for many years, I know how fervently some Engineering types can cling to their favorite tools. Human nature, I guess. Stick with the known versus … Continue reading

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Response to fostering the “Next Big Thing”

Re: http://bimcompletethought.blogspot.com/2014/02/creating-next-big-thing.html In the interesting article linked above, Brad Hardin poses the following question: “So how do we create this atmosphere of wow and early adoption?” [in the AEC Industry] I started composing a comment to his post, but realized … Continue reading

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The Artist formerly known as “Dave360”

The Artist formerly known as “Dave360” Have you noticed lately how many products are appearing with the “360” suffix? Apparently, “360” is supposed to imply a “full circle” awareness of whatever prefix it’s appended. But, doesn’t traveling 360 degrees really … Continue reading

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Windows 8 has (not yet) Changed my Life!

About one month ago, I took the bait on the very attractively priced (at Microcenter) Windows 8 Pro Upgrade on its first day of release. My “lab rat” for this experiment was a Core2Duo desktop with 3GB of RAM and … Continue reading

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…and I approved this message

Life in “THE” Swing State In years past, up dere in MeenahSOHta, I’d thought we’d endured some contentious elections. Those pale in comparison to this year’s Presidential race as it impacts Southwestern Ohio. Week after week, the Cincinnati TV market … Continue reading

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#AU2012 – Autodesk University 2012 courses

Earlybird registration opened today! For those who are interested, these are my sessions at #AU2012 : AB3466-R – You Want to Change What? A Discussion of Critical Path Decisions in the BIM Workflow – Tuesday, November 27, 2012 – 10:30am … Continue reading

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So secure, users can’t log in!

  Microsoft Office 365 misses the mark with auto-expiring passwords. I have been impressed with the way Microsoft Office 365 is working on my wife’s computer.  Outlook synchronizes nicely with her Android phone and, until that incident with a loosely … Continue reading

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What screws up the BIM process?

Summary of “What screws up the BIM process?” discussion Cincinnati BIM User Group meeting 16 August, 2012 Facilitator: Dave Pluke In attendance were representatives of Educators, Owners, General Contractors, Mechanical & Electrical Contractors, Electrical, Plumbing and Structural Design Engineers and … Continue reading

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Removing “BIMpediments” (remember, you heard it here first!)

Trademark & Copyright 2012 by Dave Pluke, all rights reserved – send royalties directly to one of my Swiss Bank Accounts! Permit me to submit the following addition to our A/E/C vocabulary: BIM·ped·i·ment / BIMˈpedəmənt/ Noun:    A hindrance or obstruction … Continue reading

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