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Solid State Drives (SSD) – What are you waiting for?

Time is money. We recently passed a milestone in market saturation of Solid State Drives (SSD). Entry level drives in reasonable sizes can now be had for less than $1 per Gigabyte (even before those annoying mail-in rebates). That’s my … Continue reading

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Will 13 be lucky…this time?

“Lucky” 13 … this time? Disclaimer #1: The following is simply a whimsical musing. Purchasing decisions should NOT be made based upon it. For those of you who didn’t experience AutoCAD Release 13, perhaps this analogy will help: AutoCAD Release … Continue reading

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A “Crossover” Computer?

Go ahead – touch it. “First time, you get a warning. Second time, you lose a finger.” – attributed to an anonymous IT Leader cautioning users against touching their display screens. It wasn’t so long ago that fingerprints on computer … Continue reading

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SE Magazine Structural Technology Series

(Back on topic): Forgot to mention that I’m consulting with Lisa Willard and Brian Quinn, of SE Solutions, on a multi-part series of articles about Structural Engineering Technology for SE Magazine. The first installment can be viewed here: Technology for … Continue reading

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Farewell to a Friend – Jeff Johnson 1963-2012

Yep, another music-related post. Forgive me, but I found out this morning that a friend of mine, Jeff Johnson, passed away Sunday: Jeffrey Todd Johnson I met Jeff when I was hired on to manage the Combo (guitar, amp & … Continue reading

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You can take the boy out of the music,

…but you can’t take the music out of the boy. The Information Age being what it is, I figured it was only a matter of time before this picture, taken around 1970, was used against me in an extortion attempt. … Continue reading

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@DragonTattoo: Come for the depravity, stay for the soundtrack

#DragonTattoo: Come for the depravity, stay for the soundtrack On New Year’s Eve, my wife and I finally got the opportunity to see “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” (MGM Studios 2011). She’ll watch anything with Daniel Craig in it … Continue reading

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2012 – It’s Clearin’ Up!

2012 – It’s Clearin’ Up! It’s our slogan for the coming New Year. How do you like it? This past year’s was; “2011 – Don’t Look Back”. At times, that was difficult, as there wasn’t a whole lot happening in … Continue reading

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Autodesk, the benevolent.

Give Credit where Credit is Due. Autodesk (publisher of AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit, etc.) deserves kudos for some of their recent moves. Although they have, at times, acted like the 800 pound gorilla they are, Autodesk has been displaying a “kinder, … Continue reading

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…for whom the bell tolls…

…for whom the bell tolls… At the time of this writing, we are awaiting confirmation of Moammar Gadhafi/Khaddafy’s capture (and/or death) in Libya. Without passing judgment on people or movements, let’s look objectively at these, and other similar, recent developments. … Continue reading

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