Saturday, March 14, 2009

We only use 10% of our brains.

Right Brain: This ain't no fish tank; scuba dive on your desktop. From whom would you buy magnets if not Super Magnet Man. This privnote will self destruct in 5 seconds. Learn how to keep a house plant alive. Feel like you're the pilot of an F-104G Starfighter. The motherlode of sounds: turn up the volume for rimshot, sad trombone, crickets, yodel, bom bom bom bom woooo, whistle, tumbleweed, hiyoooo, and more. Put these on your toolbar and you'll be ready to punctuate anything that happens in a boring meeting. The periodic table of typefaces. Mashable has some suggestions about how companies should tweet. This is the only known portrait of Shakespeare made while he was alive. Not the NFL or the AFL, this is the UFL. I've got to get one of these for my office.

No Brain: Take a short break with this delightful puzzle.

Left Brain: XANSYS is an on-line community for users of ANSYS' engineering software products. Join Red Hat's partner program to ensure your software runs efficiently on their Linux systems. If you'd like to download digitized scans of biomedical parts, sign up for the BEL repository. More exercises for your CFD pleasures - here's a list of CFX-Mesh tutorials. Our friends at Baumgarten provide this suite of 3D Studio models for free. Be a student, write open-source software, get a stipend from Google's Summer of Code. Gazelles is Verne Harnish's company for leadership development. Metacomp Technologies' next user meeting will be 15-17 Sep in Ventura, CA. Ten papers to be read twice for software architects and ten more for software developers. NVIDIA's GPU Venture Program is their way of funding use of their CUDA framework for GPU computing. Three news items from the world of computational visualization. ACUSIM began shipping a custom version of FieldView with their Acusolve CFD software. CEI began shipping EnSight Lite 9. And Tecplot 360 2009 was announced. If you had a valid password, you could browse the QNET CFD knowledge base. You can read a brief presentation about ERCOFTAC's CFD best practices. Aras provides open-source PLM software. SolidWorks' 3 Dudes Gone 3D. The third ANSA international conference will be held 09-11 September in Greece.

Imagine how much better off we'd be if we used the other 60%.

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