Saturday, December 27, 2008

All of the virtues I dislike...

Bacon makes everything better and makes web sites better, like this one. New stuff for Rhino: Datakit's CAD translator and T-Splines. Part 2 of of Desktop Engineering's feature on the future of MCAD. See 24 hours of worldwide air traffic in this 1 minute video. If you like your sushi big and plush, ThinkGeek has something for you. This new version of Breakout is damn near impossible. Fly through airports quickly and painlessly using Clear, the registered traveler program. The FAA's flight delay web site. Cenaero, Centre of Excellence in Aeronautical Research, is an applied research center in Brussels. 51 things that are blurred on Google maps. The Bristol Scale brings new meaning to the term anal retentive. The Colleyville Chamber of Commerce. 95 old-school games you can play online. The social dynamics of code reviews. Make rounded corners using purely CSS with help from spiffy corners. The sound effect generator isn't what you think. 25 post-apocalyptic visions. Shop for stuff you can't buy in these vintage Christmas catalogs. They say SVG is the future of web application development. Not exactly sure what's up with Make your own eye charts. The original press kit from Apollo 8.

...and none of the vices I admire.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Lead on! The night is waning fast...

What is Whirlyball? It's awesome.

Syracuse University hired alum, former-NFL player, and Saints offensive coordinate Doug Marrone as their new head football coach - hope springs eternal. You never know when you'll need to know how to cut a pineapple or open a coconut. "I'm making real money now" and other vintage ads from Popular Science. Not a combination I would've considered: meatball gum. has all the resources for sales engineering excellence, including a blog. Not to be outdone, Product Management Challenges has resources and a blog for product managers. Download CAD models to your heart's content from Machine Design's CAD Library. Here's a web site with pages of information about CFD. And if you need CFD consulting, you might check out the folks at STI Technologies. Cross Timbers Middle School's library has its own web site. Next time you can't figure out what to make for dinner, try this bacon cheese log. A brief summary of the top conspiracy theories.

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Raise the stakes this Hanukkah and play Texas No-Limit Dreidel. Webdesigner Depot offers this review of video game design 1990-2008. The March Group is an M&A firm. Spatial announced the availability of 3D Mesh, a new software component for mesh generation and preprocessing. And now for a complete time-waster: Duck Hunt. In case you missed it, Nokia (Trolltech) published a Qt success story about Pointwise. Official web site of DJ BRAT. If programming languages were religions. Autodesk to acquire ALGOR for $34M. Flame is the new cologne with the sweet scent of charbroiled beef from Burger King. Geomagic's Convergence conference will be held 24-26 February 2009 in Savannah. Siemens PLM shipped Femap V10. Popular Mechanics reviews all those fine products you've seen on TV.

...and it is precious time to me.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Three Fatal Sparks...

The hierarchy of beards. The private lives of your favorite toys. Ten absolutely worthless gadgets. Photographs of old computers. Keith Meintjes is now a director at CPDA. The Xmas card art of Roy Doty. Mario in 3D. Twenty five pounds of tater. Cool photos of water drops. Use Cooliris to discover the web. Play the sad trombone. The Lawrence Media Group. Learn CFD using ZNTutor. We get a leap second at year's end. An XML format for airfoil geometry. Read what Bjarne Stroustrup has to say about computer science education. See what new graduates are earning from Texas A&M's salary surveys. Keep tabs on what's happening on the interweb using SpyFu, Twitter Search, Delicious, BoardTracker, and Compete.

...have set the hearts of all on fire.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

My words fly up, my thoughts remain below

I can't imagine why anyone would want to waste time at work. Tell time and more with the World Clock. The ESI Group and Optimal Solutions will partner for tackling complex design studies. The official web site of Asia with John Payne. The Open Source CFD International Conference 2008 was held on 04-05 December in Berlin. There are so many free tools for working with STL files: MiniMagics, SolidView/Lite, StL Data Viewer, eDrawings, RP Viewer, View Expert, ScanIP. Cooking with... well, you'll see. Or maybe bacon ice cream is more to your liking. Everything you need to know can be learned from Goofus and Gallant. A photo blog: must wash hands. Songbird, the open source music player, is now available. The purest substance known to mankind: Mom Spit. A history of food: the Food Timeline. Do you know these 10 things about diamonds? What else would you call a Star Wars spinning top but Droidel? Calculate your chances of getting divorced. There's nothing like a big bag of owl pellets. CFD in Australia. Here's a series of cockpit videos about flying a 747. Use sound to induce nausea.

Words without thoughts never to heaven go.