Saturday, April 25, 2009

A man's character...

Take the Myers-Briggs test and find out which of 16 personality types you are based on how you use your perception and judgement (according to Jung, at least). I'm ESTJ, "The Guardian". What are you? When in Syracuse, dine at BC Restaurant in Armory Square. Jim Carson has a blog. Not only is the Space Pilot Pro a 3D mouse, but it's got more buttons and a bigger screen than my laptop. Hatrack River is the official web site of author Orson Scott Card, of Ender's Game fame. Git yer flight on with aviation videos from FactualTV.

The latest in my collection of cool clocks is timebeat. The others are dots, industorious, timeline, bodytag, clockr, watch gallery, bar code, polar, worldclock, uniqlock, angeling, flickr time, summermeter, coolclock, and time zone check. Know any other cool clocks? (A man with two clocks never know what time it really is. --Confucius)

Bob Cramblitt is a technical writer. Phrasr might be neat if it worked well. Top 10 rules for photographic composition (because I need all the help I can get). Will Ackerman is the founder of Windham Hill Records. Vertiflite is the official publication of the American Helicopter Society. Applied CFD provides RSS feeds of CFD news. Orcale bought Sun. Gather in Montreal this June to talk about grid generation at the 11th ISGG Conference. MeshTrends 7 will be held in Columbus in July. Or go to Orlando to talk about PTC's CAD software. Need connectors? Call PPC.

DJs Loo & Placido got all the mashups you'll ever need (and they have a blog). Watch Intelligent Light talk about CFD and HPC on MSDN Channel 9. I hope you didn't forget that this past week was Administrative Professionals Week. Recolor your graphics using a picture using pic2graph. Talk Like Shakespeare Day was 23 April. The Avenue of Light goes live on 02 May. When you see it, it makes perfect sense: controlling your BBQ from your computer. More proof that bacon is a wonderfood.

With a name like SnappyHexMesh, it's got to be good. A STAR-CCM+ tutorial for supersonic nozzle flow. Random grid picture. Plus, there was one web site that I couldn't bring myself to post, it was that weird. his guardian divinity. -- Heraclitus

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Il pleure dans mon coeur...

Would you be more likely to read this blog if its URL was If so, make your own cute URL. Fluent tutorials and other stuff. Have fun with your CFD by using FUN3D. Tune your radio to the Metropolitan Opera's Saturday matinee. Walter Lantz's animated short Bear and the Bees was produced in 1961. Here's an archive of Lantz's work and a collection of titles from his films.

Get this free report on email marketing metrics. David Meerman Scott has a blog, Web Ink Now, about marketing strategy. Another blog for sales engineers aptly named The Sales Engineer. If you're launching a new product, don't forget to consult the Launch Clinic blog. Use the We We calculator to test the customer focus on your web page. The unlikely named GrokDotCom is a marketing optimization blog. Page Zero Media claims to know all about paid search marketing. Sonora DesignWorks will help with your web site's design. Need a Marketing Sherpa? DH Communications is a marcom consultant.

The Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Country Club is just about a month away. M-Audio's AV 40 speakers turned out to be more to my liking. Perhaps your lost luggage is here. Would a color by any other name appear as sweet? The saga of SGI is apparently so sad, it needed to be written about twice: 2009 and 1997. The T&P Tavern and Grill is open for business. The Animation Treasures blog. Celebrate Armed Forces Day at NAS JRB Fort Worth. Bacon cuts steel; film at 11. Ace your next eye exam by making your own eye chart ahead of time. This brings new meaning to the phase Twitter plug-in.

...Comme il pleut sur la ville. / Quelle est cette langueur / Qui pénètre mon coeur? -- Claude Debussy

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Though I am not naturally honest...

I must have one: meet Rovio. ToneMatrix is awesome. Dr. Mike Marshall, record holding MLB pitcher, applies his PhD in exercise physiology to help players avoid injuries caused by "traditional" pitching motion. The folks at Kitware make a lot of their software available for free, including the visualization toolkit VTK. I've had a pair of Celestion SL6S speakers on my home stereo for about 20 years. If you're searching for images you can freely use, Webupon has already found them. The folks at GOOD Magazine want you to know how much water you're using. Construx and Fog Creek both publish their professional development ladder online. Want to find out what it's like to work somewhere? Use Glassdoor. Intuit blogs about payroll.

Funny engineer videos? 3 Dudes Gone 3D. CAEbridge offers CFD consulting. Pulizter prize wining author, Jared Diamond (Guns, Germs, and Steel), speaks on the evolution of religion. Make a word mosaic. Use twtpoll to take a poll on Twitter. Pro Blog Design presents this list of user interface design tutorials. Mr. Taylor thinks this is the perfect 3 column liquid layout. mite is an on-line time tracking tool. The fine folks at Hifar in China do CFD consulting. They may be extinct, but at least we have photos. Use MayaVi to visualize your data. Constant Contact offers email marketing solutions. Cuts like a knife. I guess dogs got tired of monkeys getting all the good roles.

...I am so sometimes by chance. -- William Shakespeare

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Our whole life is...

Know your Crayola colors. Does the world really need another panel method? Apparently, the authors of APAME for Matlab think so. Another customer tried to walk out with my sub the last time we ate at Jersey Mike's. Applying for a software job? See this cartoon about how a programmer reads a resume. And make sure you know how to program. If you have 346 seconds to spare, watch this video of an Airbus A340-600 being built. No matter where you are, know if you can drink. No officer, I haven't been drinking but I did just take a shower. The 2009 FLOW-3D World Users Conference will be held 17-18 September in Seattle. Learn to read Cyrillic in 5 minutes. FDS is a CFD code for fire-driven flows from the fine folks at NIST. SLFCFD is a free CFD code. If you're a chemical engineer at Ohio State, you'll have apply CFD to one of the flows from Van Dyke's Album of Fluid Motion. Politecnico di Milano offers a suite of free software for computational aeroelasticity at FreeCASE.

Big business news: IBM to buy Sun, Google to buy Twitter, and SGI goes bye-bye. Squeeze your bacon (not what you think). Gartner weighs in on tweeting enterprises. Twhirl is a desktop client for managing your Twitter and other social media. WeFollow is a Twitter directory? Do not question why I'm reading Women's Day, just read these articles about regional foods and crazy hamburgers. EADS prefers HyperWorks. Buy your t-shirts from Kosher Ham. The AIAA is sponsorsing the Supersonic Shock Boundary Layer Interaction (SBLI) Workshop in January 2010. A video compilation of all NASA's UFOs. Remember vinyl? My brother had a Micro Seiki turntable. LGS is software for managing 2D parametric geometry constraints. More IGES files than you'll ever want to test. I don't get My Brute (not the aftershave). The 2009 SIAM/ACM Joint Conference on Geometric and Physical Modeling will be held 05-08 October in San Francisco. Pilot the Concorde (on video). If that's too much for you, here's flow over an airfoil.

...a greater and longer childhood. -- Ben Franklin