Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Trouble with American Cars...

...isn't that they're made in America. Honda makes fantastic minivans in Alabama. BMW makes head-turning sport cars and SUV's in South Carolina.

More to follow...

Friday, June 19, 2009


Sorry Eddy - you'll have to pick a new cause. Turns out that all the hysteria over global warming can be ignored now that Hades has frozen over. Both my proposed sessions for AU have been re-approved. It's all part of a long (and not promised to be interesting) story and I'll gladly share it with anyone that'll buy the beer.

Anyway - stop threatening to key Jim Balding's car. ;)

So please email pictures of complex and interesting railing and stair conditions that you happen across over the next few months. While you're out and about just snap a couple of photos with your iPwn, Crackberry, etc. and email ASAP. Just remember to put "AU2009" in the subject line.

Why go through all this camera-phone-taking-picture-emailing hassle? Because according to a yet to be determined and entirely subjective, unscientific method the best image of a stair or railing used in the session wins an unlocked and lovingly cared for 1st generation iPhone. It should work with any carrier that uses a SIM card.

See store for details. Additional restrictions apply. And I'm pretty much still sold on T-Mobile. Great customer service.

Thanks all for the factory focused email and phone calls. Very much appreciated.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Nein! Nein! Nein! Nein! Nein! Nein! Nein!

Poor ViewCubeGirl. One can only imaging what Der Fuhrer will end up doing to RibbonBoy.

In the meantime, still no word on official support for the Classic UI in Revit 2010. This is unfortunate because unofficially it seems to work just fine - keyboard shortcuts and all.


1) No, I won't tell you how.
2) No, it's not Photoshop. Or a time machine.
3) If the factory doesn't want to support it - fine. But don't tell me how hard it is to put back when it's apparently still in there.
4) I think I need a beer with Dennis Sheldon.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Not So Fast

Want to make a sales person crazy? Ask them to wait while you read the fine print. Or better yet - ask them to read it for you. Especially if you suspect the contract contains a "Loyal Customer Penalty" (TM):

"Requires new two-year AT&T wireless service contract, sold separately to qualified customers; credit check required; must be 18 or older. For non-qualified customers, including existing AT&T customers who want to upgrade from another phone or replace an iPhone 3G, the price with a new two-year agreement is $499 (8GB), $599 (16GB), or $699 (32GB)."

I'm sticking with T-Mobile. And these guys.

Walls are meant to keep people in or out (and once in a while both). So I guess a lot depends on which side you happen to find yourself. :)

Friday, June 5, 2009


I found out yesterday that just about the same time I started obsessing about the UI in 2010, my college buddy from the '80s woke up with severe abdominal pains.

More here. And here.

Love ya Darrel. Let's all get together real soon.

I'll bring the scotch.