Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Time is Money


How's that rollout of Revit 2012 going?

Figured out Revit Server?

How about all the other stuff in the 2012 release?

  • New Features?
  • New Functionality?
  • Best Practices?
  • Latest and Greatest BIM-centric Technologies?

Well, there's at least two options:

Friday, May 20, 2011

Hasa Diga Eebowai!

Check out the insightful Terry Gross / NPR interview with Matt Parker and Trey Stone (of South Park fame) on their creative process while developing Broadway's "Book of Mormon". In contrast to taking about a week to completely write, animate and produce an episode of South Park, their Broadway production took the better part of the last 7 years.

Most surprisingly?  It's not two cynical hours of bashing either religion (broadly) or Mormonism (specifically).


What if you could travel back to a time where you had no limits on your imagination?

Like when you were a kid. And you drew like this:

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sloppy Seconds

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Wasn't I just saying how it'd be interesting if Apple bought Viber and how established companies frequently grow through acquisition rather than innovation?

And today there's this: Microsoft buys Skype for $8.5 billion.

My advice? Put down the keyboard and slowly, quietly step back and move away from Microsoft stock.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Please Give Me Another Chance! I Can Change!

The last post resulted in quite a few well reasoned comments and even three phone calls (one international). It seems that I've struck a chord. Three questions repeatedly arose:

  1. What are you working on?
  2. Why makes you think existing software company X/Y/Z isn't working on a disruptive solution to collaborate across domains?
  3. What about standards across platforms?

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Why Can't We Be Friends?


Hi. Glad you're home. Long day? Sorry to hear. You may want to sit down for the next bit. I've poured you a cold one. Take off your shoes. Relax. You said some things and I said some things which is really difficult for both of us to talk about. And we need to talk. It's not you, it's me. It's not that we've grown apart. It's not that I've been thinking about seeing someone else. Well, sort of. And I really want to be friends. We can be friends, right? Take another sip and I'll explain. There's something I need to confess...

Monday, May 2, 2011

Pencil's Down

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"Talk about unhealthy communication: a hospital uses GE call systems for patients, Philips Emergin as an electronic interface for notifications, Cisco wireless to connect communications devices within the hospital and Siemens for its main phone system.

Enter an iPhone pilot program for nurses, which helps them monitor patients and communicate with each other quickly across all of those platforms."

So starts a brief article over at Cult of Mac that discusses a pilot program to integrate the fragmentation that has evolved in the medical space.