Saturday, May 18, 2013

Life's New Distractions

I tend to believe that avoiding these distractions is easier to accomplish by those born before the age of the internet than those born after. I'd add more, but I need to go set up my new computer now.

The irony here is that you just saw this on the internet. And it probably wasn't your reason for logging on.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

AutoCAD C3D 2014 Installed

C3D Splash Screen
Installing a program as complex as any of the Autodesk series is always filled with at least a little bit of anxiety.  It's not uncommon for something to go a little haywire... maybe a driver is missing or incompatible, maybe there was an error in the download, maybe something else went south.  Think space launch.  There are millions of lines of code just like parts in a rocket engine, and every single one has to work perfectly or there's an explosion on the launch pad.  I've had these scenarios in the past and they're no fun.

Think AutoCAD 2013.  For whatever reason it never did install and work correctly on my computer and in the end I just ignored that release for a year until 2014 came out a few months ago.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014

Yes, it's true.  My long wait for my very own copy of AutoCAD Civil 3D is finally over.  This afternoon I was granted a full license of the latest version to install and work with on my own computer(s).  The downloading is in progress as this is going to press and the hunt for good reference and learning materials will begin later in earnest.

For 3 years I asked, begged, pleaded, cajoled, made the case, provided the justification(s), you name it, to get a home use license so I could learn this program.  But it was all to no avail; the answer was always "no' or no answer at all.  In the end (today) those obfuscations and delays were no factor - I managed to get a legal copy without outside "help" at all.  Whoever said hard work isn't rewarded was all wet.  It is!

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!!!
And worth every precious second too!

The new journey begins!

Monday, May 6, 2013

A Cancer Prayer

Today is World Cancer Day.  For everyone you know who has been affected by it and for all those you don't know, please circulate this request to at least one other person:

Dear God, I pray for a cure for cancer.

All you are asked to do is keep this circulating, even if it's only to one more person.  In memory of anyone you know who has been struck by cancer or is still living with it.

A Candle Loses Nothing by Lighting Another Candle... So please send this link to someone you know and Keep This Candle Going!