Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Aerial Photo Day

My last day of 2013 was a day off... but I went in anyway for my annual Robinson R22 helicopter ride and an aerial photo tour of the Kona Airport. It's holiday time of course and the well-heeled folk are here for warm weather celebrations in numbers once again. I counted about 51 private and leased jets on the ground today... not the largest number we've ever seen this time of year, but respectable none the less.

Happy New Year, Everyone! And good fortunes to you all in 2014!


Monday, December 30, 2013

Chocolate Bar Fiction vs. Fact

This clever little Hersey bar animated GIF on Google+ has been making the rounds lately, and it got me thinking, "How does that work?" It wasn't long after that I thought, "Why not use a little bit of AutoCAD to look into it further. So I did.

It turns out that magicians are pretty clever dudes after all! :) Like everything else they do this is a little misdirection and a lot of optical illusion.

So here's my video to show what's *really* going on!

I've probably been to too many Penn & Teller shows in Las Vegas. Now *I* want to explain how every trick is done! :)

Cat on a Rumba

I don't care how many times I watch this, I laugh at it every time.

Saturday, December 28, 2013


A short primer on the use of the ALIGN command in AutoCAD using the Autodesk Chronicle application.

Ice Cream in Istanbul

How could anyone *not* like this guy?! :) Great stuff, Mostafa!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Friday Night Movie

Manifold from Anthony Scott Burns on Vimeo.

Always leave them wanting more. Seems to be as true here as anywhere. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

Reaping for Dummies

We know here at the 2020HeinSite blog that this is the opening weekend for Part 2 of the Hobbit series, "The Desolation of Smaug". And we tried to get it for you. Honest. We did. We tried. But it was a bit pricey, and our service provider was a little wary of airing it... what with lawyer things and all. So instead we got you something else. Something shorter. Something less expensive. But just as dark. Not. We think you'll like it anyway.

Enjoy this week's Friday Night Movie anime... "Reaping for Dummies"

Reaping for Dummies from Reaping for Dummies on Vimeo.

Monday, December 2, 2013

AU 2013 Live Streaming Videos

It's Autodesk University 2013 time in Las Vegas, USA once again!... that time of year for almost 10,000 users, vendors, and others to descend on a city that never sleeps to talk all things Autodesk and high tech. If you can't be part of the crowd be sure to visit the 2013 AU Live Streaming Video page and take part from your desktop. You will find a great lineup of things there that you can see live during each day of the conference, including the Keynote, Closing sessions, and much more.

All events this year are once again being held at the palatial Venetian & Palazzo hotel convention and exhibition center. So check the schedule page above and look in during the week if you can! It will be well worth the time and bandwidth!