Monthly Archives: April 2012

Land8

by Fred Abler It’s Sunday. Now that we can’t get the New York Times Sunday print edition, and the LA Times is downright anorexic, I find Sundays much longer than they used to be. The interwebs are largely dead on … Continue reading

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SketchUp 3.0

by Fred Abler Yesterday was a hugely exciting day in the SketchUp community. John Bacus announced a major reboot for the SketchUp team. They are leaving GOOGLE and being acquired by Trimble Navigation (TRMB). This was a big relief for … Continue reading

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Holo’ Tek – Glasses Free 3D for Tablets

by Fred Abler You have to love StarTrek if only for the tech… phasers, transporters, tri-quarters, replicators, holodecks… You name it, Star Trek’nology was some cool kit! In one of my favorite tech segments, Captain Picard orders “Earl Grey- HOT!!”, … Continue reading

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Sweet Genius!

by Fred Abler The Food Network has a new show called Sweet Genius. At first I was skeptical, but the strange charisma of Master Pasty Chef, Ron Ben-Israel (judge), his wacky IS’ray-lee accent, and, the shows design-school-studio format, have won … Continue reading

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Deep Dive

by Fred Abler Some people are hard to like. Obsessives can be interesting, but they’re seldom likeable. So, I’ve never really been a James Cameron fan. Until recently that is.  It’s becoming clear that now there are at least two … Continue reading

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Towards a ‘Sixth Sense’

by Fred Abler I admit to a weakness for GeoPorn. I am not ashamed. I subscribe to all the cable channels : Discovery, NatGeo, Science Channels (both 1 and 2), The BBC, and the Travel Channel. My all-time favorite shows … Continue reading

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Approval from City Hall – May the Force be with You!

by Fred Abler The Wall Street Journal reported last week that George Lucas of Star Wars fame has finally given up on Marin County. In a bitterly worded letter, Lucasfilms pulled all of its building plans out of Marin, the … Continue reading

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Hey Algorithm, It’s a flat plane

By Marc Fredrickson Okay, I’m trying to be positive because I’m very excited about the emerging technology, and it will get there–there, being good enough to actually use–but I’m tired of seeing scanned buildings and interiors that are in reality … Continue reading

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Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 Features Announced

For Revit to 3ds Max users it looks like they’ve got “Enhanced interoperability with Autodesk Revit Architecture: Revit files are now directly supported, enabling 3ds Max artists to select a data view of choice to load from within the Revit … Continue reading

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