Wednesday, November 19, 2008

SketchUp 7 has arrived!

We are having great fun checking out what's in the brand new SketchUp 7 release. Probably the greatest innovation is Dynamic Components- components that incorporate automated functions much like the Wblocks in CAD used to do all those years ago, except now they are 3d SketchUp Wblocks that do far more interesting things. DCs can be created in SU Pro, but can be used in the free version.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Fair play to Mr. Obama

Barack, we wish you the best of luck in governing the U.S. for the next 4 (perhaps 8?) years. America- you did the world proud and showed the rest of us what a great country you really can be...

Friday, November 7, 2008

Barcamp II Report

Last Saturday 1st November the Webworks was host to probably the most exciting event in web / software developments and opportunities ever held in Munster. There were talks on everything from finding a job in "New Media....whatever that is.." to creating global web presence.

I did a presentation on SketchUp, showing how the Cork School of Music can be put on Google Earth. I have yet to place the model of CSOM I have prepared onto 3d warehouse, but it should be in place by the weekend. I will submit this model to be placed on the Google Earth 3d layer.

The networking opportunities that this event presented were extraordinary and all thanks due to the fantastic job done by Conor O'Neill and supported by Damien Mulley

I hope to again meet as many of the participants that I met there.

Fair play lads

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Gearing up for the Election

Not wanting to get all political, but it has to be said that this blogger is relishing the prospects of this upcoming 2008 election, and the fact that someone with a bit of something new to say might just get into the White House.

Can you guess which candidate I'm talking about?

First prize to be drawn from a list of correct entries gets an all expenses paid unlimited time vacation to a little resort in southern Cuba direct from Shannon on a private jet! (No age or passport restrictions...)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Damien Mulley's Presentation on Media & Marketing at Webworks

Damien Mulley, an acquaintance of mine for a long time, campaigner for broadband in Ireland, blogger, journalist, and former oil company exec (.. only kidding) gave a fascinating insight today into the world of blogging, getting known, talking to journalists, networking, etc.

Damien did a real nice job on the presentation, a radically fresh departure from blue-background-sliding-text-TimesNewRomanFont-powerpoint presentations that we've all- lets face it- really had enough of. He used some decent playful imagery to "entertain those who might be distracted or falling asleep" I especially liked the image that played on the WWF acronym conflict- a picture of the two pandas (as in the World Wildlife Fund panda)- one thrashing the other with a deckchair.

The "getting into the mind of a busy journalist" was a very interesting insight- deadlines, pressure, spam all being contributory factors to not getting your submission read by that all-important guru of the public domain.

And, of course, what better day to start this blog than the same day that Damien gave his masterclass?

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