Sunday, December 07, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

So the weekend after my last post, Nate and I went to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

It's a very cool place... at least, Nate and I thought so. The Beatles, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Aerosmith, U2, The Police... and on and on. If you're a rock and roll fan, there is something here that will thrill you or inspire you.

Cleveland is actually a very clean city, and for some reason, much nicer than I expected. The cashier dude at the Rock Hall store recommended eating dinner at a place up the street called Fat Fish Blue, and boy was it good. All kinds of southern style stuff way up north here on the shore of Lake Erie.

Check 'em out next time you're in Cleveland...

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Friday, July 25, 2008

So... we quietly launched a new product yesterday from Kitware Headquarters in Clifton Park, NY. It's called "ActiViz .NET" and it lets C# and VB. NET developers simply *use* VTK, the Visualization Toolkit, without all the hassle of downloading it, building it, having to understand CMake and C++, figuring out how that .NET interop stuff works ... all just to get a simple 3D graphic of your complicated scientific data up on the screen.

Suddenly it's easy again.

Check it out:

Unleash the Power of VTK on the .NET Framework!
Limitless functionality. Infinite possibilities.

Build something cool with it and send me a screenshot.


Thursday, June 12, 2008

All right, so maybe some of my family members do not see photos included in emails... May as well just write it / post photos here because it is simply more reliable. Freakin' computers! Who writes the software for this stuff anyhow? It goes something like this:

The Trim: Before & After (aka "I was an East Coast Fahrni up until last Saturday")

Perhaps you've heard the rumor, perhaps not. I've got the photos to verify it, though... :-)

Me and five other ponytail donators are making a wig for some woman who's lost her hair to cancer treatments... via the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program.

So now I'm the coolest I've ever been.

Hairless Summer, dead ahead!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Wow. Yet another chain of "accidental" connectedness. I read an article on video game complexity just now on a whim, enjoyed it, found it interesting and then followed a link to the author's blog, where the most recent two articles also turned out to be extremely interesting... If you're a geek like me, or are interested in why humans make the choices they make, or have any musical inklings at all, check these out:

The Science of Interrogation

Musicians suppress self-monitoring functions of the brain while improvising...

A little bit of improv might be just the thing each of us needs to reset for another round in the real world.

Monday, January 28, 2008

This one is just a draft of stuff to write about eventually:

- no fault job loss? big deal, just get a new job
- your fault? do something to change yourself, learn new behavior, and still: get a new job

- my experience when my company went out of business and got acquired...