Saturday, 24 April 2010

AUGI Revit Architecture Wishlist Ballot voting opened...

The latest Revit Architecture Wish List Ballot is opened on AUGI.com. AUGI have many wishes to review and vote for, and we appreciate you taking the time to help make Revit Architecture a better product for all.
Vote for your top 10 wishes. Remember your number 1 vote is worth 10 votes, number 2 worth 9, etc.  Feel free to spread the word for fellow Revit users to become AUGI members and vote!

Thursday, 22 April 2010

iTunes Music Analysis

I was catching up on reading on some favourite blogs, when I came across this interesting article that Scott Sheppard of "It's Alive in the Lab" fame posted some time back.  In response to one of his blogs about analysing your iTunes music, another blogger Jason Pratt sent him this link…
Free Download of Super Analyzer 2.1 from SourceForge which is fine if you're a PC user… but if you're a Mac user, I figured there'd have to be something similar about… and there's probably plenty about but the one I used was this… Super Analyzer (Mac)

As per the PC version, its a Java Runtime program that requires no installation and will extract all the information from your iTunes to produce graphs and charts on your music library. You'll be able to see the evolution of genres, tracks you like, or highest playing times. Super Analyzer will also let you know the most played, highest rated songs and includes a whole list of count stats.

The application only takes a second to launch and generate graphs, though unfortunately you won't be able to play around with the data and arrange the graphs the way you want. 
Similar to the PC version, it does provide some interesting data… It would appear, I most listen to music @ 3pm… Hmmm, probably an afternoon wake-up session
It would appear I like Rock the most…

Whilst I thought I hadn't rated any of my music, it seems I had/did and my highest rated Artist is Avenged Sevenfold but only my third most played… most curious

And my most played Album is "The Holy Bible, 1992-2002" ( For the un-iniated, it's a 4 disc hard rock-metal classic)
Thanks Scott for posting that info… it prompted me to clean up my iTunes files a bit :)









Adelaide 2011 Autodesk Product Launch

Wow, what can I say…. it was certainly a hectic day yesterday at times, being the "local paparazzi" at the two Adelaide Autodesk 2011 Product Launch's.  The morning session, where Lynn Allen gave her presentation was hosted by KarelCAD at the Adelaide Crows Training Facility at AAMI Stadium, West Lakes.  Great job Shane, Craig & the guys…















No sooner than Lynn's session was over, we were travelling to North Adelaide for IMAGINiT's hosted launch at North Adelaide.  Thankfully, both were a great success, great job Phillip, Michael & the IMAGINiT team.

Monday, 19 April 2010

An wonderful weekend...





When Lynn Allen last "toured" Australia, she visited me in hospital and the positive vibes that visit provided was truly amazing… for that, when Lynn mentioned that she wanted a brief break from her hectic busy speaking/travelling schedule whilst promoting the Autodesk 2011 Product Launch around Australia & New Zealand, I was only happy to show her a small sample the best of what South Australia wines have to offer…

We started in the Adelaide Hills Wine region and yesterday toured the Barossa Valley and along the coast of suburban Adelaide, where Lynn finally got to "meet" Jedi, our "baby".

I now looking forward to Lynn's presentation on Wednesday April 21 - if you're in Adelaide be sure to attend the Autodesk 2011 Product Launch (or April 20 in Perth or April 22 in Melbourne).






Saturday, 17 April 2010

An amazing coincidence...

Lynn Allen rocks Adelaide AND coincidentally an "earthquake / tremor" measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale has shaken my home town, Adelaide last Friday night.


WOW, I can finally say "Lynn Allen has rocked my World…."


Adjacent is a photo of Lynn enjoying the pleasures of Nepenthe Wines located in the Adelaide Hills with my partner, Karen & myself.


For those of you in the AEC & Manufacturing industries, you can see & hear Lynn Allen at the Autodesk 2011 National Product launch to be held Wednesday, 21st March 2010 hosted by KarelCAD & IMAGINiT.

Friday, 9 April 2010

A great Revit Family Idea..

Its probably old news to some of you but I was reading/viewing with great interest on Daryl Gregoire's blogsite "REVIT Rocks!" about a Parametric Room Size label - what a great idea! Nice work Daryl! Be sure to read the comments as well, as Richard Binning also provided some great tips.