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need luggage tags???

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In keeping with previous years', those AUGI members who wish to distinguish their luggage other AU attendees - behold your very own luggage tags - designed to fit on 4.25" x 2.5" laminated luggage tags




Counting down to #AU2012!

With just over 30 days until #AU2012, the excitement and anticipation is well and truly building up....

Apart from the regular things to do, there are some musts IMHO that all good CAD geeks should participate and attend...


Monday Nov 26: AU Freshman Orientation - not only for first-timers at AU...must do Exhibit Hall activities, namely
stop by the AUGI booth in the International Community Pavilion areaparticipate in the 2012 AUGI Scavenger Hunt - sounds like an absolute blast!AUGI Annual Meeting and Beer Bust - Wednesday Nov 28one of my favourite exhibitors - stop by the #IMAGINiT booth for hands on fun & prizes
Counting down to AU 2012 - hope to see you there, for the most intensely insanely busy & geeky week of the year...  

Sharing Files Between Macs...

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OK so a number of people recently have asked me, how do I share files between my macs?

There are a variety of different ways to transfer or share files between Macs... here's a few I regularly use...

The Traditional tried n' true way...

AFP (Appletalk Filing Protocol) is the traditional route to share files between Macs, and though it takes a moment or two to setup it has some major advantages like being able to map network drives for constant access and to transfer files between Macs and Windows PC’s as well as across Macs running any version of OS X, whether it’s 10.1 or 10.8.1. File Sharing needs to be enabled on all Macs that you want to use the feature on, here’s how: Open System Preferences from the  Apple Menu, and click on “Sharing” panel, located under the "Internet & Wireless" panelCheck to enable “File Sharing” on all Macs you want to share files betweenFrom the OS X Finder, hit Command+Shift+K and then click “Browse” to find and connect to the desired Mac…

Autodesk University 2012

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Whilst registrations are still ongoing for AU2012, as of October 15, they will set up back a further $US500 - the discounted honeymoon period has ended.

If you haven't yet registered, you can do so here...

If you are attending, are you an AU seasoned veteran or a first timer? 
Either way, check out these great resources... 

Autodesk University 2012 websiteMistress of the Dorkness's AU Survival GuideThe KungFu Drafters's Beginners Guide to AU

A must attend class for newcomers, would have to be the AU Freshman Orientation class

And no AU can ever be complete without visiting the AUGI Booth located in the International Pavilion area, \ attending the AUGI Annual General Meeting and participating along with other AUGI friends at AUGI events, like Top DAUG and AUGI Day

I'm attending... see you there!!!

One week after the big slice...

Wow it's amazing what one week can do...
Over the last three years, I have been slowly losing weight - no special diets or weight loss programs, just eating sensibly, cutting carbs and exercising a whole lot more.  I have lost a lot of weight, possibly in excess of 60kgs (approx 132lbs).  I don't really know the exact amount, but its a heck of a lot and I feel all the better for it.

One thing I couldn't lose however was the excess skin and fat that dominated the area around my middle to lower abdomen... To do this, I needed what is known as Abdominoplasty surgery, or as its commonly known as a "tummy tuck".

This time, at least readers will be spared photos of the surgery... I may post images later of the before and after, if I can obtain copies from my amazing surgeon, Dr Margaret Anderson.

This time last week, I was being prepped for this procedure and the end result is absolutely amazing.  The procedure removed approximately 6.5 kgs. Yes, I'm still a little sor…