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Relatively inexpensive ESATA/USB 3 + SSD Enclosure system...

Relatively inexpensive setup for a durable, fast portable drive- The 1st enclosure is USB 3 only- the second has the option for ESATA AND USB3
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Unit Price

Kingston HyperX 3K
SH103S3/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
(Stand-Alone Drive)
Model #:SH103S3/120G Item #:N82E16820239045

-$50.00 Instant

StarTech SAT2510B12U3
2.5" Black SATA II USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Hard Drive Enclosure
Model #:SAT2510B12U3 Item #:N82E16817707262

-$1.00 Instant
eSATAp / eSATA or USB 3.0 External 2.5in SATA III 6 Gbps Hard Drive Enclosure
with UASP - Portable HDD / SDD
Model #:S251SMU33EP

Worried about SSD wear? You probably don't need to be | ZDNet

Diminishing returns on insulation ... need to work out a psychometric chart of preferences, cost, installation, value to help determine best construct for a region or wall.

Using Speech Recognition in UCMA 3.0 and Lync 2010: Scenario Overview (Part 1 of 5)

Using Speech Recognition in UCMA 3.0 and Lync 2010: Scenario Overview (Part 1 of 5):

Very cool!

Could also be a way to record conversations in meetings to text for 'lighter' storage options than AVI/MP4.

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I boards!

Someone please remind me to create a quick show-me with a Revit model and Unity Player.
I found some cool texture-baking tools that would allow lighting to be baked into a model, which means anyone could login over the web and connect to a model we have and walk through it… realistic materials, rendering, etc… with very limited capabilities.
This is a jumping-off point for augmented reality as well (the cool glasses you put on that overlay a virtual image in the real world… Imagine seeing a house on a lot, when the house hasn't even begun being built yet…)


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Outlook - setting billing information

OK - this very basic routine sets billing information fields of all selected messages... If the BillInfo variable to a form that pulls the local user's project's lists and lookups up the senders project list and compares, shazam! you can start auto-tagging potential emails with project/billing information. _____________________________________________SubSet_ACTIVE_MESSAGES_BillingInformation() Dim objsel As Selection Dim i AsInteger BillInfo = UCase(InputBox("", "Enter default billing INFO", "00000.000")) Set objsel = Outlook.ActiveExplorer.Selection OnErrorResumeNextFor i =1To objsel.Count SetObject= objsel.Item(i) SelectCaseObject.Class Case olReport, olMail, olContact ''these all behave the same wayObject.BillingInformation = BillInfo Object.Save ''case ol other outlook items....EndSelectSetObject=NothingNext i EndSub

Source code beautifier / syntax highlighter – convert code snippets to HTML «

This is helpful for beautifying code : )

DFSR Backlog Checker - via WMI (Thnx - added IE to make interface cleaner.

strComputer ="localhost" bConnectForeign =False''' objIE, objShell, k, strIETitle, blnFlag ' Set IE display box title. Dashes ("-") are to move the Microsoft title' appended to the title we specify out of view.' blnFlag is set to False when the user closes the IE display box. strIETitle ="Backlog"&String(40, "-") blnFlag =TrueSet objShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") dim StrMsg call Main subMain() ' Initialize display box with initial message InitIE "Program Initializing"Set oWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\"& strComputer &"\root\MicrosoftDFS") Set colRGroups = oWMIService.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM DfsrReplicationGroupConfig") ForEach oGroup in colRGroups AddMsg( "Replication Group: "& oGroup.ReplicationGroupName) Set colRGFolders = oWMIService.…

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Nemetschek Acquires Bluebeam Software - D'ough Autodesk!
Nemetschek Acquires Bluebeam Software Firms Combine Their Efforts to Make Project Collaboration Accessible to Everyone

Nemetschek owns Archicad and all plan... Wishful thinking auto desk would but BlueBeam from Nemetschek .. I hope they will continue to provide the same great non-platform specific support they always have - only time will tell.

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Ding dong the DWF is dead... and playing DWF is likely going to lead to some fire drills when we begin to see issues... Bluebeam Anyone?!!

Is Design Review discontinued? - Page 4 - Autodesk Community: "Re: Is Design Review discontinued?
09-19-2013 05:25 AM in reply to: O.Maille
Thank you for the question. I am not here to delude anyone. If you want an electronic review process, given the current state of Autodesk 360, Autodesk Design Review is still the way to go. But the original question was is Design Review being discontinued, and the answer is yes, it will eventually be replaced by Autodesk 360. Until that time, the 2013 version is available for download from the Autodesk site and works with the 2014 product line since the DWF format did not change.

Scott Sheppard
Program Manager
Autodesk Labs
Autodesk, Inc."

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So the long answer backed up on multiple sites now from a conversation with a co-worker:

...what is bloating the PDF?  (Hint it is the DWF to PDF translation)

From Autodesk's lack of action over the past few years and now they are
abandoning further development of …

Convert Deltek Report (CSV, TXT) to folder structure based on indexing of NCS4.0

This code takes a CSV formatted report from Deltek and looks for key variables in the report header to create a folder structure. In lieu of long folder names it creates numbers and descriptive shortcuts to the folders. VBS Code below:

OptionExplicitConst version ="v2014-09-03-01.0" ''Script takes a csv text based output report from Deltek and uses it to create folder structure on P. Const strFPt ="P:\"''Target File PathDim FP Const vbqt =""""''define VBQt for quotation mark
''Lots of globals on this one: Public strDataArr               ''Readline of data from file Public strDiscID                ''discipline ID Const RemapE =True''Remap E will create the S/SZ folders if E is in the disciplines . Const ForReading =1, ForWriting =2, ForAppending =8'' '''Deltek Variables stores index of variables based on Dim kCliBillName                '', "Billing Client Name", -1 …