Saturday, April 13, 2024

What it takes to earn Elite rank in Exobiology

It takes a great many scanned lifeforms to earn Elite rank in Exobiology within Elite Dangerous! Check out this slideshow of start to end in a journey around the Galaxy. This three year project is now complete. I'm now working for Elite V, but I'm only going to take a few selfies with the more interesting lifeforms for now on. Enjoy! Oh, and there is additional content in the video throughout, so be sure to watch to the end (I know they always say that).

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Sunday, March 24, 2024

Coca Cola billboard is so old that the landmark marker is itself now a weathering antique

This landmark and archaic Coca Cola billboard is so old that the landmark marker (which tells the story of the sign) is itself weathered to antique status. Instagram:

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Godzilla Minus One does not deserve their Oscar

Unpopular opinion? The Best Visual Effects Oscar win for Godzilla Minus One (G-1) is undeserved. G-1 was great for a movie for a budget of $15M, but isn't in the same class as The Creator, which was also made on a smaller budget by Hollywood standards. The Creator is far richer and more impressive, with proper depth of field and gorgeous scenes. 

Also, Guardians of the Galaxy 3 (GOTG3) has a big  advantage. In GOTG3, a lot of completely CGI characters that are so well done, you forget they are CGI. In my opinion, both The Creator and GOTG3 are far superior films than G-1 in terms of VFX.  In particular, GOTG3 was robbed.  However, that wouldn't be so bad if The Creator won instead.  But to give the award to G-1 instead of either of those two? Yikes.

I have seen all three of these movies in the theater on the biggest screens available for each.

Sunday, February 18, 2024

Recent posts from #3DXW24


Final day of #3DXW24 and the closing General Session finishes with the announcement for next year's event @ Houston, TX. First time for me in Houston was last year. Second time was this January. (Instagram:

Dan McGinn & Chris Pagliarini presentation on "Elevating Design Efficient with SOLIDWORKS Cloud ~ drawing, parts and assemblies" 3DEXPERIENCE World 2024 (Instagram:

Chris Pagliarini gets applause when talking about single-source-of-truth between MBD and Drawings, being able to create product definition in either drawings or MBD environments and have that drive both environments seamlessly at the same time with no additional work to operate in either ~ Future of Design session at 3DEXPERIENCE World 2024 (Instagram:

cadence is excited about their partnership with DS at 3DEXPERIENCE World 2024's Future of Design session. (Instagram:

Three "D's" of Flowserve on main stage during #3DEXPERIENCE World 2024's Tuesday General Session. (Instagram:

glüxkind AI driven rocking baby carriage at 3DEXPERIENCE World 2024 in the Playground. (Instagram:

Crowd for my What's Recently Been Added to SOLIDWORKS Drawings presentation! Great group for a great session. (Instagram:

Nutella empanada at the Denver International Airport Concourse B in my may to 3DEXPERIENCE World 2024 (Instagram:

Saturday, February 10, 2024


February 10 - 15 2024, we had another great year with awesome people, such as Heather HaszMichael LordChin-loo LamaYoshihiro DobashiJoe LanceJustin KidderKristen Wilson SyrekSantiago LaverdeBrenda MonahanSalih Majid Al AniMichel CloutierUtpal Kumar, Lennart Tinndahl, MariaDavid Ferreira, Kevin Berni, Rick Encello, Mark Biasotti, Suchit Jain, Casey Gorman, Allan Azcuna, Mhal Louh, Eric Beatty, Jonny Harrison, Kim Richardson, Denny Bahl, Madhav Joshi, Erin Kimbrell, Jason Pohl, Sarah Downey, Jessie Long, Matt LongAvelino RochinoFrank RueppSal LamaDan Ferrucci-HerzbergSteve CalvertKirby DowneyTara HodgettsDitmars VeinbachsDan RiffellJohn MatrishonJosh MayesRobert JostBrad WilliamsonKaren DaleyMark MartelLuke DaleyMatthieu FourcadeMike BuchliMike SabocheckRachael NaoumBrad MeadorSaurav SahaPruthvi VenketeshBetty BakerShigeo KimuraShravan JodalliJeff Niederman, and many others visited Omni Dallas Hotel, The Owners Box, Gilley's, Frankie's Downtown, Derby Restaurant, The Backyard, Deep Ellum, Elm Street Cask & Kitchen, Cafe Herrera on Lamar and Morsel's. (FB post/backup link)