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Scott Sheppard
Alameda, California
http://labs.blogs.com/its_alive_in_the_lab/about-the-author.html
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RS Components is a leading global distributor of electronic, electrical, and industrial components for engineers and has been supporting and inspiring generations of engineers since 1937. Heidi Weston reached out to me on behalf of RS Components with some interesting... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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I recently received this report from our team at our Toronto Technology Center. At the Autodesk Tech Centers, we collaborate with industry, academic, and entrepreneurial communities to validate and test ideas about the future, inform our product and business strategy,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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As I mentioned in a previous blog post, the Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge is supported by the Autodesk Foundation. In May 2017, the Bay Area Challenge launched with a regional call to action to proactively plan for... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at It is Alive in the Lab
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It's Friday, so let's talk about something besides Autodesk technology. According to my Fitbit, on February 12, 2018, I weighed 204.5 pounds. Aw-oh. For all of my adult life, the first number of my weight started with a 1 instead... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
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May is Autodesk’s annual Global Month of Impact. This is an opportunity for everyone at Autodesk to do some great volunteer work. This initiative demonstrates who we are — a company committed to making a better world. The theme of... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Autodesk makes software for people who make things. If you've ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you've experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
Thanks for the affirmation. It's good to know that it's not just me.
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The Autodesk Foundation supports the design and creation of innovative solutions to the world's most pressing social and environmental challenges. Like all Autodesk employees, they believe design can change the world, but the Foundation goes the extra mile to champion... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
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image courtesy of SPINALCOM Autodesk Forge is our application program interface (API) platform and supporting materials (sample code, manuals) as well as a community of developers who uses those APIs. Although Forge is intended for our customers and 3rd party... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
I don't read fiction. It's not real, so I consider it a waste of time. I read books like: Only Humans Need Apply by Thomas H. Davenport and Julia Kirby Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance How We Got to Now... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
What was the one with the CMOS Transputer? The SGI board was the first one that I remember that took 2 graphics card slots in the motherboard.
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So the tradition continues: "I taught Scott everything that he knows about 3D graphics. I just haven't taught him everything that I know about 3D graphics." -- Milt Capsimalis
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Thank you for the reference. I enjoyed reading it. The only part I didn't understand was the need for the #AECcoin crypto currency. Why wouldn't a stakeholder perform his duty, have that verified by a third party, and then the smart contract triggers the transfer of traditional cash from one party to another?
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I sort of started my employment with Autodesk by moving to California in 1990 to work for Ithaca Software. Ithaca Software was in the process of relocating from Ithaca, New York. Ithaca Software was acquired by Autodesk in 1993, and... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Matthew Bell is a Global Strategic Partnerships Manager in Autodesk Education. Recently, Matthew shared some great news. The Airbus Foundation Discovery Space, in partnership with Autodesk, is now live. This includes an official press release with a launch video with... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Techbridge Girls launched in 2000 as a program to expand the academic and career options for girls in science, technology, engineering, and math. Since its founding, they have worked with over 4,000 girls in grades 5-12 through our after-school and... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
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The Corporate Strategy team's purpose is to assist the CEO and senior executives in developing and implementing a company-level strategy to help Autodesk operate intentionally as an integrated, coordinated system. Further, it is to catalyze Autodesk’s long-term thoughts about the... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
Thanks. I will check it out.
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Thanks. I have downloaded it and will give it a read. I may even post a review on the blog.
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Enlarge R&D Director of The Future of Storytelling, Hilmar Koch, is my colleague in the Office of the CTO. Hilmar and I have been discussing the future of Autodesk technology and how it fits in with the futures of the... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
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May is Autodesk’s annual Global Month of Impact. This is an opportunity for everyone at Autodesk to do some great volunteer work. This initiative demonstrates who we are — a company committed to making a better world. The theme of... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
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The big news for AutoCAD 2019 is that we now have one AutoCAD including specialized toolsets. Previously we had "vanilla" AutoCAD and a "set of flavors" tailored to the industries they served. Customers purchased the AutoCAD or AutoCADs that suited... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
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I live in Alameda, California, and through a series of blog posts, I chronicled some energy improvements that I made to my home: Results of My Home Energy Audit Improvements to My Home based on My Home Energy Audit The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
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I am a wine drinker. My favorite wine is a Jesse's Vineyard Zinfandel from Rock Wall Winery in Alameda, California. My second favorite wine is a Beckman Vineyard Zinfandel from Hatcher Winery in Murphys, California. I like many other kinds... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab
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Autodesk makes software for people who make things. If you've ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you've experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2018 at It is Alive in the Lab