Monday, September 24, 2012

Off Topic - Space Shuttle Overhead Video

So, I was able to successfully see the space shuttle fly overhead. I've posted my video to YouTube for those that haven't seen it. It was loud and low, flanked by 2 escort fighter jets - what a great experience! I'll never get to see that spaceship in the sky again and as it was major part of my childhood as I grew up, I was really glad I got to see it one last time in the air (even if it was strapped to the back of a 747).

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Off topic - STS-125 Atlantis

The last time I got to see a space shuttle, it was Atlantis taking off from Kennedy Space Center on mission STS-125 to make one last servicing to the Hubble telescope. Attached pic was the best I could get at the time with the equipment I had. Maybe now I will get a little closer to seeing one in the skies, one last time on Friday September 21st here in Southern California.

Off topic - SPACE SHUTTLE!!!!

Schedule below has been pushed out one hour to 8:30am departure from Edwards!
I can hardly contain myself! I have to thank my Boss for forwarding me the below approximate schedule for Endeavour as it travels from Edwards Air Force Base to LAX before making its ultimate journey through the streets of South Los Angeles en route to the Science Center:
12:35 p.m.
Endeavour touches down at Edwards
7:15 a.m.
Endeavour leaves Edwards
10:30 a.m.
Endeavour begins flyovers of several Southland locations (sequential order not released for security purposes):
Proud Bird Restaurant (LAX)
Griffith Observatory
Boeing Plant (Seal Beach)
California Science Center (Exposition Park)
Downtown Los Angeles
Hollywood Hills
Huntington Beach
Getty Center
JPL Pasadena
Santa Monica Pier (Lucky fans will see the flyover from the Ferris wheel)
Space X (Hawthorne)
Universal Studios
Queen Mary and Aquarium
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Space Shuttle Endeavour arrives at LAX

Time to break out that telephoto lens!!! I hope I can catch a glimpse!!!

For more info, check out the California Science Center website.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Set your Phase(r) to Stun

I'm presenting a lunch workshop internally on Monday dealing with Phasing in Revit. I've settled on a title of "Stun your Coworkers with Phasing in Revit". Other titles that I kicked around or were suggested to me included:
  • Don’t Klingon to old habits, get stunned by phasing in Revit
  • Temporal Mechanics is not just for Trekkies – Phasing in Revit is for Everyone
  • Don’t be stunned by phasing in Revit
  • A new phase of your life in Revit
  • The time is now for a new Phase in Revit
  • Don’t let Revit phase you – Phasing made easy in Revit
  • Demolish any Misconceptions of Phasing in Revit
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