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    Monday, January 23, 2006

    81 points

    Kobe scores 81 points! That’s the most points ever scored in an NBA basketball during my life time. And as a life long Lakers fan, I was impressed and happy that the Lakers won the game. 81 is a huge number, I’ve watched games this year when the whole team struggles to score 81. The excitement of 81 helped deal with the defeat of the Carolina Panthers in the NFC championship game. The Panthers didn’t exist when I was growing up in Carolina but I still cheer for them. But with them out, I’m not sure who to cheer for in the Super Bowl.

    Saturday, January 21, 2006

    Mobile GIS: from developers to developers

    Mobile GIS: from developers to developers
    A few members of the Mobile Team here in Redlands have started a blog. This are good guys that have been developing some really cool stuff for the upcoming 9.2 release.

    I'm subscribed to their feed.

    Thursday, January 19, 2006

    ESRI Developer Summit

    This afternoon I worked with a few teams about their Developer Summit technical sessions…  I think the technical agenda is shaping up nicely.  There will be sessions for all types of developers; the new and experienced ArcObjects developer.  There is also going to be several core GIS concept session, these will be good to refresh your GIS knowledge or introduce some key concepts that all developers should be aware of.

    Make sure you plan on getting to Palm Spring on Thursday for the unofficial app contest host by Steven and James.

    Wednesday, January 18, 2006

    ArcEditor Videos

    Five new ArcEditor videos are now available, highlighting the product’s key features:

    • Managing Annotations and Dimension Features

    • Visually Editing a Geodatabase

    • Disconnected Editing

    • Managing Geometric Networks

    • Versioning

    All five videos can be viewed at: http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/arceditor/about/demos.html.

    Places to work

    A friend just sent me the list of the best companies to work for and as I was browsing, I noticed an article about number 81, Autodesk.  It appears that long time Autodesk CEO, Carol Bartz is stepping down.

    I personally think ESRI is a pretty good place to work.  The main campus here in Redlands is awesome and the benefits are pretty good.  For example, we all got Monday off for Martin Luther King Day.

    ESRI Training To Go

    Instructional Series Podcasts Now AvailableReceive free ESRI training tips on demand with the ESRI instructional series podcasts. Download and listen to these short audio recordings on your computer or take them with you on your portable MP3 player.

    The instructional series podcasts cover a variety of topics to improve workflow, tricks for optimizing your geodatabase, and updates on new software features. New topics are added often. Subscribe to the podcast feed to be notified when new content is available.

    Free Live Training Seminar

    Free Live Training Seminar Understanding Spatial Statistics in ArcGIS 9 Thursday, January 26, 20069:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., or 3:00 p.m. Pacific standard time

    Learn about the spatial statistics tools included as core functionality with ArcView 9, ArcEditor 9, and ArcInfo 9. This seminar will be archived and available for viewing on the Virtual Campus following the live broadcast.

    New technology for work: 5 hot products for 2006

    New technology for work: 5 hot products for 2006
    Here's ones person take on the hottest products for the office from this year's CES show in Las Vegas.

    Tuesday, January 17, 2006

    10 years of the Web

    Yahoo has created a cool Flash piece that highlights the "top 100 moments" online in the last 10 years. Not only is the visual interface cool, the piece will bring back fond Web memories



    “We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.”
    - Martin Luther King ,Jr.

    Friday, January 13, 2006

    The ONE Campaign


    Make sure and checkout the ONE Campaign to make poverty history.

    Thursday, January 12, 2006

    Google Pack

    Google Pack
    So now Google will install Google Earth, Picasa, a screensaver, Google Desktop, Google Toolbar, Firefox, Norton Antivirus, Ad-Aware, and Adobe Acrobat on your Windows XP system. Pardon me if I'm not overly impressed, especially after the early rumors that they were about to release a low cost PC. But will probably install it on my existing home PC.

    Busy times

    I love winter time in Redlands, its sunny and highs in the 70s and lows in the 40s.  Just about perfect winter weather in my opinion….

    It seems that just about everyone is back from holiday vacations and there is a lot of work being done to get ready for the ESRI Developer Summit and don’t forget about ArcGIS 9.2.  Most of my interaction with software development here at ESRI is with the teams working on ArcReader / Publisher, the ArcGIS Engine, and the new ArcGIS Explorer. As we move closer to release, I hope to share more news about the new features and improvements we’ve been working on.

    “The only way to finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible”
    • Arthur C. Clarke

    Monday, January 09, 2006

    FAQ: Does ESRI Support AMD Chips with ArcGIS Products?

    Question
    Does ESRI Support AMD Processing Chips with ArcGIS Products?

    AnswerYes; AMD processors are compatible with Intel processors and ESRI supports all applications at the same configurations as with the Intel processors.

    Related Information
    Does ESRI Support 64-bit processors with ArcGIS Products?Yes; ESRI supports 64-bit processors in a variety of products. ESRI is committed to certifying the ArcGIS applications on the Intel or AMD 64-bit processor families; for example, Itanium II, AMD64 and Xeon64, beginning with the ArcGIS 9.1 relea...



    “Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them”
    - Leo Tolstoy

    Tuesday, January 03, 2006

    Hello 2006

    It’s the first work day of 2006 and the sun is finally shinning after a very windy and wet weekend here in Southern California. I was one of the few that stayed put this weekend and spent my holiday catching up on a few projects around the house. I when I was young, I remember New Years Day being the day for college football bowl games. Now with the BCS, we still have to wait another day for the much anticipated USC vs. Texas championship game. As a USC fan, I just hoping that the game lives up to all the hype and that USC is able to win it’s 3rd straight National Championship.