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    Thursday, February 28, 2008

    ArcGIS 9.3 Highlights from ESRI Federal User's Conference

    Good summary from Directions Magazine about the Fed UC plenary and ArcGIS 9.3

    ESRI Emphasizes New Workflows through ArcGIS 9.3 Enhancements at Federal User's Conference - Articles

    Quote of the Day:
    Misery is optional.
    --Abraham Lincoln

    Tuesday, February 26, 2008

    Keynote Speaker, Alan Cooper - 2008 ESRI Developer Summit

    ESRI has announced the Wednesday morning keynote for this year and it's Alan Cooper, know as "the father of Visual Basic."

    Keynote Speaker, Alan Cooper - 2008 ESRI Developer Summit

    Quote of the Day:
    We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
    --Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    Monday, February 25, 2008


    I haven't written anything so I better provide an update for the few subscribers I have left...

    • Just 21 days to the start of the Dev Summit so I've been spending a lot of time working on the event planning
    • New development for ArcGIS 9.3 is wrapping up and we are getting close to the beta release
    • My surgically re-built knee is getting stronger. I'm back to planning 6 on 6 soccer but not yet at pre injury speed.
      • I'm consistently running 5k under 22 minutes
      • I got a road bike and have started riding
      • Swimming more
    • All this for training because I'm going to compete in the Pasadena triathlon on March 8.
    • And the last bit of news is that my wonderful wife gave birth to my new son last week. He's a great baby and doing well.

    Tuesday, February 12, 2008

    14 Simple Ways to Convert Your Sedentary Lifestyle

    14 Simple Ways to Convert Your Sedentary Lifestyle

    Some good tips for everyone.

    Quote of the Day:
    False freedom leaves a man free to do what he likes; true freedom, to do what he ought.

    2008 non conference football schedule

    BYU has officially announced their 2008 football non conference schedule.  The UCLA game will be interesting as Norm Chow returns to Provo. - 2008 Football Schedule and Results

    The key to success

    To practice inserting videos in this little blog, here's another great Nike commercial

    No Excuses - Just Do It!

    Having trouble sticking to your New's Resolution...

    Checkout this Nike ad for a little motivation.

    This is also my first attempt at embedding a video click so let me know if you have any problems.

    Friday, February 01, 2008

    Microsoft | ESRI

    New Microsoft site that features key Independent Software Vendors (ISV) see

    Watch a new video featuring Jack Dangermond (ESRI President) and Ted Kummert (Corporate VP, Data & Storage Platform Division)

    Microsoft | ESRI

    Free PDF writer for Office 2007

    I have been using Office 2007 for some time now, and I just ran across a free download from MS:
    2007 Microsoft Office Add-in: Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS
    Simply download the plugin, and within any Office 2007 application you will see a new "Save As.." option.

    Quote of the Day:
    For greed, all nature is too little.
    --Seneca, Roman statesman and author