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    Friday, August 29, 2008

    How To Get Better Sleep

    Great article with commons sense tips that I know I need to follow as I always feel tired.

    Quote of the Day:
    An ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.
    --Elbert Green Hubbard

    Tuesday, August 26, 2008

    A Quirky Athletic Tape Gets Its Olympic Moment

    Have you wondered about the athletic tape a few Olympic stars wore during competition?  Here’s an article from the New Times blog

    A Quirky Athletic Tape Gets Its Olympic Moment - Well - Tara Parker-Pope - Health - New York Times Blog

    ArcGIS 9.3 Enterprise Deployment

    This technical paper discusses the enterprise deployment of ArcGIS 9.3 setups using Microsoft® Systems Management Server (SMS) and Group Policy, including additional system requirements, suggestions, known issues, and Microsoft Software Installation (MSI) command line parameters. Deployment in a lock-down environment is also covered.

    White Papers - ESRI Support

    Back to School Time

    School is a drill for the battle of life. If you fail in the drill you will fail in the battle.
    --Karl G. Maeser

    Great quote from Dr. Maeser from BYU.

    With my kids going back to elementary school and college aged friends heading back to school this time of year. I sometimes wish I could go back to college as I truly had a great experience during my time in Provo at Brigham Young University.

    Karl G. Maeser

    Thursday, August 21, 2008

    Video Interviews at ESRI Conference 2008

    GISCafe have posted a nice series of video interviews from the ESRI User Conference Exhibit Hall.

    Quote of the Day:
    Fear is something to be moved through, not something to be turned from.
    --Peter McWilliams

    Friday, August 15, 2008

    How rare is your name

    Go to this web site called 

    Put in your first and last name and see how many people in the USA have your name as well.

    528 have my name…

    Thursday, August 14, 2008

    5K Run -- ESRI International User Conference

    I ran the 5k last week in San Diego.  It’s a flat course so I set an ambition goal of running under 20 minutes which would be smash my personal best.  My fastest 5K run post high-school came at this race in 2006 when I ran 21:27.

    I didn’t run last year due to my ACL re-con surgery. But I decided to go for it this year and see how the rebuilt knee compared to my 2006 time.

    My first mile was fast at 6:10 however I couldn’t keep the pace… My second mile was 6:45 and I finished in 21:02.  I felt good but for some reason I had a hard time picking up the pace the last 1/2 and sprinting to the end. I was 30 seconds over the podium in my age group and no close to running 5k in the teens but that gives me something to work for next year.

    Checkout the official results by age group.

    5K Run -- ESRI International User Conference

    ESRI Careers Blog

    ESRI has a Careers Blog which features Hot Jobs… They recently posted about a position in my department: ArcGIS Product Manager for 3D.

    At the User Conference last week there was a lot of interest and excitement about 3D GIS so if you are interested, check it out.

    ESRI Hot Job: ArcGIS Technical Product Manager - 3D