All Sorts of Birdies: Books, AU, Twitter, & SP1

So, it’s a birdie kind of post from me tonight. After spending a bitimage of time away, seeing the family, reviewing the last of the PDFs for Mastering 2009 and Introducing 2009, there’s just been all kind of stuff I’ve been meaning to post about. Check out the run-list after the jump.

  • Giving Word the bird, Dana and I have completed reviewing the PDF editions of both Mastering Civil 3D 2009 and Introducing Civil 3D 2009. We’re looking forward to seeing them on the shelves in the next couple of months. If anyone ever approaches you about writing a book, the wrong answer is, “Sure, sounds like fun.” Churchill put it well:

Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with it is a toy and an amusement; then it becomes a lover; then it becomes a master; then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster, and fling him about to the public.

  • Yes, it’s birdie time at AU. The Annual Duffer’s open will be  teeing off at 11AM on Monday, December 1st at Desert Pines golf course for the second year. Cost is expected to be approximately the same as last year, and will include a polo, hot dog at the turn, and all the humiliation you can handle. Check back next week for a new page link on the masthead up top.
  • I’ve given in and imagehave signed up for a twitter account, as has Jason. If you really care what we’re doing, you’re welcome to follow along. Be prepared for all kinds of inane nothingness, but we’ll also use it  to indicate our general activities for AU this year. If you’re really into stalking, get to twittering by clicking the links here: James and Jason. I have to admit, I’ve been on a while, but with twitterific on the phone, it makes it all a lot easier to play with.
  • A couple of little birdies are singing songs about C3D Service Packs, oh wait, excuse me, Updates. The third verse (same as the first,) says we’re in for a Friday/over the weekend release. Make sure you’re checking in with Communication Center and/or your Subscription center.

I think that’s it for now. As always, thanks for coming by.


  1. Matt Stachoni says:

    I’ll be there! Let me know if you need any help organizing things!