Here’s something regarding Geographic Information Systems [GIS] sure to grab someones attention. One of my main advertisers, LumiViz, is holding a Month of 10% Savings of GIS Services special offer. LumiViz is a small computer-based geoscientific mapping, modeling, and visualization services outfit with an extremely impressive array of technical experience and applied skills.
LumiViz is high-energy, and they promise to have more of these special offers for different software environment service areas as time goes on. I’ve listed the guidelines and rules for the GIS Services 10% Savings Month offer below.
All transactions, correspondence, calculations, communications, and output are to be completed in English and US Dollars; Work tasks associated with this limited time special offer will be completed inside the ESRI ArcGIS 10.0 environment; Out of scope services will be categorized as a different Purchase Order under the full, standard rate for LumiViz GIS Services; Offer only valid for Purchase Orders executed and signed between May 9, 2012 at 12:00:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time until June 9, 2012 at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time; A fixed point of completion will be identified and codified in the Scope of Services (Scope of Work) and Purchase Order such that there . . . → Read More: GIS Services Offer
Hey y’all Happy New Year! I’ve been remiss in my writing and photographs due to the holidays. I hope y’all had a really great end of year times. Don’t forget to write “2012 ” on your checks. It usually takes me about 2 months to remember myself.
I have some videos of some geologic stuff; however, after a recent trip to New York State I found myself with some sort of sinus and throat thing. So, I have no voice and don’t really want to talk to you like Marlon Brando, capicé?
In the meantime, if you’re in need of any graphic and/or logo design, please check out Carly McElroy’s page HERE. Miss McElroy is available to help you out with just about any project despite having a wee little bit of university left. She will design customized corporate, organizational, team, and small business logos, so give her a shout:
Happy New Year to all!
From The Greystone Project
The public commentary period for the proposed regulations at Cape Hatteras closes tomorrow. If passed and enforced, we enter a dangerous era of being denied access to the public lands we pay for with our tax dollars. A way of life for generations could be lost. The Land of the Free then becomes “you can go when we say so.”
Please express your concern:
Yes they made the text of the proposed rule so long it will put you to sleep. No doubt to discourage you from reading it. Please read it and understand the negative implications that will be realized if this rule goes into effect.
The Hatteras Issue
Read This… Twice
Letter to National Park Service Regarding Hatteras
So on Saturday I had to run out and I thought I’d get a boots on the ground status report of Irene as she moved up to the North Carolina/Virginia state line toward Virginia Beach.
Without going into all the gory details, I had an accident where my automobile hydroplaned and was effectively destroyed when I collided into the center guard rail. It was one of those post and cable guard rails, so the body damage is pretty extreme. I’m fine.
After wrapping it up with the Highway Patrol, insurance company, and towing service, I found myself stranded. Unfortunately, I stood isolated just far enough from home to walk, and just inside the region of massive power outages, gasoline shortages, and zero hotel vacancies. It felt like I was 5,000 miles from home.
Progress Energy – North Carolina Outage Map Interface
Kindness came from the dark of night. These two nice people bartered with me for a ride home for some gas. They didn’t have to do that but they did. Thank you very, very much.
After speaking with Vince on the challenging journey home, I discovered that he was a Home Remodeling and Repair contractor, with an emphasis on . . . → Read More: Hurricane Irene – 3 – Kindness in the Chaos
Say you’re out exploring and taking some geologic photographs and one of the pipes in your car’s exhaust system breaks. Suddenly, everyone is looking at your loud, obnoxious car at every single traffic light from the north side of Raleigh all the way through downtown, and on to the south side of the city. This is exactly what happened to me last Saturday.
So first thing Monday I had to get out the phone book and start looking up muffler places. Something stuck in my mind though. This place down on South Saunders Street in Raleigh called Majestic [so the sign read]. So I called them up, spoke with Randy, and headed on over with my obnoxious embarrassment of a car.
A little bit of background on me here. I like to buy goods and services locally. When I say locally, I mean local to the Greater Raleigh Area. It’s just my thing. So when I got to Majestic and spoke with Randy things got good.
Randy and his team discovered that my catalytic converter did not need replacement. I tend to agree with his assessment that most other places would try to dog pile on my wallet and convince . . . → Read More: Majestic Car Care Center of Raleigh
I just came across this fun little online tool. You can practice all your manual photography from the comforts of your own computer chair now! Pretty soon we won’t ever need to leave home…
Online SLR Camera Simulator!
Have a good time playing your new SLR camera video game. Too bad a vast majority of the action is going on outside
I’ll have a really exciting announcement on May 2. It’s in the realm of environmental geology, hydrogeology, data management, GIS, and my all-time most favorite subject, three-dimensional data visualization and numerical computer modeling. So cool. Stay tuned!
Oh so much to do and in so little time. Isn’t that the way it always is? Getting ready to bounce down to Charleston, South Carolina to present a poster at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists [AEG]. The AEG is a pretty big group in the Carolinas. We boast either 1st or 2nd place in membership nation-wide. Check them out at the AEG website. They are mainly professionals, academics, and students, but you don’t have to be a member to go to quarterly dinners and presentation events [at least in the Carolinas Section anyhow]. Pretty cool.
As I mentioned above, I’m going to be presenting a poster. Posters are more my thing than full-blown presentations. Why? Because I like to converse with people. Poster sessions facilitate that much more than me yappin’ on stage for 30 minutes. Plus, I don’t have to deal with the typical laptop and projector problems often seen immediately following,
‘We’ve checked all this out. There’s no way it can go wrong.’
There was some back and forth between what I would be doing at the conference exactly as far as a poster or a presentation. We’ve settled on . . . → Read More: Annual Meeting of the AEG – Charleston
I touched base with my friend Scott [aka crystaldigger] in Upstate New York last night. Since I’ve know him, Scott has been into collecting minerals, semi-precious stones, gems, and jewelry. Some of his stuff is way cool. Too bad between North Carolina and the Adirondack High Peaks Region, he just can’t escape garnet when it comes to mineral collecting. At any rate, I thought I’d let y’all know about his online shop, Scott’s Gem and Gift. He’s part of a larger group called Search4Gems. I’ve never worked with them, per se; however, I’ve picked up a few gifts from Scott personally when he operated in North Carolina. Here’s what he told me last night:
Search4Gems is an independent, ethically run gem and jewelry sales/auction site. It was designed as a safe haven for gem and jewelry lovers/buyers/collectors to make purchases with full disclosure of the items involved, i.e. natural, synthetic, treatments, size, quality, etc. It’s mostly natural items and ranges from low end to high end items. I know the site administrator personally.
The stuff is pretty amazing. I still have a malachite turtle figurine that Scott obtained for me:
Malachite Turtle Figurine – Scott's Gem and Gift
I . . . → Read More: Scott’s Gem and Gift