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An Extension

August 30, 2012 1 comment

Well, this is what every contractor likes to hear – “you’ve been extended.”  Although relatively short, it means that between the gig, taking care of family, and supporting users of the Freehand Drawing Library, my lack of blogging will also be extended for a while.

On a personal note, I hope to get back into tennis after being out of practice since April due to a foot injury.  Looking forward to hitting this afternoon instead of just watching the US Open 🙂

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Papervision for Golf

June 18, 2009 7 comments

I went through my golf craze in the 90’s and eventually worked my way to a single-digit handicap.  Although I don’t play any more,  I remember a lot of famous courses and holes, including the 15th hole at Bethpage.  At US Open green speeds, this setup is diabolical, but you can’t really get an appreciation for the difficulty of a hole from a few TV shots.  So, I was really interested when I saw this post from Carlos on a 3D recreation of that hole.   Papervision fans should enjoy the 3D and golfers should gain additional appreciation for the difficulty of the hole.

The FED Express

September 8, 2008 Comments off

Haven’t been this happy watching a tennis tournament in a long tiime.  Congratulations Rodger!!!!

May the Fed Express roll on!

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My Apology to Murray

September 7, 2008 Comments off

I was watching the Nadal-Murray match over the last two days, always rooting for the underdog.  It seemed like Murray was dialed in yesterday, but got a bad break with the rain delay.  It’s really hard to play with the same intensity and shotmaking two days in a row, especially against a machine like Nadal.

After Murray lost break point after break point in the second game of the fourth, it really seemed like he would play down to his level of experience.  Kind of in disappointment, I joked on twitter that he would be watching the final tomorrow on TV.

Andy – I owe you an apology and hearty congratualations for shaking off the poor early performance and your well-deserved spot in the final.

Although I’ll be rooting for Rodger, he should not think he received any type of break today.  Although he does not have to face Nadal in yet another final (to whom he has a losing record this year), he also has a losing record against Murray.

If Murray can slay one giant, there is no reason he can’t do it again.  Mr. Federer should bring his A+ game to the court 🙂

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