According to SS "The new SIG522 has the look, feel and action of the classic military-style SIG556 rifle... yet it costs much less, and fires affordable .22LR rounds. This pistol version features a button rifled barrel with flash suppressor, metal receiver with integral Picatinny rail, and a 25-round magazine (item# P522-10B-S)or a 10 Round state compliant model (item# P522-10B-S-10) . The Classic P522 pistol also features a lightweight swiss style forend."
Was talking to a friend about 3D software and he had some good things to say about Rhino. I have not looked at Rhino in a few years, and although it is shallow, I have to admit that the name kind of puts me off. It just seems a little cheesy and cliche. Anyway, he was speaking of the virtues of learning a surface and solid modeler particularly because the surface was easier to concept with, I think that I am going to have to check it out.
It is portfolio review season. Since we will likely be hiring soon it is especially important to make contact with the students now and start to learn about what motivates the top talent. It is also interesting to learn about their opinion of design and the industry. It was great to see all the portfolios but depressing to see a department that has been drained of its passion. They seem to have lost their way and lost touch with fact that at its core industrial design is product design. Sadly I think that the only reason I'll head back to CCAD is to buy some fine art.
We went with the cousins to Beaches in Turks and Caicos for spring break. Along with being 90º everyday there was unlimited cotton candy, pizza and ice cream for the kids and even a swim up milkshake bar. It cost a small fortune and no one liked the lines at customs and immigration but overall they loved it.
These seem to be the new thing at the boys school. They are rubber bands shaped like animals, cars, stars, etc. A pack of them at Hallmark sells for $4.99 which is pretty good since they probably cost about 5 cents to make. The manager of the store we bought ours at said that about a week ago they started selling like crazy and now she can not keep them in stock.
The thing about the old FP little people playsets is that even thought they appear simple because they are not covered with molded in detail, they are actually well detailed in their own way. The original airport has the control tower, baggage belt and refueling truck along with a bunch of other details.
According to Hive Modern "The Low-Down Media Cabinet is the perfect storage solution for modern electronics. Low to the floor, the height of the cabinet is ideal for TV viewing, and the interior shelves provide concealed storage for unsightly stereo components and cable boxes. An optional media drawer is designed to hold DVDs, and CDs. The interior and back are perforated with vent and cord chase holes." The materials are great but the high gloss finish on the wood seems to detract from the impact of the material change.
The boys have been playing this PC game, Plants versus Zombies. It became their favorite after many weeks of Tower Defense mania. Surprisingly these games have even taken the place of their beloved Pokemon DS and they even seem to prefer it over the Wii. Perhaps it is time for them to get ipads?