2017 "Budget" CAD / Dev Laptop comparison

A recent post by a member of the Tormach Operators group on Facebook asked for help in locating a laptop that could run Fusion 360, in the $500-$1,000 USD price range.  I had just helped a friend spec out a similar laptop to run landscaping/hardscaping 3D planning software, so of course I volunteered the recommendation […]

Ultimate Dev Workstation 2012

Being that my dev machine hadn’t been re-imaged in over a year or so, I was starting to have some issues with the current Win7 x64 image that I had on the machine I built in 2009.  Since I was going to have to do a reinstall of the OS, I figured now was a good […]

Getting a 404 error when trying to download/update Orchard packages from the Gallery?

If you’re trying to download new or update installed packages/themes from the Orchard Gallery, you may receive the following error once you click the “Install” link: The remote server returned an error: (404) Not Found. This doesn’t really explain much, but it’s because the feed moved a few months ago in November of 2011.  The […]

Office 2010 Guides and Natural Language Search Commands downloads

Like many other legal organizations, the firm I work for is undergoing an Office 2003 to Office 2010 upgrade now that most of the vendors that make complementary software to allow us to do massive document productions and generate documents for certain jurisdictions are Office 2010 compatible.  One of our trainers found the Office 2010 […]

Reflections on the past few weeks – Thoughts on a good friend injured and a few friends who passed.

It’s been a tough month – first I find out a good friend, Kate Watts, broke her pelvis in 3 spots and shattered her elbow from a fall at a wedding she was attending.  Then, we lose Bernie Mac and shortly thereafter, Isaac Hayes. This past Wednesday, I found out that a good friend of […]