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Mike & Olly’s London to Paris Bike Ride

Watkins 2Righto, some of you will know Mike Watkins, some of you won’t. He’s an alright Autodesk PLM geezer and is proving that with some noble action, he & his mate Olly Shropshire (dunno who he is, but I’m sure he’s a geezer as well) are going to ride from London to Paris on a push bike in aid of the Big C. Cancer affects too many people on this planet and anything being done to aid research into Cancer cures & treatment is worth backing in my book. They have a target of raising 500 quid before their ride in June which is a fairly modest amount, I’d hope that gets smashed. So please head on over to their fund raising page and donate as much as you can afford, the money will be heading of to Cancer Research UK. From my end the Kiwi Dollar to Sterling exchange rate isn’t that flash but I’ve done my best all the same. I would have stumped up another 20 if they were going to do it on a tandem instead of just joking about it but they will be wearing lycra after all.

To finish up I have a few observations about the picture in the post:

  • I leveraged this photo & the feature image from Mike & Olly’s charity page.
  • Mike claims that’s winter training but he’s not doing much training and it looks like Olly’s legged it.
  • Olly’s probably abandoned his wheels because it looks stupidly damp and cold.
  • This picture reminds me why I moved to ‘Sunny’ New Zealand.

So please share this all over the world wide web to help the lads & Cancer Research UK out.


Design & Motion gets more social

TwitterOn February 21st something special happened. We got ourselves a shiny new page on Facebook! Yippee, a joyous place where friends and acquaintances can share and discuss all the things which are great in our world… or those which suck. There’s a lot of junk on Facebook but you won’t find any of that on our page, so come on over and join the early Likers’ in sharing comments and information with us.

Google Plus

Of course we already have our Twitter account you can follow us on, but today we set up an Google Plus community for those of you who aren’t of the blue persuasion and are more fond of red. That way whether you take the red pill or the blue pill we’ve got you covered. So it’s over to you guys, the readers to make these places truly awesome by contributing and conversing with us and others. Chur!


Autodesk Simulation Mechanical | What’s New for 2013

While at the media Summit in San Francisco, I large amount of my focus was on simulation technology. Mike Smell, Technical Consultant for Simulation at Autodesk, delivered a presentation on the 2013 enhancements in Autodesk Simulation Mechanical, and what has transpired in the development that fits within the company’s ‘Fast, Accurate, and Flexible’ focus.

Autodesk Simulation Mechanical 2013

Here are the details:


The Simulation Mechanical workflow has been completely overhauled in 2013.

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