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Monthly Archives: November 2012

More Track, Structure and Interaction

November 29, 2012 4

As with all something/something-interaction models, the interactors themselves are secondary. As such, the track itself can be modelled as a single line representing all the rails on the structure, and all the furniture…Read More

preDict’ive Text in Word

November 22, 2012 47

One of my chief criticisms of winword (as it was once known) is that I have to do all the typing. I know what you’re thinking: “Tom- that’s a little unfair, you can’t expect it to know what you’re thinking.” But it’s not. The…Read More

Stack Exchange for Civil Engineers

November 15, 2012 5

Stack Exchange is a collection of Question and Answer sites with 91 subjects (at present) ranging from Photography to Role Playing Games. From it’s origins as a programming haven the idea has grown: with just under…Read More

Civil Engineers and the Death Star

November 8, 2012 7

It turns out that there is a lot of things wrong with Death Star, from its implausible garbage shoot, gaping chasms inside rooms, and preposterously high energy weaponry. As a Civil Engineer, however, what nags me the most is…Read More

6/115: The NCE Graduate Awards

November 1, 2012 9

I’ve done some hasty research into the last five winners of the award instead. The first question is: who is this NCE Graduate of the Year? It turns out the average winner is a 60% male (the statistics are silent about…Read More