Friday Funny: Make your own magic dragon

David Meego - Click for blog homepageIf you didn’t know, I collect dragon statues and figurines of all shapes, sizes, types and materials.

I now have over 180 of them ranging from a tiny pewter figurine of 1.2cm to a hand made stuffed toy of 70cm. They are made from all sorts of materials including: pewter, stone, glass, clay, resin, plastic, wood, rope, jade, amber and even coal.

The specific dragon that this post is about is made from paper (or card) and can be printed yourself. I already had one made up which was printed on paper using a monochrome laser printer. A while ago a printed a couple using a colour printer onto card, but had not cut them out and made them up until yesterday (after finding them again while doing some tidying up in my office).

Jerry & Andrus

The pattern (inspired by the works of Jerry Andrus) was created by the company Binary Arts, now called Think Fun, for an event called “Gathering for Gardner” to honour the legacy of Martin Gardner, long time columnist in Scientific American.

Check out the optical illusion of the dragon following you when you move in the video below.

Dragon Optical Illusion (direct link)

 

Below are the links for the pdf files with the template, just print and follow instructions.

Once made up, position the dragon slightly on the diagonal and then close or cover one eye when you move around the room and the dragon will watch you.

You can find them at other places on the web as well:

Blame my wife for buying the first dragon many years ago, that started the collection. :-)

David

PS: The coin is the video and picture is an Australian five cent coin and is in the photo of every dragon in my collection to provide a scale reference.

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January 30, 2015 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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Tech Tuesday: How to Start a SmartPost Routine Upon Completion of a SmartConnect Map Run

This week’s Tech Tuesday is from our Director of Product Management, Chris Dew:
 
One request we see fairly often is to be able to automatically post a batch of transactions after they get integrated using SmartConnect. We do have another product called SmartPost that allows your scheduled batches to be automatically posted at certain times of the day. That works in many cases but sometimes you

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Happy Australia Day 2015

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is just a quick note to all my readers, especially the Australians around the world to say “Happy Australia Day 2015″.

I am back from my holiday and will be getting back to work after the long weekend on Tuesday.

Wishing everyone a great year ahead.

australian_flag

Best wishes from Down Under.

David

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Can SmartConnect Integrate Dynamics GP & Salesforce.com?

We’ve seen it before… just a typical day in the office for the Accounts Payable team until their worst fear from the Sales team enters the room and informs them that the biggest sale of all time had been lost due to lack of integration between Dynamics GP & Salesforce.com. Now the task of integrating the two rests on a lone member of the AP team… is this the end? Is all hope lost?

Luckily

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Friday Funny: Australia Day 2015

David Meego - Click for blog homepageMonday 26th January is Australia Day for 2015.

This is a time for Australians to reflect on how lucky we are to live in the “Lucky Country”. For many it is also a time to relax with the family on the public holiday.

For the last few years, it has also been used as a great time to promote having a party with friends and cooking lamb chops on the BBQ.

Meat & Livestock Australia have been releasing a funny advert each year for this purpose and have outdone themselves with this year’s offering.

 

Cast of Australian characters and personalities:

Check out my post from a couple of years back: Off Topic: Australia Day 2012 Eat Lamb Campaign.

Enjoy

David

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Five Words To Ruin A Date

Throughout the years we have been steadily increasing our activity on the popular social media platform, Twitter. We always enjoy a fun interaction amidst the informative tweets and ramblings of those we follow. This week we had a wonderful interaction with Frank Heslin, a Financial Systems Administrator of ExamWorks, Inc., and his humorous take on the hashtag #FiveWordsToRuinADate:

To which

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January 16, 2015 · Frank Hamelly MCP-GP MCT MVP · No Comments
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Tech Tuesday: Creating Document Distributions with SmartConnect


This week’s Tech Tuesday is from our Support Guru, Pat Roth, with his descriptive article on SmartConnect and Receivable Transactions!

There are a few common issues I’ve seen with document distributions when creating them using SmartConnect. This is blog talks about Receivables Transactions, but it would apply to pretty much any kind of Dynamics GP

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