Here is this week's Twitter #FollowFriday Professional Land Surveyor Recommendations:
@wkfd - WKFD is the Twitter account for the Kung Fu Drafter blog. They are drafters and geeks trying to share information with people with similar interests. I highly recommend visiting The Kung Fu Drafter blog, as it is a fun site and full of information too! If you get a chance read the CAD+: AutoCAD Exchange Gets a Facelift, You Can Help Autodesk ... blog post.
@CDSpaul- Paul is President of Carlson Desktop Solutions (CDS) which is a technology firm working to help professional land surveyors find faster ways to do things like layout, easier COGO, and "True Field-To-Finish Solutions. I recommend his Paul Carlson's Blog which has good information on using AutoCAD Civil 3D and Carlson Software. Check out his latest post (a must read) on GPS Reference Networks, which is as much about being prepared and having a backup plan as it is about GPS Reference Networks..
@iPinda - Edwards Twitter bio says "CAD specialist, AutoCAD trainer and Civil 3D addict" and if you visit his Civil 3D Peanuts blog, you'll discover that he's also a part-time freelance AutoCAD trainer and full time CAD application administrator for an international AEC company. If you get a chance, read his CleanUp installed msi packages post on his trials and tribulations in going from a Beta program of Civil 3D 2011 to Civil 3D 2011, final release. Ground Hog Day was a great movie, but Civil 3D Ground Hog Day, not so much.
Checkout Edwin's latest post, Cycling Through Revit Shortcuts.
@ryanpconnolly - Ryan is a civil engineering student, CAD user, and CAD learner (aren't we all though). He occasionally refers to me as "mr. colburn", which makes me laugh. I'm happy to report that Ryan is now a Junior Estimator for George Stone & Sons Ltd., and keeps a very neat and organized office (for now, he says).
@landsurveyorsU - Twitter account for the great people from Land Surveyors United. PLS Network where Professional Land Surveyors Change the Industry through discussion and media. Network with other surveyors globally in any language!
@Eagle_Point -Eagle Point has been providing the AEC and Geospatial markets with technical solutions and services for over 25 years (disclosure: Eagle Point advertises on this site). For AEC, they offer desktop solutions that run on AutoCAD and AutoCAD Civil 3D, including solutions for surveying, like their Surveyor' Companion for Civil 3D and other AEC and Geospatial markets with technical solutions.
@JREngrSurveyor - Chad Washburn, PLS, is Director of Land Surveying at JR Engineering, University of Colorado Executive MBA student, husband and father of two. He tweeted an interesting link to the American Society of Civil Engineers What Is Civil Engineering?
@CADRelations - CAD Relations website is an "Engineers Online Portal" for CAD, Engineering, Architecture, Community, Motorsports and Design, including Autodesk and Bentley software, which they proudly shout from the rafters "that is what we love and live for!!" I love the passion that they bring to the industry. Check out their AutoCAD Architecture 2011: Union HotFix post.
@Karen604 -co-host Centennial State Geocaching podcast and avid fiber artist. Today, Karen posted a tweet to "Remember our military this Memorial Day http://bit.ly/baTcDS". Beyond a simple call to action of "remembrance", the link goes to a very poignant story of a pregnant wife who refused to leave here Marine husband's casket the night before his funeral, sleeping next to his body for one last time.
@LivingRheum - I've saved the best for last - My wife Jo-Ann. I know I've said it before, but it's true, so here it is again: Jo-Ann is a dedicated mother to our three boys, loyal and supportive wife to me, long-suffering surveyor's wife, business partner, wellness blogger about Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lyme Disease, compassionate, smart as a tack, and willing to set me straight when need be. Jo-Ann, without a doubt, is the reason I am here today and is the "why" and the "how" I've become the man that I am. Thanks, babe! She writes a wonderful blog called LivingRheum, which you should visit. Read her Rheumatoid Arthritis: How My Journey Began post and her follow up post to this one, too. For all you land surveyors or other outside workers, her story is worth reading, particularly as it relates to Lyme Disease and how little health care professionals known about this disease.
That's a wrap!
So there you go, this weeks Twitter Follow Friday Professional Land Surveyor recommendations. Feel free to follow me on Twitter, I'm @EricColburn. Have a great weekend (for some a nice long Memorial Day weekend) and here's to seeing you on the web!