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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
I was reading a handyman magazine and they had a product that I thought would be a good edition to any theatre technicians tool bag- a digital torque wrench that can be used with any 1/2" socket. It can also be used with 3/8" and 1/4" adapters. It is made by Pittsburgh and available at Harbor Freight for under $40.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
While browsing linked in I cam across this post from ibookbinding on marbling tutorials. I remember doing this as a kids, and thought it was lots of fun at the time. Obviously by the title you can tell that this isn't exactly a theatrical site, but I thought that as I looked over the post, that if you adjusted the basin, you would be able to do tiles to create a marble effect onstage. I know that scenic artists have ways of creating these effects already, but I don't think it ever hurts to have a new technique in your tool bag!
Friday, October 3, 2014
One way to look at how you handle collaboration, along with how those you work with act. Knowing a bit about how other people work can help you navigate interactions.
Mindjet has a blog that has a number of short, to the point entries that are both fun and useful for getting work done.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
I came across IDC Technologies September 2014's newsletter technical download page, and thought that it is good information to keep as well as to pass on. The page offers a number of links ranging from project management to mechanical Design Concepts for Non-Mechanical Engineers to a train the trainer document. They also have webinars available, that would be worth looking into.