Xobni, has it revolutionized my life?

Xobni is pretty cool. Email really is the killer app and Xobni adds a few nice features to it. Xobni search is very quick, and I like being able to see files that I have exchanged with different users and the conversation threading. Most of the rest of the app is just eye candy though. Really nice eye candy, but eye candy nonetheless. I see microsoft adding the useful features in a next release.

I guess the answer is, Xobni, sorry, nope not really.

Patent Drawings Using Google Sketchup

So, I recently have started to use Google Sketchup for some patent drawings. I just barely touched SU a while ago and I remember not really getting it. Well, this time I actually watched a few tutorials and since I had some drawings I wanted to get done I started to get in the groove of SU. I like it, its pretty powerful. There are some times that I get stuck but little by little I get better. My favorite 3D program though is still http://www.rhino3d.com/ but its pricey, I should have bought a copy while I was a student 🙂

I definitely have a love hate relationship with the patent that I am working on right now. But I am learning a ton by going through the process. I was having trouble getting my drawings out in a manner I could manipulate and completly overlooked the fact that you could do an export to 2D and then to .PNG etc..

Hopefully with luck I may even file the provisional patent tonight! We will see. After a day of work its hard to come home and bang on the patent for a few more hours….

I also got a copy of Patent it Yourself. I have really enjoyed this book. Very well written! and I am just devouring it.