I’m loving all sorts of software today

I started messing with CamStudio which I’ve been very impressed with as well as I’m impressed that PDF-XChange viewer can dump a PDF to a png. But the greatest find is the newest version of inkscape has PDF editing capabilities!!! this is tremendous!

Well, Breaking news: baby coming tomorrow

Wow, that was fast 🙂

Patent Pending, WickBrick.com

So after working continuously on ‘reducing to practice’ of my latest invention for at least over the past six months (have to check my ‘inventors notebook’, something I read a lot about since in the US we are a first to patent country as opposed to a first to file) I finally decided to file a PPA or provisional patent application. With the baby coming any time soon I don’t know how much time I will have to work on it so I wanted to use the PPA to help solidify the creation date. The whole idea came about when I was messing around with Justin Bergevin and we were working on creating flat candles. We started bouncing ideas off of each other and the idea for the Connectable Modular Candle was born. This allows you to create candles of all sorts of cool 3D shapes with out having to melt down your candle and start over. Basically snap together modules, made of wax, with pathways that allow wicks to pass through them. I’ll post some pictures of a ‘WickBrick’ that’s what I’m calling them. And some of the PPA just for fun. Figuring out everything was a chore at times but definitely good for my brain.

Oh, and would you buy a WickBrick?