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Please, for the love of god, PROOFREAD!
This has been eating at me for about the last week now... I've been doing a bit of technical writing over the last while, and I'm starting to find that I actually enjoy it, although by no means do I claim to be any sort of expert. I was given a technical specs document to read last week... I was appalled! I would be embarrassed to have my name on a document that was so horribly written... and yet many executives had signed off on the document, and it was to be sent to potential partner companies ......

Posted On Monday, July 26, 2004 4:09 PM

Innovative technology at it's best...
I found this on the Business 2.0 website (http://www.business2.com/b... God's Ink-Jet VISION: A device that builds human organs and tissues from scratch. WHY: The originals wear out. VISIONARY: Thomas Boland, 38. DAY JOB: Assistant professor of bioengineering at Clemson University. BREAKTHROUGH: Boland has modified surplus ink-jet printers to squirt out a "bio ink" of cells, growth factors, and degradable gel to form three-dimensional tubes of living tissue. The ......

Posted On Monday, July 19, 2004 8:18 AM

All Wrapped up...
My final post on Imagine Cup 2004 and our trip to Brazil. It was amazing... that's all I've been able to say when people ask me about my trip without launching into a 2 hour discussion of everything we did and saw. The last couple days in Sao Paulo were great, we demoed our app at PDC for an afternoon, and I was able to take in a session (one of 2 that were in English). Thank you to all those (Morris, Mario, Shreyas, Amy) who planned this event, it was great! After Imagine Cup my team was lucky enough ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 14, 2004 6:10 AM

Results are in...
So it took a while to find a connection after leaving Foz do Iguacu, but here we are... our second presentation to the judges went fairly well... then we had to wait a few hours before the announcement of the 12 finalist teams (So we went shopping). Dinner was great, but unfortunately we did not make it to the top 12. From here on... the rest of the trip we're gonna just relax and have fun... Yesturday before leaving the Foz, we went on the Macuco safari boat tour... Amazing! that's all I can say... ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 6, 2004 5:18 AM

One down...
Ok so, yesturday was the lightening round... We had two 10 min presentations to the judges that centered on the what our idea was and how we accomplished it. It seemed to go pretty well... minus the judge in the first presentation who was asleep before we even started talking (How rude). It was a late night, after getting a chance to see all of the entries for both the rendering and short film competitions (These guys are amazing! Talk about talent both as an artist and computer scientist... Some ......

Posted On Sunday, July 4, 2004 4:39 AM

Day 3 in Brazil
We are representing Canada well... Last night was the Opening dinner and party, we all wore our Team Canada shirts and it seems that everyone loves us :) We partied it up (lots of drinking and some dancing... some very brazilian entertainment as well) and we are having an amazing time! The Massage was definately to die for... This morning we visited the Water Falls and took lots of pictures, including some of this strange racoonish animal with a long snout (i'll post the name as soon as I find out ......

Posted On Saturday, July 3, 2004 9:06 AM

We're Here!!!
After a very long trip, a couple lay-overs, and a right plane engine that wouldn't start... We made it to brazil! We spent yesturday in Sao Paulo at the Ceasar, near the airport. The hotel was amazing! (a compound none the less - it even had a mote around it) We spent the day playing basketball, swimming, and eating. The service here is extraordinary! Today we checked out of our first hotel and flew to Foz do Iguacu. (We got a whole meal on a 1.5 hr flight) I thought the hotel yesturday was crazy... ......

Posted On Friday, July 2, 2004 11:38 AM

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