January 2009 Blog Posts (8)

3 Strategies for Getting Frugal Consumers to Buy

The plain fact in this recesion is that consumer shopping habits have changed - They are fearfull and reluctant to spend money. There is so much uncertainty with their jobs, and the economy as a whole, who could blame them? In today’s tough economic times it is imperative to know, and understand why, your customers are, or are not, buying your services.

3 Strategies for Getting Frugal Consumers' to Buy

  • Make it easy for your customers to find you and your…
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Submitted by Eric Colburn on January 31, 2009 at 4:00pm — Comment On This...

Galileo In-Orbit

One Year in Space for Galileo In-Orbit Validation Element

The GIOVE-A, the first Galileo satellite, has now been in orbit for one year. This pilot satellite is a key element of the Galileo program, bringing the Galileo frequencies into use, testing new critical technologies and characterizing the medium Earth orbit environment. To read more, visit the ESA website.

Despite the collapse of Galileo's original plan for funding...the European Union's public-private partnership… Read more →

Submitted by Jim on January 30, 2009 at 3:30pm — Comment On This...

Saved by the Robot

Saved by a Robot at the Park

It was a noisy balmy day at the Hudson Riverside State Park. As renovations on an existing road was laid out by my partner and I. A crowded work site as everything in NYC is. However we managed to get in do the work as the ground under our feet shook as the excavation began. We took our Trimble S6 Robot and set it up to begin our layout. My Partner (Veteran Surveyor/Marine Sergeant)took his 16 plus years of experience and laid out the… Read more →

Submitted by Jim on January 30, 2009 at 11:08am — Comment On This...

Change is a comin...

Well today is George Bush's last day as president. Even through all of the crap and media bashing I think George was a great president. I am looking forward to see how the next four years are going to turn out. I think Obama's heart and mind is in the right place, but I am wary of the people behind him. Ayway, Hail to the Chief.


Submitted by Mike McCulley on January 20, 2009 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

When Eagles fly

When Eagles fly

A cold Decembrrr morning would find me in the Western NY Hills of Monticello. My partner and I surveying a hillside for a construction crew. Taken by a movement across the big blue sky. A brisk south easterly wind filled the sprawling wing span of a bald eagle moving it directly into our sight path. The eagle climbing higher and higher turned its circles of flight into a hypnotic trance. For a moment we just starred at this pristine natural beauty. Emmm I can still… Read more →

Submitted by Jim on January 18, 2009 at 7:03am — Comment On This...

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 Update 2 is available for download

Autodesk has released its AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 Update 2. This update may contain fixes for issues you have been experiencing and also contains all the fixes included in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 Update 1, AutoCAD 2009 Update 1, AutoCAD 2009 Update 2, and AutoCAD Map 3D 2009 Update 1.

The updates and fixes are too numerous to list here, but a link is available to the AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 ReadMe file and a link to the update to your AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 download file…

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Submitted by Eric Colburn on January 16, 2009 at 5:55pm — 1 Comment

LSU now has Classifieds Section

I've been meaning to get around to announcing that I added a classifieds section to the site. Here, you can post jobs and used equipment, etc. This section is still in beta stages so bear with me as I work out the bugs....Enjoy!

Submitted by ePalmetto on January 15, 2009 at 1:23pm — Comment On This...

Trimble 5800/5700 Initialization problems

We've had the Trimble 5800/5700 RTK set up for some time and we have had problems with it from day one. Poor initiallization taking over 45 minutes. Poor performance with the the Trim Mark radios or the Airlink mobile units. Has anyone had these problems and figured out a work around? We've played with settings but to no avail.

Submitted by Rich on January 9, 2009 at 12:02pm — 1 Comment

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