Senseless Sunday: the long and the short word

  • The word hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia means fear of long words.
  • Flint, Michigan is the largest city in the U.S.A. to have just one syllable in its name.
  • An urban legend defines a twit as a pregnant gold fish.   Gold fish do not get pregant.  They lay eggs that get fertilized afterwards.  A twit is also not a comment on Twitter.  That is a tweet.

More ways to keep track of updates from SolidWorks World 2011

Yesterday, I mentioned the Flickr group for SolidWorks World 2011.   There are actually many media outlets that are available to keep us informed about the conference (is it really just a few days away?).

  • DS SolidWorks Blog – SolidWorks World 2011 topics
  • SolidWorks blogosphere (many diverse and independent perspectives)
  • Professional press online magazines and blogs (no organized list is available, but here’s some good places to start: WorldCAD Access and
  • Follow DS SolidWorks on Twitter, follow SolidWorks World 2011 account on Twitter, and follow me on Twitter
  • SolidWorks World 2011 hashtag #SWW11 on Twitter
  • SolidWorks World 2011 Flickr group
  • DS SolidWorks on YouTube channel
  • Facebook updates are also likely available if you’ve friended of any of the SolidWorks bloggers, though this resource may be a redundant to Twitter.
  • There is also the SolidWorks World iPhone App (sorry, no Android app this year but “maybe” next year):
    1) You must be operating on the iOS 4.2 If you need to upgrade your iOS version, simply
    plug your phone into iTunes to update.

    2) Visit the App Store from your iPhone or iPad
    2) Search for “SolidWorks World”
    3) Click “Free” and next Click “Install”
    4) Have instant access to important conference information at your finger tips!

SolidWorks World 2011 Twitter feed

I tried to have a twitter feed on SolidWorks Legion for SolidWorks World 2010 back in 2009.   That didn’t turn out well for various reasons.  Well, I’m going it a try again.  I’ve copied the twitter feed (Yahoo! Pipes) that appears at SolidWorks World Connent.  It’s modified to include both hashtags #SWW11 and #SolidWorks.  It is currently up and running on the right side menu.  If all goes well, I’ll have this twitter feed up until after SolidWorks World 2011 next year.

SolidWorks World 2011 Connect Tweets

I mentioned SolidWorks World 2011 Connect website a couple days ago.  I guess it was a little ironic that my tweet about the Connect website was the first tweet to appear on the Connect website.   I guess even more ironic is that this article (the one that you are reading right now) will likely be the second tweet to appear.  🙂  No, no, I take that back.  I’ve purposefully left off the #sww11 hatchtag to avoid just that.

1st SolidWorks World 2011 Connect Tweet

Staying Connected to all things SWW10

Connect to the SolidWorks Community

There’s already a lot of buzz being built about SolidWorks World 2010 (SWW10), even with it being months away.  To help readers keep track of the goings-on, SoildWorks website has a pipe that feeds articles from many of the SolidWorks related blogs.  Not every article fed into the pipe is going to be about SolidWorks World 2010 right now, but a lot of them are about it already (such as the article you are reading right now).

Additionally, on that same webpage resides a Twitter fed pipe for all tweets labelled with the hatch #SWW10 or #SWW2010.  Since the SolidWorks World 2010 hatch is used, it’s a sure bet that the tweets fed into the pipe are about SWW10 in some fashion or another.  There aren’t many tweets just yet, but as we get closer to the conference, this will change drastically as more comments and planning are discussed.

In addition to this, I’ve set up the Twitter pipe on SolidWorks Legion, which will remain visible in the upper right menu until some time after SWW10 concludes in January 2010.  *Update, I’ve removed the Twitter feed from my sidebar due to slow load times.  Please see my Twitter feed page.*