Erm's I.T. Girl – Zelna Ellis

Don't fear when Zel is near…

INTRODUCTION TO AUTOCAD – PART 5 – EDITING OBJECTS

KEY CONCEPTS

  • SELECTING OBJECTS
  • EDITING WITH GRIPS
  • EDITING LAYERS
  • COPYING, MIRRIORING ETC.
  • ARRAYING OBJECTS
  • RESIZING OBJECTS

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

  • To gain an understanding of how to edit objects that have been drawn in AutoCAD.


Previous lessons:

Introduction to AutoCAD – Part 1
Introduction to AutoCAD – Part 2 – Organising your drawing setup
Introduction to AutoCAD – Part 3 – Using coordinate system
Introduction to AutoCAD – Part 4 – Creating objects

Next Lesson:

  • Using object snap in AutoCAD
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10 February 2010 Posted by | AutoCAD Introduction | , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Palindrome numbers in the date

Well my uncle has pointed out the palindrome number of yesterday’s date, 01/02/2010 backwards is the same. It has been a discussion for two days now. My brother Quintin, and cousin Derron think I am bored out of my find. But have to agree with me friend Andrea it is a cool fact, esta bom! That’s it!

Well using the astronomical calendar, which by the way has a year zero; here are the results on the algorithms used:

In the millennium of the year 0000 (zero):
Occurrences: 36 times
Starting at the year zero it occurred for the first time on 01/10/0110.
Here is a definite pattern. It occurs for 4 years consecutively and then skipped 96 years.
Happened the last time for this area on 31/10/0113

In the millennium of the year 1000 :
Occurrences: 61 times
It skipped 87 years Happened for the first time in this time frame on 10-01-1001. This time only consecutively for 3 years.
Skipped 6 years, (01/01/1010) and for this time consecutively for 4 years.
Then it skipped 6 years and happened consecutively for 3 years.
Then it skipped 7 years (05/11/1150) and happened consecutively for 3 years afterwards, until 29/11/1192

In the millennium of the year 2000 :
Occurrences: 60 times
This is in my life time 🙂
Skipped 808 years. (10/02/2001) and for this time consecutively for 2 years only.
Then it skipped 7 years and happened yesterday (01/02/2010). This time it is going to occur 3 years consecutively.
Will skip 7 years and occur for 3 years consecutively until 10/21/2101. Here it will skip 8 years and occur for 3 years consecutively
Then it will skip 6 years and occur for 4 years consecutively.
Then it will skip years and occur for 3 years consecutively.
Then it is back at skipping 7 years and occurring for 4 years consecutively until 29/12/2192.

In the millennium of the year 3000 :
Occurrences: 31 times
Skipped 808 years (10/03/3001) and blah, blah, blah…

In the millennium of the year 4000 :
Occurrences: 31 times
Skipped 908 years (10/03/3001) and blah, blah, blah…

It keeps on skipping 908 years for every millennium until 29/09/9092 then we estimate that it will skip 1017 years and occur again on 01/10/10110.

Download the csv file here.

My conclusion:
This is just cool things. If you use another date format or calendar this is totally obsolete. Another point that has been discussed and we don’t have the answers is: If an eclipse ellipse has 360 degrees, the earth rotate around the sun in a form of an eclipse ellipse, why do we have 365 ¼ days per year?

2 February 2010 Posted by | Technologies | | 2 Comments

South Africa is the 2nd country in the world to host Rugby, Soccer & Cricket World Cup

Intro

This is quite a "cool" fact 🙂
In order to blend in with the local crowd, learn how to sing along the S.A. National Anthem at the FIFA Soccer World Cup 2010.
Well here is a list of all the hosts at the time of publishing this article:

Rugby World Cup Hosts:

1987: Australia and New Zealand
1991: England, Wales Scotland, Ireland and France
1995: South Africa
1999: Wales
2003: Australia
2007: France
2011: New Zealand
2015: England
2019: Japan

Cricket World Cup Hosts:

1975: England
1979: England
1983: England
1987: India and Pakistan
1992: Australia and New Zealand
1996: India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka
1999: England
2003: South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya
2007: West Indies
2011: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka
2015: Australia and New Zealand
2019: England

Soccer World Cup Hosts:

1930: Uruguay
1934: Italy
1938: France
1950: Brazil
1954: Switzerland
1958: Sweden
1962: Chile
1966: England
1970: Mexico
1974: West Germany
1978: Argentina
1982: Spain
1986: Mexico
1990: Italy
1994: USA
1998: France
2002: South Korea and Japan
2006: Germany
2010: South Africa
2014: Brazil

11 January 2010 Posted by | Off The Beat, Rugby | , , | Leave a comment

Season Greetings

I am switching off the computers and gonna play outside. My websites is online, (www.zellism.com and zellism.co.za, the content will come sometime in 2010.

To all the people out there, have a blessed time!
If you are traveling, I wish you God’s speed and journey mercies.
May The Year 2010 Bring for You Happiness, Success and filled with Peace, Hope and Togetherness of your Family and Friends.
Wish You A Great, Prosperous, Blissful, Healthy, Bright, Delightful, Mind Blowing, Energetic, Terrific, Extremely HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

And once again, the Sage Wisdom:
The most destructive habit – Worry
The greatest joy – Giving
The greatest loss – loss of self-respect
The most satisfying work – Helping others
The ugliest personality trait – Selfishness
The most endangered species – Dedicated leaders
Our greatest natural resource – Our youth
The greatest “shot in the arm” – Encouragement
The greatest problem to overcome – Fear
The most effective sleeping pill – Peace of mind
The most crippling failure disease – Excuses
The most powerful force in life – Love
The most dangerous pariah – A gossiper
The world’s most incredible computer – The brain
The worst thing to be without – Hope
The deadliest weapon – The tongue
The two most power-filled words – “I Can”
The greatest asset – Faith
The most worthless emotion – Self-pity
The most beautiful attire – A smile!
The most prized possession – Integrity
The most powerful channel of communication – Prayer
The most contagious spirit – Enthusiasm

Anonymous

17 December 2009 Posted by | Off The Beat | | Leave a comment

Workout schedule – how to build muscle strength

I came across this exercise suggested for the not so young to build muscle strength in the arms and shoulders.
The article suggested doing it three days a week.

  1. Begin by standing on a comfortable, flat surface, where you have plenty of room at each side. With a 1kg potato bag in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides and hold them there as long as you can. Try to hold for a full minute, then relax.
  2. Each day, you’ll find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer. After a couple of weeks, move up to 5kg potato bag. Then a 7kg potato bag and eventually try to get to where you can lift a 10kg potato bag in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute.
    (I’m at this level).
  3. When you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each of the bags.
  4. LOL 😉
    I liked it. What about you?

10 December 2009 Posted by | Jokes, Off The Beat | , | Leave a comment

INTRODUCTION TO AUTOCAD – PART 4 – CREATING OBJECTS

KEY CONCEPTS

  • DRAWING LINES
  • DRAWING CURVES
  • DRAWING POLYGONS
  • DRAWING HEXAGONS
  • SKETICHING FREEHAND, ETC.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

  • To gain an understanding of how to draw objects using the available commands in AutoCAD.


Previous lessons:

Introduction to AutoCAD – Part 1
Introduction to AutoCAD – Part 2 – Organising your drawing setup
Introduction to AutoCAD – Part 3 – Using coordinate system

Next Lesson:

  • Editing Methods in AutoCAD

9 December 2009 Posted by | AutoCAD Introduction | , , , , , , | 3 Comments

INTRODUCTION TO AUTOCAD – PART 3 – USING COORDINATE SYSTEMS

KEY CONCEPTS

  • USING CARTERSIAN AND POLAR SYSTEM
  • WORLD COORDINATE SYSTEM
  • USER COORDINATE SYSTEM
  • SHIFTING XY PLANES
  • RENAMING, DELETING UCS

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

  • To gain an understanding of how the work with coordinate systems to draw objects in AutoCAD.

Previous lessons:

Introduction to AutoCAD – Part 1
Introduction to AutoCAD – Part 2 – Organising your drawing setup

Next Lesson:

  • Creating objects with AutoCAD

1 December 2009 Posted by | AutoCAD Introduction | , , , , , | 4 Comments

INTRODUCTION TO AUTOCAD – PART 2

KEY CONCEPTS

  • SETTING UP NEW DRAWINGS
  • SETTING UNITS, SCALE, ETC.
  • ORGANISING LAYERS
  • USING TEMPLATES
  • CREATING TEMPLATES

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

  • To gain an understanding of how set up AutoCAD before starting a drawing.

Previous lessons:

Introduction to AutoCAD – Part 1

Next Lesson:

  • Using coordinate systems

24 November 2009 Posted by | AutoCAD Introduction | , , , , , | 3 Comments

Urgent Warning from Cell C, Vodacom & MTN!

Dear All,

If you receive a phone call on your mobile from any person, saying that, he or she is a company engineer, or saying that they’re checking your mobile line, and you have to press # 90 or #09 or any other number.

End this call immediately without pressing any numbers.

There is a fraud company using a device that once you press #90 or #09 they can access your ‘SIM’ card and make calls at your expense.

Forward this message to as many friends as you can, to stop it.

All mobile users pay attention if you receive a phone call and your mobile phone displays (XALAN) on the screen don’t answer the call, END THE CALL IMMEDIATELY, if you answer the call, your phone will be infected by a virus..

This virus will erase all IMEI and IMSI information from both your phone and your SIM card, which will make your phone unable to connect with the telephone network. You will have to buy a new phone. This information has been confirmed by both Motorola and Nokia.

PLEASE FORWARD THIS PIECE OF INFORMATION TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS HAVING A MOBILE.

18 November 2009 Posted by | Warnings | , , , , | Leave a comment

INTRODUCTION TO AUTOCAD – PART 1

KEY CONCEPTS

  • STARTING AUTOCAD
  • DISPLAY NEW FILE WIZARD
  • CHANGE WORKSPACE TO AUTOCAD CLASSIC
  • UNDERSTANDING THE AUTOCAD INTERFACE
  • TOOLBARS
  • MENUS
  • ACCESSING COMMANDS
  • OPENING AND SAVING DRAWINGS
  • EXIT AUTOCAD

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

  • To gain an understanding of how the AutoCAD interface operates

Next Lesson:

17 November 2009 Posted by | AutoCAD Introduction | , , , , , | 4 Comments