Okay, I have a notebook with a list of things I think are AWESOME. Most of the time I forget to write things down on that list, but I have a few and thought I'd start sharing them on my blog. These things aren't necessarily flashlight related, but if they apply to you, they will change your life. Bold claim eh? But I'm serious. I'm going to call this segment, "I Recommend..." I can't think of a better product to start with that Bob Warfield's G-Wizard machining calculator. It's like having a master machinist in your back pocket. Normally that would be really uncomfortable...but not with G-Wizard. You should really stop reading this and download the trial from this link right: here.
|A perfect example of what the internet should be used for|
1) We live in an age where a single person can wield the power that used to be the exclusive domain of large companies. This is one of the reasons I can start making flashlights in my own shop. I need the internet for research (learnin'). I need it to discover and order components. I need it to connect with me other people, both in terms of knowledge sharing and marketing/advertising of my product. Bob is leveraging the same set of advantageous circumstances, and boy did he do a good job...oh and he did it from the comfort of his own home. This will make you want to quit your day job.
2) Bob coded the entire piece of software himself; no team of engineers, industry experts, interface designers, graphic designers, blah blah blah. You know what? IT WORKS! I don't just mean pure function, I mean it actually makes sense and does what it's supposed to do. I didn't need to spend hours learning how to use it. I just fire it up and it's pretty much self explanatory. The amazing this is, it's loaded with features and functions, and I never want to smash my screen trying to figure out how to use them. Every try using Photoshop...ohhhh boy. Did I mention I actually LIKE using this software? I want to punch most software in the face, so that's saying a lot. It even greets me using my name! I'm not kidding.
|It's the little things that matter...|
|So what IS the countersink depth on a 1/4 20 SHCS?|
|Cutting a precision bearing seat but don't know how to account for thermal expansion? Why would you bother when G-Wizard already knows?|
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