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How Saving Energy Might Be Contagious

January 11, 2010 11:52 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

I was wondering the other day if saving energy might be, you know, contagious. And yes, that's an awfully dorky thing to think. But I found myself wondering that because I really was being a bit of a dork. You see, before I started working at the Nat

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A Little Over 10,000

January 11, 2010 6:55 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Comments

A few years ago (2006 actually) we started looking total attendance at user group meetings as a yardstick to gauge interest. I'm not sure the numbers mean that much, other than to look at the overall trends. As I was compiling the data from 2009, I realized that we had passed the 10,000...

What Steps Do You Take to Maintain Your Furnace?

January 7, 2010 11:29 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

This week, Chris told you about his plans to maintain his furnace to keep it running efficiently. Pr

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Hook'em Horns

January 7, 2010 11:23 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Comments

I have a lot of friends in Alabama, but not today.   Go Longhorns!!

Secure USB Flaw Exposed

January 7, 2010 10:08 am | by Kelly Jackson Higgins, DarkReading | Comments

A newly discovered flaw in USB vendor Sandisk's secure USB technology leaves the devices vulnerable to attack and has led to the recall and patching of several secure USB drive products.

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Simple Maintenance Saves Costly Furnace Repair/Replacement

January 6, 2010 6:53 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

For the past few weeks, my forced-air gas furnace has been on the fritz. I blame this on the fact that I haven't been as diligent as

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SWUGN Year in Review - December 2009

January 5, 2010 8:54 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Comments

Top StoryAfter more than fours years of leading CTSUG by himself, Bill Casnovsky finally gets two volunteers to help with the group. Steve Calvert and Rex Jackson assume Vice-President in charge of stuff positions and immediately set about updating the group's decade old logo. Other good...

SWUGN Year in Review - November 2009

January 4, 2010 12:05 pm | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Comments

Top Story46 SolidWorks User Groups take advantage of new SolidWorks forums "group" functionality by requesting their own social groups. The Southern Minnesota SolidWorks User Group REALLY takes advantage and signs up 29 members almost immediately. The group wins a contest and will have...

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LED Lighting: Just the Facts, Please!

January 4, 2010 5:53 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

My June 16, 2009 blog gave tips on purchasing high-quality LED lights. Now there's another arsenal in the toolbox to help c

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SWUGN Year in Review - October 2009

January 4, 2010 3:55 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Comments

Top StoryThe Central Texas SolidWorks User group celebrates its 10th anniversary with a huge meeting. 70 attendees, including SolidWorks VP's, special guests, and 4 original members are on hand to help usher in the next ten years. Group leader Bill Casnovsky says he's still having...

SWUGN Year in Review - September 2009

January 3, 2010 7:53 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Comments

Top StoryJim Lowery retires after four years as the San Antonio SolidWorks User Group leader. One of the most personable people you will ever meet, Jim steps down at the top of his game and hands over the reins to Anthony Gomez. That's not the end of the story though - look for a special...

SWUGN Year in Review - August 2009

January 3, 2010 6:54 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Comments

Top StoryMy busiest travel month of 2009 takes me to Iowa, Minnesota, and Vancouver. I logged nearly 700 driving miles during the Iowa trip, flew "internationally" for Vancouver, and finally, after ten years, got to meet SolidWorks user Jay Guthrie in Minnesota. Nothing makes me happier...

What Do-It-Yourself Projects Have Saved You Energy and Money?

December 31, 2009 5:52 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

This week, you read about Chris' experience with frozen pipes, and how he saved money with a si

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Will You Be Purchasing New Appliances for a Rebate from Your State?

December 30, 2009 7:54 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

This week, you read about Amy's war with her dishwasher and how she plans to take advantage of her

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Four Days Left to Buy Energy-Efficient Products for a 2009 Tax Credit!

December 30, 2009 7:54 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Black Friday sales have never been enough to entice me to brave the crowds after Thanksgiving. I'm just not that dedicated to shopping. After-Christmas sales, however, are another story. Sometimes those sales are just too good to pass up. If you're p

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