I have written how much I loved the movie La La Land. I have watched three times now and plan more viewings. Once in a theatre and twice now on DVD. Ryan Gosling is incredible not only for his acting, but also his dancing and piano playing. Emma Stone ditto on the acting and dancing. I understand that Ryan Gosling polished his piano playing for many months and many hours a day. Overall the charm of the movie is that these stars are not really professional dancers, but rather great actors who dance naturally without “Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers” moves. And same for their singing. I just melted when Emma Stone playing
the role of Mia sings “Audition.” I understand that when Emma Stone sang this song while filming that she broke down and cried after the performance and that the director and song writer did so too! Add me to the list as the performance brings shivers down my spine. I wish I could have been Kate Meckler playing a role in the movie (crazy wish).
I am about to visit my grandmother who just celebrated her 101st birthday. My grandmother is an inspiration for a variety of reasons. Of course it is amazing for anyone to live to be 100 years old plus. But my grandmother is very special. She has slowed down a bit for walking, but she is “sharp as a tack” mentally. Her memory is flawless! She was born in 1915 and has witnessed an incredible number of events and inventions. Think of the world wars and Vietnam. Think of the car, the plane, space travel. Think of penicillin and so many other antibiotics that are commonplace to us today. It goes on and on just like my grandmother. She complete the New York Times crossword puzzle everyday in ink. She is an avid reader. And she love the cable show “Shark Tank” and particularly Mark Cuban.
Beautiful San Diego! Today was workshop day at Inside 3D Printing http://inside3Dprinting.com and tomorrow and the next are full of seminars covering 3D Printing and Robotics. Also there is a great exhibition taking place both days. I am particularly interested in the start up competition hosted by Asimov Ventures http://www.asimovventures.com. The winner gets a $15000 “safe note.” Previous winners have gone on to raise millions of dollars including 3D Hubs and Voxel8. There are 8 start ups competing to win the startup competition. Inside 3D Printing just had sister trade shows in Shanghai and Mumbai. Soon to come is Sao Paulo, Seoul, Singapore, Dusseldorf and New York.
It is clear to me that Bitcoin is a good investment idea. This is not for everybody, but Bitcoin has a possible huge upside over time as citizens of the world worry more and more about the value of official currency. To a degree Bitcoin is a binary investment in that it is either going to be worthless or it is going to be worth many, many times what it is valued at today. Obviously I believe in the positive investment thesis for Bitcoin.
3Dprint.Com is about to launch its online training program.
This will be the first online training program launched online anywhere in the world. Attendees will get certificates after completing the course(s).
This will be a great way for anyone interested in additive manufacturing to add skills to a resume and or to get continuing education in a growth industry. With the addition of online training to 3DPrint.Com the site is fast becoming the number one resource worldwide for the 3D Printing industry.
3DPrint.Com also includes its sister online resource 3DPrintBoard.Com. This site has over 20,000 members who participate in a 24/7 online discussion forum.
Everyone thinks that Donald Trump is going to pick Giuliani or Romney. I think he selects Senator Corker who head the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Corker has the most experience in international affairs and his selection will not offend the Republican Party or the media. Seems to make the most sense.
Rising Media and 3DR Holdings along with partners in India produced India’s largest 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing Trade Show.
3D Printing is growing rapidly in India along with great manufacturing growth in general taking place in India.
It is great fun and interesting for me to be associated with these shows while I am also able to continue residential real estate in New York City.
Got to see the movie Allied with Brad Pitt and Marion Cottilard. Great suspense and a terrific story. Pitt and Cottilard are electric together. I can see why Angelina Jolie might be upset. I think Cottilard has a Jolie-esque look?