Today is July 4 - Independence day - recognition of the day the Declaration of Independence was first read publicly by Colonel John Nixon. (Although actually it occurred on July 8, 1776.) The 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence did not sign at the same time, nor did they sign on July 4, 1776. The official event occurred on August 2, 1776, when 50 men signed it. source: PurpleTrail.com Perhaps we should take the day off on August 2 as well?
Autodesk employees in the United States have the day off to celebrate the founding of our country. As he has the desire to be the next Les Stroud or Bear Grillis, Shaan Hurley is probably off in the woods somewhere. So for those of you submitting feedback on our technology previews on the Autodesk Labs site, fear not, we will answer tomorrow. For now, we will enjoy the day.
As we do every year on this day, only relaxation is alive in the lab today.