Autodesk Labs Marketing Manager, Amanda Collins, refers to me as the Cal Ripken of blogging. It's because I have posted at least one article every business day since February 14, 2006. I want to keep my streak going. My daughter is learning about the discipline required to blog every day with her What A Thesisblog. The Cal Ripken comparison is not totally accurate since I have help. Cal Ripken trotted onto the field for every game. I have help with blog postings. On Monday, John Schmier provided an article. Today I have one submitted by Software Engineer, Frederic Loranger. Although I typed up this intro, it's like having a "day off" from blogging.
Autodesk recently migrated all of its online user accounts to a single, unified database. During last weekend, many teams at Autodesk worked around the clock to deploy the new consolidated login. Autodesk Labs also worked diligently to make sure that Project Freewheel would be fully integrated in the new consolidated database, and that users would still have access to all their designs and sessions saved on our servers. Here is what the new login dialog looks like:
From the 2776 users that have designs or sessions saved in Project Freewheel, 2401 users were migrated successfully. From the lot, 213 users were "victims" and 162 were not found, for a migration rate of 94% (if we count the victims).
The designs from these users were among the 507,509 unique visitors to Labs technologies. Stay tuned for more information about the new features of Consolidated Login and how to recover your designs and sessions if you are falling in the “victims” category.
Staying on the bleeding edge is alive in the Labs.
Frederic's last part that uses the word "victim" can't help but remind me of that Eagles song from 1982:
Victim of love, I see a broken heart.
I could be wrong, but I'm not.
Victim of love, we're not so far apart,
Show me, what kind of love have you got?
--- "Victim of Love," The Eagles.