Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Not much happening today. We may see a slight increase in cloud cover as a minor trough works into Ohio, but those clouds will not yield any significant moisture. Temps stay near normal, thanks to cloud interference. We can see some scattered showers develop along the frontal boundary well past midnight tonight and then through the day tomorrow. This will bring rains from a few hundredths to .4″ to about 70% of the state from I-70 south. But, we see just a mix of clouds and sun from I 70 north in Ohio tomorrow. Dry Friday with full sunshine.On Saturday, we still are watching a bit of moisture in far NW Ohio and far SE. There may be a little bit of “fill in” over the northern third of the state later Saturday afternoon, but generally, we still look for a large part of the state to be precipitation free. Rains in the NW and SE will be up to .3″ with coverage limited to 30%. There clearly will be better rain off to the north and west of Ohio.We are partly to mostly sunny and dry from this Sunday on through next Thursday. Temps will be normal to a bit above, as south-southwest flow continues to warm us. A cold front finally arrives next Friday, bringing some rain potential, and cooler temps. Rains Friday will be from a few hundredths to .25″, mostly from US 30 northward. Then we see temps fall off into the start of the extended period, where temps go below normal.10 day rain potentialDry for the start of the 11-16 day extended period on Saturday and Sunday (5th and 6th). Clouds increase Monday the 7th with a chance of late showers there. We expect only a few hundredths to a tenth or so, with 60% coverage. Then dry for Tuesday and Wednesday (8th-9th), before we see good rains Thursday the 10th, up to half an inch and 80% coverage.
Tags:#enterprise#news#Products#saas Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Salesforce.com announced today that Facebook, citing scalability benefits, has selected Salesforce.com’s Sales Cloud 2 as its CRM solution. Facebook’s been growing fast: last year it took in $700 million and expects to reach $1 billion in revenue this year. In Q1 of this year, Facebook surpassed both Yahoo! and Microsoft in total ads displayed. The company is certainly in need of a scalable sales solution.According to Salesforce.com, Facebook replaced its own in-house CRM system Sales Cloud 2 after considering the benefits of using a SaaS CRM solution instead of maintaining its own system. Facebook has already deployed Sales Cloud 2 to its sales staff and integrated the software with six other existing systems.Sales Cloud 2 is Salesforce.com’s sales automation suite featuring its own social networking system Chatter, among other features. Salesforce.com has previously offered a Salesforce.com and Facebook mashup called originally called FaceForce and now called Facebook Connector, but it’s not clear whether Facebook will be using either Chatter or Facebook Connector internally. Update: Faceforce developer Clara Shih has clarified that FaceForce/Facebook Connector is not an official Salesforce.com offering. IT + Project Management: A Love Affair klint finley
Combine multiple text animators in After Effects to create overshoot for a great-looking organic animation!Text animators in After Effects are awesome. They allow you to have great, complex text animations while being able to make easy modifications to the text’s content. Here’s how to make one of my favorite quick animations: 3D flip down text with some overshoot.First, type out your text in a new layer. This animation works best with multiple lines of text.Next, you’ll want to twirl down the text settings, click on the “Animate” arrow, and select “Enable Per-character 3d”. This lets After Effect’s text animators see each letter as a separate 3D object for animation purposes.Now we get down to the actual animation. Click the animate arrow again, and select “Rotation” to add a text animator with a rotation property. Now that our anchor point is set correctly, we’ll change the X Rotation so that the text rotates away from the camera by about 90º. So what’s missing with the above? It feels a little flat, and some overshoot would do it some good. Overshoot is when the animation goes past it’s end point, then settles back to where it should end. To do this with text animators, we’ll a second text animator for rotation. Go back to to the “Animate” arrow and select “rotation”. This will add a brand new text animator with rotation properties.What we want to do is set the rotation to indicate how much overshoot we want to see. I chose –30º.We need to change the Range Selector for this text animator to “Lines” like the first one, but we’re going to set the Shape to “Round”, which will make it go from the start value to the value indicated below, then back.We’ll add two keyframe to change the second text animator’s offset from –100% to 100%, just like the first animator, and there you go! Now that our properties are set, we’ll do a little work on the timing of the animation. Twirl down the “Range Selector”, and “Advanced” inside that. We’ll set the animation to be based on “Lines” instead of “Characters”, change the Shape to “Ramp Up”, and set both Ease High and Ease Low to 100%.Now that all of our options are set, all we need to do is keyframe the Offset from –100% to 100% and you’ll see something like the below. We also want the text to fade in so you don’t see it before it flips down, so we’ll click on the “Add” arrow under the text animator and select “Opacity”, then set that to 0%. We’re going to be adjusting the X Rotation, but if you try to change the rotation now, you’ll notice that the anchor point is mid-letter. That’s not particularly helpful for our animation, where we want the text to flip down from above. You could adjust the anchor point using another text animator, but there’s actually an easier way…Above the text animator, you’ll see “More Options”. Twirl that down and you’ll see the two values that will let us change where the rotation is anchored to: Anchor Point Grouping and Grouping Alignment. We’ll change Anchor Point grouping to “line” so that the anchor point is the same for each line, and we’ll move the Grouping alignment so that the mark (shown below – you may want to click the image to enlarge) is just above the line of text. This is where the text will flip down from. The second animator give it a nice little overshoot, which adds a bit of organic motion to the movement. It’s fun to experiment with multiple text animators, instead of trying to cram everything into one. Text animators are incredibly powerful, and one of my favorite After Effects features. Hopefully you’ll find new ways to use them in your work!
Swarn Singh Virk kept the Indian interest alive in the rowing competition of the London Olympics as he progressed to the quarter-finals of the men’s singles sculls after quelling a late challenge from his South Korean rival in the repechage round on Sunday. In the men’s lightweight double sculls event, the Indian duo of Sandeep Kumar and Manjeet Singh finished fourth in the heats. They will compete in the repechage round on Tuesday.Swarn, who had to compete in the repechage round after finishing fourth in the heats on Saturday, took 7:00.49 to complete the 2-km distance at the Eton Dorney Rowing Centre.The 23-year-old from Punjab had clocked 6:54.04 in the heats on Saturday.South Korean Kim Dongyong, who clocked 7:03.91 to finish second, also made it to the quarter-finals which will be held on Tuesday.Swarn led the five-rower race from the start itself and only Kim gave him competition while the others fell behind. At the 500m mark, Swarn was leading by half-a-boat and he stretched it to a lead of a boat by the halfway mark, which he maintained till the 1500m mark.In the last 500m, Kim made a last-ditch effort to catch up with Swarn, but the Indian not only held off the challenge but also stretched the lead to win the race by one-and-a-half boat.In the men’s lightweight double sculls event, however, the Indians had to fight with Egypt to avoid finishing last in the five-team field.They were fourth in the first 500m, fifth in the 1000m and 1500m mark and then made a late surge to finish fourth in in 6:56.60 in the 2km race.advertisementThe Italian team won the race in 6:35.72 while Portugal(6:37.91) and Canada(6:42.59) were second and third respectively.