Happy Birthday to Us! As of today, June 2, 2016, CloudCalc, Structural Analysis in the Cloud, officially turns two years old. So far the growth and development of CloudCalc has been as fun, exciting, and unpredictable to watch as that of any human two-year-old. So forgive me if I act like a proud papa and start regaling you with all the cute stories about my baby.
For example, I could tell you about CloudCalc’s overdue delivery. The due date was originally June 1, 2014, but problems arose that caused a complicated delivery. 11 days before the due date, my computer overheated and crashed, threatening an anticipated 10+ day repair period (you can read about that episode here). But things worked out OK, and CloudCalc popped out, ready to meet the world, only one day late, on June 2. Other famous June 2 birthdays? The Rolling Stones’ Charlie Watts, Jerry Mathers (TV’s “the Beaver”), and the Marquis de Sade. Continue reading