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Attended Rock Valley College
Lives in Rockford, Illinois
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Just got a few of my favorite AutoLISP routines working well with AutoCAD 2015.

I tell you, much has changed from r14 - one hurdle was how DYNMODE was messing with usage of program coordinate entry. But turning it off did the trick and it prompted me to go ahead and add some error handlers that were needed but never put in place out of laziness.
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Hah! One of the first things I turn on. Let the blipmode wars begin.
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This. Is. Cool.
 
Scuba Gear From 1911- Time Changes Everything!

This 250-kg (551.86 lb.) diving suit was patented by Chester E. Macduffee in 1911. Think of modern scuba diving suits and gear today compared to then. Wow!

#diving   #scubadiving   #scubagear   #underwater   #theocean  

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I like the attention to detail. Essential to the aquatic tools are hook, grip and nipples. Lol!  I guess things just didn't look right without them.  Great pic
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Alas, poor STEM. I knew him, Horatio
 
Teacher removed for 'dangerous' science projects; supporters rally -- this is where we see the loony left and loony right joining forces in their campaign to bring on the Endarkenment.  And don't you lefties DARE to use as an excuse the fact that the right is crazier!  That may be true (it wasn't, fifty years ago) but it is no excuse.


http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-teacher-suspended-20140409,0,1851167.story
A popular Los Angeles high school science teacher has been suspended after students turned in projects that appeared dangerous to administrators, spurring a campaign calling for his return to the classroom.
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You that knowledge stuff, it be dangerous!  You can't learn physics and chemistry without learning a hundred different ways to make something that could be a "weapon".  Simply choosing not to learn is not the right idea.
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I've never been a big fan of download managers. Here's a list of direct download links for Autodesk 2015 products. Compliments of +CAD Addict 
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Well, after looking at the properties of the downloaded file the is: "Autodesk Download Manager" so maybe I've been hoodwinked. ;-)
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AutoCAD CUI customization - I've done enough damage for the day.
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Interrupting…it’s a bad habit many of us need to break. Today, +Brad Farris  has a story about how his five-year-old son shared a rhyme he learned at pre-school that completely changed his perspective on speaking over others.

How do you curb other people who interrupt you at work?
Interrupting is a bad habit. Brad shares a story about how his 5 year old completely changed his perspective on speaking over others.
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Sadly, my 30 day trial of Autodesk's 2014 Product Design Suite has come to an end. Coming from an antique installation of AutoCAD r14 (which I miraculously have gotten running on Windows 7) I've got to say the PDS package is truly awesome.

Mostly the trial period involved just dabbling with the toys but one thing I enjoyed was the customization of the environment which has always been the thing I like most about AutoCAD - making it work the way I want it to work.

I just finished uninstalling and it seemed a bit odd that involved uninstalling each component separately. About an hour long process.
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Nectar of the Gods. To this day our annual camping weekend we'll knock off half a dozen of these. 
 
I drank more than 1.
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And if there was no Boones, it was RiuniteD'Oro
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Machine Designer, Software Developer
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AutoCAD 3D solid modeling, Custom Machine Design, Delphi Programming.
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  • Engineered Design Solutions
    Machine Designer, Software Developer, 1991 - present
  • Daley Design, Yates American, Clinton Electronics, Atwood Automotive
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Rockford, Illinois
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Machine Designer, 3DModeling in AutoCAD, Software Developer - CadTempo: CAD Time Analytics, DwgGrid: CAD Thumbnail Viewer and Printer
Introduction
I began my career as a draftsman in 1972 after 4 years of drafting classes throughout high school. Several years later I became a machine designer when I worked for Daley Design, a well respected local company doing contract design work and eventually a special machine builder. After a number of years with Daley Design I moved on to a few local companies including Yates American Machine, Barber Colman Automated Mfg. Systems Division, Clinton Electronics, and Atwood Industries. In 1991 I started my own company Engineered Design Solutions after conceiving an idea for a new drinking straw and designing a special machine to produce the straw. I ultimately received an order to build the machine which allowed me to strike out on my own.
 
Here's a few quotes (of my own making) I hope you like and share:
 
I, for one, am glad that the wheel has been re-invented. Multiple times.
 
Innovation: Seeing a sealed box then creating its contents.
 
Conquer space travel and time travel will take care of itself.
 
The key to time travel is live minute to minute and don't sweat the minutiae.
 
If it weren't for industrial art, art museums would still be caves.

Confusius say: He who overfills Zippo lighter make rash decision.
 
When mandated, innovation isn't.
 
I try to stay away from highfalutin words, but invariably fail.
 
Bragging rights
Not so much a bragging right, but an interesting tidbit: After attending a family reunion several years ago I discovered a family ancestor (Joseph Hewes) was a signer of the Declaration of Independence
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