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Dimensions (& Don Smiley)

jlpoole
Referencing a 2015 post:
http://forum.openscad.org/Dimension-Parameter-labeling-for-part-diagrams-td15172.html

Don Smiley is attributed as the author of a library module for creating
dimensions with the exclamation
of "the godfather of dimension drawing in OpenSCAD."  Don's domain
cannymachines.com currently
is not resolvable, although WHOIS tells us " Registry Expiry Date:
2021-02-06T19:05:34Z".

Three questions:

1) does anyone know how to reach Don Smiley?

2) Was a high watermark of his library preserved someplace?

3) Does OpenSCAD incorporate a dimensions library in is basic build?

I found a github page at
https://github.com/jeremybennett/scad-examples/blob/master/libraries/dimlines.scad 

that states on line 64: Created by Don Smiley.  I did not find any
mention of dimensions in the
OpenScad documentation, nor in the basic package.

- John

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Re: Dimensions (& Don Smiley)

doug.moen
Here's a copy of Don's web site as it was in October 2020:
https://web.archive.org/web/20201024205816/http://cannymachines.com/

On Tue, Dec 29, 2020, at 11:48 AM, John L. Poole wrote:

> Referencing a 2015 post:
> http://forum.openscad.org/Dimension-Parameter-labeling-for-part-diagrams-td15172.html
>
> Don Smiley is attributed as the author of a library module for creating
> dimensions with the exclamation
> of "the godfather of dimension drawing in OpenSCAD."  Don's domain
> cannymachines.com currently
> is not resolvable, although WHOIS tells us " Registry Expiry Date:
> 2021-02-06T19:05:34Z".
>
> Three questions:
>
> 1) does anyone know how to reach Don Smiley?
>
> 2) Was a high watermark of his library preserved someplace?
>
> 3) Does OpenSCAD incorporate a dimensions library in is basic build?
>
> I found a github page at
> https://github.com/jeremybennett/scad-examples/blob/master/libraries/dimlines.scad 
>
> that states on line 64: Created by Don Smiley.  I did not find any
> mention of dimensions in the
> OpenScad documentation, nor in the basic package.
>
> - John
>
> --
> Email Rider
>
> John Laurence Poole
>
> Salem OR 97301-4241
> 707-812-1323 office
>
>
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Re: Dimensions (& Don Smiley)

jlpoole
Thanks Doug.  Why didn't I think of the Wayback Machine??  Your information caused me to learn that Don Smiley has a github account where his "dimlines" project is stored:
Don also is listed on LinkedIn, though I no longer subscribe to that service so I could not view the profile.

Don's Github activity chart shows he made a commit to another project nine days ago.  I'll try reaching out to him to alert him that his domain cannnymachines.com is failing resolution in DNS.

- John

On Tue, Dec 29, 2020 at 9:01 AM Doug Moen <[hidden email]> wrote:
Here's a copy of Don's web site as it was in October 2020:
https://web.archive.org/web/20201024205816/http://cannymachines.com/

On Tue, Dec 29, 2020, at 11:48 AM, John L. Poole wrote:
> Referencing a 2015 post:
> http://forum.openscad.org/Dimension-Parameter-labeling-for-part-diagrams-td15172.html
>
> Don Smiley is attributed as the author of a library module for creating
> dimensions with the exclamation
> of "the godfather of dimension drawing in OpenSCAD."  Don's domain
> cannymachines.com currently
> is not resolvable, although WHOIS tells us " Registry Expiry Date:
> 2021-02-06T19:05:34Z".
>
> Three questions:
>
> 1) does anyone know how to reach Don Smiley?
>
> 2) Was a high watermark of his library preserved someplace?
>
> 3) Does OpenSCAD incorporate a dimensions library in is basic build?
>
> I found a github page at
> https://github.com/jeremybennett/scad-examples/blob/master/libraries/dimlines.scad
>
> that states on line 64: Created by Don Smiley.  I did not find any
> mention of dimensions in the
> OpenScad documentation, nor in the basic package.
>
> - John
>
> --
> Email Rider
>
> John Laurence Poole
>
> Salem OR 97301-4241
> 707-812-1323 office
>
>
> _______________________________________________
> OpenSCAD mailing list
> [hidden email]
> http://lists.openscad.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss_lists.openscad.org
>

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