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Re: [mach1mach2cnc] Happy New Year .. GoodBye and So long as Head of ArtSoft..

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  • Toma┼ż Kuhl
    Art, thank you very much for everything! Don t ever change. Tomaz ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Message 1 of 49 , Jan 1, 2008
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      Art,

      thank you very much for everything!

      Don't ever change.

      Tomaz
      -------------------------------------------------------
      2007/12/31, Art Fenerty <fenerty@...>:
      >
      > Hello Everyone..
      >
      > First, let me say Happy New Year.! :)
      >
      > Its time for me now to move on as head of Mach3. As you are all aware, Dec
      > 31st is my final day as the head
      > developer of ArtSoft. As of Tomorrow, Brian Barker and his Administration
      > Head ( Scott) , will be taking the reins
      > of the new ArtSoftUSA which is in full control of Mach3. Development will
      > continue after a short period of stabilization
      > and debugging. Give them time and patience for a bit, running ArtSoft is
      > not an easy job, and I tend to leave rather large shoeprints which can be
      > hard to fill. Brain and Scott are very dedicated, and things will progress
      > normally very shortly.
      >
      > I have, for the last 6 years, had the time of my life. I've met so many
      > great people, and had consistently good feedback to
      > keep me boosted and running that it is all something I will miss. Its an
      > amazing business, a fascinating hobby, and there is no end
      > to the directions one can go. It is also a 15 hour a day, 7 day a week
      > job, and has worn me out. I have tried , over the past years,
      > to be as hard working as I could, and to me support was always the first
      > priority. I know from experience its not about the
      > software itself, its about the support. This hobby ( business) is all
      > about helping the users get running. And the users vary widely in knowledge
      > and background, so support is the part that takes the most from you. There
      > are times in the past few years when
      > I felt like screaming, but most of the time its a position where you can
      > feel good about the number of people you've helped.
      > Brian and Scott already know of all the conflicting emotional loads and
      > work loads are perfectly positioned to make this
      > switchover as seamless as possible.
      >
      > You have all been great to me. You've taught me more in 6 years than I
      > could possibly have learned from a engineering
      > course in a university. Both my knowledge of CNC and of programming in
      > general has advanced more than I could have hoped.
      > I wish I had it in me to rewrite everything, the result would be something
      > to behold with what I now know about programming a
      > CNC system. But Mach3 comprises many tens of thousands of lines of code,
      > some new, some old, and all tied tightly together.
      > Some bugs remain, ( as with anything as complex as the Mach series), but
      > support recently has shown just how robust everything has become, so I leave
      > with a great deal of satisfaction for a job as well done as I can do.
      >
      > As I've said before, I am not dying, or disappearing totally, and Ill
      > still be donating code, plugins and things that people will
      > find useful, I have several ideas I wish to work on in the background,
      > undisturbed , so I can concentrate on what Im doing.
      > Every industry, at some point, needs fresh perspective, new ideas, and new
      > energy. Brians ( and Scotts) enthusiasm and
      > youthful energy will inject new purpose into mach3, and I think in the end
      > you'll all be happy with the result. As I get back my energy, and my life,
      > Im sure Ill be able to inject things as a normal user, that as an owner I
      > simply couldn't do.
      >
      > I really cant express how proud I am, that Mach3 actually reached the
      > heights it has. About 12000 registered users worldwide,
      > and support at numbers that don't seem to show that vast of a users base.
      > Its truly a success on a scale I never imagined. Brian
      > and Scott have their jobs cut out for them, but Im very sure they will do
      > well and do right by all of you, because in the end, its all about you and
      > your experiences.
      >
      > At this point, I intend to become a little like a Bill Clinton ( or maybe
      > Bob Dole if your of that ilk) , a roving ambassador for Mach3, sometimes in
      > the news, mostly not. :)
      >
      > You'll see me in the group, and on the forums periodically, and from time
      > to time Ill release something that helps everyone out,
      > but Brian will be the final arbiter of any decisions that occur and any
      > direction Mach3 goes. If you want something, talk to him, work on him, and
      > provide him with the level of support you have provided me over the years. I
      > think you'll find he's as close to an "Art" as you will find anywhere. We
      > "Art's" are a rare species, and not commonly found in general circulation.
      > :) . Only those having run
      > a project like Mach3 will understand that line. :).. LOL..
      >
      > I've watched a great many of you go from "I really don't know anything.."
      > to " Why is it when my g81 is complete, the retract doesn't seem to align
      > with the G99?" , which is a stunning personal growth for many people. It was
      > the main source of my pride in development. Education is the greatest gift
      > one can give, and I like to think I've returned what was given to me by all
      > of you.
      >
      > So to all of you, both new an old, thank you for your support. Thank you
      > for the education and helping me live my dreams.
      > I owe you all a debt of gratitude, and as I move on to do things that I've
      > put on hold these past 6 years, Ill constantly think of you,
      > and the projects you do. Ill watch from the sidelines, and advise where I
      > can. To those hardy old guys that have been with me for the entire 6 years (
      > you know who you are. :) ), stick around, keep the young whippersnappers
      > honest. Keep the flow going,
      > and the software building. To John Prentice in particular, my highest
      > praise. Without John to keep ME honest, and to do the
      > almost impossible job of testing and developing the documentation that has
      > helped literally thousands of people , it would all
      > have been impossible. John is a rare talent, and his dedication to Mach3
      > exceeded the levels I could have hoped for. Finding
      > John was one of the most important things I did in the development of
      > Mach3.
      >
      > Thanks too, to Jason, for his flash work and development. And for sure
      > Benny, without whom the web group would never
      > have been born. Benny was allot more important than many ever knew, his
      > input to Mach3 hugely successful, and though
      > he officially dropped out from full time Mach work near a year ago, he, (
      > like my intent) , never fully left and can still be found
      > flitting about making things like Christmas Web page banners. :) . If Im
      > sure of anything, its that those people will continue
      > to innovate, create and help others on their roads to their end
      > objectives. Its the type of people they are.
      >
      > Sorry for being so long in the tooth on this letter, I really just
      > intended to thank all of you, I know I've missed some, there
      > is no way I could mention all of you personally, there's way too many of
      > you. But I think you all get the idea. Without you,
      > all of you, it never would have worked out, as it is , I leave with the
      > feeling that we did something big, perhaps larger than
      > we know, and perhaps played a part in a larger change in the way the world
      > plays with machines. As I've said many times,
      > there is nothing so satisfying as watching a machine run under computer
      > control. I heard it back from thousands of users
      > over the years, so there must be some truth to it, there's no way around
      > it, we gearheads, love to watch gears move. :)
      >
      > "After his thank you speech, Bilbo put on his curious ring and disappeared
      > before a full house - a real eye opener and perfect exit."
      >
      > Thanks,
      >
      > Art < Putting on his ring... ahhhhh.. my precious...." " >
      >
      > Art@... <Art%40machsupport.com>
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      >
      >
      >


      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    • Dave
      Hi Brian, I just happen to have an analog equipped PLC, connected via Modbus to a PC running Mach 3.0, just waiting for such a plug-in! Obviously an excellent
      Message 49 of 49 , Jan 2, 2008
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        Hi Brian,

        I just happen to have an analog equipped PLC, connected via Modbus to a
        PC running Mach 3.0, just waiting for such a plug-in!

        Obviously an excellent gift choice. (;->)

        I'll try it out and let you know what I find.

        Thanks,

        Dave
        Cole Controls Inc.

        Brian Barker wrote:
        >
        > Dave on the Plugin's page there is a gift for you :)
        >
        > I took part of today and did the THC plugin... it should work... I do
        > not have a way to test it... So if you would like to play with it, it
        > is on the plugin's page at about the bottom. You will have to use modbus
        > to read the analog in for that rev but that can be changed in the
        > future....
        >
        > Thanks
        > Brian
        >
        > Dave wrote:
        > >
        > > Happy New Year - Art and Brian!
        > >
        > > Art, I'm not going to say Happy "Retirement" as I know better. Enjoy
        > > your new found "Time"!
        > >
        > > Regarding Artsoft USA - I think the door has just been cracked on the
        > > potential of Artsoft. Brian, Scott and crew will certainly have their
        > > work cut out for them. But at the same time it must be pretty exciting
        > > to be were you are.
        > >
        > > And of course, Sincerely, Thank you for the help and support!
        > >
        > > I'm really looking forward to working with you guys in the future.
        > >
        > > Best Regards,
        > >
        > > Dave
        > > Cole Controls Inc.
        > >
        > > Art Fenerty wrote:
        > > >
        > > > Hello Everyone..
        > > >
        > > > First, let me say Happy New Year.! :)
        > > >
        > > > Its time for me now to move on as head of Mach3. As you are all aware,
        > > > Dec 31st is my final day as the head
        > > > developer of ArtSoft. As of Tomorrow, Brian Barker and his
        > > > Administration Head ( Scott) , will be taking the reins
        > > > of the new ArtSoftUSA which is in full control of Mach3. Development
        > > > will continue after a short period of stabilization
        > > > and debugging. Give them time and patience for a bit, running ArtSoft
        > > > is not an easy job, and I tend to leave rather large shoeprints which
        > > > can be hard to fill. Brain and Scott are very dedicated, and things
        > > > will progress normally very shortly.
        > > >
        > > > I have, for the last 6 years, had the time of my life. I've met so
        > > > many great people, and had consistently good feedback to
        > > > keep me boosted and running that it is all something I will miss. Its
        > > > an amazing business, a fascinating hobby, and there is no end
        > > > to the directions one can go. It is also a 15 hour a day, 7 day a week
        > > > job, and has worn me out. I have tried , over the past years,
        > > > to be as hard working as I could, and to me support was always the
        > > > first priority. I know from experience its not about the
        > > > software itself, its about the support. This hobby ( business) is all
        > > > about helping the users get running. And the users vary widely in
        > > > knowledge and background, so support is the part that takes the most
        > > > from you. There are times in the past few years when
        > > > I felt like screaming, but most of the time its a position where you
        > > > can feel good about the number of people you've helped.
        > > > Brian and Scott already know of all the conflicting emotional loads
        > > > and work loads are perfectly positioned to make this
        > > > switchover as seamless as possible.
        > > >
        > > > You have all been great to me. You've taught me more in 6 years than I
        > > > could possibly have learned from a engineering
        > > > course in a university. Both my knowledge of CNC and of programming in
        > > > general has advanced more than I could have hoped.
        > > > I wish I had it in me to rewrite everything, the result would be
        > > > something to behold with what I now know about programming a
        > > > CNC system. But Mach3 comprises many tens of thousands of lines of
        > > > code, some new, some old, and all tied tightly together.
        > > > Some bugs remain, ( as with anything as complex as the Mach series),
        > > > but support recently has shown just how robust everything has become,
        > > > so I leave with a great deal of satisfaction for a job as well done as
        > > > I can do.
        > > >
        > > > As I've said before, I am not dying, or disappearing totally, and Ill
        > > > still be donating code, plugins and things that people will
        > > > find useful, I have several ideas I wish to work on in the background,
        > > > undisturbed , so I can concentrate on what Im doing.
        > > > Every industry, at some point, needs fresh perspective, new ideas, and
        > > > new energy. Brians ( and Scotts) enthusiasm and
        > > > youthful energy will inject new purpose into mach3, and I think in the
        > > > end you'll all be happy with the result. As I get back my energy, and
        > > > my life, Im sure Ill be able to inject things as a normal user, that
        > > > as an owner I simply couldn't do.
        > > >
        > > > I really cant express how proud I am, that Mach3 actually reached the
        > > > heights it has. About 12000 registered users worldwide,
        > > > and support at numbers that don't seem to show that vast of a users
        > > > base. Its truly a success on a scale I never imagined. Brian
        > > > and Scott have their jobs cut out for them, but Im very sure they will
        > > > do well and do right by all of you, because in the end, its all about
        > > > you and your experiences.
        > > >
        > > > At this point, I intend to become a little like a Bill Clinton ( or
        > > > maybe Bob Dole if your of that ilk) , a roving ambassador for Mach3,
        > > > sometimes in the news, mostly not. :)
        > > >
        > > > You'll see me in the group, and on the forums periodically, and from
        > > > time to time Ill release something that helps everyone out,
        > > > but Brian will be the final arbiter of any decisions that occur and
        > > > any direction Mach3 goes. If you want something, talk to him, work on
        > > > him, and provide him with the level of support you have provided me
        > > > over the years. I think you'll find he's as close to an "Art" as you
        > > > will find anywhere. We "Art's" are a rare species, and not commonly
        > > > found in general circulation. :) . Only those having run
        > > > a project like Mach3 will understand that line. :).. LOL..
        > > >
        > > > I've watched a great many of you go from "I really don't know
        > > > anything.." to " Why is it when my g81 is complete, the retract
        > > > doesn't seem to align with the G99?" , which is a stunning personal
        > > > growth for many people. It was the main source of my pride in
        > > > development. Education is the greatest gift one can give, and I like
        > > > to think I've returned what was given to me by all of you.
        > > >
        > > > So to all of you, both new an old, thank you for your support. Thank
        > > > you for the education and helping me live my dreams.
        > > > I owe you all a debt of gratitude, and as I move on to do things that
        > > > I've put on hold these past 6 years, Ill constantly think of you,
        > > > and the projects you do. Ill watch from the sidelines, and advise
        > > > where I can. To those hardy old guys that have been with me for the
        > > > entire 6 years ( you know who you are. :) ), stick around, keep the
        > > > young whippersnappers honest. Keep the flow going,
        > > > and the software building. To John Prentice in particular, my highest
        > > > praise. Without John to keep ME honest, and to do the
        > > > almost impossible job of testing and developing the documentation that
        > > > has helped literally thousands of people , it would all
        > > > have been impossible. John is a rare talent, and his dedication to
        > > > Mach3 exceeded the levels I could have hoped for. Finding
        > > > John was one of the most important things I did in the development of
        > > > Mach3.
        > > >
        > > > Thanks too, to Jason, for his flash work and development. And for sure
        > > > Benny, without whom the web group would never
        > > > have been born. Benny was allot more important than many ever knew,
        > > > his input to Mach3 hugely successful, and though
        > > > he officially dropped out from full time Mach work near a year ago,
        > > > he, ( like my intent) , never fully left and can still be found
        > > > flitting about making things like Christmas Web page banners. :) . If
        > > > Im sure of anything, its that those people will continue
        > > > to innovate, create and help others on their roads to their end
        > > > objectives. Its the type of people they are.
        > > >
        > > > Sorry for being so long in the tooth on this letter, I really just
        > > > intended to thank all of you, I know I've missed some, there
        > > > is no way I could mention all of you personally, there's way too many
        > > > of you. But I think you all get the idea. Without you,
        > > > all of you, it never would have worked out, as it is , I leave with
        > > > the feeling that we did something big, perhaps larger than
        > > > we know, and perhaps played a part in a larger change in the way the
        > > > world plays with machines. As I've said many times,
        > > > there is nothing so satisfying as watching a machine run under
        > > > computer control. I heard it back from thousands of users
        > > > over the years, so there must be some truth to it, there's no way
        > > > around it, we gearheads, love to watch gears move. :)
        > > >
        > > > "After his thank you speech, Bilbo put on his curious ring and
        > > > disappeared before a full house - a real eye opener and perfect exit."
        > > >
        > > > Thanks,
        > > >
        > > > Art < Putting on his ring... ahhhhh.. my precious...." " >
        > > >
        > > > Art@... <mailto:Art%40machsupport.com>
        > <mailto:Art%40machsupport.com>
        > > <mailto:Art%40machsupport.com>
        > > >
        > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        > > >
        > > >
        > >
        > >
        >
        >
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