December 12, 2009
roses2, shj, slamb,
B i l l 's Work : 57cc2,
ang152a1, ang152a2, ang152a3
November 22, 2009
M Y W O R K: accord,
acostic, acostic2, atrumpet,
pigeon, pigeon2, pbadge,
B i l l 's Work : 10ave,
57cab, bcabin, bchevy,
lv, lv2, lv3, lv4, lv5, pbirds,
Nov. 9, 2009
Can anyone help out a fellow member
.. he's in the fabrication trade.
Our charity for organ donation,
OPEN (organ procurement education network) hit another roadblock in
our quest to get off the ground. A CAD artist my associate, John
Deegan, and I were working with died suddenly due to complications
from a simple clot! We had just started experimenting with an idea to
take "pet pictures" (dog & cat only to start) and
translate the image into a metallic form of keepsake.
John and I felt that this may
be a project that would enable us to work with your entire braintrust
on perfecting. (Instead of searching out another individual artist)
Could you please give us a call
at your convenience to discuss the possibilities?
Multi-Media Solutions Group, LLC
October 12, 2009
M Y W O R K: Cleaned up 43
pages of the Google stuff, Got a lot more to go.
CAMERON: cornero, full,
scene, treeleft, treer
B i l l 's Work : 3cans,
gloves, jalapen3, jalapeno
shovels, spade, tomates,
September 18, 2009
M Y W O R K bananas,
coconut, pineappl, potato, redpot, sweet ,
B i l l 's Work : cam2.
cam5, canelia1, veg1, veg2, veg3,
veg4, veg5, veg6
August 18, 2009
No news is good news.
M Y W O R K keelcorn,
uro, uroborus, world,
spider, spider2, liz,
B i l l 's Work
billh2, billh3, billh4, cnlily,
July 21, 2009
"It's like trying to tell a stranger
about Rock'N'Roll." John Sebastian
Took some members leaving us. Took Cathy
and I working endless hours to dance to Greg's tune. Took a rift
between James and I. Took both Greg and I to realize that he's all
about making bucks and we're all about serious vector design. The
difference between an old stone cutter and some young hot-shot who
thinks monuments are a path to hitting the jackpot. Nothing wrong
with that, but that's not what we're all about - and I should had
been wise enough to spot it from the get-go.
Then two very close friends came down with
cancer and life changed for Cathy and I, suddenly. On one trip
back home from hospital James had asked if after all our work had
Greg produced any new members. I said no but you gotta believe.
James smiled and asked if I knew the lyric to the Loving Spoonful's
DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC? Man, he said a mouthful.
MY WORK: All that Greg stuff, redraw of 10,
CAMERON's Work: chapman,
dog2, dog3. dog4, dog5, dogs, towtr,
B i l l 's Work : bell5,
boat3b, boat3c, boat4a, gullsb,
MAY 1, 2009
On the same day that Greg joined our
service and started a ruckus around here,
a monument builder named CAMERON
also joined. With just as much fanfare,
however, all the celebration was up here
in your central office. Cameron's
last name is Moore. Remember
ShelbyM - M for Moore. That's right, Shelby's
kid brother! Turns out he's an
excellent artist. I posted some of his work today.
They'll be lots moore. Stay tuned.
And what about Greg?
No one actually said not to work with him and his tool.
Many of those who replied agree with
James, more than I, that our formatted
drawings should not leave our site. So
that's the way it will be. To get a DXF or
other vector formats anyone using his tool
must link to here to get it - and have
a full access account. We have also
created a new type of account called a
GIF account. It will be for $20 per
month. That member will be like a half
member - like a browser. They can see and
even copy our GIF images ONLY.
If nothing comes of all this effort and
concessions in a year or two, we will
cancel any further cooperation with Greg -
but we have a good feeling about
As posted in Decemeber, 2009
fees have been rasied to $42.
CAMERON's Work: 1934coup
- also posted here, 55buick,
VERY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!
Our Drawing Board - AKA: YOUR Drawing Board -
has been approached by a new member named Greg who is an ace IBM
program developer to have us team up with a project of his. It is a
web tool that will interface your monument business with your cutter
and supplier - in short: a modified point of sales program that is
web based. Our role is to supply membership and member rights to
those who opt for our services when using his tool. That can afford
us more members and lower our fees. That's good. It can also spread
our designs all over the market...that's OK but could make things a
bit tricky on us when it comes to controlling who's using and where
our designs run off to - - read that as YOUR DESIGNS.
It is a nifty device. Remember our Design a Monument
program? It is exactly like that, with a few less features.
However, as I understand it, Greg has networked it in an advanced way.
Now, this is very important. I will not team
with Greg without a consensus from you. Please visit the
Message Board and review the GREG'S TOOL forum and think this
through. Leave us your ideas as well. The links to Greg's Tool are in
APRIL 13, 2009
Due to an important suggestion from
a new member, we are bringing back the MESSGE BOARD and CHAT. Please
visit it as we will be having an active discussion about our future
in the WHAT WE THINK IS IMPORTANT forum. Click
here to visit the MESSAGE BOARDS
MARCH 27, 2009
M y W o r k: onlimb,
onlimb2, diver1, diver2, lineback,
MARCH 3, 2009
Part of the transition we just made requires
everyone to change their password. You
will be emailed a new password shortly.
M y W o r k: You
have no idea what I've been through...............
B i l l 's Work : tankers,
wiz6, wiz7, wiz8, wiz9, wiz9a,
February 21, 2009
When James goes home, I know we are
all fixed. Now I have to key in all the users and passwords.
Remember, I mistype more often than I know. If you cannot log in
contact me and I'll fix it. I, Joe, will be in New Orleans from
Sunday Feb. 22 until Friday. Mardi Gras and then Biloxi. If you have
trouble, contact me and I will get to it. We're pretty sure all is
back to normal, thank goodness.
A word of Waning:
James has tweaked the system so that we can follow leechers. A leech
is someone who is using a shared password and user-id. So if
you're the type to loan out your user-id and password, beware, one
warning and then you and your leecher friend will be removed from the
system forever. Keep the system fair, after all we're all paying for
it fair and square.
February 20, 2009
We have spent an entire week transferring this
domain (website) from our servers in England to a hosting farm here
in the USA. We closed our English server
down. We shut down our servers in South Carolina and Virginia. And we
wholly expected the new domain on the web farm would 1) Save us
money, and 2) Work like hi-tech. James was impressed, Cathy
couldn't make heads or tails of it, Mark is still trying to make it
work. Me? I think we just wasted our time and money. So we are back
up in England. A thousand apologies for the down time. Those of you
who pushed for this "Cheaper Way To Go." Sorry it did not work.
February 16, 2009
We got problems. Thanks
for all the emails and support, but this may take time. at least a
few days. In a nutshell: many of you have been pushing for us to host
on outside servers to cut fees. I agreed years ago that we ought to
do that And last week I succumbed. But it's not all that simple. And
now that James and I actually made the move, we find problems on all
levels. Not unsurmountable, but plenty enough to cause alarm - and to
be down for a spell. Sorry, yet it will likely decrease the fee
increase due this May. Very likely.
January 12, 2009
M y W o r k:
angelm10, angelm11, angelm12,
angelm13, angelm14, angelm15,
angelm16, angelm8, angelm9, angelm9a,
draco, dragon, scorpiov
nat, moved nat2, pholy,
updated What's New
calculated 2009 fees, filed 2008 tax forms - early. Had to rework
entire SAINTS folder. All 24
Auricchio - Webmaster / Curator