Are you getting a Cadalyst newsletter? I know your inbox is full, but these really are valuable. I am kind of partial to the Cadalyst Tips & Tools Weekly, which includes Hot Tip Harry and an assortment of other tips and tricks, but there is about a dozen other available newsletters also, including Robert Green's CAD Manager newsletter.
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Using certain browsers with certain security settings, if you have tried to visit the Cadalyst web site or forums in the last couple of days, you may have received a message saying that the Cadalyst domain was an "attack site".
The fact of the matter is that on Friday, May 7, 2010, the news feed that Cadalyst picks up from Tenlinks.com carried a link to malware, so Google has flagged the entire Cadalyst domain with a warning (seen above) that you may see in your browser.
Rest assured that Cadalyst has cleared up the problem and then filed a request with Google to remove the warning. As of this morning, it still shows up when using Firefox (v3.5.9) and Chrome (v18.104.22.1684). Until Google gets this cleared up, I suggest using IE8 to visit Cadalyst.com, as it does not show this false warning.
Don't be shy, there are tips from reminders about commands to complex autolisp routines, and everything in between (yes, there is even some VBA code). If you are looking for a routine, you can also find almost 10 years of previously published code at http://cadtips.cadalyst.com. What if you are having problems with some existing code? Drop into the one of the many forums out there, including Augi, CadTutor, and of course the Hot Tip Harry forum at Cadalyst, and ask some of the pros.
Starting with the return of the print version, I have agreed to work with Cadalyst to perform the duties of "Hot Tip Harry". Currently, I will be working with the editors to compile and publish your tips in the Hot Tip Harry column. I will also be moderating the Hot Tip Harry CAD forum at Cadalyst.com Feel free to drop by the forums and ask a question, answer a question, or just say hello.
If you want to submit a tip for Hot Tip Harry or for the CadTips site at Cadalyst, please visit this page for the submission guidelines and a link. You can also submit your code to email@example.com
Beginning March 1, Cadalyst will move forward under the direction of a new company, Longitude Media. For the immediate future, Cadalyst readers should notice little change on the surface, at least on the digital side. All aspects of Cadalyst.com will remain largely unchanged for now. All e-newsletters will continue to publish uninterrupted. On the print side, the immediate production schedule of the magazine is up in the air for now as the now available resources are evaluated, however Nancy Johnson, editor-in-chief, says that it is their goal to continue print publishing soon. Nancy also said "As we move ahead, we'll strive to refine and strengthen our focus, continually improve our products, and create resources that are better than ever for our audience and advertisers alike."
Questex Media Group, Inc. announced last week that Cadalyst magazine will become a bimonthly publication starting with the January/February 2009 edition. Do you receive the print edition now? If so, what do you think of this move?