32 years ago today, Darkel's Lucky Guess--known to more than a few of you as Mr. Byte--came into our world, and eight weeks later Carol and I took home our very first bichon puppy. Although not show quality, Mr. Byte was a spectacular dog, and even seventeen years after his passing we miss him terribly.
Oh, and there's a browser-based CAD system that was created with 3D printing in mind: TinkerCAD. Have not used it and generally don't like browser-based software (what if I develop skills with it and then it goes away?) but it's a niche that had to be filled.
If the elderly--who have nothing if not life experience--are peculiarly vulnerable to scammers, it may be due to the failing of a region of the brain that acts as a "crook detector." I agree: smug, smirky mouths are not the signs of integrity. Nor is the desire to run for office.
Lazarus 1.0.4 is out. It's a bug-fix release, but bug fixes are good to have. I've already been messing with it, and I'm starting to think the product has really quite sincerely arrived. Get it here. Many components and demos available here.