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 Post subject: Looking for Fred Van Sant design
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:29 pm 
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I'm (slowly!) working on updating the facet diagram database on the USFG website. There is an entry for a design named GBbilt, but no picture, .gem, .pdf, or instructions. A Google search indicates that it is in the GO facet diagram database (indirect reference), but I haven't managed to find it. The general search apparently isn't working, and the designer name search apparently only sorts the several hundred pages of diagrams by name. Not even any way to skip ahead in the list.

Does anyone know how to find this design?


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for Fred Van Sant design
PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:53 am 
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I'm (slowly!) working on updating the facet diagram database on the USFG website. There is an entry for a design named GBbilt, but no picture, .gem, .pdf, or instructions. A Google search indicates that it is in the GO facet diagram database (indirect reference), but I haven't managed to find it. The general search apparently isn't working, and the designer name search apparently only sorts the several hundred pages of diagrams by name. Not even any way to skip ahead in the list.

Does anyone know how to find this design?


If you use a Mac or Linux computer, you can use the unix utility grep to search for the string "GBbilt" in the target files. In Windows you could use qgrep or Findstr for the same result.

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I'm no expert on websites, but I don't think I have direct access to the database files on GO.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for Fred Van Sant design
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If you can download the files, you can run grep utilities on those.

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thomas.adamas wrote:
If you can download the files, you can run grep utilities on those.

Have you ever used this database? 391 files, downloadable one at a time in either .pdf or .gem format, neither of which show the ascii strings. I could resurrect my C/C++ compiler and write a program to do it, but I'm not going to :-)

Anyway, I'm now pretty sure that the diagram isn't there now.

A third party once made an experimental database using data from the GO collection (by permission, supposedly) which included that design. That experiment is over, and the actual design files are gone. If this design did come from GO, it apparently isn't there now.

So, unless someone has another source for this, I'll just add a note to the USFG database and skip it.


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https://web.archive.org/web/20070206184 ... GBbilt.pdf

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for Fred Van Sant design
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Thank you, Rej!

Apparently this is one that didn't get ported to the new website. Actually, it looks like someone started the process but didn't get further than entering the name. I had searched the old newsletters, but it doesn't show up there.

Also, thanks for reminding me about the Wayback Machine. A useful tool.


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Originally from the USFG website.

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