cad nauseam


blog nauseam is the blog of Steve Johnson, owner of cad nauseam.


Steve Johnson has been an AutoCAD specialist since 1985. He originally became well known around the world for his infamously large AutoCAD Release 13 Bug List, which he maintained as part of his duties as the Bug Threadmaster of the long-defunct CompuServe ACAD forum. Steve is also a past President of the Western Australian AutoCAD User Group (WAAUG). As a former committee member on the Applications Programming Special Interest Group of the North American Autodesk User Group (NAAUG APPROG SIG), he also contributed to the NAAUG Newsletter. NAAUG has long since been renamed as Autodesk User Group International (AUGI. Steve was part of the AUGI Benchmark Committee, which assisted in the development by Mark Middlebrook of the AUGI Gauge, a comprehensive AutoCAD benchmark.

Steve was also a Vice President of CADLock, Inc. and a contributing editor for Cadalyst magazine, writing the Bug Watch column from 1995.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Information Science) degree. He has developed many hundreds of LISP routines and other AutoCAD customization files in his career and prides himself on producing high quality, low maintenance software.

Steve lives in Perth, the capital city of the state of Western Australia. He enjoys drinking wine, eating Japanese food and driving very fast around corners (not simultaneously). He once played cricket very badly (this is a game like baseball except all the rules are entirely different) and was a keen fencer in his youth. He took a 23-year break from the sport before returning in 2008. His successes at this sport include:

21 Western Australian Veteran Championships
2011 Australian Veteran Sabre Champion
2016 Australian Veteran Foil Champion (50+)
2016 Australian Veteran Sabre Champion (50+)
2016 Asian Masters and Oceania Sabre Champion (50+)
2016 Commonwealth Veteran Sabre Champion (50+)

He speaks enough French to be able to ask for a room with a shower, and enough Japanese to ask you what time the party will start. His other interests include listening to classical and hideously unfashionable progressive rock and metal music, emu wrestling, collecting mushrooms, moderate consumption of Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc and Teppan-Yaki, delicately balancing throttle and steering at the limit of adhesion, and writing about himself in the third person.