Context: about 10 years ago was when I first started to learn LaTeX for a math course...and also about the time I found this lovely background by ATSkill: atskill.deviantart.com/art/Iso

TeXnicCenter on Windows 7 (then 8, soon after) was my first TeX IDE - it's clunky in many ways but just feels right even all these years later.

Just need to get my mental speed back up to the point where I can type TeX fluently without thinking...I'm pretty close, but not as fast as when I was a kid. I type much faster now, though, so that kinda offsets things :)

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My big work project's been shipped off to the production facility for in-situ testing, so time for me to write documentation...and spruce up my (physical/virtual) desktops.

Finally set my background I've had forever...writing up docs in TeXnicCenter...feels like I've teleported back in time 10 years!

Hey @kdy, my home timeline is suddenly empty...is this a known issue or a config error on my end? :)

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With 20 you think you know the world.
With 30 you think you know your friends.
With 40 you start questioning if you even know yourself.

I'm so grateful for large pockets...yay needing to carry medical stuff as part of my EDC.

At bare minimum during springtime: keys, wallet, phone, Auvi-Q, inhaler, Patanol. (And usually my IEMs and Leatherman...)

Funny enough, one of the textured sides of my wallet has been pressed flat over the years from being squished against various phones :)

Well crap, I just crossthreaded the heat block on my delta printer’s hot end. Looovely.

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Alright, fediverse film festival it is. I'll start working on the logistics.

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My friends are way too kind...I have a Stream Deck now thanks to them :)

Now to get a bunch of scripting working with it hahahaha

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If you make a piece of software, and people are required to use that piece of software in order to, say, pay for their housing or groceries or pay back a loan, you are on the hook to make sure that software works for _every single person_ who needs to use it.

All of them.

Every screen reader user. Every person with muscle issues who can't use a mouse. Everyone who doesn't speak English. Everyone with three first names, or no last name. Everyone who is Irish or Jewish and has a ' in their name. Everyone with slow internet.

EVERY person.

"Oh we don't have the resources to do that!" Great. Then you don't have the resources to make and sell that kind of software. Pack up and go home.

Listening to Apocalyptic Love again tonight - and remembering the time I first heard it. A musical group I was traveling with rented a bus for transport, and the bus company sent us a party bus instead since they were out of anything else.

So we had a lil' party on the way up and one of my friends started playing Anastasia. Been one of my audio test tracks ever since.

Finally fixed my broken comments on my blog and moved to selfhosted Commento. I jumped on Commento when it was new and free but totally forgot about it for...years...and it's been sitting on my site broken since lol.

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Schedule padding is a vital part of engineering.

New bracket printed and installed. Not my cleanest print but not bad.

The old one was literally being held together by its paper backing >.<

Oh yeah, other reason for this goal: like I said above....the acrylic's cracking and breaking apart on me. Boo.

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My silly endgame goal with this frankendelta is to learn enough CAD to design a set of parts to make it fully-RepRappable in a sense. :) (That is, to replace parts ship-of-Theseus style until most-to-all of the parts are either printable or available off-the-shelf.)

The base printer is an EZT T1 with some weird MKS Gen L clone board and a handful of cracked acrylic pieces. I also swapped the extruder/effector/hotend with a printed mount, E3D Lite6, and a $10 Titan clone, since those failed on mine. Would be neat to have a set of files and a BoM for "here, convert any EZT T1 into a better printer." I also half wonder if some of the pieces could be simplified - after all, we are no longer bound by the limitations of an acrylic flatpack.

The big things I'd need to redesign:
- Upper triangular panel
- Filament holder
- Pulley brackets (already done, one broke on me)
- Limit switch mounts
- Base triangular panel (probably best to break into smaller prints)
- Motor mounts and lower structural pieces

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Frankendelta printer update: Klipper is klipping along smoothly. BLTouch is connected, delta calibration complete. Still a bit of skew on the XY dimensions, and the extruder calibration is a big ol' guesstimate right now, but we're printing ok Benchies!

Next to do:
- Dial in a solid first layer
- Design replacement mounts for the limit switches...one's cracked and threatening to fall off
- Calibrate pressure advance

@linear so your talk about klipper a while back reminded me that my franken-delta-printer's been packed away for a while...thought i'd pull it out again and convert it over from repetier.

holy cow klipper's good!

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did you know? you can ask me to search for files on your computer!

i might not find them, or i might not want to do it

but you can ask :blobcat:

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