Today, we honor Sandy, the most curious guinea pig I knew, my closest friend for many, many years. She passed away early this morning, circling around once to check on the other pigs, then nestling herself into her favorite little spot one last time.
I’ll always miss the way you’d try and figure out anything. The way you notice everyone coming and demand to boop their nose. The way you’d always remind me that my left shoulder will always be your perch.
Sleep well, my beloved piggie.
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.
"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.
Oh yeah, other reason for this goal: like I said above....the acrylic's cracking and breaking apart on me. Boo.
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
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!
idea: flowchart-oriented technical support wiki
kinda like a support forum, but instead of being oriented for threads containing posts, you ask a question, and replies come like flowchart blocks where you respond to spin it off in a direction
and then if someone else has the same question but a different cause, they can branch it off wherever their problem starts to differ
blocks can be edited, annotated with sources, marked out of date, etc. with the idea being that what starts as a forum-post like "i have this problem please help" grows into a living document for solving that problem
Fwahaha, I'm not sure whether to be proud or ashamed of this. While testing multistream RTP feeds with Janus, I've ended up rolling together an 1195-character-long ffmpeg command. It's ridiculously long hahaha