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MLE_online

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"An avid builder of contraptions"

Arts-and-crafts supervillain. science writer. vaguely woman-shaped creature. Grandota muy linda.

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My brother left some drops of water on the leaves of one of his house plants that he left outside overnight and now these marks are permanently part of the leaves.

I asked him if the sun caused it, but he assured me that the plant was only outside overnight. The marks have been on the leaves for a year now

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@benjohn next time im over there, if i remember

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The IEB got pressed into light pickup truck duty today

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It worked, but the Pletscher rack was pretty wobbly under that load. A bike trailer would have been much better for this job

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@phillip I will judge because the wobbliness at slow speeds made the bike difficult to steer

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@jarkman @phillip nay. I will just not carry big, heavy, bulky things on top of the rack.

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@FurryBeta It also won't readily cut off my fingers or slice my legs open

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@VE2UWY bullshit bike rack

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Same mom, same dad, same appearance, opposite preferences

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There are so many comfortable, cozy places Lettuce could be sleeping inside the house, but she would rather sleep outside in the ant-infested leaves because she wants to be a feral little goblin cat

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Yesterday was the busiest, go-go-go day I've had in a while.

I had a morning meeting for work over zoom. As soon as that was over, I had to get over to the office, but first, I had to stop by the bike shop to pay the owner for the wheel I bought from him on Sunday.

He wanted to show me some things though, and by the time he was done, I had to hustle as fast as I could to the bus station on my bike, and I just barely made the bus in time.

I rode the bus to work, then had to take care of some work stuff and eat lunch real quick before ceramics class.

Yesterday was the second-to-last day for wet clay before the semester is over, so I was trying to get a lot done. I meant to get out of there by 4:30, but I didn't get out until a little after 5, missing the 5pm bus back home.

So, I was going to wait to catch the 5:30 bus, but it was delayed by 22 minutes.

That was going to ruin my schedule for the evening, because I was already going to have to disembark from the bus partway home to stop by the bar I was at on Saturday -- so I could pick up my hydroflask that I had accidentally left there.

As I sat at the bus stop, I realized that 22 minutes was almost as long as it would take me to ride my bike the 5 miles to the bar. So, I took a gamble that I could beat the bus to the bar if I rode really fast.

I pedaled over there as fast as I could, and when I got there, I was 24 minutes ahead of the bus, and very sweaty.

But that was enough time to sit down and have a beer and a whiskey and cool off before the bus caught up to me.

I did that, stepped outside, rode to the bus stop, and the bus arrived three minutes later.

I rode the bus back to the station, and rode my bike home from there, arriving home 15 minutes before I was supposed to be 20 minutes down the freeway for set build (we're behind schedule and having to work weeknights this week).

I fed the cats, scarfed down a bowl of pasta, grabbed my tools, and drove down to the theater, arriving 13 minutes after I said I would be there.

Then my friend and I hustled on construction, finished a flat, and framed out a second one, and cleaned up in time to be out when the building closed at 10 pm.

I got home at 10:15 pm, took a shower, had a glass of wine, and went to sleep exhausted.

It felt good though!!

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@BsCreativeLife I wish I could keep that pace up every day. It's probably healthy

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We've got this cheap egg cooker that plays the loudest, most terrifying alarm you've ever heard when it's done cooking. My wife requested that I make it "less aggressive" so I hacked it into the most gentle egg cooker of ALL TIME

(warning: probably loud)

Before shot: egg cooker finishing an egg before modification. Jarring alarm goes off, I say "fuck!" After shot: egg cooker finishes. A few moments later, a small mechanical music box next to the cooker starts playing Pachelbel's Canon

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@gvy_dvpont The original alarm is so horrible. Why would they do that lol

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@timonsku It also sounds like phone alert to tell you that there's a severe weather warning and to take shelter

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Avis à toutes les du fedivers! (toutes les femmes.)

Je suis en train de dessiner plein de patrons et j'aurais besoin de mesures! Je vous explique.

Je suis en train de faire quelques modèles "fonds de base" à partir desquels décliner à peu près toutes les sapes du monde sur un logiciel de dessin paramétrique.

Le dessin paramétrique, ça veut juste dire que si je donne suffisamment de points de repère à mon programme, je pourrai justement modifier les mesures que je lui donne sans "casser" le modèle que j'ai dessiné, qui s'adaptera tout seul.

Ce que ça veut dire concrètement :

  • un patron qui n'est pas "le plus proche de ce qui m'ira bien" mais sur mesure, à tous les coups
  • on ne parle plus de tailles (fuck les tailles, toi-même tu sais)

Mais pour pouvoir mettre mes modèles à l'épreuve j'ai besoin d'un max de mesures diversifiées pour le casser jusqu'à ce qu'il ne casse plus (et ça sert à rien de prendre un tableau de mesures normalisées parce que c'est justement ce qu'on veut plus).

Bien sûr j'anonymise complètement vos mesures, j'en fais rien d'autre, et vous avez absolument le droit de ne pas me faire confiance avec ça, je comprendrai tout à fait.

Et bien sûr, les patrons que j'aurai produit avec votre aide seront complètement gratos pour vous.

Soyez patientes, par contre, arriver à des résultats convaincants pourrait me prendre plusieurs mois!

Vous pouvez me DM ou m'envoyer vos tableaux à moe.blacksmith@morayner.org si vous avez la gentillesse de vouloir contribuer à ce projet

(et messieurs, ça vient. juste je m'occupe de nous d'abord.)

Edit : interdiction de rentrer le ventre, prenez vos mesures plutôt confortables que serrées, plusieurs fois pour être sûres. Vous êtes belles anyway, autant être belles ET confortables.

le tableau des différentes mesures numérotées avec leur désignation, pour meilleure compréhension

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@morayner @f4grx Thanks!

I think between Google translate and the diagram, I can figure out what you're looking for

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Busy ceramics day. I finished trimming a little marbled bud case, glazed the geometric mug set, finished building my marbled triangle thing, and got my ring jug and pipes sculpture back from glaze firing

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@vadhakara thank you. It has worked out well so far

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@misternineham It's very cool, but I wish it were bigger. It shrank so much during firing that it barely fits a half cup of liquid now!

Not much good as a canteen, but I guess it could be a flask, right?

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@rose_alibi Thanks! It was such a good challenge to try on the wheel, and I can't wait to try making another bigger one next semester

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@misternineham I'm always saying this!

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I guess the shrinkage was meant to be. This cork I had at home fits the neck of the ring jug perfectly

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This is me! This is why I don't make youtube videos anymore!!

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@billyjoebowers I enjoy the ones that can be background material as well, especially if they're not too loud or busy because they just make it nice relaxing thing to watch without thinking about

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Being needy this morning. Blocking the keyboard. Blocking progress on the crossword puzzle

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@ferrix true!

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I spent way too much time today disassembling two bicycle wheels, so that I could begin the process of transplanting this Sturmey Archer 3 speed hub into a 27 inch rim that will fit my road bike.

While I had the hub free of a wheel, I ended up partially disassembling it so I could clean it and grease it, since it felt pretty gunky and sticky when spinning.

I was too scared to take it completely apart because there are a lot of little pieces inside, but I took it apart enough to get it working well again. It looks much nicer now too

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@HackAWeek I should have 2.8 mm of clearance if I use flat head screws like you see in the illustration. That seems safe to me

If i use button head screws, I have 1.4 mm of clearance, and that doesn't seem like enough

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@MrNick2 like I have any idea what the spoke angle is supposed to be lol. I'm just using some crusty old steel rim

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@MrNick2 I'm hoping since it's only a matter of a couple millimetres that it won't be a big deal because the spoke angle won't be changing much. Machining the adapter with an offset would make it much harder to make

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