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chrishuck

@chrishuck@fosstodon.org

Mechanical Engineer, Cyclist, 3D modeling of all kinds, 3D printing, Linux, programmer. Believer in making things better for everyone

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rasterweb, to random
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Saw this on the way home today… had to pull over, get a photo, and laugh my ass off. 😂

chrishuck,
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@rasterweb I saw one on my way to work the other day and it is the dumbest looking thing I’ve ever seen. “Tell us you’re a douchebag without telling us.”

grimalkina, to random
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This post made me feel like maybe I would consider allowing knowledge about Linux into my brain

https://kind.social/@PurpleJillybeans/112480588977913630

chrishuck,
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@shom @grimalkina It drives me bananas how so many Linux users constantly hop distros and constantly complain about really esoteric problems with software that a majority of users would never want to use. Their machines are in constant flux and most problems are self-inflicted. Then, they criticize users of Ubuntu or Linux Mint because there’s too much stability? 🙄🤦‍♂️

foosel, to random
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I just had to put a post-it with "Gina H?u?ge" on my mailbox because even in 2024 FedEx still doesn't seem to be capable of handling UTF-8 properly, based on the "your package is going to be delivered today" mail I just got...

chrishuck,
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@foosel My dad would often get an L substituted for the C in our last name. So, we’d get mail for The Hulk. My dad’s a large guy, but he’s not green! 😂

mathowie, to random
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You wouldn't last an hour in the asylum where they raised me.

(my flight begins boarding at 5:25am)

chrishuck,
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@mathowie That’s pretty obscene. Nobody should be getting on a plane that early in the morning.

chrishuck,
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@mathowie Airports are basically bizarro world.

chrishuck, to beer
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This is perhaps the funniest beer can design I’ve seen in a while.

I do not feel bad for me for drinking it.

A glass of beer next to a beer can with a whimsical illustration of a person rappelling into a toilet.

mathowie, to random
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trying to wrap my head around the guy in front of me in the airport TSA Pre line who had no idea giant plastic bottles of water you bought at the store weren’t allowed through security.

The rule has been in place for what, 23 years? How did he even end up in the TSA Pre line?

chrishuck,
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@mathowie Definitely a situation when you want to walk up and ask: “Is this your first day?”

chrishuck, to random
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When interviewing for a job 23 years ago, I was asked this same question by a panel of 7 people that were interviewing me through an interpreter.

It wasn’t at a coffee shop, but it still threw 24 year old me for a loop.

From: @sugar
https://goblin.camp/@sugar/112459210590436432

smellsofbikes, to random
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A dubious idea I have about cutting curved dovetails so a box would look like an impossible dovetail box, but would in fact have the top open on an arc rather than a diagonal slide like most impossible dovetails.
The axis of rotation is the left corner, where there's a green line.

chrishuck,
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@mcdanlj @smellsofbikes You guys are going to make me take this on tomorrow. I feel like I need to have this on my desk at work to have some fun with our machinists.

chrishuck,
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@mcdanlj @smellsofbikes Oh, I would just 3D print it. Even with the equipment we have at work, I think it would be a tough sell with the shop manager we have to let me machine such an item. It’s hard enough getting him to make the parts I need for actual work stuff. 🙄

chrishuck,
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@mcdanlj @kbob @smellsofbikes I was about 20 miles into a 60 mile ride today when I realized that figuring out the shape of the dovetail cutters is a simple projection of the final edge onto a plane that passes through the center of rotation. That’s if you want 45-degree dovetails that are equal on all sides. I thought it would be fun to have unequal angles to allow standard cutters, just to make the final result seem even more “impossible”.

humulus, to random
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chrishuck,
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@humulus That’s a big CAD file in any software!

DeltaWye, to random
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Well HOT DAMN I should have been a mechanical engineer!
#freecad #engineeringshitpost #imlearning

chrishuck,
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@DeltaWye Make sure to turn on hidden lines in the side view and add some dimensions for the chamfers. But, most of all, keep learning by doing things like this!!

h_thoreson, to random
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watching slack set itself on fire is like watching the inevitable end of a terrorist group that gets eaten up by an even more radicalized faction of idiots. good riddance

chrishuck,
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@h_thoreson Between Slack and Stack, so much squandered needlessly.

hotdogsladies, to random
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Angus and Malcolm Young hit guitar strings so fucking hard.

AC/DC - "Whole Lotta Rosie" (Live, 1977)

https://youtu.be/CHo2EqDpK7g?si=rHOF31f9oxZ5lJBP&t=20

chrishuck,
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@drdrang @gruber @hotdogsladies Little did I know what I was being born into.

mathowie, to random
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In Houston for another soccer game, this time in the middle of a tornado/flood watch, I guess it’s safe enough to play? ¯_(ツ)_/¯

chrishuck,
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@mathowie I’m amazed they have power. Friends of mine there are still out from yesterday’s mayhem.

jessamyn, to random
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Drop-In Time toots! I made a few little social media posts (thanks Canva!) about the fact that drop-in time exists and it was busy today.

First: a pregame request to track down a fiendishly expensive textbook in a... less expensive form. It's in the 15th edition and I could find the 14th. I respect the rights of authors to make money off of their work but the "No you have to have this edition and we print a new one every year" textbook scene is a racket. Could I find it? Of course I could.

chrishuck,
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@jessamyn All of this is so great. I love hearing stories of people helping others with technology, even when it’s frustrating for all involved, because there are so many moments of delight that can also happen like the Excel 2003 example. Things a lot of us take for granted are so often the key to opening up people’s worlds for the better.

mcdanlj, to random
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Just as the new KP.2 covid variant takes off in the US, North Carolina sends anti-masking legislation through the legislature and passes at least one chamber. We have some immoral legislators.

North Carolina gets some things quite right, but this is not one of them. 😬

chrishuck,
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@mcdanlj Performative ignorance that is just such a bummer.

chrishuck,
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@mcdanlj It’s almost like that if they acknowledge that you shouldn’t expect to be cited, they could actually make that law?

drdrang, to random
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I often get annoyed at how ignorant undecided voters are, but then I remember that about half of the committed voters are even worse.

chrishuck,
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@drdrang The people that want to double down on being a POS just baffle me.

smellsofbikes, to random
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I mean I'm a pretty fast rider but I feel like this is unusually fast...

chrishuck,
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@smellsofbikes Damn it. I forgot to turn off Strava while I ORBITED THE EARTH

chrishuck,
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dnanian, to random
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There’s something bizarrely amusing about the iPad keyboard weighing much more than the iPad itself.

chrishuck,
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@dnanian Need that low COG to keep it from falling over.

hotdogsladies, to random
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Roderick on the Line, Ep. 535: "All the Whys"

The Problem: The cube is always moving through time.

http://www.merlinmann.com/roderick/ep-535-all-the-whys.html

chrishuck,
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@hotdogsladies If you’re ever in Cleveland, you should check out Harvey Pekar’s grave. Funnily enough, it’s right by Eliot Ness’s grave.

foosel, to random
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I just cleared the first level of my first run of 🥳

Having a lot of fun crawling the dungeon and drawing the map, and am starting to get creative (it IS a solo RPG after all!). After I found the third bucket I decided, enough is enough, returned to the Blacksmith I had found and turned one of them into a helmet. All that noise of course triggered a patrol of a guard and their guard dog, but thankfully I rolled well ^^

Really fun game, can recommend!

https://d-r-games.itch.io/2d6dungeon

chrishuck,
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@foosel You’ve definitely piqued my interest in exploring these games. I had no idea how affordable they are for the amount of fun you can have with something so simple.

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