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@rasterweb@kbin.social

I live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA and I occasionally make things and post stuff online. Blogging since 1997 and can't seem to stop. Please enjoy these wonderful links to other places:

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If you want it to get worse just change it from a hobby to a business!

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OpenSCAD is great for programmers because you write code to generate 3D objects. If you love Python there are ways to write Python that then generates OpenSCAD code, so that may be worth looking into.

Artemis app broken - is the project still alive?

I've enjoyed using Artemis even though I can't login through it (I'm on kbin). It's been interesting to be a pure lurker instead of an avid commenter like I was on the former site. In the past couple of days, though, Artemis has failed to fetch any new content. Deleting the iOS app and reinstalling through Testflight does...

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My iOS app won't work anymore but I'm trying to be patient and understand that it's an open source project led by one person so there may be delays or issues that prevent progress or even things running smoothly. Hopefully it will return and improve with time.

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The 1983 film War Games is what taught me it was okay to give up...

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"That’s only economical if your time is worth nothing." Well, we should all be able to live lives where we can pursue things that do not have monetary rewards. Obviously not everyone is in that position but perhaps for David Florian exploring and learning and trying things is what makes him happy. Of course for him it probably makes money as well, even if indirectly. The fact that his video got shared means more people will see it, and more views means more money, so there's the value for David Florian. It's also worth considering that in science, it's all about trying things and gathering information that will hopefully lead to new (and hopefully lower cost) capabilities.

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I make money, but I produce entire products that use a 3D printed enclosure along with electronic components and code that I write. Just trying to sell something you printed seems like a terrible business plan.

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Once again the GOP does not care about who or what the people actually vote for.

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The shootings in Milwaukee never seem to stop.

Really? I live in Milwaukee and have yet to witness one or be involved in one... so they can't be going on all the time. I agree with the "post less of this type of stuff" sentiment.

GarlicOS failure

I fired up the Anbernic RG35XX this morning and it worked fine for a bit and then started flashing and games would launch and then immediately quit. The whole screen was flashing / blinking. I tried the stock OS on the original SD card and it worked fine. I ended up doing a fresh install of GarlicOS on a new SD card and that was...

Would You Try New Pastimes If Star Trek Level Medical Care Was Available?

Star Trek’s level of medical care is far more advanced than today’s. As Beckett says in LD, “Doc will wave a light over it.” Yet, in Star Trek people aren’t shown doing hobbies and pastimes that are much different from what’s done now. Still, I wonder about differences in a society where people know they won’t be...

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I think it's the pain of receiving high medical bills which keeps me (and most other US citizens) from doing fun/silly/stupid/risky things...

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So I'm thinking this PICO-8 community could use a list of resources. I'm pretty sure I've seen an "awesome" list as well as a list of links on (ahem) another link aggregator site... If no one else compiles one, I may end up doing it.

OC The fediverse is a privacy nightmare (blog.bloonface.com)

ActivityPub, the protocol that powers the fediverse (including Mastodon – same caveats as the first two times, will be used interchangeably, deal with it) is not private. It is not even semi-private. It is a completely public medium and absolutely nothing posted on it, including direct messages, can be seen as even remotely...

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“The Internet is a privacy nightmare” (Fixed it.)

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Yes! My big boy cat flops down and demands them.

Solder Board - a soldering aid for adding pins to boards (www.printables.com)

I created what I am calling a “Solder Board” which is like a breadboard but with no internal connectors. The solder board is used for soldering of course. Specifically, for soldering pins onto PCBs, and in this case, onto microcontrollers.

3D Printed Solder Board
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Firefox. I love how it integrates with Firefox on the other half dozen devices and computers I use daily.

QWERTYFEST (www.qwertyfest.com)

QWERTYFEST MKE, June 23-25, 2023, is a weekend-long celebration of the 150-year anniversary of the invention/patenting of the typewriter – the same "QWERTY" keyboard we use today! - in Milwaukee. It is not just for writers and typewriter collectors - although we love those people. It's for all who love Milwaukee and art and...

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