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Joe

Joe

Born in 1975, Joe has always had a fascination with technology, and how things worked. While growing up he was known for taking things apart just to see what made them tick, and while he was not always able to put things back together with any success, the knowledge stuck and he learned from those experiences.

Flash forward a few decades there is very little that Joe cannot successfully fix/rehabilitate. This interest in computers and technology got Joe his first fulltime job in 1994 in computer store while a senior in high school. He was responsible for designing, building and repairing computers. Since then Joe has moved on to many things, but his roots have always been computer related. Joe is currently a Sr Network Engineer for an internet service provider.

Joe’s other hobbies, include playing video games, designing and building Halloween props, electronics, 3d printing, graphic and web design and everything Star Wars.

 

Printers Owned:  Geeetech Perusa i3 Pro C w/ Dual Extruder
  Geeetech MeCreator 2
  M3D Micro
Playing: Fallout 4
  Star Wars Battlefront
  Minecraft
Listening to: SModcast 
  Tell'em Steve Dave 
  Radio Lab 
  Nerdist 
Watching: Star Wars 
  @Midnight
  Gotham
Reading: Mostly Star Wars Novels
  Occasional Magazines
Empire or Republic: Empire
Han shot: First
Gaming Platform: Xbox One
   PC
  PS4 
Stalk me: Thingiverse
 
 

 

Balance

Sunday, 25 September 2016 17:30

There is a balance to all things, especially thing you do in your life. The key is how you handle it, and I am still trying to figure it out. There are times I think I have to many projects; yet I manage to keep things in line. I guess it come with age or a realization you need to stay focused. No matter what one it is, there are honestly days I feel like I am barely keeping things together but somehow I still manage. Anyways, enough on my struggles because these are all first world problems and if it really came down to brass tacks I could always make a choice and put a project on hold. Thankfully I don't have to do that now. 

Thank you everyone for your support, and for stopping by. 

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To the moon and back

Sunday, 18 September 2016 21:12

 Not much to go over this week since our newest adopted kitty has cancer so making sure she is feeling better. I will get back to projects and other things once I know she is happy and feeling better.

Thank you everyone for your support, and for stopping by. 

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Printers be printing

Sunday, 11 September 2016 21:04

Just at the days come and go, the 3d printing industry does not stop. When I first started doing the podcast I was worried that I would not have enough content to talk about, but that looks is not is not the case. I have been able to get lots of articles to talk about and now that I have been doing this for 35 weeks now I have gotten to the point where recording and editing is nowhere near the laborious task it once was. What used to take me days to do now takes a few hours and it is getting better all the time. I find that I have time to do other things like gaming, and spending time with my wife. Does this mean that I have sacrificed quality, no. I like to think I have also been able to elevate the quality of my work, which I think shows with every podcast released. I am not being over confident either. I still take time and enjoy doing what I do. So as time goes on I will keep at it, though I may look at changing the release schedule a little. This is mostly to make sure I get some due time off, and I develop a new project I am working on. This will tie into the podcast and, hopefully, mean I can provide content almost 24 hours a day however I don't want to get to far into this as I still need to develop that idea more. 

Thank you everyone for your support, and for stopping by. 

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Happy Happy, Joy Joy

Sunday, 04 September 2016 04:41

It happened later than I wanted, but I finally got my computer up and working again. It is nice being able to work from my desk again though I can say I was surprised at how well I was able to adapt to using a laptop to do all of my work. I know it was only down for just over a week; it did feel quite a bit longer than that. To top things off I got a cold. The nice thing is that it is a long weekend so I can sleep a lot if necessary.

I should finally be able to print tomorrow. What should I print...? I have a few things in mind. Past that there is not much else to say this week. Have a good Labor Day.

Thank you everyone for your support, and for stopping by. 

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Rollin' like a freight train

Sunday, 28 August 2016 17:51

Since my motherboard died, I have been forced to use my work laptop to do most of my work. It has also been necessary to borrow my wife’s computer to try and get access to my hard drive. Thankfully both of our computers were identical, so booting from my hard drive on her computer will not result in driver / chipset issues. I feel like I am closer, but it takes a while. While I have been out of the PC repair game for some time, thankfully the concepts remain the same. Heck even the utilities are mostly the same, only updated to adapt to the new technologies. My biggest challenge was deciding if I wanted an LGA 1511 or LGA 2011 CPU. The LGA 2011 won out. So, here on Monday I should be ordering my new hardware (motherboard, RAM, CPU and CPU cooler, power supply, and SSD) from Amazon, and I should have them by Wednesday if all goes as planned. I have been getting the rest of the rebuild prepped in the meantime. I have pulled all the old hardware out of my case, it is now sitting on my workbench, sad and alone. Don’t worry little fella, you will have some new tenants soon.

At this time, it looks like I will be 3d printing until late next week with any luck, but I may start twitch streaming my prints live after that time. I will need to pick up a new camera, but I have a line on those already. Stay tuned.

Thank you everyone for your support, and thanks for stopping by. 

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Didn't I just do this?

Sunday, 21 August 2016 04:21

It feels like I just did this yesterday. I guess that is what happens when you have a ton of things to do, but so little time to get them all finished. It all comes down to adjusting and overcoming though. This happens every year and I have learned there is no need to get 'freak out' when it seems like nothing is going to get finished. I know the busy season will slow down soon enough, however it will be peddle to the metal until then. I really don't have to much to say at this time except that I can not say thank you enough to everyone who have send me emails. I appreciate it and read and answer every one when time permits. Besides that I have to get going, but I will be back again next week to do more of the same.

Thank you everyone for your support, and thanks for stopping by. 

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Todo list hype

Sunday, 14 August 2016 15:55

Seems like every year the same thing happens. We plan on what we are going to upgrade, what month we want to do the work, and then throw the plan out the damn window because there is always issues with supplies. It's either hardware availability or some kind of emergency that take focus off the tasks we want to accomplish. In the end it means we have to try and get all the unfinished work done before snow closes the mountain roads. With that said, if I don't respond to anyone fast enough it only because I am up to my eyeball with my 9 to 5 so please be patient with me.

A good amount of news this week with some good articles. 

Thank you everyone for your support, and thanks for stopping by. 

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Thank you sir, may I have another?

Sunday, 07 August 2016 16:25

Seems like the more I stay involved with 3d printing the more things I find I can use it for. I seem to be able to visualize and come up with designs easier and easier which I think is cool. Right now I am still working on new designs. I have a phone mount for our tread mill finished, and I am currently printing an updated design to a GoPro mount. I am also still learning Fusion 360. That is really all that has been going on, so not much more to report.

The lucky person prints are going out this week as well.

Thank you everyone for your support, and thanks for stopping by. 

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Anything but Shelter Woods

Sunday, 31 July 2016 00:19

Over the last week, while I have been busy with work things, I managed to find a little time of the last couple nights to play some Dead by Daylight and having loads of fun doing so. I have enjoyed playing survivor, but I took some time and played the killer last night. My time as the killer was successful. I managed to 4-0 the match. That means no one was able to escape and I was able to sacrifice each player.

I will be working on a couple new designs this weekend with any luck and one of those would mean using Fusion 360 which I am very interested in using. I will also be sending a print to some lucky person so stay tuned.

Thank you everyone for your support, and thanks for stopping by. 

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Keep going

Saturday, 23 July 2016 21:05

As we get farther into summer, the less time I seem to have. I imagine that has to do with the longer days. I am not complaining though because I like to stay busy and the extra light means I can work later and get more finished and if it lets me take care of a extra project for the day then being it on!

Speaking of projects I was able to get all the episodes set for release on YouTube! This was finished on Monday which make me happy since I do not have to worry about that anymore. I will be happier when I am able to do more than just show a boring static image though, but that will come soon enough though.

I have also been working with a company that looks like they may want some consulting and repair work. I will hopefully know more this week since it could be interesting, or they could be blowing smoke up my backside.

Thank you everyone for your support, and thanks for stopping by. 

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