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Sunday, 25 September 2016 17:30

Balance

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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Sunday, 18 September 2016 21:12

To the moon and back

 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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Sunday, 11 September 2016 21:04

Printers be printing

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. 

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Sunday, 04 September 2016 04:41

Happy Happy, Joy Joy

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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Sunday, 28 August 2016 17:51

Rollin' like a freight train

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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Sunday, 21 August 2016 04:21

Didn't I just do this?

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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Sunday, 14 August 2016 15:55

Todo list hype

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. 

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Sunday, 07 August 2016 16:25

Thank you sir, may I have another?

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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Saturday, 23 July 2016 21:05

Keep going

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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Sunday, 17 July 2016 17:41

Do the things!

The weeks seem to go by faster and faster in the summer. So many thing to do no matter where I turn. It does not matter if it is at work, at home, or with anything else I have going on. Podcast included. This is not a complaint, because there was a time when I would have liked to have had something to do, however I do wish I had more hours in the day to get it all done. No matter though, things move along, projects get finished, more get and added, and the cycle continues. It's all good and keeps me and my mind fresh. 

Lately I find myself being called into my shop to get some projects started that I have been looking at for the last year. One of those projects is for my wife. It is one of those things that should have done a year ago, but the time has really helped me decide how I want to do design said item (yes I know I'm being vague mostly because it is a surprise and she reads this . - Hi honey!). I know I could have used 3d modeling software to help with this, but I find some things are more fun using the image I have in my head. That is generally how I do the Halloween props build. I will be sure to post progression shots as I start working on it.

I will be spending some time this Tuesday with the North Idaho Computer Users Group doing a 3d printing demonstration and discussion. This should be interesting, exciting, and a little frightening. This will be the first live thing I have done with 3d printing, though I do have more planned. The nice thing is that I was part of the group several years ago, but because of some life events it was one of those things I just had to stop going to. I have been in contact with the members from time to time, but it will be nice to attend a meeting again and see how things have been coming along. Come on by if you are in the area.

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

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