Jan
14

Going Vegan – Experience Report

A few years ago, I went vegetarian, and then vegan. It was a gradual process, and has worked so well for me, that I feel like a bit of an evangelist – compelled to share it with anybody who will listen. Disclaimer: This…

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Jan
7

Clean Slate

Out with the Old, In with the New. Or so the saying goes. This past week, I’ve been moving into a new computer. I always love moving into a new computer. It’s more than picking a new wallpaper, although that took longer than…

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Dec
31

3d Printing – Zero to Hero – Part 5

Last time we discovered that the FLSun QQ-S profile that comes with Cura 4.3.0 works pretty well, out-of-the-box. Of course there is always room for fine tuning. Unfortunately, I did not make much progress this week, so today, I’m just going to share…

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Dec
24

3d Printing – Zero to Hero – Part 4

Last time we assembled, tested and calibrated the steps per mm of the printer. Now we’ll continue with the calibration steps by pushing some filament through and adjusting the printer profile. Per Filament Calibration Filament Diameter: Average at least 3 readings from a…

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Dec
17

3d Printing – Zero to Hero – Part 3

With the printer and accessories in hand, let’s get started. While the printer arrived quickly, the MicroSD card and PLA filament took longer to get here. FLSun QQ-S Pro Initial impression is that the FLSun QQ-S Pro is well made. While I had…

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Dec
10

3d Printing – Zero to Hero – Part 2

With the 3d printer ordered, (See 3d Printing – Zero to Hero – Part 1) it’s time to round up all the supplies and accessories. Supplies and Accessories A 32GB or smaller MicroSD Card, as the ones commonly included with 3d printers are…

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Dec
3

3d Printing – Zero to Hero – Part 1

Well, not quite zero. I’m a computer guy and web developer with graphics, photography, and printing experience. A bit of a DIYer, and a hobby musician. 3d printers have been in the stores calling me for a number of years. So, when the…

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Nov
26

The Power of Gratitude

While we all feel the urge to get and do more, there is power in taking stock of what is going right in your life, what you already have, and giving thanks to our friends, our customers, and our creator, the universe, whatever…

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Nov
19

A Bigger Why

People often struggle with change. It’s usually because they don’t have a big enough “Why”. Anthony Robbins would call it “Leverage” – all the pleasure you gain if you do it, plus all the pain you will experience if you don’t. There’s usually…

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Nov
12

One Important Thing Today

All too often we get sucked into responding to other people’s requests, and the most important items on our list get pushed out later and later. It’s tough to meet deadlines that way. Start your day with theONE Most Important Thingon your list.…

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