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Cryptocurrency dipshits don't bother follow requesting me btw :dont_at_me:

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“Next time you define or perceive someone as being resilient, look at how you’ve been complicit in underpinning and reinforcing their oppression.”

— Trent Wallace, queer Aboriginal (Wongaibon & Palawa) pro-bono lawyer from Darkinjung country

Ok I have a Lenovo R400 and I’m planning to install Arch on it. Any tips?
If not arch I’ll probably try Xubuntu

Maybe search online for your prospective business name *before* finalising it. Just a suggestion.

so I recovered a literal stack of thinkpads from my college's recycling room yesterday (and a surface pro)

I've been working on this for three months and it's finally done. 78 pages on the history of leather, sluts, and families at US Prides, from 1965 to 1995. Includes background on Pride as a polyvocal celebration and leather as a queer subculture; multifarious sexual and gender expression at Pride; the Lesbian Sex Wars; reaction from the right; and the interplay of radical and normalizing forces within LGBTQ activism.

Printing a quick fan guard from Thingiverse after it bit my finger in testing :blobcat_notamused:

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Forgot to take any pictures, but last night I glued 2mm cork mat to the underside of Princess' bed heater. And she heats up much faster now, only a few minutes! It's also steadier and uses less power. It's very noticeable how much less the room gets heated up during a long print now.

Here’s the fan shroud and fan mounted on the procurve switch and wired into the original fan connector. I connected all the fan tachometer pins together so it won’t complain about having lost 3 of them, and now it happily runs nearly silently!

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I don’t have an oozing problem. What are you talking about?

Starting the print is delayed as the 2mm cork mat I ordered arrived, so I glued it onto the underside of Princess’ print bed using high temperature gasket silicone. This increased thermal insulation should significantly increase the electrical efficiency, and heat-up speed, while adding very little weight.

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Today's several hours of fusion360 modelling has been on this two-part shroud to use a quiet 80mm fan to cool a 1U HP Procurve switch, instead of the noisy 40mm fans inside.

This AU$40 USB cardioid condenser microphone with mount, spring arm and pop filter from Kmart is astonishingly good for the price.

Cardboard prototyping & testing is a crucial step of designing a new thing. This is a soldering fume extractor using a xiaomi air filter.

Someone also nicked the leaded solder *again* and I’m mad about it

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The biggest problem with the Pinecil is that now I know the soldering joy that can be experienced for only US$25, using the crappy soldering stations at work is so much more miserable in comparison

food (vego) 

Aw hell yeah it turned out delicious. This is going in the repertoire for super quick & easy dinner.
I added mandolined zucchinis because they needed eating as well as the kimchi and shallots. I forgot to chop the kimchi at all so it didn’t stick together the best but that was fine, I like having the texture of it still there. Also added some Ssamjang for extra flavour :blobcat_nomcookie:

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