EDIT:- Updated to show links from Odysee, as the LBRY.tv web front end is closing… Just after I found it! Odysee is arguably a better interface to the network though, and practically no different in usage.
I have recently heard about LBRY.tv, a video streaming service similar to YouTube, but with the added buzzwords of BLOCKCHAIN PROTOCOL. Being quite enamoured by the fediverse lately, I obviously had to make a channel of my own!
As I have started using the desktop in my house, as well as my laptop, I have also started using Syncthing to keep some of my various projects, org-files and Emacs setup [see below] the same across my devices. As such, Syncthing conflicts have become the bane of my existence, so I had to work out someway to deal with them.
This is my first post in quite some time, as many things have eaten up my free time – namely fatherhood, increased work responsibilities, and a worldwide viral pandemic that we’ll be telling our grandkids about.
Between all these strange life-changing moments, I decided I needed to get some more exercise, and relive some of my youth at the same time. So I did the rational thing, and made a skateboard.
As I used to skate a decade ago, I thought it would be worth getting back on the old plank, but my busted up old setup needed lots of attention – basically starting from scratch. Continue reading “Skateboard Build – Green”
This should be a quick post. After spending far too much time lurking on /g/, I finally took the plunge and looked into the world of Tiling Window Managers.
I generally use a laptop at home (and hate touch pads with passion) so avoid the mouse as much as possible. I’d heard lots of talk of them being great for keyboard-only use, so dipped my toe in and tried a few out… [click the image to go straight to config files]
I’ve started to design as much 15mm sci-fi scenery/terrain as I can before summer, with the hopes of having a sprawling mess of a gaming table for when I can get a proper group together for a while.
First up was a simple barricade, as pictured above – 4 or 5 of these can really help filter movement on the table! All files available from Thingiverse, as per usual – I’ll update this post if I can get better photos after painting.
Here you will find my latest useful creation, a phone mount for my car. It uses the CD slot for mounting, and from their my phone connects to a bluetooth FM transmitter to allow my music/GPS/phone calls to come in over my car radio.
So whilst browsing Google+ one day (yes, someone still uses G+!), I discovered a wargamer playing with some paper miniatures, printed on their normal printer. Just simple silhouettes of modern soldiers, but effective enough for proxies on the cheap.
So I decided to go one better, and 3D print my own equivalent!
It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything… Since being in the new house, tinkering with my 3D printer has absorbed roughly 75% of my free time. Although I got my printer and kit-form (with oh-so-useful hidden instructions written in Chinese), I was fully expecting some work to be involved. But I wasn’t expecting the learning curve I found! See these failed test prints…
3D printing is a wonderful and interesting new technology, but it is not consumer-ready by any stretch of the imagination. If you decide to invest in a 3D printer, prepare to learn everything about how it works. And if you’re not willing to spend many hours tweaking, learning, and failing repeatedly, I recommend not buying a printer. Just order 3D printed objects from a maker online if you desperately need something.
I faced several issues on my journey to reliable prints (and they could still be improved), but below you’ll find my essential setup tips.