Whelp, it looks like I'm building a new workbench which will also enclose the CR10s5, a 3018 CNC router, and an Ender 3v2. I plan to build a separate enclosed cart for my air compressor because, noise. With all of the wood dust in the shop I remember again why I generally avoid building wood structures larger than a breadbox.

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@elb Yeah, I use FF containers and they're definitely not perfect in terms of interaction or underlying implementation. I haven't used FF profiles in any real way as I have just the one.

@mergerg @junkman I'm much less worried about Brave users switching to FF than I am about Chrome users who accept without thinking whatever the Goog does. There's an argument to be made about choosing an engine not controlled by a hypercorp, but that's not today's topic. 🙂

@rohmatsb I suppose that it depends on whether your definition of "works" includes being able to block ads. 🙂

Now that Google is actively breaking ad blockers in Chrome you're all switching to Firefox, right?


I'm in the stage where I have no idea how it'll all go back into place. My shop is like a gooey mess in a cocoon, on the verge of structure and flight.

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I seem to have torn apart most of my shop. It was good fun, though, and tomorrow I get to put it back together in a different configuration. I also tore it apart last Fall so maybe it's a pattern.

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Fun fact: GBP (British Pound) has fallen. £1 = $1.07 today. Was about 1.17 last week.

Also fun fact: EUR has parity with USD.

My laptops on minifree.org are sold in GBP (£), so they're cheaper now, for foreign customers, due to weaker £ value on currency exchange.

If a laptop would have cost you $400 US last week, it will cost you about $365 now, due to exchange rate difference.

Well, I'm building an enclosure for the CR10s5. My shop is drafty and now that we're in Fall the cold and wind are messing with big prints. It'll be tucked under a new bench and I'll enjoy the extra work surface, so it's not a totally useless side project.

@mcdanlj I've noticed that some folks are unfairly hard when people who are "fighting the good fight" are then perceived to be impure. The same people slamming the Framework team on Twitter probably use GMail and YouTube every day.

@mcdanlj I had the same thought. It would be sweet if the Framework folks picked up all of the Pixel customers and it funded more work on modular hardware.

This morning I spent an hour in VR with Alan Kay for a design review of my CAD model of the Alto display. We ended up talking about his experiences with HCI and VR. He was a grad student in Ivan Sutherland's group when they worked on the Sword of Damocles so it was interesting to hear Kay's take on the current state of VR from the perspective of someone who was there at the beginning. All in all, a good morning!

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I replaced the filament sensor and it's worked without trouble for ~10 hours. *whew* That eases my anxiety a bit.

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If you created an imaginary version of your home directory as it will look in 2040, what would it look like?

First file I made for some reason was this one:

-rw-r--r-- 1 joey joey 1.0M Apr 11 2040 amazon-citizenship-card

The really dystopian part of this thought exercise is that borg will not back up that timestamp. It will set it to 2038. And they don't consider this a bug, "timestamps in the far future should not exist anyway"

Seeking a new backup program now, not even kidding.

I know, I know. It's Google. But it's actually really cool that they worked with the Framework team to create a chromebook that is repairable, upgrade-ready, and modular. Pretty much every other Chromebook is insta-trash.

@nff My thought, exactly, though I suspect there's not enough room inside for both an SBC and enough batteries. Maybe a slim printed case adhered to the back could work.

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