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No matter which social network you're on, following a diverse group of people helps you taking a peek at the other side of your personal filter bubble.

You don't have to agree with everything and everyone, but please, at least try to listen to people and their opinions.

It will help you appreciate your own life, and may just make you a little wiser.

My shirt arrived... and it's got several holes in the fabric 😞

Any fans on here? I'm so excited for this year's - my favorite slam of the four. Who are you rooting for?

Oh, and of course that also means you can get away with not having the latest, most expensive gaming hardware.

...and by the time you get to play a game they actually ironed out all the release bugs, too.

A couple of years ago I had to basically skip a year or two of video gaming.

Now I mostly buy games released a year or two ago. Since they're dirt cheap at that point, I never manage to close that gap - and I still safe a ton of money.

I can only recommend having a bit of patience... don't buy games as soon as they're out. The price will drop in no time.

I've just been waiting for a Raspberry Pi to boot up. After about 10 minutes with no sign of life, I checked up on it and realized I had not inserted the SD card into the slot, but instead dropped it into the case, where it's now stuck below the PCB board.

I'm apparently useless.

Here's another example for tree-style supports: "cute little dragon"

This required some tweezers, because the support was stuck to a bunch of small details, but as you can see it tore right off in 4 big pieces, without damaging the print.

If you're an avid 3d printer and haven't tried tree-style supports, I can't recommend it highly enough. This is a game-changer: I used to hate printing with supports, but these fall right of your model when you're done printing 😍

Every second HDMI cable in store is being advertised with "High Speed Ethernet Support" on its packaging.

... and yet I have never-ever seen a single device that makes use of that feature. Have you?

"Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs"

-- Farrah Gray

experts among you:

I have a ton of old Pis just collecting dust, but I don't have a spare model 3 right now. Is a first generation Raspberry Pi good enough to run as a gcode-proxy with a web-cam attached to it?

In other words: I slice my models on the desktop, I just need the Pi to feed the printer with data and monitor it.

Careful, 3D printing is an absolutely addictive hobby. To see a string of plastic melt into (pretty much) whatever shape you please feels unbelievably satisfying and is mesmerizing to observe.

The more I think about it, I do have a rather specific need in a 3D design tool:

I'm mostly trying to build space efficient / well designed cases for ESP/Arduino devices, along with a couple of sensors & attachments (e.g. temperature/humidity/motion sensors, LED display etc).

All their physical dimensions and pin layouts are well defined, so surely there must be some kind of tool, which comes with design templates and can auto-arrange an efficient case for you?

Right?! Please say I'm right.

I'm still looking for a beginner friendly 3D object design tool. I'm aware of FreeCAD, OpenSCAD and the likes, of course, but either I'm missing a helpful tutorial (links appreciated!) or I'm just too much of a noob when it comes to designing things.

What's your favorite tool?

Starting tomorrow GitHub apparently gives users on the free plan unlimited private repositories. About time in my opinion.

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