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Tipsheet for new Sovol SV06/SV06+ users

This is the sheet I wish Sovol had put into the box for people new to 3D printing and those unfamiliar with the specific printer. Don’t use the slicer program that comes with the unit The free PrusaSlicer program is my preference. Among other features it offers, you can manually paint on or remove supports. …

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Designing cut and fold projects in Cricut

Recently, I’ve been creating 3D cut and fold patterns for Cricut, and it’s been a learning endeavor. Here are my current suggested best practices. Initial Design in Inkscape The Cricut Design Space program is completely useless as a design environment for custom shapes. I use the free program Inkscape to create my graphics. For roughing …

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If your spouse hates Star Wars…

Antonia Bifano-Freeman asks: If your spouse hates Star Wars, is that grounds for divorce? Antonia, Not by itself. It depends on whether you’re able to shut up about Star Wars.

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On the ratio of known to unknown

Kevin asks: I was promised age would bring wisdom, but that doesn’t seem to be working out in my case. What the hell? Yo. You know what being wrong feels like? It feels like being right. You know what being right feels like? It feels like uncertainty. You don’t get to be right by ignoring …

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Sasquatches in Chicago?

Someone “memed” a comment of mine on Facebook, so possibly you’re here to find out about my series of YA books which include (among many other oddities) a gated community of Sasquatches in a Chicago suburb. I wrote two books in this series so far, but they’re not published yet. Publishing is a long drawn-out …

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New Publication: The Badger’s Game

Cover: The Badger's Game

My first publication on WattPad is a doggie noir short story, The Badger’s Game. I hope you’ll enjoy it!

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Notes from the Westerns of the 2000s panel

The overall trend in Westerns seems to be a branching out into different moods and styles, and cross-genre efforts. The moods/styles list, with examples: Gritty realism — the miniseries Godless is an example. Greater historical realism — too many examples to count. Seems the bar has just generally been raised. Some of this may be …

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Another test posting

Here’s some text. Picture of stuff. This is the stuff. More stuff. More stuff. More stuff. More stuff. More stuff. More stuff. More stuff. More stuff. More stuff. More stuff. More stuff. More stuff. More stuff. More stuff. More stuff. More stuff. More stuff. More stuff. More stuff. More stuff. More stuff. More stuff. More …

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Test post for newsletter subscribers

Hello World! Since this picture shows Babies dressed as superheroes I figured you would want to see it. What about this box? Can you dig it? Thanks and good night.

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The Blundering Earth

When I commented in a Facebook thread recently that the new Netflix production, The Wandering Earth, was beautiful but oh so stupid, someone responded, why do you think this? The physics was sounder than 75% of sci fi films The answer is longer and requires more formatting than can fit in a comment, so I’m …

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