What projects are you working on right now?

@brandon KDE e.V. in my role as board member, Kirigami and Plasma Discover with some UX consulting, and web design for foodsharing.

@brandon @colomar KDE ev is the nonprofit that guides the KDE community

@colomar You're pretty deep in the KDE community, that's pretty cool :) What's the biggest thing you're looking forward to that's coming down the pipe for KDE?

@brandon Good question, hard to say. What I'm most looking forward to I guess is when Plasma Mobile will get into the hands of more people through Necunos and Librem 5 and we'll hopefully see some of them developing applications for it. Then it can fully realize its potential.

@brandon According to Taskwarrior:

Project Tasks
(none) 39
alarm 5
btw 1
ldap 4
lmsp 4
lpic-dave 3
radio 4
t-fund 1
v-linad 2
voidpi 4

... I need to get my life in order.

... right after the pub.

@brandon All of them - and I think that's the heart of the problem.

@malin I hear you, project overload is certainly a real thing. I think I can count at least 10 projects that I've attempted to start in the past year

@brandon My repstrap 3D printer, an EMT8 3D printer, a Rostock Delta 3D printer and trying to get good at making 3D printable items with Blender.

@DistroJunkie Have you made anything yet that you'd like to show us? :)

@brandon When the EMT8 is put back together I will. Between a leaking water line and a crew of workers working on our house in preparation for sale, life has been upside down for the last week.

@DistroJunkie Oh shit that's true! Is the work finally coming along well?

@brandon Actually, IDK. It's upside down and I don't have a handle on it. The entire first story of our house is getting texture and paint this week. We've moved just about everything upstairs. If you want to make an omelette, you've got to break some eggs.

@DistroJunkie my goodness...that sounds like a LOT of work, did you buy this house?

@brandon I built it with my own hands, making several considerations for living entirely off the grid. Now we are "mainstreaming" our house to give it a bigger market.

@DistroJunkie o.o dude...that's so cool! Around how much did that cost?

@brandon You can get an Ender3 printer for about $250. Spool of PLA about $25. You'll have assemble the printer and tune it. There's a bunch of cool stuff to print on Thingiverse. Is the hook set?😃

@DistroJunkie I don't understand the hook part, is that a 3D printer reference?

@brandon No. For less than $300 you can get into the 3D printing world. I was hooked for that and now I'm consumed with it.

@DistroJunkie oooh that's what you mean :p well I was never really into 3D design, even though I tried my hand at it a few times, just never really stuck with me.

Though that doesn't mean I'll never try it, I almost did

@DistroJunkie !!! Those are adorable! Are they hard or are they malleable?

@brandon They are made of PLA (PolyLactic Acid). It's a hard, somewhat brittle plastic that you cannot leave in your car when it's warm.

@DistroJunkie Well considering the 3D printer is only $250, I'm not surprised that they use a plastic that melts at such a low temperature

@brandon A $3000 printer can use that same filament. There are different kinds of plastic that you can use. PLA is normally the cheapest, made from dormant considered biodegradable. ABS is much harder to use, costs about the same, smells like crap but is much tougher. PETG costs more, requires a better printer, as does Nylon and TPU.

@DistroJunkie wow, I'm glad to hear that PLA is biodegradable at least

@geniusmusing @brandon I think they did a study somewhere (can't remember where) that showed if it ends up in a landfill, it may never completely break down.

@brandon @distrojunkie I had some PLA in water for over a year at room temp, nothing changed and it still floated.

@geniusmusing @DistroJunkie Huh, that's unfortunate, I wonder who decided it was biodegradeable when it isn't

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