Art is one of the people that I'm subscribed to on PeerTube because of his good quality videos. A couple of days ago he released a Kdenlive tutorial for beginners.

peertube.linuxrocks.online/vid

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my half #i3bear half Frankenstein is in the works. upgrading from a BQ hephestos, learned that isn't quite a clone of the prusa so a lot of fiddling. Can't wait for the electronics and firmware challenge. #3printing #3dprinter

Thoughts of Chris Were about YT forcing ads on all content creators and about PeerTube and other alternatives.

peertube.linuxrocks.online/vid

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Johnson’s government is what warlord money buys. It could be seen as the perfect expression of the Pollution Paradox, a concept that I think is essential to understanding our politics. What this means is that the dirtier or more damaging an enterprise is, the more money it must spend on politics to ensure it’s not regulated out of existence. As a result, political funding comes to be dominated by the most harmful companies and oligarchs, which then wield the greatest political influence. They crowd out their more accommodating rivals.
theguardian.com/commentisfree/

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Look at this klein bottle vase my printer made! I'm amazed the printer could print those thin, overhanging lines in the outer shell

Solvespace 3.0rc1 is now available from the official Solvespace website. Solvespace is a light weight and easy to use 3D CAD program (GPL-3.0 license). It's excellent to learn 3d modelling and suitable as a design tool for most hobbyists.

solvespace.com/download.pl

The new table for my 3D printers is ready. I used a nice flat piece of pinewood, that I treated with two layers of finishing oil. The scaffold pipe was from the smaller table that I had before. Finally I can get back to my printing projects.

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Google changed their terms:

"YouTube has the right to monetize all content on the platform and ads may appear on videos from channels not in the Partner Program"

Squeezing creators seems the easy way to add more revenue and satisfy shareholders but cannot go on forever.

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The new printbed finally arrived. Important lesson. An fully open source printer, like the Hephestos 2, is fine but only if the non-printable parts can be bought either in the hardware shop or online. Anyway I going to make a table today for my two printers.

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FreeCAD Debugging - Powerful software programs often have macro programming languages that you can use, and if you kno... - hackaday.com/2020/11/16/freeca #softwaredevelopment #3dprinterhacks #softwarehacks #freecad #python #cad

Until last week invidio.us showed a list of invidious websites (you know the alternative YT user interface) in order of their performance. Apparently this isn't working any more. A shame really because I don't want to go back to YT.

It's been a month since my old BQ Hephestos broke down and I'm still waiting for that replacement printbed. I'm glad I decided to buy another 3dprinter.

For those not familiar with the 3dprinter world. BQ (Spanish based) and BIQU (Chinese based) are different companies that both make 3dprinters.

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I think I got the slicer settings of my new BIQU right and I'm nearing the point that I can finally resume my laser cutter project.

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Peertube live streaming has been merged.. this is really exciting feature! github.com/Chocobozzz/PeerTube

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I want to pick up the pieces and start writing for #WeDistribute again. I've been way off-course for some time with the project, and I tend to sway back and forth from intensely focusing on it to doing nothing with it.

The biggest thing is that I have no idea how I'm supposed to build that momentum again. It's very difficult to write everything yourself, and it's almost just as hard to turn around and try to coordinate with other writers.

I think I'm going to start small by kicking out a few interviews, and see how that goes. Keep an eye out at @blog for future updates?

Cont'd. I've had contact with BIQU and they assured me that it's only the level wheel that was broken and that they will send me another one. So after two nights of assembling, calibration and struggling my first print came off and it doesn't look bad.

Another issue that I had. Somehow the axis didn't move and I had to do a manual factory reset (M502) to get them working. They won't tell you that in the manual...

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I received my 3d printer (BIQU B1) and had a lot of fun unpacking it until I noticed that a knob to level the print bed had been broken off. It also appears that part of the printbed is bended. I guess I'll have to send the printer back to Banggood.😞

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