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Hi, I'm ar. You can also know me from other places as arachnist, or Robert Gerus. I do vaguely devops-ish stuff for living and sometimes in my spare time too.
IRL you can sometimes find me at the local hackerspace (

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"Oh dear, you have a lot of... things."
The cyborg looked up. "The word is prosthetics."
"So much machinery. Don't you worry you will stop being human?"
"Oh, there is a line I will not cross."
"What line is that?"
"I will not question another person's humanity."
#MicroFiction #SmallStories #TootFic

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And the part printed out. It fits where I want it, but it will require some more fixes.

Most notably:
* TPU overhangs are bad; the holes for the m3 nut and screw look worse than I expected them to
* I probably want some more plastic on the part where the screws are mounted
* The mounting is a bit too loose on the bicycle, so I'll need to make the hole a tiny bit smaller, and maybe look into incorporating some actual non-slippery rubber in there; the TPU i have is too smooth and slippery
* Use black TPU for the final part; decided to do the first version in green to make all the defects more noticable, but the rest of my bicycle is mostly black, so…

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Since I have a working bicycle again, (something something supply chain something something broken unobtainium - 122T belt), I decyded to design and print myself a holder for my phone, to have things like basic navigation easily accessible.

Designed the part that should clip on a part of the handlebar assembly and gonna test if it fits :)

Designing this in Solvespace, as that's the one CAD program that doesn't hurt my brain, and printing the part that clips on the bicycle in TPU

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And finished. It's gorgeous :blobcatAstonished:

Not yet fully cleaned-up, but already all but one link can articulate.

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Almost done, about an hour left, but I'm going to sleep now, so won't see it until morning

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It's starting to look like a dragon now, and it looks like the articulating parts will actually be able to articulate :3

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I got a fancy new roll of filament called "magicPLA Parrot"[0] and decided to print a nice model of articulated print-in-place dragon that @madargon found [1]

Had some adhesion issues at first, but after turning up the bed temperature a bit, and slowing down the first two layers, it's printing well so far.


And I actually have two of these now, one bottom with a green line, and one without; and one lid with the ironing of top layer, and one without

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Yesterday at the Hackerspace, @madargon printed a cute little box with fancy art on the lid. The one she printed out there was nice in gray, but I decided to see how it would look when printed with a color change for the last few layers. The preview looked nice enough, so here it is

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Ok. This is a serious one. Please, share but vote only "I would like to know as well" if you don't know what this is about.

Is Systemd really THAT bad?

#gentoo #openrc #systemd #controversy #alpine #alpinelinux #fedora #redhat #debian #ubuntu

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Another print at the Warsaw Hackerspace with @madargon

This time an octocat, but not github-style :blobcatbrokenheart: because we don't like github

A lot more cat-like than that one :blobcatAww:

Will need a lot of cleanup because of the brim connecting the small tentacle parts, but should be doable

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It’s kind of sad watching chunks of Fedi having to relearn lessons from the 90’s like “running a community website is hard, and the ‘community’ part is harder than the ‘website’ part”

And “any entitled, demanding users in the community will tend to rapidly push the people donating their time and money to run the site to just pack up and quit”

Maybe don’t be a dick to your instance admins and mods — when it’s not worth it to run a community as a volunteer, corps end up doing it for profit, and we’ve already seen how that pans out

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dude just gave me written permission to hack his company to win a petty twitter argument instead of fixing a fucking vuln i reported to them

he just gave me written permission to fuck with his live customerbase and his support staff and get paid for it
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