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veen  ·  111 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 16, 2023

Man, this month’s expensive. Now that I have a bunch of free time to fix things in the house and pick up slash revive hobbies, I’m on a spending spree.

The big one is that I bought my first car today. The intersection between “EV with a decent range & fastcharging”, “small and relatively affordable car”, and “actually a good car” turns out to be very small, but we found it in the Peugeot e-208 / Opel Corsa-e. They’re both the same Stellantis car under the hood, the difference is purely in the design. We liked both to drive but the French make some weird ass interior choices. After a year of weird ass interior choices from Volkswagen we opted for the car where the buttons are actually where you expect them to be.

Last week I ordered a new aquarium! After picking up the hobby as a bit of escapism towards nature during lockdowns, I’ve been maintaining a nano tank for a while now. I always wanted a bigger one, especially since we now live in a bigger house, but didn’t get around to it. Now I’m redoing the home office I have the perfect spot for it. I went with a 48 gallon tank from Oase.

I haven’t decided yet on what to fill it with - except one thing. It occurred to me that a tank this big means I have a lot of room for dope, unnecessary follies, so I set myself the challenge to get a 3D printed rollercoaster part for the fishes and plants to weave through as part of the aquascape. My first idea was to make a 3D file and send it off to a print shop, but kleinbl00 convinced me that it’s a better (and much more fun) path to learn some 3D modeling and printing. I always have a hard time denying myself the opportunity to learn a new skill, so the printer came in the mail today. Can’t wait to tinker with that tomorrow!

veen  ·  110 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I call this piece "A Triptych of Progress":

kleinbl00  ·  110 days ago  ·  link  ·  

LOL I call this piece "there must be a better way, this is stupid, surely you haven't backed yourself into that deep of a corner, you need to order connectors and drive to Portland anyway why don't you think on it over the weekend and see if the situation has gotten that desperate"

veen  ·  110 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Can't you...just flatten it?

kleinbl00  ·  110 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Right now? No.

Could I have 'em poke out the other way? Prolly. Can I make it smaller? Not really.

see I don't really have room for screws because I have the master valves back there and they'll penetrate.

And frankly the thing is too big to print flat because my bed isn't that big. Print it at a 45 degree angle so the labels don't look like ass? Well you just gained 41% more length lol.

And this is why I design, then think about it, then go "that's not going to work" and reconsider. Somewhere I have my wire carriers as gothic arches... those didn't print worth a shit. Prolly took 4 iterations to end up with what I did. The ECM schema is on Version 3.