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Norton Security Premium Renewal Scheme

I’ve been using Norton security products since the time of the flood. It works, I have protection for the kids devices as well as mine. Every year close to the end of my subscription I get an email that goes like this. Hi! Your Norton Premium Security subscription is about to expire! Please authorize this […]

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Octoprint and Reverse Proxies

I have two active 3D printers, each hooked up to their own Raspberry Pi 3 running Octoprint. I like to manage them from my iPhone when I’m about. I don’t want to expose my IoT devices to the Internet without some precautions. Here’s how my Internet connected house is setup. The diagram was created and […]

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New Kossel 3D printer

I’ve had my Monoprice Duplicator v2 for almost 2 years and it developed some problems. The firmware lacked safety features I wanted. I could have (maybe) updated the code but I’m not sure how many features would fit. The board on it is an old Melzi clone and I would need to buy another board […]

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This is not a Gutenberg Review, It’s a Blog Post

WordPress users are fantastic. This review and how the reviewer brought it back. My reply is a blog post so here we are and below is my reply. *Reads. STANDS AND APPLAUDS!* Hello Jan. I usually write the text all in plain form inside a blog post, then split it with some h2 h3 h4 […]

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Time-lapse 3D printer videos

I have two 3D printers and each has a webcam. I use Octopi (Octoprint on a Rasberry Pi) and can stop bad prints from my smartphone if I need to. Some materials are difficult to print and hours into it I can cancel the print job. I tried attaching the webcams to the printer’s heated […]

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Wildcard certs via Let’s Encrypt

I just reduced 14 Let's Encrypt certificates down to 2. This is possible because the free service went live for wildcard certs. This has great implications for people who use the WordPress Multisite feature or routinely light up new virtual hosts in the same domain. You can read Let's Encrypt's understated announcement here. On my […]

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Prusa MMU for the MK2s

I think I can call the multi-material upgrade of my Prusa Original i3 Mk2s a success. It took me about a day to put together and another day of tuning but I like the results and the prints look good. Here's what you get with the upgrade kit. A new E3D v6 with multi-material heat […]

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3D Printed WordPress Bow Ties

Sometimes my hobbies cross over into each other. This year I attended WordCamp US in Nashville and had an idea. Why not download and make a bow tie with a WordPress logo on it? First I went to Thingiverse and I quickly found this one. I already had the WordPress logo from converting the SVG […]

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WordPress Is About Responsibility

Your WordPress site (or any web site you put on the Internet) has value. Take care of it, it is your front yard and what the neighbors see. It’s your front office where you invite people to talk or do business with. Own it and take responsibility for it. Recently on the WordPress support forums, […]

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A 3D Printed Dial

I had a broken dial. I also have a 3D printer, so rather than epoxy the heck out of the old one, I designed and printed a replacement. One finished 3D printed part was produced with just a few hours of work. My pool has a salt cell that uses electrolysis to convert salt in […]