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Commented 1 week ago2020-06-26 22:00:52 UTC in journal: Resin casting Comment #102777
This strongly reminds me of a video I've seen some months ago: Plastic Injection Molding, by the Engineer Guy.

Congrats on your cast little bear. With a few refinements in your technique, you could open your own shop :)). Well, I don't know what I'm talking about, I've never tried this. I only messed around with some liquid resin about 6 years ago, inside my apartment. That was a mistake, the fumes are very powerful and the smell lasts for days until it cures.
Commented 1 month ago2020-06-05 18:33:15 UTC in journal: Granulation Comment #102743
Congrats! Welcome to adulthood.
Commented 1 month ago2020-05-21 10:12:06 UTC in journal: #1 Comment #102734
I come here to read and be inspired by the messengers that have long left this old chamber, who leave words of encouragement and for warming the soul of those who dare to explore the forgotten caverns of the internet.

"Do not despair, you will eventually find human contact again!"

A beacon of light, if I might, is what I leave here in my journey to other points of space. But its light slowly perishes. Ye stranger who comes here, put your hands around it and warm it again!
Commented 1 month ago2020-05-21 10:00:59 UTC in news: Some more... Comment #102733
Well, TWHL reached adulthood this year.
Congrats, TWHL! May you continue to be a great community :D.
Commented 1 month ago2020-05-20 15:24:36 UTC in journal: Me Too Comment #102729
Ah... fresh graduate! Be wary of employers who are counting on HRs to count the accounting internships on your CV because supposedly that counts, it doesn't. It matters how good you are at accounting!

On the account of this journal and through the countless comments, I wish you a very merry birthday - if that's the case, and I hope it counts.
Commented 1 month ago2020-05-20 10:51:30 UTC in journal: Cobalt 5 days ago Comment #102725
Thanks :crowbar: .
The way the PC is positioned right now makes them a bit annoying at night. I've put super low effort into actually buying components with RGBs on them, it's just that almost every component these days has a light slapped to it. I have to see if I can modify the AMD's cooler RGBs to set it to something orange, and the GPU too, to have a blue-orange Portal-ish theme.
Commented 1 month ago2020-05-19 18:54:34 UTC in journal: Gaduation? Gradumacation?! Graduation! Comment #102718
That sounds fantastic!

What did you graduate from?
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Commented 2 months ago2020-04-16 07:30:35 UTC in poll: Virtual Reality Comment #102672
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The sickened part is in relation to the price.
Commented 3 months ago2020-04-07 21:51:44 UTC in journal: Some plans for 2020 uwu Comment #102654
You're really admirable. I wish I had done as much as you do at your age. For me it's quite weird when I realize that I begin learning more and more from people younger than me. In a way it confirms me that the world won't stop and knowledge keeps passing on.
Commented 3 months ago2020-04-07 21:48:26 UTC in journal: My grandfather died Comment #102653
My sincere condolences.
Commented 3 months ago2020-04-07 21:46:36 UTC in journal: Covid19 death of my teacher. Comment #102652
Hope you can pass well over this event. It must be really shitty especially if you cared about him, but even if not, probably a weird experience knowing the ephemerality of life can hit so close.
Take care man.
Commented 3 months ago2020-04-07 21:35:28 UTC in journal: I modded my robovac Comment #102651
Thank you for the boost of confidence.

Well the wind speed, wind vane and rain gauge came as a kit I bought from here. I know it originally from sparkfun (if you search a bit they have a more "complete" solution based on micro::bit - it's more beginner friendly and faster to set up, I had to actually investigate how it works and compute some values for it).
At the time the kit wasn't available at any shop in my country and I could hardly find it even on European sites. It was the most costly of the assembly.
Other sensors are not as expensive. I can find a DHT22 for example, which is used for temperature&humidity, at around 6$-7$. An alternative DHT11, which is less accurate, is dirt cheap at around 2$.

The pole is metallic and made from 2 pieces (telescopic). I actually found an old pipe that was used in heating around the backyard that I reconditioned and painted white. The "base" in which the pole is "planted" was already there. So this cost nothing.
Where I've put this I also had to invest in internet equipment like a router, UPS etc.

I never thought about maintaining a BOM file so I'd have to estimate it at about 400$ until now. But if you already have the infrastructure in place and some other materials (internet connection, a roof maybe where to put this on a tripod with a weight etc., have some resistors and wires and whatnot every hobbyist has lying around at home), this shouldn't cost more than 100$.

Didn't really think of the price in the long term. Having something to do can be fun at times, it's a mood erector.
Commented 3 months ago2020-04-07 08:44:39 UTC in journal: I modded my robovac Comment #102645
@Archie: Nice flying vacuum. This could be used to wireless dry-clean and style your hair without any shampoo. Eco friendly and Greta-approved!

@zeeba-G: nice man! I think I saw your kickstarter before. Right now I'm "isolated" and happen to be near a river, but I live in Europe. Last time I went fishing was maybe 12 or 13 years ago, when my rod got stuck in a tree branch and it broke. Decided fishing is not for me (well, fishing is quite an art to learn and dedicate time to honestly). This rodless thing seems like a fun thing to carry around. I think it should be in any survival kit :D.

@Urby: What was that mod called? The care? The cart? The corn? The crane? Gee man, I just can't remember. Hope you have time to finish it though, can't wait to play it!

As for me... not much. Unfortunately (or fortunately?), even though we're in quarantine and we have to stay at home, I still do home office and honestly it sucks a bit, seems like the 8 hours I'd spend at the office gets spread out to 10-11 at home :\. Sucks my mood to do anything...

I should work on finishing a project I started in December 2018, which I worked on a bit more during the summer of 2019. I've erected (I like this verb) a small weather station with temperature/humidity/pressure/windspeed/wind-direction/raingauge sensors. It's not much, it's based around an ESP8266 chip and it's all custom code but I plan on changing that in the future and base it more on community driven libraries - I have to draw schematics to remember what wires are go where and the code becomes technical debt after a while.
The wind blows and it stands erectedThe wind blows and it stands erected
The things I want to work on it are:
  • better data availability (due to a bug I have to reset it every now and then else it won't transmit data); find a way to store data locally or to a personal repository and reduce dependency on the current cloud store (thingspeak - although thingspeak provides nice graphs and is what I use to consult the data on my phone)
  • create an interface for it
  • add more sensors (light, UV, lightning strike, PM2.5 PM10 etc.)
I've been thinking about adding a radiation sensor just for the lulz for some time now. Unfortunately an off-the-shelf solution is very expensive(though probably calibrated). It would have been great now with the Chernobyl forest fires going on these days - probably the radiation will minimally increase anyway because this is I think about 1000km away, but fun to detect.

Well, I should probably have made a journal post. Probably will at some point. Too lazy now.
Commented 3 months ago2020-03-28 09:08:09 UTC in journal: Coronavirus Comment #102605
I've been in quarantine for 2 weeks now. Where I live, we need a "statement on your own responsibility" that the thing you go out of your house for is justified. Ex: groceries, a short phyisical activity around your home etc. Initially this was imposed by our government only between 10PM-6AM, but people just didn't realize the gravity of the situation and gov realized it had to impose stricter rules and enforce them with the police and military.

I'm doing fine myself, I just fear for my parents who are more vulnerable than me. I'm working from home. Otherwise, I just feel like taking a break from all this imaginary rat race. It's really nice for a change. Eh, maybe I'm a little sad for all the gym progress I've had these months that's going to be lost. I'm trying to compensate with the little I can do in-house.
Commented 3 months ago2020-03-09 21:27:40 UTC in journal: 0x0012 Comment #102575
Happy birth... wait this isn't a birthday jour... ah wait, it is.

Happy birtday Admer!
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Commented 6 months ago2019-12-30 18:43:28 UTC in journal: What do you know? Comment #102490
Happy birthday!
Commented 7 months ago2019-11-30 20:44:28 UTC in journal: Stream Announcements! Comment #102458
I missed it!
Commented 7 months ago2019-11-27 17:39:59 UTC in journal: Stream Announcements! Comment #102453
For me that's exactly 00:00 Friday-Saturday night, so I might actually join if I'm not feeling like crashing in bed.
Commented 7 months ago2019-11-26 14:50:35 UTC in journal: Much more important than a birthday journal Comment #102452
Happy birthday! Scrolling this on my work monitor made me chuckle.
Fun fact: you heart beats about 1 billion times by the time you're 27. Don't quote me on the fact.
Commented 7 months ago2019-11-16 21:19:38 UTC in journal: Atomic Number 28 Comment #102431
Happy birthday!

the nerve some guys have to come here after weeks to wish you a happy birthday, amirite?
Commented 8 months ago2019-10-19 17:21:59 UTC in journal: What a time to be alive... Comment #102353
'PenguinBoy' said:No but really it's:
Pornography = XXX
with three eyes = III
XXXIII = 33 in Roman numerals
'Bruce' said:twhl is beginning to invent the most advanced numeral system in the universe, someone needs to patent it before big companies borrow it to encrypt stuff
I splattered my screen with coke.

Urby, how did you have this idea? Was it a showerthought or a shitthought?
Commented 8 months ago2019-10-18 17:41:38 UTC in journal: I got my braces removed. Comment #102344
Welcome to the smooth teeth club again.
Commented 8 months ago2019-10-18 17:40:59 UTC in journal: What a time to be alive... Comment #102343
Happy birthday!
Commented 9 months ago2019-10-05 21:33:57 UTC in journal: Birthday? Comment #102299
Birthday! Happy.
Commented 9 months ago2019-10-05 21:33:32 UTC in journal: :) Comment #102298
Happy birthday!
Commented 10 months ago2019-09-08 12:26:42 UTC in vault item: Blue Paradise Comment #102259
UrbaNebula" said:Recovered the map from FPS Banana and added the file here.
For a moment there I thought Soup Miner was back.
Commented 10 months ago2019-09-01 19:00:23 UTC in journal: Just one of those days I guess Comment #102241
Happy birthday!
Commented 11 months ago2019-08-04 10:28:32 UTC in journal: It's the thing Comment #102194
Rimrook said:TWHL is the only place I know that does this. I love how it has evolved over the decades.
I accidentally stumbled upon a comment on Interlopers by Jman:
I think what I don't like the most about the modern internet/modding scene is that communities are so impersonal, stuff like Reddit and Twitter I never really notice the same screen names and build up my friends list like I did with these types of forums.

This sums up pretty well what's happening globally. Communities used to be really tight-knit in the past I guess.
I wonder if the facebookification of the internet is correlated with higher degrees of depression.
Commented 11 months ago2019-08-03 18:49:17 UTC in journal: cool smiley guy Comment #102193
Happy birthday!
Commented 11 months ago2019-07-28 07:34:22 UTC in journal: It's the thing Comment #102177
Welp Happy Birthday!
Commented 11 months ago2019-07-15 20:29:27 UTC in journal: Moving forward Comment #102167
Oh my god. Are you up for some drinks next year? I know this pool bar a gentleman in this thread introduced me to.
Commented 11 months ago2019-07-14 18:38:28 UTC in journal: Tibet Comment #102162
Hope you won't have to fool Tibetan guards to wear alpinist sandals so that you can run away from them.
Have a fun time!
Commented 11 months ago2019-07-11 11:53:26 UTC in journal: What to do in London this summer? Comment #102156
Haha, Archie is like a machine you pour alcohol in and fun comes out.
I was absolutely destroyed the next day.
Commented 11 months ago2019-07-11 11:51:35 UTC in journal: Strictly speaking, this is two minutes too late. Comment #102155
Strictly speaking, I was too lazy to post here even though I've seen the post 2 days ago. But I felt the pressure so here it is:

Happy ~1.000.000.000 (that's 1 billion) heartbeats anniversary!
Commented 1 year ago2019-07-04 23:03:10 UTC in journal: What to do in London this summer? Comment #102135
@UrbaNebula: I found a dick in which I could kick him, but I haven't asked if they allow kicking in there...

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Commented 1 year ago2019-07-02 10:42:34 UTC in journal: What to do in London this summer? Comment #102133
I'll probably end up using a Revolut pre-paid. I think it's good for cost control and the exchange rates are quite reasonable. Nevertheless I'll investigate the Oyster card too, might be useful for when/if I come again. I have to get used to the city first.
I see on the Transport for London page that it's easy with any contactless, using the touch in/touch out method Archie talked about. It's explained in detail here. What I'm confused about is if I have to touch the same yellow card reader or there are special "touch out" ones. I guess I'll learn on the spot that.
Thanks for the explanations, Archie!
Commented 1 year ago2019-06-28 10:55:55 UTC in journal: What to do in London this summer? Comment #102127
@Stojke: I will risk it and hope to catch some good weather. Lately I've seen on sat24 that there were days with clear skies :D.

@Satchmo: Yup. Totally reconciled to the fact that it's gonna be expensive.

@Archie: Got the Citymapper as per your recommendation. I can see it's a clusterfuck of lines but hopefully I'll be able to navigate it.

Expect to pay upwards of £15 for every meal
Expensive, but not outrageous. For that price you can get tasty food in some fancy restaurants around here too. Although I hope by "meal" you don't mean a McDonald's cheeseburger.

Buses are unlimited travel for £1.50 in and around London, and are therefore by far the most economical option, followed by the London Overground. An underground journey will cost around £4 per trip. You can pay as you get on to all of these with a contactless bank card/phone, so don't worry about getting an Oyster card or paper tickets.
What does unlimited travel mean? I suppose a ticket is available only for a specific route, until you get off the bus. So the underground is per-trip... hmm. When I was in Madrid, I paid only at the entrance to the underground network and then could switch lines as much as I wanted until I got out again. Paying per trip in that maze sounds like a bad deal :(.
Thanks for the other recommendations, I'll try to check them in the weekend (sorry for the late response but I arrived wasted every evening this week).
As for meeting, yeah! Emergency beer hangs? Totally! That would be totally awesome, though our schedule would intersect in just a few days. I'll PM you the details.

@potatis_invalid: It's not that I wouldn't go there... ok if I have nothing to do maybe I will, but I realized I've mostly visited museums theme with history, cultures, skeletons, stuff like that. I really want something technical now.

@UrbaNebula: I hope UK doesn't steal my heart. Also, if I end up meeting with Archie, do you have anything you'd like me to tell him?
Commented 1 year ago2019-06-22 10:15:34 UTC in journal: My princess, Ivory-Rose - UPDATED July 11th Comment #102113
Hell, my son is nearly 18 months already...
I nearly spat on my monitor reading that, then I read "months" an calmed down.
Commented 1 year ago2019-06-20 19:03:09 UTC in journal: My princess, Ivory-Rose - UPDATED July 11th Comment #102101
I had no idea primary school starts so soon in other countries. I thought everybody goes to kindergarten until 6.
Related to speaking, I also knew someone who couldn't speak until about 3 or 4. I hope this doesn't give false... hope. I think she's a beautiful child and there will be a place for her in this world, it's just that she's going to use a different set of mental tools to navigate the sea of reality.
For my own curiosity, when you say the she's not interested in seeing movies, why exactly? Is also play a subject that needs to have a purpose in her eyes?

Some autists turn out to be badasses. At least that's what Hollywood taught me. See The Accountant and The Big Short.
Commented 1 year ago2019-06-15 07:51:08 UTC in poll: French Bread Showdown Comment #102095
I've eaten a croissant with soup once, and one of my colleagues was literally horrified by the combination.
Commented 1 year ago2019-04-17 20:10:16 UTC in journal: wheres capt? Comment #101955
Let's hope he will visit again.
Commented 1 year ago2019-03-20 17:13:36 UTC in journal: Another Brain Surgery? Comment #101925
My best thoughts go to you and your wife. Hopefully everything will go smoothly!
Commented 1 year ago2019-03-10 11:05:32 UTC in journal: New EP, 3 tracks Comment #101880
Video blocked in country.Video blocked in country.
Why?
Commented 1 year ago2019-03-06 16:44:51 UTC in journal: Mushroom House map, 3D Printed Comment #101860
Seems pretty rough. Can you set a higher resolution for the printing nozzle?

Owning a 3D printer has been a desire for me for quite some time though I'm not sure I'd fully take advantage of it and even a decent entry-level model is between 200$-400$. Right now if I want something printed I'll call some friends who have one.

I'm actually searching for some free 3D modeller I could use to create a structure I need. I've heard good things about FreeCad, though people say it's a complicated. I've dabbled with blender before, but blender is too generic and requires god-level dedication to master it.
Commented 1 year ago2019-02-25 19:59:06 UTC in journal: Prime number Comment #101841
You're in your prime, DiscuStu! Happy birthday!
Commented 1 year ago2019-02-24 17:26:00 UTC in journal: 0x0011 Comment #101830
Happy birthday!
Commented 1 year ago2019-02-13 18:06:49 UTC in journal: When high school rocks Comment #101812
I did a mathematics-informatics high-school, it was certainly over-the-top theoretical compared to what you're presenting here. This actually looks a lot of fun, I would've had a blast at your age! I then got my B.Eng in Electrical, Telecommunications and Theory of Information. No, those are not 3 degrees, it's just the complete name. The "Theory of Information" part was especially hard, it's a lot of statistics and college-level math. Search for Claude Shannon - it's because of him we're able today to transmit information so flawlessly.
I then promptly forgot a lot of shit that I studied and instead became a software engineer (or so they call it, I'm not sure I'm there yet :confused: )... and I might pivot again in the future. Most of what I apply at my job is stuff I learned on my own. I think less that 10% of what I learned in the faculty is useful to me, but I can't complain - it certainly opens your horizons and gives you inspiration - if you forget, at least you have some hints in this domain.
I'm still trying to figure out what masters to pursue in the future.

My point is - life's complicated. Learn, read, play and experiment as much as you can while you're young - it gives you lots of doors you can choose from. It seems that you're fortunate enough to be in a good position to do that, so go on. Just do it ✓
Commented 1 year ago2019-01-10 20:20:30 UTC in journal: Magento 2 Certified! Comment #101723
You rock such a proud face there. Congrats!