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concretedog

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Tinkerer, Writer for Hackspace Magazine, Tindie, Kids Code CS, FreeCAD and more. Forged in the heart of a mountain.

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concretedog, to opensource
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I REALLY loved how many people came up to me whilst I was trading to talk about @FreeCAD I freaking LOVED that people knew my tee logo was out of date, loved the excitement people had around the coming V1. Also properly humbling how many of you thanked me for the FreeCAD book. Ace.

jtruk, to random
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🎶 Those milkshakes all get deployed on Farage 🎶

concretedog,
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@jtruk .. and I'm like "I would prefer tar"

concretedog,
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@jtruk lol my alter ego CG has written a few more lines on this.. you'll have a credit in the next book!

concretedog,
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@jtruk there was some lovely tiny crossovers of emf hacker people who know the Rabo/CG stuff and who had preordered the current book... we did under the counter punk art poetry sales in the night market!

concretedog,
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@ExtKits @jtruk good lord... well, it's been a good run, thanks for the friendship

... :)

concretedog,
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@Extelec @ExtKits @jtruk aye indeed. In a bid to really ruin things.. theres bits and bobs online... mostly with old band. But also bits from the recent fundraiser gig.. #VeryRude #NSFW https://youtu.be/Cbq-y5HTZuM?si=JkFEPIOYu11XFPvO

concretedog, to random
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First useful task on @emf re-entry completed this morning... bought my tickets for #OSHCAMP! #wutheringbytes

concretedog, to random
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Well... the traders had an amazing time tonight in the night market.. we had SUCH a laugh and a fair few bevvies! So many silly things were done with the "shrillin chickens" :) Thanks @mattgrayyes

A shrillin chicken being deployed out of the classic "really useless box" design.

concretedog, to random
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In peak #emf2024 style had a message from @mattgrayyes about a box left for me at logistics tent. It is obviously a box full of "shrilling chickens" feel free to come get this most random freebie off me at the null sector night market this evening! We might even be able to fettle em onto a #hexpansion #emf

Edent, to random
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Some of the #EMFCamp infrastructure is pretty warm!

(All infrared photos in this thread are CC BY-SA.)

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concretedog,
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@Edent out of habit I always place my hands on non pin numbers on cash points whilst it asks about language selection and other pre pin stuff... ever since reading cyberia back in the 90's which had mention of this.

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Hmmm looks like I didnt get any workshop tickets in the #emf2024 lottery :( ah well... still lots of fun to be had!

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concretedog,
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@coldclimate tis an excellent event. Coming for OSHCamp as well?

concretedog, to opensource
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I didn't get my ass in gear to do a #StoRPer advert for @emf films crew.. but the sales case I've made deffo has a punky vibe! Come see me and chat at the #emfcamp #nightmarket #opensource #robots

A short clip. I open an old fashioned suitcase covered in stickers, inside is glowing yellow and filled with storper kits.

concretedog,
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@jtruk they are indeed!

rasterweb, to random
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British People, do you actually like cheese & onion? Because I swear there are better flavor combos…

concretedog,
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@rasterweb them is fighting words to a Mancunian.

concretedog, to linux
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I'm interested in hearing about any projects that are targeting ping me if you know of anything. Stuff like this from KDE etc https://eco.kde.org/

concretedog,
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@vsaw @fershad Mostly interested in Linux but erm that's some great stuff right there! Thanks.

concretedog, to random
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Me and Harri tinkering with a bit of garden #bushcraft including a first attempt at a Roycroft frame pack. Such a neat load bearing idea. Might also be a way to get big light boxes across #emfcamp :)

concretedog, to random
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Just uploaded the #freecad files and some stls for a #tildagon #hexpansion model and the one I am printing with an NFC tag embedded. @emf @badge https://www.printables.com/model/881594-tildagon-hexpansion-freecad-templates-and-nfc

concretedog, to cycling
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Met a really interesting person this morning who is setting up a bike business which includes frame building from recycled materials. They want to learn @FreeCAD so they have DL'd my book. I know very little about frames, but I wanted some #CAD practice so... #biketooter #fc3d

Rear view of FreeCAD model of bike frame
Angled view of FreeCAD model of bike frame.

concretedog, to random
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Lovely little sun struck #mosstodon patch spotted on a walk just now.

concretedog, to random
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First little test prints of some glow in the dark @badge shims.. just some M3 bolt holes for now. Will tinker with other ideas in @FreeCAD and hopefully bring odds n sods for trades! :)

Same hexagonal printed parts in the dark showing they are glow in the dark!

concretedog,
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@jtruk ha I'd be thinner with those portions :)

rasterweb, to photography
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I've been experimenting with loading photos not taken on the toy camera and loading them onto the camera just to print them out... I think you need to get a small file size and maybe(?) remove metadata... though it may also be an issue around how some software writes a JPG.

I don't know if anyone else has figured this out yet, but if not, I'm working on it through trial and error.

#ShittyCameraChallenge #photography

concretedog,
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@rasterweb @pwalck @erik @ge0rg @tobbsn I've had another play with GIMP here, I can't get anything to work! I've tried manually creating a small jpg or indeed editing a jpg off the camera and it always breaks. I have checked in gimp and there is no real metadata written about these images etc.

concretedog,
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@rasterweb @pwalck @erik @ge0rg @tobbsn I've tried really small ones.. sub 700.. jpg's taken on the camera are usually over 2.5MB though?

Edent, to random
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Woo! Just put down a deposit on a @frameworkcomputer

Looking forward to running @pop_os_official on it and, hopefully, building some expansion cards 🙂

#FrameWork

concretedog,
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@Edent very very elegant design.

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