Charles Brown

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PS:126 – Wanhao Sadness

When I started out on the idea of getting a 3D Printer I read reviews, I looked around, wanted a good balance in price/quality/build area – and the reviews from most were the Wanhao Duplicator i3 was the go to printer; it had price, quality, and decent build area compared to others.

Sadly so far my own review is not fairing so well. I’ve hit just about every problem imaginable, I’ve tried throwing a few fixes folks say but then you run into the discussions where one group say “It’s this” and another say “Oh it’s that” personally? I’m starting to think it’s a lemon, or just poorly build where it’s expected the user simply will rebuild it piece by piece.

For now I’m waiting on very slow tech support from the USA branch of Wanhao, I’ve got a thread going on the user group, and I’ve just really with as exhausted as I am, not finding it fun to tinker, was hoping to just create – so thinking sadly things may just sit for a while.

For now, I am going to finish what I can on a server conversion, and go from there.

PS:114 – 3D Printer

Wow a lot to take in, unsure if my current settings are good, but trying the print and learning as I go, I’ll try and update this with a few prints by the end of the day, even if they are messy and funky like the one I did print, I think Hatchbox PLA needs higher heat than what I’m working with – experimenting as I go!

I don’t promise anything as sadly Lilly is a little clingy today, and we aren’t getting much of anything done. Happy Tuesday!

PS:106 – When you can’t sleep…

Lilly had a rough night last night, as did I. She, however, is sleeping awesomely right now which she needs mucho more of!

So when I can’t sleep I try to clear my head, try to stop sorting things out, go blank. I want all the noise to stop. Let’s be honest though – that rarely ever happens.

So last night till about 4:30 AM I was working on a few articles for TFH, Cleaned up FlockHosting.com’s few upgrade glitches, wrote a blog post, newsletter and social posts for Flock’s 14yr celebration, and eventually slept after talking myself out of a drone sunrise 🙂

I did get some good news this morning a box shipped from China, my Wanhao Duplicator i3 V2 is being shipped! I had hoped that I’d get the 2.1 (maybe I did!), but as it stands its the v2 listed so, we’ll see in 2 days (delivery is Wednesday).  I am super pumped, have a handful of prints I want to do, been sorting out to some cool toys and artsy stuff for selling! (Hello Etsy & Farmers Markets!)

My creative feeling is ramping up lately, and this 3D Printer has me excited! TFH has me excited including a re-brand (yes I know I haven’t launched yet) but wanted something more iconic than what I had. I’ll post about it with hopefully a screenshot here this week!

Hoping for a better week. Hoping for even just a better day. Still covet your prayers! Praying things are on a good track!

 

PS:93 – Big Work Push

Taxes off my plate is a HUGE relief, but sadly I can’t play forever! (Though I so wish I could!) My day started with a fussy kiddo, not feeling good at all (teething again). I tried distraction and a drive, she did fair and then blew up all over PizzaRev.

I will say this hands down – PizzaRev on Stockdale is amazing. They cleaned up everything short of me, offered to clean up the table so we could get back to food, but as Lilly did not have it at all and felt bad, I thanked them and headed out. They were awesome. My pizza was all boxed up and delicious, but sadly I was covered in teething puke.

Lilly fell asleep on the drive home, and yes I made a stop @ Costco for Gas! But she slept to the house, and then for a while longer. Poor baby.

I, of course, got back to work, hit some tickets I had started before we left since customers had replied. I have been staging the big migrations I have this weekend for Church & Grace, two servers needing a change of location. Church’s hardware is live already for replacement, now waiting on Grace.

I wish I could get a break in here, but I want to get things back on track, if I can get this migration done solidly I can hopefully get back on track, I am still waiting for word back on a job offer, if it comes in that’d be insanely awesome.

Plenty of other projects on the horizon, more on that soon! Just put in 3 hours of work solidly debugging sites, migrating customers, ordering software licenses, etc. hope to be in bed by 2 am at the latest, but been a wild day, but went a lot more smoothly without so much hanging stress, and hopefully I’ll keep knocking it all down.