Thursday, April 30, 2015

Upgrading a Solidoodle 2 Pro - Installing Lawsy's MK5 Extruder Assembly with E3D v6 Hotend

My 2012 Solidoodle 2 Pro 3D printer's original extruder got irreparably clogged, so I needed to replace the hotend. I decided to go with an E3D v6 1.75mm hotend (USA). I already upgraded the power supply, removed the original extruder, and assembled the new hotend (see previous posts). Now was the time to actually install it.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Ubuntu Software Updater Complains That Boot Partition is Full

While running the Ubuntu Software Updater, it threw the message:
"The upgrade needs a total of XX.X MB free space on disk '/boot'. Please free at least an additional YY.Y MB of disk space on '/boot'. Empty your trash and remove temporary packages of former installations using 'sudo apt-get clean'."

This is probably because you have a bunch of residual kernels that need to get cleaned out; the steps suggested in the message won't actually fix this problem.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Upgrading a Solidoodle 2 Pro - Assembling an E3D v6 Hotend

My 2012 Solidoodle 2 Pro 3D printer's original extruder got irreparably clogged, so I needed to replace the hotend. I decided to go with an E3D v6 1.75mm hotend (USA). It comes in parts, not assembled, so I had to put it together.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Upgrading a Solidoodle 2 Pro - Disassembling the Extruder

My 2012 Solidoodle 2 Pro 3D printer's original extruder got irreparably clogged, so I needed to replace the hotend. I decided to go with an E3D v6 1.75mm hotend (USA). This necessitated first disassembling the original acrylic, jigsaw extruder.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Upgrading a Solidoodle 2 Pro - Power Supply

My 2012 Solidoodle 2 Pro 3D printer's original extruder got irreparably clogged, so I needed to replace the hotend. I decided to go with an E3D v6 1.75mm hotend (USA). This necessitated upgrading/replacing the power supply as well.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Self-Served Certificate Authority

Creating and running your own certificate authority (CA) is how you can issue your own SSL certificates. This is not for everyone but can save a lot of hassle and money in the right circumstances. Herein I've documented the steps I successfully took to get set up with a CA on Ubuntu Linux using OpenSSL.

[UPDATED Friday, April 9, 2015 (2015/04/09)]

Monday, March 16, 2015

USB Ubuntu installation fails - BOOTMGR is missing

Trying to install Ubuntu Linux using a bootable USB [pen] drive will result in nothing but the message "BOOTMGR is missing" after selecting to boot from the USB drive if the drive is not formatted with the FAT32 filesystem. This is the case even if you use UNetbootin, which only copies files and does not format the drive. You should not stumble into this problem if you use Rufus, although using that may require changing the version of Syslinux that Rufus is using.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Pantheon Realms board game - alpha 1.1

Here is a print & play board game for you. Pantheon Realms (working title) is a board game where each of 3-6 players is an ancient god vying for the humans' faith and to be the head of the first pantheon. Play goes through a number of eras of history and players use their powers (cards) to acquire the most followers (pawns/meeples).

Get it HERE (downloadable from public Google Drive).

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Dynamic DNS For Home Serving With No-IP

Got a pcDuino3S running Linaro 12.07 [Linux] set up to run the No-IP dynamic DNS update client (DUC). These details should also work for a home server running Ubuntu or Lubuntu.

No-IP is a provider of Domain Name (DNS) services, and they have a free tier which you can use to dynamically map a domain name host to your home server's external IP address.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Wireless Drivers on Lubuntu

To get the wireless working on Ubuntu or Lubuntu on a reformatted/repurposed Dell Precision M6400 laptop with a Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01) network controller:
sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree
sudo modprobe b43

Sources

Monday, September 22, 2014

Finding An Artist For The Devil Music Web Comic

This is the story of how we got a web comic artist for the Devil Music comic, by Carly Orosz to accompany her novel by the same title.

tl;dr: Carly selected Candace Ellis, whom we found on deviantART, and the comic is still going!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Limited Landing Page Display

In order to increase awareness and sales ("conversions" of site traffic to customers) of the book "Devil Music" by Carly Orosz, the promotional landing page is now displayed to new visitors instead of the homepage.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Using Sublime Text Editor With PHP

Do you have a brand new installation of the Sublime Text editor which you plan on using for PHP (or any other language which identifies special strings, like variable names, with a symbol, like the dollar sign '$')? Don't forget to change the Preferences > Settings -- Default > "word_separators" to remove that dollar sign (or other symbol). Now your copy-paste won't keep losing your '$'.