Hobbies

Some Space in the Attic

The BLOG for “The Hobbyist Machine Shop” has lived with it own private URL (http://thmsblog.com) since conception. It always was a bit extravagant for it to have a private domain. I was young and reckless in those days and new domain registrations were cheap. Now retired, I look for more conservative ways to do things. A blog for “The hobbyist Machine Store” should live in a sub-domain of “The Hobbyist Machine Store”. It does not...

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Can’t Stand the Heat?

The Intel NUC has been having “fainting” spells. Lots of write up about the problem in the Intel NUC forums and elsewhere on the internet. No one has the cause so therefore no solution. It is a random but re-occurring act. I thought it might be the new embedded Linux feature. I disabled that feature but it has not proven to have been a contributing cause. Just about every component and accessory has been questioned....

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Seizure Research

I thought researching something as mundane as what type of anti-seize compound would be proper for my 3D printer nozzle would be an easy task. What I found was a few standard ingredients for a variety of applications. But then a very poor (meaning non-specific) explanation of how, when, where each “blend” of materials should be selected. What this indicates is not many makers of the anti-seize material have taken the time and effort to...

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Playing in the Sandbox

Sandbox is a name I gave to my Linux computer years ago. It recently was disintegrated by a lighting strike. That’s speaking (writing) figuratively as it didn’t really turn into dust. But the end result is the same. I now have my sandbox II operating. I still call it “sandbox” on my network. The roman II is not necessary. This sandbox is a dual boot Intel NUC7. It will selectively run either LMDE (Linux Mint...

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