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Howard C. Shaw III
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Ripe from Mom's garden. 
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CoffeeSCAD

Trying to build from source, getting error that findit.find did not exist. Checked source of downloaded npm_modules/findit, no find there. Managed to get it to go further by replacing findit.find with findit in two places in the Cakefile.

Then hit error:
src/style/slate/variables.less Error: Command failed: /bin/sh: lessc: not found

npm -g install less // not install lessc, oddly

Repeat
cake.coffescript build

Error:
src/style/slate/theme.less Error: Command failed: NameError: variable @grayDarker is undefined in /home/hshaw/projects/CoffeeSCad/src/style/slate/theme.less on line 15, column 27:
14 background-color: #F7F7F7;
15 border: 1px solid darken(@grayDarker, 5%);
16 text-shadow: none;

Swap for @grayDark, try again... .form-horizontal; is undefined. Whoo boy.

Off to dinner, will poke some more later.
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James put together the extruder assembly he got me. I need to print another pair of gears since it did not come with any and I've misplaced the spare set I had printed. 
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Mission Not So Successful 

I am really rather reluctant to post this but I have been convinced by others that it might be in my own best interest.  As many of you know I ran a successful indieGogo campaign in November to stave off impending eviction. I would have gotten away with it too if it weren't for those meddling..... no actually the kids have nothing to do with it.

Actually one sort of does, my sixth child. Right before the campaign I started an unpaid leave to take care of my newborn daughter, Maya, while my wife finished the semester. 

To make up the income for those weeks, I applied for New Jersey Family Leave insurance.  I got approved for the funds but they both took longer to receive and were capped much lower than anticipated. That is partially my fault as I based my calculations mistakenly on the 2012 cap and not the 2013 cap. 

Thus I essentially had no income in November.  I used some of the campaign funds (the funds paid via paypal were available immediately) to live on (gas, food, some bills etc).  

That being said, I ultimately didn't pay off December's rent. I still owe about half of December's and all of January's.  As I mentioned in my campaign, I do have systems being put into place to avoid this mess in the future but they haven't all come to fruition just yet.

 My website is just about go live (should be up later today at www.pluscliff.com ) and I am building up my portfolio and brushing up my Resume to start seeking illustration work. I am also working on my Zazzle store (http://www.zazzle.com/pluscliffscreations ) and have set up a Patreon account (http://www.patreon.com/pluscliff ). In addition starting in February i will be selling prints at a local Tattoo shop. 

My W2 came in Friday and my wife started filing our taxes, I am just waiting for the state info for the Family Leave Insurance (I opted to have the fed tax taken out) so we can file. The return should have been enough to bring us current and give us some cushion. 

Things started looking up. I am just getting over a cold and began gearing up for a productive weekend. That is, until I opened my email Friday  I got a notice from the landlord saying that if the balance isn't paid in full by Monday they are filing to evict. My heart sank. Unless I happen to get a bunch of commissions this weekend, that is not going to happen. 

Thus this post. 

Order some art! 

PS: While i am in no way asking for donations, I am not above receiving them either. My paypal address is fulloffroth at gmail.
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CoffeeSCAD

Continued build efforts - interestingly, got past the last error (.form-horizontal) with a lucky guess and an npm install bootstrap
Yet I had run npm install -d several times in the CoffeeSCAD folder.

Ran a bunch of manual npm installs for the various items in the require list in the Cakefile. 

Command failed: ParseError: Unrecognised input in /home/hshaw/projects/CoffeeSCad/src/style/coffeescad/bootstrap.less on line 3942, column 3:
3941 .navbar .btn-navbar.active {
3942   background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0) \9;
3943 }

Ran the build a second time, and it moved on to a different error. Hmm.

Skipped the step and tried the serveWatch - it hit an error, but kept going, and gave me the webserver on 8090.

Testing that shows errors in the javascript console:
Uncaught TypeError: Property 'nodeRequire' of object [object Object] is not a function 127.0.0.1:47
Uncaught SyntaxError: Unexpected identifier :8090/app/exporters/bomExporter/bomExporter.js:24
Uncaught SyntaxError: Unexpected identifier :8090/app/exporters/stlExporter/stlExporter.js:24
ArrayBuffer values are deprecated in Blob Constructor. Use ArrayBufferView instead. jszip.js:774
Uncaught TypeError: undefined is not a function simplifiedApi.js:4

Fun, fun.
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A box of old beeswax candles ended up in the fire. The pool of molten wax boiled for a while, then caught fire, while some chemical reaction took place on the opposite side between the heated, liquid wax and the ash, producing a foam.

We are curious to know what reaction this might have been, and why it occurred only in this small region. 
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Most likely, this is not a chemical reaction, but simply water boiling within the complex mixture. The wax is a great fuel and self-sustaining just like other hydrocarbons.

There is an off-chance that something is in the soil/clay around the pit, but the milky consistency has all the familiarity of water mixing with oil.

Boiling water is my instinctual answer +Howard C. Shaw III  
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New update from MorpHex, now can roll using top and bottom together. Looking pretty awesome. Compared to the original, the extra degree of freedom in the top seems to give it more personality - simply in seeing it grasping, my mind wants to impart more agency to it.
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On now!
 
Neil deGrasse Tyson ‏@neiltyson 
14 Billion years in the making: "Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey” tonite on  +COSMOSonTV @FOXTV& later this week in 181 countries on +National Geographic Channels   @NatGeo.
https://twitter.com/neiltyson/status/442735267711967234
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LOVED IT! .....First time I've watched TV in quite a while - still hate the commercials - but it was worth it.
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