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I need your support

Most of you probably know that OctoPrint’s development has been heavily sponsored by BQ since August 2014, mostly by employing me (Gina Häußge) full time for working on it. If you've been following OctoPrint since before that, you've seen what enormous change in pace that has allowed me to achieve and what it has made possible. To give just one example, the plugin system was a behemoth to implement and I wouldn't have been able to make it this powerful without being able to concentrate on it exclusively.

All this would not have been possible if OctoPrint hadn't become my full time project. It wouldn't have been possible if I'd had to try to get this work done on evenings, weekends or my vacations, constantly losing focus and having to recover my steps. So far, the bill for this heavy involvement on my part has been paid by BQ. And if you look into the commit history, it becomes pretty evident how heavy that involvement really is. Sadly, due to reasons that are beyond my control, BQ’s patronage is not possible much longer. I'm indescribably grateful they've sponsored my work for as long as they did, and I fully understand the reason why that's simply not possible any more now.

I think I've created a very powerful piece of software here. I enjoy working on it, I enjoy helping people by enabling them to optimize and automate their 3d printing workflow, on top of remote controlling and monitoring their machines. I would love to continue to work full time on OctoPrint, to keep implementing the many ideas I've envisioned for it but have not yet gotten around to, like a way more granular access control system, even more extendability, making it easier to support additional printer protocols via plugins and so on. But since I have bills to pay, it isn't enough for me to love what I'm doing here, I also need to be able to afford that dedication. In a nutshell, it is plain impossible for me to spend this much time and energy on something that is not my job.

You've seen what I've been able to do over the past couple of years. I promise you that if I'm able to continue working at this level of involvement, more awesome things are going to happen. If you love OctoPrint and believe in its potential and my skills to get it there, please consider supporting me on Patreon.

My contract with BQ ends in a couple of weeks. I should hopefully still be able to continue working on OctoPrint for some time after this, to see if it becomes financially viable to commit to do this long term through community funding.

If it doesn't, I'll have to find myself a regular full time job again, and - to be completely honest here - that would probably be the end of my involvement in OctoPrint. I maintained and developed this project for one and a half years next to a full time day job as a software architect before I got hired by BQ, and from that experience I know that this won't work. I can't do this properly as an after-hours/weekend side project, and I also won't attempt that anymore considering what it did to my life and health the last time. I'm telling you this because I think I have to give you all the facts to enable you to see the whole picture and to make an informed decision, and this is sadly how things are.

But no matter how things turn out, OctoPrint will of course stay open source, and you’ll always have what’s already there to use and improve on, even if I have to step away from it.

TLDR Please support me on Patreon.

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re #ISH2015  and universal design for bathrooms (~ Barrierefreies Bauen): of all manufacturers that exhibited their plans for universal design bathrooms (which btw isn't a contemporary trend, but a legal norm), ONLY Samsung SDI really hit it spot on.

https://twitter.com/saniblog/status/575953617368301568

And the irony is that this sub-branch of Samsung SDI only provides the material ("Staron Solid Surfaces"), yet their (wheelchaired) designer created the ultimate solution for a hotel bathroom that follows the guidelines of universal design. 
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Nice! And as not everyone is willing to store his/her data in the cloud (~ sync your address book with Google & Co.), it would be interesting to have a storage concept for user settings that goes beyond the usual multimedia content stored on such cards.
Also, is this the rise of even more mobile devices that will eventually substitute a local computer? (~ Motorola Lapdock, which flopped).

http://www.theverge.com/2015/3/2/8131739/microsd-card-200gb-biggest-ever-sandisk
It was only a year ago that SanDisk unveiled the first ever 128GB microSD card. Now, at Mobile World Congress, the company has upped the stakes once again, announcing a microSD card with an...
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Die 68. Ausgabe des Webmontag Frankfurt hat mal wieder sehr viel Spaß gemacht und war ein solcher Erfolg (über 200 Besucher!), dass ich kurz zum Event gebloggt habe: http://www.wmfra.de/2015/02/10/ueberragend.html/

Der nächste Webmontag Frankfurt #wmfra  findet übrigens am 9. März 2015 statt und handelt vom Themenbereich Digitalisierung / Disruption. Das betrifft ja derzeit viele Bereiche und ist in seiner Tragweite sicherlich noch nicht überall richtig angekommen. 
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Hallo Ihr Lieben!* Mit über 200 Anmeldungen und fast ebenso vielen Besuchern war die 68. Ausgabe des Webmontags Frankfurt zum Schwerpunkthema "Design vs. Fu
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Schöne Zusammenfassung eines inspirierenden Abends - danke an das Team vom +Webmontag Frankfurt  #wmfra :-)
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+Juergen Eichholz hat uns geholfen die geplante Obsoleszenz zu besiegen. Ein Hoch und Dank dem tapferen Ritter im Kampf gegen das Wergwerfen!

Unserer Time Capsule ist es zu warm geworden. Folge: Ein Kondensator ist durchgebrannt und die externe Festplatte gab keinen Ton mehr von sich. Dann haben wir #Apple nach einer Reperatur gefragt, doch das war laut Servicepartner +JessenLenz ApplePremium Reseller Store nicht möglich. Wegschmeissen kam nicht in Frage, zumal auch noch ein paar Daten auf der Platte gespeichert waren. Also musst ein echter Profi ran: +Juergen Eichholz 
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For those of you trying to swap the display on a broken #oneplusone  mobile phone: 

Try inserting the spudger in between the glass and that thin black frame surrounding the glass. This thin frame/edge/rim is part of the midframe and as such only sold with the midframe, not with most displays. It goes in between the glass and the rest of the frame.

Also, you won't have to remove the pcb (contrary to what the usual tear down videos suggest).

 http://instagram.com/p/wb_1U6CBhu 
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A longer blog post about my experiences with the +BRCK - in German. 
I've been meaning to write about the Brck when I first heard about the idea (ati, when? in 2013?) and now finally had the chance to experience V1, thx to @mzeecedric who was kind enough to lend me his Brck for a test. Enjoy!

http://kikuyumoja.com/2015/04/21/der-brck-im-test/
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Mein alter Schul- und Bloggerfreund Cedric Weber hat sich in den letzten Weihnachtsferien seinen Brck in der Brck-Zentrale in Nairobi (Kenia) abgeholt. Und ich darf den jetzt endlich testen. Yay!
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Beim nächsten Webmontag Frankfurt (am 9.3. um 19:30 Uhr) geht es um das Thema „Digitalisierung” und was das für Auswirkungen auf unser Arbeitsumfeld hat. 
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" Im Idealfall wird der Service-Techniker schon unterwegs sein, wenn der Kunde sich meldet."  :-D

http://dreisechsnull.telekom.de/markus-mueller-ueber-ip-die-neue-einfachheit/
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Netzbetreiber wie die Telekom rüsten ihre Netze auf die neue IP-Technologie um. CIO Markus Müller erklärt die Vorteile.
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Rant in German about how Google dissappointed many early adopters who also provided the PR and still had to pay a lot of money for new technoloy. 
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Ich hatte ja mehr als genug. Aber das geht so überhaupt nicht mehr an mich
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The complete colletion of +Wilbur Sargunaraj's "How to use a toilet" videos:

http://saniblog.org/…/how-to-use-a-toilet-wilbur-sargunara…/

Also, I am glad I am not the only moustache guy.
sanitation is dignity
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I am currently based in Frankfurt/Germany and freelancing in water- and sanitation-related IT projects with a professional background as an engineer in water and soil management.
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