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Doug Laney
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I've plated up some parts and printed them all off. This video takes one image from every layer at the z-change. I've been playing around with Octoprint a lot lately, and I'm really enjoying it.
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Now I GIT it!
Tue, December 16, 2014, 7:00 PM
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I took a little time today to get my 3D printer working again.  I wanted to make something pretty, so I'm starting a long print.  It should be done before I go back to work on Monday.  Here's to hoping that I don't get a nozzle jam.
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Here's Noe and me beside the Strati.  It's a neat looking little car.All the body panels are 3D printed.  Then they take a 5 axis router to it to smooth down the edges in some places.  It was a pretty cool tour.
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Nice. Did you sit in it?
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We had talked about sharing recommendations for food to this group as well.  I'm always looking for good places to eat, so I thought I'd share one that I overlooked for a long time.  

Cancun Mexican is located right off Cedar Bluff and Peters.  The building doesn't look like much, and it's far enough off Peters road that it's easy to forget about.  When you're on Cedar Bluff, all you can think about is getting through that terrible street light, so it's easy to just miss it all together.  

There are lots of Mexican places that (to my taste buds, at least) just serve up bland meat inside a bland shell and just pour some very boring red sauce over the top and call it a day.  The thing that I really like about this place is that meat inside the shell is actually well seasoned. I'm also a fan of the rice and beans.  It's not just an afterthought that's been drying out in a pot for a few days.  They are always fresh, and, again, they season them wonderfully.

They've got a pretty big menu, but I can't comment on all of it.  They've got a chicken chimichanga that's about the best one I've ever had, so I get that every time I go.  The chips and salsa are nothing to write home about, but they are not terrible.

The prices are great, the service is really fast, and the location is pretty convenient if you remember it's there.   It's a really good place to go for lunch if you work in the area.  The chimichanga was on special today, and my ticket was $6.00 after tax.
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If you like Cancun (or don't), try La Parilla in Turkey Creek. It's way better, and none of my coworkers will go to Cancun or anywhere else now. It's a weekly regular lunch spot for us. 
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Thanks to +Pete Eby , I made it out to see these talented ladies tonight.  It was an outstanding show, and I'm really kicking myself for missing the last time they were in town.  This song really shows how they like to have fun with their music.  If you want to see some of their soul, check out the song "The Sparrow".  
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+Sloan Poe, have a feeling you might enjoy this.
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So we took a tour of the MDF last night.  This is the printer that the Strati was printed on.  I didn't have my camera with me, but luckily Jondale was on it.
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Haha, I don't actually know what it was printing there.  It could be lego blocks, but if so, they are about 18" long.  And no, the car isn't assembled out of lego blocks, it all gets printed at once in the desired shape.
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I agree with lots of other reviewers that think that the food is very bland. The vegetable samosa was good, and I liked the spicy chutney. The entrees, however, were not all that tasty. We got the chicken curry masala, which my wife thought was tikka masala, but its not. The curry had a weird cinnamon taste to it. It seemed decidedly not like an Indian curry. I had the chicken jalfrezi. We thought it was better, but still maybe just alright. I'd give this place a pass. Maybe Hawaii just isn't the place for indian food. I overheard the staff explaining several times which dishes to pick if you wanted to avoid anything spicy. Also, I will back up claims on the service. They staff were super friendly and did a great job keeping our glasses full. The cooks are letting them down here.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
The place doesn't look like much from the outside, but they have a nice little garden by the window that I assume they use as inspiration for the name. The food was very good. My wife got the chicken Oscar, which came with two chicken breasts and a heap of crab meat on top. I got the halibut special that was very well prepared. It was very delicately flavored. Portions are not huge, but enough that neither of us were hungry. In spite of that, I ordered the blackberry cobbler for desert. It was quite literally the best blackberry cobbler I've ever had. The blackberries were large and plump, and it had a wonderful tart flavor. The crust was amazing. It was perfectly cooked and still very soft and bready, as opposed to the usual hard and crusted mess that comes atop most cobblers. It was served lightly warmed with a scoop of ice cream on top. It was the ideal temperature. It was warm enough to be heated, but not so hot that all the ice cream melts before you have a chance to eat it. The blackberry cobbler is the reason that I took the time to write the review. You need to try it.
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Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
The food at this place was very bland and although all the dishes had familiar names, they did not for the most part taste like one would suspect. I would overall call the food quite bad. The food looked to have been sitting in the bins for quite a long time, very much picked over, and the staff did not seem to have any interest in refilling them. To add insult to injury, as we were finishing up our meal, the staff brought out fresh cooked food and a hot plate full of steaming rice and started eating. It really drove home the point that the food on the buffet was not something worth eating.
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Food: Poor - FairDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
We went in a party of eight for a friend's birthday. The place looks nice, and the service was good. It was overall, a nice place with a good atmosphere. My complaints are mostly about the food. Some of the food we had was amazing. Some of it was terrible. Overall, I have to rate it poorly on that account. Some foods that were outstanding: the smoked gouda grits, the fire roasted corn. Other members in our party got the fish special and raved about it. The bread was good, and paired well with the flavored butter that it came with. Some things that were not good: three of us tried the macaroni and cheese, and it was unanimously disliked. The Caesar salad was done in with a big splash of presentation that made it decidedly less palatable to me. It used hole leaves from romaine hearts, each drizzled with a slight amount of their Caesar dressing. There was one crouton, off to the side. The Parmesan cheese was melted into a disk that was placed on the salad. It was tough to cut and eat with the salad. Overall, it was just more work than it was worth. My wife and I both ordered medium-rare steaks, but different cuts. I got the bone-in "cowgirl" cut, which was on special, and my wife ordered one from the menu. My wife's steak was cooked to her liking, but apparently not seasoned at all. This may appeal to the steak purists out there, but we prefer a little flavor. She opted not to finish it. My steak, on the other hand, was absolutely terrible. First, it was woefully undercooked. I'd call it seared, rather than rare. It was still very cool and dark purple in the center. The cut itself was a bad one, and not worth the premium price I paid. It was full of gristle and fat. And just like my wife's steak, it was entirely unseasoned. Taken all together, I think I'd pass on eating here again. If you're going, I'd suggest staying away from the steaks and try something else.
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Food: Poor - FairDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
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We came down here on a work errand and ended up eating at Nicks. The view from the patio was amazing. I had the pecan encrusted mahi-mahi. It was fantastic. My sides were the Gouda grits and mashed potatoes. All the food was cooked well and seasoned to perfection. The pecans on the mahi were slightly sweet, and the crust was very light. The grits were just slightly peppery, which I really enjoyed. The potatoes were mashed red potatoes, which are my favorite. We ate here on a Monday night and the place was deserted. The service was just a little slow. I don't know why this place isn't packed based on the quality of the food we got tonight. I would absolutely come here again.
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reviewed a year ago
This is a very nice place to stay in Sasebo, and very close to the Ginza Arcade. That makes it very convenient to lots of shopping and dining, if you're here on leisure. It's about a 15 minute walk from the US Navy base, and the Sasebo train station. They have non-smoking floors, which is a huge plus. The rooms are very large for Japanese hotels, and the beds are characteristically firm. There was a room for an extra chair and table in the room, which was nice. There was wired internet available for free in the room. Overall, it was very clean and a pleasant place to stay. The real winner, though, is the service. The desk staff seemed to mostly be very capable with English, and extraordinarily helpful. They helped us find great restaurants, and, when we were checking out, they even helped us make reservations at our next hotel that didn't have English speaking clerks. They get a gold star for service.
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Quality: Very GoodFacilities: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
My tikka masala was amazing, but my wife's vindaloo was a bit too heavy on the vinegar. The service was top notch. Unlike most indian restaurants I've been to, they keep your water glass full here. Definitely a place to eat in orlando.
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