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Dave Ethington
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Swipe away 👻👻👻 in this #Halloween #GoogleDoodle Score: 18660

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Playing around with Google Assistant in the Allo app.

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Great video on using a CNC machine to create a 3d topographical model of a Utah canyon.The results are pretty amazing. 

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I don't collect Hotwheels as such. My wife got me the Starlord and Rocket cars for Christmas, and they've been on my desk for a while. Later I spotted Groot at a local store and bought him too. That triggered my completionist tendencies, and I picked up Gamora for a reasonable price from Amazon. Drax, was not a reasonable price, though, so I held off for months and months. On a whim I checked the toy aisle at a grocery store, and found him!

They were kind of a pain on my desk, though. I have a converting standing desk (from Varidesk, highly recommended), and they would roll around when I would raise and lower it. So I needed a stand.

The stand came together surprisingly easily. I have a hot wire foam cutter that I made at home, so I cut four slices of insulation styrofoam and glued them together at varying heights. Then I sliced off the front in an uneven pattern. I used a styrofoam putty to create raised ridges on the front and back. I decided the sides looked odd, so I added some uneven slopes, and then used more foam putty to make the surfaces more uneven in front and on the sides, and to fill in the seams. I finished with two colors of brown acrylic paint, that I randomly dipped my brush into. I'm really happy with the results!

Changes I would make if I did it again: I would make the middle two spaces wider. Groot and Rocket especially need more room. I would round the edges of the levels. Those 90° angles are unpleasing to me.
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My choice. Not just one 'N' dessert. ALL desserts!
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The view from in front of my office this morning.
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It begins...
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Finally got my transformer so I can finish my hot wire foam cutter. Next step: Adapt metal melting furnace to use propane instead of charcoal. I'm going to call it my "Primal Force 3D Printer".
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So my employer recently liquidated a bunch of TS-7800's, and I ended up with three of them. Anyone have project ideas? And yes, they did come with a power supply.

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Apparently we got a little wind up at my office last night.
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