Notices by adiwan (adiwan), page 2

  1. @drinkingpony Solo was good. It just had the misfortune to be released so close to The Last Jedi and had its reviews affect Solo. Solo had issues but it was fun and I enjoyed it.

    about 11 days ago from web in context
  2. @drinkingpony It was an Amazon Marketplace item and only shipped by Amazon. So I had to contact the seller first and the seller had two days to reply. I waited a few days longer and contacted Amazon and they solved it immediately.

    about 11 days ago from web in context
  3. Aaaaand my CNC is dead. It coughed up magic smoke. A resistor blew up while trying to troubleshoot the problem of the non-moving and squealing Z Axis. It turned out to be a coil that squealed. The motor was conveniently behind the mainboard so I misinterpreted that as a faulty motor. I bought stepper motors for nothing. I can reuse them for something else. Like making a 3D printer from scratch but it won't be anytime soon.
    I contacted Amazon support and they offer a refund. So I bought a new one. The marketplace seller was uncooperative and didn't answered after a week of silence.
    I just ordered a replacement that is slightly cheaper from another seller.

    about 11 days ago from web in context
  4. @drinkingpony Haha. No death ray. The most perplexing fact is that it was sent on October 30th. A few days ago, from China via express shipment. I looked at my bank account and nothing was out of the expected. The last thing I ordered from China were 3D printer board (that I've received) and a plushie for a relative's birthday (that I've also received). The customs office letter says that I have to bring a bill, purchase contract, or something that verifies its value and transaction. If I do nothing until the end of next week it'll be sent back. My curiosity is big enough to go to the customs office and see what it is.

    about 11 days ago from web in context
  5. Just got mail from the customs office for an item I can't remember. I tried to cross reference with my emails with the given shipper information but I cannot find what it is exactly. In the content description are only vague notes like "PCB" or "Development Board" but so far I got everything I ordered.

    about 12 days ago from web in context
  6. @scribus BUT URBAN DICTIONARY SAYS:" YOU ARE ALL OLD AND OUTDATED!"

    about 12 days ago from web in context
  7. Tried watching "Hazbin Hotel" but I turned off the video after 8 minutes. As much as I appreciate the hard work it does not resonate with me. Up to that time it was as "hyperactive" as the internet and that turned me off. There was always something happening without any second to take a breath.

    about 13 days ago from web
  8. Because of a man vandalizing a church door a long time ago I have today a holiday, which conveniently extends my vacation by one day.

    about 13 days ago from web
  9. The popcorn I bough is the worst. About 1/5th of all kernels don't pop. It was even more expensive than the popcorn I usually bought.

    about 13 days ago from web
  10. @drinkingpony I'm staying at home and play with my toys (CNC router, 3D printers, videogames) and do some recreational programming.

    about 14 days ago from web in context
  11. Luckily I did not forget turning off my alarm clock. I'd be not very pleasant waking up at 5AM on vacation.

    about 14 days ago from web
  12. @drinkingpony I'm already extremely heated. Having a smacktalk might push me over the edge. Whatever. I have a month of vacation and don't want to think about work anymore.

    about 14 days ago from web in context
  13. @drinkingpony He was very smug like it was supposed to be that way.

    about 14 days ago from web in context
  14. Today I had a "F you" moment with a colleague and his developed domain specific modeling language. In my opinion it's a programming language in disguise and not a purely descriptive language. I showed him a flaw at one point but he argued vehemently that the flaw can be ignored. But in the editor the usage was allowed as well as in the documentation (that feature that caused the flaw was only mentioned in passing, and the documentation as a whole is poorly managed). After my vacation I will insist on switching to another project.

    about 15 days ago from web in context
  15. 360p on a 4k display. I can count the compression blocks.

    about 16 days ago from web in context
  16. Just ordered a 5er set of stepper motors. Double the price of only one stepper motor but I will have enough to replace in any case something happens, even in a total meltdown. Also they are compatible with my 3d printers.

    about 17 days ago from web
  17. @drinkingpony It's a standard Nema 17 1.3 A, 12V stepper motor connected via a coupler to the Z axis lead screw. It's replaceable but still very annoying to the point of making me angry.

    about 17 days ago from web in context
  18. I'm super angry right now. I want to play with my CNC router and it stopped working. To be precise the Z axis motor stopped working. It squeals and doesn't move. I checked the cable by swapping it with the X axis and it has the same symptoms. I contacted the seller and I demand a replacement.

    about 17 days ago from web in context
  19. @scribus I've binged it all in one sitting. I totally forgot that the season was split in half and got annoyed when I reached the end.

    about 18 days ago from web in context
  20. New tablet arrived. I'm pretty satisfied with it for now. Slightly bigger as expected but over all a huge improvement to the Amazon tablet.

    about 19 days ago from web
  21. @scribus sleeping is better. Enjoying it well refreshed makes the difference. I once tried to watch a series very close to bedtime and missed half of it unconcious.

    about 19 days ago from web in context
  22. A new season of Bojack Horseman is out!

    about 19 days ago from web in context
  23. Well... That came unexpected. Adventure Time will get some TV specials
    https://www.bleedingcool.com/2019/10/23/adventure-time-distant-lands-finn-jake-marceline-more-venturing-to-hbo-max/ Yay! But also why? I thought it was finished for good with some few graphic novels after the end.

    about 21 days ago from web
  24. @drinkingpony I ordered a Samsung Tab A T510N 10.1'' tablet. It has only 2GB RAM but looks decent enough. There are plenty cheaper tablets from manufacturers I don't know but I'm not willing to risk it. Because I'm using my tablet every day when I wake up and go to sleep I don't want to have something janky. So I also don't want to flash a custom ROM that has not all the functionality (i.e. flashing a cheaper Amazon tablet). I could get the cheapest Amazon tablet again but it was not ideal when it comes to sideloading. It worked but they crashed regularly. Also 7'' was too small for me. I could live with that as long as it did but using Youtube (90% what I've used) the buttons were too small. Usually I don't mind buying used electronics but in the case of a full-screen and glued-in battery device I'm super hesitant. I don't want to look at scratches.

    about 21 days ago from web in context
  25. Argh! My tablet died. It doesn't turn on. It struggled in the last few days as it spontaneously turned itself off. It was an Amazon Fire HD 7 (7th gen). I'll probably buy a non-Amazon tablet because sideloading is a pain and I'd like to have more RAM on the device.

    about 21 days ago from web in context
  26. I recommend "Living With Yourself" with Paul Rudd on Netflix. The non-linear storytelling is refreshing.

    about 23 days ago from web
  27. @drinkingpony https://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/AUG192060

    about 23 days ago from web in context
  28. I acquired a taste for ginger ale.

    about 24 days ago from web in context
  29. @drinkingpony
    "Where do you even find your comics?"
    I browse through what's new in the "Previews Preorders". Usually I buy my regulars but sometimes I click through other items.
    Usually I read the synopsis/description but that time I blanked.

    "Was it an addon so you would not have to pay shipping or something ?"
    I always pay shipping. Every time it's about 5€ (DHL). I get the things I pre-ordered delivered every month or so to keep the shipping costs in check.

    about 24 days ago from web in context
  30. @drinkingpony in this case I bought it from www.archonia.com They sell a lot of different things, from manga to US comics to board games (English, Dutch, German)

    about 24 days ago from web in context