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PrusaSlicer

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 8, 2020 by getbent57

PrusaSlicerAs you may know I have Elegoo Mars 3D printer.  Now that I have an Elegoo Mercury and an ultrasonic cleaner have jumped back into printing things.  When I first got the printer my brother wanted a 3D model of a shotgun shell upsized.  Found one online so that is what I wanted to print.  The auto supports in ChiTuBox are not so great.  So decided to try my hand at doing it manually.  Once that was done ran it though the program Photon Validator.  This finds un-supported islands so you can fix them in ChiTuBox.  Did that and is it seems fined.  Started to print it.  When I check on it about 35% done, this is about the spot you can see the built plate.  Seen that the shell was not stuck to the plate.  It had failed.

On a Facebook group for awhile now have been reading that people have been using PrusaSlicer to add auto supports and then do the slicing in ChiTuBox.  This Slicer is made to be used of the Prusa printers but you can set it up to be used with their resin printer.  That is what you use to add the supports.  Watched some video on how to and it is easy enough to setup.  Gave it a go.  As I am typing this the file is stuck to the build plate and looking good.  Thinking I will keep using these three programs to make 3D printing so much easier.  Will be back with an update once the shell is done.

PlayStation State of Play – August 2020

Posted in Just something to say, Videos with tags , , , , , , on August 7, 2020 by getbent57

Sony had another State of Play on August 6, 2020.  They have been putting about one of these a month now.  While this mostly talked about PlayStation 4 stuff.  Which is fine by me.  The internet on the other hand, had their pitch forks out as all ways.  They showed off a good mix of different games.  The big standout for me was they showed more of Crash 4.  As for the other games they were fine just not interested in what they showed.  If you missed it you can > here or below.

Led Zeppelin – Kashmir

Posted in Just something to say, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2020 by getbent57

Led_Zeppelin_Physical_GraffitiThat day of the week again, musical throwback Thursday.  Think it is time to pick a classic rock song.  So it is Led Zeppelin’ s Kashmir.  It is not often a song is over eight minutes.  Every second of its great.  It is off their 1975 album Physical Graffiti.  You can give it a listen > here or below.

A Toy Store Near You

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 5, 2020 by getbent57

A_Toy_Store_Near_YouIf you are a fan of The Toys That Made Us or The Movies Made Us over on Netflix.  Have some good news.  The company, Nacelle,  have a new series out called A Toy Store Near You.  The idea behind this show is taking to independent toy stores about how the pandemic is affecting their business.  The best part is (as I am typing this August 1, 2020) there are five episodes all on YouTube.  Which you can check out > here.  They don’t have a playlist made so you need to go though their video list to seen them in order.  I did watch the first episode. It was pretty good.  Has a small bit of the charm from their past shows.

Batman Blind-Pack 2-Inch Mini-Figure

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2020 by getbent57

Batman_Blind-Pack_2-Inch_Mini-FigureWhile walking around Walmart seen as new Batman themed blind bag like item.  Well it comes in a round plastic container, they call a mystery canister.  Do like these kind of things so bought two.  They are put out by Spin Master.  Each one is a 2” mini figure.  In which there are 20 to collect.  Some of those are just variants.  They cost about $5.00 each so took a change.  The first one is called Swamp Batman.  The second is a sliver looking Batman.  From the check list it is called Rare Batman.   They do look pretty good.  Much better than a DC blind bags I picked up years ago.

PlayStation Plus August 2020 Game’s Line-up

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 3, 2020 by getbent57

The list of free games for PlayStation Plus members for August 2020 is now out.  It’s a mixed bag.  We get another Call of Duty game and new spin on a battle royal game.  With the Call of Duty game you can start downloading it as of July 28, 2020.  For the second game you need wait until August 4, 2020.  You can read the official blog post > here.

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered

Grand Theft Auto Online Summer Update Soon

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 1, 2020 by getbent57

Rockstar Games is adding some new content to GTA Online.  I do enjoy playing this game off and on.  From their blog post > here from a few days back.  Said the are adding new stuff to Red Dead Online on July 28, 2020.  Then later this summer a new update for GTA Online saying, “biggest ever update for GTA Online, featuring our latest take on Heists in an entirely new location.”   I am hoping it is something very cool.  Will be getting an eye for more info.

Ghost of Tsushima Patch 1.05

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2020 by getbent57

It has been about two weeks since Ghost of Tsushima was out.   They have a new patch for the game, 1.05.  The biggest thing they had is new difficulty levels.  The first one is Lethal.  As you might guess from that name it makes enemies tougher as well as the time faster.  On the other side of that there is a new lower intensity combat mode.  This basically gives you more time to think and plan.  You can block more and they take longer to spot you in stealth.  They have all so larger text for the subtitles.  A long with that there are many bugs fixes.  They don’t say what they are though.   You can read the official blog post > here.

The Offspring – Why Don’t You Get A Job?

Posted in Just something to say, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2020 by getbent57

The_Offspring_Why_Dont_You_Get_A_JobTime once again for musical throwback Thursday.  The pick this week is Why Don’t You Get A Job? by The Offspring.  They had many hits in the 90’s and this one of many off their 1998 album Americana.  This one and two others were on TV all the time.  Think it holds up well.  You can give it a listen/watch > here below.

No Man’s Sky Desolation Update

Posted in Just something to say, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 29, 2020 by getbent57

So forgot to blog about an update that came out for No Man’s Sky.  It is a super cool one at that called Desolation.  This update lets you find derelict freighters.  Which are procedurally generated. You goal is to scavenge and survive.  There is lots of great loot to be had but here are new enemies to fight.  It has a horror movie vibe to it.  As you can see in there trailer > here or below.  They have added bunch of other fixes and what not the update as well.  I haven’t gotten around to trying it out yet.