Jul. 27th, 2015

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In case people wonder, yes, I'm still alive, and yes, I'm still doing things.

Unfortunately, LJ has become a huge pain in the ass to deal with, so I've been limiting my involvement on here significantly. They've decide to make things "easier" for people who don't know what they're doing, and have made it harder for those of us who do actually have a clue. Which also translates to "moved stuff around and now nobody can find anything easily"... =>.<=

Anyway, I'm still employed servicing sewing machines, and yes, I'm still having fun at it. We're building up an online presence so we can sell parts online, to get a much broader market-share. Since I have that balance of busyness, technically-savvy, and knowledgeable on the parts we sell, I'm the primary force behind populating the online store with pictures and product info. It's definitely an interesting challenge.

I'm still working on building a new magic wand for the theatre company I'm with, and it's quite the trial-and-error endeavour, which isn't helping me any. I'll likely post a more detailed entry on this topic when I have more time later.

I've discovered that there's a MakerSpace within range, and they have a meetup on Friday nights, starting an hour after I get off work, so I have barely enough time to dash over, grab dinner, then make my way to the library the meetup's hosted at. It's been a lot of fun for me, as most times they have some sort of interesting workshop going on, and you can bring your projects in to ask for advice, or just show it off. When I brought in one of my blinking LED projects in, I managed to get everyone's attention for several minutes as they were mesmerized by the shiny LEDs... =^.~=

Anyway, if I so choose, I can subscribe to the MakerSpace for $25 a month and use the space (and most of the tools) for my projects. Though, as it's a relatively recent space, they're still building up their arsenal of tools. No woodworking tools as yet, though I suspect they won't be a priority for quite a while yet, given how small their subscription base is as yet.

Not much more to say, which is, I guess, one of the other reasons I haven't done much on here as of late.


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