Making the Ideal 3d Printer Montioring Live-Stream

See a clip of the monitor in action here! The Octoprint Problem I don’t know exactly how long I’ve been using Octoprint to manage my 3d printers, but I can’t remember a time I had a printer and didn’t use Octoprint. It’s a fantastic piece of software for everything 3dprint related with one glaring exception – Live camera monitoring. Octoprint’s live monitoring only supports cameras like Picam, that serve a URL you can poll and get an Mjpeg....

April 13, 2024 · 6 min · 1129 words · P.W.

Creating an RSS Newsletter for your Hugo Blog using Brevo

It Was Supposed to Be So Easy… If you’re running a blog on a static site generator stack, you may have looked into setting up email automation and a subscriber list. If you’re a devout follower of the lazy dev principles, you probably also thought about automating this then noticed all the RSS output controls that frameworks like Hugo provide out of the box. Great – Now you just need to find an email service with a free tier and RSS integration – Easy, right?...

October 10, 2023 · 5 min · 994 words · P.W.

A Developer Blog for Lazy Developers

A New Easier Way I’ve had several blogs and websites over the years. I’ll skip over my Microsoft FrontPage and Dreamweaver sites of my childhood, but since then I try every few years at making a blog. I moved through lots of different platforms in the first several years with a lot of overhead or that I didn’t understand how they were built well enough to build in features I’d need or customize things....

September 2, 2022 · 4 min · 743 words · P.W.

Running your own A.I. Image Generator with Latent-Diffusion

DALL-E Homebrew In this post, we’ll look at getting setup with running your own A.I. image generator. You need a Linux system with a CUDA enabled card to get this working through to the end. I did get the basic txt-2img script working in Windows. Unfortunately, for the July released retrieval-augmented diffusion models, you need scann in order to index the openimages dataset, which is only available on Linux. WSL worked fine for me....

August 7, 2022 · 8 min · 1545 words · P.W.

Recovering a Corrupted Crostini Image

I’ve been using ChromeOS on an ARM powered Lenovo Duet for a couple of months now. I must say that I’m not sold on the whole thing, mostly from a stability and access perspective. I can’t even get sublime text to run because of the processor. I am keen to try the OS with an Intel processor, as I think that would fix a lot of compatibility issues, but the stability problems I see, especially on a non dev branch, leaves a lot to be desired....

July 4, 2020 · 5 min · 911 words · AG