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Aright, so all of the sides are cut and I’ve used a kreg jig to get all of my holes ready. Back side is glued and attached. Dry for for the sides looks pretty good. Perhaps eagle eyed viewers may see the right side is using 3/4. That’s because I ran out of 1/2 ply 😅 I’m using scrap to build this thing cause I’m resourceful.

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Alright, didn’t get much progress done last night. My Indian friend came over last night and made dinner and drank. Probably funner than working on this project 🤣😂

So, I’ve just cut out the hole for power switch. Smoked like a MUTHA and was sure it was going to fire up 😂🤣 guess I didn’t realize how dull my Rockwell blade was. Oh well, it performed dutifully.

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Since I’m already out here in the garage working on arcade stuff... may as well take a break and murder some dinosaurs.

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Buttons and micro switches are installed in the control panel. Waiting on a few parts to show up today before I can work on wiring.

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Tomorrow’s work will focus around the business end of this operation. Waiting on a few more things, but should be able to wrap this up by the weekend.

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Aright, got the control panel laid out and drilled for my testing work bench. Will slap some buttons in it tonight and get ready to wire it up tomorrow. I opted to do all 6 buttons for the JAMMA harness and both coins. Mostly because I’ve got old buttons and switches laying around. Figure for testing, it makes sense to be able to test as much as possible.

Anything else you think I should slap on here @ifixcoinops?

New work! I’ve got a week off work, so lots of hiking and photography in the pipeline.

This is Loughrigg Fell, from this morning’s sunrise. Not a big fell, but pretty nonetheless and it offers cracking views.

Loads more photos here 👍

#landscape #photography #photo #photographie #art #nature #travel #spring #lakedistrict #cumbria #uk #britain #england

Last time was probably doing a clonezilla block level backup and restore to a new nvme drive.

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Alright, so today after work I'm going to build an arcade testing workbench. 🛠️

Got all the shit I need. Just need to carve out the time. I've still not powered on the Wells Gardner monitors that I capped. So yeah, today shit is going DOWN.

Four of the six #KingParrot s that visited today, including the female that eats from my hand (pictured on the bird feeder).

We had several visits today. Clearly I'm a soft touch.

#bird #photo #nature #AustralianWildlife

Went to the dermatologist to get a spot checked out on my sternum. Turned out to be a small keloid. Any who, a few steroid shots into it can/should/maybe reduce it.

The important bit though, and not a surprise...paying cash directly to the medical provider was ~1/3 of the cost if I had used my insurance. So with that said, I didn't have to pay an office visit and instead paid for a steroid shot: $60. Had I used insurance, I would have been out $160.

Calling all beta testers!

Over 200 bug-fixes later, Inkscape 1.1beta has launched and is ready for you to test away!

Your help will improve the final 1.1 version that will launch later this Spring.

Download it here:

#inkscape #ArtWithOpenSource #betatesting

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Mostly an instance for friends and family. Nothing special.