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Also had to get Jnr’s footy down from the top of the hedge which was a reminder that I need to trim the hedge.

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Lifted some heavy things up and down. Didn’t hurt myself. I’ll call that a win.

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1. Think before you legislate

2. Respect the privacy of everyone

3. You are not responsible enough for great power

(Adapted from one of the wisest bits of Unix, for the attention of our current governments)

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But if I want to pick this up as a tinkery hobby project I could probably do so, which is neat to know.

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This is about as far down this rabbithole as I want to venture. I can see a pathway to success but I don't want to venture any further because I can just buy what I need commercially for a lot less than DIY will cost me in time and money.

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There seems to be an effort to create an open source machine embroidery thingo here: github.com/Embroidermodder but libembroider doesn't support conversion to SHV yet either.

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Ah, it appears this machine (a Husqvarna Viking Designer 1) only supports .SHV format files.
Ink/Stitch can read these files, but doesn't write them, alas.

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Aha! There is an open source extension for Inkscape called Ink/Stitch that will output to embroidery machine formats! github.com/inkstitch/inkstitch

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Also it appears that the software to drive it is all subscription and proprietary stuff and costs big bucks.

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This 20 year old machine is hella complicated.

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Mum’s old sewing machine has an embroidery function. You can feed it designs on 3.5” floppies.

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I had a dream that captioning old men with smartphones with weird google searches was the new trend on Twitter. I woke up laughing to this one
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Handy tip for those on Aussie Broadband you can call them up to take you off the CG-NAT (no need to purchase static IP) so you can directly expose devices on your network to the wider Internet. Helpful if you wanna run a backup server for a site like bne.social 👩‍💻

Just had a good chat to a mate and commiserated about shared frustrations. Excellent thing to do at the end of the week.

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