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Moving Windows “My Documents” to OneDrive

With the drive to the cloud Microsoft has done away with their Migration wizard that you used to be able to use when you got a new PC.  So the question becomes “Well how do I move my documents and settings?” and the answer is pretty easy, OneDrive.  With OneDrive you have access to all of your documents from the cloud wherever you are.   This article will walk you through how to move your My Documents folder to OneDrive.Step One.  Create a folder for “My Documents” Read more [...]

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Should I load Repetier on My DaVinci?

As I’ve blogged earlier I purchased a Da Vinci 1.0 3D printer and thought for the price point ($400 at the time) it was an excellent investment. We have a unique need for some fabrication at AppliedI and I thought this would be a great (economical) way to see if that was feasible. The printer is spec’d to do prints with layers from 300 microns down to 100 microns which is extremely thing and would generate some very impressive prints.  I read on the forums “the 1.0 can’t do 100 microns Read more [...]

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The Dirty Secret of 3D Printing No One Tells You

It took me a solid two years to finally cough up the coin for a 3D printer and fact is nowadays a decent home/hobbyist 3D printer can be had for as little as $400. I bought an XYZPrinting Da Vinci 1.0 from NewEgg just before thanksgiving for the impressive price of just $399.  Now, I know what you’re thinking, for $400 there’s got to be a catch and there was.  With the DaVinci line of printers they are coded to use proprietary filament cartridges which fetch a premium on the market.  I Read more [...]

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Initial Results Running DNN Redis on Awesome.Net

At Applied Innovations we’ve been huge advocates of the DNN platform and over the past fours years we’ve been actively involved with Windows Azure Pack (WAP) because we believe this is the future of shared hosting.  So when we launched our WAP environment into production earlier this year as awesome.net, DNN was something we wanted to see running on that platform.  Unfortunately, without a caching provider getting DNN to run in a load balanced environment like Awesome.net you have to Read more [...]

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Using Slic3r and the XYZ Printing Da Vinci 1.0

3D printing is opening up a world of possibilities across the globe.  With a 3D printer and a little CAD knowledge you can build just about anything from computer parts like fan shrouds and heat diffusers to artistic elements and even space craft parts.  Previously they were only available to die hard hobbyists willing to put together an open source kit and those with deep industrial pockets but today a 3d printer can be had for a few hundred dollars.  Recently, I purchased a 3D printer, Read more [...]

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