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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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Creating Featured Images Quickly

In my earlier blog post I spoke about Content Curation and how to quickly add content to your website but what I found in the process is that as the posts showed on my homepage of my blog they were rather boring looking and really needed a feature image to make it stand out.Boring PostExciting PostHere’s how I did itI used a plugin called: ImageInject.  This plugin searches image sources for public domain and creative commons licensed images and inserts them into your post and when attribution Read more [...]

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Content Curation Made Easy

So here’s the scenario, you’re reading your early morning reading list, all the RSS feeds, facebook posts, inbox updates, twitter links, linkedin suggestions, etc and you come across a couple articles that are really relevant to what you like to blog about and you’d love to share them on your blog.  The problem is it takes time to even create a short blog post and you’re so busy today you just don’t have the time to spare but you really want to share this content to your ‘subscribers’.   Read more [...]

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Inside the Wondrous Mind of Bill Murray | Minnesota Business Magazine

Here's a great example of a curated article. This would be the headline of the article. SS: What is the biggest sacrifice you've made?BM: My privacy. You become the side effect of your own celebrity. I can deal with losing my own privacy, but it affecting my kids is what I regret. No one can prepare you for what happens with fame.   The above is quoted content from the article and this would be my insight or annotation on the article. Afterall, it's not just about sharing great content, Read more [...]

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