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December 5, 2013 – 16:32
The Philadelphia Sculpture Gym is hosting a ‘build your own’ bicycle frame building workshop from Jan. 6-10th, 2014 in the evenings. I was told I’m the first to sign up, which I find remarkable considering the low cost of entry here which includes materials and shop time for 5 evenings of hands on instruction.
Description:Ever frustrated by riding a bike just not shaped well for you? Ever tempted to try and build your own frame, but not sure where to start? This is the class for you!In this class, students will learn how to build their own bicycle frame from steel tubes, using lugged construction. They will learn about bicycle geometry and handling, and what configurations are typically applied to what kind of riding applications. They will learn the basics of fitting a bicycle frame to a rider, and how to set up a bicycle frame jig.You will come out of the class with an unpainted steel roadbike frame set up for fast city riding, commuting, or touring, It will accept caliper brakes and 28.6mm threadless headset. Extras (handlebars, seat, pedals, and wheels) are totally up to you!Class Goals:Students will leave the class having built their own bicycle frame, fitted specifically for them (or for the person of their choice) from steel tubing. Students will learn about fabricating structures made of thin wall tubing, and about brazing techniques.(Outside the scope of this class, but highly recommended: build up your bike. paint your name on the side. ride it around. impress your friends.)Prerequisites:
No previous experience required.
So yeah. I mean, for like $700 all in including the materials, this is an insane deal. The instructor is Paul Carson who is an engineer by training and metalworking enthusiast. Go to their website and contact Jenny Walsh.
Some photos are here from a previous ‘build your own’ workshop:
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December 2, 2013 – 16:33
Had some issues when scripting LadioCast broadcasts, started to cause it to crash repeatedly. The .plist file to delete is com.kawauso.LadioCast.plist from the Library. Should return the application to defaults. There was an update to the application in October, so it’s possible this error handling behavior was fixed, but uninstalls did not appear to delete the .plist.
Also, updated to 10.9 “Mavericks” on the server and pretty much all SSH functions stopped working. Briefly got them working again, but so far it’s been a bust. Will back update to 10.8 with a fresh re-install. This machine was an upgrade from 10.6 to 10.8 to 10.9, so it’s possible in all of this OpenSSH failed, but regardless a lot of users have had issues with SSH and 10.9. An alternative is to run a standalone Linux server or something like a Synology NAS. Seemingly more reliable those.
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November 14, 2013 – 00:44