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Lab/spaces reorg/reevaluation

So, I finally gave up and bought a new 3D printer. These Chinese imports have gotten better and cheaper every month and it looked like a good time to jump. But all of the new printers use the smaller filament sizes, so I have to unload all my old filament. I found a buyer already.

The old printer will be a test platform for some things I've wanted to try for years but never wanted to risk leaving myself with no running printer and no way to fix the printer without a running printer...

It got me to clearing out stuff and that lead to the urge to really dig down and decide what needs to stay and go. I've put half a dozen things on eBay in the last 24 hours with more to come.

I'm also supposed to be doing some unspecified thing for Musecon. At this point I don't know if that'll happen or not. I guess I do have the new printer, I can give a review of a ridiculously cheap 3D printer. I'm going to try to document the out-of-the-box experience, and try to look at it from a newbie point of view, whether someone without any prior printing experience would have a lot of trouble with this or not. I suppose that means NOT immediately starting to change things on the printer. Oh well.