Lync configured in Empathy on Ubuntu 13.x

Chris Anderson/ January 30, 2014/ Uncategorized/ 4 comments

This is a workaround used to get Microsoft Lync  working in Empathy Chat on Ubuntu 13.x. First you have to install the Pidgin Sipe plugin on your machine along with Pidgin of course.  Install from command line with the following..  sudo apt-get install pidgin pidgin-sipe After installing pidgin and the sipe plugin, start pidgin and create a new account using the

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3D Printing Troubleshooting

Chris Anderson/ January 17, 2014/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Printer jamb fix – heat up extruder to normal temp then lower to around 90 degrees.  Give override to extruder to allow retracting movement.  See info taken from GCODE documentation at You may have to “Help” the extuder pull the filament up and out of the hotend. M302: Allow cold extrudes This tells the printer to allow movement of

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3D Printing of PLA and ABS

Chris Anderson/ January 11, 2014/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

PLA Printing PRINTING ON BLUE TAPE (taken from matterhackers) Blue Tape, or Painters Tape, is one of the easiest and fastest ways to get a great print from PLA.  Here is a quick checklist of things you want to make sure you are doing. Check that the Blue Tape creates an even layer. Don’t miss any spots.  Don’t overlap the edges.

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