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President Donald Trump signed a bill Monday night ending the government shutdown, capping off a nearly three-day deadlock and reinstating funds until February 8, a senior administration official said.

The Senate passed the measure earlier Monday 81-18.

DACA? Immigration?

Made my first box joint, not a full box though. The joint on the first try was really loose, The pins were too small I think, re-aligned and made the “kiss” on the blade a bit closer and then made the “fit” of the slot a bit tighter. I think I measured the blade without making sure the tooth was at it’s highest point. I kept forgetting to tighten and un-tighten things as I was setting stuff up.

I need to get what I need to do if things are a bit tight, or loose.

Need to get more .5 by 2.5 inch poplar tomorrow and possibly get over to Woodcraft to pick up some clamps.

Overcast and chilly in the a.m. then by noon it was sunny and highs in the 70s.

Spent the morning putting on the roof rack wasn’t so hard just kind of tedious and I start getting really hot ended up changing into shorts and a thinner shirt.

Over to Bass Pro and I picked up another pair of cameo pants and a belt. I wanted to look at Kayaks but they didn’t seem to have any. Looked around a bit and then went over to TMac for some double credit Monday. Went to Suwanee, got to chat with Beverly and a bit later Ellis and the JeffT both arrived about 2pm. They had some samples from Blue PAnts Brewery in AL that were pretty good.

My late lunch turned into an early evening and then I headed home about 4pm. Only had about 7 nooners.

Messed the rest of the evening watching TV and feeling like it was much later than it was since the time change back to regular time. It’s getting dark at about 5:30 now, shit. By six it was totally dark. It’s a great time

A8

Built my Anet 3D Printer on the weekend of Irma, started on Saturday evening and ending on Monday. Mostly.

Printed two things, the new fan nozzle and a part for the feather robot. Both seemed to have gaps and holes, googled that and got this info.

1. You are under extruding. Raise the extrusion multiplier by at least 5%.
2. Slow down print speed.
3. You have loose belts and excessive play in the printer (the A8 has tons of play it’s really junky but fun). If you don’t add a tensioner to the belts, it’s tough to keep them tight.
4. Raise the temperature to 230. The A8’s temperature probe is off on my unit.

This Friday, federal appeals court in Washington D.C. decided that Federal Aviation Administration has no right to require hobbyists to register their camera drones and model aircraft. As SF Gate reports, this decision came after a drone hobbyist John Taylor filed a claim against the FAA in 2016. He claimed that they don’t have the right to force him to register his aircraft.As U.S. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh states, “Taylor does not think that the FAA had the statutory authority to issue the registration rule and require him to register.” And according to the judge, he is right.Even with this decision, the restricted areas for flying unmanned aircraft remain the same. However, from now on, you can fly your camera drone or model aircraft in the permitted areas, but you are not required to register it with FAA as long as you use it for personal purposes.Drones used for crop or cell-tower inspection, real estate photography, as well as delivery drones, don’t fall into this category. They are considered commercial drones, and they still require registration.The registration system went into effect Dec. 21, 2015. From then on, as SF Gate reports, around 745,000 people have signed up with FAA. The new regulation (or better to say, the lack of one), could bring lots of issues.First of all, FAA uses the regulation system to educate users about safety. Also, when the owners register, FAA can track which of the users pose a risk. Without the registration, there is no way of tracing the drone back to the owner who poses the risk to others with irresponsible flying. For example, if someone hurts a person with a drone or flies in the restricted area, the authorities have no easy way of finding the pilot. Considering that the number of hobbyist drone users is rising, I wonder about the results this decision will give.What do you think? Does FAA have the right to require users to register, or not? Was this a good decision?[via SF Gate]

Source: FAA doesn’t require registration of personal drones anymore – DIY Photography