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Ideas

Ferris Sweep 3D Printed Base

I show above my very basic Ferris Sweep base for a mod created by Ben Vallack.

It positions the PCB at 7 degrees angle slightly over a desk surface.
It requires 6 mm silicone/rubber pads to keep the keyboard stable.
I use a thick pad to support my wrists when using the keyboard.

In the attached archive I included STL files for both hands. I printed mine in PLA with 0.2 mm layer height.

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Spirituality

The Miracle Of Love

Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart “The Miracle Of Love”

How many sorrows
Do you try to hide
In a world of illusion
That’s covering your mind?
I’ll show you something good
Oh I’ll show you something good.
When you open your mind
You’ll discover the sign
That there’s something
You’re longing to find…

The miracle of love
Will take away your pain
When the miracle of love
Comes your way again.

Cruel is the night
That covers up your fears.
Tender is the one
That wipes away your tears.
There must be a bitter breeze
To make you sting so viciously –
They say the greatest coward
Can hurt the most ferociously.
But I’ll show you something good.
Oh I’ll show you something good.
If you open your heart
You can make a new start
When your crumbling world falls apart.

The miracle of love
Will take away your pain
When the miracle of love
Comes your way again.

It takes a miracle
They hurt you so badly
The Miracle Of Love

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Spirituality

Love and me

Bajm – “Love and me”

She and I
Two sisters
Two poles
Tell me
Which of us
Means more today?

Her face
My face
Color of lips
The power of words
How is it?

I feel pain
When she cries
When she cries
It’s not the first time
I’ve hurt her
I also regret not for the first time

Anyway
I share with her
Every regret
And every my mistake and uncertainty
Believing that her strength is with me.

It’s not the first time
I’ve hurt her
I also regret not for the first time

Love!

Do you know what it means
To have its brilliance in your heart?
You will never understand it.
You won’t meet her alone.

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Spirituality

WiNDUP

This beautiful creation in Unity engine is a very good image of our reality.

We all have Father who sings a song of Love in our hearts, waiting for us to recognize and to follow it, through dark corners of our souls and finally wake up to hug him again.

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Spirituality

Glimmer

Armia “Przebłysk 5”

An eye to Heaven, to the Earth a corpse
Between those pathetic lamp of words
My whole world means nothing
I pursue you, I call you to live

Light! Shine! Light! Lead me!

From death life, from darkness light
The song will not keep up with him anyway
When the heart burns all the days
I’m building a house where you will live too

Light! Shine! Light! Lead me!

You are the way, you are the shore of the day
You are the key, the World is not worth you
You brought fire, careless laughter
The rest is nothing, because yours is

Light! Light! Light!
Guide me!

Let it protect you, let it support you
Let it protect you, let it support you
Let it protect you, let it support you
Let it protect you, let it support you

Light!

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Spirituality

Higher Love

Depeche Mode “Higher Love”

I can taste more than feel
This burning inside is so real
I can almost lay my hands upon
The warm glow that lingers on

Moved, lifted higher
Moved, my soul’s on fire
Moved, by a higher love

I surrender all control
To the desire that consumes me whole

And leads me by the hand to infinity
That lies in wait at the heart of me

Moved, lifted higher
Moved, my soul’s on fire
Moved, by a higher love

Heaven bound on the wings of love
There’s so much that you can rise above

Moved, lifted higher
Moved, moved, by a higher love
By a higher love

I surrender heart and soul
Sacrificed to a higher goal

Moved, moved by a higher love
By a higher love

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SketchUp Plug-ins

Thea for SketchUp 3.0

Altair has recently released my connection between Thea Engine and Trimble SketchUp:

Thea for Sketchup v3

It is a big challenge for a classic “offline” render engine to compete with real-time “online” engines, but I believe we are getting very close now. The interactive denoising combined with continuous hardware improvements will soon lead to convergence of Thea with real-time performance. We still have some important tasks to do to close the gap close or almost close. The good thing is that the superior quality is on our side, while online engines may struggle to deliver the precision of the desired output, especially in more complex scenes.

I have a lot ideas for the future. Thanks to Altair and plugin users, I am constantly challenged to meet their expectations. It is not always easy, but I always put myself in user’s skin and try thinking their way. I also use from time to time Thea to visualize my own and my wife’s concepts. With the help of Thea it makes conveying the ideas to our clients and audience much easier.

I highly recommend checking the newest version. Interactive denoising combined with improved interactive updates made a lot of difference, not to mention other features like Relight or Adaptive Tracing which sets GPU output quality even higher then before.

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Spirituality

Love and marriage

There is no relationship between a man and a woman without Love.

At the heart of marriage is the gift of self. A gift in the same way that Love gives itself to us, so that we may truly live and love. Just as She offers herself unconditionally, fully, completely, in trust, so also we will not be one without being immersed in Her.

The meeting of the spouses, in any form, is, or should rather be, a celebration, a celebration of the presence between them the One that animates and unites them. Marriage is then not a compulsion, not an institution, not a commandment. “Love!” it is the basis of any coexistence.

“Love!” it is Life itself.

Why are we satisfied with what is shallow, superficial, even “epidermal”?! Why can couples say to Life: “No!” ?!!! Why there is so little respect in us for what we only participate in and are not independent perpetrators?!! Wake up !!!

“Without me you can do nothing!”

“Without me, you will not create anything permanent. Without me, you will not be fully united. Without me, you will not be able to face all adversities. Without me, it makes no sense. Without me, there is no “You”.”

Let us have the courage to love! Marriage is the womb of unity. The main reason and driving force behind the spouses’ meeting should be Love they participate in, which will last, not like the other reasons. It is in everyday meetings that we mature to be fully a gift and support for our spouse. A support that can tenderly point out a mistake, give you encouragement, rejoice together and suffer with pain.

Is there a better and fuller school of Love? How many subtle adversities must be faced in order to allow this one born of the Source itself to see! Let the Holy Spirit, in his perfect sensitivity, lead us towards its fullness. Amen.

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Spirituality

Final transfiguration

Mary is the first to be brought back to life by Love, right after her Son. According to tradition, Mary died in a dream to be resurrected and passed away in flesh to this reality that we call Heaven. This is also the way for us.

“Whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.”
(Luke 24:9)

Let us open ourselves to the Holy Spirit so that he can ultimately transform us, like Mary, into children of light, resurrected sons and daughters. It doesn’t have to mean that we will have to leave, but maybe we will.

The Risen One left us so that we would receive the Holy Spirit, that He might make the final transformation in us.

“The earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.”
“For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.” (Romans 8:19, 29)

Mary, let victory come to us in your way, as some people persistently expect it.

Who among us, Christians is looking for a resurrection, a rebirth by the Spirit? Who wants to be transformed like Christ on Mount Tabor? Are our eyes focused on what is high or with our heads down, we can barely drag our feet?

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Ideas

Christmas ornament

I created a following Christmas ornament. It is full SketchUp model, .stl files for individual components for 3D printout, layout and pdf file of assembly instruction. A gift box is included, if you would like to share it with others.

Merry Christmas Everyone!