To recap, so far my mission is to train a neural network to make better cat picture captions based on what ones are successful on Facebook cat picture groups. To do this I will need to mine data to teach my network, and my journey has brought me to this article: Facebook Data Mining using… Continue reading Neural Networking (for Dummies) 3 – R Data Mining from Facebook
Step 1 of this journey is to get data to "train" your neural network into a text file with 1 entry per line. Sounds simple enough right? It's not btw I'm going to try and train my network using posts from Facebook cat picture sharing groups. For my first (and hopefully only) attempt I'm using… Continue reading Neural Networking (for Dummies) 2 – Data Miner
With the help of my trusty Nikon D3400 and "Digital Photography for Dummies", I am finally taking some high quality cat photos. I'm still learning (reading "Photoshop Elements 2019 for Dummies now) but that hasn't stopped me from sharing some of these pictures on social media. Behold: The Power of Photoshop My latest frustrations are… Continue reading Neural Networking (for Dummies)
So 3D Printing and my newfound hobby of painting hats for Smooshy took a bit of a hiatus due to holiday craziness followed by basement renovations. For some reason, past-Christi told her girlfriend that fixing up the basement was a "winter project" so it would be future-Christi's problem. Which was great until it was winter.… Continue reading New Camera = BETTER SMOOSHY PICS!
My girlfriend wanted Nightmare Before Christmas decorations for Halloween, so we went to Thingiverse and picked out Jack, Sally, and this beautiful diorama of the iconic hill in the movie. The parts printed out fine, but they did require some assembly. I'm not the most skilled with my hands, so assembling Jack was basically my… Continue reading Nightmare Before Christmas Prints
So the holidays have clearly taken me away from this hobby for a while, but I wanted to share the Halloween project I made in October. Since Madam Crookshanks got her name from Hermione's cat in Harry Potter, I thought it'd be fitting to make some Harry Potter prints. I decided to print glasses, the… Continue reading Harry Potter Halloween!
So a few weeks ago I accidentally deleted all of my pictures from my previous blog, and it took about a week to port everything over to this new site that I can actually back up. Me, right after I clicked the little "trash can" icon.... If you're blogging with WordPress, I recommend you check… Continue reading New Blog, Newer Cat Pics
Update: Thank you to user outsourcedguru for sharing the following useful information that I will be looking into ASAP: If you use OctoPrint as a web service for your 3D printer, there’s a very good plugin for this called OctoPrint-PrintTimeGenius which does an excellent job of indicating truthful status throughout the entire print. So I've been… Continue reading Print Time Estimate Way Off???
Hey there! It'd mean a lot to me if you took a little detour and check out my new Patreon page! You can it follow for free, or optionally donate monthly for exclusive patron-only posts and rewards! Want your own 3D object? Join the Wild Kitteh or King Catto tier and I'll print you whatever you want! So head on over there now! I'm… Continue reading New Patreon Page: Get Your Own Prints!
If you've been following my blog, you know it's been a rocky road to be able to print the Zelda Shield (see Zelda Shield: A Total Disaster and Zelda Shield Round 2: Failure is not an option!). Now that I've gotten the two pieces, I need to glue them together, remove the support plastic, smooth the… Continue reading Finishing the Zelda Shield, Sword, and Hat