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Problems with Netbook Multitasking and MakerBots

Another FAIL

XYZ stopped, but the extruder kept going. Lovely.

This is what happens when you VNC into your MakerBot-controlling netbook while it's printing something. It destroyed my extruder barrel by coating it in PLA and pushing up the ceramic tape. There goes $20 for a replacement. I don't think I'll be remotely managing my MakerBot ever again. Well, I'm now going to be using a Pentium 4 3.00 GHz 512 MB RAM machine that I got for free to control my MakerBot. Hopefully that will solve some of the problems I've had in the past. At least it'll Skeinforge faster.