This Day in Blogging History: Smoothing 3D prints with acetone; In Praise of the Sales Force; Useful Aramaic phrases for Last Temptation viewers

One year ago today
Smoothing 3D prints with acetone and without patent violations: Austin Wilson and Neil Underwood from the North Carolina makerspace Fablocker invented a great, simple process for smoothing out 3D prints using evaporated nail-polish remover in a large jar.

Five years ago today
In Praise of the Sales Force: the stuff a publisher does for an author that the Internet can't replace: Hardly a day goes by that I don't get an e-mail from someone who's ready to reinvent publishing using the Internet, and the ideas are often good ones, but they lack a key element: a sales force.

Ten years ago today
Aramaic phrases of note and utility: B-kheeruut re'yaaneyh laa kaaley tsuuraathaa khteepaathaa, ellaa Zaynaa Mqatlaanaa Trayaanaa laytaw! It may be uncompromising in its liberal use of graphic violence, but Lethal Weapon II it ain't.

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