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dv8 - totally not curvycom
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dv8 - totally not curvycom
1 month ago

Ssssssssssssssssaturday… I guess it’s Ssssssssnaturday?

On TOR. Can’t see the thread pic. But I can paste it into Brave and see it. So that’s good.

The thing about TOR is that you may or may not get images depending on what country the random nodes you get.

Like this particular session here is:

Sedona, Germany, Germany, France, TehSqueak.

But I pasted the ssssssssssssssnake into brave and saw the thread picture.

dv8 - totally not curvycom
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dv8 - totally not curvycom
1 month ago

If I got a real VPN I wouldn’t have this problem.

Also, if I ran my own DNS, I probably wouldn’t either, because I could flush my domain cache whenever it happened and get the wheel back.

Also I might be able to diagnose where and who’s settings are wrong--whether it’s various ISPs or Teh Wheel itself.

dv8 - totally not curvycom
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dv8 - totally not curvycom
1 month ago

I slept so long yesterday. I’m preparing for a long shower. Once again regretting my choice to do my hair in a facsimile of my youthful color. I’ve got semi permanent color in my hair and beard and am giving it a good long time to soak in before I get in the shower.

My actual hair is quite white in color at this point, but it makes my beard kind of invisible on camera (because I was streaming a lot back then) The hair wouldn’t be that much of a problem, but I felt like I needed some contrast in my face.

Anyway, I haven’t decided to do anything about it yet, but there would be so much less work if I let it go gray.

It’s not all that much trouble to use temp color on the beard though, so …. But I’m not sure about white dreads and a dark beard. If I had dark skin, like a proper Italian, (my dad for example) then a white beard would be fine because it would provide contrast.

No one cares about this, but I’m talking about it anyway.

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dv8 - totally not curvycom
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dv8 - totally not curvycom
1 month ago

I’m trying to get myself to learn about crypto. I’ve been so tired after work these days, I just want to relax and chill while I’m not working. But I really want to learn about offline wallets and mining and staking and all these terms I don’t understand. It would be interesting to start my own “shitcoin” as well. People sill do that. the people behind the “wallstreet bets” group just did that (WSB) but of course they have a large enough following to get it going while, I wouldn’t have any way of promoting my own “shitcoin.” But basically, anyone can start their own blockchain for whatever reason.

Monero is one privacy coin/non surveillance coin that took off, and you can still successfully mine it as an individual. I really want to look into that. All the information is available on their organization site; all the software necessary is available for download, I just haven’t gotten myself to do it yet.

I did buy one Monero coin though, on the Kraken platform, but I haven’t even verified my account there yet. That’s how burned out I am.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Snakey Saturday salutations, Wheelizens!

dv8 --

Hope you got some rest.

I dyed my beard until my hair started going grayish-white, at which point I stopped.
Was kind o’ pissed my hair hadn’t gone snow white in my early 50s like my old man’s did. So now I occasionally use a blue rinse on it to reduce the “dinginess”.

Aah…what price vanity.

I don’t understand crypto, either. Perhaps one of these days I’ll get off of my keister and educate myself.

Mac --

I think you were wise to let others install your new kitchen sink, given the weight. Hope it went smoothly and that you and Elena are pleased with teh result.

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dv8 - totally not curvycom
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dv8 - totally not curvycom
1 month ago

Yeah, you can also use that purple shampoo which will actually make it turn bone white over a few washings. I did that once a few years back, and everything turned pretty much white.

Lol vanity.

Well… in my case it was kind of a nerdy desire for contrast. When I stream, for example, I make no secret that everything on my head is dyed.

But Harper would like it better if it was all white--including the dreds. She has always been partial to silver hair.

I’ve thought about it before, during, and after I did it. I still think about it. It would be pretty easy to switch. Just start using purple shampoo and after it grows out a while, just make white extensions to match, then I’d cut the dark ones off and splice the white ones on.

It would be “easy” but still take a while to complete, but after that, I wouldn’t really have to do any dying; just use purple shampoo to keep it white.

Now If I could keep my beard to ABSOLUTE white, it might provide enough contrast for streaming because I’m certainly more ruddy than pale these days, so as it is, the generic gray of my beard kind of matches my face color as far as the camera goes. The white would probably stand out enough, although it would be better if I had acquired my Dad’s skin color.

I tried to upload a photo of my dad earlier, I took a picture of a photo up on the wall, but the wheel wouldn’t accept such a hi res photo. So I’ll have to downscale it in order to upload one. It’s black and white though and so doesn’t really show his skin color that well.

dv8 - totally not curvycom
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dv8 - totally not curvycom
1 month ago

I guess this color has been on long enough. It’s time to wash it all off.

dv8 - totally not curvycom
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dv8 - totally not curvycom
1 month ago

we’ll see what takes and what needs to be touched up……………..

dv8 - totally not curvycom
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dv8 - totally not curvycom
1 month ago

often I just brush temp or semi perm color into my hair and beard and just leave it in. It’s a lazy way of keep it dark but it tends to rub off on things, so it’s kind of a mess to do it that way.

I used to use Grecian Formula sometimes also, but it’s getting hard to find as other types of penetrating dyes have been developed so the old 4000 year old formula is passe, at this point. (most drug stores don’t have it anymore, for example, but of course, you can still get it on amazon)

dv8 - totally not curvycom
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dv8 - totally not curvycom
1 month ago

This has been dv8’s fashion tips……

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 month ago

Good morning, GN -- hello Fatwa and Dv8. Good fashion tips -- it ain’t easy getting old.

I now believe we’ve reached peak stupid -- racist rocks.
https://www.weau.com/2021/08/06/uw-moves-70-ton-chamberlain-rock-off-campus-after-student-backlash/

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
1 month ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

Wow! Just, wow!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Oooh…they removed a rock because, more than a century ago, it had a rayciss nickname?

It ought to have been dropped on the weak-minded, whiny little bitches who made a fuss about it and renamed Squished Dumbshits Rock.

*Dusts hands*

Problem(s) solved.

Please subscribe to my Twitter feed for more helpful hints.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
1 month ago

I had hopes that they had done just that when I read this line:

In November, the university’s Campus Planning Committee recommended moving the rock to Chancellor Rebecca Blank

but no, it was just a failure of the writer and editor to ply their craft in standard English.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
1 month ago

Happy Nope-Rope Saturday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, dv8 (and Harper!), Fatwa, and Sven!

I don’t dye my hair and can’t grow a beard worth a darn, but I am surprised that my hair isn’t snow white, as was the case with some of my forebear’s.

I’ve learned just enough about cryptocurrency to know that I don’t know a darn thing about it. Mining -- for what? Where is the value? Who put it there? How? Yeah, I ain’t got a clue.

The neighbors down the hill have trimmed up one tree and a palm tree in their backyard. Chainsaws early in the morning are not my favorite, but at least they’re cleaning up what has habitually been a rat’s nest. Now if they’d just trim a couple of other trees that are blocking our view…

dv8 - totally not curvycom
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dv8 - totally not curvycom
1 month ago

Mining is basically finding twin prime numbers and is also called “proof of work” and so it’s the equivalent of digging, say, gold, out of the ground, for a particular blockchain.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
1 month ago
Reply to  Just Mac

130 lbs is still nothing to be casual about. A good, deep sink is so much better than your builder-basic sink that you can’t submerge a pot in.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
1 month ago
Reply to  Just Mac

Glad that’s not from 130 lbs of sink dropping on your face!
Since Elena wants your hair colored, ask what shade of purple she’d like. Or maybe she’d prefer green?

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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I think Mac’s more of a magenta guy.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Just Mac

πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

dv8 - totally not curvycom
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dv8 - totally not curvycom
1 month ago
Reply to  Just Mac

I saw the picture. I couldn’t even get a link from TOR. But we’re back on suddenlink again. Yep. My hair and beard are white like yours.

dv8 - totally not curvycom
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dv8 - totally not curvycom
1 month ago

and strangely, my eyebrows are still mostly dark (also like yours.)