walden

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  • waldenOPMAtoWetShavingTuesday SOTD Thread - June 25th, 2024
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    June 25, 2024

    • Brush: Maggard 24mm G5 Synthetic
    • Razor: Wolfman Guerilla (Gen 1)
    • Blade: Bolzano Superinox (German) (13)
    • Lather: Barrister & Mann - Promises - Soap
    • Post Shave: Noble Otter - The Night Before - Aftershave
    • Fragrance: House of Mammoth - Jitterbug - EdP

    I got Promises recently for $5! This was my first lather from the new tub. Great lather and a good enough scent for the price! Real nice overall.

    This blade won’t quit. Excellent shaves all around.



  • I guess so. Honestly, though, if you have a rare condition and don’t want people suggesting things that you can’t do, it helps to be clear in your communication.

    If you go to a restaurant and tell the server “I can’t cook and I’m smell sensitive”, they’re going to say “Ok, you’ve come to the right place”. Instead, tell them “Unfortunately, if I catch a whiff of food I’ll feel sick.” Then the restaurant can see if there’s anything they can do for you.

    I just think most people, if they weren’t already aware of his Mayo Clinic saga and his rare condition, wouldn’t guess “oh this guy must have that thing where smelling food makes him feel sick” based on what he wrote. Something that rare and, let’s be honest, strange, needs to be stated clearly if he really wants people to know about it.

    I mentioned the fact that he paid $8+ for someone to deliver food, and his response rubbed me as overly defensive – “Some people just don’t bother reading the original list of 5 items, comprehending each one before commenting on my precious post.”











  • I have a bunch of z-wave, too. Z-wave and Zigbee, I think, only broadcast when needed. That’s why they’re much more battery friendly. If they’re plugged in, they do more listening and re-broadcasting to do what you’re talking about.

    Wifi has, relatively, a ton more traffic. DHCP renewals, keep-alive messages, and basically always listening all the time to see if something is looking for it. That being said, these smart switches use very little data overall. Unifi shows them using about 700 bits per second, which is 0.0007 Mbps.


  • waldenAtohomeassistant@lemmy.worldIn-wall light switch recommendations
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    Actually now that I think about it, without more than 1 access point, everything will all be on the same channel. I have 3 different channels due to having 3 different access points, all set to individual channels. This reduces conflicts (more than one device trying to use the same channel at the same time, a weakness of wifi).

    As of right now, my “busiest” access point has 23 devices connected to it on 2.4 GHz. The AP is reporting that channel being 23% utilized. Still, I wouldn’t want anywhere near 100% utilization. Things would certainly slow down as it gets higher.

    Newer versions of WiFi reduce this problem, but smart devices use whatever is cheap and effective. 2.4 GHz travels better through walls and has better range compared to 5 GHz, but 5 GHz is faster and has more available channels.


  • I currently have 54 things connected to WiFi in my house. Only 10 of those are connected to 5 Ghz. The rest only support 2.4.

    With one good access point it would probably work no problem. I have 3 access points due to the layout of my house.

    Use channels 1, 6, and/or 11. Those are the only channels that don’t overlap with other channels. If you live in a dense area, 2.4 gets tricky. 5 is easier, because more channels.


  • They work like regular switches. The flip of the physical switch sends the change back to home assistant to keep everything synchronicity.

    I don’t have any, though, so I’m not sure if you can set it to “up is always on”, or if it ends up being a switch, so “whichever direction just changes the on/off state”



  • June 24, 2024

    • Brush: Maggard 24mm G5 Synthetic
    • Razor: Wolfman Guerilla (Gen 1)
    • Blade: Bolzano Superinox (German) (12)
    • Lather: Catie’s Bubbles - Royal Garden - Soap
    • Post Shave: Spearhead - Seaforth! Heather - Toner
    • Fragrance: House of Mammoth - Jitterbug - EdP

    Really good shave, especially considering the 12 uses on the blade so far.

    This is a fun theme and makes me reflect on my first year or two, how people kept sending me stuff without me even asking. It got to a point where I started telling people “no, please, stop”.

    I got Royal Garden before competing in my first Lather Games in the year 2021. I started wetshaving in July 2020, so I had a full year to get hyped and stocked up. @Ramjet615@sub.wetshaving.social sent me this big 2 oz Cbubs sample, along with a bunch of other samples. I think I still have some of them, but this is the only one that I specifically remember coming from him.

    Relevant post-shave and frag: This aftershave was given to me by my lovely wife as a birthday gift (along with matching soap and frag). Jitterbug was given to me by @mammothben@sub.wetshaving.social after I helped him a spreadsheet that changed his life forever.




  • June 23, 2024

    • Brush: AP Shave Co. - 24mm 2Bed Synthetic #FAUXFUR
    • Razor: Wolfman Guerilla (Gen 1) #CNC
    • Blade: Bolzano Superinox (German) (11)
    • Lather: Stirling Soap Co. - Almond Creme - Soap
    • Post Shave: Old Spice - Hawkridge - Aftershave
    • Fragrance: Brut - EdT

    Theme justification, from the Stirling website:

    Scent Description
    
    Delicious Marzipan is the second name for this soap. It really needs no other description, other than to say you might try to eat it. It tastes like soap, though. Don’t ask how I know…..For Men and Women.
    

    I used the “#CNC” tag earlier in the games, but thanks to the portal I was able to realize that I effed it up and put it in the wrong place. So here’s my second attempt at getting that scavenger hunt item.

    For the “#FAUXFUR” tag, it will be up to the lovely judge to decide. The AP Shave Co. website doesn’t have much in the way of marketing descriptions, but with the lower part of the bristles being light colored, then a band of darker color, then another band of light color – it looks like it’s imitating a badger knot. But, if it’s deemed to not count, I’m ok with that.


  • I don’t care.

    I help moderate a community that tries to mirror how things were done on Reddit, and over time we decided “this isn’t Reddit, we don’t have nearly as many users as Reddit, so there’s no need to run this place like Reddit”.

    Eventually this community and others will reach a tipping point where there’s a need to cull posts and have stricter content guidelines, but for now I think it’s ok to be a bit lax.