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A hilarious developer diary penned by Greg Fulton, lead designer for HoMMIII, detailing NWO's final sprint to get the game published in working order at the deadline
2023.06.06 23:29 EnCamp A hilarious developer diary penned by Greg Fulton, lead designer for HoMMIII, detailing NWO's final sprint to get the game published in working order at the deadline
Two weeks ago, I spoke on the phone with Tom Ono, the manual writer for Heroes of Might and Magic III. As usual, Tom asked how things were going. I said things were good... then proceeded to whine and complain for the next five minutes (much to Tom's amusement). 12/05/98
When the conversation concluded, Tom said, "Don't complain too much. Some people would give their eyeteeth to be in the game industry." I responded, "Who are these people and why haven't they been beaten for their own good?"
My name is Gregory Fulton, game designer for Heroes of Might and Magic III (developed by New World Computing, published by 3DO). You may call me Greg. Like most game designers, I'm sure you'll find me a bitter and cynical man, aged beyond my years, full of sarcasm, and inexplicably drawn to the horrors of game production like a lobotomized moth to the "pretty" flame.
As I guide you through your weekly tour of my memories, I promise the recollected images will be truthful and sincere but written with a smirk and a wink.
Undoubtedly, we will interact with the following animals: artists, level builders, managers, producers, programmers, testers, and monkeys. To help ensure your safety, I request you fasten your seat belts, keep your hands to your sides at all times, and be sure to not make any quick and sudden movements. Remember... we will be passing through the game production process.
It's Saturday. I'm at work with three other members of the Heroes3 team. I'll be in again tomorrow.
Smells like "crunch time."
Everyone in the game industry knows the term "crunch time." Those not in the industry may ask, "What is crunch time?" Long hours: 10-18 each day. We're starting our fourth crunch month. We have at least one more after this.
Bad take-out food: Mexican and Chinese food are New World's favorites. Today we had Taco Bell and Domino's pizza as part of NWC's "work for food" program.
Social Life: To work in the game industry you must already have some form of social retardation. When crunch mode begins, you may only speak in code to coworkers. Immediate family and friends may be seen on brief occasions so they don't file a missing-persons report. I'm one of the lucky ones; I don't remember having any friends or family.
Hygiene: Haircuts and showers become optional in favor of more sleep time. For me, showers are a must, but my hair is sprouting wings and a tail. Pretty soon I'll look like the lead singer from Flock of Seagulls.
Stress: Anger and frustration are frequent companions. If bridges are burned, this is usually the time. Earlier this week morale was low. In a fit of anger concerning team interactions, I was heard shouting, "I feel like a kindergarten teacher. Can't everyone just keep their hands to themselves and play nice!"
Murphy's law: Any potential hazard will be encountered. I'm writing this diary from the NWC conference room. My computer refuses to function for more than five minutes without seizing up. 12/06/98
This weekend I'm taking care of my PR duties (hence this diary). Not the most exciting stuff, so I'll relate a short story from earlier this week.
David Mullich (producer), Mark Caldwell (NWC vice president and programmer), Jon Van Caneghem (NWC president, creator of all things Might and Magic, and company design visionary), and I found ourselves crowded into the sweltering office of Scott White.
Scott did all the town screens in Heroes III except the Rampart, Necropolis, and Fortress. Since he finished his 3D duties, he's turned his skills to the game's interface. Believe it or not, we were in Scott's office arguing about color: interface colors and player colors.
After much arguing about the interface colors, we decided to leave it virtually untouched. Player colors were a different subject.
Originally, we used light blue, dark blue, red, green, purple, brown, black, and white. These colors needed to change. Light blue looked like the blue used in the main menu. Brown clashed with the brown used in the general game interface. Game text disappeared against white. Black and green disappeared with the terrain colors shown on the game mini-map.
OK. We agreed some of the colors needed to change. After this, the agreements stopped. I don't know what is more ridiculous... arguing over what colors to use or the twisted logic behind the arguments. Red, blue, and dark green were safe choices. We still needed five other colors. The conversation went something like this....
"I don't want yellow. Yellow is the urine color."
"What about brown?"
"I don't like brown."
"Brown is the s**t color."
"What about pink?"
"Pink is a sissy color."
"We won't call it pink. We'll call it 'rose'."
"The rose player?"
"I don't know. If I saw a pink hero, I'd turn and run away. You know any hero secure enough to use pink as his color is bad ass."
"What about magenta?"
"What about cobalt? What about cadmium?"
"Have we accounted for all the fecal colors?"
"What about orange?"
"Phelan (our art lead) doesn't like orange. It looks bad."
"So. I don't think it looks bad."
"Fine. You tell her you want orange."
"She'll kick your ass."
"Oh. Fine. We won't use orange."
So it went. Fifteen minutes later everyone agreed to disagree, and Jon was made the final judge. Here are the final colors: red, blue, yellow, green, orange, purple, aqua, and rose (pink). 12/07/98
Today we stopped all map production. From here until we ship, I join the mapmakers and testers in playing maps and writing bugs... or so I thought.
Today, I had dropped into my lap the assignment of converting the 144-plus pages of the game manual into a help file. Anyone who has written a help file knows how huge this task can be. I could probably finish it in a day, but it requires no one bothering me for an extended period of time. Ha!
At this late stage of the production cycle, my entire day is spent meeting with people, making sure people are doing their work, and confirming that what is being done is correct. I don't have time for work. I've made the ugly evolution from game designer to middle manager.
It wasn't like this at the beginning of the project. At the beginning of the project the game designer is the screaming prophet, lost and alone in the desert (or the design process if you prefer).
In the middle of the production process the prophet is being screamed at by all his fellow coworkers who are wondering what to do because the design doc is behind schedule.
At the end of the project, everyone's a screaming prophet, and everyone is screaming at everyone else.
Sometime in the middle of all this screaming I've got to write this help file. Maybe I could give the assignment to Christian Vanover (H3 assistant director). Isn't it the job of a middle manager to delegate? 12/08/98
Yesterday I was wondering where I would find the time to write the game help file. Today I have the answer.... I think I have the flu. This doesn't feel like any 24-hour "see-ya-bye" flu either. This feels like "kneel before Zod!" flu.
All right. I've got a story for you.
Earlier today we "officially" stopped making maps. From here on out, we play, test, and polish the game. This could mean a little, or a lot. If the maps play well the first time out, revisions will be minor. If we end up chucking whole maps, we may find ourselves back to making maps. Thus, we started playing them today. JVC (Jon Van Caneghem, New World's president) ended up playing a notorious map named "Barbarian Breakout."
Ten minutes after he starts, JVC pages me over my phone intercom: "Hey Yoda." (He's been calling me Yoda lately. I don't know why. I'm not sure if I should be honored or offended. On one hand, Yoda is wise and he trains Jedi Knights. On the other hand, he is a short ugly green dude with big ears.) "Enemy hero with six behemoths (one of the highest-level creatures) knocked on my front door on week two, day one."
"Oops. I'll be right there."
As soon as I walked into JVC's office, the razzing began.
"What's with the six behemoths? Is this one of the balanced scenarios?"
"OK, OK. Something's wrong. Turn off the fog."
Jon restarts the scenario, turns off the fog of war, ends turn four times in a row, then right-clicks the enemy hero to see the extent of his forces. Aside from his other three stacks of creatures... he has one stack of six behemoths. Oops.
"All right. Open the map in the editor."
Jon opens the map in the editor. What do we discover? First, the enemy hero starts at level three, and the mapmaker (Dave Botan) has given him four stacks of creatures. In addition, the enemy hero's starting town has three of seven creature generators already prebuilt.
No wonder the enemy was able to recruit behemoths on day four.
Remember the story about the father who comes home from a bad day at work and yells at his wife? She in turn yells at her kid. The kid in turn kicks the dog.
At this point, I'm looking for a dog to kick. So, I hunt down Dave Botan. Immediately, Dave states his defense.
"Everyone says the map's too hard. It isn't. The AI's cheating." (Recently, we discovered the artificial intelligence was exploiting an undiscovered bug allowing it to recruit more creatures than were actually available.)
"The AI doesn't need to cheat. It's already got a huge advantage."
"There's a bug."
"Doesn't matter. Set all players to normal starting conditions."
At this point everyone begins to playfully dog-pile on Dave telling all the reasons why his maps suck. In the end he relented and fixed the map. 12/09/98
I'm not writing from work today. I'm writing from home. I have seven-way-straight-from-the-bottom-of-the-Amazon-flu.
With this kind of flu the logical course of action would be to rest, drink lots of fluids, watch lots of movies, maybe see a doctor. However, I am a game designer and unfamiliar with the ways of logic. A day at home with the flu means I have the opportunity to finish the H3 help file.
How pathetic can you get? On my day off to rest and get better, I use the uninterrupted time to convert a 144+ page manual into a help file.
I should get sick more often. I get more work done. 12/10/98
I'm back at work today. Good news... I finished the help file. Bad news... I still have the flu, and because I was so efficient in writing the game help file... I've been given the task of writing the map editor help file. Oh yeah, finish it by Monday.
Monday? There's so much pressure in my head, when I sniff, my eyes want to flee their sockets. My voice has the auditory consistency of sandpaper. Monday? Sure, I'll have it done by Monday. 12/11/98
Well, it's Friday night, and I have yet to see Star Trek: Insurrection. Doubt I'll be seeing it anytime soon.
One of the unmentioned symptoms of crunch time is cultural unawareness. In my time at a previous company I almost missed the entire O.J. trial. I haven't seen a movie since Starship Troopers. I'm not kidding. 12/14/98
I shouldn't have come in to work Thursday and Friday. It really pushed me over the edge. For the past two days I've been laid up with fever and chills. Remarkably, it was the one thing to take my mind off work. Aside from a froggy throat, it seems to have passed.
Enough about my illness. From here on, assume I'm always ill with the flu. 12/15/98
Today NWC (New World Computing) took a brief pause from game development to listen to Trip Hawkins (president of 3DO, NWC's parent company).
Twice a year, Trip makes a formal visit to talk about the company and where we're going as a company. It's a nice break from things.
However, Trip wasn't half as exciting as David Richie (our tools programmer) who sat next to me. Turns out David is coming down with the flu.
Over the course of the meeting, the air conditioning didn't turn on. With over 50 people crammed into a room, it got hot very fast. As the minutes passed, I could see David slowly whither.
I thought he was going to vomit. So basically, for most of the meeting, I sat envisioning how I was going to get out of the way when the volcano erupted.
Luckily, the volcano did not erupt. David left in the middle of the lecture and I haven't seen him since. 12/17/98
Welcome to the end of another working day at NWC. There is still no sign of David Richey. Another one of our programmers, John Krause, called in sick today. David Mullich (the Heroes III director) was ready to take bets on who would call in sick next. Of course, everyone blames me for getting them ill.
As far as your average NWC workday goes, this one was hectic and full of revelation.
Yes. Revelation. Only today did I look at my calendar and realize Christmas was next Friday.
Yes. Hectic. Every now and then I need to wipe my desk clean. This means catching up on all the hand-scrolled notes and stray post-its littered about my desk. When my desk is clean, I'm caught up.
This very act of cleaning makes for a semi-chaotic day. There is much gear shifting and subject changing to close dangling issues.
Add to this my usual parade of visitors, and my first chance to test multiplayer, and it takes great effort to avoid turning into a screaming monkey. Yes, I said screaming monkey.
Frequently, I find myself held hostage in my own office as a line of visitors (testers, programmers, artists, producers, etc.) quickly assemble outside my office in a short period of time, all wanting a piece of my brain.
Today it happened to occur while I was in the middle of a multiplayer game with Jeff Leggett (H3 multiplayer programmer). Simultaneously, I had three people show up and cram themselves into my small office. Each began jockeying for position to ask a question. Meanwhile, Jeff waited on the phone intercom, with Heroes III continually chiming in the background, letting me know it was my turn to play.
At this point you may apply the screaming monkey metaphor.
Despite the great potential for chaos, I asked Jeff to wait, gave my three suitors a number, told them to wait in line, then answered each of their questions.
On the surface, everything looked under control. Little did these poor souls know there was a screaming monkey, trapped in my mind's steel cage, wildly thrashing about in a desperate attempt to escape and turn me into a volcano of anger and lunacy.
When it was over, I took a deep breath, noted the walls weren't sprayed with the blood of innocent coworkers, and returned to my multiplayer game with Jeff.
Heroes II multiplayer wasn't friendly in the least. When it wasn't your turn, all you could do was sit at the computer and stare at the screen like a moron.
Well, thanks to our wonderful network programmer, Jeff Leggett, a moron you will no longer be.
Jeff has finished implementing multiplayer support. Now we're on a bug hunt. So, today, Jeff and I played a multiplayer game in the background while we went about our work.
I must admit, I had a blast. Moments like this make me forget my job is serious work. 12/18/98 Friday
Today I actually managed to catch up on all my notes. Next up, International Translation Kit. It can wait until Sunday. I don't get to enjoy these moments of accomplishment very often.
Being a game designer is nothing more than a life of delayed gratification. You spend the first month of the project "being creative," then spend the next 17 as a bricklayer implementing low-level details and boot-strapping the game design when unforeseen consequences arise.
Tomorrow we have our annual company Christmas party. I won't be going. I see my coworkers every day at work. I don't want to see them in a social environment. It'd be too weird. They'd have, like, spouses and dates and stuff, and wear dress clothes.
We've been told we can dress formal or casual. To me this means torn jeans and a food-stained white T-shirt. To everyone else, this means dress formal, because no one wants to underdress.
I don't want to see any of my coworkers dressed up. The thought frightens me. We're a bunch of geeks. We don't look good in casual wear. Formal wear will only amplify our geekiness.
Only one thing could entice me to go to the Christmas party - seeing the wives go off on the management for working their husbands so hard. I'd pay to see that... provided I wasn't on the receiving end.
By the way... hello to Chris Cross and Brian Reed, two friends I made when I briefly worked at Dreamworks Interactive (I didn't work on Trespasser). They called me today. They'd read the first entry in the Designer Diary and called to tell me what they thought. They then tied me up on the phone for the next 30 minutes while simultaneously sending me e-mail with bizarre and obscene attachments. 01/02/99 Saturday
Well, I'm back at work. The Christmas break was needed. I spent the first three days drinking eggnog, sleeping in 12- and 16-hour shifts, and watching Clinton get impeached.
After I was well rested, the eggnog was all gone, and Clintion was impeached, I did what any game design loser would do... worked on the game while on vacation. Ugh. I'm so pathetic.
My initial goal was to play existing maps. After playing five maps, it was obvious the AI hadn't been fully tested. It tended to sit back and never struck out until it had enough forces to guarantee a win.
This made for very extreme game experiences. Either you never saw the AI, or it came storming out of nowhere, knocked on your door, and politely introduced itself as your doom.
When our AI programmer (Gus Smedstad) gets back from vacation, I'll need to share my findings with him.
Well, seeing as I couldn't really play the game, I turned my attention to our 144-page game manual... much to my horror.
It turns out our second draft of the manual was full of errors. So, with red pen in hand, I promoted myself from game designer to fact checker. Over the next three days, I proceeded to bloody the pages of our beautiful manual.
To say it was tedious would be an understatement. When it was all over, I couldn't read anything if it wasn't written in fine print. 01/04/99 Monday
Today was another screaming monkey day. Why? One word: programmers.
I won't say who, but one of our programmers came into my office and proceeded to yell at me over a feature request he'd been given to program.
Why was he yelling at me? On the surface, it was because I hadn't given him enough details, or I hadn't thought through its impact enough. Or it could have been because it was simply a stupid feature, I didn't know what I was doing, and I was ruining the game.
The real reason? He wasn't sure how to program the task he'd been given, and the specified time frame was short. Instead of calming down, thinking it through, and telling me whether it could or could not be done in the given time frame, he panicked, and chose to vent at me.
Programmers are a unique breed. Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em. Some of my best friends are programmers.
I must admit I am fascinated. I've watched each of our team programmers code. It's very amusing. How they code gives me a unique insight to their personality. For instance...
John Bolton (lead programmer): When John programs, it looks like he's playing chess.
David Richey (tools programmer): David doesn't code. Beforehand, he thinks about his task in depth, like contemplating philosophy, then simply writes it up. Quite often you can look through David's office window and see him bent over in his chair, chin on fist, like The Thinker.
Mark Caldwell (NWC VP): You need to know Mark to really understand, but when Mark codes, it's like he's in a boxing ring, ducking shots, trading blows, and trash talking with the program.
Now take such individuals and do the unthinkable... Make them into a team. Worse yet, force them to have meetings in which they must interact on a social level and agree to work together. Worse yet, force them to interact with right-brained artists and game designers.
It's a wonder any games ever get made.
Join designer Greg Fulton as gives us his very last Designer Diary entry, which tracks the last days of Heroes of Might and Magic III. In these last few days, the team waited anxiously to approve the gold candidate. But there is no rest for Greg, as he mentions a little something about the expansion disc. Join us as we count down the final development of Heroes III. 01/07/99
Ever heard the phrase "thousand tile stare"?
It's a phrase used by our mapmakers. You get the thousand tile stare from making H3 maps all day long.
Today I got the thousand tile stare after making a map for our eventual game demo.
It's a very simple, small map, letting players experience a portion of the game. Hopefully they'll experience enough and feel compelled to buy the game. I've been calling the map "Dead and Buried."
When I finished, I gave it to Chris Vanover (H3 assistant director) to play. Chris is an expert Heroes player. He's a good gauge of the map's difficulty.
Watching Chris play was a lot of fun. It allowed me to take a break from work and finally see the game in action. However, I am the worst person to have over your shoulder when you play.
Why? I'm a backseat driver. It's a bad habit from playing console games with friends.
Thus, I watched Chris play and second-guessed him all the way. We were like two old men spitting and complaining about the best strategy as Chris clicked his way through the game. It was rather humorous. 01/08/99
Today I gave the Dead and Buried
map to a few select people to see if anyone could beat it in the allotted time frame of four game weeks.
One of my candidates was Jen Bullard. Jen is the only female tester in the QA area.
Upon entering the test area, I found Jennifer burning a candle at her desk. She wasn't afraid to comment aloud how everyone else in the test area doesn't wash their clothes often enough. She thinks they stink.
No sooner did I sit down to watch Jen play than the verbal bantering between the testers began.
Ryan Den, another one of our testers, was sure he found a bug and asked aloud if anyone had encountered the same bug. No one had. Immediately everyone began shouting "user error." Ryan thought they were all high... until he realized it was user error. Everyone then proceeded to playfully tear into Ryan yet again.
I must admit, our testers are pretty cool. Their interactions are quite amusing. They banter with the voracity of a knife fight, but it's rarely cruel. 01/14/99
Last night was my last chance to revise the game manual. Thus, I decided to pull an all-nighter to finish it. This was my first time being at NWC so late. I also experienced something completely new.
I had been drinking many free Cokes when my bladder reminded me who was really in charge. Without hesitation, I raced to the bathroom. I opened the door. It was dark. This is not unusual. The lights are hooked up to a motion sensor. To save energy, they turn on and off based on the presence of a moving body. Confident the lights would turn on, I strode into the bathroom.
The lights did not illuminate.
Fumbling around in the dark, I was able to find the light switch and flip it on.
Fumbling around some more, I found the door handle and exited the bathroom.
Moving quickly to Mark Caldwell's office (Mark and George were also working late), I told him, "The bathroom lights won't turn on." He said, "Yeah. The bathroom lights don't turn on after midnight." I asked, "How do you go to the bathroom with the lights off?" He answered, "Usually I just feel my way to the urinal."
"I need to take a crap."
"Hey, I wouldn't know anything about that. Get the flashlight from George."
"I need a flashlight?"
So, I walked to George's office.
"I need the bathroom flashlight."
Giggling to himself under his breath, George reached into his desk and gave me a pocket flashlight. With flashlight in hand I returned to the bathroom where everything went according to plan.
I know game production has its odd moments, but... this one was really odd. 01/18/99
In the last days of a game's production, the game designer makes a desperate attempt to prevent features from being cut to make the deadline. However, if I got all the features I wanted, the game would never ship. Thus, there is always a tug of war between the game designer, management, programmers, and artists, to decide what gets into the game and what gets pushed back to the expansion or sequel.
Today I was doing my best to get a new hero into the game without too much additional programming or art. I realized I could get the results I needed by simply adding a new graphic and customizing an existing game hero. Even better, I could get the graphic from existing art in the intro movie. All the artist had to do was crop a freeze-frame from the movie and give it to our asset manager to be put into the game. I could customize the hero in the editor. All the programmers had to do was recognize the character's unique identification.
Well, we did.
I wonder how much longer I can push my luck. 01/19/99
I have become the Walmart floor manager.
No. I haven't quit my job.
Let me explain.
At this stage in the making of the game, I find myself spending most of my time walking the halls with my Notepad of Oppression waiting for people to call out my name.
The notepad is a list of issues needing resolution. Most people find the notepad humorous unless their name is on it. Ironically, I end up putting my name on the notepad more than anyone else's (I'm oppressing myself).
Regardless, when I am walking the halls and someone calls out my name, I duck into their office to answer their questions. Sometimes this means getting on their phone and calling someone else to clear up an issue. If I don't have the answer, I'm the intermediary.
Thus, I feel like the Walmart floor manager, roaming the isles, taking care of arising issues. All I really need is the blue vest. 01/20/99
For a moment, consider most game manuals. Usually, a manual details the game interface and introduces you to the various game elements. Rarely do these manuals give you true game statistics.
For Heroes III , we wanted to buck this trend. Using the Heroes II strategy guide as a model, we decided to make a big manual loaded with information. This is exactly what we did - 144 pages.
Today we signed off on the manual. Well, no sooner did the ink dry than we discovered some errors. It was terrifying. I literally sat at my desk, looking at the errors I had discovered, and heard the manual mocking me with the chittering of a wild hyena.
There was nothing I could do. It was carved in stone. Now understand, most manuals ship with some errors. This is what the Readme is for. However, several people had gone over this manual time and again, and still there were errors.
I'll never make a big manual again. It's too much upkeep considering the fluidity of game design.
I'm sure I'll lose some sleep over this. 1/25/99
Today the Coke machine caught fire.
Let me repeat this. Today the Coke machine caught fire.
Since we started crunching, around 7:00pm each night, Mark Caldwell (NWC VP) has been unlocking the Coke machine for free drinks to go with our evening meal. We don't continue pressing the selection buttons for the various drinks. Instead, we literally open up the front half of this big, red, half-ton refrigerator, made to withstand the assaults of the most juvenile of delinquents.
Now, I'm not exactly clear on the details, but one of the testers pulled open the front door to grab a soda from inside. Apparently, some of the electrical wires were sheared, followed by fire and smoke.
Upon seeing the fire and smelling the smoke, the tester grabbed Ben Bent (NWC office manager and part-time game director). He then pointed out the fire in the Coke machine.
With perfect calm, Ben simply unplugged the Coke machine. Poof. The fire went away.
I must admit, I can't help but see the fire in the Coke machine as a metaphor for Heroes III in production. A fire starts, someone panics, and someone else calmly solves the problem.
Truthfully, it's the story of the game production process. 2/07/99 Sunday
Today could be the day.
We've decided to make a "final candidate" CD-ROM for 3DO approval. A final candidate is what we consider "ready to ship." We then send the final candidate to 3DO for them to do shrink-wrap testing.
Tonight, no one leaves the building until the game is finished. 2/08/99 Monday
It's 5:00am Monday morning.
We just started burning the final candidate.
About half the team is still here.
We've been crunching too long. Everyone's burnt.
About 15 minutes ago, Mark starting broadcasting Money For Nothing over everyone's speakerphone.
I am literally weak-kneed. Except for writing this entry, all I intend to do is just sit in my office chair and do everything I possibly can to do nothing.
As of 8:30 Saturday, February 13, we're calling it good Barring last-second crash bugs, the game is done.
It's 9:30, and with the realization the game is done, already I'm beginning to crash.
After crunching for so long, the crash is the aftereffect. This is the time when you finally realize you can relax and return to a somewhat normal life. This is also the flag signaling the release of all the pent-up stress and illness you've been holding off by sheer will for the past six months. Thus... crash.
We're done. 02/14/99
Four days after announcing Heroes has gone gold, we're already talking about the expansion pack. Already, I've assembled my map makers. They're good people. With H3 under their belts they should make even better maps for the expansion.
The downside? Chris Vanover is moving onto a different project. Technically Chris was H3's assistant director, but I adopted him as my assistant designer. He was a big help in many of the grunt areas. I was hoping to hand the expansion off to Chris so I could concentrate on the next Heroes.
No such luck.
Ultimately, this means vacation must wait.
Where is a monkey boy when you need one? 02/19/99
David Mullich's (Heroes III director) wife was pregnant and expecting about the same time as E3 last year (Atlanta '98). So, he couldn't go and demonstrate the game.
I was the next logical choice. I know the game better than anyone else, and when needed, I can turn on the charm.
Now don't get me wrong, when I have demoed the game, it has been a delight. Yet, as a game, Heroes III doesn't demo well. It's a turn-based game. It's not a first-person shooter or real-time strategy game. There's no real immediate reward for your attention span to latch onto.
However, Heroes does have a very large, very dedicated following. Thus, most people who want to see Heroes are already fans. This was the case at E3.
At E3 I did the vast majority of the presentations. I did so many I ended up losing my voice. Almost all the people who saw the game were fans of Heroes and liked what they saw. We were so successful, people were taking chairs from the other game stations to sit in front of ours.
Well, the downside to my work at E3 was... I became the demo guy. The downside of being the demo guy is traveling.
I hate traveling.
Once I arrive at my destination, there's no problem. I'm just impatient by nature. I'm also 6'1" and hate sitting in supercramped airline seats.
So, today I got to fly up to 3DO with Peter Ryu (MM7 producer), Keith Francart (MM7 director), and Jeff Blatner (new Heroes producer) to give presentations on MM7 and Heroes III to our Ubi Soft partners and a smattering of European journalists.
As much as I hated getting up at 5:30am and traveling to San Francisco (less than one week after going gold), the trip was amusing for a number of reasons.
Since I have been at New World, Peter Ryu has always worn shorts and sandals. For the presentation, Pete was ordered to wear pants and shoes. Throughout the day, he was wincing as the shoes rubbed his feet raw.
The other amusing part was hanging out with the French chicks from Ubi Soft and the European press.
Last time I was at 3DO I did an H3 presentation to a number of European journalists. Not a French woman among them. It was different this time, and dare I say, worth the trip. 02/22/99
David Mullich (H3 director), George Ruof (H3 programmer), and I are the only members of the team in the building today. Everyone else is on vacation.
Over the weekend I began my self-rehabilitation for returning to the real world.
When you do nothing but work 12-14 hours a day, seven days a week, and then it all comes to an abrupt halt, you suddenly find you have all this spare time on your hands.
Ultimately, you become bored. You don't know what to do with yourself because your "normal" situation meant working on the game... but the game is finished. Normal has become different and no longer normal.
A logical assumption for curing this boredom would be a vacation. Not yet. I've got to write the design for the expansion disc. I've got two weeks before it is due. After hammering out the specs, everyone will be briefed, then I can go on vacation.
I've got it all planned out. I haven't seen my parents since Christmas of 1997. So, I'm going to go back home and sit in the rocking chair in front of my dad's big-screen TV and watch nothing but cable television for at least two weeks. You heard me. Nothing but CNN Headline News for two weeks. If by then I'm not properly vegetated, I'll watch it for another week. Then I'll track down my old high school girlfriend and see if she's still single.
I've set up an e-mail address for your feedback about the game when it hits the shelves. This e-mail is merely for player feedback and suggestions. I will be the one reading the e-mails, and most likely, I won't be answering any of them. So, don't flame me if I don't respond. [[email protected]
I've enjoyed writing these diaries. I wish I had been able to dedicate more time to them.
My apologies to Elliott Chin (who made these diaries possible). Elliott wanted me to talk about the design philosophy behind H3. After practicing design philosophy 12-14 hours a day, I couldn't bring myself to write a diary about it. So, I thought I'd do "a day in the life." I hope you enjoyed my tongue-in-cheek account.
I leave you with the following words I once heard the great Jon Van Caneghem speak, "When it's all over you'll forget how hard it was and do it all over again." He's right. We will.
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2023.06.06 20:02 ElenaSunshineMag 11 steps to a healthy lifestyle
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Many people are interested in how to preserve beauty
and personal effectiveness for many years to come. By making a few changes to your lifestyle, you can increase your energy supply and overall quality of life.
Energy, strength, and resources
, it is necessary to replenish, and restore, so that in the evening not to deflate like a balloon. But on the contrary, when you come home, you will nourish your environment with warmth and communication. 11 steps to a healthy lifestyle 1. Drink 1 glass of warm water with lemon on an empty stomach-boiled water and one cup of lemon.
This gives an enrichment of the diet with vitamins and trace elements, cleansing the liver, and blood intestines, and benefits the heart due to the content of potassium and magnesium in lemon. 2. Add fiber or bran to the diet.
They are sold in supermarkets in the sections of diabetic nutrition. You can not add them to food, but simply eat 2 teaspoons or tablespoons during the day, washed down with water.
It is important to monitor the drinking regime: if there are no difficulties with defecation, then everything is fine. If you have problems with this while taking fiber, you need to increase your water intake. Usually, the diet does not contain the necessary amount of coarse fiber, and the introduction of fiber or bran gives a better intestinal cleansing. 3. To introduce flax seed
into the diet, it is also sold in most pharmacies and is often found in supermarkets in the sections of diabetic nutrition. It can be simply chewed 1-2 teaspoons during the day.
Flax has the same property as fiber, that is, it helps to cleanse the intestines due to coarse fibers. In addition, it has an antiparasitic property and enriches the diet with selenium and potassium, polyunsaturated omega–3,6,9 fatty acids, lecithin, and vitamin B. 4. Introduce perga into the diet
– this is bee pollen processed with bee enzymes, "bee bread", a fully digestible multivitamin product of natural origin. It is good to eat it in the morning, 1 teaspoon in 20-30 minutes after a glass of lemon water, or during the day, in between meals. It is sold on the market at beekeepers' or in health food stores, as well as in bee products stores. It is a prebiotic (fermentation product), restores the energy balance, contains vitamins E, C, D, K, P, B1, B2; 20 amino acids (glutamic, aspartic, alanine, glycine, tyrosine, lysine, and others); organic and fatty acids; minerals: iron, iodine, cobalt, potassium, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, manganese, copper, chromium; glucose and fructose; carotenoids; hormone-like substances; enzymes. 5. Introduce green smoothies into the diet
— this will take 10-15 minutes of time, a blender. As well as a bunch of greens, water or milk, fruit or dried fruit for the sweetness of the cocktail: the sweetness of the fruit balances the astringency of the greens. Greens are rich in chlorophyll, which is identical in composition to blood, and the blood is saturated with oxygen and magnesium, which is necessary for energy production. 6. Introduce herbal tea into the diet
, just drink it instead of regular tea. It is a storehouse of valuable vitamins and micro-and macroelements: vitamins PP, A, C, and B, tannins, saccharides, pectin, chlorophyll, flavonoids, manganese, calcium, iron, potassium, copper, phosphorus, magnesium, coumarins, tannins, triterpenoids. It's also delicious. 7. Balance your diet
roughly as follows-50% of your usual food, 50% of vegetables and fruits. Fruits and vegetables contain selenium and folic acid, which promote the production of endorphins, thereby lifting the mood. They contain a lot of water, at the same time quench not only hunger, but also thirst, and are quickly absorbed.
Vitamins and micro-and macronutrients are contained in the most digestible form for the human body. Fruits and vegetables contain fiber, which helps to cleanse the intestines. It also helps to regulate the level of cholesterol in the blood, due to the pectin contained in them. They promote cell renewal due to the antioxidants contained in them, helping to become younger and fresher. They do not need to be cooked, which is very convenient. 8. Visit the sauna once a week.
You can add 1-2 drops of essential oil. If you can not visit the sauna, then lie in the bath with sea salt or rub it in the shower. A sauna is a great exercise machine and skin cleanser. It also reduces the level of lactic acid in the body – the main factor of fatigue. And it calms the body and helps it cope with diseases and stress. In addition, the oxygen consumption increases and the heart trains perfectly. Sea salt is a very good scrub, effective in the treatment of many skin diseases, stimulates sweating, accelerates the removal of toxins from the body, and stimulates blood circulation in the upper part of the dermis. 9. Physical activity – walking, walking, running or dancing, cycling, women's gymnastics, yoga, or qigong.
In order for the body to remain alive and mobile, it needs to be constantly trained. Constantly! Therefore, it makes sense to find something to do. 10. Body masters
– classical massage or author's massage, manual therapy. It is important that this person is charged with health and helping people. 11. Sleep as an indicator of status and performance concerns.
Do you know the feeling of foggy thoughts and a tin head after 4-5 hours of sleep? More than once I noticed the relationship between performance and an increase in the number of hours of sleep. Yes, sleep eats up our time, but sleep leads to a higher level of productivity, gives clarity of thought, and better well-being.
If you have questions about your health and energy level, you can just try to start doing these steps within a month. Tracking the result is important! Awareness of what is happening gives an incentive to continue. And if the body responds well, then it is important not to give up, to continue to do it on an ongoing basis and gradually connect new steps. https://elenasunshinemagazine.com/beauty/11-steps-to-a-healthy-lifestyle/
2023.06.06 07:20 Seamoose_Art NoP 2177: In the Shadow of the Valley 
Credit for the original story goes to u/spacepaladin15
. This is the final chapter of NoP 2177, although I personally consider it more of an epilogue. Either way, I hope you enjoy!
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Tressa, Venlil outlaw Date [Standardized Human Time]:
January 5th, 2178 Location:
, dark side of Venlil Prime
A bloodcurdling shriek echoed through the hall, followed by the sound of claws scrabbling against the metal floor. A frantic chase ensued, a blur of fur and scales flying down the corridor at breakneck pace. But it was over before it began. A connecting door slid shut with a quiet hiss which silenced all hope of escape, leaving the terrified predator at the mercy of an increasingly impatient prey.
“Hy, we’ve been over this. You need to take baths, or your scales will get all yucky and stop growing. You don’t want that, do you?”
Hyacii was still frantically searching over the door for some way to open it. Her lovely gray coat, matted in oil from some ill-advised exploration through the ship, left streaks of iridescent sludge across the polished floor which would need to be cleaned up. But that could wait.
Finding no escape from her grim fate, the young Arxur finally turned around to face her captor. “N-no! I don’t wanna!”
“Hyacii, I’m giving you ‘till the count of five. If you don’t come with me when I hit zero, I’ll go get Sasha and she’ll bathe you instead. Fiiiiiive…”
“I’ll tell Mama! I’ll tell her you’re being mean to me!”
“We’ve talked about this with her, remember? Little Arxur need to keep their scales clean to grow up big and strong. You want to grow up all big and strong like she is, right?”
“She wouldn’t say that! I want to see! I want to see what she said!”
“Sweetie… you’re just stalling. You can’t read big Venlang words yet like she uses.”
She cast her head to the side in a pout. “Yes. I. could! I’ve been practicing with Trish, this much!” To emphasize her point, she stretched her little arms out as far as they’d go.
Hyacii swept her tail across the floor in frustration, further smearing oil everywhere.
With time running out, she employed her final weapon, an expression which Sasha referred to as ‘Puppy dog eyes’. While normally adorable, it now only served to highlight the dark smears across her face.
“One and a half…”
Her full arsenal depleted, Hyacii finally capitulated and stormed over to Tressa’s side with exaggerated stomps. She allowed herself to be picked up, trying and failing to suppress an adorable noise of comfort as Tressa rubbed the scales around her shoulders. He’d need to shower later anyway, so the sludge staining his ragged fur was hardly a concern.
The little Arxur squirmed playfully in his arms, kicking up splashes which cut through the layer of bubbles to soak his bedraggled wool as he tried to dislodge more of the thick oil.
“Are you enjoying your bath, sweetie?”
“I thought you hated
baths.” He took a moment to stop scrubbing, and stretched his arms out wide. “This much, right? Isn't that what you said?”
“N— Yes! I do, they take so long, and they’re so… I hate them!”
“That so? What are you doing enjoying one, then?”
Hyacii had no response, which he took as his cue to get back to washing. He carefully cleansed the iridescent sludge, revealing a dense pattern of gray scales which shimmered like a rippling pond. She giggled as he washed around her snout, swishing her tail in a motion which was normally adorable but now only served to push more water out of the bathtub and onto the floor.
“Oh, I forgot to tell you earlier…” He started, pointedly ignoring the irritating feeling of water soaking into his fur and pooling at his ankles, “...but James’ll be out for the next couple paws. He took Beast with him, so no checking on the garden for a little while, OK?”
She grumbled for a moment, before a curious look flickered past her eyes. “Why does he and Sassa keep leaving?”
he and Sasha keep leaving, not ‘does’. Anyway… you know how we can’t eat the same food you eat?”
“Right! That’s why you’re build— uh, growing the garden!”
“Yeah, but the garden isn’t all grown yet. Until then, we still need to get food from the city. Once our garden grows, we can stay here all the time for you. Remember how we talked about patience?”
“But I don’t wanna be patient! I want him to be back now!”
“So do I, but everybody needs to wait for things. If you keep busy, he’ll be back before you know it!”
Hyacii pouted. “You’re just trying to trick me into practicing more words, aren’t you?”
“I might be. But you want to talk to your mom all on your own, right? If you keep learning with Trish, you can tell her all about the horrible baths we make you take. Speaking of… here, ready?”
After getting a human-like nod of affirmation, Tressa lifted her from the tub and onto a towel. They weren’t sure if the heat of an air dryer would harm her scales, so getting her dry was almost as laborious as getting her clean. It was worth it, though; she enjoyed the feeling of being towel-dried almost as much as she enjoyed tearing around the halls at Mach two. A muffled peal of delight issued from the heap of towel that used to be an Arxur, as he set to work wiping the water from her scales.
The USS Washington
was once a proud human starship, one of several hundred which had so briefly encircled Venlil Prime to act as defense. Sasha talked about that brief period sometimes, usually when she was drunk; though it lasted only months, enough history was made in that span that it felt like a full decade.
Long, beautiful months for some; the ones who talked reverently about Tarva as though she was still Governor, who made dumb jokes about the Venlil’s behavior on first contact when they still regarded humanity as violent and strange creatures. Sasha, naturally, was one of these people. She’d go on and on about what a magical time it was when they realized the universe was far bigger than they ever knew, and how incredible it was to make friends among aliens. Her closed-lipped smile, a habitual remnant of a time when most Venlil froze in terror at a human’s teeth, spoke of how much humanity was willing to give up for the chance at intergalactic acceptance.
Miserable, chaotic months for others; those who talked about it as a time of strife and mistrust, when Venlil lived in fear of predation and humans suffered the agony of constant rejection and hate. Only following the first bombing of Earth did things begin to change in earnest, and even then it was hardly a clean transition. Refugee shelters and human-friendly businesses went up in flames in a grim foreshadowing of the fate that would befall Venlil Prime as a whole, the planet condemned to burn for sheltering uncured and unpacified humans. Of course, the fact that they were sheltered instead of willingly led to slaughter painted a somewhat softer view of the time period than many would admit.
Both narratives ended the same way. There was no debate over the justice of the Federation’s rule for the generation that remembered a time before; those city-scorching flames still burned fresh in everyone’s mind. Nor was there any debate over the trustworthiness of humanity, not among the Venlil who remembered the invasion.
When an exterminator fleet descended upon Venlil Prime, the UN pulled back the resources it desperately needed elsewhere to defend the planet. Earth itself was left all but unguarded in the effort to save a species that humanity had been allied with for less than a year, a task they set to with a desperate fury that hinged on madness. Hundreds of ships flung themselves at the enemy in suicidal charges once vital systems were crippled, targeting bombers and ensuring that the Venlil could not simply be annihilated from orbit.
The USS Washington
was not one of those brave kamikaze vessels. It was one of the ships in orbit as a passive defense, knocked out of the fight with relatively minimal damage and able to make a hasty emergency landing on the dark side of Venlil Prime.
In the time Tressa had spent getting systems up and running, he’d never come across a single skeleton; the ship had been thoroughly picked clean by shadestalkers, or perhaps the crew had managed to evacuate without casualties. Or at least had the time and people needed to move the dead off the ship and hold proper burials. Whatever the reason, it made the difficult work of repairing the ship much less gruesome.
They’d fried any records for obvious security reasons, but left the backup power operational. They’d left a number of vital systems operational; if they had evacuated, they’d done so in a rush. Or perhaps they expected victory, and didn’t anticipate the need to scuttle the ship. Either way, Tressa’s job was a hell of a lot easier for it.
Restoring water had been a far simpler job than he anticipated. He’d been dreading the prospect of digging a well, but equipment scavenged from the ship itself had made that process far easier, and the onboard supply alone was enough to last months. With this abundance, they could even afford such extravagant luxuries as baths. Hyacii really didn’t know how good she had it.
Once he’d gotten the little Arxur all cleaned up and given her a stern talk about not crawling around the ship’s filthier corners, she was free to ignore his advice and go straight back to sprinting around the labyrinthian behemoth they called home.
He often wondered, watching her stalk around the ship, if this exploration of territory and practice sneaking through shadows was as vital to her development as physical contact was for Venlil children. Sometimes he wondered if so much affection was even natural for her species, or if they were smothering her every time they pulled her in for a hug.
She did enjoy it, but… not everything enjoyable was good for her. When she was younger and had no concept of restraint, they’d have to physically hold her back from gorging herself on berries which would make her violently ill, which she’d keep eating anyway because she loved the taste too much. Maybe it was the same thing with their parental love. Maybe they’d have to teach her how to be more independent for her own good, however difficult that change would be for all of them.
Ultimately, the idea was speculation. Depriving her of warmth would be cruel unless they were absolutely certain it would aid in her development. And the fact was, they had no idea. Despite their best search efforts, records concerning Arxur child rearing were nonexistent.
The Dominion actively suppressed any behavior seen as ‘weak’, so growing up under their reign was a harsh and loveless process; at least, that was what they’d been told by an Arxur who lived through the process, and they had no reason to doubt her. There wasn’t a way they could verify the fact, though. The Federation didn’t want anyone thinking of predators as people, so any records that might’ve existed were long since turned to ash.
As cruel as the Dominion could be, they had an interest in keeping their subjects healthy enough to fight. Without those records, and with only someone else’s faint memories to go by, they were largely on their own in regards to physical development.
Was their little Hyacii eating right? They’d been feeding her using an organ printer they’d managed to repair, but perhaps there were nutrients in bones and skin that she wasn’t getting. Her scales were getting slowly lighter; maybe malnutrition, or maybe that was a natural part of her development. Was she sleeping right? Lately, she’d been complaining about grogginess, though it didn’t seem to stop her from tearing around the halls.
And psychologically? There, they were completely in the dark. All species had different needs, especially at a young age. Venlil cubs needed a level of attention that most humans would find smothering. Human children required forms of play that reflected long-obsolete hunting instincts, games which involved chasing and manipulating projectiles. What types of play did a growing Arxur need? They played hide-and-seek with her (as best they could, though it was rapidly approaching the point where she could neither be caught nor hidden from), but that was hardly a replacement for hunting. Was she languishing without prey to chase?
A hundred different worries, a thousand different questions, and not a single easy, reassuring answer. On that fateful night, Tressa had assumed that living alongside a “true predator” would be the hardest part. In fact, that had come easy; how could anyone feel threatened by such a sweet little star?
No, the most difficult part was coming to terms with the fact that they would make mistakes. In their lack of knowledge, trial and error was the only way to gain ground. And “error” meant hurting Hyacii. No matter how much they loved her, they couldn’t help but hurt her. It was a difficult truth to swallow.
But it was a truth they had to accept. Ultimately, all they could do was try. Try, and love her, and hope that was enough to cover for their failures. Hope that one day, someone else would be insane enough to learn from their mistakes. Hope that their little Hyacii wouldn’t be both the first and last Arxur of her generation. Hope that one day, they wouldn’t have to hide. She wouldn’t have to hide.
In the cold shadow of Venlil Prime, it wasn’t enough to have power and heat. Plenty had fled to the frigid wasteland in search of respite, only to die cold and alone despite their physical needs being met. They’d simply lay in bed with no will to survive, waiting as their body gave up on life. It was once believed that the dark side was haunted by vengeful spirits, though modern science put the blame on Herdless Depressive Disorder combined with the harsh physical toll of living in such an inhospitable environment.
Someone with a herd could stave off death’s embrace for quite a while longer, up to months. Many on the twilight edge lived this way, dipping in and out of the darkness as their job demanded. However, they knew not to stay for too long; even with the warmth of companionship, the dark side of Venlil prime claimed all eventually. Life was impossible without light.
How fortunate then, that the USS Washington
was flooded with light. A light like a ghostly lantern, darting through the hallways and crawling through obscure corners of the ship to come back covered in sludge. A light like a burning star, which filled their hearts with warmth every time it closed in for an embrace. The light of hope; what a strange twist of fate that it would take the form of an Arxur.
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2023.06.06 03:22 Estell8899 Smoking journal
I want to keep a journal of my journey with my traeger I bought 2 years ago. Or my cooking journey in general.
I don't remember the very first thing I smoked on it, but I did smoke a brisket. "smoked"
Guess what you have to do to a brisket before cooking it? prepare it. You gotta trim the fat off it? Pffft, just season it up and throw it on. I don't remember what seasoning I used. I ended up staying awake until 2 am trying to get that brisket smoked because it kept stalling. I know now it's because the fat would do whatever it does and bring the temp back down, so it wouldn't cook. Real interesting stuff, now that I think back on it. I got so tired out that I ended up throwing it into the oven and that mother fucker was still raw in the middle. Imagine the audacity of this bitch.
I've cooked steaks. I used to season my steaks with dried marjoram. My first steaks look sad and depressing now that I look at them, maybe I'll post pictures eventually. These were in the oven, which is probably why they were sad HEH. Then I used montreal seasoning. I hate this, it's gross. Mom loves it though, so I'll adapt. It wasn't until I bought some blend from costco that really resonated with me. This was delicious! If I had time, I'd low temp smoke the steaks and then grill them. Now I grill them because I typically make them when I don't have time to wait. Steaks are chef kiss though. I prefer ribeye. I've done sirloins, cause they cheap, and I've also done tomahawks because they showed up at Costco. What decadence, I've never even heard of tomahawks before seeing them. Or I have in passing. I used to cook a lot of tenderloins, but I think I prefer ribeyes at this point.
Traeger has a seafood broil on their recipe list. I did that. Having Kielbasa twice now, I don't like it. I made my mom season the seafood broil. She didn't season it enough. The shrimp was on too long. So, with overcooked shrimp, it was still pretty decent. Maybe I'll do it again eventually. Having a butter sauce would be nice if I'm not actually going to broil it.
Beer can chicken. There's a recipe where you rub lemon juice, fresh rosemary, and stick a beer can up a chicken's hoo haw and that's it. I put onion powder and garlic powder on this chicken. It good. Produces juicy chicken. Flavorful, great. Chicken makes me hella nervous though cause I'm not trying to provide uncooked chicken to myself or my mom.
I did pork for the first time, costco sold pork tenderloins for like 5 dollars for the whole thing. Fucking steal! I bought 2. One is still frozen in the freezer right now. I did some cocoa bullshit that traeger has on it's recipe list. Didn't like the rub. Cocoa on meat isn't my thing. Good to know. EVERYONE ELSE loved it and assured me it was good. That's fine but it doesn't change the fact that I don't like it. Otherwise it was beautiful, beautiful smoke ring, perfectly cooked. I think, I don't know. I'm not a doctor. I think because the tenderloin was split into two, it's huge, I might do 2 different rubs for the next tenderloin.
I've cooked a blueberry cake thing, also a traeger recipe, and I didn't like that. Everyone else did though. No comments to this, really. I think I did have issues blending it all together, or the prebake part, but whatever. No memories of a year ago.
Brisket #2. I made my own rub. My uncle makes his own rub, which inspired me. I don't remember if I liked the rub, I did taste it as I went, so I assume so. All our knives are dull so I used this little cutco steak knife to trim all the fat off. Fuck, I was there forever. Whatever. Got it on the grill, smoked. Did burnt ends with butter and...honey? I don't know, I followed some recipe. I still don't know if it was right. One day I'll figure it out, maybe. I don't like brisket as it turns out. Either I don't like the cut of meat or the brisket I made. It had a smoke ring, it worked, unlike the first time.
While grilling steaks, I decided to just toss green beans on the grill also. Just olive oil, salt, and pepper. Holy fuck, fucking perfect. Best green beans. I've made it like 5 times now, straight from frozen.
Threw some shrimp on with my steaks in a little pan of butter and salt. Ended up finishing on the stove because we trying to eat here, not starve.
Also, cooking baked potatoes on the traeger is one of the best things ever. Covered in olive oil and kosher salt. Perfect. No more salt needed. Butter added and just amazing.
I think that's it. I found a brisket elote that I want to make, eventually. I should probably stop making the same things and do new things. I want to learn and just do.
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2023.06.06 01:52 rotipom Standing Seam Roof - Is this a good quote/company to go with?
Hi everyone! We are changing our end-of-life asphalt roof to standing seam metal to prepare for solar panels. We received quotes from 3 different roofing companies and there is one we are very close to deciding on because it's the most affordable. The other quotes were at least $13k-$15k higher. It's quite an investment and I'm hoping to get some expert eyes on it here. Here's the quote we are thinking of going with:
Our roof is about 2400 SF and our house is built in 1951, a typical Cape Cod style with 16" rafters on center. We are in the Northeast, so snow about 6 months of the year.
Reputable local roofer that looks like they're part of a nationwide brand/group. They install asphalt and other types of metal roofs too.
$23k for roof + $2300 to reframe rafters to fit a curb-mounted 45" x 46" FS SO6 Velux skylight over kitchen (exterior work only, no interior framing or finishing included)
1 layer of shingles tear-off. Repair or replace plywood at $325 per 10' x 10', if needed. (Roofing specialist went up on roof and walked around and doesn't think we have any to replace.)
26ga STRIATED Galvalume with Akzonobel coating (I think this is a siliconized resin coating) over 1 x 4 purlins over existing 1/2" roof decking with synthetic underlayment. We are choosing a dark brown frosted finish.
Ridge vent, snow bars, reflashing chimney, vent kits, side wall flashing, corners and gable trim, closures and gaskets included.
Metal has a 40-year warranty and the paint has a chalk/fade warranty of 30 years. Roofer provides 10 years of workmanship warranty.
We drove around to look at houses they've installed similar roofs on and there are definitely noticeable striations. We don't dislike it though we prefer a flatter (minimal 2-pencil rib) look but not $15k more in preference.
I asked about 24ga version of our panels and he said that will oil-can badly, possibly no striations on 24ga? It wasn't very clear. I also asked about Kynar-coated panel option and he said that we would need to replace our roof deck with a thicker decking for proper installation.
Does this sound like a decent choice? Is there anything else we should be aware of or ask about? Thanks so much!!
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2023.06.06 01:29 gmazz Need help smoking first brisket on Traeger Ironwood 885
Never smoked on a Traeger before. Smoked a few briskets on an offset but that's about it. Cooking for 15 people this weekend. I've never trimmed a packer brisket before and considering I'm cooking for so many people, I'm leaning towards 2 flat briskets. Was going to inject with meat church holy cow injection kit and season with 2:1 ratio of holy cow rub and holy gospel rub. Any thoughts on temp and time to cook? If/when to foil? Should I use foil or butcher paper? How long to rest and in towel or in cooler or both? So many things to consider!!!
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2023.06.05 21:15 SavingsSpare8104 How can thick nail polish dry more quickly?
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Itchy nail polish is possible. Would you be interested in learning some electrifying ways to speed up the drying time of your thick nail polish? So let's talk about some fun methods for drying nail paint. Not to worry. Since UV lamps are widely used to cure nail polish, we won't describe this tried-and-true technique. So here are some creative suggestions for accelerating the drying of nail paint.
We'll start with some steps you can take to keep bulk nail supplies
your nails from accumulating heavy coats of polish. Therefore, avoiding thick nail paint is the easiest approach to get it to dry quicker.
Do you realize that lighter hues dry quicker than darker ones? So, if you're short on time, choose lighter colors. First, because they dry quickly and require fewer applications, metallic colors are the best. Additionally, selecting light colors helps you avoid mistakes.
A longer period of time should elapse between successive coats.
You need a lot of patience to do a manicure. But these days, patience is an uncommon quality. However, it is preferable to wait until the previous coats of nail polish have dried before adding the new one. Therefore, extending the time between layers can aid in preventing thick nail paint. Additionally, bubble formation is avoided by waiting two to five minutes between coatings.
BRING IN A HAIR DRYER
You must have gotten your manicure at a nail shop. How is nail polish dried? They don't have a blower fan, right? A table fan can also be used to dry nail paint. As an alternative, a blow dryer like a hair dryer can be excellent for drying your nail polish. The best part is that you can dry your nail polish using the cool settings on your hair dryer. It dissolves the nail paint and stops bubbles from forming. However, kindly keep it at a distance as it could damage the nail polish and dry the skin near the cuticle.
Do you find it surprising that cold water speeds up the drying of nail polish? Yes. It is a fairly ancient trick, therefore it can work. Your thick nail paint may dry out if you dip your hands in cold water. But before you paint your nails, we advise you acrylic nail brush
to put some ice cubes in a basin. When you're done with the manicure, the ice cubes will have melted, and the water will be the ideal temperature for drying your nail polish. So, after finishing your manicure, immerse your nails in some cold water. In little time at all, your nail paint will be dry.
A SIMILAR JOB CAN BE DONE BY YOUR FREEZER
Your freezer ought to be able to dry your nails if cold water can. The freezer is stuffed with icy air. Therefore, it can serve the same purpose as cold water. Therefore, you can freeze your hands for two minutes to allow the cold air to dry your nail polish. But we are aware that your hands would be very cold. Use this method for no longer than two minutes. The polish's top coat will quickly dry thanks to this process.
Why doesn't the topcoat layer on dip manicures need to be cured with a UV lamp before they dry completely? First, a quick-dry topcoat that takes one or two minutes to dry is used for dip manicures. In order to do this, add a few drops of quick-dry topcoat and lightly brush it over the nail polish. The intriguing feature is that this solution prevents your nail paint from dissolving. But it immediately dries. Second, the topcoat layer gives your nails a glossy sheen and enhances their attractiveness.
OLIVE OIL CAN BE POWERFUL
Sometimes, tried-and-true methods are effective. With cold water, we have witnessed it. Olive oil or even baby oil will work wonders for drying your coats of nail paint. Your nail polish should dry in a minute or two with a few drops of oil. The oil does not adhere to or smear your nail polish, which is the nicest part. After a few minutes, you can rub the oil with a dry towel. Your nails are now palpable. They'd feel dry and tacky.
A RECENT FAVE IS HAIRSPRAY
You should use hairspray to dry your hair. However, pedicure kits
did you realize that they can quickly dry your nails? Try it on your nail paint after purchasing a respectable hair spray from the nearby shop. One of the quickest methods for drying nail paint is this one. There is a big drawback, though. The top layer of your nail polish is dried by hairspray, but the layers underneath are left undisturbed. Therefore, this technique only works if your nails have a single wet layer at the top.
NAIL POLISH THAT DIES QUICKLY IS USEFUL
The title speaks for itself. The easiest way to get your nail polish to dry quicker is to use fast-drying nail polish. There are several high-quality brands on the market. These products allow you to paint your nails and watch the layers dry before adding the next one. However, we suggest that you carefully cap the nail paint bottle. If not, the polish will dry out inside the bottle and become useless.
Nearly all cosmetics retailers sell drying drops. Keep a few bottles on hand in your manicure equipment. They work wonders in speeding up the drying of your nail polish. Additionally, these drops can moisturize and condition your cuticles. However, these droplets do not pierce the layers of your nail paint. The top is then dried.
We've covered seven fun alternatives to help nail primer
your thick nail paint dry more quickly. However, we assert that avoiding having thick nail paint is the greatest way to dry it. It is preferable to use thin layers and make sure they are completely dry before adding more.
2023.06.05 20:17 kennynailtech HOW TO REMOVE A HANGNAIL
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Hangnails are a frequent but bothersome issue. If left untreated, these extra patches of dry skin can hurt and be unpleasant to look at. They are typically brought on by skin dryness from repeated exposure to cleaning supplies, nail paint what is nail technician
remover, and severe temperatures.
Though it could be tempting to bite them or tear them off, doing so could result in unpleasant discomfort and infection. Fortunately, there are easy procedures you may follow to get rid of hangnails fast and securely without endangering your hands more.
What is the quickest method for healing a hangnail?
To avoid spreading infection, wash your hands before treating a hangnail. You should also wash your foot if the hangnail is there. After ten minutes of soaking in warm water, you can unwind and enjoy the hangnail-afflicted finger or toe. By doing this, you can trim your skin without feeling as much pain around your nail
WHERE DO YOU NEED MANICURE TOOLS?
Use an orange stick or another object to nail designs for spring
gently push back the cuticles that are around the nail bed after soaking.
Now is a good time to start cleaning your manicure supplies if you don't already. As you soak the hangnail, let them soak in rubbing alcohol for a time.
For preventing infected hangnails, a stainless steel cuticle pusher is great because it is reusable and sanitizable. You can keep your nails tidy and trim by using this practical tool for manicures and pedicures. It fits comfortably in your hand for maximum control thanks to its thin design and non-slip material on the grip.
NAIL CUTICLE NIPPER T03-16 CHERI
This stainless steel cuticle nipper's sharp blades enable painless cuticle and hangnail trimming without any tearing or snagging. Thankfully, both left- and right-handed users can successfully utilize the handle due to its unique design. Additionally, the double-spring action does all the work, ensuring simple cuticle and nail shaping.
Because it might be difficult to maneuver clippers into confined spaces, they are not recommended for clipping hangnails. They are still far preferable to pulling the dead skin into the quick or biting it off with your teeth. Wide mouth clippers made of carbon steel are sturdy and can cut nails of various shapes. Additionally, they are acetone-proof and corrosion-resistant.
HANGNAIL TRIMMING PROCEDURE
If you don't have cuticle nippers, once you've sterilized them, use a good pair of fingernail scissors. Germs that could infect the hangnail will be eliminated by soaking them in rubbing alcohol.
Once you've finished, trim any extra skin with clippers, nippers, or manicure scissors. As much of the dead skin as you can without hurting yourself should be removed.
Next, dab a little petroleum jelly or moisturizer over the area.
Rubing alcohol and hydrogen peroxide will further dry up the skin and impede the healing process, so avoid using them if the hangnail is bleeding.
Instead, stop the bleeding with a fresh tissue and, if necessary, apply an antibiotic cream. If the wound hurts or is likely to bleed again, use a thin layer of fragrance-free moisturizer or a bandage.
How to prevent future hangnails from occurring
With these easy steps, you might be able to entirely avoid getting hangnails in the future.
Keeping the skin hydrated and in good health is essential for preventing hangnails.
Wearing gloves when washing is one tip.
To prevent skin exposure to harsh chemicals and drying soaps, one tip is to wear gloves when washing dishes or doing other household chores. Wear gloves or mittens as well when you go outside during chilly weather. The skin dries up more quickly when exposed to chilly weather. Maintain neatly filed and trimmed nails. This avoids jams and other issues. MANIPULATION TRAVEL KIT Stop searching the drawer for all the necessary equipment. Instead, this useful, lovely pouch neatly stores clippers, a cuticle pusher, a nail file, scissors, and more. Cuticles should be pushed back using a cuticle pusher or an orange stick rather than being cut. When the skin is supple and damp from a shower, it is simple to perform.
An excellent technique to control cuticles without having to trim them and running the danger of developing hangnails is with a cuticle softener or remover. Oil and lanolin have been added to this virtually odorless product to combat dryness. Then, if your hands aren't staying moisturized with ordinary lotion, try an emollient cream or petroleum jelly. On damp skin, thick creams and oils work best since they can lock in moisture. For added hydration, you might also treat your hands and feet to a spa service. Collagen Gloves, VOESH Dry skin can be rejuvenated in just 15 minutes with these collagen-infused gloves. But given that they leave the skin feeling silky smooth and pampered, we predict you'll want to wear them for longer. Argan oil and shea butter, two vegan components, are abundant in them.
Limit your exposure to acetone when removing your manicure because it dries out the skin. Try different polish removers or switch to a more easily removable type of polish.
Another choice is to use acetone only where it is most necessary.
Wraps for OPI Expert Touch Removal
Instead than soaking the fingers in acetone, use these expert nail wraps to concentrate the solvent solely on the nails.
You might also take pleasure in removing trending nail designs 2023
dead skin cells from your hands by applying an exfoliator cream, especially near the cuticles.
Apply cuticle oil after every manicure, don't forget.
This extra-moisturizing oil has a calming lavender aroma. The same company also sells cuticle oils that have alluring jasmine, honeysuckle, rose, or hibiscus scents.
WHEN SHOULD A HANGNAIL SEE A DOCTOR?
If your nail bed is swollen or pussy, or if your fingernail or nail is discolored, you could need medical attention.
You wouldn't ever develop a hangnail in an ideal nail technician skills and abilities
world. Even if it might not be possible, there are strategies to prevent hangnails and lessen their frequency. Maintain appropriate nail hygiene and moisture levels, particularly throughout the winter
2023.06.05 06:45 jfgallay [Routine help] Flaking skin under light beard
Hello all. I have a question about skin + beard care.
I have a very short, neat trimmed beard. In my goatee area I seem to have a cyclical problem. My skin seems to shed every two months or so, but in pretty thick flakes. The beard sort of keeps things from shedding, so the flakes build up and almost are like dry scales. If I try too hard to remove it, the skin gets very irritated, red, and may even bleed. So I mostly shampoo and gently massage in the shower with a lot of rinsing, and occasional beard conditioner, but I certainly don't oil or condition often at all.
But I feel like the whiskers are keeping my skin under the beard from properly exfoliating. Or maybe my beard is harboring a fungal infection that causes thickening/plaquing of the skin? I don't know.
By contrast Curology has done fairly well for my forehead and T-zone. But maybe I'm missing something. My skin does well with the Cereve moisturizer. Perhaps work that into my beard and the skin under it? Again, it is a VERY short and close beard. Lol maybe I should make a mix of the moisturizer and the beard oil.
Thanks very much for anyone's help. I'm not sure I've even posted here before, so I appreciate it.
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2023.06.05 05:36 ColoHusker Moving/clear out sale, mostly tools, woodworking, remodeling items
If you are interested in something, lmk and I can send or upload pics and pull model numbers. If you are interested in a bunch, we can setup a time to come by.
Sometime the week of 6/12 whatever is left will be donated to the tool library/maker spaces/Habitat Restore.
Corded power tools in great shape with storage cases if they came with them.
Makita 5007MG 7 1/4" circular saw + a variety of blades, several brand new
- HPT corded 1/2 drill
- HPT grinder, brand new
- Dewalt sawzall
- B&D Jigsaw
- HF Belt Sander
- Bosch fixed & plunged base router kit, opened but never used. Includes a dozen or so router bits.
- 12 inch Hitachi c12rsh dual bevel sliding compound mitre saw + custom rolling base & cabinet with 4 foot foldable extensions (one for each side) & some blades (new/used)
- 12 inch harbor freight (chicago electric) dual bevel sliding compound mitre saw with blade, used for a few cuts.
- Tons of 12 inch blades, lightly used or brand new
- 1 rockwell oscillating saw
- 1 oscillating saw (forget brand, acquired at costco)
- Several dozen new oscillating saw blades
- 20 year old craftsman 1/2 inch drill, well used but very reliable
Large corded tools:
- Dewalt D24000S 10" wet saw with blade, clean water bucket, pump, slides, stand, power source, etc.
- Delta 10" contractor table saw model 34-444 with base. Original fence & rails as well as 50" biesemeyer clone fence & rails, blade guard, etc. Cast iron table is perfectly flat, unpitted, no rust. Includes original stamped wings in good shape. It's the last model made in USA before Delta closed the tupelo plant.
- Tons of blades including Forrest Woodworker II (needs manufacturer reconditioning which is like $75 + shipping), various others new & lightly used) & some Diable blades
- Also has mitre guide, stacked dado set, low insert plates for some of the blades, paste for the top, lube/grease for the mechanisms, other extras
- I may have some planejoint & other jigs that will be included if they can be located.
- Older Delta DC-380 15" four poster planer in good shape & working, dust extraction hookup & feed tables. Needs plug replaced as it was damaged when relocating. Will consider it a part out piece if I cannot replace plug before you come to look at it.
- Older craftsman radial arm saw on mobile base, + 7 or so blades
- Porter Cable 16, 18, finish nailer & pin nailer pneumatic nailers
- Porter Cable 5 gallon oilless compressor, lightly used
- Sanborn Magna Force 25 gallon oil compressor, good shape. Needs the regulator knob replaced ($40 part online) but working otherwise
- Several air compressor cords, various lenghts 10 ft to 50 ft.
- HPT stapler & staples
- Freeman pneumatic flooring nailer, opened never used.
- Ramset w/ nails & powder cartridges
- 1400 - 1600 sq ft of 3/4 inch x 3.25 inch rustic white oak solid hardwood flooring, new in bundles. A couple bundles were opened. Includes a dozen packs or so of oak splines, possibly underlayment.
- A variety of stain-grade wood including red oak, white oak, maple, poplar, hickory, walnut. Mostly oaks & maple (some but not much tigeburled maple). It's all full dimension 1x1, 1x2, 1x3 in 8'-16' lengths for cabinet face frames. Stacked together, it would be 6-8' tall x 2.5' wide. Most of it is longer lengths.
- Can include a lumber storage shelf that is 16' l x 3' w x 12'.
- Large chemical resistant work table & base, 3'x7'
- 20 or so rough sawn 1x6 or 1x8 ~16' local blue stain pine boards.
- A dozen or so pairs of Bessey 3/4 inch pipe clamps, 4-8' long
- A few pairs of 1/2 pipe clamps, 4' long
- 8 pair folding saw horses
- Never installed 60" inch vanity, white with separate molded counter & sinks. Will include delta faucets new in box if I still have them
- Several vanity style mirrors 2x4
- Black granite single basin large & deep sink with American Standard garbage disposal & kohler commercial style pull down faucet (stainless). Installed then pulled. I think the sink is Frankie. Never caulked in & I believe we have the top mount & flush mount hardware & cut templates.
- Also have a matching black granite baprep sink. Opened, never used. Includes installation templates, etc. Frankie brand
- American standard garbage disposal new in box
- New door handles, hinges, hardware in aged bronze (color matched to Kwikset handles & Delta fixtures). Also matching curtain rods, other hardware, new. Also some matching 3 or 4 light wall mount light fixtures.
- Paper backed bat insulation for 2x4 & 2x6 exterior walls. Never opened.
- Never installed light grey large format tiles, enough for 1.5 5' tub surrounds (front, back, side)
- 1 gallon flexcolor CQ grout in light steel grey unopened
- 2 pieces 1/2" x 3' x 5' durock cement board
- 2 @ 1 gallon AquaDefense unopened
- 1 @ ~20 lb bag Easy Sand 90 joint compound unopened
- 1 @ 50 lb bag Planitop 330 Fast wall leveling compound unopened
- 1 @ 50 lb bag ultraflex LHT mortar unopened
- Several pieces of new 4'x8' 1/2 & 5/8 inch drywall
- 1 pack of drywall shims
- Bunch of 4" mdf trim 8' or 10' lengths. New
- 2 pair extendible/adjustable halogen work lights (2 lights each)
- Set of 2 year old LG stainless steel kitchen appliances. 25 cu ft fridge, gas range + gas convection oven, dishwasher. Verifying length left on extended warranty.
- 36 inch black range hood exhaust. Opened never installed.
- Whirlpool commercial standup garage freezer, 28 cu ft, white, approximately 12 years old. Great shape.
- Danby 20ish cu ft garage freezer, 2 years old.
- 20 year old whirlpool clothes washer & dryer. Well maintained, 3 year old heater core. Washer has a $4 coupling (still available on amazon) that has to be replaced every 7 years or so. $20 because nobody ever seems to take it when it's "free"
- Dozens of new work/old work outlet boxes
- New circuit breakers for GE panels including AFCI & 80-100W breakers
- 14 gauge romex rolls, 100' or 250'
- Heavy duty 25' electrical cords, used for 20 amp tools
- 2 spool of cat 6 ethernet. About 150' on each. Will include fishtape, pull rods, connectors & pull reiliefs, crimp tools, line testers, etc.
- A 2 post network rack, full sized
- Server cabinet, full-sized with fans.
- Rackmount power ports
- 2 24-port gigabit switches (Cisco). I believe they are POE. Will verify when I get the model #s
- 6' x 2' x 7' steel adjustable storage shelf. Great shape used for steel/metal storage, never been able to overload.
- Various other wood/basement storage shelving sized for 45 gallon storage tubs. 6-8 long, 8' tall
- T5 grow adjustable shelf with 3 @ 4'x8' T8 light fixtures. Can convert to LED by removing the ballasts. Built out of pine 1x4s.
- Folding 3'x6' Costco composite table
- Solid Oak child's low dressor & high dressor. Painted white.. Needs a bit of cleanup but built like a tank.
- 6-8 foot i-beam & box levels, like new
- Ridgid shop vac
- Husqvarna battery operated string trimmer with charger, string
- Worx corded blowevac
- Dozens of unopened caulk & sealent.
- 28' warner aluminum extension ladder
- several aluminum or fiberglass extension & step ladders 10-18 feet
- Plumbing tools
- Large variety of drywall knives
- Variety of cement/tile/mortar hand tools
- Oreck XL Gold stand up vacuum
- Several Cabela's rod with various bait casting or spin casting reals. Spooled & ready.
Pair of harbor freight loading ramps, 7.5' long
- Heavy duty furniture dolly & wheeled furniture movers
- Variety of unopened SW paint. Also some opened containers of paints, stains, primers, cleanup materials, thinners, etc. It's all been set aside at the shop so no more of the unopened buckets will walk off
- 1 @ 5 gal SW ellie grey super paint
- 1 @ 1 gal SW ellie grey super paint
- 5 @ 1 gal SW silver plate super paint
- 2 @ 1 gal SW pure white pro classic
- 2 @ 1 gal SW alabaster pro classic
- 1 @ 1 gal site white SW resilience exterior
- 2 @ 1 gal network grey SW resilience exterior
- 1 @ 1 gal sundried tomato SW resilience exterior
- Most of the above have a few to several 1 gal partially used if you want them.
- 1 @ 5 gal kilz original oil primer, ~3 gal left
- 1 @ 1 gal kilz original oil primer 80% left
- 1 @ 1 gal zinsser cover stain primer 90% left
- 1 @ 5 gal BM white ceiling paint, 4 gal left
- Several 1 gal containers of exterior stains, 50-80% left.
- Lacguer thinner, mineral spirits, paint thinner, wood conditioner (pre-stain), floetrol, penetrol.
- Tons of new roller covers/brushes purdey & wooster mostly
- Some heavy duty paint tarps
- 1 roll 12' x 100' 4 mil clear plastic sheeting
Edit: had a work issue come up this AM. Getting back to it. I apologize & thx for your patience!
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2023.06.05 04:55 yournailsupplier NAIL TREATMENT FOR PSORIASIS
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Because the nails may be brittle and discolored, it can occasionally be mistaken for a fungus. However, certain symptoms allow for the identification of nail psoriasis. For instance, a rash is frequently present when psoriasis flares up in a person's nails.
When will nail psoriasis disappear? Symptoms acrylic powder wholesale near me
can go into remission at times, although this isn't always the case. Treatment for psoriasis nails aids in controlling flare-ups.
Let's discuss psoriasis nail treatment.
WHAT IS THE BEST MEDICATION FOR PSORIASIS OF THE NAILS?
There are several drugs that can treat psoriasis nails. Because psoriasis is an autoimmune condition, many of them weaken the immune system.
First, the doctor can advise using a twice-daily corticosteroid lotion or nail paint. To see a difference, it can take four months or longer.
A person with nail psoriasis may receive what type of nail polish lasts the longest
injections in the area surrounding the nails if things aren't getting better. Immunosuppressants like adalimunab are among them.
In addition, oral immunosuppressants such methotrexate can treat nail psoriasis.
However, there are substitutes available, like psoralen and laser therapy.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF NAIL PSORIASIS?
The nail bed may change color in the case of psoriasis nails, which may be the first sign of the condition. It may change from a healthy pink to brown or yellow.
Small holes and horizontal grooves may form on the nail's surface. The nail could then begin to flake and peel. The nail is more vulnerable to a fungal infection as a result of all this damage
WHY DOES NAIL PSORIASIS OCCUR?
A psoriasis flare can happen if your immune system overreacts to stimulus. Hormonal changes, trauma, sunburn, stress, or disease are examples of triggers. Unfortunately, if you already have psoriatic arthritis or psoriasis skin conditions, you may get psoriasis nails.
HOW CAN PSORIASIS NAILS BE PREVENTED?
The absence of nail psoriasis is not guaranteed by any lifestyle choice, no matter how healthy. It frequently comes and goes. To help manage it at home, there are certain things you can do.
HOME RECIPES FOR NAIL PSORIASIS
The signs of nail psoriasis can be lessened by soaking for ten minutes at a time in warm water with Dead Sea salt. It might also help to apply aloe vera gel to the area around the nails and to the nails themselves. In essence, managing flares involves using natural products with anti-inflammatory qualities.
Additionally, keep in mind that even if the nails are already broken, they will grow back!
Care for them in the interim:
To avoid infections, keep your hands and nails clean with soap and water.
Trim your nails regularly, and carefully remove hangnails. For this, cuticle nippers come very handy.)
Utilize hand cream and cuticle oil to moisturize the skin and nails.
When doing the dishes or working outside, put on gloves.
Use nail paint with a hardener to strengthen the nails. (See underneath.)
Use a buffer block and nail polish to give the nails a finer appearance if desired.
Here are some at-home remedies for nail psoriasis since so many people have asked about them.
TOOLS FOR NAIL PSORIASIS MANAGEMENT
Owning your own manicure kit will help you avoid illness. Give the tools a 10-minute soak in rubbing alcohol to clean and sterilize them. By doing this, nail psoriasis won't develop into a fungus
Traveling manicure kit
This adorable little kit is jam-packed with manicure supplies. It includes tweezers, a nail file, clippers, cuticle nippers, scissors, a cuticle pusher, and much more. Even the storage case's color is up for selection.
Keep your hands and nails moisturized after having your nails cut. If you have the necessary tools, it's not difficult to accomplish.
Dry, brittle, and flaky nail conditions are common in psoriasis. With 24-karat gold, aromatic oils, and hyaluronic acid, moisturize them and the skin around them. This brand of cuticle oil absorbs quickly to prevent greasy hands, unlike other brands. The result is stronger, smoother, and brighter skin and nails.
Collagen gloves with argan oil from Voesh
Give your skin and nails a thorough massage with these collagen gloves if they are very dry. They include argan oil, a naturally occurring antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. It relieves swelling, redness, and itching. Wearing them for just fifteen minutes can produce noticeable results.
Critical Repair Cream by BCL
Because hairstylists work with shampoo and water all day, this great hand cream was created specifically for them. However, the moisturizer swiftly gained popularity among those in other professions as well as those who had dry skin and psoriasis.
The cream is excellent since it soothes the fissures and eliminates the itching without leaving the skin feeling oily. Additionally, it is brimming with antioxidants for quick recovery.
We explained that the appropriate nail polish can strengthen psoriatic nails. For those interested in gels, acrylics, and nail polish, we suggest the following:
LDS Gel Stabilizer
This strengthener lacquer, which was created especially for weak nails and gel manicures, gives support and improves the adhesion of topcoat polish. It works with every brand of gel polish. After the base coat or color gel, apply it.
For sensitive nails, use a gentle nail primer.
This slightly acidic primer is kinder than other alternatives if you work with acrylics.
Nail Envy Lacquer by OPI
During a psoriasis flare, lacquer could be acetone nail polish remover
preferable to gels or acrylics. A clear coat lacquer called Nail Envy can be used either by itself or as a base coat for colored polish.
Make sure to use it as directed while using it to harden your nails.
Apply two coats at first before using it to harden your nails. After that, follow this procedure every other day for a week.
Repeat the method for an additional week after removing the lacquer with a soft polish remover after the first week.
Try to be patient while receiving therapy for your psoriasis nails. To notice a difference, it may take weeks or even months. You may do a number of which nail polish lasts the longest
things to take good care of your nails and improve their appearance in the interim. Maintain their trim, hydration, and defense with a polish with a stronger formula. Keep going and having fun; you can still have a lovely manicure!
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- RARE BEAUTY Brow Harmony Duo. Taupe. $10
- GLOSSIER Boy Brow. Blonde. Used 5x. $5
- GLOSSIER Lid Star, Cub. Used 3x. $8-----------------------------------------------------------------------
- CHARLOTTE TILBURY Nudegasm, Swatched $95
- DIOR Face and Body Foundation, 1W, 90%+ Left. $20
- FENTY Pro Filter Soft Matte Foundation Shade 175 BNIB $2
- HUDA Concealer , Vanilla Swirl BN $15
- LAWLESS Perfecting Setting Powder, Light, BN but a scratch (came like this) $25
- KOSAS Cloud Set Powder, Comfy (has box, not shown), swatched. $20
- MILK Cheek Stick, Werk, Swatched $8
- OLE HENRIKSEN Banana Bright Stick, Banana $10
- PAT MCGRATH Concealer Shade 5. Used 5x. $10
- PAT MCGRATH Concealer Shade 6 BNIB $17
- RARE Beauty Always an Optimist Powder, Deep, New. $5
- RITUAL DE FILLE Highlighter, Solar Flare, Used Twice $12
- SURRATT Perfectioniste Corrector Palette Shade 6. New. $3
- PURLISSE BB Concealer, Fair BNIB $10
- SEPHORA Best Skin Ever concealer Swatched 17.5N $5
- TOWER 28 SOS Spray Used 3x $10
- YENSA Super Serum Silk Foundation Fair 3 BNIB 15
- YSL NEU Bare Tint Mini. Shade 5. $5
COMPLEXION ALBUM 2 https://imgur.com/a/d9Yb852
COMPLEXION ALBUM 3 https://imgur.com/a/8eSagXH
- BOBBI BROWN Skin Full Cover Concealer, Warm Ivory. Swatched. $10
- BY TERRY Brightening CC Serum Apricot, New. $35
- BITE Changemaker Foundation. L15. Swatched. $7
- COVERFX Concealer, Shade G1. Maybe 50% left? FREE
- CHARLOTTE TILBURY Flawless Filter Shade 2 Swatched $25
- ESTEE LAUDER Double Wear 1N1 ivory nude BNIB $25
- FENTY Matchstix Mini. Sinamon. Used 3x. $5
- GLOWISH Bright Light Concealer Fair Light Swatched $10
- IT COSMETICS Bye Bye Undereye. Light Golden. Light Use. $8
- KULFI Concealer, Rose Rush. New. $15
- MAKEUP FOREVER Mist and Fix BN $20
- MILK Future Fluid Concealer 3N. Swatched. $15 $10
- OLE HENRIKSEN Banana Bright Stick Pumpkin BN $15
- PATMCGRATH Skin Fetish Concealer L6 BNIB $17
- PAT MCGRATH Skin Fetish Under Eye Powder Light $15
- PIXI mind your own glow palette. $5
- REM BEAUTY Sweetner Concealer. Fair 6n. Swatched. $10
- 0REM BEAUTY Sweetner Concealer Light 2n. Swatched. $10
- SURRATT Concealer Shade 3 Swatched. $28
- SURRATT Surreal Skin Foundation Wand Shade 4. Used Once. $35
- ANASTASIA Pro Pencil Shade 1. Used 3x. $10
- BOBBI BROWN Skin Long-Wear W-026 Warm Ivory. BNIB. $20
- ESTEE LAUDER Futurist Hydra Rescue 1W1 Bone. Swatched. $15
- PETER THOMAS ROTH Instant Firm Primer 30ml New $25
- RARE BEAUTY Positive Light Tinted Moisturizer 20W swatched
- GIVENCHY Prism Libre Matte W245 Used 4x, pump is finicky but works fine $20
- GUCCI Luminous Matte 5ml Mini. Shade 220W. $8
- GUCCI Luminous Matte Foundation 160N BNIB $45
- HOURGLASS Veil Powder FS BN. $30
- ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint Shade 4. Exp 5/24. $30
- ROSE INC Softlight Concealer LX030 Swatched $15 $10
- ROSE INC Softlight Concealer LX040 Swatched $15 $10
- ROSE INC Skin Luminious Tinted Serum 040 used 3x $25
- ROSE INC Sunscreen Mini. 5.
- SHISEIDO Synchro Skin Radiant Lifting Foundation 160 Lace. Swatched. $22
- SUPERGOOP Glow Setting Powder. BNIB $20
LIPS ALBUM 2: https://imgur.com/a/5MdNdDY
- JONES ROAD Golden Shimmer Cool Gloss $10
- KAJA Balmy Bento 01. $10
- RMS BEAUTY Flirtation of Color Lip Palette New $20
- CHARLOTTE TILBURY Collagen Lip Bath BNIB Refresh Rose. $20
- GXVE Mini Lipstick, Original. $5
- GXVE Lightweight Longwear Matte Lipstick, Tomboy. BN $10
- MILK Lipstick, CREAM. Light use. FREE
- RARE Beauty Lip Liner, Fun, Used once. $9
VARIOUS: Brushes / Hair / Body Care https://imgur.com/a/Ti3AHAP
HAIR ALBUM 2: https://imgur.com/a/XOUqehv
- CHARLOTTE TILBURY Eye Blender Brush $10
- NECESSAIRE The Body Cream BN $20 (heavy)
- PAT MCGRATH Concealer Brush. New. $15
- SEPHORA PRO #45 brush $10
- SURRATT Sculpting Brush, new. $65 now $55
- SURRATT Artistique Foundation Brush, New. $60 now $50
- SURRATT Artistique Concealer Brush Grande New $35 now $30
- ST TROPEZ Luxe Tan Tonic Drops $25
- ST TROPEZ Luxe Body Serum $20 (heavy)
FRAGRANCE ETC https://imgur.com/a/PqiIhwF
- AMIKA Water Sign Hydrating Hair Oil $17 $15
- DAE Monsoon Moisture Shampoo $10 heavy
- GISOU Honey Infused Hair Mask 75ml BN $15
- VEGAMOUR Hydr-8 Deep Moisture Repair Mask BN $30 heavy
- VEGAMOUR GRO Serum BN $35
- DIPTYQUE Dancing Ovals LE Roses Candle. NEW $100
- DIPTYQUE Kyoto EDT - Sprayed 3x. LE. $250
- DIPTYQUE Do Son Eau de Parfum 100ml - 95% left $150
- DIPTYQUE Do Son EDT 3.4 oz LE blue Bottle. $110
- HENRY ROSE Queens and Monsters. BN. $75
- NEST Grapefruit Mini Candle $5
-SKINCARE ALBUM 1 https://imgur.com/a/UT4JTZE*AVENE
SKINCARE ALBUM 2 https://imgur.com/a/doHPaep
- Cleanance SPF 50 (bought in France) New exp 2025 $20
- CAUDALIE Premier Cru Serum BN $60
- CLARINS Total Eye Lift New. $40
- DRUNK ELEPHANT Protini Cream BN $40
- DR ZENOVIA Benzoyl Peroxide 5%. New. $5
- FARMACY Waterless Vitamin C used 2x $10
- FRESH Black Tea Advanced Age Renewal Cream BN $40
- HYLAMIDE Pore Flush 95%+ Left $10
- OLE HENRIKSEN Strength Trainer Cream BN $20
- PIXI Nutri Eye BN $10
- PEACE OUT Repairing Moisturizer BN $15
- PETER THOMAS ROTH Max Vitamin D Fense SPF 50 BN $20
- SUPERGOOP Glow Setting Powder BN $20
- WISHFUL Yo Glow BN $15
- YENSA pink Lotus peptide cream. New. $10
SKINCARE ALBUM 3: https://imgur.com/a/ATUTAKv
- DRUNK ELEPHANT Baby Facial Used once $30
- DRUNK ELEPHANT Protini Powerpeptide Serum 5ml $8
- FRESH Kombucha Facial Essence BN full sz $50 (heavy)
- ISLE OF PARADISE Mini Self Tanning Drops FREE (1 each)
- LANEIGE Retinol Firming Cream BN $25 $20
- NEOGEN Cranberry Foam Cleanser $10
- DR ZENOVIA Advanced Retinol Night Repair
- REN Limited Edition AHA Tonic. Used Once. $10
- THE OUTSET Caffeine Micro Polish BN $20
- SUNDAY RILEY CEO BN $45
SKINCARE ALBUM 5 https://imgur.com/a/T1Xt9AT
- KATE SOMMERVILLE Hydrat Kate Recharging Serum BN $35
- KIEHLS Ultra Facial Cream SPF 30 BN $10
- KLAIRS Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop BN $10 exp 1/2025
- KOPARI Face shield spf 30 BN $15
- PEACE OUT Dark Spots Serum BN $15
- THE INKEY LIST Succinic Acid Treatment BN $5
- STRIVECTIN Multi Action Super C Retinol, 75% left $15
- SUNDAY RILEY B Nice $40
- TATA HARPER Regenerating Cleanser Mini 15ml $8
- YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE Superberry Dream mask BN $
30 $25 (heavy)
SKINCARE ALBUM 6 https://imgur.com/a/viZEcDb
- CHANTECAILLE Eau de Rose 90% left. $30
- DR DENNIS GROSS Vitamin C BN $55
- FRESH Black Tea Overnight Mask 30ml. New. $20
- FRESH Rose Mask 1 oz. New. $12
- FRESH Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask. 1 oz. new. $20
- INNIS FREE Green Tea Seed Cream BN. $15 (heavy)
- KORA ORGANICS Plant Stem Cell Serum $35
- MARIO BADESCU Facial Spray - $5
- MARIO BADESCU Brightening Eye Serum. $10
- PIXI Rose essence oil - FREE
- - PAULA CHOICE C5 Super Boost Cream. $20
- PAULAS CHOICE Hyaluronic Acid Booster BN $20
- PAULAS CHOICE 1% BHA Sensitive SKin. $25
- PAULAS CHOICE Healthy Glow Invisible Sunscreen Oil. 20.
- THE ORDINARY HA 60ml bottle used once. $5
ALPHA H Balancing Cleanser, NEW. $20 $10
SKINCARE ALBUM 7 https://imgur.com/a/ZmLaI8N
- PAULAS CHOICE C5 Super Boost Eye Cream. $22
- BANILA Clean it Zero BN $10
- JOSIE MARAN Pineapple Enzyme Cleanser BN $15 heavy
- THE ORDINARY Salicylic Acid 60ml BN $6
- THE ORDINARY Multi Peptide HA Serum BN $15
- SUMMER FRIDAYS Midnight Ritual Retinol BN $35
- NECESSAIRE The Body Retinol BN $25 heavy
- SUPERGOOP Unseen Body Sunscreen BN $25
- ALGENIST Liquid Collagen Gift Set - 10 day results kit $88 at sephora - BN $30 (heavy)
- BELIF Aqua Bomb 25ml LE design. $15
- CLARINS Beauty Flash Peel $20
- DR DENNIS GROSS Fill and Repair Serum $45
- DERMALOGICA Circular Hydration Serum MIni FREE $10
- PIXI Volume Infusion Sheet Mask BN FREE
- PIXI Collagen Tonic FREE (heavy)
- ST TROPEZ Self Tan Whipped Mousse and mitt, new $20
- JLO Booty Balm BN $20 heavy
- MURAD Correct and Protect SPF 45 exp 5/24 BN $28
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2023.06.04 23:39 kennynailtech HOW TO GIVE YOUR NAILS CUTICLE OIL?
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When you paint your nails, do you find it difficult to push back your cuticles? Are they obviously overgrown and dry? Have your nails grown out? Then, let's discuss how to apply cuticle oil to improve matters.
You should, at the very least, apply simple nail designs for short nails
cuticle oil every night before sleeping. However, you might need to use it more frequently if your hands are frequently in water or exposed to the elements. Every time you wash your hands, you should massage a few drops in.
It's easy to maintain gorgeous nails if you have a handy instrument like a dual-ended cuticle pusher! Immediately after applying oil at night, push for one minute.
DO YOU RINSE CUTICLE OIL OFF?
Cuticle oil is unfortunately not water-proof. Any soap will take the oil from the skin, but dish soap is known for sucking it straight out. Of course, it's essential to remove the oil from your nails before polishing them. If not, the polish can come off.
DO YOU APPLY CUCILE OIL PRIOR TO OR SUBSEQUENT TO SOAKING?
As the final step in your manicure, cute easy nail designs
apply cuticle oil. It's acceptable to apply cuticle oil after shaping your nails and bathing your hands to push back your cuticles if you won't be applying polish.
HOW SHOULD CUTICLE OIL BE APPLIED CORRECTLY?
For your hands and feet, just a few drops of oil will do. The more, the worse. Oils function best when the skin can absorb them. Full absorption may take a few minutes.
Rub the oil into your hands or feet after washing them. To dab it on, you don't need any additional equipment. Feel free to spread it out with your fingers after adding three or four drops to the palm of your hand. Remaining oil is massaged into your hands.
Apply some hand lotion later to help it soak if your hands continue to feel overly oily. If not, use nail slugging to treat individual nails. after applying cuticle.
HOW COME CUTICLE OIL IS ESSENTIAL? (WHY ISn't lotion sufficient?
Lotion gives the skin moisture and has some capacity to keep the hydration in. It contains emollients, although not as many as cuticle oil. Emollients are greasy, dense substances that hold moisture.
This mouthwateringly healthy cuticle oil is fortified with hyaluronic acid. It can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water, making it one of the best moisturizers in the world. The top hand creams and body lotions all contain the same active ingredient
Additionally, the oil contains essential oils and 24-karat gold to enhance and beautify the skin and nails. That shouldn't be surprised as it's a reliable formula!
Enjoy the silky sensation it creates by massaging it in.
WHO MAKES CUTICILES?
Since they are constantly in the way, cuticles might appear unneeded. However, it turns out that these tiny skin bands guard against infection on pretty nail art
your fingers. They stop bacteria from entering the nail bed.
A fungus infection, for instance, is less likely to occur if your cuticles are healthy and hydrated. Not to add that taking care of your cuticles will greatly improve the appearance of your manicure.
CAN YOU TRIM YOUR CUTICLES?
Depending on who you ask, they may or may not advise cuticle cutting. Many nail technicians cut them. The American Academy of Dermatology advises against it, nevertheless. Who's correct?
Remove dead skin quickly and painlessly. This cuticle remover has an easy-to-apply gel feel. If used as instructed, it won't irritate the skin or harm the nails.
Apply it to the nail's base and give it a minute to dry. The dead skin can then be removed with an orange stick.
To finish, wash your hands with warm water with soap to get rid of any leftovers.
HOW ELSE CAN CUTICLES BE RELEASED?
A nail drill can also be used to remove beautiful nail designs 2022
cuticles instead of trimming or cuticle remover. A cuticle ball is the proper kind of bit to use for this. These implements can be used to remove calluses and clean the dry, hard skin off the nail plate.
2023.06.04 18:22 SavingsSpare8104 FIBERGLASS NAILS: EVERYTHING YOU DESERVE TO KNOW
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Back in style are fiberglass nails. It makes sense because they provide nails a manicure that looks natural and causes less damage to them. Even if pretty nail art
there aren't many salons that provide this service, you can still do them at home. Everything you need to know about fiberglass nails will be covered in this post.
DO FIBERGLASS NAILS OUTPERFORM ACRYLIC NAILS?
The fact that fiberglass nails are less harmful to natural nails than acrylics and don't require as much skill to apply is one of the factors contributing to their rising popularity. They are also a lot simpler to get rid of.
However, acrylic nails will endure longer than fiberglass nails. They cannot be used to construct an arch on flat nails, which is another downside. However, you can simple nails art
form the points into a curved shape using clamps.
IS SILK WRAPPING BETTER THAN FIBERGLASS NAILS?
The strength and longevity of fiberglass nails are superior to those of silk nails. They are therefore perfect for people seeking a compromise between lightweight extensions and long-lasting wear.
DO FIBERGLASS NAILS LAST LONG?
These nail extensions have a two-week lifespan after application. Additionally, if fiberglass nails are exposed to water often, they may chip, lift, or even develop mold. If you're going to be doing the dishes or other comparable tasks, it's a good idea to wear rubber gloves.
WHAT BENEFITS DO FIBERGLASS NAILS OFFER?
The resin in fiberglass nails dries by air, thus they don't need a nail lamp to cure. The adhesive also has a milder scent than acrylics, making it more enjoyable to work with.
There is no need for a drill when shaping fiberglass nails once they have dried; just use a nail file. Then, they can be painted in an infinite number of different styles and designs using acrylic or gel polish. On the other hand, they can resemble a natural nail if they are simply finished with a top coat.
A short dip in acetone will remove fiberglass nails when the time comes. No need to spend a lot of time grinding.
APPLICATION OF FIBERGLASS NAILS
Applying fiberglass nails properly involves the following steps:
To guarantee a suitable fit, it is essential to first compare the sizes of the fiberglass wrap to those of your natural nails. Before anything else, complete this.
The following step is to get ready by cutting, shaping, and lightly buffing your nails to take off the sheen. Eliminate any oil, polish, or dirt that is already present. After that, use a nail wipe or rubbing alcohol to remove any leftover residue from the nail surface.
It's time to apply the resin simple nail ideas
after your nails are ready. In order to ensure consistent covering, apply a thin coating of resin to the nail surface. Before the adhesive base dries, press the fiberglass wrap into position while making sure there are no air bubbles or wrinkles in the wrap.
Trim the fiberglass to the required length once the wrap is in place. Use a good pair of scissors.
Apply more resin next to ensure a smooth finish and to shield the fiberglass from harm. While the resin dries, gently curl the nail with nail-shaping tweezers or clips. This method gives your nails a natural-looking form and increases their structural durability.
File the nail augmentation to perfect its shape and smooth any rough edges after the resin or gel has completely dried.
ARE GLASS NAILS SAFE TO USE?
Any nail augmentation, if not done and removed properly, could weaken the natural nails. The good news is that fiberglass nails only need a minimal amount of preparation before use. Acidic primers and extensive filing are not necessary. Additionally, they can be quickly removed with an acetone-based polish remover. The greatest risk is being exposed to water. Fungus may grow there if moisture becomes trapped between the fiberglass and the nail.
WHAT'S A SIMPLER OPTION THAN FIBERGLASS NAILS?
Press-on nails are without a doubt the simplest, quickest replacement for fiberglass wraps. The majority of brands include adhesive in the package, giving you the option to select between nail glue or double-sided sticky tape depending on how durable you want your manicure to be.
Additionally, press-on nails can be painted to beautiful nail designs 2022
seem like fiberglass nails. The only drawback is that, unlike fiberglass wraps, standard press-ons are opaque and do not resemble genuine nails.
Soft gels are the next most straightforward solution. They come in clear covers or transparent nail extensions.
2023.06.04 03:51 Patricia_Timmons 5 Essential Items Every Dopp Kit Needs for Everyday Use
📷Dopp Kit: The 5 Must-Have Items for Your Everyday Grooming Routine As men, we often overlook the importance of a well-stocked dopp kit. Whether you're traveling or just need to freshen up after a long day at work, having the right essentials in your dopp kit can make all the difference. In this article, we'll explore the 5 essential items every dopp kit needs for everyday use. 1. Cleanse: The Foundation of Your Grooming Routine The first step in any grooming routine is cleansing. A good facial cleanser will remove dirt, oil, and impurities from your skin, leaving it feeling fresh and clean. Look for a cleanser that's gentle enough for daily use and suits your skin type. Whether you have oily, dry, or combination skin, there's a cleanser out there that's perfect for you. 2. Moisturize: Keep Your Skin Hydrated and Healthy After cleansing, it's important to moisturize. Moisturizers help to hydrate your skin and prevent dryness, which can lead to irritation and premature aging. Look for a moisturizer that's lightweight and non-greasy, so it won't clog your pores or leave your skin feeling oily. A good moisturizer should also contain SPF to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays. 3. Shave: Get a Smooth, Close Shave Every Time If you're someone who shaves regularly, a good shaving cream or gel is a must-have in your dopp kit. Look for a product that's designed to protect your skin from razor burn and irritation, while also providing a smooth, close shave. A good shaving cream or gel should also be easy to apply and rinse off, so you can get on with your day. 4. Trim: Keep Your Facial Hair Looking Sharp For those of us who prefer a more rugged look, a good trimmer is essential. Whether you're maintaining a beard, mustache, or goatee, a trimmer can help you keep your facial hair looking neat and tidy. Look for a trimmer that's easy to use and has adjustable settings, so you can customize your look to your liking. 5. Freshen Up: Stay Fresh and Confident All Day Long Finally, no dopp kit is complete without a few essentials to help you freshen up throughout the day. A good deodorant or antiperspirant will keep you smelling fresh and confident, while a pack of mints or gum can help you keep your breath fresh. And don't forget a small bottle of cologne or aftershave to help you smell great all day long. In conclusion, a well-stocked dopp kit is essential for any man who wants to look and feel his best. By including these 5 essential items in your everyday grooming routine, you'll be able to maintain healthy, hydrated skin, get a smooth, close shave, keep your facial hair looking sharp, and stay fresh and confident all day long. Related Websites: - Men's Health: https://www.menshealth.com/grooming/
- GQ: https://www.gq.com/style/grooming
- The Art of Manliness: https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/category/grooming-style/Why
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2023.06.03 18:58 Frank_Leroux Molossus, Chapter Sixteen
First Chapter Chapter Fifteen
“Thank you, Ms. President, and Mr. Secretary-General. It’s my privilege to come and speak to everyone present during such a momentous time in human history. One which, I hope, will lead to a brighter future for us all…”
US President Correa’s boilerplate beginning flowed out as she scanned the room. Behind her rostrum sat a larger dais tiled with green marble, behind which sat the UN President, Secretary-General, and Under-Secretary-General. Two huge screens flanked the dais, and those screens now showed Correa’s face as she continued.
“…and we are committed to our country’s pledge to finding a peaceful and just way for Coalition technology to be incorporated worldwide, and to not attempt any reverse-engineering of our own. Make no mistake; we do not do this out of any sense of altruism or fairness, as pleasant as that may sound. We will hold this pledge sacred for the simple reason that, if the United States were
to attempt such efforts the rest of the world would, without a doubt, find out. That, of course, would lead to a great instability.”
‘Great instability’ was diplomatic-speak for ‘the rest of the world then gangs up on the USA and then everything goes to hell’.
“I know there has already been a great deal of debate in this august hall as to the best way to proceed forward, in a fair and impartial manner. We believe that we have found what one might call a ‘trial run’ which will allow us to work out such matters.”
The general murmuring from the many semi-circular rows of desks in front of her increased.
“To begin with, during the first weeks after first contact we wanted to make sure our guests from the Coalition would not starve to death. Much like humanity’s own ships during the Age of Sail, Coalition exploration vessels store enough provisions for years…but such provisions never last. They have very advanced recycling, but mostly for water and even that is only a stop-gap measure. It is unknown even at this time as to how long it will take to repair the Exultant Finger of Rithro
, and we did not want to risk the crew running out of food.
“Therefore, we undertook an emergency effort to have their ship’s medic examine various Earth foods to determine their compatibility with our guests’ varied biochemistries. I am pleased to report that there are quite a few Earth foodstuffs which are indeed compatible, although there are some specific items which act as allergens amongst some of the Coalition species. During these efforts, we did learn a bit about how their alien biochemistries work…information which has been duly published and is now openly available. We also began to get glimpses of something wonderful, and asked the Coalition crew for more details. They supplied us with some general ideas of what their medical technology can accomplish; I must emphasize that we do not possess any knowledge of how they can perform such miracles.”
Now the murmuring got quite a bit higher, but not quite to the point where they’d have to call for order.
“Yes, I use the word ‘miracles’ advisedly. For example, take Captain Sadaf. You have all seen her, and how she moves like a person in the prime of their life. Now. What if I told you that she is a little over four hundred years old?”
The murmuring died down into a shocked silence.
“Her species, the auhn, is no more long-lived than we are…but they are able to regenerate and remove the effects of aging. I hope the esteemed ambassadors can see what I am driving at. I propose that we set up a research institute, international in scope, to be placed at a neutral location which is still to be determined. The purpose of that institute will be to study and adapt Coalition medical technology for use in humans.”
Now the murmuring started again; she hoped they were actually listening instead of hatching side-deals with each other.
“You all have families and friends. I’m sure you have at least one family member, one good friend, who died of some horrible and unnecessary
affliction. Think of what this means to the world, to us. It is also an excellent way to determine the inevitable issues and frictions which will arise from such a concerted international effort, and that, in turn, will inform our efforts in mutual reverse-engineering of other Coalition technology.
“I know this is, in many ways, a frightening time. Change can be frightening. But I am convinced that you will all know the right way forward, and that you will all see the need for us to unite in this matter, even if others may not be so clear-cut. I thank you for the opportunity to speak.”
As she stepped away from the rostrum, the UN President cleared his throat.
“We will now begin the debate on Madame President Correa’s proposal. Paper copies, with specifics of the proposal, are now being distributed to you all. We’ll now begin the debate period…yes, the gentleman from Portugal…?”
Correa’s Chief of Staff was a shorter, tubby man with an olive complexion by the name of Pablo Rosas. He and Correa sat in a White House conference room, staring at a big screen which now showed the results of the UN vote. “Well, I suppose that went about as well as we could expect,” said Rosas.
“Yep. I was surprised they even agreed with our asking them to kick in some money.”
Rosas chuckled. “Keep in mind that all of this new medical tech will be available for anyone patent-free. Should be air-tight legally, since nobody here on Earth invented it; we’re merely adapting it. I think that was the sweetener we needed to get it passed.”
The president gave a brief nod, then tapped a few keys on the controls in front of her. The screen now showed a world map. “Now we just have to figure out where to put the damn thing without everyone getting butt-mad about it.”
“Hmm.” Rosas laced his fingers over his substantial gut as he regarded the map. “Someplace not ‘the usual’, then.”
Correa growled in frustration. “I keep thinking Switzerland, but I know there’s gonna be a lot of shit flung about that it’s too European-centric. Taiwan would be great; they’ve got both a good tech base and excellent transport infrastructure.”
“But way too controversial, for obvious reasons,” replied Rosas. “Japan?”
“China will, again, kick up a fuss. Huh. New Zealand?”
“That might work. They tend to be more neutral…but then again some might say they’re in too close with Australia, and that this whole effort is too Western-centric.” His eyes flicked back to north on the map. He was about to move his gaze elsewhere, but then he paused. “What about Iceland?”
“Iceland?” Correa almost scoffed, then looked more thoughtfully at the map. “Okay, they’re a NATO member which is a minus. But they tend to remain mostly neutral, which is a plus. Decent transportation infrastructure…don’t we have a naval air base there?”
“I think so, let me check…” Rosas tapped at his phone. “Hey, Jack? What can you tell me about any US naval air bases in Iceland? Just the highlights.” After a couple of minutes, he responded with a curt, “Okay, that’s enough, thanks.”
He put his phone away. “We kinda-sorta have one, at a place called Keflavik. The base there used to be a lot bigger during the Cold War. Then we shut it down after the Soviets were no longer a going concern. Iceland uses it now, and they allow us to fly submarine-search aircraft out of there, but a few years ago they nixed the DOD’s request to rebuild it into a more permanent base.”
“That does work in their favor. It makes for better optics if they’re known for keeping NATO at arm’s length.”
Rosas sat up. “Think the UN will go for it?”
“We can only try. I’ll have our ambassador in Reykjavik make some discreet inquiries, let’s see if they’d be okay with our proposing them as a candidate.”
The Chief of Staff smiled. “If it goes through, this institute will be pumping well north of a billion dollars per year into their economy. That should make it more than ‘okay’.
Agent Cécile Savoie sat in a secure-location breakroom, silently grumbling as she held an as-yet un-drunk mug of coffee in her hands. As the agent-in-charge of the security detail during the Camp David incident, she’d been put on administrative leave, right alongside every other agent who’d been there. But it wasn’t like she had much down time; the inquiry board into that incident now summoned her damn near every other day for yet another round of tedious questioning.
“Hey,” said Hanson as he strolled in, looking just as sour as she felt.
She looked up in surprise. “Hey yourself. I thought you were assigned to the alien detail.”
“I was,” he said as he seated himself across the circular table from her. “Guess being in Alabama when the shitshow went down wasn’t far enough away to be completely out of suspicion. I just finished running my own gauntlet. But the rumor is, I’m getting it easy compared to everyone who was at Camp David, including the special forces people. Especially you.”
“Yeah, it’s pretty much a colonoscopy every day,” she muttered. “Going over the timeline, where I was at which times, who I had direct line of sight on, who I was in radio contact with.” She finally sipped her coffee.
Hanson’s sour expression deepened. “Do you really think it was one of us?”
She sighed. “It has to be. My gut tells me that there’s more than one mole and I told the inquiry board as much. The fuckers who got in knew too much about our patrol patterns, where everyone was, when they’d have a clear shot at an infil. That means someone with access to our methods and comms, and as to the latter we don’t use CB radios.”
The other agent leaned back. “Fuck. I wish I knew why any of us would do that. We’re supposed to be quiet professionals, not frothing radicals.”
Savoie turned the mug in her hands. “Not to tell tales out of school but, through the whisper network, they’ve been leaning hard on the captured dudes from the attack. Apparently one of their main ‘objections’,” and here she made some one-handed air quotes, “is that they think the whole Breaker thing is a ruse. It’s all smoke and mirrors, so that we’ll beg the Coalition to come and save us. And then…well, it gets vague after that but I guess they claim that at best we’ll get turned into the galactic equivalent of a Native American reservation. Worst case, we all get harvested for our precious bodily fluids.”
Hanson stared at her for a moment in disbelief. “That is, if you will forgive the uncouth term, utterly retarded. For chrissake, the Hubble got some beautiful shots of their ship once they’d spun that shield around to reveal it to us. I mean, I’m no spacecraft expert but even I could tell it had gotten the shit pounded out of it.”
She responded with a shrug. “Hey, Flat Earthers are still a thing.”
“Flat Earthers don’t stage FUCKING mortar attacks in our nation’s capital,” snapped Hanson. Then he subsided and spoke more softly. “Sorry, I shouldn’t be so on edge. This whole thing just pisses me off.”
“Join the club,” said Savoie as she sipped more coffee. “I just don’t get it, though.”
Hanson made a gentle ‘continue’ wave of his hand.
She leaned forward. “Okay. Our comrades in the CIA managed to identify the four who made it into the compound. They were all mercenaries, each with at least ten or fifteen years of experience in kicking ass around some of the worst hot spots in the world. Syria, Burma, bunch of places in Africa. One of ‘em even turned out to be ex-Wagner group.”
“Okay?” It was a leading single-word question, but not an unkind one.
“So why was the rest of the attack made up of nothing but a bunch of goddamn shit-kickers? And that includes the aborted attempt in Decatur. I’ve seen the files of those we rounded up in the Camp David attack. They were all low-life idiots just banging around, maybe they might have once held a gun in their lives. Hell, from what I’ve heard, the shootings that triggered the alarm at Camp David were an accident; those intruders were supposed to sneak around
that patrol, not kill them. They all had the same top-of-the-line kit, so we know whoever is behind this has deep pockets. Why not hire an entire bunch of competent people instead of doing it onesy-twoseys?”
“It is a puzzle.” Hanson got up and set a styrofoam cup of water into the nearby microwave. As the cup turned within its electromagnetic prison, he leaned against the nearby counter and pondered her question. “Maybe the team in the woods was intended just as a distraction?”
“That’s what I thought at first, but then I reconsidered. I mean, what if the four who went in failed? You’d still need a proper backup plan. Same thing with the Decatur bunch. By the way, did they ever catch them?”
Hanson let out a dark chuckle. “Decatur PD found a pile of vests and rifles, hastily wiped down. They were able to pull a few partial prints off of ‘em. My guess is they’ve fled to the proverbial four winds, hoping to lay low for the rest of their lives. We’ll nab ‘em eventually.”
The microwave dinged and he retrieved his hot water, then pulled a tea bag out of his jacket pocket as he re-seated himself.
Savoie smiled. “I never figured you for a tea guy.”
He unwrapped the bag and with a bit of ceremony dunked it into his cup. “Well, I used to be a coffee guy, but my gut doesn’t agree with the acidity.”
“We do have tea here, you know.” She pointed to the storage bins behind him.
“Yeah, but it’s cheap-ass stuff. The brand I like is expensive, but worth it…” Hanson’s eyes widened as he trailed off.
She raised an eyebrow. “Hanson? Do you smell burnt toast?”
“They couldn’t afford it,” he said in a near-whisper.
Savoie was about to tell him to stop being overly dramatic, then she realized he might be on to something and that she didn’t dare distract him. “Keep talking.”
He leaned forward, his forearms on the table. “Okay. Imagine you’re a hard-bitten mercenary. You’ve been in the literal shit, in every nasty conflict anyone cares to name. Somehow, someone finds you and comes to you. They say ‘hey, these aliens are bad news, do you want to kill them?’ Even if you, as the hypothetical mercenary, are down with the cause…”
“From what the intruders were yelling, they were,” said Savoie.
“Yeah but even then, our mystery financier is asking you to infil and exfil out of one of the most heavily guarded pieces of real estate on the planet. Oh, and kill a bunch of special-forces-maybe and aliens-definitely in between. What do you do then?”
She replied with a grim smile. “If I’m that mercenary, then I ask for a metric fuck-ton of money. And there were four of them, they would have all done the same. Hell, they must have been doing collective bargaining.”
Hanson dunked his tea bag as he thought it through. “Okay, so our mystery mastermind has a lot of money, but not billions on hand to hire a literal army of hard cases. Huh. So those other dipshits might indeed have been a distraction.”
“Maybe. They must have also spent quite a bit on the mortar attack. That wasn’t made by some hobbyist in their bedroom, they knew what they were doing. Given that nobody saw them set up the launcher or leave, they were more pro.” Savoie hoped that the FBI’s efforts to track the various mortar components turned up something soon. Thus far, those efforts were bogged down; as it turned out, quite a few companies had ordered the identified components, and tracking the subsequent second-hand purchases was time-consuming.
“And those mortar-making pros would be more expensive.” Hanson sipped a bit of tea. “Did they ever get anything off of the launcher itself?”
“Sadly, no. Turns out the whole damned thing was homemade, constructed out of tubing and other off-the-shelf components. It was also wiped down thoroughly, no prints. Like I said, pros.”
“But limited in resources,” said Hanson. “Which explains one of the things that’s bugged me
. Namely, that our OPFOR didn’t use some proper artillery. If they have a couple of moles in the Secret Service, then it should be easy to recruit and pay some military dudes to slip ‘em some gear and alter the logs. They could stow a howitzer inside a semi-tractor-trailer. You could park that thing anywhere up to 25 miles away. Use a single 155mm Excalibur GPS-guided munition, boom. That would have pretty much obliterated the stage and everyone on it. Then you just re-stow the howitzer and toodle off all innocent-like, right when everyone is freaking the hell out.”
“So they couldn’t afford that type of arty strike,” she said. “Or they simply didn’t have the contacts to pull that off. Hmm. I wonder if our moles are getting paid at all?”
Hanson resumed his thousand-yard stare. “The mortar attack must have been planned first. The other two attacks feel much more like rush jobs.”
“Eh? Oh, I get it. Sadaf’s speech was known well in advance. It was going to be one of her first big public appearances since the initial presidential speech. They were broadcasting it online to the world. Having her get turned into chunky red salsa, in real time, would be one helluva statement. So that’s what they focused on.” She drank a bit more coffee, and now it was time for her eyes to widen. “Our mole or moles didn’t arrive at Camp David until after
Sadaf’s speech was announced.”
“That…oh, yeah, that makes sense. Originally the mortar attack is the OPFORs’ only focus, but yet somehow they’ve suborned one or two Secret Service agents and they have ‘em in their back pocket. Then one, or better yet both, of the moles gets assigned to the Camp David detail, and they realize that now that they have a golden opportunity to get at the other aliens as well. So they go off and hire four pros for the actual attack inside, plus a bunch of chucklefucks to act as a distraction, because that’s all they can afford since the four pros are asking for some serious money.”
Savoie leaned forward. “When did Chao and Grakosh leave Camp David?”
“It was, ah, three? No, four days after we got everyone settled, both the aliens and the special forces types.”
“Okay, so then
the OPFOR gets word, courtesy of our moles, that one of the aliens is now heading to Alabama. But now they’re stretched so thin that they can’t afford anything other than to hire another bunch of dipshits to make a run at them and hope for the best.”
“And then the second bunch lets the FNG drive.”
They both laughed, but that humor settled down as they both thought through the chain of inference.
“It is pretty thin,” said Savoie at last. “There’s a lot of assumptions in there.”
“Yeah. But I do like the idea of our moles getting assigned at the last minute.”
She rubbed her forehead. “We had a bunch of new people come in when they decided to stow the Rithro crew there. Seven, no eight in all.”
“It’s a place to start,” said Hanson. He finished his tea. “C’mon, let’s see if we can get a meeting with the inquiry board.”
A little while later and not very far away, three people sat in a well-lit but otherwise deadly dull room. At least the chairs were somewhat comfortable. Matt and Martinez sat at two chairs against one wall, while across from them McCoy sat sprawled sideways on another with a foul look on her face. She glowered at the far beige-painted wall. “This completely sucks. Why can’t we have our phones? I could at least play some mahjong.”
“This is a secure location, Corporal,” replied Matt. “Ixnay on the onephays.”
Martinez’s leg jittered. “How long are we gonna sit here? They said they’d call us in, like, an hour ago!”
“Dunno, it’s some kind of last-minute interview thing,” replied Matt with Zen-like calm.
The corporal looked over at Matt. “I don’t get you, man.”
Matt grinned. “Nobody gets me. I’m like the wind, baby!”
“That’s not…I mean, I watched you open up a dude like he was a bag of fuckin’ Doritos using nothing but a fuckin’ knife. Now you’re being all Caine from ‘Kung Fu’.”
“It’s good to know that the classics are still appreciated,” said Matt.
Martinez pointed at him. “If you start calling me ‘Grasshopper’ I will
McCoy turned her glare to the ceiling. “Maybe it’s a psychological test. They want to see if we crack under pressure and start yakking secrets.”
“I mean, I’m sure they’re recording us right now,” replied Matt. “But it’s merely as a precaution. I am also five-nines certain that none of us are suspects. We weren’t integrated into the compound’s overall security, and thus it would be unlikely that we could have let our four attackers in.”
“Not to mention, we were the ones to kill ‘em,” added Martinez. “Well, except for the one that Takh took care of.”
“Yep. This is…I won’t call it a formality, but the board just wants to know where you were and what you saw. Walk them through your personal timelines, understand? Tell them only what you know. If you don’t know something, then say so.”
McCoy turned herself around so that she now sprawled the other way. “This whole bullshit just bugs me. Takh and the others are off with a bunch of strangers and I…I mean, we aren't there to help protect them.”
Matt and Martinez shared a meaningful glance. “From what I heard, Takh is quite capable of taking care of himself,” said the latter with a grin. “You told me he pitched that one dude across the room like he was throwing a softball.”
For once, the petite corporal looked a bit flustered. “Yeah, but, I mean, what if some other potential bad guy gets the drop on him with a gun? I don’t like not being there. I just wanna know that he’s okay. I should be there, just to make sure.”
The smaller man snapped his fingers in the face of the taller, who sighed and took out his wallet. With great ceremony, Matt pulled out a five-dollar bill and placed it upon the now-upraised palm of Martinez.
“Told ya,” said Martinez with a grin.
She sat up and glared at them both. “That doesn’t mean anything! Takh is a good guy!”
“Nobody said he wasn’t,” replied Matt as he stowed his wallet. “He is indeed a good guy.”
“Yeah, seriously, we’re glad you two hooked up,” added Martinez. “Takh’s solid. Hell, I’d let him date my sister.”
“I. Am. Not. Hooked Up. With ANYONE.” McCoy now looked furious enough to chew nails.
Martinez stroked his chin. “Kissing might be a problem, though.”
Matt performed a similar chin-stroking action. “Hmm, indeed, Corporal, I do believe it might be a serious issue. One has all of those mandibles to contend with.” He hooked his fingers next to his mouth in an approximation of an udhyr’s face. “Still, I think that, with enough will and effort, one could figure it out. Like the man said, life finds a way.”
“But how much tongue is he packing?” posed Martinez. “You know what the man also says. Big dude, big tongue. Could make things more interesting, all around.”
The woman did not look amused. “Martinez, Toke? You are now both officially gigantic flatulating assholes.”
“C’mon, McCoy!” protested Martinez. “Think of it this way. A few years from now, let’s say we filthy humans are now part of the Coalition and I’m at some meet ‘n greet, and I just so happen to spy me an oh-so-very-fiiine udhyr mamacita from across the room. Now, I wanna do my bit for my species and approach her, and get some good old inter-species cultural interaction going on. But there’s all sorts of questions. How do I compliment her without insulting her culture? How am I supposed to get in good with her? How do the mechanics work? How do the various bits line up? We need details! You’re at the tip of the spear, we all need good intel!”
McCoy slumped back into her seat. “Over seven hundred billion Dimmadollars of defense spending, and yet somehow I wind up stuck in a room with you two fuckos…oh, by the way, Toke
,” she added, pointing a finger at Matt, “why the hell can you and Sarge never go back to Okinawa?”
“Nice distraction, McCoy,” said Martinez. “My guess is some sort of wet-work shit.”
Matt just smiled. “Oh for fuck’s sake, I don’t kill everyone
I meet. I was a Second LT at the time, managed to somehow leapfrog my way into officer ranks all the way from enlisted. Anyways, the Okinawa affair was merely a case of, well, one particular case of rye whiskey. The good sergeant…was he a sergeant then? Oh yeah, we had done some other stuff I can’t tell you about in someplace I can’t tell you where, and we were celebrating Shaw getting his third stripe. We’d got ahold of the previously-mentioned case of whiskey and then we began toasting to each other’s good health. We did a lot of toasting. Quite
a lot of toasting. As you can imagine, the toasting went on and on until we, um, well we did some unwise things. It started out with us sparring-for-fun with each other in public and escalated from there. No locals were harmed, and nothing we did was hella illegal, or I would’ve never made Captain. Buuut the local government would definitely throw a shitfit if me or, God forbid, both of us set foot back on the island.” He chuckled. “Hell, the Okinawan customs people probably still have both of our pictures taped up inside their booths with a big old sign saying ‘DO NOT ADMIT THIS PERSON, YOU FOOL’ written above them.”
“What did you do?” asked Martinez. His eyes were big and soulful, like a kid asking for yet one more story before bedtime.
Matt shrugged. “I mean, I don’t remember much for obvious reasons. I’m almost sure we didn’t piss on any monuments, that would have definitely been cause for a serious demotion. We did do a number on some shrubbery, that I do remember. We decided it needed to be trimmed back, and so we did so. Using our bare hands. Seemed like a good idea at the time.”
A fearsome light came into McCoy’s eyes. “Martinez, do you know what this means?”
He looked at her all uncertain. “Um, Toke and Sarge have cast-iron livers?”
“No, you fool. Blackmail material
Matt pointed back at her. “Hey, now, I told you that in confidence. Besides, Shaw has a lot more to contend with right now.”
The reminder of the sergeant’s current crippled state brought the elevated atmosphere of the room back down. McCoy nodded as her smile faded. “Right. Hey, did you see the Prez’s speech at the UN?”
“Yep,” said Matt. “From what I’ve read, the political wrangling after it seems pretty tame compared to the usual.”
Martinez snorted. “No shit. Did either of you see the laundry list of shit that we might be able to do? Anti-aging, limb regrowth, cancer treatments which work well and which don’t
half-kill the patient…hell, maybe even Alzheimer’s could be in our rear-view mirror. The grand high muckity-mucks are falling all over themselves to get that out into the world, for themselves if nobody else.”
“You’re way too cynical, Martinez,” said Matt.
“Oh fuck off. What if…okay, I know this sounds like a cheesy sci-fi concept, but what if they hoard all of the good shit for themselves and we peons get just the crumbs?”
Matt lapsed back into his meditative demeanor. “In that case, my dear corporal, you or I or McCoy or someone like us will show those hypothetical elites that, while they are indeed long-lived, they are not in fact immortal.”
The trio fell into silence for a few minutes. Then Martinez leaned over towards Matt. “Ah, a little birdie told me you were involved in questioning the prisoners we nabbed at Camp David.”
“I merely facilitated certain conversations,” replied Matt.
Martinez sighed. “What the fuck does that mean?”
“Ask me no questions and I will tell you no lies…Corporal.”
McCoy let out a growl. “Well, I
heard these terrorist assholes are saying that the Breakers aren’t real, that it’s all fake videos from the Coalition.”
“Just to play devil’s advocate,” said Matt, “our AI image and video generation is already getting to the point where, soon, we puny humans could manufacture such evidence.”
“What?” Martinez looked as if he was about to launch himself at Matt.
Matt held up a calming hand. “I’m not saying it is
fake. The Hubble pics are damned convincing.”
Martinez hiked up one foot to place it on his seat, then rested his chin on his knee. “Fuck. I guess it didn’t convince everyone.” He mused for a few moments. “Wait. What if we made it even more convincing?”
“How?” asked Matt.
“We send some humans up to the Rithro
. Two or three at least. The boats can still make it up to the ship, right?”
For once Matt looked uncertain. “I think so? Dunno how many times they can come and go without recharging, we’ll have to ask ‘em.”
“Right, so we set up an even better publicity stunt than the Hubble pics. Choose a few people, from all over the world. We have ‘em travel up to the Rithro
, take pics and video up close showing the damage. Even take ‘em inside the ship and get a full tour, maybe…if the crew is okay with that, of course.”
“Huh.” Matt sat back and pondered the idea. “That’s a really good idea, Martinez. I guess you aren’t as dumb as you look.”
The corporal responded with a slight smile at the verbal jab. “We’d need to choose the right people, though.”
“They’d have to be trustworthy…or at least someone that the entire world will consider trustworthy,” said Matt.
“Well known,” added McCoy. She no longer looked vengeful. “With recognizable faces and voices, and then they can go on all the talk shows after and say that, yes indeed, I got a tour of the ship and it is indeed quite banged up.”
Martinez stared at the far wall. “Some kind of celebrity? Heh. You think Tom Cruise would be up for it?”
Matt laughed. “That beautiful maniac? Hell, he’d insist on shooting an entire movie up there, with at least one action scene where he’s hanging off of the outside of the ship.”
They all smiled at the resulting mental image.
“Chao could work,” said McCoy into the silence. “She’s kind of a celebrity now. After all, she was the first human to come into contact with aliens, eh?” She gave Matt a big and very un-subtle wink.
To skirt the rather…unconventional methods used to achieve a positive First Contact, Matt’s role had been very much demoted in the official story. Now every recounting of the tale included a bit of ‘…oh, and there was also another person who stumbled across our brave woman in the midst of her attempts at informational exchange with the aliens…” His exact identity was also not published, under the screen of ‘he wishes to remain anonymous’.
“Oh bite me, McCoy, it’s fun,” replied Matt. He waggled his eyebrows. “Besides, I work better in the shadows!” He threw his forearm across his face like a half-assed Count Dracula trying to hide behind his cape.
Then he dropped his arm. “Yeah, Chao would be good as a current social-media darling. Of course, she might not want that. She strikes me as more of the wallflower type, for the most part.”
“We need more people,” said Martinez, as he stared at the floor. “Chao might be good on her own, but she’s got that motor-mouth talking thing when you get her going. It’s one or the other. Either she’s trying to shrink into a corner and take up as little space as possible, or suddenly you’re getting pulled into another corner for a doctoral dissertation on how minimal-energy transfer-orbits work.”
Matt pondered for a moment. “Wait, when did she do that? I never sat through one of those lectures.”
Martinez looked away and…well, Matt hoped that their supposed overlords were indeed recording this particular moment in time because the hard-bitten Hispanic special-forces corporal actually blushed
McCoy, of course, realized a golden opportunity for payback and immediately pounced. “Why, Corporal
Martinez,” she purred. “Doooo tell us. When did Chao Me Chu, heh, pull
you into a corner? Hmmm?”
“She’s…she’s just real nice, that’s all,” replied Martinez. “I asked her a couple of questions, and she answered them. That’s all. We both love classic sci-fi, like Asimov and shit. I guess we bonded over that.”
Matt cleared his throat. “Aaaaand may I remind you two and
everyone listening in that we have all been cooped up nuts-to-butts for awhile? Don’t mistake familiarity for romantic bullshit.” He pointed over at Martinez. “But you. If you can follow at least half of what she talks about, then you are absolutely without-a-single-fucking-doubt wasted
as a corporal, even if you’re in a low-drag high-speed outfit like this. You hear me?”
“Um, yes sir.” It was the first time in McCoy’s memory that anyone had addressed Matt as befitting his perhaps-former rank.
“Good. You get your ass into college, somehow. You’re a smart guy, you’ll figure all that shit out. And as for Chao? Just give it room to breathe. Let her know you’re interested, but don’t press the matter.”
“Let her know?” For once Martinez looked completely lost. “How do I…” he trailed off. “I mean, I like her…and yeah, I mean I like her in that
way, but she’s so damn smart and pretty and I’m just some dipshit meathead.”
“Hey, don’t sell yourself short,” said Matt. “You’re our
McCoy’s vengeful smile faded. “Martinez…no, Luca.”
Martinez looked up in surprise at her use of his first name.
She continued. “Just talk to her. Neither of you have any clue as to what ‘normal’ social interactions look like. In your case, it’s because you’ve been a soldier for all of your adult life. In her case, it’s because she’s, well, because she’s Chao. So just walk up to her and be straightforward. Trust me, it’ll be like a breath of fresh air for her to not have to navigate social cues. Just say something like ‘Hey, I really like you, do you like me and do you want to go get a coffee sometime’? Start with that. Chao’s good people, the worst thing she’ll do is say no. She won’t yell at you or talk shit about you online. Buuuut, some sixth sense is telling me she won’t say no to getting some coffee with ya.”
Matt smiled. “McCoy, I think you might have a calling after you leave the military.”
She snorted. “Oh yeah, I’ll hang up my match-making shingle on the internet and start raking in the big bucks. Martinez is right, though. If we try to do a publicity stunt up at the Rithro
, then we’ll need somebody alongside Chao to win the world over. Somebody well-known, but preferably someone not in the traditional Western pop-culture sphere. That’ll make it more palatable…”
Her voice trailed off and she stared into space. The two men now looked at each other in genuine concern until she spoke again a few moments later.
“Guys? I think I just had the best idea ever.”
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2023.06.03 17:19 hnqn1611 15 Simple Life Hacks With a Pencil
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Number One - Repair Scratch Marks on a Flat Screen TV The eraser on the back of your pencil can fix surface scratch marks on your flat-screen TV. Just make sure that the eraser on your pencil is white. Gently rub the eraser over the scratch marks for a couple of minutes, then wipe off the area with a clean cloth or gentle cleaning solution. The scratch marks should now be gone!
Number Two - Ease a New Key into a Lock Perhaps you lost your key and need a replacement, or maybe you just moved into a new house. You can spend minutes fiddling around with a new key trying to unlock a door. If this happens to you, take a pencil and rub the tip of it over the teeth of the key. The graphite will act as a dry lubricant.
Number Three - Reset a Modem or Router Sometimes modems or routers need to be reset. To do this, you usually need a thin sharp object to place into the tiny hole found on the back of the modem or router. Try using a sharpened pencil the next time you find yourself in this situation. Just be careful not to break the tip of the pencil in the hole.
Number Four - Door Stop We all have to step out for a moment time to time to check the mail or grab the newspaper. A pencil is a handy little tool to keep the door open when you don't have your keys with you. Number Five - Protect Walls From Scratches Hanging new pictures is exciting, but the frames often tilt and they can even scratch your walls. Take the erasers from four pencils and glue one to each corner on the back of your picture frames. This will protect your walls from scratches and keep the frames from tilting.
Number Six - Remove Scuff Marks From Vinyl Floors Vinyl floors are affordable and durable, but they are notorious for collecting scuff marks left behind from shoes. You can remove these unsightly smudges from your vinyl floors with the eraser on your pencil it works like a charm.
Number Seven - Roll Toothpaste Tube We often toss quite a bit of toothpaste out with the tube. Toothpaste tubes tend to get messy and when they're almost empty, it's hard to get all the toothpaste out of them. But you can use an old shortened pencil to roll and squeeze the last bit of toothpaste out of the tube.
Number Eight - Improvised Earring Back Most women (and men) have lost a back piece of an earring at some point in their lives. When this happens, you can try to find a safe place to keep the earring until you get home, or use a bit of the eraser from your pencil to temporarily hold the earring intact.
Number Nine - Push Back Nail Cuticles Your nails say a lot about you. To keep them nice and neat, trim them regularly and use the eraser on the end of a pencil as a cuticle stick. Gently push back the cuticle following the natural shape of your nail bed. It's best to do this after you shower, when your cuticles are soft.
Number Ten - Remove Sticker Gunk A bar code or price sticker is placed pretty much on everything we buy. Trying to remove these stickers can be a nightmare. After you manage to peel off most of the paper, use the eraser on the back of your pencil and rub it back and forth over the stubborn goo, just as you would on pencil marks.
Number Eleven - Lubricate a Sticky Zipper We all tend to have a favorite hoodie or pair of jeans we wear often, but sometimes the zipper can get a bit stubborn and get stuck. When this happens, run the tip of a pencil along the teeth of the zipper to lubricate it. Your zipper will be as good as new.
Number Twelve - Hair Accessory While modern hipsters totally rock that man bun, for fun and easy up-dos, girls can use a pencil to hold their buns in place. Twist your hair around into a bun shape and gently push the tip of your pencil towards your scalp. Run it under the bun along your scalp and poke it back out through the other side.
Number Thirteen - Remove Crayon From Walls Most parents encourage their children's creative abilities, but not when it comes to the living room walls. Don't fret! When your children happen to take their art a bit too far, you can use a regular pencil eraser to remove crayon markings from the walls.
Number Fourteen - Clean and Polish Gold Jewelry Gold jewelry is luxurious and valuable, but over time they lose their shine and get a bit dull. The eraser on your pencil absorbs oil and grime from gold pieces. It's also small enough to easily and safely buff away any smudges, leaving your jewelry sparkling like new.
Number Fifteen - Repel Moths Toxic moth balls are as dreadful as moth infestations itself, not to mention their distinctive strong order. Instead place a sachet or small cloth bag filled with pencil shavings in your closet. Moths are attracted to soiled fabric, so make sure you always wash your clothes before putting them away.
2023.06.03 14:59 Ericthered01 Another 33 inch tire post.
Hello fellow canyon enthusiasts, I have a 2018 All Terrain. From what I can tell it is essentially a Colorado z71. And like many of you fine folks, I want some big knobbies on it. So after the factory warranty vanished like my desire to keep the stock tires, I started the research process. I scoured Reddit posts on both this subreddit and the Colorado one. I looked at forums and YouTube videos, all in an effort to see what I could fit and how to do it. As one could imagine there was quite a bit of contradictory information on if 33” tires would fit or not. So I settled on bilstein 5100 adjustable shocks up front set on the top setting and 5100’s in the back with a 1 inch block. I also purchased the front bracket that moves the fender liner forward, and I followed a cab side trim guide from YouTube to move the back fender liner back and remove some metal around the pinch weld. Then, I got on CustomOffsets and set my vehicle information and chose “leveling kit” and “no rubbing” just to make sure that what I got would fit. Sure enough, they said I could be put some big boys on there. And I got excited. So I picked up some Reika 17 inch rims. I believe they are 8.5 wide with zero offset. And Falken wild peak at3w, 33 inch tires. They come in and I slap them bad boys on the truck and they look fantastic. I start checking for hot spots by making full turns. I have acreage on the front gap. I turn it the other way, and I’m rubbing all over like a high school dance. And it’s metal. The cab mounting point to be precise. I don’t know if you can grind that part, but I’m not going to. I’m going to drop the tire size and try again.
Moral of the story, don’t rust the internet. Don’t trust the people trying to sell you something. Everyone’s setup is not the same. Sometimes there is no direct answer. I can include links to the YouTube trim video, the front bracket, struts, etc, and I can take pictures of stuff if you guys are interested. I spent a lot of time looking so if this helps anyone I am happy to.
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2023.06.03 14:56 TiffanyBlue0ABAB5 Sometimes the right brush helps (journey from dry brittle hair to pretty darn decent hair)
Like many of you here on this sub, and other hair care subs, I had an issue with my hair and couldn't resolve it. I tried multiple solutions and finally found one that worked for me and I hope this can help you. My hair:
Type 1B or 1C when it's shorter and 2B when it's longer (past shoulder length). It is greying around the temples and underneath. I had some wonderful highlights done which were screwed up when my colorist called out sick and the salon felt comfortable allowing someone else to do my next session. My hair felt like doll's hair - super stiff and plasticky. They tried to fix it in house, but couldn't. All my money was refunded and then the salon asked me to not return after they screwed it up so bad. I had to cut off over 10 inches. Found out later they allowed the receptionist to apply and rinse out my toner and hair treatment while the colorist took a trip to Starbucks for a Frappuccino, I didn't know at the time, but found out after the damage was done. Right now it finally made it passed 'bob' length and almost to my shoulders. Covering the grey
: After cutting off all my hair after that disaster of a color mishaps, I decided to go back to my natural hair color while growing out, grey hair and all. As it grew, I would get trimmed off what remained of the hair dye/colored part and really tried to take care of it. When it finally got to bob length I decided to go back in to get the roots/grey covered up. After two different sessions of the colorist 'warming up' my color, which I never asked for, I decided to just do my grey areas at home on with a Demi permanent color about every 2 months on my roots and just the grey area. Problem with the ends
: I was still having a LOT of issues with the ends of my hair though - despite all the deep conditioning masks, using hair oils, etc, it just was SO brittle and dry on the ends only. I've always had a super oily scalp and dry ends. I made the mistake of listening to advice from a hairstyling YouTuber and spent a waste of money on Redken's Volume Injecting Shampoo (seriously, if you have medium or thick hair, avoid....this guy said to use it on medium hair). Same stylist said to use a leave-in condition, which actually did help, but not the brand he recommended. My ends were just SO tangled and dry. How I tested and failed and solved this issue:
- I have oily roots. As much hate as there is for sulfates, my roots need sulfates. I always always shampoo twice. I started to use a sulfate shampoo first to really clean my scalp and shampoo with a non-sulfate shampoo second. If my hair is really greasy or oily, I'll shampoo twice with the sulfate shampoo.
- Condition in the shower but I also use a spray leave in conditioner after it's towel dried. I found less is more for my hair overall, BUT I do spray extra on the part of my ends that tangle. I found using a gentle vent brush to go through my hair afterwards helps distribute.
- Blow dry spray is key - again, I found out through trial and error that I don't need a lot, just a good light mist. I used to air dry my hair ALL the time, but it got thicker and more tangled when I did this and I could tell my hair shaft was swelling up and staying that way. I found it was more damaged - plus it takes over two hours to air dry and I cannot show up to work with sopping wet hair. If I shower at night, I find this is okay, but I try not to wash my hair at night. There are some of these combined with leave-in conditioners that work well for my hair too.
- THE BIGGEST CHANGE - using the right brush to blow dry.
I used to just use a flat vented brush or a paddle brush while blowdrying my hair. It looked just fine, but it didn't have a lot of movement and still felt stiff regardless of what products I put in my hair. Shifting back to a rounded blow dry brush was the biggest game changer. I HATE using it and I'm going to state that. My arms get tired, I start sweating while using it because my hair is thick and it takes effort, I have to work in sections, but damn it makes my hair smoother and shinier and my hair moves! I can run my fingers through my hair without tangles and it feels good. I only blow dry and style on the day I shampoo and wash my hair. I don't use heat on the other days, I just adjust how I wear my hair that day.
Caveat - I don't like that massive one-step hair dryeround brush that is all the rage a few years ago. I found that particular tool did way too much damage to my hair because it seems to be hotter. Just a plain hand-held round brush in the largest barrel for your hair if I plan to wear it close to straight. There are a few smaller barrel ones that are meant for styling only in a lower heat setting, I use those at the end only, not for drying my hair.
- Hair oil - Using hair oil on my ends after blowdrying and using what little bit is left on my ends to go over my baby hairs up front has made a difference. I also put a bit of hair oil on my ends only about an hour before bed. I don't use a lot, just enough to prevent drying out.
- Hair oil before shampooing or overnight. I've read this on this sub and others and it actually works wonders. I use the OGX extra strength coconut miracle oil for this, but I'm sure there are others. I've used the Kerasate and even Argan oil. I prefer the coconut one for the price point. Either 2 hours before shampooing, best over the weekend, or the night before, put a lot of oil in your hair on the mids and ends. If doing the night before, either be prepared to change your pillowcase in the morning, or sleep with a sleep cap. When shampooing out, you do need a sulfate shampoo or clarifying shampoo to help wash off the excess oils for the first shampoo. Doing this once a week has really helped.
- Slumber cap. This has helped tremendously. There are loads on Etsy and amazon. I have a favorite I found off Etsy
(as an example only) because I like it's adjustable. You can look and choose one for your head and hair length. I cannot speak enough how much a silk or satin bonnet for sleeping has helped with my hair health.
- Limit dry shampoo. Since I have oily roots, I can maybe go three days before I have to shampoo again, even using dry shampoo.
My favorite products that have worked for me during all this. They do range in price point and I use drugstore and higher end. Shampoo:
Paul Mitchell Shampoo Two
John Frieda Blue Crush for Brunettes <- only when my hair starts getting brassy
Kristen Ess Signature Shampoo
Trader Joes Tea Tree Tingle
Redken Hair Cleansing Cream <- omg, HG. I bought the mini size to try and a month later I still have product in it, you DON'T need a lot. Worth it.
L'Oreal Ever Pure Bond Strengthening Shampoo <- new find, very happy with this so far
Kerastase Bain Satin 2 <- I use this mostly in the winter
Matching conditioners to John Frieda products
Kerastase Nutritive Masquintese irisome <- have purchased for over 6 years. You only need a half walnut size glop even with longer hair. Less is more.
Hask conditioners in those packets you get at CVS/Walgreen. I can usually get two uses out of each packet
Nexxus conditioners in those packets, I like those too. Basically any deep conditioning drug store packets, even the keratin ones I find are good for a once a week or once a month deep conditioner
Eva NYC Freshen Up <- have repurchased for years. I have brown hair and it doesn't leave white marks
Not Your Mother's Clean Freak
Leave in conditioneblow dry spray:
It's a 10 Miracle Silk Leave in
L'Oreal Ever Pure 21-in-1 color caring spray <- new find, I love this one
Verb Ghost Oil
OGX coconut miracle oil
Kerastase Elixir Ultime <- lasts forever HG
Paul Mitchell Smoothing super skinny serum
Hask Argan Oil
Olaplex No. 6 (I mix this with the Paul Mitchell skinny serum sometimes, it's fabulous)
Honestly, they are all Conair brand from Target. My oldest one is hitting 6 years.
Round brush with hot air tool (doesn't get super hot for styling only):
Conair Infiniti Pro
Covering up those grey hairs without resorting to box dye:
Moroconnoil Color Conditioner in Cocoa (there are other shades) - use a hair color brush to apply to grey. Leave on about 15 minutes then add more to the rest of the hair to even out the color. The grey turns more of a light blondish color, but blends well.
Christophe Robin Shade Mask in Ash Brown - this does ashy brown SO well, but damn it's expensive.
John Frida's Brilliant Brunette Collection. Great if you want to go a bit deeper. Again, apply to the roots first and wait, then work through the rest of the hair.
Color Wow Root Cover Up - okay, I made fun of this at first but it's become a favorite now. If I pull my hair back and got some grey poking through around where my hair meets the top of my ears or want to tidy up the part in my hair, this stuff works great. AND it sticks around if you don't shampoo the next day. Once you get the hang of how to apply it, you can do it fast and it honestly does look pretty natural.
Hope all this help you on your hair journey. My goal is to grow it back to bra strap length. Since we're going to be moving in a few months I'm putting off going to a salon for color touch up and wait until we get to our new location.
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2023.06.03 14:42 OnlyFred Sword Maintenance Question
Hello, so I recently got myself a katana for display. It's made from actual carbon steel and is sharpened. I didn't get the cleaning kit since it was expensive. My question is, can I use rubbing/90% alcohol to remove the old oil and then apply mineral oil instead of doing the uchiko and the so called "blade oil" thing? I searched on all internet but couldn't find if it was a good idea.
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2023.06.03 04:27 Freds_GLife Practicing with my DJI Mini 3 Pro
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Trunk Tray from Weathertech All season trays from Weathertech, Evolve Ceramic Tint from Suntekfilms, installed by Actionwindowtinting, Red Genesis door striker covers from Kdmwarehouse, Red paddle shifter extensions from Kdmwarehouse, Ring Car Cam, Brushed door fram molding from Kdmwarehouse, Genesis logo door handle catch plate from Kdmwarehouse, Steel speaker trim on all four doors Custom Forged Carbon steering wheel, door trim, center console, seatbacks from Vivid Visual @kiastingerchannel
Oil, coolant, and radiator fluid caps from Burger_tuning, Coolant cap from Burger_tuning, Strut cross braces and bolts from Burger_tuning, Hydrodipped carbon fiber engine cover from Kdmwarehouse, Performance Dual Intake from Burger_tuning, Tial BOV with adapter from Burger_tuning, Custom airbrushed hoodliner, BMS fuse covers, Gold bolts from Dressupbolts, Afe Power intercooler cold charge pipe installed by DAS Performance, Custom hood and door props from atomiccarconcepts Carbon radiator cover from kiastingerchannel
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2023.06.02 16:51 RigoMortize Building a new shower
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I'm building a walk in shower basically from scratch. I plan to use this diverter. It has the option to run 1-3 heads at a time. Due to location, I have an easy option to bring 1/2 or 3/4 inch pex into this. 3/4 would provide more volume right? I'm thinking 3/4 in and 1/2 out to each head. Is there something I'm missing before I get started? submitted by RigoMortize to Plumbing [link] [comments]