RGB Mood - Just a Little Life Update

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The goal is to create a life that I don't need to escape from.

So. Aside from working nonstop, I've also been busy buying, selling and upgrading some stuff in my hobbit house. Since I've been spending most of my time indoors working from home, I feel like I deserve a really satisfying indoor environment. Because guess what? The outside world is crazzzzy. And people too, ugh.

I just need to feel comfortable while being a money machine. I don't really know much about what's happening around these days, living in the distraction really works. I mean is there COVEEEEEED still oh and I'm not vaxxed yet by the way. I'm just here literally waiting for someone to knock on my door and point a gun to my head saying, "get vaxxed or die!".

In my region, they are requiring vax cards for people to be able to dine in fast food restaurants or go to the gym. Well, I don't really need to go to these places since I cook most of the time and walk outside for exercise.

By the way, how are you all? Are you also celebrating now that HIVE's $1 ++. I think we're thriving here.

Now check out my tiny work-from-home space (I know this makes you feel like you're in a 80's night club or something LOL).

When I'm feeling diabolic I can just ask my AI to turn the light red or blue if I'm feeling blue. I can set the mood anytime and make the light go with my music. The light's gonna turn on when it's time to wake up too - tricking my mind that it's morning even if it's not (I work at night). Really loving my smart RGB bulb!

Not only I have a smart bulb, I also have some smart plugs. I can set everything in my smartphone and turn on/off the AC and fan at certain times. I can even ask my bot to make me a coffee as soon as I wake up.

I heavily rely on smart technology now but you know, technology is only cool when it works. All these things can give you hell as soon as they stopped working. I remember one episode from Mr. Robot when Darlene and her team hacked the lawyers' smart home so they can drive her crazy. Everything went uncontrollable, her room was too cold, the shower was too hot, the security alarm was blaring...She couldn't control the settings anymore.

Now I don't think I will reach that point because you got to be rich for everything to be smart. And I only have a hobbit home here. But yeah, at least it feels fun to work while you have a nice music and cools lights in the background. You know, simple pleasures.

I only want simple things in life - even a van life in the woods would do. As long as I have my laptop, smartphone, smart lights... some emergency tool kit maybe. Cast iron skillet too. Oh and AC (if it's warm and humid there too) etc.

Maybe next time, I'll get a nice rug too. Ooops my smartwatch says it's time to stand up now lol.

I guess I now have a perfect misanthropic woman cave set up finally and my cat's loving it too!

What about you? Can you share some smart stuff? 😊



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Cool lighting! Is that backgrond music New Order?

Sounds like Internet of Things took over your hobbit home indeed. Feels like the future to me, while i still live, mostly, in the past ( read: Portugal )

Um abraço!

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Temptation by New Order yesss 😎

When I travel to Portugal someday, I will give you a RGB smart bulb as a gift. ☺️

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Awesome! I'd like that :<)

"Love and light!"

P.S. Not that you need to give me love too ( this hippie kind of phrase just popped into my mind haha )

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Funny; I have a smart bulb, too, but I don't change the color much. I do use Alexa to turn it on and off, though, via voice. I love cast iron cooking, too! Between that and my crockpot, I don't use much else...

I'd love to upgrade my place to be all smart, but I'd be afraid it would quickly realize it's a lot smarter than me, and I'd be the odd man out...

So, I guess I want a not-too-smart house...

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Haha cool yeah I remember how you love your crockpot so much.

I love my RGB light and that I can set the mood by changing colors.

It's cool to talk to a smart thing too lol.

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The world is certainly crazy outside, so why not have a colour changing, coffee making, day is night and night is day, smart home? 🤪

Love how you call your place “hobbit house”. Maybe if Hive keeps increasing in price you can upgrade to a hobbit castle one day? Then you could dig a moat around and not have to worry about the Covid police 😎

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Im pretty content with my hobbit house atm tho a castle would be nice if there will be someone else cleaning it for me 😂.

Huge garden would be nice too. Let me know if the world is not crazy anymore.

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So you’ll need a gardener and a cleaner for your castle! You’ll have no money left for your cat! Plenty of mice in a castle I guess…

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That's why I'm okay in my hobbit house unless I become crypto rich someday lol.

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Imagine that day…you could have lots of hobbit houses and join them all together 🤣

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That is a sweet woman cave!
I think I would permanently set it to yellow. I love yellow light...

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I love yellow light or warm candlelight it is so cozy. RGB light is my best buy so far.

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My new propane heater, tank, and hose...And although I tested the hose a half dozen times this summer before my accident I now can’t get it to work! And this campsite doesn’t have electricity! It’s gonna be a chilly night....And good luck finding these specialty hosing in this small town during another lockdown emergency! Yikes...

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and the washed out road...

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Wow it looks like you're gonna have a cozy night there. ☺️ Good luck with the propane heater lol.

Diablo says don't mess with him.

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Tell him I have nasty dread knots these days so he’s got it good!

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This is nightlife in the van with no electricity...The butane is on although I would never sleep with it on.
33 pairs of woolen undies does the trick for sleeping!
I’m rated for 40 below freezin’ hell! BRRRHHHHH....

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Well it still looks cozy even without a smart RGB bulb lol.

And wow, lucky you, no need for AC ! It is hot as hell where I am no wonder Diablo's always diabolical.

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You should have incarnated in 1947 as you would have been 20 in the hippie hay day with all those lava lights (less the digital control)....
I checked out the emergency shelter today and 100’s of people are there who have lost everything. So it could have been worse for me although it was darn chilly waking up to no heat.
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At least you have that natural source of heat and light there. I'd be grateful for the chilly fresh air !

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I get it...Heat is in many ways more difficult to deal with; especially extreme heat...
At any rate: I solved my hair washing dilemma this winter! I look like a banker less the suit ...lol
I think the last

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time I cut this much hair off was around ’84...
Mr Buddy heater is blasting away in the van!

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While I'll have the opposite - portable AC . :)

Your neo-nazi skinhead look must be interesting lol !

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You for sure cranked up the LOL levels :)

Smart everything is so nice indeed. Have all my lights (well most of them) on a small/tiny remote control, the old fashioned way since it simply takes too much time to open up my smartphone, type the entry code, launch the control app and then switch something. Yea, I can be very lazy... But I tend to say (which is try as well): I like maximum efficiency in things done very often. Plus: it needs to be simple to understand for visitors.

Van-life: So nice and simple. Get one and start your world travel I would say! :)

ps Light looking superrrrrr!

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Haha I get you, it is also annoying to repeat the voice command every time just because google ai couldn't understand for some reason.

I guess I only like the lights can be set like an alarm and set schedules for the colors lol

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