Finally a Brand New laptop 💻 , an 🌺 Aromatic Strain called Red Rhino🌺 and a brand New Witness 🚩

4 months ago

Hello friends,

Finally got my laptop back!!

To me more correct, it's not that i got it back, it's just that I finally decide to get me a new one.

My older one was barely hanging, it had a few unfortunate accidents in the last few months, so it finally had its last breath…

And as much as I like my old one, getting a new laptop is always an exciting experience..as painful and lenghty as it might be migrating everything ( @indica - migrating to a new phone is a pain in the ass, migrating to a new laptop is hell on earth :) )

Anyhow I am back :) so how is everybody doing? :)

For me, life is crazy as usual, daughters are doing fine, growing up very fast…

The big one is definitely got my crazy gene and is busy experience life to its fullest :)

While the smaller one is still sleeping and breastfeeding, that is currently her only contribution to this world :)

But they both start to get along very well.

The first thing that my older one does when she wakes up is to call the little ones name..and the small one, when crying...stops immediately when the big sister pets her on the head..

Can't wait to see how their relationship will blossom.

Personally I still getting used to the first one, suddenly find myself in an interesting situation of being a father of two...nevertheless, as challenging as it might be, it is a very fulfilling experience…

So weed? Anybody said weed?

I finally got my supply this week…after looting dry the Kief compartment on my grinder.

Gotta appreciate that kief Net when you run out of weed ;)

Although my license is long expired, due to an overload on the government office that issues and extends those licenses they decided to automatically extend all existing licenses till the end of the year…

I always try to get several strains of different ratios of sativa and indica, so i can have appropriate kind for any mood :)

I got some indica for working on the computer and some for my creative work, I have some indica-sativa hybrids for chilling out in the evening, and of course some nice strong indicas for going to sleep.

This time I grabbed a new strain they had, called Red Rhino.



I only grabbed it because of the very strong smell that it was emitting, its was almost intoxicating on its own, without even the need to smoke it.

The sticker says its 80% Indica, with THC content ranging from 11-19 (hmm quite the range) and CBD at 0.5-5.5% (ok, this sticker basicaly has no meaning what so ever).

The buds weren't looking as best as I would hope so, but it is an 80% indica, so i shouldn't expect those bulky, stuffed buds as you would have with a properly grown sativa hybrids.

But this bright green color and that amazing smell that immediately threw me to an amazing 'jungle' I once visited in Brazil. A smell of of sweet flowers, with a tiny wiff of fresh water and fertile soil…

Smells can recall some interesting memories aren't they?

The smoke itself was a bit disappointing, although the aroma was pleasant enough, the buzz itself was a bit light.

None of those kicks you get from the stronger stuff, but I guess not every smoke needs to kick you in the ass, sometimes a 'light buzz' is all you need.

So after finally getting a computer having some free time (nothing is free life) I decided to take some time and utilize a free VPS i had 'lying' around unused…

I was planning for a while now to run a smoke.io witness, but just couldn't get the time to get to it.

But today (or was it yesterday?! ;) ) I had some quiet time at night so I decided to give it a try.

I had some previous experience with running steemit witness and even cloning a copy of steem to a local network, so I was sure that it was not going to be that hard.

But i was mistaken….

It took me about 4 hours of doing things around just to realize that something was wrong, things weren't working...i have probably missed a few crucial steps along the way….

So with a few impulsive clicks I wiped the whole server and decided to give it another try the next day…

Retrospectively, it was a good decision, as I later discovered that I have missed some crucial steps that might have caused my witness not running properly, not to mention that I completely skipped the whole security part.

So today, after setting up a brand new ubuntu, and spending over 3 hours securing it from top to bottom, configuring and re-configuring all those keys and IP's...i have finally had my witness up and running.

To be honest, I didn't think I will be running a witness when signing up to smoke.io about 3 months ago…

But after being part of this awesome platform for several months, I feel like I really want to contribute to it the best way I can.

Be it by writing original content (even if it might be boring for some of you), or curating and commenting on some of the amazing content you guys are posting…or spending some $ to run a witness...i do belive smoke.io worth it!!

I think is one of the most genuine social networks out there...it might be small, but its special. I think we have some really awesome, creative, friendly and caring people here...and most of us are stoners ;)) It a pleasure being a participant and a Witness of something you all are part of.



So Hooray to Smoke.io...i hope a great future awaits you as a blockchain and as a social platform for like minded stoners ;)

If you feel like I can be a good contributor as a witness I will appreciate if you can take the time and vote for me as a witness, and if not, it's too bad as you will be missing on all the dedicated witnessing i will be doing ;)

Seriously though, I think I can contribute as a witness, as I know my way around server security and code, and I like this platform and plan to stay an active part of it both as a blogger and as witness.

I want to thank @herbncrypto for helping me out when i got stuck in the middle of the process, pointing me to some documentation,and for this awesome guide written by @bbq-iguana that helped me up with securing the server and setting up the actual witness...and all the other fellow smokians like @hightimes and @jrswab that written some nice content that helped me along the way.

I have collected bits and pieces from each one of you and finally got it running,so thanks for the effort!

So if you would like to vote for me as a witness, head out to Witnesses Page and share your love.

Thats it for today,

See ya next time.





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Welcome to the witnessing of Cannabis Love, you and I have a similar story of not thinking we would be witnesses. I am simply doing it because I can and will continue because of the amazing response I received despite potential costs 😍

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Exactly man!
"Ïf you can... do it" ... a great moto to have in life ;))

I had some hurdles with the initial setup, and my witness kept shutting down, but i think it is all golden now thanks to the awesome, almighty @herbncrypto 🤘 🤘 (note to self: I gotta bake this guy a cake or something.. )

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Maybe I can help with a recipe I am a baker 😅

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Lol, lets do it!

By now he deserves a wedding size cake :))

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Well I can make the icing really potent 😉 trick with cake is put the THC in the icing so size of cake don’t matter! Now do that with a magic brownie, add THC cream cheese icing(it’s a little weird tasting but goes well with thc) and one small piece will lay anyone on their bum!

Hello
I missed your blog.
I'm glad the witness setup was successful
You can answer, you have configured the witness, what functions he gives you.

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Thanks man!

Yeah man it took me like 3 or 4 attempts to figure it out...retrospectivly its not that hard, just need to get the jist of it.

Running a witness doesn't give you any power except being able to shorten the flowering time of any weed plant you growing by 90% ;))

Seriously though, not much function...i just have a server running in the background validating smoke.io transactions as needed, it basicaly helps to run the network, making it fast and secure.

You could get some smoke coins if you in the top 20, but that is not why i do it, as i could probably earn more by writing posts...
Its just the more reliable witnesses there are, the more resilient smoke.io will be...probably up to a point...

So just my way to contribute some of the spare server power i have.

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Thank you friend for the answer. Can the witness see that I voted for him?

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Thank you dear brother, Большое Спасибо !

I am sure a witness can see that somehow, i am just not sure how yet :)

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Thanks for the informative answers.

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You welcome my friend

Welcome man. I just voted for you! great Job, awesome Article

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Thanks friend, your vote is much appreciated! Really!

Welcome to the witness crew! 🤘

Edit: you may want to use the witness-update tag (instead of smoking or weed?), so @bbq-iguana sees your post as well and links to it in his next report.

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Thanks my friend, its a pleasure to be part of the teem that makes this platform tick ;)

Thanks for the tip, i have added the tag!

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Looks like you’re in top 50 already too. I think @acid is to blame for that LOL.👌

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Climbing it up :) gotta start working on a backup witness, the responsibility is growing ;)

@acid is to blame?! bad acid😋 always knew he is gonna get me in trouble 😘

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Tbh, while it is good practice and all witnesses should be prepared for it, with current network load there is IMHO little need for a backup witness right now.

Just make sure you have a missed blocks alerts system, or otherwise make a routine of checking smoked.witness.pw/@carpediem regularly so if your witness goes down, you catch it before it’s auto-disabled after 24hrs of missed blocks.

We still have way too many empty blocks right now. But we should all be ready for activating a backup witness when load increases. Just my 2 sat.

I know some may/will disagree with this comment but I think it’s a realistic one. Better to keep expenses rational and increase when transactions increase rather than overspend and potentially crash due to long time without profit. We’ve seen poor longevity from many so far.

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Yeah i could imagine that running a backup right away, especially when i am not even in top 20 might be too much, but atleast, as you said, i should be ready once it is needed.

Nevertheless still figuring it all out, so there is a learning curve ahead of me.
Not sure yet how to setup the backup anyhow ;)

I couldnt see any info on those missed block on smoked.witness.pw/@carpediem, or any other witness data, except the witness i voted for, perhaps you can clarify on that.

And if you can point me towards some info on how to setup missed blocks alerts, except setting a downtime alerts on the server side..that would be much appreciated.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Option 1, will get you an invite to the Tgram group as soon as Admin online.

Alternatively you can adapt the Steem Witness Utility script to work with smoke.

Using smoked.witness.pw is mostly just to see if your witness still produces. It doesn’t mention missed blocks.

Edit 18:06 GMT+8: Your witness shows disabled on witness page.

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Yeah really not sure why this keeps happening.
its the second time today...the witness is running, the wallet is on...but i am showed offline.

I have to "update_witness" to have it running again..

Any idea why it might be happening?

Really got to set up those alerts!

Good post bro! The Kingdom is good:) LOL

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Thanks man!

Yeah i was out of the kingdom, who was watching it?!?! I hope they didnt forget to water my plants ;))

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When you're away from the Kingdom, @Indica is the master grower, so you should be all set! LOL

That Red Rhino sounds pretty mellow and interesting. I would like to try it once.

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Yeah the smell is really great!
The buzz is like 6 out of 12 ;) - a "mini-Red-Rhino" - a baby...a toddler Rhino ;)

I'll vote for you when I get back home 👍