Steem update #24566523, by @abh12345

in steem •  13 days ago

This is an update on what I've been doing lately with regards to Steem. Some of this relates to our witness @steemcommunity, but the majority is tied to my personal account.


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Sunset in Mauritius - iPhone did good


Steemfest 3 competitions

So i found out today that I've got through to the final round of the @openmic Steemfest ticket giveaway. Pretty cool because I was nervous as hell, but felt that I had to give it a go seeing the word 'engage' in the original competition post.

@smooth also put out a contest for two tickets, and I presume he's mulling the comments over right now. I had lots of support on his post and think I'm in with a slight chance there.

I really want to go to Steemfest 3, and will do so whatever happens. Having some of the cost covered though would be awesome - fingers crossed.

Un-following the disengaged

Yeah I admit it, I've un-followed around 400 Steemians in the past month. The thing is though, 99.9% of these accounts haven't produced any content in at least 4 months and so I'm OK with un-following these accounts. If they aren't going to stick around when prices are low, and there are others who are doing just that, I want my feed to show the ones that stayed - these are the people I wish to try and support when the market picks up.

I concede the un-follows relate to @steem-ua and the original algorithm, but don't feel bad dropping silent accounts.

Tighting up the delegation strings

At the end of the month I lose 4000 SP, with around 6000 SP lent out for free already, 10k just seems a little much considering I'm not exactly rolling in STEEM myself.

I took a look at the delegations I have in place last week, and clipped 400-500 SP of the accounts I'd issued SP to to push them into minnow status. Happily, these accounts have not powered down and grown, meaning I could slice a little off and still keep them in minnow-ville.

Also, in the past month or so I've received some free delegated SP of my own. V, Matt, and FTG, have boosted me up to over 20000 Steem Power which is just awesome, and very kind. I'm hoping that this will allow me to continue with the delegations I have in place for the time being.

When you don't self-vote, owning a decent chunk of SP is a bit strange. But it does mean that the $ amount I have been issuing has stayed pretty constant during the price 'correction'. Lucky you guys! :)

Engagement League code clean up

In the past couple of months, Partiko, Ulogs, and Fast-reply have become more popular. I noticed that they like to add text and a link at the bottom of each comment made using their front-ends. In the case of Fast-reply, this text and link adds 199 characters to each comment - this would clearly a huge advantage to those using this front-end and being present in the EL, and so I had to add code to check the source of the comment, and subtract the char count not typed by the user to try and keep things on a level playing field and fair for all.

Hopefully, that's working as it should, and if you dropped in the EL this week, this could be why.

Each week I try to put out at least one 'pie' or data post. They have remained popular since I started, and the most recent bar-chart addition was well received too. You may have noticed I've not upvoted the comments on those posts, the additional effort for each user I deem 'good enough' on my part.

@steemcommunity and @c-squared (@c-cubed)

Last but not least, I'd like to point you in the direction of our latest witness post, in which we announced a partnership with @c-squared.

Basically, these guys are not a community, but support all communities. This is the goal we have for @steemcommunity also. It's a huge ask, and something even I'm not sure we can pull off, but ideally, and with the help of @c-squared and their 200 strong curation team, we want to support the best content, whatever community this account likes to reside within.

@c-cubed is another account that is part of the @c-squared remit, and the plan for this account is to give a 100% vote to the best of the content curated by @c-squared.

As of today, @steemcommunity and my own account, are following the @c-cubed trail. I've never been big on trails but knowing that the account will be voting on the best of the best, with a fixed number of votes, I feel 'safe' with this knowledge. If you think supporting excellent content, even if it's not your thing exactly, is beneficial for Steem, this is the account to trail.


On a personal note, the bar work is going OK, my hours are a bit random and i'm still getting used to this side of things. On Friday, I'll receive my first fiat paycheck in over a year, and might even have a beer to celebrate. This beer may have to wait until 3 am though :)

Alright, consider yourselves uptodate from my side of things, have an excellent week!

Cheers

Asher

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I'd like the disengaged to quit following me. You know, simply excuse them from doing so. They're not helping my UA at all, I think. How can I make that happen? Would that take a HF, or do I just need to create my own UI for that. No biggie. :) Will it automatically show up with the HF?

On another note—whatever happened to that update that witnesses were supposed to adopt that would allow us to edit posts older than seven days? Did that just get dropped through the cracks? Or am I connecting to the wrong node? :)

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They are not helping your score rise, but neither are they making an impact on pushing it lower.

I believe the 'eternal edit' will be rolled out with HF20 on the 25th of September, as long as it is accepted by the top 20 witnesses, which I think will be the case.

Cheers!

sir Asher! thank you for the information and updates. And the education as I've never heard of c-cubed until now. I'm glad the bartending job is going alright! My bet is that you're a natural at it even though it's just a temporary thing.

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Thanks @janton

Well it helps that the bar is never crowded - a light introduction to the role :)

@c-cubed, and @c-squared, aim to be inclusive of the whole community, and this is why we wished to partner up.

Cheers!

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howdy back sir Asher! well I'm thankful that the bar work is slow so you can also do some work on steem while you're there? I mean if you have to go back to work somewhere that sounds like the place to do it at!

And the work with c-cubed and c-squared is very encouraging!

Awesome photo! I have every confidence that you will make it to Steemfest 3 and have that beer for me. I just did some house cleaning myself. I was really surprised at how much dead wood was cluttering up my account.

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Thank you!

After posting I realised that the three rays of sunlight looked a little Steem logo-esque? Maybe that's just me having spent far too much time here this year!

There are a lot of ghost accounts at present huh? I'm OK with removing these and ensuring it's those sticking it out that I'll be supporting when things improve.

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Congratzzz for making it to the final leg of the Steemfest contest, Asher. Fingers and toes crossed for you to win a ticket!!!

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Thank you @angelacs! A ticket to the even would really help my current financial position and so keep them crossed please! :D

I forgot to ask, what does that numeric value mean? Don't tell me that is the number of posts/comments you've made!

Steem update #24566523

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Just a number i made up as a guess to the number of posts about Steem :)

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Lol, perhaps a query might determine if you are correct. :)

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730k 'Steem', 2.2m 'Steemit', including comments. I was a little out :D

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There is always that one person in the office. You would be the one whose desk I would walk to when I have analytics question or want a query pulled. :)

I'm in that count mix there. Hehe, just a little out.

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:D Thanks!

I used to be that guy, and boy it was frustrating in the end. Had to leave!

Nowadays though, I can play from the comfort of my own home, and so if you want a pie or a bar that you think people would appreciate today, let me know!

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I would love to be able to leave one day. One day...

I definitely know where to go for a pie or a bar! :)

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Yeah it's here. Accepting requests that I could use as post material :D

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Ah, love the work you do for the greater good here. I've been using Partiko a little bit, mainly on my mobile, but I dont like the extra characters it produces on the end of my comments. Just the Partiko symbol as a little logo would be advertising enough.

I think you need to clean up your affairs once in a while - it's just good housekeeping. I need to do that myself but it's such a labour when there's so much else to do here.

I love C-squared, and think they do a great job of supporting good content, so it's super cool you are supporting them too.

Can I ask why you're not a fan of curation trails? Is it because you're never sure what they're voting on or how much? What makes a good curation trail? What would you say their benefits are over their disadvantages? It's something I've been trying to wrap my head around.

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I had this one in notepad, named 'house-keeping' :)

That's pretty much it yes, it's not knowing where my VP might be at when I wake up for the most part, but also I'm confident that @c-cubed (as well as sticking to a 10 vote policy) have unearthed some gems via @c-squared and upping these will give me a good feeling :)

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God, the lists of things to do on Steemit - just making a list helps!

Awesome sunset photo, I think the iPhone has the person holding it to thank for that though!

You certainly take busy to a new level - always good to see our Top Steemians rising to the challenge and increasing engagement while many others are stepping back - we need to keep the engagement lively and @steemitcommunity Witness is top at doing that between yourself an @paulag

Keep up the good work, hoping to listen to you both in @steemitramble on Saturday.
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Cheers man!

I lucked out with that photo, most of mine are pretty unmemorable.

Engagement is my thing, and I'll try to keep it that way. Discord I do fail on a bit, but if i get a ping and I'm not working at the bar then I'll be over there for sure.

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I'm just counting the days to the 25th, pretty sure it's going to be the start of a game changer 😎

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Could be, but maybe we'll have to hold tight for another 6 months for SMT. Or we just wait for the Bitcoin bulls to return and ride the wave with them :)

Thanks for the update @abh12345. I started writing this reply 8 hours ago and then took over and now I can't remember what I was going to say.

Congratulations on making it to stage 2 of the Steemfest thingy.

And glad the bar work is going well.

Hmm what else? Oh yeah. 199 characters is a lot to add to each comment. I'm glad you've removed that!

Got to run. It's getting close to dinner time.

Have a fab week and good luck with Stage 2. 😍

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Yes the 2nd phase has just been announced and it looks like i'll need all the support I can get from the EL bunch :)

The job is OK, it will be better when I receive payment. The bar could do with more people though, I'm not sure how profitable it is right now.

199 per comment was really skewing the scores, i'm happy to have this sorted too!

Thanks Gill!

I really appreciate the support you gave me with the delegation. So don’t feel bad that you did cut it back!
It was a great push in the back!

It must be hard at the moment trying to live based on the steem income these days! Hope the lady fortune drops by and decide to let the bulls out!

Cheers,
Peter

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My pleasure, I had a feeling you'd still be around doing your bit :)

I would think it's impossible to live off Steem in most of the developed world at present. (I hope that wasn't to politically incorrect sounding!)

Release the bulls!

These are all sensible and relevant adjustment given all you do for the community. In the short time I have been following you, I can appreciate all you do to engage the community and provide support to those trying to push forward. Thanks!

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Thank you @newageinv, i'm trying my best and glad it's appreciated :D

Yeah many has left due to the bear. But overall I see more people stays or maybe I chose to befriend with those Steem-believer? First paycheck in a year, great achievement. Next challange will be a paycheck in 5 years?

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Damn bears! :)

The challenge in 5 years is to not need to receive a fiat paycheck! :D

Want to wish you all the best with the competitions! Really hope you can come up a winner and get funded to go to SteemFest3

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Thank you very much @momoriso!

@c-squared and @steemcommunity partnership is really something and already doing great, Kudos for that.

Interesting set of tags you chose ;)

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I'm glad you think so regarding the partnership, we are all really happy it has happened.

Tags... a mix of relevant and trying to be funny :D

For quite months I have been making 4 posts a day. Usually 2 or 3 will be in a contest. Along with the contest I always try to add more quality content to be an interest and value to my reader. I try never to self vote, although I see a small percentage shows I have. I just can’t figure where. Anyway, to mr the best part of Steemit is the engagement with others. One day when Steem is back up, even our work now will multiply. Something is out of kilter when you produce good content and not many read it. Then some with marginal content have many upvotes and nobody actually read or commented on the post.
I have recently convinced a few of my friends to join Steemit, but getting a person started is difficult to say the least.
Thank you for what you do for the little guy.

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Thanks for your comment @mhm-philippines :)

I think you are right in that the work done now, will lay a good foundation for us in the future - this is the hope we must have :)

Good luck in bringing more people to Steemit - I tried and mostly failed there too so far. Cheers!

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For a person that has no money to invest and purchase some Steem and Steem Power, where I live seems to me to be the perfect place for new steemians. Even with the earnings being slow and somewhat low. Many here, if they have a job are making less than $5 US per day.
Some cannot afford to send their kids to school because of the requirement to purchase a uniform.
A person could subsidize their income enough to overcome some of these issues.
The biggest hurdle, besides convincing someone to join, is that many don’t have internet or a data package with their cell phone.

you can buy me a beer too with your first wage asher :-) I will fly over just to drink it. Actually make that a wine. Cheers

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If you come to the bar i'm working in i'll sneak you a free one :D

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Even better, just cheched the flights and i can only get one when ur at steemfest

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You looking for my job? :)

Congrats on the c-cubed partnership. I'm doing the same thing with the "dead" accounts. It's taking a while to do it and I was surprised at some of the people that have not posted in a while. I'm using Partiko a lot more (apologize for the sig) and want to support crypto.talk by letting people know. I'm enjoying it as an app. Best of luck on your pitch to get to Steemfest.

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Yeah it's taken a while for me and I'm not done yet.

Thanks for the SF support, I may need some help in the coming days... :)

Always good to read Steem news and updates from you. Congrats (or not ?) on getting the job! Last we chat, it was your first day. I have to run but wanted to say hi. I left some paperwork at work so have to drive back to the office. Nearly two hours wasted commuting. ☹️

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Congrats or commiserations, not sure which either :) Current prices are dictating it though, and glad I have fiat arriving at the end of the week :)

Crap to add 2 more hours to your day, sorry to hear about that!

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It would be great if prices soared in the winter like it did last year! It's nice to have fiat cushion. I would have declared bankruptcy if I lived off my crypto investments, hehe.

It was a grueling night looking for paperwork I misplaced, but end result is well worth it. Those forms got me out of a citation ticket this morning. Saved me $300 but I'm gulping down my coffee this morning.

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Yes that would be ideal!

And yeah, a fiat cushion is coming in handy for most I guess right now.

Glad your 2 hours were well spent in the end!

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Thanks Asher, me too!

It's not the end of the world yet, so getting a paycheck for a bit not bad, I hope you do get a little financial aid make attending steemfest3 a bit easier on an already light wallet. I know I really appreciated the SP you delegated to me a little while back to help me to minnow status, and glad to see that you are getting a little support. If you ever need me to loan you a little bit of my SP, just let me know, I don't have a lot yet, but I do continue to grow.

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No it is not, and I think STEEM will rise again.

Don't worry about loaning me any, people need to keep what influence they have right now. Cheers :)

Glad to know that you're at the final round and I do wish you'll win the contest and another bar news always interesting to follow 😆 barman with the barcode 👍👍

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haha :) Thanks @cicisaja, hopefully i can cut the cost down with a prize :)

I hear you on the curation trails and quit altogether when I saw that "I" was upvoting utter nonsense! I love c-cubed though, because I tried following c-squared, but my voting power was sucked dry within a few hours. (so many jokes I know :)

So cool to hear you're in the running for a few tickets to steemfest; my fingers are cramping, but they're still crossed for you buddy!

How weird to get a paycheck too! Don't drink it all haha

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Very tough to trail @c-squared unless you have a lot of SP and set your vote % low, c-cubed should be much more manageable.

Thanks for keeping them crossed, I hope we will know by the 21st as prices go up on the 22nd.

And I'm hoping there is still some € left over after Friday night, Saturday will become the new food-shop day I think!

Thanks Lynn!

Good evening @abh12345. Thank you for this update on how you are doing. Rooting for you to win and get an assist to Steemfest 3!

If you don't mind my asking, would you please give me your advice on the best autovoter? I haven't been comfortable with them, but taking a 2nd look.

Thanks for all you do. May it return to you double!


P.S. Hope my name is still on the EL list. Since "jumping back in," after vacation, I've been doing a lot of "curating."

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Thanks Rob!

I think Steemauto is probably the best free auto-voter at present. c-cubed is listed there (you may need to search) and I think you can vote individual accounts also.

Looking forward to seeing you back in the EL list!

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Wow! Six days to put together what I wanted to say here @abh12345. Well, I did have a nice anniversary "gataway" with my beloved lifemate ...

With my "Chapter Two" decision to narrow my focus to spending more time with the @pifc community, tonight I decided to see how I was doing:

So ... As I've written elsewhere, I may be slow (or something ... 😉), but I usually "get there." While I have no thought of ever catching your #'s, at least I have the % distribution matching up pretty well ...

You may notice a small but steady dividend coming now on the investment you made in my Steem "journey" @abh12345, thus far.

Thank you. And all the best to you for a better tomorrow!

Boy, you sure do work a lot towards the good of the community! Reading a post like this is such an encouraging counterpoint to all the "doom and gloom" posts I keep running into.

Want to wish you all the best with the competitions! Really hope you can come up a winner and get funded to go to SteemFest3!

=^..^=

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Ahh, thanks @curatorcat :) It's doom for some, opportunity for others :)

Cheers!

Hi Asher. Glad things are working out and you are in some competitions for Steemfest. I am rooting for you and hopefully will get a spot. It's tough now but it will be worth it in the years to come.

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Thanks @cryptoandcoffee. Yes I'm hoping your last statement is true for all of us 😊

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Are you the STEEM buyer? I forget :)

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Lol. I have been testing a T/A for over 6 months now and he is good so far. Best time to test one is in a bear market and when everything is going up they all look brilliant. This market is different and he hasn't put a foot wrong so far.

"On Friday, I'll receive my first fiat paycheck in over a year"

Congrats! The job should see you ok through the bear market.

And I imagine, as a bonus, you'll end up like Tom Cruise in "Cocktail," able to flip glasses around your pinky finger at will. :)

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Yep it will certainly help keep the bears away.

I'm not sure I'll reach that standard but it is about time I learned a little about the work behind a place that has been a second home in years gone by! 😊

  • At the end of the month I lose 4000 SP, with around 6000 SP lent out for free already, 10k just seems a little much considering I'm not exactly rolling in STEEM myself.

As a noobie I'll be lucky if I have 1 to play with :D

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It's looking like a good time to buy STEEM, .69$ is around the price I first bought a little. Good luck!

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Have to have cash to buy things. Even the first branches of a tree are a long way off if you have no arms

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hehe, this is very true :)

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Thanks for the upvotes. Every little bit helps.

Man alive you are busy. Good luck with the competition's!

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Yeah feeling a bit like that at present, although it is time to dig in with the hope of a bit of rest in the future. Cheers!

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That's what I have been saying for ages, then you get in the habit and can't stop!!

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Ahh well, it's a good habit to get into! (I've got about 20 worse ones!)

Fantastic update, thanks for writing it! I'm stoked to hear you're partnering with @c-squared, contributing to efforts to support quality content creation as a whole. YAY!

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The inclusiveness of @c-squared is perfect for our vision and we are happy to have found them! Thank you!

Wish you get to steemfest 3 safe and sound! Cheers 🤘

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Thank you kindly, hopefully i'll be booked in within a week :D

Hey @abh12345 what’s worse do you think? Being dropped like dead weight from the list or never making he list in the first place? engage! Lol!!

edit good call on c3, im right in your tail.. literally.

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Never making the list for sure!

I hope the c3 trail grows and the best of the best can gather a nice reward for their excellent work, cheers!

Culling following is an ongoing process for me, its surprising how often i come across dormant accounts. Having said that, everytime I unfollow someone I make a point to search for someone else worthwhile me following.

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This sounds like a reasonable approach to me. Once i've finished the audit I will be looking for those who've been here through the good and bad.

You inspired me to clean up the accounts I was following. What a tedious process. And I only had about 200 to get rid of. I'm almost done!
Im keeping my fingers crossed for you for the Steemfest tickets!

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Very tedious, even with code to help.

Thank you for the crossed fingers!

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Nice. I have never ventured into delegation. I don't mind growing cent by cent.

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Slow and steady wins the race :)

A really great and wonderful contest
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Its better to keep busy than have little to do , great motivational as well. Good luck with everything :)

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Thank you!

Wow... incredible sunset.

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Yeah, got lucky with that one and the phone did a reasonable job of capturing it. Cheers!

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