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A Strange Kind Of Flex

Just a cup of cappuccino and a bite of something nice I find is a polishing kinda spice of life.

I must've stretched some strange kind of back muscle.

Didn't sleep too well last night. If I turn my neck the wrong way a strange kind of pain radiates down my left shoulder. I tried to stretch it away yesterday - sometimes that seems to work - but in this case it might've just made it worse. Aggravated the body in its ongoing attempts to heal, mayhaps?

So today I'm trying a different approach. I'm applying Arnica oil and avoiding any movements that cause pain.... after another failed attempt at getting rid of it the painful way again this morning.

Regarding my car and the ongoing troubles there I had both mufflers and the middle exhaust pipe swapped out last week.

A flex pipe before the catalyst was set to be swapped out too, so I'd bought up four spare pipes with varying circumference just to be sure I got the right one, but fortunately that particular bit was in better shape than my repairman initially thought it was! So I saved 1000 SEK on complicated extra splicing procedures, and returned spare flex parts for around 800 SEK, and apparently they might not have worked anyway.

There's a strange kind of flex on my catalyst.

Not the same design or breadth as the universal pipes I'd purchased. IOW not a common design. It might have worked anyway. Might not have. Not sure. Won't find out now.

The electrical problems may or may not be solved too, as we've had some awesomely warm spring days, the snow is melting fast - though nights are cold so the lake ice lingers - and assuming the problems are humidity-related they might be gone... but I haven't dared make sure yet.

I don't want the car battery to drain completely a third time if they're not. Or for the door lock do disengage when said battery runs out. Or for the alarm to go off again when battery levels are getting low.

Weird things are going on with the wiring with this car, but as long as I'm driving and/or disconnecting the battery between drives it gives me no trouble, and the new exhaust pipes sound great, so I suppose I'll be hanging onto it.

Would be nice to eventually see these problems all gone though.

Stuff weighs on your mind. As do so many other things.

Regarding my recent dive into crypto, I can inform y'all that withdrawal fees at Binance are MUCH lower with alternative currencies, for example with Litecoin than with Bitcoin, though it may not seem that way on paper. We're using LiteCoin now.

The flat fee for withdrawal may be about three times as high with Litecoin, yet when you factor in the exchange rate to Litecoin with any real currency, compared to Bitcoin, you get considerably more Litecoin for the money, so in the end it evens out nicely/isn't a big cost after all.

Compare - as per the current network values on withdrawal (transfer) fees - the flat fee for each respective currency per transaction:

Bitcoin (BTC) = 0.0005
Litecoin (LTC) = 0.0017

However, consider what each one is actually worth:

1 BTC = 37,440 EUR
1 LTC = 104 EUR

Say you want to withdraw 100 EUR worth of LTC, that'll then currently cost you ca 0.17%, or just about 0.1 EUR.

If you want to withdraw 100 EUR worth of BTC, that'll cost you roughly 14%. Or 14 EUR.

One of the potential many benefits of lesser invested in and potentially better optimized currency networks! And it makes me wonder: who can actually afford managing regular transactions with BTC? And how did the crypto market get this saturated in the first place?

Also just gotta flex a bit and reminds you of my brand new mixtape. Old material albeit. Old but gold. Go check it out if you haven't.

I've posted some new duplicate movie reviews too, and I'm slowly catching up with everything else. So much. Slow but steady...

See y'all next weekend. Hope to get some good stuff done this week.


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