Update on Being Alive

in Guilty Parties2 years ago

It's been reported and assumed that I'm either dead or quit. I'm not dead and haven't quit Hive.

Normally I'm keeping busy in the background. There's a lot of work that goes into Hive and various projects that isn't something that can be advertised as some grand accomplishment. Mundane day to day communications, admin work of all types, writing this or that, maintaining project servers, updating this or that.

Offline I didn't achieve all that much. Closed down the central air conditioner earlier this week since its getting cold up here now and the leaves are coming down. Always best to clean out the unit and have it covered up before that happens. So reading this isn't a complete waste of time, here's how you do that:

  1. turn off the system (this is important)
  2. open up the housing (screws are on the top in most units)
  3. pull out plants and whatever rodent nesting material is in there
  4. spray coils with coil cleaner
  5. grab a normal water hose (not the pressure washer) and rinse off
  6. replace housing
  7. secure tarp over unit

In the spring it'll be good to go minus another visual check for rodents. Yes, you have keep the unit clean and clear of plants and debris. No, it's not worth hiring someone else to do. Yes, anyone can do it. If you can use a screwdriver, a spray can and a hose you are skilled enough for this job.

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This is what a unit looks like in case you're European. Click here for picture source and various videos on this in case my instructions aren't enough for you.

As a general rule for survival, if it has coils or filters, you have to keep them clean.

So to go back to the main point: not dead yet. Real update on some progress coming up later this week. Watch this blog or @hiveio.

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Just use a bit of vodka to kill off all the bugs and cooties.

Put it into one of those spray bottles and Bob's your uncle.

Only problem with that solution is that some people spray more into their mouths than onto the surfaces that need to be disinfected!

You say problem, Jack - I say...

😂

And while I hadn't heard the reports of your rumored demise/departure, @guiltyparties, I'm glad to hear they're wrong. Or I'm talking to a ghost ('tis almost spooky season after all), which is also cool, 'cause that means I have a superpower now. 😎 🤣

You got that right

Amazing that you guys have central air conditioning units.
I presume they heat all of the rooms via pipes in the roof?

Over here we only hive single split unit conditioners that can only work in one room at a time. Ugly to see 4 or 5 of the little units mounted outside on the walls of houses.
We have one and I hid it in the garden lol.

Don't know if I am talking to a ghost here lol, as I don't know who would say that you are dead?

In Europe, they don't use such outdated air conditioners and never put them on the ground in the garden/yard :-)
The unit is attached to the side of the back the building or on the rooftop :P

It's been reported and assumed that I'm either dead

“There is 1 impostor among us”

Jk

It is good to see that you are still with us. :=)

Happy to know you are alive and have taken care of the aircon unit. we took ours out of the windows today too :D

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