The House of the Devil

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If you follow my blog you know I’m all about those precious independent small budget gems.

The House of the Devil is a 2009 american horror movie written and directed by the young promising director Ti West, staring Jocelin Donahue.

This movie takes place during the 70s and it does a good job capturing the feeling from that era, which surely will bring some nostalgia for some people.

 

Creepy_Shot_House_of_the_devilThis movie does not rely on scare jumps, The House of the Devil is all about suspense, tension, and menacing atmosphere. You don’t fear what you are seeing, you fear what will come. It’s all about anticipation.

The plot is super simple and the action burns very slowly throughout most of the movie, leaving you enough time to sit back and delight with the production quality. Shots are meticulously well framed and the lighting is beautifully sinister. Jocelin Donahue is pretty good too, and we get a ton of alone time with her character. Overall it is well produced and directed.

The House of the Devil is a low budget movie that puts most Hollywood horror “blockbusters” to shame.

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Pale Moon – Incompatible add-ons

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My very first post was about the awesome browser Pale Moon.
You can read the article here.

I received some complains from users who found a lot of incompatibilities when installing add-ons from Firefox.
Even though Pale Moon shares code with Firefox it is in most part a different animal, and during the last years it has become clear they are taking a completely different direction from all the other browser companies, and this includes Mozilla.
Long story short, do not expect all Firefox’s add-ons to work on Pale Moon. But, as a great man once said, “Never despair.”

In the official website you will find a list of the most requested add-ons, organized by incompatibilities, fixes, and workarounds.
Here is the link to the page: https://addons.palemoon.org/incompatible/

Before install any add-on make sure to check this page first and see what’s what.
It is clear that Pale Moon is not aimed for the common internet user. This browser requires a little bit of IT cleverness to configure, but that’s it, just a little bit of IT cleverness.

Some geeks prefer their software to be small, light, fast, and efficient.
If you still use Winamp then Pale Moon is the browser for you.
https://www.palemoon.org/

Best e-cigarette for beginners

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Device
In my opinion the best device for a beginner is probably the Joyetech AIO.
Joyetech is one of the oldest brands, and they are known for quality and safety. Youtube is full of reviews for this model. It is a simple and clever ecig. You can check the official website here.

Coils
A coil is what vaporizes the e-liquid, and it should be replaced every two weeks or so. I replace mine every week.
This device uses the Cubis BF-SS316 coils. If you are a smoker you will probably enjoy them at 0,6ohms or 1,0ohms. You can check them here.
You can also use the rebuildable coil Cubis BF-RBA. Rebuilding your own coils can improve performance and vapor quality for a lower price, but brings the risk of short-circuiting your device if not done properly. Do an intensive research before you try it. You can check them here.

E-liquid
The liquid you vaporize is called e-liquid, and tobacco is a hard flavor to replicate if not impossible, so don’t expect to fall in love with the first e-liquid you try.
E-liquids taste different from person to person.
The ones I liked the most were: Halo Tribeca, L’Absolu 1776, Liqua RY4 and Liqua French Pipe Tobacco. As far as nicotine goes I recommend you something between 6mg and 12mg. Any more and you risk having a nicotine overdose. I am now at 1.2mg and dropping.

Tip about e-liquids
When you buy a e-liquid, before vaping it, you should let it breathe and steep.
First shake it like crazy, then open the flask completely and leave it open for 30 minutes, after that close it, shake it again, and leave it in a dark place for one night. This process helps remove the alcohol-like smell and brings up the flavor. With Halo liquids you might need to repeat this process a couple more times.

Personally I prefer to do my own e-liquids. This requires a learning curve, and also a lot of patience. Nevertheless, doing your own e-liquids and rebuilding your own coils really bring down the costs and make vaping a very cheap alternative to tobacco.

If you have any question leave it bellow, or go to your local vaping shop and inform yourself. Surely any vaper will be eager to help you out.

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After one month your closet will be full of this tiny bottles…

How did I stop smoking

How did I stop smoking?
By accident. Working on the computer at night I used to smoke cigarette after cigarette, waking up in the morning feeling pretty sick.
I decided to try a vaporizer, a device commonly known as electronic cigarette, and after a couple of days tobacco started to taste bad, so I dropped it completely.

Are vaporizers good for your health? Is it less harmful than tobacco? Or is it worse?
Vaping is not good for your health. Vaping is less harmful then tobacco in the short run. Doctors still do not know if there are long-term effects. Some e-liquids come with diacetyl which is bad for your health, but still, tobacco has far more diacetyl. Some people say it destroys your teeth, but that’s because vaping dries your mouth, and a dry mouth is more vulnerable to bacteria. The solution? Drink more water.

What effects did I experienced?
Well, first came the cough and the dry mouth. That is normal for a beginner. Now I wake up feeling well rested, I can run for longer periods of time, and some food and beverages taste better. Oh, and no cough what so ever, actually I haven’t got sick anymore since I started vaping. Also, tobacco smells terribly bad now, but I do find myself craving cigarettes every once in a while.

How can you start vaping?
The biggest problem for a smoker who wants to try a vaporizer is to find a good device.
The market is overflowing with brands and devices of all kinds and shapes. The world of electronic cigarettes are full of weird terms like ohms, resistance, coils, VG, PG, mouth-to-lung, nicotine mg, and so on. It is a nightmare! So, because I like you very much, in the next article I’m going to give you some tips and recommendations.

Stay tuned 🙂

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Some unknown guy vaping a cigalike