What's up? I'm peat.
I started using computers back in the 1980s with the TI-99 and TRS-80. I then got a 386 and started using BBSes, etc. Around came the 1990s, and I used a netcom.com shell account for a while. Some friends and I used a PPP script in Linux to view the web from our dial-up accounts. Windows95 and OS/2 Warp fixed all the troubles that people were having connecting their home machines to the internet, and it was open season. I started getting big into web forums around 1997. The hosts on the lyceum were fun, and I found this place around the late 1990s.
Here's where the weed ties in: I started smoking around 15 - I guess - and began growing shortly after. I got into growing because I didn't want to get shwag anymore, so I tried growing some of the seeds from the bag. Three seeds popped and one survived. Luckily, it was a female. I ended up growing it for a few months indoors before planting it outdoors. I'm pretty sure that I used Miracle Gro 7-7-7 and watered with a lawn sprinkler. After cutting off the mold, I had around 18 ounces. This was way before I found overgrow, and needless to say "I was hooked growing weed." Finding this place when I got started was a godsend.
I don't really have a weed resume, but I've smoked a bunch all over the world. I started using Marinol around the same time I started growing, but I think that Marinol was meant to get people off of weed at the time. Our 215 law in CA went into effect in 1996, and one of the first weed clubs that I went to was two guys sitting in the living room of a house selling weed. Anyways, one of the patients had an address for a club in Berkeley, so I started hitting up clubs in SF. Go figure. After a while, I end up going to Berkley. In like 2003, I started going to some weed club in BC, Canada for a while. Hit up Amsterdam a few times. Checked out Rotterdam as suggested here: that place is cool. After that, weed pretty much went recreational.
Here's a pic of some of the gear I've gotten since the first of the year.
Here's what I'm smoking on. The top is GDP, and the bottom is Dosi-dos. I don't care too much for GDP, but the Dosi-dos smokes like an overferted rhino.
And, here's how i've been smoking. I lost the down-stem somehow, so it's mostly just a shotgun. I had other pipes, but now I don't.
Man, there is so much more I could say in this intro, but I know it's gotten too long already. I recently graduated university, and I have been learning new programing languages/building servers along the way. I hope to put some threads up that document the construction of my latest grow boxes, and I just got back into Arduino. It's great to see this place up again. I hope to be able to help others understand growing weed the same way overgrow has helped me since shortly after my first grow.
p.s. I wasn't sure how Metadata is removed from pictures, so I removed it all myself (exiftool on linux cli). Also, is there 2 factor authentication on overgrow?