Automation For Other Tasks – Like Shaving

July 28th, 2008

I was Skyping with Trader Mike today (Happy Birthday again, Mike!) and he saw my Skype avatar and asked if I was trying to become Grizzly Adams with my facial hair.

I actually shave on a regular basis – it’s just that the regular basis I’m referring to is every month or so. The only reason I do that is that my wife puts a stop limit order on the length of my beard. If it were up to me, I’d probably wouldn’t put any stops on it or at least the time stop would be a couple months at least.

This is not because I’m “trying to hide my face” like my wife often accused me of or have some aversion to shaving. It’s just that I’m lazy. It also seems like every time I shave I make an order entry mistake and end up bleeding for days. Maybe I need to look for a different shaving platform that is easier to use.

What I’d really like is an automated shaving system (ASS) that would keep my beard trimmed without me actually doing anything. Perhaps I’m searching for the holy grail that doesn’t exist, but it sure would be nice to have such a shaving system. I’d venture to say that Ugly would be a beta tester of this system.

OK, if anyone can keep this analogy going, please do so in the comments. 😉


  1. eyal Said,

    July 29, 2008 @ 4:26 am


    Here’s a little more:

    Bleeding? You probably don’t have a shaving plan.. Besides, you’re not really shaving your hair, you can only shave your beliefs on how long your facial hair is.. Another possible reason for the bleeding is because either there’s no real edge or it’s not suitable for you, personally I like using a Doube-Edge. Although having said that, the platform doesn’t make the shaver, it’s just a tool. Some people spend lots of money trying to find the “best” platinum (coated) elite tools but eventually end up going back to the basics. My final advice is: focus on the process of shaving and hair removal will take care of itself.. 🙂

    P.S. Happy birthday to Mike.

  2. Trader Mike Said,

    July 30, 2008 @ 5:47 am

    I didn’t know you were so funny Dave. I’m cracking up over here.

  3. Dave Said,

    July 30, 2008 @ 10:40 am

    @eyal: Nice additions! I guess that’s what I’m lacking – a clearly defined shaving plan.

    @Mike: I try. Sometimes too hard. 😉

  4. Ugly Said,

    August 18, 2008 @ 10:11 am

    Sign me up

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