Recently my friend and cofounder of posted a blog post about how he's no longer using on the desktop. The reaction from the community was a good one, so I figured that I could safely announce something myself that wouldn't illicit too much hate.

So, here goes....

I cut off a large part of my beard....

Please don't hate me.

@mike Personally I see this as an improvement. Looks more cared-for.

@alexbuzzbee @mike
My trims are a heck of a lot close. LOL. I think it's a good thing.

BEARD IT UP young man!

@mike some of us didn't respond to Kev because we couldn't think of anything positive to say. :) Nice trim, though.

Did you really cut of a large part of it? Still looks awesome to me, not up to @cooper standards but there's only one cooper.😃

@Tay0 Yea, probably 2 to 3 inches off the bottom. Thinned the sides quite a bit too. You're right though, it's definitely not up to @cooper standards. I don't know if I could get there if I never shaved a day for the rest of my life.

@mike Hmm... You are now ‘less’ of a beardy type (the sort you know wears socks with sandals, runs Linux and has a home still) and Kev is running Windows. Next stop… full ‘suits.’

Personally I welcome our new Savile Row overlords.


@robert No no. No no no no. No no nooooooo no no no. Never going to happen. Never. Not ever.


@mike cutting your beard to support a buddy who stopped using Linux in favor of Windows is so lovely 🤣

@mike well, on one hand, it looks better; it's cleaner, yet still magnificent.

On the other hand, this still looks nothing like your profile pic :blobcatgoogly:

@NickKaramoff Heh, thank you!

The profile picture isn't quite a precise representation, but @kev made it for me years ago based on a picture of me from the time. Maybe one of these days I'll see if I can con him into updating it for me, but until then I'm pretty happy with the younger version of me.

@kev Ooo, cool. While you're at it can you fill in the creeping hairline?


Oh so is that it? Beard length inversely proportional to the thinning at the other end? 😜

...Says the guy who doesn't have the face pilosity to get more than a "gasket" (re. your old picture in a plane). 😢
@kev @NickKaramoff

@mike Sweet Lincoln’s mullet! What did you do!? This is offensive on so many levels! It's...beardist...or something. 😋

Nah, man. It looks good. Super clean. That being said, I expect all your future blog posts to include a velvet smoking jacket or blazer and three fingers of fine bourbon.

@cooper @mike The amount of beard hair is inversely proportional to the beauty of the person. Hence mike. You look great without that much beard

@cooper Always been more of a Gin guy myself. And while I don't always drink beer. But when I do, I definitely prefer something other than Dos Equis. I'll see what I can do about the smoking jacket though. Do you have to smoke to wear a smoking jacket? If so I'm out.

@mike Does having a lesser Unix beard now mean that you have to look up the manpage for iptables again?

@mike I cut off my goatee when the Habs looked like they were going to be swept by the Laffs. Now, I'm bringing it back. Give off to much of a Chad Lowe Supergirl vibe I feel like.

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