I've been so BUSY lately that there is a lot of frustration for not being able to find the time to update my steem blog and give everyone news on what is going on behind the curtains.
I also had to take a week off, due to the death of a close relative (Grandfather, I miss you...) to help the family grieving. Mourning, suffering was painful. I had to join a Temple and follow our family/buddhist tradition and became Monk for a few days to honor him and help his soul go to heaven. In fact it was awesome and helped me a lot.
I'm back, stronger than ever, with this inexplicable energy, and tons of ideas for our ecosystem! Catching up on everything...
I'll try to blog more about any topics as well, and I feel like today is a special day to start writing. Not English native, I tend to idealize the quality of content I want to produce, so it often doesn't come to an end. Every day I keep telling myself I should just start writing even if there are mistakes, I'll only keep improving by writing more often. "Practice makes Perfect" right?
Now I'll post even my Draft ;) Mixing different topics, like a *ekitcho MAGAZINE
Here are some topics I'll try to blog about:
- Gardening Journal (fresh vegetables, decentralized food :D straight from my garden)
- Steem blockchain / ecosystem
- Busy.org vision / perspective
- Busy organization: Open-decision making Guideline, Workflow (Agile/Scrum custom) Guideline
- User experience debate on Steem
- Altcoin/Cryptocurrencies, market analysis, competitive intelligence for other blockchain social media projects, etc.
Let's start with the Hardfork and some Gardening ep.1
HARDFORK & VOTING EXPERIENCE
I think this Hardfork19 is bringing a totally new Voting experience, giving SteemPower holders more voting power and impact than before.
Votes have now more impact on unvoted content, and less on voted content as well.
With Busy.org we initially started with a simple LIKE/DISLIKE for upvote/downvote, without any voting % level (-100/0/100), to make it easier and taking the time to define good User Experience and UI for this voting feature as it depends on the blockchain positioning and hardforks.
Voting target has changed which means if you use Steemit, eSteem, chainbb etc. you can lower percentage of voting to meet the number of votes you can do per day. On busy.org it just means you can now cast less vote per day (at 100%), but can check the Voting Power directly on your profile.
To catch up with daily auto-recharge of voting power you would
Previously: 40 votes per day with 100% weight
Now: 10 votes per day with 100% weight
(thanks @good-karma for the information. Everyone should test eSteem his awesome app!)
In order to vote 40 times you should use 25% weight now.
I really like the way @jesta is proposing it with chainbb as well
After jesta UI/UX test!
At Busy.org, we're discussing how to manage this voting power and deliver a good user experience for you guys. There are many ideas and design suggestion, and I'm sure we will find out the best solution after being able to consider the real impact of this HF and all the possibilities.
Today I suggested an idea where a user could actually estimate the vote reward in $ before casting the vote. It would actually allow a different voting experience and more accurate or help new users to understand relation between SP and voting power. @fabien, @sekhmet and @itsyogesh all came with different ideas and solutions we're debating.
I'm confident that this HF will bring a lot of new users and incentivize to have SP and participate in the platform. This is nothing compare to the potential of "Communities" and "community-token + DEX, with Steem as base currency". Steem is definitely one of the best blockchain & cryptocurrency project running a working product for more than a year, being scalable with a great and talented community! The potential is huge...
There're many things about Busy I want to talk on my personal blog, and I'll take time to help you understand everything we're working on, new team, new designs, new release soon, so exciting ;)
- new design
- new strategy
- new workflow (scrum based)
- new team members
GARDENING - GROW YOUR OWN FOOD
I started a nice garden to grow my own food. Vegetables & fruits. I've seen some nice posts on Steem and it looks like you guys like it, so I'll definitely blog about that and explain my technique and post pictures.
There's a purpose to each of these 'rules' and together they make up a powerful and almost fail-safe method for successful gardening. It's a great method for new gardeners, people who have little time, and yield/quality can't be more awesome.
I use a Square Gardening method, growing in wood-Grow-box
- can be built almost anywhere.
- keep the hard subsoil damp and soft, allowing roots to penetrate subsoil.
- are not dependent on condition of local soils (less need to know about nutrient deficiencies or methods for improving problem soils).
- provide perfect drainage and aeration for roots and balanced feeding of plants.
- extend growing season, since artificial soils warm up quickly in springtime, boosting growth.
- act as a temperature regulator, since artificial soils keep roots cool in the summer.
- take up less space than regular soil.
- greatly reduce or eliminate weeds.
Some pics when I started 2 months ago
I have broccoli, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, melon, parsley, cabbage, cucumber, basil, strawberry, etc. Every day I have free fruits & vegetables, almost without any work... Will give you update and pictures of results
Hard fork your life and make a clear consensus between your mind and body, eat healthy food grown by your own, decentralize For a better life ;)
That's all for today, see you in the next episode