Calibrae Day 2 Progress Report
is not so much to report today, apart from things not going so well, and the initial offer of places in the Calibrae database, to copy user accounts and balances into it.
As you can see, I have created a basic initial logo with text, over there on the top right, using one of my favourite fonts, the Ubuntu font.
Ubuntu is a concept that I want to implement with the Calibrae project - it basically means humans caring for humans. So for now, it will provide the font for this project's logo.
SS Steemit has hit the HF19 Iceberg, and is listing badly
I also learned how incredibly large the Steem blockchain has grown, so I decided to call a stop to any further accumulation of it, and put out the call for interest in having accounts replicated into the new chain, based on the snapshot of the Steem blockchain.
To be clear, HF19 simply made exploiting the chain more easy and profitable for everyone, instead of just the mostly premined whales, who have been milking every investor and sweat equity contributor for the last year.
Progress with the forking
I had to strip back the Git repository I made, because I need to have a legacy copy of Steemd in here, and to do that, required trickery with Git that I don't know how to do just yet, so, I have to start again, slowly.
I have all the assets saved that I was working on, and they will be re-integrated into the changed repository structure.
First thing I need to do, is get a fully functioning steemd that is happy to not update (I think, just remove its list of seed-nodes) while answering queries based on the data in the snapshot.
The users who are declaring interest, I will be adding them to a script that queries the frozen Steem blockchain, in order to generate the VESTS both liquid and vested, in their accounts, as well as grabbing their reputation scores, json_data, incept date, and all the data included in the user account entries in the blockchain.
I should have that happening tomorrow, and I will steadily add the list of users, and a list of new accounts related to these user accounts, as several interested users have said they want to have friends or family have new accounts within the new chain.
Calibrae needs workers
The most important thing that needs to happen now, is I need people to work with me on the fork. We need C++/Boost people, we need node.js/react people. They need to be willing to volunteer their time on this, unless someone is going to step up and donate funds to a pool. If that happens, we will also need a fund manager.
I have sufficient funding and motivation to bear with the 2-3 month timeline, but I'm sure that once more progress is made, people will be onboard SS Calibrae, in the engineering room and bridge, and we will sail this thing into the sunset.
Thanks to all the good people who are giving their moral support in this enterprise, and stay tuned for daily after-action reports from me as to what has been happening.