Showcase April - Thoughts from a Notepad

in #showcaseapril4 years ago

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The title of this post doesn't have to do with the physical place I'm writing the post from, I titled it like that because the Steem Blockchain is down. @gtg aka *Gandalf the wise yet a bit grey* came up with a solution and now the tech part of @ocd-witness aka @lemony-cricket is handling the replay. We'll miss a shiton of blocks just like every other witness other that Gandalf and even then, it still hurts. Thankfully the all-wise and a bit geeky devs analyzing and going through the code were able to identify where the glitch was and the blockchain was down around 28 hours.

I'm used to write my posts on @busy and browse on @steempeak but since I can't do it at the moment, I'm making do with what I have :D

These past 24 hours have been weird. I'm not used to not checking my cellphone every ten minutes or worrying about discord messages; I'm not really concerned about maximizing the VP from my own account (and my little trail), OCD or OCD-witness.

I've been playing Gods Unchained - an Ethereum based trading card game - and I'm becoming very addicted incredibly fast. The game is amazing and it reminds me of my youth years playing Magic:The Gathering. Man, I wish that game was based on the Steem Blockchain, if Steem Monsters is amazing, Gods Unchained is out of this world and I'm completely confident that if we had something like Gods Unchained on Steem, the moon would be reachable within this year.

The Meta Game is varied, there's plenty of strategies and deck arquetypes. The deck you use to play is made of 30 cards and it's very complex. I don't like making comparisons but one thing I was anxiosuly waiting for with Steem Monsters when it came out was the ability to interact with the cards in-game and not leave everything to chance or randomized. This feature hasn't come and I'm not really sure it will, so I decided to move on and Gods Unchained was there to welcome me. And I've been playing non-stop for the past 8 hours, I watched some movies and slept.

But enough of trading card games. Let's talk about some personal thoughts, shall we?

I've been searching for a Fiat job for the past months, but to be honest I haven't REALLY tried. I'm not sure about the reason behind this apathy or lack of drive to find a way of making money the normal way.

I need money. I don't want to spend my crypto to pay for my daily expenses, especially during the bear markets and the ultra-polar-grizzly-black-kodiak-panda-bear state Steem is at the moment. The problem is, or well, my problem is, I spent too long traveling and living on the tightest budget ever, moving around the world and always finding a way, but never really working - except mundane jobs that do not require a lot of skills (except people skills) - and to be honest, I'm not sure I can handle going back to a 9 to 5 office job surrounded by normies and having a normal job with no real adventures.

I'm used to having adventures, living a free life, answering to no one, having no real schedule but what/where/when my feet guide me.

I came back home around two, three weeks ago and I'm already suffering from withdrawal syndrome from adventures. I'm not made to stay in one place. I tried doing it in Austria a few months ago and I was going crazy. I'm doing it right now and I feel a bit anxious.

The same as with this Steem withdrawal syndrome. I couldn't stop checking my cellphone every ten minutes to see if there was any updates - even when playing in my laptop or watching a movie - about the status of our chain. For the past 12 hours I've been trying to vote from any frontend to try and keep OCD, OCDB, and my own VP from being at 100% but it wasn't until a few hours ago that (exactly from where I'm posting this) started working.

I have to admit I enjoyed/hated this "steem free day and a half" because it forced me to interact with other people and to do other things other than being on discord, steem and looking at my laptop.

The halt of the chain is indeed negative for Steem in so many ways that I don't even want to go there but, on the other hand, it gave all of us a day off to come back refreshed and ready to post, comment and engage the best way we can :)

This post was originally posted in September 2019 and it's part of my initiative called showcase April, where I'll post the best content I've done over the past three years.

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