Hello fellow Steemians,
Welcome to witness update. Every witness publish a regular report on his activity and I have to admit I have been “a bit lazy” on this specific task last times. I'm not the best to promote myself and my work. Time to do something about it.
Work done since my last post
The classic witness work
Of course, I run several Witness and Seed nodes, which were updated from hardfork to hardfork. Once more, thank you @someguy123! Steem-In-A-Box saved my times for upgrading my node.
My nodes have been running smoothly and I only missed a few blocks (my fault, I expected my nodes to resync faster between two block production and did not disable my witness while resynching).
I also worked a lot as a witness for the Golos network. Golos is the little Russian brother of Steemit. I have spend many hours (if not days) to help the Russian version of Steemit to grow and my involvement made me become the #1 witness on Golos, hence the reason I posted a bit less on Steemit.
But this does not mean that I do not work for Steemit, quite the contrary!
Technical work for the platform
Months ago, I created SteemSQL, a public MS-SQL Server database with all the blockchain data.
SteemSQL also had to be adapted to the many HF that have since occurred.
Here a link to the last update post. The post contains links to the introduction post and to the numerous update posts and gives a view of the complete history of the project.
SteemSQL is also becoming more and more popular and many people and projects now rely on SteemSQL for their smooth operation or to collect information on Steemit's activity.
As a result, the server undergoes a complete migration to a more efficient infrastructure in order to be able to cope with the growing number of requests made by users.
2. Scam Warning Bot
More and more scammers are popping out on Steemit and try to abuse naive users.
I am monitoring this malicious activity and created a bot that warn users, either with comments or micro-payments. I will mention the warning posts I published them again as I believe it is important that people are aware of potential scams:
- Scam alert and white hat counter-strike
- Phishing exploit has been stopped - Scammers thwarted!
- Potential scammer reported- @jones420
- Fake Steemit website try to steal your password!
- Phishing attack to steal your active key
- Potential scammer reported - @minnowpond
- Scammer reported - @russiann
- Scammer reported - @steemitrobot
UPDATE: One hour after publishing this post, I discovered and reported a new scammer:
I created the Steem Toolbar, a Google Chrome extension that helps you keep an eye on key indicators like Voting Power and STEEM/SBD exchange rate and allows you to permanently monitor these values while browsing the Steemit.com website.
The work for fun
The SteemitBoard Google Extention still allows you to quick jump to your board or any other user’s board.
SteemitBoard’s website has been revamped few month ago.
New event related badges have been created for:
- Steemit anniversary (1 year on Steemit)
- SteemFest 1
- SteemFest 2
- Saint Nicholas’ day
The social side
I am publishing a daily hit-parade dedicated to newcomers in order to help them and to put the spotlight on new emerging authors.
Many ranking post often speak about the best, topmost, well known, etc ... authors. They simply forget the newcomers who struggle to get noticed and appear at the top. I simply wanted to remedy this situation.
Before going to SteemFest 2 in Lisbon, I attended GolosFest in Moscow with @roelandp an @sneak. This was an amazing experience even if none of us was speaking Russian. They all were very welcoming and wanted to share and take benefit of our experience with Steemit.
As mentioned, I went to SteemFest in november. I was really happy to see all the Steemians I met at the first edition in Amsterdam. It was like meeting old friends I left few days ago.
I shared special moments with @allasyummyfood, @detlev, @everlove, @heiditravels, @jerrybanfield, @lukestokes, @mammasitta, @nelyp, @oroger, @poezio, @pollux.one, @quinneaker, @roxane, @saramiller, @sirwinchester, @t3ran13, @xroni.
If you are not mentioned in the above list, do not feel betrayed. I do not want to make this post TLDR; But every person I met at SteemFest, even if it was only a few minutes, is in my heart. And I am so grateful for the kindness that everyone has shown to me.
Finally, I couldn’t resists at the closing dinner to do a huge selfie session with all participants. The best way to have a souvenir of all of you.
Finally, let me give a big thanks everyone who support me as a witness. Thank you for your vote! I see it as a clear appreciation of my job. If didn't vote for me yet, please do it.
Thanks also to all those of you who follow me and regularly upvote my posts.
I am close to 6000 followers and I consider it an encouragement to continue the work I do for the community.
I wish you all an happy new year and all the best for 2018
I am currently ranked #54. Help me to raise my position and enter the top 50. Each vote matter!