My fellow Steemians,
Welcome to my weekly witness update. This is something I do every Friday as some other witnesses do too. Hopefully, this will keep my followers and the community up-to-date with what I've been up to. Ultimately, I hope I may gain your witness approval vote.
The template used here was devised by @jesta. And as always for witness update posts, I will use the Power Up 100% option.
1. Accomplished the week of 2017-01-27
- Started work on the next set of changes to the Steemit Welcome page. This includes adding the recently chosen banner image, which you can read about at Welcome to Steemit Page Banner - Winner Selected! Congratulations to winner @son-of-satire and runner-ups @rigaronib, @elewarne, and @oceansoul13 for all the beautiful submissions! I will also put up a table of contents of some sort. I will submit my code changes once they are finalized and ready.
- Upgrades and general maintenance on various servers that host public services. My RPC steemd node on ws://seed.bitcoiner.me and wss://seed.bitcoiner.me now goes through nginx set up as a reverse proxy for websockets connections. In case steemd crashes or is resyncing or replaying, nginx will at least keep a page up and responding. This configuration will allow for load balancing with multiple steemd instances as well. I have also updated my test sandbox/clone Steemit.com site test.bitcoiner.me to the latest master.
2. Upcoming projects/goals
- Continue to spend time on the Steemit.com codebase.
- Continue with @timcliff's wish list and trying to implement some of the items there.
- Continue being active on Steemit, Steemit Chat, and GitHub.
3. Thoughts from this week
This week saw things like trolling, spamming, and flagging wars, like the creation of @asshole who had flagged a lot of users after buying some STEEM from Bittrex and powering them up. It all seems sadistic and attention-hungry and pointless and just goes to show you how one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch.
However, there continues to be many great things on Steemit despite some problems.
Finally, thanks to everyone who have voted for me as witness. I am currently at rank 35! Thanks to all who support me and like what I do. It is all very much appreciated!
4. Previous week's update, other links
- bitcoiner - Witness Update #13 - 2017-01-20
- bitcoiner.me - Full Node Details, Live Node Test, Witness Posts, Worldwide Connections Map, Witness Schedule Live Visualization