My fellow Steemians,
Welcome to my eighth witness update. I do these weekly on Fridays as some other witnesses do, so I may keep my followers and the community up-to-date. Hopefully, this will show that I strive to be an active and reliable witness and that I may hopefully gain your witness approval vote.
I will use @jesta's template for these witness updates as he is awesome. And as always for witness update posts, I will use the Power Up 100% option.
1. Accomplished the week of 2016-11-11
- Monitored all my steemd nodes after upgrading to the hardfork 0.15.0 last week. Luckily, there haven't been any problems with this release.
- Renewed all my infrastructure for the next month, including my dedicated witness node, public seed/rpc node, and test sandbox. Costly. I'm currently paying everything out-of-pocket as I haven't withdrawn anything from my Steem wallet ever and do not plan to for a while.
- Did some more learning on various web technologies and languages like Bootstrap and React. I plan to get up to speed so I can be more effective in contributing to the Steemit.com codebase and other projects.
2. Upcoming projects/goals
- Follow up on the "Welcome to Steemit" code submission and make any changes from feedback received from review.
- Get ready for the 0.16.0 hardfork.
- Continue with @timcliff's wish list and trying to implement some of the items there.
- Continue with Steem-related web projects and have announcements and demos.
- Continue being active on Steemit, Steemit Chat, and GitHub.
3. Thoughts from this week
We now have profile pictures! This will make for a better social experience. Of course, there are many more UI changes to be desired.
There have been many thought-provoking posts from this week, here's a few:
- Steemit – We have a Problem
- Can anything ever be truly "FREE"?
- Can Reputation Be Evaluated And Rewarded Directly With Money?
STEEM is close to pre-rally prices of $0.10 since the rally last week. At least this brought exposure to the crypto community. In addition, SteemFest is happening this weekend!
As for the Steem Economic Changes Update by @dantheman, many witnesses have expressed their views on each change. I am basically in agreement or neutral on every point. The only one I am against is the change to the mining rewards. There are basically two people dominating the miner queue, and under the new changes, will be paid five times more than a top 19 witness.
Finally, thanks to everyone who have voted for me as witness. I am currently at 42! 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 #7 - 2016-11-04
- bitcoiner.me - Full Node Details, Live Node Test, Witness Posts, Worldwide Connections Map, Witness Schedule Live Visualization