Witness Declaration of @dimitrisp

in witness-category •  last year

Hey there!

Some of you may have seen my posts, most of you though, haven't.

You can see my original and short "introduceyouself" post here but you don't have to, as I'm about to give you a little more detailed "introduction".

I've also tagged this post as "introduceyourself" because it gives more info about me.


Basic Info about me

I'm Dimitris, I'm 28 years old from Thessaloniki, Greece. I have been using computers since I was 9 (it's been 19 years, wow), and I've been programming since I am 12. I'm no expert programmer, but I'm good at what I do. I am a professional web developer.

I also like managing servers (that's why you read this post right now, since I decided to start a witness server,) and for the past couple months I'm taking some video game development lessons (on hiatus, as for the past 3 weeks I'm working all day, and prefer to hang around here on the little free time I have.)

On a more personal and serious note, I'm battling Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive arthritis) caused after a combination of enteric infection and a much unneeded knee operation. I won't get into more details on this post. You can find more info in wikipedia (you can find a link at the end of this post)

Some of my hobbies: music (I play the guitar, the piano and I occasionally compose music), cryptocurrencies, blogging. In the past I was also a radio producer in a few radio stations in Greece.


Cryptocurrencies

When I first came across Bitcoin in 2013, I wanted to cash all-in, but I didn't have much money, nor a way to buy bitcoin. I bought my first bitcoin (or, better 0.1 bitcoin) in 2015 and started a small provably fair dice site. But fate was cruel, a couple of bugs appeared out of nowhere (figure of speech), and I didn't have time to fix them, so I refunded all the deposits, and closed down the site.

What little crypto remained for me, became Dogecoin, stored in an offline paper wallet. Right now I hold some SJCX, Dogecoin, BTC & ETH (oh, and steem/sbd obviously). Small amounts, that someday I dream to make them bigger. Enough of that though


Witnessing steemit!

I like steemit. I believe that I can contribute a lot to the community, and what a better way than starting a witness server? I intend to give back most of what I generate to various projects such as @minnowbooster and @minnowsupport that have helped me get a little kick-start. I already am a small investor on @minnowbooster, but I intend to help the project even more.

I intend to be a witness for as long as I can finance the server. Witnesses are an integral part of the Steem network. Their servers are processing the blockchain, which holds all the posts, transactions, upvotes, resteems, comments etc that you make. They also make the network secure (the more witnesses, the better), and set the price feed, interest rates and account creation fees.

If you want to learn more about witnesses, you'll find a link in the bottom of the post.


Server info

CPUIntel Xeon L3426
CORES/SPEED4 Cores @ 1.80GHz, up to 3.20Ghz with turbo boost
RAM16GB RAM + 4GB Swap
STORAGE2x1TB HDD in RAID1
BANDWIDTHUnmetered
PORT SPEED1GBit
LOCATIONParis, France

Here you can see the hamster taking a break from powering up the server after the initial seed was completed around Midnight of July 9th (1PM EEST)

I intend to get a better server at a later point that won't need hamsters and stuff to keep it powered up.


Vote for me please! :)

And now, we've come to the begging part! You've read my serious and silly post, and it's time to decide.

You can vote for a maximum of 30 witnesses. You probably have voted for 3, tops 4 witnesses. Care to make me No5? :) :)

You can vote for me (and anyone else who runs a witness server) here: https://steemit.com/~witnesses

If you don't see me on the Top 50 witness list (which won't happen anytime soon, there are a lot bigger contributors than me,) you'll have to go all the way to the bottom of the page, where it says:

If you would like to vote for a witness outside of the top 50, enter the account name below to cast a vote.

Type in my username: dimitrisp and then click "Vote".

or you can upvote for me from the console-based wallet like this:

vote_for_witness YOURACCOUNT dimitrisp true true


That's all for now. This was probably my longest post, and I owe you a big thank you if you made it to the end.


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I just discovered you! On the negative of steem we can not add up the rewards on a post older than 7 days(hopefully that will change soon). Make an update soon with a new post for your witness so we can upvote you ;)

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I actually find this a positive thing (rewards for the first 7 days). Otherwise you could write a hit post and make thousands of SBD without ever writing anything again, and we want people who take part in the community multiple times per week!

I will be doing a witness update post soon, stating what I've done in the past few days to help the community.

Thank you very very much! :)

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The 7 days is not bad , many witnesses just want to expand the period(me2). Of course after 7 days the rewards should be way less ;)

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Hmm, well it sounds interesting! When I first joined steem, you would get rewards in 24 hours, and then in a month if I recall correctly. The 2nd period's rewards though where pretty low.

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Before that it was even first payout after 7 days, second after 4 weeks if I recall correctly :)

Welcome as a witness btw, keeping an eye on you for my next round of #minnowwitness support.

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It would be nice if it got a little bit longer, or get a second payout period again but not for an extended time like it was (I think a month is a lot). At least for us minnows, it would be great!

Thank you for this! I appreciate the initiative about #minnowwitness, and you have my witness vote and my "follow"! We need more people like you in Steemit :)

Dude your security posts are great. This place needs more hacker security guys like us. 👨‍💻👨‍💻 you got my vote

Keep at it !

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Thank you for your vote and your kind words! I appreciate it :)

There will ALWAYS be a hamster powering the server, no matter how hi-tech the server seems.

Just read a bit about steem-witnesses and casted some votes for the first time. I voted you for your engagement in #greek-trail, for helpful posts, and for being a Σαλονικιός!

Now you can power your server with steem

welcome here @Dimitrisp :) Nice post, i will follow your account, please follow me.

Welcome and Thank You for being with us!! Following your Blog now

Welcome to Steemit @dimitrisp!
I'm a bot-helper, and I'm created to help. Congratulations on the registration on Steem - you really like it here! If you like me, make an upvote of my comment and follow me. Your upvote will allow you to give more money to new users, such as you. Let's make Steem better together!
I follow you, and to get more upvote and resteem - follow me!
All the money I earn will be donated to charity.
Steem on!

@dimitrisp voted for you and following you to read more good stuff!

Welcome :) I still have some votes left, so I gave you one. I'll follow and am curious for future content.

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Thank you very much :)

Great post , thanks for sharing
Uproved & Followed

Hey! Enjoy steemit!! Followed. Follow me back 😘

Hello fellow steemian! @nezbong here! I am pretty new myself and just wanted to welcome you to the steemit platform. Let me know if you need any help figuring stuff out. I know it was hard for me at first. I am up voting your post and following you. Look forward to keep up with your progress!

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I've downvoted your comment for the following reason:
When I posted my "introduceyourself" post, you followed me, and I followed you back because I liked some of your content. A couple of days later you unfollowed me. That's not bad on it's own. But as soon as my witness declaration was posted you re-followed me. and I had a look at your follow/unfollow patterns, and you do that on purpose.
And it's also obvious that you don't really read what my post said, you just followed blindly.

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thanks for your observation, you protect steem that way, thanks.