gtg witness log

in witness-category •  25 days ago

Thank you all for supporting me as a witness, even though I'm really bad at writing my updates.

Witness Observatory
Roque de los Muchachos Observatory, La Palma, 2017

Remember, remember, the first days of November

SteemFest2 is coming to Lisbon.
I'm going to be there, too. If you want to attend, you still have a chance, however, "Minnow" tickets are no longer available, so you will need to buy at least "Regular" tickets (which are still only 50% of cost price).
Discount codes (10%-15%) for flights are still available for those using the Official SteemFest² Carrier: TAP Portugal.
To support the event, consider buying a "Platinum" ticket or sending funds to @steemfest.
To support Travel Reimbursement Fund, consider sending funds to @t-r-f or don't apply for it so that others that are in need can split your share of reimbursement.

I'm also donating 50% of my liquid rewards from witness updates including this one to support @steemfest.

SBD peg

I'm using a non-zero sbd_interest_rate, at 1%

Exchanges

Poloniex seems to be back on track, so it might be a good idea to take it into account while providing price feeds.
Bittrex and Blocktrades work as usual without problems. The only reason why mention them is to avoid a situation in which one exchange that had problems was mentioned, while others were not. :-)
It is also worth mentioning that thanks to cooperation with Bittrex, UPbit is now supporting both STEEM and SBD in pairs with BTC and KRW.

Missed blocks

As some of you might have noticed, I have recently experienced occasional missed blocks.
That's only 0.0003% of the blocks that I was supposed to generate this week, but still, it's more than zero.
Fortunately, those blocks were not lost in vain and will eventually lead to reliability improvements.

DDoS, phishing, scam and all different kinds of abuse

The Steem platform is growing and attracting more and more users. That comes at a price. Many different abusers will sooner or later discover Steem, and we need to be ready and aware of dangers.

Be safe
Treasure your passwords /パスワードを大切に by @fukako

Here are some tips:

  • Make a backup of your Master Password or Owner key.
  • Keep them safe. That means: OFFLINE.
  • Use your Active Key only when you have to:
  • For day-to-day actions, use only Posting Key (posts, comments, upvotes)
  • When entering your Key or Password make sure that you are on a proper site (check the address bar!)
  • Never share your Key or Password with anyone.
  • Never use applications or sites that sends your password over the Internet (Please note that the Steemit website use your keys locally in your browser. They should never leave your device.)
  • If you are not sure whether or not application or site handle your keys properly, do NOT use it.
  • When making transfers, double check your transfer destination. A single letter mistake is enough to make you lose your funds.
  • Exchanges never ask for your Steem keys or passwords.
  • When you communicate outside of Steem, make sure that person you talk to is the one they claim to be. For example: currently steemit.chat usernames might not match Steem usernames!
  • If you think that your Key or Master Password might be compromised - change it immediately.

Full API node

A full node with public steem API
It's available at: https://gtg.steem.house:8090

Currently my shared memory file for such node (without account history filtering) takes 151GB and the blockchain itself 38GB

The node is running v0.19.2, built with:

CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE = Release
LOW_MEMORY_NODE  = OFF
CLEAR_VOTES      = OFF
SKIP_BY_TX_ID    = ON

Available APIs:

public-api = database_api
public-api = login_api
public-api = account_by_key_api
public-api = network_broadcast_api
public-api = tag_api
public-api = follow_api
public-api = market_history_api
public-api = raw_block_api

As mentioned before, I'm going to improve the whole infrastructure by implementing data services and a JSON-RPC 2.0 reverse proxy, so if your service depends on my node, please make sure that you are following my updates and that you can adapt or switch to a different node in time.

If you are running a project that depends on my node, feel free to contact me when you encounter any issues or you need a dedicated node.



If you believe I can be of value to steem, please vote for me (gtg) as a witness on Steemit's Witnesses List or set (gtg) as a proxy that will vote for witnesses for you.
Your vote does matter!
You can contact me directly on steemit.chat, as Gandalf



Steem On
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Probably the best example for a witness position.

Dat glorious hair!

If I hadn't already given you my vote I would upvote you just for the hair

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I have to agree, that photo is savage. You are a wizard in multiple ways @gtg 😎

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A white horse and a wand would finish it

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I've rented a white equivalent of 150 horses (all hooves drive) to get there.

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That does the job too :)

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That would be too cliche 🐐

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or a giant eagle instead of a horse...

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Thank you :-)

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i like to witness you. bt i need your support. @gtg @reggaemuffin

Good luck and God Bless for the steemfest sir!

Great article though..thanks for the update..

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Thank you :-)

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It's my pleasure sir @gtg

Thank you for all you doing gtg and save travel to SF2.

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Thank you :-)

Have fun in SteemFest Land!

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Thank you :-)

Thanks for the update man. Wish I were going to steemfest, would have loved to meet ya in person. One of these years I will get to one, or at least to some function where I can chat face to face with some of the great people I've come to respect around here. Keep up the awesome work.

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Thank you :-)

Pleasure to meet you today~!!
You awesome guy ~!

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Likewise :-)

Good @gtg and luck for witness category.

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Thank you :-)

Roque de los Muchachos Observatory, La Palma, 2017..the pic wwoooww its awesome..cant say anything..that black and white colour scheme, your steemit logo white T-shirt and your back facing look..ohh marvelous.. specially @gtg your stunning hair..

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Thank you :-)

Amazing post, you are N° 3 its great , i just voted you as witness thanks for the support

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Thank you :-)

Very useful and interesting information for securing steemit accounts. thank you!

I'm sorry, I'll never trust Poloniex in a million years, ever again.
Where is your wizard staff? Lost in the wind? 🤔

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Airline luggage limits.

Thanks Gandalf, we need a place to pin that security advice :)

Dont mind you missing some blocks from time to time, that is what allows us to witness some when we are above the 100th position :)

A warm thanks for sharing this post and attending Steemfest... Best of Luck

Yaaaaaaaaas, first vote (I think) epic picture. Could never not support what you do for steem.

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Thank you @reggaemuffin, also for supporting my RPC node.

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Your RPC node saved my ass multiple times, that was the minimum I could do 😅

Thank you for posting such an informative post! Have fun at Steemfest and safe travels!

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Thank you :-)

thx for your save tips, Steem On!

I have known you since day one. You may not remember now. Stay awesome though

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Thank you :-)

You are my number #1 witness 😘😘😘 see you soon!

Good work !

Lovely post bro

Wow, that's Awesome :)

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What exactly? :-)

nice info,@gtg,hope you can visit me @randymarktorres and get upvoted,,thanks

Sir please give me upvotes and follow me

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Sending unrelated comments like this is not a best idea to gain audience. Neither copy&pasting articles is (like you did for example for SteemFest). Create original, high quality content to have a chance (and for your own sake, remove all that copied content while you still easily can).

awww got to goo I miss you already! Have a blast for me! :) Steemfest 3 here we come!

good post my friend

Very good job. Interesting information. Great article.Good luck. Thanks for sharing

very nice hello my posts upvote in followe me thanks

very nice hello my posts upvote in followe me thanks

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very nice hello my posts upvote in followe me thanks

Found your post interesting to read, i cant wait to see your post soon, good luck for the upcoming update. The article is really very interesting and effective.

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please follow me............
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good article
@anis365

nice post. upvoted

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i like your post

You are always a good witness that is why you are voted

i like to witness you. bt i need your support. @gtg @reggaemuffin

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Hello friend, I liked your post was clear and simple. You have my humble vote and I follow you! I have a question to see if you can help me?

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Sure, feel free to ask. Best way would be probably through steemit.chat.

RPC node continues to kick ass.

THx for the witness update. Fantastic that you missed so many blocks. I hope I keep my 0 missed blocks for a long time

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Good luck with that :-)

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Thx, I was mentioning that you missed so less blocks.. And that with he amount you create.. So sorry that I formulated it wrong.

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Don't worry, I guessed the intent :-)

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thx, congrats with block 17000000 . Nice. I hope i will produce exactly 18000000

this is nice post
plz follow me and upvote my posts plz plz plz ......
thank you

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But not nice enough to upvote, right? ;-)
Follow and upvote? Sure, I would, trouble is: Rule #1: Spammers lie.
Your introduction and profile is fake, and your content is copy&pasted.
That's not how you can succeed on Steem.

Great informative post.

Good information...