jesta witness update - 2016-08-26

in #witness-category4 years ago

A busy, but good week. steemdb launched, steempress is finally getting love again, and I've actually setup a demo of steempress on was my old, old blog and has now been repurposed to be my "witness blog". steempress has been configured on this website to watch my account, and display any posts with the witness-category tag. In fact, this post should be showing on the top there right now!

1. Accomplished the week of 2016-08-26:

2. Upcoming projects/goals

  • Continue working with @dudutaulois and @pkattera on implementation of their steempress themes. Once I have the code and two working prototypes, I'll be making an announcement with two live demo sites showing it off.
  • More pull requests to the repository are coming. I'm picking simple, but somewhat time consuming tasks that I can accomplish to help reduce the load from the core devs.
  • I have some additional things I'd like to add to steemdb, as suggested by the community. Some time over the next week or two I'll be working on that.
  • will soon be inheriting chart/historical data from steemdb!
  • I am working with my business partner to formulate a plan involving steem. Will be presentable hopefully in the coming weeks.

3. Thoughts from this week

My excitement for the project continues to grow - some of the SIP (Steem Improvement Proposal)'s that @dantheman has posted on github look incredible. I hope to be involved in a number of their discussions and contribute however I can. Some of the opportunities that these ideas could create are truly awesome. Kudos to the steem devs for continuing the evolution of this platform.

I'd also like to give a shoutout to everyone currently contributing meaningful conversations and information about the witness program itself. The guys over at @steemsmart interviewed @pharesim earlier this week, there was a lot of good information around the topic.

Other than that, I haven't had any specific burning topics on my mind this week though, it's been incredibly busy with real life and what you see above. Over the course of the next month I'll be moving, so it's about to get even busier.

4. Previous week's update

Update for the week ending 2016-08-19

Finally, don't forget to vote for witnesses here.


You just got me thinking... I've so far only voted for a handful of witnesses. I think I'll use steemdb to figure out who those people voted for and make some similar votes this weekend. Thanks for all you do, @jesta.

So if on your journey researching witnesses you run into information you'd want expanded, please let me know. That kind of feedback is invaluable ;)

Will do. You probably don't want to reproduce everything here, but I do think a link to their witness post may be helpful. Or maybe if there was a way to keep track of their latest updates. Anyway, I'll ping you if I think of anything.

Heh, I actually did on ;)

But yeah I'm with you - it would be nice to see all the witness updates in one place, not just their announcement thread.

Ah, nice! I think I missed that as I was focusing on who you had voted for. Dang, it's already 1am. Why am I still awake? That seems to be the question I keep asking myself since Steemit entered my life. Hahahah.

keep it up the good work @jesta 8]

great job @jesta makes it better. Thank you

Thanks for the update! Could you please add a link to the github thread for the SIP project? I'd like to read it 😀

There's a bunch in the github issues, here's a link with the proper search:

only picking on you because i saw it in that link for the first time.

What do you think of witnesses being able remove votes from users.

Are you're referring to SIP - Witness Police of Abusive Voting (#323)? If so - I haven't fully decided where I fall on it. I feel right now with the current landscape of witnesses that feature could be abused (because it's a network of people who know each other), but overall I think some sort of protection mechanism needs to be in place. I am hoping some discussions occur and more thoughts are given so I can make an educated decision as to whether I'd support it or not.

What I will say though is that the solution outlined in that SIP is proactive, as far as I know, because this hasn't occurred yet. It also may not be needed in the foreseeable future. If both of those statements are true, I think development efforts should be focused elsewhere on more pressing concerns.

If you're talking about something totally, different, I apologize and none of what I've said matters to this conversation :)

yeah that was the one.

IDK, hearing the term "abusive voting" just gives me the chills kind of.

I'd certainly be interested in checking out that deployment script! I'm hoping to have time to work on my bajillion-core Steem Plant this weekend...

Nice work! Thanks for the update.

Happy Friday!

" will soon be inheriting chart/historical data from steemdb!"
This is awesome!
It would be great in you could fuse both at some future date.
Keep the good work!
You got it! :)

I'm really considering that option. It might be possible that steemstats could just turn into an overlay/account page on a steemdb type site.

@jesta Hey man, you seem to have huge knowledge on how to program on steem. I am trying to start doing so but struggle to find the right informations on how to start and what to download and install. Could you help me out?

It depends on what you're trying to do. If you're looking at making some front javascript interfaces for a website that uses the tech, jump on steemjs, node.js is covered by another steemjs, and @xeroc has a slew of python libraries to help get started on that end.

If you're just looking to setup a server to interact with, I've got a guide for that too.

There's a ton of directions to go, without more info, I'm not sure where to direct you :)

OK: Just because I wanted to practice that, I plan making no profit with it: Writing an upvote bot that evalues the potential of a post by lets say the amount of followers that the author has, the length of the title etc. Preferably in Javascript ;) And thank you for this amazing reply! :)

I'd totally recommend piston then, but it's in python. He even has an example voting bot that shows some of the basics. If you're up to the challenge, I'd recommend that route. I'm not sure if many example bots exist in JS :)

Thats perfectly fine, I'll go and learn python then. Understanding of code is the same I just have to write it different :D Thank you very much for your advice!