As part of my witness campaign each week I try to throw together a post outlining what's been going on in regards to development of the various projects as well as going-ons in regards to STEEM, it's users and the runnings of our wonderful decentralized network.
This Week as STEEM Witness
Overflow Nearly Doubles Missed Block Count.. D'oh!
Woke up from a lovely mid day nap 6 days ago only to find that my main witness server had used up all it's shared memory file allocation and was hemorrhaging blocks.. In total 77 blocks failed to be created that I was scheduled to create! The failover script I had been using failed to trigger my signing key to the backup I have in place. Ended up writing a small nodeJS script in hopes that it would prevent this from happening in the future.
Alerted Users of Phishing Attempt
Nothing more I hate than people who would rather attempt to steal from others instead of put in work.. After receiving a phishing attempt in a memo it was my duty to create a post warning my fellow user not to go to the site they were trying to funnel victims into.
Hopefully by posting I saved someone from falling for this terrible attempt to steal users credentials. Remember to always be careful when following links sent by anyone!
Witness Server Sentry v0.0.1 Released
After the overflow blunder causing me to miss blocks mentioned above set out to create a script capable of monitoring lost blocks and switching over signing keys automatically. Witness Server Sentry v0.0.1 is just that, a one time use failover script written in nodeJS + steemJS to help witnesses not miss precious STEEM blocks! Now open source!