Here's a quick video update of what happened last night when the STEEM blockchain froze.
Getting three text messages all at once was certainly a freak out moment!
Finding new error messages in the logs I've never seen before was also quite interesting:
I was quick to jump into the Steemdevs Slack:
As well as the #witness steem chat:
I'm very thankful @andrarchy was available to send out this tweet to our community:
As I mentioned in the video, the witnesses and Steemit, inc did a great job working hard to get this chain back up and running as quickly as possible. Improvements I'd still like to see from Steemit, inc include a professional site down page that is immediately in place (instead of a generic
503 Error Response page) along with a status page people can go to with regular updates in real time as to what is going on. Some of this was mentioned 8 months ago. That said, they did Tweet this time and stay in close contact with the Witnesses as things were happening in real time. That's a big improvement.
Thank you all for watching/reading and for your support of my witness account!
As of this post, I'm currently position 10!
If you want to know more about what witnesses do check out:
You can read my witness announcement post here:
My previous witness updates:
- EOS Is Alive! Object Computing + STEEM? (June 14th, 2018)
- Updated lukestokes.mhth Witness Account Delegations (January 6th, 2018)
- Witness Delegation Plans for lukestokes.mhth (December 6th, 2017)
- Witness Update - lukestokes.mhth - December 1st, 2017
- Witness Update - lukestokes.mhth - October 26th, 2017
- Witness Update - lukestokes.mhth - September 2nd, 2017
- Witness Update - lukestokes.mhth - July 19th, 2017
- Witness Update - lukestokes.mhth - July 14th, 2017
- Witness Update - lukestokes.mhth - June 19th, 2017
- Witness Update - 6/6/2017 - More Human Than Human
I only post witness updates when I have something worth sharing, but I'm always available if you have a question or concern. I can be reached on Discord or Rocketchat.
Luke Stokes is a father, husband, programmer, STEEM witness, DAC launcher, and voluntaryist who wants to help create a world we all want to live in. Learn about cryptocurrency at UnderstandingBlockchainFreedom.com