Witness pfunk

in witness-category •  3 years ago  (edited)

Hey Steemians, pfunk here, a smaller holder of vests/SteemPower asking for your modest votes. Steem has been a learning experience for me. I've used Linux before and used the terminal quite a bit yet never made the full jump to commandline-only until Steem gave me the motivation to do so. Although I stumbled at first, letting a misunderstanding with libboost get in the way of mining until just before the PoW-for-STEEM period ended, I've learned quite a bit about Steem and its ins and outs.

Due to my inexperience with administration as such I do not think I am qualified yet to be an always-on witness. However I have been running a Steem node while mining without break since I first got it compiled and I plan on doing so indefinitely. So I ask for your vote because I would like to have a higher chance of being a backup witness and increase my stake in the Steem network.

I plan on keeping my node running indefinitely because I see good potential in Steem and Steemit. It runs on a dedicated machine running a 3.7GHz Xeon 4 core/8 thread CPU, 16GB memory that I can expand to 32GB if needed, and can easily expand storage to multiple terabytes if needed. Should there be a hardware fault it can be replaced quickly.

The authors have thought the design through well enough that it could become a large platform, and I would like to help it happen. Since learning that the April 30th fork enabled mining and witnessing simultaneously, I have set my account creation investment (miner-account-creation-fee) to 10 steem and have published SBD price feeds as well. My contributions so far to help bootstrap Steem/Steemit have been contributing to the discussion in the Steem slack channels, posting ideas and things that I find interesting while at the same time testing, and upvoting quality posts and content.

Inexplicably a handful of people have already voted for me as a witness. Thank you very much to those who have voted for me without any prompt!

Thank you for reading, and if you approve of me as a backup witness please enter this into your cli_wallet console,

vote_for_witness youraccount pfunk true true
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@pfunk Are you still running as a witness? I will vote for you if that is the case. Cheers!

Yes, you can see my more up to date witness posts at the top of my blog. Thank you :)

Voted for you :)

  ·  last year (edited)

Thanks! Actually the last transaction of yours looks like it unapproved. So if you'd like to vote for me, you'll have to hit that upvote button on the witness page one more time. (Just once :P)

  ·  last year (edited)

The vote synced. It was the @ symbol I was missing.