Hey Again Steemitizens!
Introducing Steem.Agency: Communities & Tools for STEEM Users
Today, @RhondaK and I are excited to announce https://Steem.Agency where we are introducing some cool new tools for steem users, as well as links to more information about each of our individual and witness team projects.
[EDIT] - This appeared in the @SteemStarNetwork discord, within minutes of the announcement going public haha!
Ha! Thanks @gktown! Great endorsement!
Some of you may recognize the underpinnings of the dead follower system as similar to the service provided by now mostly dormant steem user @mynameisbrian.
Recently, I contacted Brian, to ask if he planned to resurrect this long dead and since deprecated project which no longer was working correctly. He had no plans to do so, so he and I arranged for me to prolong it's lifespan by repairing and updating it with some much needed features.
There is still even more in the works even now (like bulk multi-selection unfollowing and more) but it's ready for rudimentary use and already super informative about your actual reach and useful to quickly prune "wasted follows".
Also, because I'm always doing this conversion, I built the "Lambo Calculator" which will give you the current spot exchange USD value for any amount of either STEEM of Steem Backed Dollars (SBD) using prices in real time from "cryptocompare.com" which in turn aggregates real time data from multiple exchanges for average pricing for basic estimates at any given time.
Remember though, kids, don't rely on these numbers for anything you might wanna sue me over, but for a quick casual not-something-you-can-sue-sircork-for check on how much money you've got in your steem or sbd wallet, it's not entirely horrible data to use.
Yep, so in addition to handy links to our blog accounts, a way to vote for us with one click, copious information about our communities, projects and charities and other stuff like that, you can always just play with the first toys, of many to come:
Come find out:
- Are you wasting your "follows" on inactive users?
- How many people are you really reaching?
- How much USD money is your steem or sbd worth? Is it Lambo time yet?
Consider all of this to be just the "first draft".
There is much more to come, in the weeks ahead. I finally got the urge to do some programming, somewhat inspired by the nudge of @RoelandP, both in part because of his recent inspiring release of http://solicitingpower.com and because he later that day, quizzed me by DM about my coding skills, something that has been part of my life, hobby, career and existence since I first learned BASIC on my TRS-80 coco in 1982 or so.
As for the witness business.
Our 128gb server hums along. Like many others we missed one block this week, during the block packet storm outage midweek. I got a notification on the first block missed, shelled in, reset things and we were fine within 3 minutes. I actually beat the killswitch to the job. So that felt very haxxorish and stuff.
Otherwise witnessing is witnessy. Everyday we be validatin' your blocks like clocks.
I am upgraded to 19.3, and ready for 19.4. We expect our ram and cpu resources to be far over adequate and nearly overkill for many months to come. Merrily we hum along, machine-wise.
Out and About
I attended the Steem Witness Panel in the Steemit Ramble discord, hosted by @ShadowsPub, attended by almost 20 witnesses throughout the day and broadcast live on @SteemStarNetwork. It was awesome. About 100 people attended in various stages throughout the lengthy discussion. Lively debate, and civil discourse ruled the day. Good stuff, everyone!
I am going to Nashville, TN, one of my "home towns", where my 25 year old daughter and much of my extended family like cousins, aunts and uncles, happen to live in May, during which I will be attending what appears to be a growing meetup originally planned as just a small #TheAlliance friends gathering, now taking on steem like crazy.
During that, I will be filming an episode of Hots or Shots, with @jonny-clearwater and I am much excite about that.
@YouAreHOPE Foundation has been doing a TON lately, as well as having some very generous donors. Thanks to all involved in making ALL we do happen, with the power of steem exclusive, block chain transparent, worldwide humanitarian aid, delivered via steemian Agents of HOPE serving as boots on the ground, in country across economically disadvantaged regions, fueled by community love and generosity.
@TARC had been fighting for animal rights in Tazewell with the on-going story of the local dog murdering animal abuser who was reported in the community where her large scale rescue operation is located. TARC also continues to be grateful for your ongoing community support as well, and the pups, pigs, racoons, goats and cats and birds and... all the critters at the rescue, all send loud, friendly, grateful noise in your direction at the same time. Enjoy that. That's what it's like at TARC every day!
On the broadcast front
@SteemStarNetwork continues to forge new ground with our latest serialized sci-fi show called Space Carries Adventures In Space - which is coming up on a critically acclaimed episode three already by @carrieallen on her show Mission Control Mondays, as well as new dramatic and comedy segments on Friday nights with SteemStar After Dark which premiered this week.
Our other on-going shows remain popular as well, such as, Pimp Your Post Thursday with @ShadowsPub, which is famous now, Mission Control Monday's with @CarrieAllen which just got Curie'd for her first episode of her all original and incredibly awesome and hilarious sci-fi radio drama comedy adventure Space Carrie's Adventures In Space...
...and of course great shows of all types from the likes show hosts such as:
@crazybgadventure, @rhondak, @carrieallen, @chrisroberts, @nnnarvaez (in Spanish!), @ethandsmith, @patrice, @damianjayclay, @richardcrill, @seablue, @jonny-clearwater, @littlescribe -- and me, as usual, always in the mix, keeping the station engineering under control, and doing shows here and there along the way like Steemitizens of Steem where anyone can take the mic and drop it, or the YouAreHOPE Transparent Town Hall meetings with the community right before @Patrice comes on with Trash Talk - The show about the SteemCleaners project.
I guess that's about it for now!